Driving lesson

Lanarkshire towns among the toughest places to pass your driving test, with the easiest and toughest centers revealed

Driving test centers in Lanarkshire are some of the toughest places in Scotland to pass your driving test.

New analysis figures by A-Plan Insurance reveal that test centers in Hamilton, East Kilbride, Lanark and Airdrie are all ranked in the bottom half of passing percentages across the country.

Out of 56 test centres, East Kilbride has the lowest percentage among those in Lanarkshire with 46.5% passing tests, ranking 53rd in the list.

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Of 1,382 tests taken between April 2020 and June 2021, only 643 passed.

Meanwhile, just over half of people who take their driving test in Hamilton pass, with the city ranking 45th out of 56 centres.

It sits 12th down the list with a pass percentage of 51.3 – which passed 1,142 out of 2,227 tests.

And Airdrie sits just above in 44th place with a pass rate of 51.5% – 1,197 out of 2,324 were pass.

However, according to the study, Lanark is the easiest place in Lanarkshire to pass your driving test.

It ranks 35th overall with a pass percentage of 56.9 – which saw 564 out of 991 test drives passed.

The A-Plan Insurance study looked at the pass rate percentage of each driving test center in Scotland since April 2020 to determine the one with the highest pass rate.

At the top of the table, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, had the highest pass rate percentage of the 56 Scottish test centers included in the analysis.

This test center has an average pass rate of 80.2%, when analyzing all test passes from April 2020 to June 2021 – out of 187 tests taken, 150 were passed.

Lochgilphead, located in the Scottish county of Argyllshire, ranks second. It comes in just below Fraserburgh with an 80% pass rate. The test center has assessed 80 potential drivers since April 2020, deeming 64 of them ready to drive.

A total of 56 test centers were included in the analysis, and between April 2020 and June 2021, 80,507 tests were conducted and 43,081 were passed, representing a pass rate of 53.5% nationwide. Scotland.

Commenting on the figures, a spokesperson for A-Plan Insurance said: “As the driving test is such a crucial stage in many people’s lives, it is interesting to see how much your results can vary depending on where you are driving. you live.

“Statistically, taking a test at Anniesland in Glasgow is twice as difficult as at Fraserburgh.”

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