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Leeds learners among worst

CHALLENGING: Learners struggle to pass tests in busier places

LEEDS IS in a list of the top 10 least successful places for passing your driving test first time.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, only a third of the learners at the Leeds Test Centre made the grade at their first attempt, according to a survey.

Used car retailer The Car People have analysed data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) to find the most and least successful places to take your test.

A spokeswoman for the firm said: “Realistically, passing your test is all down to your knowledge, skill and practice – after analysing the ONS data it is clear to see that the busier the town or city, the lower the pass rate.”

In Leeds, only 33.7 per cent passed first time while in Kendal, Cumbria 67.8 per cent were successful.

Another Cumbrian town, Barrow in Furness, was the second highest.

But four test centres in London and two in Manchester featured in the least successful list. According to the ONS, the number of people taking their driving test in the UK has decreased by 500,000 over the past ten years.

Although fewer people are taking their test, the quality of learner drivers has increased – the number of people passing their test with zero faults has doubled over nine years.

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