Want to pass first time? Move to the East

Drivers in the East of England have the best chance of passing their test first time according to an AA survey.

The average UK driver takes 1.98 attempts to pass, but those from the East take just 1.87 attempts. Perhaps unsurprisingly learners in London and the South-east struggle the most, taking 2.09 and 2.11 attempts on average respectively.

As well as where you live, there is evidence to suggest that being taught by your dad is not the best option either – the pass rate for those who learnt to drive with a friend or relative fell to 15 percent below the national average.