Toyota iQ 'unsuitable' for driving test
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has banned the Toyota iQ from the practical driving test, according to Which?
The ban follows complaints about visibility from driving test examiners.
The Toyota iQ has full type approval for use on the road and is deemed safe by Euro NCAP, which awarded it the full five-star crash safety rating.
A DSA spokesperson said: “Most hatchbacks, saloons and estate cars are suitable for the driving test, but some models with good forward vision have large blind spots to the rear, giving examiners problems with observation.
“Vehicles for test must allow examiners all round vision to see approaching vehicles. The Toyota iQ has been risk-assessed and, for these reasons, is unsuitable for the practical driving test.”
The VW Beetle, Mini and Streetka are also banned.
Click here to read the full Which? news report.
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