Explaining why there was currently a three-month waiting list for people wanting to take their driving test, Deputy Guy de Faye blamed the inability of people to pass first time around.
Another reason, he said, was that one of the two examiners at Driver and Vehicle Standards had been off sick since February.
‘People in Jersey aren’t very good at driving and so many have to retake,’ he said.
‘One of the factors is people can’t pass first time around.
Perhaps our new young drivers aren’t as clever as they think they are.’ Deputy de Faye, who passed his driving test first time in Jersey, does not own a car at present and uses the bus to get into work.
‘I think it’s only right that the Minister for Transport uses public transport,’ he said.