Figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) show just 38 per cent of all learners passed their practical test between April and September 2017. The average pass rate for test centres across Great Britain was 47 per cent, with the highest pass rate in Golspie, in the Scottish Highlands, where 79 per cent of new drivers successfully received 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. The toughest place to pass was Erith, in south east London, where under a third of drivers got their licences. The Wolverhampton centre conducted 3,896 tests over six months and 1,478 people passed. Historically men have generally paid more for car insurance than women as they have more accidents. But the figures show they have a higher pass rate for the driving test. At Wolverhampton 43 per cent gained their licence compared to 34 per cent of women. And tests are likely to … [Read more...] about Wolverhampton test centre one of the hardest places in UK to pass driving test
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JOLYON PALMER might be in an elite band of 20 who can claim to be the best drivers in the world.But that was certainly not the case in 2008 at the Crawley Driving Test Centre after he failed his test for a driving licence.He also failed his second test too, something that still irks him as we discuss his driving history at his flat in Clapham that he shares with his sister. Keep up to date with ALL the F1 NEWSHe said: "It took me three times. I passed the theory first time. I booked the test so soon after my theory."I took a couple of lessons so I knew what the instructors were looking for, but it turned out to be a nightmare."The first time I failed, it was for cutting someone up at a roundabout and then jumping the lights."The second one, I kept it all squeaky clean and I was on for a good one when I came to a roundabout by the test centre."He was indicating to come off, so I went, but then he changed his mind and drove straight on and gave me a hoot, so I was pretty fuming at that. … [Read more...] about British star Jolyon Palmer is set to take F1 world by storm… but only after passing driving test at THIRD attempt
SINGER and American Horror Story star Lady Gaga has told how she got pulled over by police just two weeks after passing her driving test.The Pokerface hit-maker was driving around in Los Angeles when the boys in blue stepped in to deliver a ticking off for her not having her new number plates yet.Taking to social media, Gaga - real name Stephanie Germanotta - seemed somewhat blasé about the matter as she told her 61.4m Twitter followers about it.She tweeted: "Ya I got pulled over. Big deal! I just haven't received plates yet for my new pick up! (sic)."Earlier this month Gaga had shared her delight at finally passing her driving test at the age of 30.Uploading snaps to Instagram, she wrote alongside them: "Thelma and Puhleaaaze (And yes I FINALLY got my license after years of driving w an adult present and a learners permit). I'M FREE . . . Rollin w the homies. ..."Me at the DMV. SCHOOLS OUT ... And after I passed my driving test. PRAISE HIM … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga gets stopped by police two weeks after passing driving test
PASSING your driving test isn't easy - around half of all learners fail the practical exam every year.But that certainly doesn't mean it is pot luck if you pass as there are plenty of ways to increase your chances.There are also a whole heap of urban myths that surround the test - many of which are utter rubbish.But we're here to help. We teamed up with RED Driving School to provide you with some real world advice on how you can ditch the 'L' plates in record speed.And we've also looked at some the funniest reasons that learners have given for failing their test.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.That's the premise behind E4's new TV show - All Star Driving School - that puts celebs like Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison and former Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt through their paces.So what tips should you and the reality stars take - and what's best avoided?Don't rush it and budget for … [Read more...] about How to pass your driving test, when should I book my theory and practical and what are the weirdest reasons people have failed?
CONJOINED twins Abby and Brittany Hensel have revealed how they drive a car in an eye-opening video. The 27-year-old sisters share one set of legs and one set of arms, but they work together to complete everyday tasks, including driving, shopping and swimming. Speaking in a clip from their 2012 reality show, the girls explain how they drive a car - a mundane task made extraordinary by their situation. "I think we're good drivers, said the girls in unison." Brittany explained: "We have two licenses and when we got our driver's license we each had to take the test and we both passed. "When we drive Abby is control of the gas and the brakes and we both steer, and I'm in charge of the blinker [indicator]." Having to work in unison is one of the incredible feats of the popular twins, who have had to coordinate their movements and efforts since birth, learning how to crawl, clap and swim. But the girls have very different characters, with Brittany preferring country life and Abby liking … [Read more...] about Conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel explain how they drive a car