If you had to take your theory test today, do you think you’d pass?

One study suggests many licence holders would be looking at a fail

 

If you had to take your theory test today, do you think you’d pass?

Well, according to a new study carried out by Aviva, the results suggest that many current licence holders would fail.

The insurance company asked 1,000 UK licence holders if they would re-sit their theory test based on today’s questions and the results were alarming to say the least.

Only 13% of those taking part were able to answer enough questions correctly to be given a pass.

One study suggests many licence holders would be looking at a fail

If you had to take your theory test today, do you think you’d pass?

 

As part of the study, each licence holder had to answer 38 questions which came from a current driving theory exam. To gain a pass, the drivers had to answer 33 questions correctly, which equates to an 86% pass rate.

This was similar to how a genuine test would be marked and what was regarded as acceptable to gain a pass – 43 correct answers out of 50 questions and a success rate of 86%.

Aviva discovered from the survey that male drivers are slightly more likely to pass today’s theory driving test than women, however only 16% of males taking part in the study scored a high enough mark to gain a pass, whilst only 11% of the female drivers taking part managed to pass.

These appalling results come one week after results of another study, this time by Accident Advice Helpline, who found that three quarters of drivers admitted to not knowing what all road signs mean found in the Highway Code.

According to recent figures released by the DVSA, learner drivers taking their theory test have a notably higher overall success rate of 48.7%.

And differing from Aviva’s findings, female drivers had a marginally higher pass rate at 50.7%, compared to 46.8% for males.

What Aviva says about these contradictory results, is that most people learn just enough to gain a pass, which is forgotten about once both tests have proved successful and they’re now on the roads.

Many argue the fact though, claiming a lot of drivers have no idea about changes to laws which have been brought in after they’ve passed their test and for many this could be years and years ago.

The insurance company did discover that pass rates tend to improve with age, with those aged between 55 and 64 performing the best, however three quarters still didn’t answer enough questions to gain a pass.

A remarkably high number of younger drivers, who’d only recently taken their test, didn’t fare so well in the study – only 1 in 20 managed to gain enough marks for a pass.

 

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