Berkshire driving tests: Latest pass rate figures revealed

Two areas in Berkshire have been named as the hardest places to pass your driving test in the county.

Test centres in Reading and Slough saw just over half of learners achieve a pass last year.

New figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency show that only 55 per cent of learners throughout Berkshire passed their test between April 2020 and March 2021.

However, that was up from 47.4 per cent the year before.

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Slough Observer:

The numbers of tests conducted in 2020/21 was also far below previous years because of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

Only 10,800  tests were carried out in Berkshire in the past year – down from more than 39,114 in the 12 months before.

Slough was officially named as the hardest place to pass a driving test, with a pass rate of around 50 per cent.

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Reading was the second hardest, while Newbury was deemed the easiest, with an impressive pass rate of 58.9 per cent.

Here is how each driving test centre in Berkshire compares according to the latest data:

Slough 

Number of tests conducted – 3097

Number of drivers who passed – 1565

Pass rate – 50.5

Reading

Number of tests conducted – 3038

Number of drivers who passed – 1662

Pass rate – 54.7

Newbury, West Berks

Number of tests conducted – 959 

Number of drivers who passed – 565

Pass rate – 58.9

 

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