Otago has a higher pass rate for learner licence theory tests
than the national average.
Of the 2749 people who sat the class 1 (car) theory test in
Otago so far this year, 70% passed. Nationally, the 2013 pass
rate was 67%.
Pass rates have risen steadily in Otago and nationally from
about 50% in 2009, when a new computerised test was
Data was collated by the New Zealand Transport Agency, which
yesterday also released the latest statistics on fatal and
serious crashes involving teenage drivers.
On average, one teenager was killed on New Zealand roads each
week, although the number of fatal and serious crashes
involving teenage drivers was decreasing year on year.
Last year, there were 257 such incidents nationally, 24 of
which were fatal, and 23 in Otago.