Hereâ€™s another â€˜never say dieâ€™ story to inspire those of you struggling to pass the UK driving test. This week Llanelliâ€™s worst learner driver passes test after 23 attempts proving that if you stick at it, it will happen.
Book Theory Test Today says: â€œFirstly, we can hear you asking â€˜where is Llanelli?â€™ Well itâ€™s in Wales and it has been put on the map recently with the news that the townâ€™s worst learner driver has passed the driving test after agonisingly failing on the previous 22 occasions.â€
Data published by the DVSA revealed that an unnamed female â€“ from the 41-50 age group â€“ finally said goodbye to her â€˜L platesâ€™ in 2015.
Book Theory Test Today, why do you keep telling us these stories?
To inspire those of you struggling with the practical DVSA driving test and to remind you that you donâ€™t have it as bad as some. When you feel like giving up and settling for a life on public transport, such stories should motivate you to overcome the dreaded driving test.
Llanelliâ€™s worst learner driver joined by other long suffering candidates
Llanelliâ€™s worst learner driver was not the only one to hit double figures to secure a test pass. Further data released by the DVSA revealed that another female, from the same 41-50 age group, passed her test at the 15th time of asking.
Another two women from the age group passed at the 14th attempt, while a 60 year-old female also passed after 14 attempts. On this note, Book Theory Test Today apologises for what appears to be a bit of lady bashing, but these are the facts, sorry!
80th birthday celebrations
The data was released by the DVSA in the week that the driving test celebrates its 80 birthday. The test became compulsory way back on June 1, 1935.
In the previous year just 1.5 million cars were on the UKâ€™s roads, but 7,000 people were killed as a result of road accidents. However, 12 months after the test was introduced the death toll dropped to just 1,000. Â
Newly appointed Transport Minister, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said: â€œThe driving test is a significant rite of passage, giving greater freedom and independence to generations of people across Britain. This country has a proud tradition of leading innovation and the driving test is just one example of us continually improving, making our roads some of the safest in the world.â€
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