A NEW driver is celebrating passing his test with zero faults at Malton test centre.

Neale Clarke, of Heworth in York, sat his test recently and became one of the less than one per cent of examinees who commit no faults.

Neal’s instructor, Sue Clarke of Excel School of Motoring in York, said: “I was delighted. It is pretty unique for a candidate to gain the perfect score. I have had very many pupils pass their driving tests, but in 28 years, I have only had two candidates pass with a 100 per cent score.”

Driving faults are ‘dangerous’, ‘serious’ or ‘minor’. A candidate can pass with up to 15 minor faults, but one serious or dangerous fault is an automatic fail. In May, it was revealed that Malton has the highest pass rate of any test centre in England.