LEARNER drivers looking to pass their test might find it 'easier' in three Somerset locations.

Moneybarn, a vehicle finance provider, has compared the pass rates of driving test centre around the county to find the 'easiest' place to pass.

Three Somerset locations feature in the top 25 - but Dorset's Dorchester came up top.

According to Moneybarn, the latest pass rates from 2018/19 in Dorchester was 62.4 per cent, closely followed by Yeovil with a 61.9 per cent pass rate.

West-super-Mare clocked in at 19th with a 55.5 per cent pass rate, and Taunton was ranked 25th with a 54.4 per cent pass rate.

At the end of 2017, changes were made to the driving test, with many believing the new test would be more difficult.

Some of the changes included having to navigate for 20 minutes using a sat-nav, removing certain manoeuvres and learners being asked ‘show me’ and ‘tell me’ questions throughout the test, not just at the beginning.

The lowest recorded pass rate from Moneybarn's research was Birmingham (The Pavilion) with a 28.6 per cent pass rate.

Other city test centres, including in Manchester, Liverpool, and London, also featured low on the list.

Tim Schwarz, head of marketing at Moneybarn, said: “Although the pass rate has lowered slightly, making certain elements of the driving test more challenging demonstrates the Government’s commitment to improving road safety.

“The changes are also more representative of what new drivers will encounter in their everyday driving, with a greater focus on a candidate’s ability to drive safely and responsibly, as well as ensuring they have good knowledge about driving theory and the vehicle itself.”