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About half of the drivers who take their road tests in busy Brampton fail. In sleepy
Kenora, the failure rate is lower than 20 per cent. As Ontarioâ€™s driving instructors
have long known, some examination centres fail a far higher percentage of
test-takers than others. Now the company that runs driver testing for the province
has instituted pass-fail â€œnormsâ€ for each DriveTest centre based on their widely
varying past results.
More than 50 examiners have faced â€œsome level of remedial actionâ€ since the
norms were introduced in January, Dalglish said. Remedial action includes
both non-disciplinary measures, such as â€œclarification of expectationsâ€ and
retraining, and disciplinary measures such as warnings and suspensions.