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Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich or Lowestoft? We reveal which Suffolk driving test centre has the highest and lowest pass rate




Research on driving test results seems to reveal that the Suffolk location in which you take your test may play a role in your success.

According to driving course provider, Pass Me Fast, the overall pass rate in Suffolk is 52.9 per cent.

The pass rate for men in the county is 55.5 per cent, while for women it is 50.6 per cent.

According to Pass Me Fast, the overall pass rate in Suffolk is 52.9 per cent. Picture: iStock.
According to Pass Me Fast, the overall pass rate in Suffolk is 52.9 per cent. Picture: iStock.

However, of the three test centres in Suffolk, some seem to provide a much higher chance of gaining those 'P' plates.

According to research carried out by insurance company Tempcover, Ipswich has the eighth highest pass rate in the UK, with 57.2 per cent of learners passing.

This makes Ipswich the centre with the highest chance of passing in Suffolk.

Lowestoft driving test centre has a slightly lower pass rate, at 43.5 per cent.

Bury St Edmunds test centre has the lowest of the Suffolk centres, with a pass rate of 38.2 per cent, making it statistically the hardest place to pass in Suffolk.

Many Suffolk residents opt to take their test in Cambridge, where the pass rate is 47.6 per cent.

Pass Me Fast suggest the difference in pass rates may include road conditions, traffic and if the routes are mainly urban or rural.

It comes after we previously reported DVSA driving test figures that showed which day learner drivers were most likely to pass the practical test, and the fact that learner drivers were facing six-month waits to book their tests in the first place.

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