Learner driver fails theory test a record-breaking 107 times


Learner driver fails theory test a record-breaking 107 times

An unnamed 28-year-old has set an unfortunate new record by failing the driving theory test a whopping 107 times.

Determined to pass, the hapless Londoner has spent £3,317 on re-sits - enough money to buy a solid used car, and likely insure it for a year, too.

The theory test consists of an hour-long multiple-choice exam, where pupils must show knowledge of the Highway Code, as well as partake in a hazard perception test. The exam costs £31 for each sitting.

Despite his 107 attempts, the struggling learner hasn't been able to get a grip on the answers and is yet to pass. Of course, once he is successful, he still has the practical test to meet head-on.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, an AA Driving School spokesman said: "This is an unusually high number of test attempts, but it is important to remember that everyone learns at their own pace. Their determination to pass highlights how important learning to drive is to most people.

"It is a milestone that many people aspire to achieving because of the freedom and independence it brings."

The previous record stood at 105, set by a woman from Essex. Speaking to The Telegraph at the time, Robert Gifford, Executive Director of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety said: "It's hard to comprehend how someone could take the theory test this many times and fail.

"At the same time, HM Treasury must be pleased by her persistence since it represents a good income for the Government."