Woman fails driving theory test for 105th time at Ilford test centre

19:46 06 November 2012

A woman has failed her driving theory test a staggering 105 times.

The most recent test was at the Driving Standards Agency centre in Ilford Hill.

The woman’s identity is a mystery but she comfortably topped a national list of people who attempted the exam more than 15 times released by the Driving Standards Agency.

At the current price of £31 a go, the woman could have spent up to £3,255 on retakes.

The theory exam includes hazard perception and multiple choice questions.

Both parts must be passed before a person books a driving test but theory is not needed for people driving as learners.

Chairman of expert driving group the North East London and Essex Group of Advanced Motorists Derek Legetter said he had never heard of someone failing the theory so many times.

He added: “It’s not a particularly hard test, you just need a good memory.

“It’s awful, someone should be helping her out.”

The pass rate for the car theory test was 61 per cent in the last financial year.


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