Official statistics reveal driving test pass rates are moving towards pre-pandemic levels

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Official statistics reveal driving test pass rates are moving towards pre-pandemic levels

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today (11 August 2022) published the official driving test statistics for 1 January to 31 March 2022.  

The data shows that 425,900 car driving tests were carried out between 1 January and 31 March 2022 (up 14% compared to the same period in 2020).  

The pass rate for car driving tests has reduced to 47.1% – down from 48.1% between October and December 2021.  

For more information on the stats read our news story on GOV.UK.  

To help learner drivers understand when they’re ready to take their test, and to reinforce the messages you are giving to your pupils, DVSA has recently launched the ‘Ready to Pass?’ campaign at www.gov.uk/ready-to-pass.

Thank you for your support DVSA would not have been able to increase the number of tests without the support and help of you and our driving test examiners.  

Thank you for continuing to provide high quality training to your pupils and preparing them for their tests and encouraging them to delay it if they are not ready.  

The work is not finished yet and we will continue to work with you to help get more new qualified drivers on the road, helping them to have access to employment, education and the economic and social opportunities that will help support the country’s recovery.

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