The driving test is celebrating its 80th birthday

The first person to pass the driving test back in 1935 was a Mr R Beere - who paid the equivalent of just 37.5p for his test. Current price is £62.00

In 1935 there were just 1.5 million cars in use, but over 7,000 people were killed on the country’s roads. However, within a year of the introduction of the test, the number of deaths had fallen by 1,000. There were no test centres in 1935 so you had to arrange to meet the examiner somewhere like a post office, train station or town hall