Driving Test Pass Rates
Detailed in this section are the official Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) practical driving test centre pass rates for UK test centres. Dates range from the months April through to December 2015. Statistics last updated March 18th 2016.
As can be seen by the statisics, pass rates vary considerably. This is often due to the location of the test centre. Practical driving test centres located within busy city areas will often involve complex test routes such as busy multi-lane systems. This along with high traffic density can have an impact on pass rates.
A driving test can be booked and taken at any DVSA practical driving test centre and is not dependent on the location of your residency, or the address on your provisional driving licence.
A test centres pass rate may influence where you wish to take your test. Pass rate statistics will enable you to determine the best and worst driving test centres in the UK. 2016 test pass statistics will be updated shortly.
Find your test centre pass rates
Use the A-Z menu to locate the practical test centre of your choice. Statistics range from April through to December 2015.
National Driving Test Centre Pass Rates
For the period of April through to December 2015, the total amount of practical driving tests conducted is 1,142,690. The total amount of practical driving tests passed is 537,482. The national driving test centre pass rate based on these dates is 47%
Driving Test Centre Top 10 Failures
Check out the top 10 driving test failures from all UK practical driving test centres combined from year 2006 to 2015. You might be surprised to find that not an awful lot has changed over the years.
Driving test centre pass rates
Each test centre has their own particular test routes that involve challenging areas. Choosing a test centre with a particularly high pass rate may increase your chances of passing overall, it could be difficult as you will not be familiar with the local test routes.
Whether your test centre has a low or high pass rate, before your driving test it is recommended that you gain knowledge of the local roads and routes that you will likely take during the test. A driving test will usually include the most difficult roads and traffic systems in the area and will typically include:
Practice the particularly difficult roads and traffic systems local to the test centre to increase the chances of passing. Choosing a local good driving instructor is beneficial. They will have first-hand experience of the areas the examiner will take you during the driving test.
Annual Driving Tests
How many driving tests taken each year. Statistics include tests conducted, tests passed and overall pass rate for males, females and total combination of all driving tests.
First time driving test pass rates
- Information for driving test candidates for first time driving test pass rates for all UK practical driving test centres.