Men are more successful at passing their driving tests at Hastings test centre than women, according to the latest figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. Between April 2017 and March 2018, 46.8 per cent of men who attempted the practical test managed to pass, while 41.5 per cent of women were successful.Across that period Hastings test centre carried out 4,171 tests – 2,243 for women and 1,928 for men.There were 1,834 passes, at a rate of 44 per cent. That’s lower than Great Britain’s average of 46 per cent.The test centre with the highest pass rate was Golspie, in the Scottish Highlands, where more than three quarters of learners were awarded their licences, while in The Pavilion, in Birmingham, less than a third were successful, making it the toughest.On December 4 last year the driving test was changed, with many observers saying the new test is tougher than the old one.Learners now must navigate for 20 minutes using a sat-nav, and explain how to … [Read more...] about Men have higher driving test pass rate at Hastings test centre
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Men are more successful at passing their driving tests in Grimsby than women, according to the latest figures. A study of insurance deals shows that men often pay higher premiums than women as they have more accidents, although pricing differently based on gender was banned by the EU in 2012. However they appear to be better drivers, at least when they take a test, than women. Figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency show that, between April 2017 and March 2018, 47.1 per cent of men who attempted the practical test managed to pass, while 43.8 per cent of women were successful. Across that period Grimsby Coldwater test centre carried out 4,995 tests - 2,619 for women and 2,376 for men. There were 2,266 passes, at a rate of 45.4 per cent. That's lower than Great Britain's average of 46 per cent. The test centre with the highest pass rate was Golspie, in the Scottish Highlands, where more than three quarters of learners were awarded their licences, while in The Pavilion, in … [Read more...] about Driving test pass rates in Grimsby revealed
‘Many candidates have no clue about the difference between third and fourth gear so they don’t know how to change gears,’ Nathalie Dingeldein of driving test organisation CBS told public broadcaster NOS. The penalty for people who turn up underprepared for the test is a month’s wait for a second chance, the CBR said. According to NOS, many candidates barely make it out of the CBS premises without committing a fatal error, having convincing a compliant driving instructor that they can take the test after only a few lessons, while others choose a driving school that is not right for them. … [Read more...] about Dozens of driving tests abandoned because of hazardous learners
LEARNER drivers can now practice their skills on Britain's motorways before they get their full license. Here we look at why the new rules were implemented and what the road safety minister has said about them... When will learners be allowed on motorways? Learners in England, Wales and Scotland are now allowed to take lessons on the motorway. They must be in a dual-control car with an approved instructor to do so, of course. In the past, only those who had passed their tests could drive on the motorway but the government says it will help them gain vital experience. Road safety minister Jesse Norman said: "Britain's roads are among the safest in the world, but road collisions remain the second biggest killer of young people. Will motorway lessons be mandatory? All motorways lessons will be voluntary. It will be up to the driving instructor to decide when the learner driver is competent enough to have a motorway lesson. Trainee driving instructors will not be allowed to take learner … [Read more...] about Are learner drivers allowed on motorways, what are the rules for motorway lessons and is it in the driving test?
PASSING your driving test isn't easy with around half of all learners failing every single year. But some manage to walk away with a full licence with just a few minors. Here's everything you need to know... How many minors and majors are you allowed in a driving test? There are three types of faults a person can make in a driving test. These are: Dangerous - This involves danger to the examiner, the driver, the public or property Serious (major) - This is when the driver does something potentially dangerous Driving fault (minor) - This isn't potentially dangerous but could be a serious fault if it keeps happening Drivers on their test can make no more than 15 minors and absolutely no majors or dangerous faults. How many lessons do you need to pass? Most people take around 40 hours of lessons although you can do an intensive course to get you ready in a matter of days or weeks. But be sure to take enough lessons before booking a test and ask your instructor for … [Read more...] about How many minors can you get in a driving test, how many lessons do you need to pass and can I change my test date?