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Driver Finally Passes His Learner Test After Failing 157 Times

Stewart Perrie

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Driver Finally Passes His Learner Test After Failing 157 Times

A driver will be cheering through the streets after finally passing his learner test.

While this won't be a cause for celebration for some, it's a huge deal for this particular male motorist because he's attempted it a fair few times.

According to newly released statistics, this unnamed male in England passed his test on his 158th attempt. And you thought your driving was terrible.

It's reported the man spent around £3,000 (AUD$5,277) in fees trying to do his test again and again. Thankfully, he's finally cracked it, although God forbid what's going to happen when he has to do the practical.

Credit: PxHere
Credit: PxHere

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 statistics also revealed there was a woman who has done 117 tests and is still yet to pass her learners test and a different bloke required 72 attempts before he finally got the win.

Most would argue that if you need that many times you shouldn't be allowed behind the wheel of a car. One learner driver found out that being in the hot seat can be a confusing time.


The 19-year-old pressed the accelerator instead of the brake and went hurtling through a fence and into a river.


The teen was driving his dad's van in the town of Xiaolan in Zhongshan City in South China's Guangdong Province earlier this month when he came to a T-intersection.

What he wanted to do was calmly turn left onto a street and continue about his ride - even though he didn't actually have his driver's licence yet.

What he ended up doing was accidentally hitting the accelerator when he wanted to hit the brake, which caused the van to shoot into a river.

The van burst through the concrete balustrade and plunged 20 feet from Huicheng Road into the water below. Thankfully for them, the river wasn't too deep and didn't carry them away or turn them into a watery grave.


When authorities arrived, they weren't impressed. The 19-year-old was fined more than $300 and given 15 days of administrative detention and his dad was also punished for lending his vehicle to an individual who he knew did not have a licence.

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Stewart Perrie
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