Test­ing times for crash learn­ers

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

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.”

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