Llandrindod Wells is home to Britain’s best drivers, according to Collingwood Insurance Services.
The Newcastle-based insurance intermediary examined the latest data from DVLA test centres across Britain and discovered the Welsh town returned the highest pass rate, with 73.19 per cent passing the test.
Of 593 conducted tests, a staggering 434 people passed with flying colours and subsequently ditched their ‘L’ plates. It has been Wales top test centre for many years.
The overall pass rate for Britain slumped to just 45.8%, representing the lowest pass rate since 2009-2010, when 45.9% of learner drivers successfully navigated their practical driving test.
We’ve even managed to answer the biggest question in driving — are men better drivers? The statistics show a 49.6% pass rate among men, with just 42.4% of women passing their test.
When you crunch the numbers, the statistics also show that Llandrindod Wells had the highest first rate pass rate nationally at 76.3% with the highest males (76.22%) and females (76.37%) first time pass rates also sitting their tests in the Welsh town.
Scottish learners appear to be the best in Britain with six locations — three in Angus — cropping up in the Top 10.
Montrose was the best of the rest behind Llandrindod Wells with a pass rate of 68.03%. Forfar and Arbroath featured at sixth and seventh on the list.
Alnwick enjoyed the highest male pass rate in England with 227 of 321 men — 70.72% — passing their test, compared to just 59.67% of women who took the test. The highest pass rate for women in Britain was recorded in Llandrindod Wells, where 204 of 294 women sitting the practical exam passed, representing a 69.39% pass rate.
The worst drivers in Britain are based in Birmingham according to the figures, with just 28.61% receiving a pass from their examiner.
Just one in four women (25.11%) who took their practical exam through Birmingham’s The Pavillion test centre passed, while the city’s South Yardley centre ranked as the second worst with just 27.96% of women passing.
If you are preparing to sit your driving test, it might be worth taking a trip to Wales or Scotland!