Ar­ran among best for pass­ing driv­ing tests

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Learner driv­ers on Ar­ran are among the most suc­cess­ful in the UK when it comes to pass­ing their driv­ing the­ory tests.

With a pass rate of 72.2 per cent, Ar­ran is only sur­passed by the Isle of Tiree which has a pass rate of 83.3 per cent, the high­est of any in the UK.

Ranked third, an­other is­land, the Isle of Mull has a pass rate of 71.4 per cent, but the re­sults are not nec­es­sar­ily be­cause of the is­land lo­ca­tions. Two other is­lands, Scilly and Barra are both ranked among the worst places to pass the the­ory test, with the Isle of Scilly named as the sec­ond worst place with a pass rate of 35.7 per cent and Barra, ranked third worst with a 39.1 per cent pass rate.

Still in Scot­land, but in the High­lands and Is­lands, Caithness and Orkney are rated as the top two places to pass your prac­ti­cal test, with pass rates of 71.52 per cent and 70.60 per cent re­spec­tively.

In­ter­est­ingly the pass rates for the the­ory tests across the UK are higher for women than they are for men. This pat­tern is re­peated on Ar­ran where, in the last year, 69.2 per cent of men passed their the­ory test, while 80 per cent of women passed theirs.

The fig­ures are an anal­y­sis of re­sults taken from the UK be­tween April 2017 and March 2018. The­ory test fig­ures for Ar­ran, taken over the same pe­riod are taken from 18 con­ducted tests which saw 13 peo­ple pass­ing to ac­com­plish the 72.2 per cent pass rate.

The lat­est fig­ures only cover the the­ory test. Pre­vi­ously Ar­ran has done well in na­tional driv­ing test fig­ures al­though there has also been crit­i­cism that the is­land has no traf­fic lights, dual car­riage­way or main road round­about.

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