The huge differences between pass rates for would-be driving instructors training at different test centres hints at a gulf between examination standards, new analysis shows.
Car specialist AMT has used official statistics from the Department for Transport, which lists instructor applicants’ pass rates for every UK test centre over the past ten years with the toughest being Ashford, and the easiest Tunbridge Wells, 32 miles apart and both in Kent.
A majority of respondents to this month’s survey have indicated that they expect auction volumes to stabilise in February following an increase in supply during January, said Louise Wallis, Head of the National Association of Motor Auctions, commenting on the latest figures from NAMA’s market attitude survey.
Some 58% of respondents believe that volumes will stay the same this month, with a quarter estimating an increase, and 17% predicting a fall.
Across the UK, insurethebox data shows drivers are 15% more likely to have an accident during winter than in the summer.
The highest difference is in the West of England, where the chance of an accident increases by 28% and London sees the lowest change with accidents only 9% more likely in the capital during winter months.
US traffic safety officials have identified potentially dangerous issues with a number of Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Jeep Wrangler models.
Tens of thousands sold in the US are being recalledand some of the concerns may involve recalls in the UK for the relevant models.