Data has revealed how hard it is to pass your driving text at Pontefract and Featherstone test centres. Figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency show 41% of all learners passed their practical test at Pontefract between April and September 2018 while 39% of all learners passed at Featherstone.The average pass rate for test centres across Great Britain was 46%.The Pavilion, in Birmingham, was the toughest test centre, with 29% of drivers successfully getting their licences.Overall built up urban areas tended to have lower pass rates, while at quieter rural test centres learners appeared to find the exam easier. Gairloch, in the Scottish Highlands, has the highest pass rate, 81%.Pontefract test centre conducted 2,768 tests over the sixth-month period and 1,121 people passed. Featherstone test centre conducted 4,063 tests over the sixth-month period and 1,601 people passed.Historically men have paid more for car insurance than women as they have more accidents. But the figures … [Read more...] about How hard is it to pass your driving test at Pontefract and Featherstone test centres?
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Figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency show 44% of all learners passed their practical test there between April and September 2018. The average pass rate for test centres across Great Britain was 46%. READ MORE: Classic cars leave Doncaster to take part in the demanding 1,500 Monte Carlo rallyThe Pavilion, in Birmingham, was the toughest test centre, with 29% of drivers successfully getting their licences.Overall built up urban areas tended to have lower pass rates, while at quieter rural test centres learners appeared to find the exam easier.Gairloch, in the Scottish Highlands, has the highest pass rate, 81%.Doncaster test centre conducted 3,756 tests over the sixth-month period and 1,645 people passed.Historically men have paid more for car insurance than women as they have more accidents.But the figures show they have a higher pass rate.At Doncaster test centre, 46.3% gained their licence compared to 41.7% of women.Just over a year ago, the driving test was … [Read more...] about It has been revealed how hard it is to pass your driving test at Doncaster test centre
New data shows the best places in Nottinghamshire to take your first driving test - and the places you may want to avoid. The figures, published by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) shows the places across Nottinghamshire, where taking your driving test is more likely to result in positive outcome, first time. According to the figures, the Ashfield test centre, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, is the best place to go in the county if you want to pass first time. Additionally, you may want to steer clear of the Chilwell test centre in Beeston, which had the lowest rates. The UK overall pass rate for first-time test-takers dropped slightly from 47.1 per cent in 2016/17 to 46.7 per cent in 2017/18. At the Ashfield test centre, 4,268 people took their first-ever practical driving test in 2017/18 and 2,521 were successful. This means the centre had a pass rate of of 59.1 per cent for first-time test-takers which is significantly higher than the national average. Read More TRAVEL … [Read more...] about Here are the best and worst places to take your driving test in Nottinghamshire
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More than half of motorists screened during a summer crackdown on drug-driving failed roadside tests, figures have shown. An average of 37 drivers a day were caught driving under the influence of banned substances, or 57% of the 1,962 motorists tested. Data from 38 police forces in England and Wales, from 14 June to 15 July, show there was a wide gap between the numbers of people tested for alcohol and other drugs. During that period, 36,675 breath tests for alcohol were carried out, with 3,667 – one in 10 drivers – being either positive, refused or failed by the driver. Last year, 1,084 of the 2,022 tests for drug-driving came back positive (53.6%), while in 2016, 1,028 of 2,588 tests were failed (39.7%), figures from the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) show. Officers use so-called drugalysers to check for cocaine and cannabis after swabbing a suspect’s mouth, while a blood test can be used at a police station to check for ecstasy and heroin. They can be … [Read more...] about Half of summer drug-driving tests failed by motorists