One London resident may be the worlds worst driver after failing the written portion of the driving exam 107 times. These failed attempts at taking it have cost the 28-year-old more than $5,100.
The test has two parts: a multiple choice exam and a “hazard perception test.” They must be passed in order to move onto the road test, meaning the unidentified person hasn’t even taken the actual driving test yet.
Despite failing so many times, they have not given up yet. An AA Driving School spokesman is pleased at the determination of the person. “This is clearly an unusually high number of test attempts, but it is important to remember that everyone learns at their own pace. Their determination to pass highlights how important learning to drive is to most people,” they said.
The test is nearly an hour long and requires that the person answer 43 out of 50 questions correctly to pass.
While this person has failed a record number of times, they’re not the only one, as a 40-year-old failed the practical driving tests 36 times and finally passed on his 37th attempt. He was also from the UK, and spent £2,294 on the tests.
Unlike the written test, the practical driving test involves driving in different road and traffic conditions to see if the driver knows the Highway Code. The test is pricier than the written one, at £62 for a weekday test and £75 for an evening, weekend or bank holiday.
It’s likely that the other person will continue to forge on until they pass the test, as passing the test is a goal millions aspire to achieve.
“It is a milestone that many people aspire to achieving because of the freedom and independence it brings,” the AA Driving School spokesperson said.