Pit­lochry driv­ers are ace

High test pass rate

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Dou­glas Dickie

Would-be driv­ers may want to con­sider High­land Perthshire when they are sit­ting their test.

It has been re­vealed the Pit­lochry test cen­tre has the sec­ond high­est pass rate in the whole of the UK.

Dur­ing 2017/18, 92 peo­ple out of 125 who sat their test in Pit­lochry passed - an im­pres­sive 73.6 per cent.

Only Gol­spie in Suther­land boasted a higher pass rate with 76.7 per cent.

First time driv­ers also fared well at Pit­lochry, with 59 out of 81 pass­ing, a rate 72.8 per cent.

Cri­eff only just missed out on the top 10 with a to­tal of 67.4 per cent of tests out of 184 be­ing suc­cess­ful. Nearly three-quar­ters of those sit­ting the test for the first time left with their driv­ing li­cence, with seven not record­ing a sin­gle fault dur­ing their test.

Just over 56 per cent of driv­ers sit­ting their test in Aber­feldy could ex­pect to pass, along with 65.9 per cent of first timers.

In Perth the fig­ure was a re­spectable 55.5 per cent out of just over 2000 tests, well above the UK av­er­age of 46.3 per cent. The rate was roughly the same for those sit­ting their test for the first time with over 30 not record­ing a fault.

The top 10 UK rates were dom­i­nated by ru­ral and is­land ar­eas of Scot­land, with nine of the top scor­ing cen­tres north of the bor­der.

In stark con­trast, those sit­ting their test in Glas­gow faced a much tougher propo­si­tion.

The three worst rates in Scot­land were recorded in the city, with 62.4 per cent of peo­ple in the Shield­hall cen­tre hav­ing to come back to do it all again .

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