The number and pass rates of driving and riding practical tests conducted in Great Britain for the quarter to 30 December 2013, and also statistics on driving instructors.
The statistics are derived from data held by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), which administers the driving test and training schemes in Great Britain.
Between October to December 2013:
- there were 381,024 car practical tests conducted, 1% more than in the same quarter of the previous year. The pass rate for these tests was 46.6%, marginally lower than the same period in 2012
- there were 390,326 car theory tests conducted, 24% more than in the same quarter of the previous year. The pass rate for these tests was 50.5%, 9.6 percentage points lower than in the same period of 2012, before the theory test question bank was updated
- there were 43,289 approved driving instructors on the register which is a drop of 4.6% compared with the same quarter of the previous year. The number of riding instructors on the Statutory Register in this quarter is 2,647 which is 10.7% lower than the same quarter of the previous year