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How hard is it to pass a driving test in Bury St Edmunds?

If you have failed a driving test in Bury St Edmunds, take heart that you are not alone.

Latest data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) shows fewer than half (43 per cent) of all tests were passed at the local centre between April and September 2018.

The tricky one way systems and roundabouts scattered about town perhaps contributed to the pass rate being below the UK average of 46 per cent.

Data also showed 40.6 per cent of people taking their test for the first time in Bury passed, including four without any minors.

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Up to 15 of these faults are allowed before a failure is decided. They can include not checking a mirror at the right time, or answering a question incorrectly.

Urban areas typically had lower pass rates, with The Pavilion, in Birmingham, found to be the toughest of all with just 29 per cent passing.

Learners struggling to shift the L plates could consider taking the test in Gairloch, in the Scottish Highlands, which had an 81 per cent pass rate - the UK’s highest.

DVSA chief driving examiner, Mark Winn, said: "The driver testing and training regime tests candidates’ ability to drive safely and responsibly as well as making sure they know the theory behind safe driving.

"All candidates are assessed to the same level and the result of their test is entirely dependent on their performance on the day.”

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