The next time you have a patronising back-seat driver whine in your ear ‘well, I passed my driving test first time, so there’ you can throw the facts back in their smug faces: drivers who pass at the second attempt are the safest on the road.
According to new research drivers who passed second time around are the least likely to be stopped by police, cause road rage, use their mobile phone whilst at the wheel and have the fewest accidents. So there! In your face first timers!
The survey of 17-65 year old drivers also revealed that people who failed their test at the fourth or more attempt are unsurprisingly the worst on the roads. And who said you get nothing for coming second?