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Where in the North East are you most likely to pass your driving test? Data from the DVSA has revealed the test centre in the North East with the highest pass rate for learner drivers; Data from the DVSA has revealed the test centre in the North East with the highest pass rate for learner drivers.

Byline: Chris Knight

Learner drivers are more likely to pass their driving tests at aNorthumberlandtest centre than anywhere else in the North East.

Data from the DVSA from April 2018 through to March this year has revealed the test centre inAlnwickhas the highest pass rate in our region.

Out of 739 practical tests at the centre on Green Bhatt, 475 learner drivers were successful in their efforts to ditch their 'L' plates.

In comparison, the test centre inSunderlandhad the lowest success rate in the North East with just 42.9% of learner drivers passing their tests.

Here is the full list on how the nine test centres in the North East ranked based on their pass rate from April 2018 to March 2019:

Alnwick: 64.3%

Durham: 60%

Hexham: 58.3%

Blyth: 57.2%

South Shields: 47.2%

Gosforth: 45.5%

Gateshead: 44.7%

Elswick: 43.1%

Sunderland: 42.9%

Data from the DVSA is published every three months on pass rates on all driving test centres in England, Scotland and Wales. Success rates across the country varied from below 30% up to 80%.

Mark Wiinn, chief driving examiner with the DVSA, said: "DVSA's priority is to help you through a lifetime of safe driving.

"All candidates are assessed to the same level and the result of their test is entirely dependent on their performance on the day.

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"It's essential that all drivers demonstrate they have the right skills, knowledge and attitude to drive safely.

"The driver testing and training regime tests candidates' ability to drive safely and responsibly as well as making sure they know the theory behind safe driving."

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Publication:The Chronicle (Newscastle upon Tyne, England)
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Date:Aug 5, 2019
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