Learner drivers of different ages - and vehicles
Learner drivers of different ages - and vehicles

Are you one of the learner drivers pictured in Sheffield down the years?

Can you remember your driving test – the nerves, the stern-looking examiner, the joy when you passed or that deflated feeling when you knew you had to do it all over again.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 2:45 pm

The first compulsory driving tests were introduced in Britain in June 1935 - and 245,000 people applied straight away. The pass rate was 63 per cent and examiners met hopeful candidates at places like railway stations because there were no test centres then. They must have driven there themselves, we guess.

To celebrate the milestone, here’s a look back at Sheffield learner drivers and instructors heading for the open road over the years.

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