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What Is the Best Time of Day to Take a Driving Test?

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You may have heard from a few friends that there is a ‘best’ time of day to take your driving test. All learner drivers want to be in the know of any potential hacks that could help them pass. We’re debunking fact from myth to get to the bottom of whether there really is a better time to take your test.

What do the figures say?

According to the DVSA, 63% of learner drivers who take their tests between 5 and 6pm on a Monday evening pass with flying colours. Don’t ask us why that is, it’s just that the data says so! Many would assume that it’s best to choose a time outside the busy rush hour, but the data suggests otherwise.

Between 9am and 12pm, there is also a decent pass rate of around 50%.

Meanwhile, the time and day that saw the poorest pass rates was after 7pm, with just 30% of students passing. Again, we’re not sure why that is.

So, make of it what you will! You can leverage this data to your advantage or simply go with the flow and choose the time that works best for your schedule.

While conditions on the road can play a role in whether you pass or not, if you play by the Highway Code and perform your manoeuvres with confidence, you can pass at any time of day.

Ready to start learning to drive?

If you haven’t already, book your intensive driving course in Peterborough today. We’re a 5-day crash course that has an above average pass rate. Want to join the many learners who’ve already passed with us? Book your slot now.

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