New data has revealed the time of the month when drivers are most likely to pass a driving test in the local area.

According to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), men are more likely than women to pass their driving test in Slough.

In total 51.1 per cent of men passed their driving test between April 2022 and September 2022.

Meanwhile, only 44.4 per cent of women passed in the same time period.

The data also reveals that less than half of drivers pass their test the first time, with a pass rate of 48 per cent in Slough.

Using data from 2008 to 2022, April has been found to be the best time to take a driving test in Slough, with a pass rate of 49.46 per cent.

However, February has been found to be the worst time to take the test, with the pass rate falling to an average of 46.36.

The top 10 reasons for learners to fail their test have also been revealed.

These are:

  1. Not making effective observations at junctions
  2. Not using mirrors correctly when changing direction
  3. Not having proper control of the steering
  4. Incorrect positioning when turning right at junctions
  5. Not moving off safely
  6. Not responding appropriately to traffic lights
  7. Poor positioning on the road during normal driving
  8. Not responding correctly to traffic signs
  9. Not having control of the vehicle when moving off
  10. Not keeping control of the vehicle during reverse parking