May 19, 2009

50% of motorists think they would struggle to pass their driving test if they had to take it again now.

As many as 50% of motorists believe that they would find it difficult to pass their driving test if they had to take it again under today’s modern standards. Research has found that drivers take just a year to forget the key points from the practical and theory parts of the test.

Basic manoeuvres is the first skill to go, while 17% of people forget what they learnt about the Highway Code. People who passed the test between 16 and 25 years ago were most pessimistic about their chances of passing now, with even more (56%) saying they would fail than those who passed 26-50 years ago (55%).

The poll of 2,000 people also showed that nearly one in six motorists has taken a break from driving for more than three years. Moving to an area with good public transport was the main reason to quit driving, followed by a lack of enjoyment of driving and letting a partner take the wheel.

Britannia Driving School offer a range of refresher courses should you not feel confident in your current driving skills, give us a call today on 0800 252 692 to see how we can help you.

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