19 Apr 2024

Does the location determine a driving test outcome?

From Afternoons, 1:25 pm on 19 April 2024

It's long been thought that where you choose to sit your driver's licence test impacts how easy or difficult it will be to pass.

Now, new data released by Waka Kotahi has given credence to this.

It shows that pass rates are significantly lower in regions like Otago, Wellington, and Auckland compared to rural areas.

In Auckland, the pass rate is less than 50 percent.

Mark Revill-Johnson from NZ Institute of Driver Educators speaks to Jesse.

cropped image of student and teacher in car at driving test

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