It has been revealed that one learner driver took 21 practical tests in a year.



It has been revealed that a learner driver took 21 practical tests in a year.

After a freedom of information request, the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) released the information for the 10 most prolific candidates every year between 2009 and 2018. The driving pass rate is the lowest in a decade.

One driver passed on their 21st attempt in 2016, and a learner in 2018 failed 19 times before they passed. A learner failed all 19 tests they took in 2009, 2015 and 2017. A learner has to wait 10 working days between failing and taking their next test.

The DVSA that people should only attempt their test when they have gained a wide range of experience. And feel they are ready to drive safely and independently.

Other data from the DVSA showed that the car driving pass rate in 2018/19 was 45.8% which is the lowest figure since 45.3% in 2008/9.

How many times did you take your driving test?

If it was some years ago do you think you would pass the driving test today?


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