The easiest and hardest test centres to pass your driving test in Liverpool and Merseyside

Liverpool, Southport, Wirral and St Helens all feature, while four of Merseyside's test centres have the lowest pass rates in the country.
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One Liverpool driving test centre is notoriously difficult to pass at, and is ranked the hardest centre to do your test in the whole country. But how do the other centres stack up, and which is the best in Merseyside?

Speke test centre, off Banks Road, has the worst pass rate in the country with only 29% of people who take their test at the centre passing, according to AutoExpress. However, the centre is not the only notorious one in Merseyside, with three local centres in the top 15 rankings of the hardest places to pass your test in the UK.

Sitting in 11th place is Norris Green test centre on Parthenon Drive, which has a pass rate of 38.2%. Out of the 13,201 tests that took place in the centre in the 2022/23 period, only 5,041 were successful.

In 12th place is St Helens test centre, with a similar pass rate of only 38.2%, with only 3,170 passes out of 8,292 tests at the centre in the 2022/23 period.

Wallasey test centre across the water is in 13th place, with a pass rate that is only fractions better. The centre on King Street, has a pass rate of only 38.3%, according to AutoExpress, with 1,065 passes out of 2,730 tests in the 2022/23 period.

A woman passes her driving test. Image: stock.adobeA woman passes her driving test. Image: stock.adobe
A woman passes her driving test. Image: stock.adobe

However, for the test centres with the best pass rates in Merseyside you will have to head out of Liverpool. The best pass rate, according to insurance provider Cuvva is Southport. The Part Street centre has an impressive pass rate of 55.6%.

The Upton test centre, on Arrowe Park Road, with the next highest pass rate of 48.3%, and then Widnes test centre, on Everite Road, has a pass rate of 41.4%.