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Does This Mean Drivers From Birmingham Are Not Very Good?

Bristle Hound Apr 27, 2019

  1. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Does this mean all drivers from the Birmingham area are [​IMG] ?
    Look at the result for 1,2 & 9 [​IMG]
    'Top places with lowest pass rate (for driving tests)

    Test centre Number of tests Apr-Dec 2018 Pass rate %

    1 Birmingham (The Pavilion) 2,338 tests 29.6
    2 Birmingham (South Yardley) 6,916 tests 32.3
    3 Speke (Liverpool) 4,858 tests 32.6
    4 Enfield (Bancroft Way) 67 tests 32.8
    5 Erith (London) 4,710 tests 33.5
    6 Belvedere (London) 4,320 tests 33.8
    7 Leeds 4,995 tests 33.8
    8 Barking (Tanner Street) 4,045 tests 34
    9 Wolverhampton 7,961 tests 34.3
    10 Leicester (Cannock Street) 8,709 tests 34.5

    Source DVSA'

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46976751

    Gets coat ... [​IMG]
     
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  3. MuPPeT_ON_TouR

    MuPPeT_ON_TouR Well-Known Member Supercharged Sportback TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Silver Supporter Audi S5 Black Edition quattro OBD11 USER Deep Black Pearl DSG

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    I think it means the test is way harder than when I sat mine.... Not sure I would pass the latest version if I sat it tomorrow to be fair .
     
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  4. Alistair D

    Alistair D Hey GOOOOD looking Audi A6

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    Best drivers are in Scotland?:yahoo::salute:


    Top places with highest pass rate
    Test centre Number of tests Apr-Dec 2018 Pass rate %
    1 Inveraray 53 84.9
    2 Mallaig 18 83.3
    3 Gairloch 24 83.3
    4 Pitlochry 93 78.5
    5 Isle of Mull 18 77.8
    6 Lochgilphead 110 75.5
    7 Llandrindod Wells 464 74.1
    8 Ullapool 38 73.7
    9 Islay Island 29 72.4
    10 Ballater 144 70.1
    Source: DVSA
     
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  5. CarbonMike

    CarbonMike Active Member Team Brilliant Black Audi A4 Black Edition quattro

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    Wolverhampton test centre is in a right sh1t place. And then have to contend with the cities ring road and super busy A roads too!

    I did my test at Cannock centre out in the sticks in 2003 even tho i lived on the out skirts of Wolverhampton at the time.

    However, in reply to the thread title, yes driving standards in the midlands are generally dire.
     
  6. simonali

    simonali Well-Known Member Audi RSQ3 5 Cylinder

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    Isn't it where most of these 'S3 driver kills children in street racing incident' type things happen?
     
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  7. xkieron99x

    xkieron99x Member

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    Well, to give some insight in january 2018 i had my driving test at Leicester (Cannock Street) and passed first time with 2 minors. however some one in my six form had 7 tries at driving test before he passed. On the 6 failures he always get serious faults. he's since passing he's crashed about 3-4 times
    So its not just Birmingham drivers you have to watch out for.
     
  8. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I live in Birmingham and have heard certain test centers are near impossible to pass at, taxi drivers also tend to pass in Wolvo to work here.

    I passed in Birmingham :sunglasses:
     
  9. CarbonMike

    CarbonMike Active Member Team Brilliant Black Audi A4 Black Edition quattro

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    Yep. There are particular roads in the area that are well known spots for racing. Both day & night.

    I did my test in Cannock an past first time (at 17 yrs old). Not even sure the toll road existed at that point either...
     

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