The Birmingham Mail report:

Some hapless learners have failed their driving test more than 21 times in Birmingham.

And almost 900 have made up to 15 attempts – sparking fears that some motorists who finally passed are not safe on the city’s roads.

Statistics released under the Freedom of Information Act to the Birmingham Mail show a shocking 105 had between 16 – 20 attempts, while 23 learners failed an incredible 21 times or more.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.