Nearly £150 million was spent on driving exams – is your location the most likely to pass?
According to recent research, drivers have spent about £150 million in the previous two years attempting to pass their driving exams.
It was discovered that London topped the regional list, with learner drivers spending £8.6 million on driving tests between January and March of this year. This represents 5% of the national total.
Despite the epidemic and restrictions disrupting much of the year, more than £100 million was spent on testing in 2019, with an additional £49 million invested in 2020.
The survey, performed by car financing experts Zuto, looked at government data to see which British regions spent the most money on a driver’s license.
This comes after 450,000 tests were canceled due to nationwide lockdowns.
As a result, despite great demand, driving test spaces for 2021 are in short supply.
Scotland spent about £3.5 million on driving tests, followed by the West Midlands and Greater Manchester in third and fourth place, respectively.
In 2020, inhabitants in the West Midlands had the lowest pass rates, 13 percent lower than the national average.
Cornwall came in second with 43 percent, followed by London with 44 percent, West Yorkshire with 45 percent, and Devon with 46 percent first-time pass rate.
The nationwide pass rate for the previous year was roughly 53%.
Zuto’s Head of Customer, Lucy Sherliker, offered her thoughts on the study’s findings.
“As the lockdown lifts and learners begin to take their tests, we wanted to see which regions were spending the most and least time attempting to pass their driving tests,” she added.
“We understand how stressful it is to learn during a pandemic and have assessments delayed, so we hope this information will be helpful.”
With just £86,242, North Devon paid the least on driving tests in 2020.
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In total, residents of the South East spent 99 percent less than Londoners.
Herefordshire came in second with only £96,224 spent on driving tests.
Northumberland, which spent £210,056, East Sussex, which spent £268,894, and West Sussex, which spent £283,340, rounded out the top five.
Learner drivers in Northumberland had the highest success rate, with a pass rate of 63 percent, which is 10% higher than the national average.
The entire number of practical tests taken at “Brinkwire Summary News” was added together to calculate the study.