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News: Londoners least likely to pass driving test

Scots are most likely to pass, according to study


Londoners least likely to pass driving test

LONDONERS ARE least likely to pass their driving tests, according to a new study.

Data compiled by Privilege Car Insurance, shows that learners in Belvedere, South London have a pass-rate of just 31%. The second, third and fourth areas in which you’re least likely to pass are in London, too.

Scots, meanwhile, are most likely to pass with those in Kelso topping the table, with a 70% pass rate. If you live in Lochgilphead, you’re almost as likely to succeed behind the wheel with a pass rate of 69%.

It’s perhaps no surprise to Londoners that they face the toughest challenge, though – the sheer volume of traffic on the roads makes them much harder to navigate, according to Charlotte Fielding, head of car insurance at Privilege: “The general rule is that if you are driving on busier roads and complex road systems, your driving test is likely to be tougher.”

Highest pass rates

  1. 70% – Kelso, Scotland
  2. 69% – Lochgilphead, Scotland
  3. 67% – Stranraer, Scotland
  4. 67% – Kendal, Cumbria
  5. 66% – Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Lowest pass rates

  1. 31% – Belvedere, SE London
  2. 32% – Wanstead, NE London
  3. 32% – Barking, E London
  4. 33% – Wood Green, N London
  5. 35% – Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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