England’s 20 worst learner drivers have attempted the practical test more than 700 times between them, it has emerged.
Figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) show how one 38-year-old Liverpool man took 39 goes to pass the driving test.
Heckmondwike, in Yorkshire, accounted for a fifth of the top 20 practical test repeaters.
The Driving Instructors Association questioned whether people should be able to sit tests so many times.
DVSA’s chief examiner Lesley Young said: “The result of their test is entirely dependent on their performance on the day.
“It’s essential that all drivers demonstrate they have the right skills, knowledge and attitude to drive safely.”