End to Foreign Language Driving Tests
Transport Minister, Stephen Hammond has announced that from today (Monday 7 April), both theory and practical driving tests will only be available in English and Welsh.
These changes have been introduced to:
- improve road safety
- reduce driving test fraud
- improve social cohesion
This move follows last year’s public consultation into foreign language support for driving tests; more than 70% of responses supported removing foreign language voice overs and interpreters from tests.
Previously candidates could:
- take their car and motorcycle theory tests with a voiceover in 1 of 19 foreign languages
- use interpreters on theory tests and practical tests
Read the response to the consultation
Read the announcement