Data reveals Alnwick and Berwick among easiest places in country to pass driving test

Statistics show Berwick and Alnwick are among the easiest places in the country to pass your driving test.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 4:28 pm

A new report by GoCompare analysed DVSA data to find the first-time pass rates from over 324 driving centres across the country to find out where in the UK is the easiest (and most difficult) area to take your test.

The data shows that Berwick is the test centre with the highest 1st-time pass rate of 70%, as nearly three out of every four people taking their test in the town received their licence straightaway.

Malton in North Yorkshire is a close second as 66.4% passed first time round, followed by Alnwick with 65.9%.

Alnwick and Berwick are among the easiest places to pass a driving test, data reveals.

London, Birmingham and Manchester have test centres with the lowest pass rate.

The report also reveals that on average it costs £647 to pass your test, including on average 22 lessons and a theory test.

A spokesperson from GoCompare said: "Preparation is always the key when it comes to tackling any challenge. But there's no harm in looking at extra ways to boost your chances, and choosing a quieter route can keep your nerves at a minimum.

"The most common reason for failure in driving tests is responding incorrectly at lights. At busy junctions, it's easy to lose your concentration when surrounded by different distractions - choosing a quieter location is a good way to limit this risk. To make sure you're prepared, try to practise in a variety of conditions. Once you've chosen your test centre, drive the routes as often as possible, so you can get used to the trickier roads."

Driving test pass rates are highest in Berwick, with Alnwick third.

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