LESS THAN HALF of drivers in the capital pass their driving test, figures released by the Road Safety Authority show.
The figures, given to Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis, also break down where the highest pass rates are.
In all categories of licence, 32,000 people took the test in Dublin last year, with 14,899, or 46%, being awarded their pink licence.
In what will come as a surprise to many Dubliners, the highest pass rate came in Finglas, which had a 47.42% pass rate.
Raheny had a 47.09% pass rate, while Tallaght and Rathgar have 46.11% and 43.88% pass rates, respectively.
This year, the numbers have improved, with 47.23% of people passing their tests and Raheny leapfrogging Finglas as the most successful centre – 49.73% of people going there passed.
Ellis says that the numbers show that a course on driving being taught in schools would be beneficial.
“Given the need for safety it is no surprise that many drivers must re-sit their test at a later date.
“Driving is an important skill for people to have and dramatically increases their opportunities for employment in particular. A basic course in driver safety and the rules of the road at secondary school level could have a positive effect and should be looked at.”