A higher percentage of men in the Cumnock area pass their driving test than women, according to new figures.

The latest statistics held by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have revealed the pass rates at the Cumnock test centre.

Data reveals that throughout 2022, a total of 601 driving tests were taken using Cumnock test centre - with 350 people passing during the year, which is a 58 per cent pass rate.

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Of this 601, 218 were men and 383 were women.

The stats show that 135 of the 218 men passed their tests, giving them a pass rate of 62 per cent.

Of the 383 women who sat their test during this time, 215 passed, giving them a pass rate of 56 per cent.

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June and July 2022 were the best months for men to pass, according to the data, with 70 per cent passing their test during these months.

However, only 10 tests were sat by men in July, according to the data, with only 6 taking place in September.

For women, March was the most successful month for passes, with 67.4 per cent.

Only six of the 17 woman who sat their tests in July 2022 successfully passed.