More than 50 percent of people fail their road driving test the first time, according to Driving Peace, an organization that deals with driving phobia. When it comes to the written portion of the driving test, approximately 44 percent of people fail, according to CBS News.
The average written test is 25 questions long, and passing rates vary by states, according to NASDAQ. In 2011, Missouri recorded the lowest passing rate on its written test, as more than 61 percent of drivers failed. For drivers who fail their written test, however, most states allow them to retake as early as one day afterwards, reports NASDAQ. A driver who fails a road test, however, is required to wait as long as 30 days to retake it.