WOMEN are more likely than men to fail their driving test, with fewer than half passing, figures show.
Around 52.7 percent fail the practical test, while 51.7 percent of men pass it, statistics for the year to April show.
This is an improvement from 2017, when women had a 43 percent chance of success versus 50 percent for men, DVSA figures show.
Francesca Pipistrelli of Foxy Lady Drivers Club said: “Whether it’s pure competition, testosterone or luck, boys are more likely to pass their driving test the first time than girls.
“Nerves seem to affect women more, and when nerves come into play, mistakes happen.
“However, statistics indicate that women are safer drivers.
“As we all know, until recently, young men paid more for their insurance.
“Whether men are better drivers than women will certainly be discussed for years to come.”
Lorna Lee, AA campaign manager, said it was impossible to tell from success rates whether men or women were better drivers.
She added: “It’s good to see that the gap has closed a bit. We can only speculate as to what causes the differences.”
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