Man Passes Driving Test After Failing 157 Times

We all have a mate who’s a bit of a dodgy driver. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s terrifying, but we can never shake the suspicion that something must have gone seriously wrong at the testing centre for them to have been allowed on the roads.

But, as it turns out, those test centre folks are pretty bloody thorough with their examinations of potential drivers, as one lad found out. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN TIMES.

Newly released statistics have revealed that one unnamed male driver in the United Kingdom has just passed his test at the 158th time of asking.


The man reportedly spent somewhere in the region of £3,000 taking his tests, which could have actually gone towards buying himself a decent first motor, ironically.

Mark Tongue, director of Select Car Leasing, said, “It’s true what they say: If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again.

“Passing your driving test can be one of life’s trickiest challenges and it can take some of us many more attempts than others.

“But whether you fail your test once or 157 times, there’s no shame in picking yourself up and having another go – and anyone who can do that deserves great credit.”

The stats also revealed a woman who has taken a whopping 117 tests, with another gent going through 72 failed tests before securing his license.

It begs the question though, how could you trust someone who’s failed their test so many times to actually be safe behind the wheel on their own?

(h/t Perth Now)

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