As the driving test approaches its 85thbirthday on 16 March, a new look at pass rates has thrown up some wide differences.
Taking your driving test is a huge milestone in any motorist’s life, and while some are able to pass their tests the first time, most need a couple of attempts.
Just Tyres has analysed data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency to reveal which towns in the UK are the easiest, and most difficult, to pass your driving test, based on the most recent pass rates.
Easiest place to pass is in Inverary, Scotland with a 91.2% success rate and north of the border actually fills the 9 of the 10 places where L-plates are soon thrown away. The top place in England is Alnwick, also close to the Scottish border.
But the toughest test centre is in Rochdale, where just 31.3% pass first time.
In Wales, the best pass rate was 67.7% in Llandrindod Wells and the hardest was Wrexham with a 42.2% success figure. Cardiff and Swansea almost tied in the region with under 53% but Newport did worse at 45.4%. The full list for Wales is as follows: