Speke remains one of the worst places in the UK to take a driving test.

A Merseyside driving test center has one of the lowest pass rates in the country.

Speke in Liverpool has a practically 33 percent approval rate, between April 2019 and March 2020, which is well below the national average.

According to new research from Tempcover, this places Speke in fourth place on the list of the top 10 test centers with the lowest pass rate practices in the UK.

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Rochdale in Greater Manchester claims the unenviable title for having the lowest approval rates in the UK at just 31 percent.

While second and third place go to Erith in South East London and South Yardley in Birmingham respectively, both have a very low one-in-three approval rate of 32 percent.

The average overall pass rate for drivers-in-training taking their test in the UK is 46 percent, meaning Speke is more than 10 percent below the national average.

  1. Rochdale (Gran Manchester) – 31%

  2. Erith (Londres) – 32%

  3. South Yardley (Birmingham): 32%

  4. Speke (Liverpool): 33%

  5. Kingstanding(Birmingham) – 34%

  6. Belvedere (Londres) – 34%

  7. Leeds (West Yorkshire) – 35%

  8. Wanstead (Londres): 35%

  9. Wolverhampton (West Midlands): 35%

  10. Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham) – 35%

Peter Brabin, director of training at Bill Plant’s driving school, said: “It’s never good to be told you haven’t passed the driving test, but when you look at it, the average pass rate was 45.9 percent between April. 2019 and March 2020, it should also give some confidence that people are not getting approved for the sake of removing the lag and that people are really expected to be calm and confident behind the wheel.

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“Safety must be the top priority; It always has been and always will be”.

A DVSA spokesperson said: “DVSA’s priority is to help everyone throughout a lifetime of safe driving. The driver training and testing regime assesses candidates’ ability to drive safely and responsibly, as well as ensuring that learn the theory behind safe driving.

“All candidates are evaluated to the same standard and the result of their test depends entirely on their. The summary ends.

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