TEENAGER Daniel Chadwick is one ‘L’ of a driver.
The 18-year-old electrician, from Dalton, has joined an elite club of learners who have passed their test first time without any mistakes.
And his faultless performance came after just 23 hours of lessons with Bill Plant driving school – half the average.
Daniel said: “I thought I had done all right and I thought I’d probably passed because I didn’t do anything that stood out as a big mistake.
“The examiner didn’t even tell me I’d passed at first, he just started giving me leaflets about extra courses I could do.
“I said: ‘I’m guessing I passed then’ and he just gave me my faults sheet which didn’t have anything on it.
“I was over the moon.”
Only 0.1% of drivers pass their first test without making a single mistake.
Daniel said he used to do go-karting, which probably helped him.
“I picked things up quite quickly because I was used to being behind a wheel,” he said.
“But there were some bad habits I had to get out of.”
Instructor David Norcliffe, who has taught hundreds of learners over more than 10 years, said he had never had a pupil achieve a perfect pass.
He said: “Daniel has been a model pupil.
“He has had 23 hours of tuition with me over a period of three months, being eager to learn, very consistent and is now able to drive to a good standard.
“He’s now going to take his Pass Plus with me, enabling him to become an even better driver.”