The Driving Test in 1935

The UK driving test was introduced on 1st June 1935.  Ford made this film, with commentary by Sir Malcolm Campbell, to reassure would-be drivers that the test was not something to fear.  His commentary is witty and the film shows some of the hazards a new motorist might expect to encounter on the roads of the 1930s:



In 2015, The One Show on BBC1 featured a piece regarding the driving test celebrating it's 80th anniversary, where they tracked down the son of Ronald Beere, the first person to take that new driving test in 1935:


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