A Freedom of Information request has revealed that Britain’s worst learner driver passed their driving test on their 39th attempt. 

SWNS report:

Britain’s worst learner driver is more than £2,000 out of pocket after failing his practical test – a staggering 38 times.

The hapless 40-year-old man, who has not been named, spent £2,356 on tests before finally passing at the 39th attempt.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed the man is just one of hundreds of learners who have had to retake their test dozens of times over the last eight years.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.