Trainee instructors could ruin chances of passing driving test

Tom Webster

As many as 27,000 driving tests have been failed in the last year because the pupil was taught insufficiently by a trainee, according to the AA.

The AA claims that the lower pass rate among trainees' pupils has cost UK learner drivers as much as £1.7m over the last 12 months. The most recent government study showed that learners taught by a trainee are as much as 25 percent more likely to fail their test.