Prangs in L-test soar
THERE were 510 crashes during driving tests in 2016, a 25 per cent annual rise.
Figures also reveal that women are more likely than men to flunk the 40-minute assessment after botching their reverse parking.
But men fail more frequently for speeding.
The title of worst learner driver was shared by a man and woman who clocked 12 major faults each, any one of which could be a fail.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency figures come before changes in December, when reversing around a corner and threepoint turns will be axed.
AA president Edmund King said: “The important thing is to ensure drivers learn at their own pace and submit for test only when their instructor and they feel they are confident and competent to do so.”
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