A place to pass

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - FREDERICA MILLER

Ac­cord­ing to a study by Veygo Learner Driver In­sur­ance, peo­ple tak­ing their test in the cap­i­tal are less likely to pass than in other parts of the coun­try.

Lon­don fell be­hind the na­tional pass rate of 49.9% with only 42.4% of driv­ers suc­cess­fully pass­ing their tests.

Learner driv­ers in Lon­don may be un­happy to hear that the city is home to 40% of UK’s 20 tough­est test cen­tres.

The study, which as­sessed data from the UK’s 345 test cen­tres, found that one in the bor­ough of Hilling­don was the na­tion’s tough­est spot to pass the test.

Only 20% of peo­ple who took their test at the Yead­ing Driv­ing Test Cen­tre in Wil­low Tree Lane, passed.

Other Lon­don test cen­tres in the top 20 tough­est in­clude Erith in Bex­ley, which was found to be the third hard­est, Belvedere fifth and Ching­ford 15th while not one Lon­don cen­tre was among the eas­i­est.

You can find a full list of the UK’s tough­est and eas­i­est driv­ing test cen­tres ac­cord­ing to Veygo be­low.

The UK’s tough­est driv­ing test cen­tres (by % pass rate)

1. Yead­ing (Lon­don) – 20% 2. Birm­ing­ham (The Pavil­ion) – 28.6% 3. Erith (Lon­don) – 30.3% 4. Chad­der­ton – 32.2% 5. Belvedere (Lon­don) – 33.4% 6. Cheetham Hill (Manch­ester) – 33.5% 7. Wanstead (Lon­don) – 33.6% 8. Lu­ton – 33.6% 9. Leeds – 33.8% 10. Birm­ing­ham (South Yard­ley) – 34.1% 11. Bark­ing (Tan­ner Street) – 34.3% 12. Failsworth – 35.1% 13. Basil­don – 35.8% 14. En­field (In­nova Busi­ness Park) – 36% 15. Ching­ford (Lon­don) – 36.1% 16. Brad­ford (Man­ning­ham) – 36.9% 17. Birm­ing­ham (Wyn­d­ley) – 36.9% 18. Bark­ing (Town Quay) – 37% 19. Wed­nes­bury – 37.1% 20. Le­ices­ter (Can­nock Street) – 37.2%

The UK’s eas­i­est driv­ing test cen­tres (by % pass rate)

1. Gol­spie – 77.1% 2. Mal­laig – 72.2% 3. Pit­lochry – 71.9% 4. Duns – 71.6% 5. Rothe­say – 70.8% 6. Orkney – 70.7% 7. In­ver­aray – 70.6% 8. Mal­ton – 70.2% 9. Isle of Skye (Portree) – 70.2% 10. Huntly – 69.4% 11. Mon­trose (Broom­field In­dus­trial Es­tate) – 69.1% 12. Llan­drindod Wells – 69% 13. Cri­eff – 68.3% 14. For­far – 67.8% 15. Lairg – 67.4% 16. Bal­later – 66.7% 17. Brod­ick (Isle of Ar­ran) – 66.7% 18. Isles of Scilly – 66.7% 19. Gair­loch – 65.5% 20. Ar­broath – 65.3%

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