Being a relatively new school, it’s been something of a landmark week for us here at Train2Drive as we have (finally!) had our one hundredth pass. Adam Gilbey from Hull was the lucky learner and he managed to not only pass, but pass with no driver errors.
Looking through our first 100 driving test passes it seems we have done fairly well when compared to the national average. We have achieved a 66% first time pass rate, more than 18% higher than the national average, and when compared only to our main test centres, we have done even better still, as the illustration above shows.
We can also go a little further toward being able to answer the question which so often crops up around here as to whether men or women stand a better chance of a first time pass (I am resisting the ‘are better drivers’ thing here as a) It wouldn’t end well, and b) I’m not sure it matters )? Well, the girls in the office will doubtless be very quick to point out that the girls have come out better off albeit, ever so slightly. In truth however I am not entirely surprised to see that there is not a hell of a lot in it. Actually quietly reassured by that.
I don’t have the statistics driving test passes in general to hand, but will gladly share them when they are available. However, what I can say for now, from what I know so far is that I expect them to also be comfortably above average, something we are all quite proud of. Yes there are doubtless schools that come in a little higher, as there are those that don’t, but overall, we think we have put in some figures that we can hold up and be very pleased with.
I am sure that over the coming months, our second hundred will do just as well, and we look forward to getting them through their driving tests as quickly and safely as possible, so watch this space!