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How hard is it to pass your driving test in Lynn?

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Published by Grace Mcgachy at 5:10am 11th January 2019.

How hard it is to pass your driving test at King's Lynn test centre?

Figures show 47% of all learners passed their practical there between April and September 2018.

That's 1% higher than the national average.


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Overall built-up urban areas tended to have lower pass rates, while at quieter rural test centres learners appeared to find the exam easier.

Gairloch, in the Scottish Highlands, has the highest pass rate, 81%.

King's Lynn test centre conducted 2,623 tests over the sixth-month period and 1,226 people passed.


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Historically men have paid more for car insurance than women as they have more accidents.

But the figures show they have a higher pass rate.

At King's Lynn test centre, 50.2% gained their licence compared to 43.9% of women.


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Just over a year ago, the driving test was changed, with many saying the new test is tougher than the old one.

Learners now must navigate for 20 minutes using a sat-nav, and explain how to test the brakes, clean the windscreen and demist their windows while driving.

However, the new test does not seem to have bothered rookie drivers at King's Lynn test centre.


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In April 2017, under the old test, the pass rate was 42.4%, less than the rate in April 2018, with the new test.

At King's Lynn test centre, 45.9% of people taking their test for the first time passed, with 16 learners succeeding first time with no minor faults.

Drivers taking the test can pass with up to 15 minor faults, such as not checking their mirrors at the right time.

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