Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

New driving theory test for island drivers

Learner driver
Image caption The new test has been developed on the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey

An updated driving theory test is being introduced to better reflect the demands of modern motoring in the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

The new test has been developed by infrastructure teams on the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.

A Manx government spokesman said it would highlight the unique aspects of island driving and the differences encountered in the UK.

The revised theory test will come into effect for learners from 4 September.

The computer-based test, which features multiple choice questions and answers and a section on hazard perception, must be passed before candidates can apply to take their practical driving examination.

Isle of Man Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne MHK said: "We are continually striving to improve driving standards in the Isle of Man to make our roads as safe as possible.

"I am delighted that we have been able to work in partnership with our colleagues in Jersey and Guernsey to develop this test to improve driving standards."

The new CD asks people which island they live in - and selecting the Isle of Man will ensure that no questions specific to Jersey or Guernsey will appear and vice versa.