Statistical data set

Car driving tests with zero faults and top 10 faults data

Statistical data sets about the number of car driving tests where the candidate made no faults, and the top 10 faults people make in the car driving test.

About this data set

This data set comes from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

It is not classed as an ‘official statistic’. This means it’s not subject to scrutiny and assessment by the UK Statistics Authority.

Data tables

Car driving tests with zero faults

This data table shows the number of car driving tests where candidates made no dangerous, serious or driver faults since April 2007.

It’s updated once a year.

Car driving tests with zero faults, 2007 to 2022

Top 10 faults made in car driving tests

This data table shows the top 10 faults made in car driving tests since April 2007.

It’s updated once a year.

Top 10 faults made in car driving tests, 2007 to 2022

DVSA publishes separate guidance about the top 10 reasons people fail the driving test. This includes examples of the types of mistakes that count under each of the failure reasons.

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Published 18 September 2014
Last updated 11 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Split table DVSA1207 into 2 tables - DVSA1207 (Car driving tests with zero faults) and DVSA1208 (Top 10 faults made in car driving tests). Updated tables DVSA1207 and DVSA1208 with data to March 2022.

  2. Updated table 'DVSA1207 - Top 10 reasons for failing the car driving test' with data to March 2021.

  3. Updated table 'DVSA1207 - Top 10 reasons for failing the practical driving test, 2006 to 2019' with data to March 2020.

  4. Updated table 'DVSA1207 - Top 10 reasons for failing the practical driving test, 2006 to 2019' with data to March 2019.

  5. Updated table 'DVSA1207 - Top 10 reasons for failing the practical driving test, 2006 to 2016' with data to March 2017.

  6. Updated table 'DVSA1207 - Top 10 reasons for failing the practical driving test, 2006 to 2016' with data to March 2016.

  7. Updated 'Top 10 reasons for failing the practical driving test' with data up to 2015.

  8. First published.