17-year-old drivers in Winchester are the most likely to pass their driving test according to new data published by the DVLA.

Each year, data is recorded by the DVLA for learners taking their driving tests up and down the country, including in Hampshire in locations such as Winchester, Basingstoke and Farnborough.

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The data set shows the amount of tests taken by 17 to 25-year-olds in the area, with 4876 people taking an exam in Winchester from 2022 to 2023, with 52.3 per cent of these tests being passed.

The data broke down the ages of learners from 17 to 25, and assessed their likelihood to pass. 

Somewhat surprisingly, 17-year-olds had the highest pass rate, with 1096 of 1928 exams being passed, working out at a high percentage of 56.8 per cent. 1061 males took the test, with 600 passing, as well as 867 females, with 496 passing, working out at percentages of 56.6 and 57.2 respectively.

The next best age to take the test was 25-year-olds, with 54.1 per cent passing. This comprised 78 males with 42 passing and 55 females, with 30 passing. This gave a pass rate of 53.8 per cent for males and 54.5 per cent for females.

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The worst age for taking your test in Winchester was 24-year-olds, with 38.8 per cent of tests conducted being passed. Out of 188 tests taken by 24-year-olds between 2022 and 2023, just 73 passed, giving the age group the worst pass rate by a considerable amount.

The pass rate percentage is significantly lower in Winchester than in other parts of Hampshire, with drivers in Basingstoke and Farnborough averaging a pass rate percentage of 62 per cent and 56 per cent, compared to an average of 49.4 per cent in Winchester.