Passing your driving test is one of the most memorable days of your life - but for drivers in Erith, it may well have been the hardest.

New data has revealed that Erith test centre is the hardest place in the country to pass your test.

Figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency show just 30 per cent of all learners passed their practical test between April and September last year.

The average pass rate for test centres across Great Britain was 47 per cent , significantly higher than the results coming out of Erith.

The results in Belvedere were not much better, with just 34 per cent passing their test during the same period - compared to 45.1 per cent in Hither Green.

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 Erith centre conducted 3,853 tests over six months and 1,160 people passed.

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

At Erith 32 per cent gained their licence, compared to 28 per cent of women.

And tests are likely to get more difficult to pass.

These statistics are from before the test was changed on December 4 last year, with many observers saying the reformed 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.

DVSA chief driving examiner, Lesley Young said: “All candidates are assessed to the same level and the result of their test is entirely dependent on their performance on the day.”