Information on the number and pass rates of driving and riding practical tests conducted in Great Britain for the quarter to 31 March 2015, and also statistics on driving instructors.
The statistics are derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which administers the driving test and training schemes in Great Britain.
During January to March 2015:
- 406,744 car theory tests, 5.2% more than in the same quarter of the previous year - the pass rate for these tests was 51.2%, 0.2 percentage points higher than in the same period of 2014
- 407,904 car practical tests, 5.2% more than in the same quarter of the previous year - the pass rate for these tests was 46.5%, 0.3% lower than the same period in 2014
- the number of motorcycle theory tests was 21.1% down compared with the same period of the previous year - the number of motorcycle practical tests was 10.3% up for module 1 and 9.2% up for module 2 compared with same period of the previous year
- increasing numbers of theory and practical LGV tests conducted in recent quarters suggest growth in this sector at a time of GDP growth
Three of the data tables accompanying this release were published prematurely in error for a brief period prior to the official release date. These files were removed from the website after 21 minutes as soon as the error became known.