Driving lesson

Glasgow Driving Test Center named worst place to learn to drive in Scotland

Getting behind the wheel and learning to drive is one of many stages in life and passing your driving test can be a nerve-wracking experience, with many factors taken into consideration to determine whether you pass or fail.

With some driving test routes deemed more difficult to pass than others and there is still a huge backlog of driving tests caused by the pandemic, car rental comparison site Moneyshake has found which parts of Scotland are the best and worst for learning to drive – with one area of ​​Glasgow emerging as the worst in the country.

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Through analysis of the DVSA data, the comparison site was able to create a total driving test score for each test center using four factors: pass percentage, first try pass percentage, number of tests voided and waiting time to get a practice test. driving test.

All of the worst driving centers in Scotland scored low on many factors including no driving tests available or very long waiting times.

The Glasgow (Shieldhall) test center is in last place, difficult to pass with a pass rate of 42.72% and a pass rate of 38% for the first time out of the 3,776 tests carried out.



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The test center also recorded 525 cancellations in the nine months analyzed and at the time of research there was a 23-week wait for a driving test.

Next is the East Kilbride test center and of the 1,981 tests carried out they had a pass rate of 46.44 per cent and a first time pass rate of 34.78 per cent, plus cancellation of 151 tests over the nine-month period. They had also waited 23 weeks for a driving test.

In third place is the Bishopbriggs test centre, which out of 2,560 tests passed achieved a pass rate of 49.77% and a pass rate of 45.37% for the first time. The test center also recorded 288 cancellations and at the time of research no test drives were available.

Here are the 10 worst places to learn to drive in Scotland:

  1. Glasgow (Shield Hall)
  2. East of Kilbride
  3. Bishopbriggs
  4. Fraserburgh
  5. Airdrie
  6. hunt
  7. Wick
  8. Buckie
  9. irvine
  10. Edinburgh (Musselburgh)