A report by the Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas driving school association, based on information collated through the University of Madrid, reveal that only 3% of qualified drivers are able to pass the driving theory test, answering 28 out of 30 questions posed.
The survey also revealed that 76% of respondents correctly answered between 22 and 27 questions correctly, whereas 21% scored below 21 points.
As a result, the association are calling for urgent legislation to combat the problem, as more than 20% of drivers on the road need urgent education, which could be provided when minor motoring offences occur, thus correcting a problem which could have led to incorrectly identifying road markings or signs, or other issues that even novice drivers are required to know.
As the data was analysed further, it reveals that those who drive more are not always the most knowledgeable, with those who spend three or four hours per day driving being the least knowledgeable. Similarly, drivers aged over 65 and those who have had a license for ten years or more are also high on the theory failure list, followed by the uneducated, retired, housewives, company directors and those who rarely use the car. In addition, the failure rate is 37% amongst those who have lost all their license points.
Geographically, Castila-La Mancha, Galicia and the Balearic Islands yield the most knowledgeable drivers, with around 24 correct answers out of 30, whereas Murcia, Cantabria and La Rioja are the lowest at less than 23 correct, with the national average standing at is 23.3 right questions, bearing in mind the pass mark for the theory test is 28.
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