Why learning to drive in Bromley DRAMATICALLY increases your chance of passing your test first time
PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:00 21 February 2017
© Chris Elwell
Statistics reveal borough bucks the trend when it comes to securing your full licence at the first time of asking
Learner drivers in Bromley have one of the highest success rates when it comes to passing their driving test first time, according to the latest statistics.
The borough comes second in all of London with some 50.10 per cent gaining a pass on their first effort, compared to a 39.4 per cent city-wide average.
And it beats the national average too which stands at 47.5 per cent.
Only Kingston-upon-Thames with 51 per cent out guns it - making the two boroughs the only ones in London to defy the national average. Neighbouring Bexley languishes at 25th in the table with 35.4 per cent.
The figures from the Office for National Statistics have been analysed by the website click4reg.co.uk.
It says it reveals the difficulties of learning to drive in London.
Ben Leonard from the site said: “Data highlights it is more difficult to pass when learning in a city. This is not surprising, considering the high levels of congestion, the number of vehicles on the road, and increased traffic measures which makes driving for the first time a lot more nerve-wracking. However, further south
of the city, individuals living in Bromley would be tested in areas such as Tolworth, filled with residential areas; making the roads calmer, and manoeuvres easier to master.
“When testing in routes that are a true reflection of the hectic transport in London, roads are seemingly more unpredictable, with much less certainty than in suburban areas.”