Official Statistics

Driving test, theory test and instructor statistics, July to September 2014

The number of theory tests and driving tests taken between July 2014 and September 2014, pass rates, and the number of instructors.


Driver and rider test and instructor statistics: July to September 2014 tables

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Information on the number and pass rates of driving and riding practical tests conducted in Great Britain for the quarter to 30 September 2014, and also statistics on driving instructors. The statistics are derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which administers the driving test and training schemes in Great Britain.

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Main results

During the latest quarter (July to September 2014):

  • there were 437,836 car theory tests, 6.4% more than in the same quarter of the previous year. The pass rate for these tests was 52.%, 1.1 percentage points lower than in the same period of 2013
  • there were 370,995 car practical tests, 5.0% more than in the same quarter of the previous year. The pass rate for these tests was 47.5 per cent, 0.1 percentage points lower than the same period in 2013
  • the number of motorcycle theory tests was 10.2% up compared with the same period of the previous year. The number of motorcycle practical tests was 10.4% up for module 1 and 11.9% up for module 2 compared with same period of the previous year
  • increasing numbers of theory and practical LGV tests conducted in the latest two quarters suggest growth in this sector at a time of GDP growth

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Driving tests and instructor statistics

Published 11 December 2014