The Daily Mail newspaper is reporting that the government is making a u-turn on an earlier decision to force driving instructors sitting in on tests as from October 2010.
I can't find anything about this on the dsa website, and the twitter channel has nothing either, so an official announcement is probably in the pipeline.
The Daily Mail is also suggesting that this removal of compulsary observers could also mean a speedup in the introduction of independent driving during the test. we will have to wait for the DSA to make it all official.
In the meantime, the advice I would give learner drivers is to continue working hard on those driving lessons, put in as much private practice as you can, and get the practical assessment out of the way before these changes are made to an already tough driving test.
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