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 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.