Around 20% of drivers coming for practical driving test who have special needs will be discriminated against because they suffer from a variety of issues as a result of ASD; ADHD; ASPERGERS; DISPRAXIA; DYSLEXIA etc. The plans have been poorly thought out – the consultation was not detailed enough – even though organisations were consulted – but not listened to, as usual!!
This is a very stressful time for anyone taking an examination – let alone a driving examination that for most will have life changing consequences – pass or fail. Putting such an insensitive insert into the practial examination, which appears to be a one size fits all, will do nothing for Road Safety but everthing for raking in additional fees for all those who fail because of their illness or disability.