New figures have revealed the hardest and easiest places for learner drivers to pass their driving test in Hertfordshire.
Data released by the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) shows where learner drivers aged 17-25 are having the most success in the county, with pass rates for the practical drivng test having varied in the year to March 2020.
The centre with the highest pass rate was in Borehamwood, where between April 2019 and March 2020, 2,088 people took their test, with 53.9 per cent passing.
Watford’s test centre also had a pass rate of more than half – 52.3 per cent – with 1,846 learner drivers of 3,565 passing their test.
Stevenage’s centre had a pass rate of 51.3 per cent over the same period, and in Letchworth it was 48.4 per cent.
Bishop’s Stortford had a pass rate of 48.3 per cent, while St Albans saw the least amount of drivers passing their test – just 43.7 had managed to obtain a licence.
A spokesman for the DVSA, which is responsible for driving tests, said: “DVSA’s priority is to help you through a lifetime of safe driving.
“All candidates are assessed to the same level and the result of their test is entirely dependent on their performance on the day. It’s essential that all drivers demonstrate they have the right skills, knowledge and attitude to drive safely.
“The driver testing and training regime tests candidates’ ability to drive safely and responsibly as well as making sure they know the theory behind safe driving.”
Driving tests have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with several centres being shut for a number of months.
There have been huge queues to book a test as the DVSA catches up on its waiting list.
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