Hull learner passes driving theory test at 58th attempt after…

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Hull learner passes driving theory test at 58th attempt after…

A learner driver from Hull failed the theory test 57 times before their extraordinary commitment finally paid off. The individual, who has not been named, spent more than £1,300 on sitting the tests, which can each take up to an hour and 20 minutes to complete. A fellow learner from Redditch, Worcestershire, took even more attempts, before passing at the 60th time of asking. AA Driving School obtained the figures, which relate to learner drivers who passed during the first half of 2023, from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Camilla Benitz, managing director of the school, said: “There’s no doubt it’s a tough test and these learners’ commitment to passing is amazing.” READ MORE: Mobile speed cameras Dec 3-10 – including Kingswood roads Plans to reopen Hull's East Park gates to traffic spark children's safety row She added: “Nerves can undoubtedly play a part, as well as making sure you understand what the test will involve before you get there. It’s quite easy to underestimate the theory test and assume that you’ll be able to pass without any effort at all but that’s not the case.” Several other learners required dozens of attempts to pass. Think you can do better? Give our theory test quiz a go! Figures from the Department for Transport show that the pass rate for theory tests has fallen from 65 per cent in the 2007-08 financial year to 44 per cent in 2022-23. Learners must pass the theory test before they can book a practical driving test. Each theory test attempt costs £23. In October, data revealed that learners in the Hornsea area had the lowest pass rate in the country, with more than three our of four failing. Analysis by the AA has shown that large numbers of learners
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