Official Statistics

Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: October to December 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: October to December 2018 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 October to December 2018, and also statistics on driving instructors.

During October to December 2018, there were:

  • 499,946 theory tests conducted
  • 460,967 practical tests conducted

Compared with October to December 2017, this was:

  • a decrease of 6.3% across all theory tests conducted
  • no change over all practical tests conducted

Car tests made up 89% of theory and 90% of practical tests during October to December 2018.

At the end of December 2018, there were 39,408 Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) on the statutory register.

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Published 14 March 2019