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Britain’s youngest bus driver takes to the roads at just 18

Britain's youngest bus driver Luke Brown, 18. (SWNS)
Britain's youngest bus driver Luke Brown, 18. (SWNS)

Britain’s youngest bus driver has taken to the roads after passing his test at the age of 18.

Luke Brown is now a qualified driver for National Express in Coventry, saying he "loves everything about driving".

He was inspired by his father, Stuart, who has driven for the same company for 20 years.

Brown passed his Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) licence at the first attempt without fault, which National Express said only happens two or three times a year from hundreds of tests.

Driver training officer Darren Dunbar said he was unsurprised Brown passed with no minors. (SWNS)
Driver training officer Darren Dunbar said he was unsurprised Brown passed with no minors. (SWNS)

He said: "I'm looking forward to spending more time on the road, helping more people get around and working alongside my dad, who has worked for the garage for the past 20 years.

"Although now there is a bit of competition between me and dad for who's the better driver.

"It feels great to have passed with no minors. I put a lot of time and effort into practising for the test so it's very satisfying to know my hard work has paid off."

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Darren Dunbar, driver training officer at National Express Coventry, said: "To pass a PCV licence at 18 years of age and with zero minors is a major achievement.

"Each year we have hundreds of drivers start training, out of these, only about two or three pass their test without fault."

But he added: "We were not surprised by Luke's result. He puts 100% into everything he does and that definitely shows in his driving. He's a lovely guy and a great asset to the garage."