Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 2°C

min temp: -2°C

Search

Driving test pass rates in Suffolk and north Essex - Where are you most likely to pass?

PUBLISHED: 17:30 12 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:44 15 August 2017

Ipswich has the highest pass rate in Suffolk and north Essex. Picture: DAVID JONES/PA

Ipswich has the highest pass rate in Suffolk and north Essex. Picture: DAVID JONES/PA

Ipswich has the highest pass rate for driving tests in Suffolk and north Essex, it has been revealed.

According to data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, Ipswich had a pass rate of 61.2% in 2016/17.

In the same period, Colchester had the fewest number of passes with a rate of just 41.3%.

The national average for passes for 2016/17 was 47.1%, which Colchester fell short of and Ipswich exceeded.

The figures showed that more men are passing than women. The national pass rate for men in 2016/17 was 50.6%, whereas for women it was 43.9%.

Lowestoft comes second to Ipswich with its pass rate of 52.2%, third is Chelmsford with 49.1%, and fourth is Bury St Edmunds with 41.7%.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency statistics shows that pass rates have been increasing since 2008 for Ipswich, Lowestoft, Colchester, and Chelmsford, making 2017/16 their best year.

However, the Bury St Edmunds rates appear to be on the decrease – their best year’s were 2011-2013.

Major roadworks in Suffolk and Essex this week will bring partial and full closures to busy routes including the A14, A12, A120 and A47.

Former Ipswich Town star Kieron Dyer has said he hopes young people reading his new memoir can learn from the mistakes he made as a youth.

How news savvy have you been this week? Test your friends and family with our quiz.

Police shut a section of Wherstead Road in both directions this morning after sending armed officers to an incident there.

Are you in a position to be able to adopt one of these cute creatures from the RSPCA centre in Martlesham?

Ipswich market stallholders have been given another month rent-free to try to establish their pitches in their new sites after the closure of the Cornhill for redevelopment.

Footballing legend Peter Shilton rubbed shoulders with an up-and-coming sportswoman who is aiming to emulate his achievements to play in front of thousands of fans for the senior England team.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

London Boat Show 2018

cover

Click here to view
London Boat
Show supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24