Melton has fifth highest first test pass rate for learner drivers in the UK

Heavy traffic in Melton EMN-170806-183253001
Heavy traffic in Melton EMN-170806-183253001

If you are planning to take your driving test in Melton the good news is the town has the fifth highest rate for passing first time in the UK.

New figures show that almost two-thirds of learner drivers get their licence at the first attempt in the town.

The pass rate for male drivers was 66.3 per cent compared to 57.2 per cent for females.

The overall first test pass rate of 63.3 per cent is not far behind the best performing place in the nation, Kendal in the Lake District, which boasts 67.8 per cent.

The league table, which refers to the most up-to-date statistics from the year 2015-2016, was compiled by vehicle supermarket, The Car People, which analysed Driving Vehicle Standards Agency data for test centres throughout the country.

Overall, the number of people taking their test in the UK has fallen by 500,000 over the last decade but the proportion of learners passing with no faults has actually doubled in that period.

Failed tests cost learner drivers across the UK a whopping £23,814,200 during that year.

Jonathan Allbones, sales director of Thecarpeople.co.uk said: “It’s great that so many more people are passing first time.

“However it just goes to show the benefit of passing first time has on learners’ wallets.

“My advice to any learner driver at present is to be patient, practise your driving skills and take your test only when you feel fully prepared.”

New figures released for the eight-month period, April to December last year, show just under 60 per cent of Melton learners passed their test.

Failed tests cost testees £29,264 over this period.