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A call for higher driving test fees for multiple failures

A motoring research foundation has advised that driving test fees be increased for students who have already attempted driving many times without success. According to the RAC Foundation, this will incentivize applicants to hold off until they are prepared to pass, reducing the backlog of “unacceptable” tests that frequently results in candidates having to wait […]

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Failure to fix driving test backlog as average waiting time rises 20% in 2024

Measures to tackle driving test waiting times are failing, says the AA Driving School, as new data shows they are increasing every month. Freedom of information data from the DVSA, accessed by the AA Driving School, shows the average waiting time for a driving test at the start of February was 14.8 weeks. It has

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AA Driving School predicts one in four driving test passes will be in automatic cars by 2026

AA Driving School predicts more than 25% of practical driving test passes will be in automatic vehicles by 2026, fuelled by the switch to electric vehicles. In the latest data released by DVSA, 17% of all passes are in an automatic compared with 13.4% the previous year, and just five percent a decade earlier. This

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More than 34,000 learners travelled over 100 miles for a driving test last year

Learner drivers could travel a staggering 25 miles for a driving test by 2030, according to new data, as test centre locality and available test slots dwindle. That’s according to a new report by learner driver insurance broker, Marmalade, which has revealed the scale of how far learners are travelling for a driving test. Through

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Driving tests: UK’s top 10 highest and lowest places to pass

New research identifies the UK’s highest and lowest driving test pass rates. Swindon ranks lowest, while Montrose is the highest place to pass. The study, by Howden Insurance, examined the pass rate percentage of major driving test centres in the UK that have conducted at least 1,000 tests from January 2020 to December 2023; those

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Where are parents supporting in getting their kids on the road?

Almost 3 in 5 parents (58%) contributed to the cost of driving lessons. This is the most common area where parents financially support their child’s driving education. Also common are some of the smaller costs, such as licence and test fees. 46% of parents helped with the cost of a provisional licence – £34 when

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