NEW data has revealed the pass rates among men and women sitting their driving test in Cumnock.

According to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, 762 driving tests were taken at the Cumnock test centre between April and December last year - with 443 passes.

And the data reveals that the pass rate is higher among men than women.

The pass rate is up on the same period in 2022, when there were 234 passes from 409 tests taken.

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Of the 762 people who sat their practical test in Cumnock in the last nine months of 2023, 441 were women and 321 were men.

The stats show that 187 of the 321 men passed their tests, giving them a pass rate of 58.3 per cent.

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This is down from the male pass rate of 63 per cent during this time in 2022.

Of the 441 women who sat their tests during 2023, 256 passed their tests, giving them a pass percentage of 58 per cent, up from 54 per cent the previous year.

Overall, the percentage pass rate increased from 57.2 per cent in 2022 to 58.1 per cent in 2023.

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May was recorded as the best month for men to pass their tests, with 73 per cent of passes during this time.

The lowest monthly pass rate for men was July, with 45.2 per cent of successful tests.

However, July was the most productive month for women, with 72.1 per cent of passes.

The toughest month was recorded as October, with only 40.9 per cent of female drivers passing their tests.