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Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: July to September 2017

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

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Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: July to September 2017 tables

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Statistics on the number and pass rates of driving and riding practical tests conducted in Great Britain for July to September 2017, including statistics on driving instructors.

During July to September 2017, there were:

  • 551,753 theory tests
  • 498,349 practical tests

Compared with July to September 2016, this was:

  • a decrease of 3.7% across all theory tests
  • an increase of 6.6% across all practical tests

Car tests made up 90% of theory and 89% practical tests during July to September 2017.

Comparing Large Goods Vehicle tests for July to September 2017 to July to September 2016, there was:

  • a decrease of 9.6% in practical vocational tests
  • a decrease of 31.6% in practical CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) tests

At the end of September 2017, there were 39,386 Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) on the statutory register. This was:

  • a decrease of 0.6% compared to September 2016
  • a decrease of 14.5% compared to September 2012

At the end of September 2017, there were 2,467 approved Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) motorcycle instructors. This was:

  • a decrease of 1% compared to September 2016
  • a decrease of 17.5% compared to September 2012

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Published 14 December 2017