Official Statistics

Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: April to June 2018

Driver standards statistics on the numbers and pass rates for driving and riding theory and practical tests, and registered driving and riding instructors.


Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: April to June 2018 data tables

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Statistics on the number and pass rates of driving and riding practical tests conducted in Great Britain for the period April to June 2018, and also statistics on driving instructors.

During April to June 2018, there were:

  • 518,861 theory tests conducted
  • 478,224 practical tests conducted

Compared with April to June 2017, this was:

  • a decrease of 5.1% across all theory tests conducted
  • a decrease of 1.4% across all practical tests conducted

During April to June 2018, car tests made up:

  • 88% of theory tests
  • 89% of practical tests

The number of practical vocational tests conducted for Large Goods Vehicles increased by 1.9% from April to June 2017.

At the end of June 2018, there were:

  • 39,195 Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) on the statutory register.

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Published 13 September 2018