Official Statistics

Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: July to September 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: July to September 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 July to September 2018, there were:

  • 500,877 theory tests conducted
  • 477,921 practical tests conducted

Compared with July to September 2017, this was a:

  • decrease of 9.2% across all theory tests conducted
  • decrease of 4.1% across all practical tests conducted

Both practical and theory tests were higher than for the same period in 2016, or any previous April to June (quarter 2 statistics) going back to 2007.

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Driving tests and instructor statistics

Published 13 December 2018