For all the people out there who failed their driving test as a teenager (myself included), I'm offering you a silver lining in the form of a newly released study. Apparently, those who failed their road tests one time or more are more likely to have a college degree or postgraduate education than those who passed the first time around, reports the Independent.
The research, which was conducted by Insurers Privilege DriveXpert in the UK, analyzed 1564 people with UK drivers licenses. They ultimately found that 59% of those with no educational qualifications passed the first time around, falling to 51% for straight-A students. Further, just 48% of those holding an undergraduate degree passed their road test the first time.
What's more is that creative personality types have an edge over math and science lovers when it comes to driving. Those specialising in the arts passed their drivers test in an average of 1.9 attempts, while math and science students clocked in around 2.3 attempts.
"Passing the first time isn't the be-all and end-all of driving ability, as many of the main skills we need to equip ourselves for our driving careers are learned over the years as our experience on the roads builds," said Charlotte Fielding, the head of Privilege DriveXpert. "This research demonstrates a link between academic and professional success and passing the driving test."
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