Hapless Haverfordwest learner has failed his driving theory test 64 times
11:16am Monday 14th July 2014 in News
A PEMBROKESHIRE man has incredibly failed his driving theory test more than 60 times at a cost of almost £2,000, new figures have revealed.
A freedom of information request to the Driving Standards Agency showed the unnamed 27 year-old – said to be from Haverfordwest - has sat 64 tests without success.
At £31 per exam, the test has so far cost him an astonishing £1,984.
The test comprises multiple choice questions and a hazard perception exam.
It must be passed before a learner can take their practical exam, at a further cost of at least £62.
But the hapless Haverfordwest learner has some way to go to beat the current record for failures.
A 28 year-old woman from Southwark has failed the thoery test 110 times, costing her £3,410 so far.
And a 40 year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent holds the unwanted record for most failures in the practical test.
He was finally able to hang up his L plates at the 38th attempt.
A spokesman for the Driving Standards Agency, said: “It is essential that all drivers demonstrate they have the right skills, knowledge and attitude to drive safely.
“The driver testing and training regime tests candidates’ ability to drive safely and responsibly as well as making sure they know the theory behind safe driving.”