Driving instructor Nigel Harley, with his dog Daisy Picture: NIGEL FARLEY Archant Driving Instructors in Suffolk have raised concerns after a string of practical tests were cancelled in the Ipswich area. Driving instructor Nigel Harley says he has had a number of tests cancelled at Ipswich Driving Test Centre Picture: NIGEL FARLEYNigel Farley, who lives in Debenham, has been covering Ipswich and surrounding villages for 25 years.In that time he claims tests are usually only cancelled by examiners around once a year - but in the last five weeks, eight have been cancelled at the last-minute.Nigel Farley, who is based in Debenham near Stowmarket, said: "I should have had one today (Friday) but it was cancelled on Monday and has now been put back to August."She starts a new job on Monday and she is up the creek now."She has only found out a few days beforehand and has had the chair kicked out from under her."They don't take that into account. It's a serious problem."It has an effect on … [Read more...] about Why do driving tests keep being cancelled in Ipswich?
Scotland By Connor Gillies Reporter 8 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48909786 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A record number of people have been caught trying to cheat on their driving tests, BBC Scotland has found. … [Read more...] about Record number caught cheating on driving tests
PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 June 2019 Chris Murphy Belvedere is the most difficult place in the country to pass your driving test. Picture: Ken Mears Archant If you live in Belvedere and are wondering why you can't pass your driving test, it's because it is the hardest place in Britain to succeed behind the wheel. Belvedere driving test centre. Picture: GoogleThe national average of passes is just over 50 per cent. In Belvedere, tough examiners pass just 31 per cent of students.For many people, passing the driving test is one of the most momentous life experiences, but according to a new report, success can really depend on where you live.The researchers found it is a postcode lottery.Marmalade is a company supplying car insurance to young and learner drivers.It analysed 10 years of pass rate data supplied by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency from every driving test centre in the country to reveal the easiest and hardest places to take the test, and the best … [Read more...] about Belvedere the toughest place to pass driving test
If at first you don't succeed try, try again - but how many people in the East Midlands pass their driving test on the first attempt? New data from GoCompare has revealed that the East Midlands is the fifth-best region across the UK for driving test pass rates, with an average pass rate of 50 percent. The East Midlands pipped the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, South East, East, West Midlands and London for the title. The area with the highest pass rate is Scotland, followed by Wales, North East and South West. However, since 2014-15 the pass rate in the East Midlands has fallen by 1.10 per cent, making it one of eight regions across the UK that are also seeing decreasing pass rates.The data revealed that first time pass rates are also falling, with eight out of 11 regions seeing a decline in success in the last four years. As for national rankings based on first-attempt pass rates, the East Midlands is in ninth place, out of 11 regions in 2017 to 18 with a first time pass … [Read more...] about This is how the East Midlands ranks for driving test pass rates
X Factor star Molly Scott is continuing on the road to success after passing her driving test. The Easington teenager, who blew the country away with her singing talent on the hit TV show last year, passed her driving test first time after taking it earlier this week. The 17-year-old secured her full driving licence after just 16 lessons with instructor Dennis Young from L’s Away Driving School.The talented teenager started learning on February 27, this year, the day of her 17th birthday.And driving instructor Dennis, from Peterlee, couldn’t be prouder of the successful youngster.The 53-year-old said: “I have been teaching for 15 years and have 532 passes under my belt.“I have every pass written down as a record.“Molly started learning with me back in February this year, on the day of her birthday.“Her parents had the lesson booked six months prior after being recommended by friends and family. “She had around one lesson a week with me and … [Read more...] about X Factor star Molly Scott passes driving test on first attempt