This statistical release presents information on driving and riding tests and instructors during quarter 2, 2012/13.
This publication presents information on the number and pass rates of driving and riding practical tests conducted in Great Britain for the quarter to 30 September 2012 and statistics from the Approved Driving Instructor register and the Integrated Register of Driver Trainers.
The test and instructor statistics are derived from data held by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), which administers the driving test and training schemes in Great Britain.
- A total of 421,374 tests were conducted across all test categories between July and September 2012 (quarter 2 2012/13). This is a decrease of 5.3% in comparison to the same quarter last year.
- The reduction in the number of tests conducted in quarter 2 2012/13 is likely to have been due to the continuing economic situation, national events such as the Olympics, and pass rate improvement in the car practical test leading to fewer retests.
Test categories included are B (car), B1 (tricycles and quadricycles), A, A1 and A2 (motorcycles), C, C1 (medium and large goods vehicles), C+E, C1+E (medium/large goods vehicles with trailers), D, D1 (minibuses and buses), D+E and D1+E (minibuses/buses with trailers).
Information on Driver and rider test and instructor statistics, including the pre-release access list and related technical documentation can be found here
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