The content and the processes used for gathering the Incident Statistics set of data (compulsory basic training and direct access scheme) are currently under review, therefore there will be no update of this data for the foreseeable future. Any freedom of information requests concerning this data set should be sent to FOI@dvsa.gov.uk
Statistics on the number and pass rates of driving and riding practical tests conducted in Great Britain for the period January to March 2018, and also statistics on driving instructors.
During January to March 2018, there were:
- 480,200 theory tests
- 465,650 practical tests
When comparing with January to March 2017, this was:
- a decrease of 5.7% across all theory tests
- a decrease of 10.7% across all practical tests
During January to March 2018, car tests made up:
- 89% of theory tests
- 92% of practical tests
The number of practical vocational tests conducted for Large Goods Vehicles decreased by 9.5% when compared with January to March 2017.
At the end of March 2018, there were:
- 39,248 Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) on the statutory register.