Testing times for crash learners
The number of learner drivers crashing during tests has soared, figures reveal.
Latest statistics show 510 rookies were involved in accidents whi le taking exams last year, up by 25 per cent from 408 in 2015.
The figures also reveal women fail more often than men for botching reverse parking. Men flunk more frequently for going too fast.
But the most common reasons both sexes flop are not spotting risks at junctions or checking mirrors enough.
Records from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency show two men and a woman took their test for the 15th time last year – and failed.
AA president Edmund King said: “New drivers shouldsh only sit a test when theyth and their instructor feelfee they are confident and competentco enough.”