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Online driving theory test failures high in Devon

Making an online driving theory test booking in Devon? Superstitious? Then you might want to think about making that theory test booking at a centre outside of Devon. Here’s why…

Sorry ‘Devonians’, but one in four of you who made an online driving theory test booking went on to fail the official DVSA exam, mainly on questions about common road signs and general driving rules.

Yet bafflingly, Devon motorists who recently completed an online driving theory test staged by, achieved some of the best results in the UK.

Just 23 per cent of motorists from Devon were unsuccessful on the online driving theory test. Only motorists from Somerset [20%] and Denbighshire [21%] made to better the results of Devon’s drivers.

The worst online driving theory test record belongs to…?

Based on the results of the ‘experiment’, motorists in London and Middlesex recorded the highest failure rate, each with 35 per cent of participants proving unsuccessful.

Perhaps most concerning was that there were more newly qualified motorists in the 17-21 age group, but they scored the lowest park mark nationally [52%] compared with other age groups. Motorists taking the online driving theory test across the 46 to 65-year-old age group were the most successful, achieving a 75 per cent pass rate.

The online driving theory test presented to participants by featured numerous UK road signs, all in use across the country today, plus straightforward driving questions similar to the official DVSA theory test.

In addition to revealing that Devonian motorists had more success with their online driving theory test, the version also revealed a lower pass rate for women [64%] compared with men [77%].

However, the results of the online driving theory test, contradict the latest, official DVSA statistics concerning male and female pass rates. According to the most recent DVSA figures, 53.6 per cent of women pass the theory test, while men have a 48.7 per cent pass rate.

More than 20,000 people took the version of the online driving theory test during May, June and July [2015]. The test featured actual questions from the official DVSA exam and participants were asked to select an answer from four possible choices.

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