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Smart people more likely to fail driving test


· 每日跟讀單元 Daily English

The brighter you are, the less likely you are to pass your driving test first time, a new study concludes. By contrast, motorists with fewer academic qualifications are more likely to pass first time.


Insurers Privilege DriveXpert conducted the analysis of 1,564 people with a full UK driving licence and found that 59 percent of those with no qualifications passed first time. People who had undergraduate degrees had a first time pass rate of 48 percent.

保險公司Privilege DriveXpert對英國擁有完整駕照的1564人進行分析,發現59%沒有學歷資格的人首次即通過考試;擁有大學學歷者首次通過率則為48%。

Interestingly, people who studied maths and science needed more attempts to get their licence than those more arts and culture inclined. Experts suspect motorists with more academic minds may over-think the challenge they face.


Dr Lee Hadlington, senior lecturer in Psychology at De Montfort University said: ’Those who don’t have formal academic qualifications could rely more heavily on procedural skills like motor control and hand-eye co-ordination, hence may be better suited to activities like passing a driving test.’


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