Peterborough man fails driving theory test 86 times

A Peterborough man has failed his driving theory test 86 times, it has been revealed.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 4:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 5:37 pm
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The 30-year-old has spent about £2,000 taking the £23 test - which you need to pass before you can take the practical test.

He is ranked third for the most resits of the theory exam in the country, behind a 30-year-old woman who has sat the theory test 113 times at the Ilford centre, and a 40-year-old man who has tried 107 times, also at the Ilford Centre, the BBC reported.

The theory test is a multiple choice exam with 50 questions about the highway code - including questions about road signs, stopping distances and even first aid. The pass mark is 43, and participants have 57 minutes to complete the test.

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Nationally, it has an average pass rate of 65.4 per cent.

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