Majority of Floridians failing driver's license test on first try

Majority of Floridians failing driver's license test on first try

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Less than half of Floridians testing for a driver's license are getting one of the first try, according to the Tampa Tribune.

At the start of the year, the DMV switched from its old written test to a new, 50-question exam. The Tampa Tribune reports three out of five test takers have flunked it so far.

The newspaper also reports that in Palm Beach County the success rate is even lower. Less than 40 percent of people taking the test are passing it.

The state is taking a second look at the exam, fixing some of the questions causing trouble and doing away with others.

The first time someone takes a driver's test in Florida it's free, but if that person fails and has to take it again, he or she has to pay.

Along with fixing the test, the DMV is working on updating Florida's driver handbook as well.

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