It seems if you want to pass your driving test your chances of success vary considerably depending upon where you sit your test. Figures published this week suggest that anyone hoping to throw away their ‘L’ plates has nearly a 20% better chance of passing their driving test in Sligo than they do in Cavan.
Figures from a Road Safety Authority report were published in the Irish Independent this week and suggest that drivers sitting their test in Carrick-on-Shannon have a better than average chance of passing their test.
The national pass rate is 54.56% while in Carrick-on-Shannon the pass rate is 59.35%.
The figures show that there is a significant discrepancy between the pass results in Leitrim’s neighbouring counties.
The test centre in Sligo is said to be the best locally in terms of pass rates as 66.54% of those who take the test there are successful and nationally it is only bettered by Ennis where the pass rate is 67.92%
Roscommon recorded the next highest pass rate locally with a success rate of 61.87% ahead of Carrick-on-Shannon where 59.35% of those taking their driving test were successful.
Elsewhere locally the pass rates were as follows: Longford (59.29%); Letterkenny (58.80%) and Cavan (47.91%).