Wolverhampton and Wednesbury have some of worst driving test pass rates in country

Wolverhampton and Wednesbury have one of the worst pass rates for driving tests in the country.

Both Black Country areas were ranked among the 20 driving centres with the lowest pass rates nationwide, according to new research.

Wolverhampton ranked ninth nationally, with a pass rate of 35 per cent.

Meanwhile it was ranked the third worst in the West Midlands, coming behind Kingstanding, Birmingham [34] and South Yardley, Birmingham [32].

Wednesbury was ranked 12th-worst nationwide, with a pass rate of 36 per cent, and fifth worst in the West Midlands.

Stafford was ranked third best in the West Midlands region, with a pass rate of 51 per cent.

The research was carried out by online car retailer Cazoo.

It also found that more than 50 per cent of 17-year-olds pass first time.

However, the older drivers were, the less likely they were to pass.

A Cazoo spokesperson said: "Learning to drive is a real milestone and brings an increased sense of freedom and independence.

"It’s interesting to see that your age could impact your chances of passing.

"We understand that not everyone is in a position to learn to drive at the age of 17, but it's clear that the younger you start the more successful you're likely to be.

"Where you take your test also makes a difference."

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