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Learner driver fails theory test 92 times

Source: bbc.co.uk January 2012

A learner driver in Leicester has spent nearly £3,000 trying to pass his theory test, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed.

The unnamed 28-year-old male has visited the Halford Street test centre 92 times.

He has failed the exam on each occasion, according to existing records.

But the number of fails may be even higher as documents only go back to April 2004.

David Hage, a qualified driving instructor who represents the Institute of Advanced Motorists in Leicestershire, said: "I've come across cases of five or 10 fails but 92 is a hell of a lot."

He said the theory tests were only going to get harder for the unnamed man as the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) was no longer going to publish the questions.

The 28-year-old was not the only person to have spent a lot of time and effort learning how to drive in Leicester, the Driving Standards Agency revealed.

A 33-year-old male took 22 attempts to finally pass his practical test at the Gipsy Lane test centre. Neither of the drivers were named by the DSA due to data protection laws.

 


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