Driving test pass rates do vary around the country. Currently in Leeds and Wakefield the results are:
These pass rates are among the lowest in the country, why is this? Is it the routes that are being used, is it the examiners who are wanting a higher standard of driver or is it just the instructors in these areas are not as good as the rest of the country (I think not). No one can really say but the rates are really poor.
The best pass rate in the uk is at Islay Island Driving Test Centre at 82% “WOW”
What this brings me on to is pass rates that are posted on some driving school websites that might not be quite the truth. For example “first time pass rate over 85%” or another I have seen “pass rate this year 100%”(what did they do update the website on the 3rd January after having their 1st pass of the year). We could all state that our pass rate is 100% who is to know. A good driving school should not have to resort to these claims to get pupils. Good testimonials from friends and families are normally the best way of finding a good driving school.
The DSA has a code of practice which most driving schools adhere to and states
- The advertising of driving tuition shall be honest; claims made shall be capable of verification and comply with codes of practice set down by the Advertising Standards Authority.
- Advertising that refers to clients’ pass rates should not be open to misinterpretation and the basis on which the calculation is made should be made clear.
I did comment on one of the websites blogs saying that I thought their pass rate statment was rubbish and made up. I did leave my email address and asked them to contact me to discuss. My comment was removed and I did not receive a reply.
Oh by the way my current pass rate is 200%(beat that-only joking). It is very high and not made up and is well above the average for Leeds and Wakefied but it can change from week to week so need to publish. Honesty is the best way in my eyes!!