A survey conducted by the AA to mark the 75th anniversary of the first driving test has revealed that UK drivers take an average of two attempts to pass their driving test.

The survey of more than 20,000 AA members showed that the East of England got the best results with an average of 1.9 attempts which is 5 per cent above the national average. The South-East fared the worst with an average 2.1 attempts.

Results from the survey highlighted the importance of professional tuition, with those people who learnt with friends or relatives scoring a test rate of 15 per cent lower than the national average.

AA Driving School director Simon Douglas said: “Many factors shape local pass rates. But, wherever you live, professional tuition with a fully-qualified driving instructor will give you the best possible head start towards passing your driving L-test and beyond…The choice of who you learn with is key to your success.”

AA Driving School is the only national school that guarantees your instructor is fully-qualified and 98 per cent of AA Driving School’s customers would recommend us to other learner drivers. For further information on AA Driving School click here.

Stephen Jury


April 15, 2010