Faultless Driving Test Hotspots

Written by
Luke Davies
12th of June, 2013

UK’s top twenty faultless driving test hotspots revealed

Learner drivers in Farnborough have produced more perfect driving tests than anywhere else in the country.

Almost 200 (191) learners passed their driving test at the Farnborough test centre without making any driving faults.

Learners in Luton came in second with 186 passing faultlessly, ahead of those who took their test at Goodmayes (London Borough of Redbridge), Middlesborough and Nottingham.

The test centres that have recorded the most faultless passes in 2012 are:

Test Centre

No. of Faultless Tests

1 Farnborough


2 Luton


3 Goodmayes


4 Middlesbrough


5 Nottingham (Chalfont Drive)


6 Lower Gornal


7 Bristol (Brislington)


8 Hither Green


9 Slough


10 Durham


11 Kettering


12 Maidstone


13 Reading


14 Norwich


15 Melton Mowbray


16 Wolverhampton


17 Chertsey


18 Ipswich


19 Ashford (Middlesex)


20 Pinner


Driving school BSM discovered this top twenty league table from a Freedom of Information request to the Driving Standards Agency.

Mark Peacock, head of BSM, said: “Passing your driving test is a great achievement in itself so to do it faultlessly is really special.

“The top twenty faultless test centres covers a mix of small, medium and large centres and those in rural and urban areas.

“There is often talk of which test centres are ‘easier’ to pass at, but the most important element to successfully learning to drive is having a good instructor.

“Being taught by someone who you get on well with and enjoy learning from makes all the difference between a good experience and a negative one.”

To pass the driving test, learners can make up to 15 driver faults and must not make any serious or dangerous faults. On average learners make about 7 driver faults during their test.

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