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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

    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'


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  3. MuPPeT_ON_TouR

    MuPPeT_ON_TouR Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

    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

    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 Registered User

    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 Guest

    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 Registered User

    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

    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 Registered User

    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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