Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CENTRE HAS GOT ITS ACT IN GEAR ; Total of 42 Learners in Hyde Sail Test through without Error.

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CENTRE HAS GOT ITS ACT IN GEAR ; Total of 42 Learners in Hyde Sail Test through without Error.

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MORE learner drivers in Hyde pass their driving tests first time - with NO faults - than anywhere else in the region.

A total of 42 learners taking their test in the town for the first time sailed through without blotting their copybooks at all last year.

This worked out at 1.9 per cent of all first-timers taking their practical test compared to only 1.1pc of learners across the country.

Atherton and Sale were also spots that recorded relatively high proportions of perfect first tests.

Men are more likely to pull off this feat than women in the region.

A total of 126 men made it through their debut tests without any faults in Greater Manchester, compared to 85 women. If any learners in the region are looking for an extra challenge, they could always head to Salford.

Some 612 people took their test for the first time at the Fire Station test centre last year, and every single one picked up at least one fault. …

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