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Apparently Clever People Are More Likely To Fail Their Driving Test

By Sarah

July 31, 2017 at 11:13am

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Good news for people who've felt like an absolute fool for failing their driving test: turns out smart people are less likely to pass.

LadBible reports that research carried out by Privilege DriveXpert discovered intelligent people have to take multiple tries at passing their driving test, using data from 1564 people with a full British driving license.

The study appears to show a link between the chance of passing the test first time and a driver's qualifications, IQ, and professional standing.

Experts believe that this is because people who have academic minds may 'over-think' the challenge, rather than other people who take a more instant approach.

The study found that 59% of drivers with no qualifications pass first time, with only 50% of those with GCSEs passing on the first attempt, and 39% of business owners.

The study found that 59 percent of drivers with no qualifications pass first time - taking on average 1.7 attempts to gain their full driving licence.

The Privilege DriveXpert report says: "Failing a driving test first time can feel like a major set-back for a new driver.

"But our research has shown a link between qualifications and professional position held and the number of times it takes a person to pass their practical driving test. Those with no qualifications more likely to pass first time."

Dr Lee Hadlington, senior lecturer in Psychology at De Montfort University said: "Those who don't have formal academic qualifications could be in roles that 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."

So if you've failed you can always use it as a symbol of your intelligence... Nice one.

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