Are bikers cleverer than drivers? Theory test results revealed…
It’s the age-old question. Are motorcyclists cleverer than motorists?
New information published by the Department for Transport may – or may not – offer some clues.
The data shows that in 2011/12 there were almost 1.4 million car theory tests taken with an average pass rate of 61%. When broken down by gender the pass rate amongst men was 58% but amongst women it was 64% (let’s not get into the male v female debate).
By contrast there were 66,000 bike theory tests taken with a considerably higher over all pass rate of 80%. Again women did slightly better than men, though compared to drivers the proportion of females taking the bike test was a lot lower – only one in nine in fact, compared with almost one to one for cars.
Go away and discuss.