Belvedere and Erith test centre's are two of the hardest places to pass your driving test in the country, according to the latest data.

Figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency show just 33 per cent of all learners passed their practical test in Belvedere between April 2017 and March 2018, and only 31 per cent passed in Erith.

The average pass rate for test centres across Great Britain was 46 per cent, with the highest pass rate in Golspie, in the Scottish Highlands, where 77 per cent of new drivers successfully received their licences.

Overall built up urban areas tended to have lower pass rates, while at quieter rural test centres learners appeared to find the exam easier. The toughest place to pass was The Pavilion test centre, in Birmingham, where 30.2 per cent of learner drivers got their licence.

Belvedere test centre conducted 6,552 tests over 2017-18 and 2,154 people passed.

Erith test centre conducted 7,678 tests over 2017-18 and 2,348 people passed.

Historically men have paid more for car insurance than women as they have more accidents. But the figures show they have a higher pass rate.

At Belvedere 35.5 per cent gained their licence compared to 30.4 per cent of women.

The trend continued in Erith as 33.4 per cent of men gained their licence compared to 28.4 per cent of women.

On December 4 last year the driving test was changed, with many observers saying the new test is tougher than the old one.

Learners now must navigate for 20 minutes using a sat-nav, and explain how to test the brakes, clean the windscreen and demist your windows while driving. However the new test does not seem to have bothered rookie drivers. In April 2017, under the old test, the pass rate was 31 per cent, less than the rate in March 2018, in the new test.

The data also shows that 31 per cent of people taking their test for the first time managed to pass, with nine learners succeeding first time with no minor faults. Drivers taking the test can pass with up to 15 minor faults, such as not checking your mirror at the right time.

DVSA deputy chief driving examiner, Gordon Witherspoon, said: "DVSA's priority is to help everyone through a lifetime of safe driving.

"All candidates are assessed to the same level and the result of their test is entirely dependent on their performance on the day.

"We expect candidates and instructors to become more familiar with the new test and well continue to monitor the impact of the changes."