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Newtown leads the UK places to learn to drive

 
Created on 27/05/2022 @ 11:37
Newtown is the second best place to learn to drive, according to research published today.

Newtown was just behind the Isle of Skye in Scotland and followed by Chichester.

The study was put together by analysing data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

It was compiled by a lease comparison site called Moneyshake which revealed the best and worst places to learn to drive.

A statement said: "Through analysing data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, the comparison site to was able to create a total driving test score for every test centre using four factors: pass rate percentage, first time pass rate percentage, number of cancelled tests and the wait time for getting a practical driving test. 

"These were then ranked highest to lowest to reveal the best and worst places to learn to drive
 
"The study also reveals that the average wait time for a driving test was over 19 weeks and the average pass rate for driving tests is 53.08%."

Newtown has emerged as the second-best test centre to learn to drive at, with a final score 49% above average.

Out of the 666 tests conducted across the nine-month period analysed, the test centre had a 75.98% pass rate and a 64.21% first time pass rate. They also had only two cancellations during this period as well as a short three-week wait time for a driving test at the time of looking.

There are still massive delays across the UK for booking a driving test due to the pandemic, with the study revealing that the average wait time for a test was over 19 weeks, with 48% of test centres having no tests available at the time of looking.
 
The study also revealed that the average pass rate for driving tests is 53.08%, with the average first time pass rate also just over half at 53.77% and the number of cancellations resulted in an average of 7.86% of all tests taken.

These Are The 10 Best Places To Learn To Drive:
Isle of Skye (Portree), Scotland
Newtown, Wales
Chichester, England
Alness, Scotland
Pembroke Dock, Wales
Bristol (Kingswood), England
Peterhead, Scotland
Barnstaple, England
Cardiff (Llanishen), Wales
Eastbourne, England

These Are The 10 Worst Places To Learn To Drive:
Belvedere (London), England
Erith (London), England
Birmingham (South Yardley), England
Birmingham (Kingstanding), England
Blackburn with Darwen, England
Crewe, England
Southall (London), England
Stoke-On-Trent (Cobridge), England
Birmingham (Kings Heath), England
Wednesbury, England