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Driving test centre pass rates

Although the driving test pass rates for 2012 represent a significant increase over last years, 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. The test centre highest pass rate for example is Ballater Driving Test Centre at a high 76.20% pass rate.

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 roundabouts, junctions, crossroads and if available country roads and dual carriageways. Practice such 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.

 

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.

Driving test pass rates of 2011

A comparison of driving test pass rates of 2011can be made if required.


 

Driving test pass rates 2012

Listed are the UK driving test centre pass rates for 2012. These driving test centre pass rates were last updated August 16 2012.

Compared to the driving test pass rates of 2011, a significant number of test centres have gained a higher driving test pass rate in the 2012 statistics.

The 2012 driving test pass rates listed below represent official Driving Standards agency (DSA) statistics for each of the UK driving test centres. A driving test can be taken at any DSA practical driving test centre and is not dependent on the location of your residency.

Aberdeen (Balgownie Road) Driving Test Centre 52.00% pass rate
Aberdeen Driving Test Centre 56.80% pass rate
Abergavenny Driving Test Centre 57.60% pass rate
Aberystwyth (Park Avenue) Driving Test Centre 56.80% pass rate
Airdrie Driving Test Centre 47.80% pass rate
Alness Driving Test Centre 62.10% pass rate
Alnwick Driving Test Centre 59.70% pass rate
Arbroath Driving Test Centre 61.50% pass rate
Ashfield Driving Test Centre 54.70% pass rate
Ashford (Kent) Driving Test Centre 57.90% pass rate
Ashford (Middlesex) Driving Test Centre 51.60% pass rate
Atherton Driving Test Centre 54.40% pass rate
Aylesbury Driving Test Centre 49.80% pass rate
Ayr Driving Test Centre 52.20% pass rate
Bala Driving Test Centre 48.40% pass rate
Ballachulish Driving Test Centre 50.00% pass rate
Ballater Driving Test Centre 76.20% pass rate
Banbury Driving Test Centre 53.50% pass rate
Banff Driving Test Centre 61.60% pass rate
Bangor Driving Test Centre 53.00% pass rate
Barking Driving Test Centre 39.20% pass rate
Barnet Driving Test Centre 39.60% pass rate
Barnsley Driving Test Centre 43.30% pass rate
Barnstaple Driving Test Centre 55.70% pass rate
Barra Island Driving Test Centre 50.00% pass rate
Barrow In Furness Driving Test Centre 64.00% pass rate
Barry Driving Test Centre 53.50% pass rate
Basildon Driving Test Centre 42.20% pass rate
Basingstoke Driving Test Centre 52.70% pass rate
Bathgate Driving Test Centre 51.70% pass rate
Bedford Driving Test Centre 48.30% pass rate
Belvedere Driving Test Centre 39.50% pass rate
Benbecula Island Driving Test Centre 66.00% pass rate
Berwick-On-Tweed Driving Test Centre 64.20% pass rate
Beverley LVG Driving Test Centre -
Birmingham (Kings Heath) Driving Test Centre 44.60% pass rate
Birmingham (Kingstanding) Driving Test Centre 42.30% pass rate
Birmingham (Shirley) Driving Test Centre 51.20% pass rate
Birmingham (South Yardley) Driving Test Centre 42.00% pass rate
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) Driving Test Centre 49.70% pass rate
Birmingham (Garrets Green ) Driving Test Centre 45.20% pass rate
Bishops Stortford Driving Test Centre 47.20% pass rate
Blackburn with Darwen Driving Test Centre 48.50% pass rate
Blackpool Driving Test Centre 50.40% pass rate
Bletchley Driving Test Centre 53.50% pass rate
Blyth Driving Test Centre 56.80% pass rate
Bodmin Driving Test Centre 54.10% pass rate
Bolton Driving Test Centre 54.90% pass rate
Borehamwood Driving Test Centre 48.80% pass rate
Boston Driving Test Centre 64.10% pass rate
Bournemouth Driving Test Centre 54.60% pass rate
Bradford (Heaton) Driving Test Centre 36.90% pass rate
Bradford (Thornbury) Driving Test Centre 40.30% pass rate
Brecon Driving Test Centre 63.10% pass rate
Bredbury Driving Test Centre 51.30% pass rate
Brentwood Driving Test Centre 38.60% pass rate
Bridgend Driving Test Centre 54.70% pass rate
Bridlington Driving Test Centre 55.40% pass rate
Bristol (Brislington) Driving Test Centre 57.50% pass rate
Bristol (Southmead) Driving Test Centre 54.90% pass rate
Bristol (Kingswood) Driving Test Centre 49.70% pass rate
Brodick (Isle of Arran) Driving Test Centre -
Buckie Driving Test Centre 59.00% pass rate
Burgess Hill Driving Test Centre 54.10% pass rate
Burton on Trent Driving Test Centre 49.00% pass rate
Bury St Edmunds Driving Test Centre 52.60% pass rate
Buxton Driving Test Centre 61.80% pass rate
Callander Driving Test Centre 52.50% pass rate
Camborne Driving Test Centre 55.40% pass rate
Cambridge (Chesterton Road) Driving Test Centre 56.00% pass rate
Cambridge (Cowley Road) Driving Test Centre 54.50% pass rate
Campbeltown Driving Test Centre -
Cannock Driving Test Centre 54.70% pass rate
Canterbury Driving Test Centre 45.70% pass rate
Cardiff (Fairwater) Driving Test Centre 56.00% pass rate
Cardigan Driving Test Centre 61.50% pass rate
Carlisle Driving Test Centre 58.20% pass rate
Carmarthen Driving Test Centre 55.80% pass rate
Castle Douglas Driving Test Centre 50.50% pass rate
Cheetham Hill Driving Test Centre 46.90% pass rate
Chelmsford Driving Test Centre 41.90% pass rate
Cheltenham Driving Test Centre 49.50% pass rate
Chertsey Driving Test Centre 50.60% pass rate
Chester Driving Test Centre 47.10% pass rate
Chesterfield Driving Test Centre 47.90% pass rate
Chichester Driving Test Centre 53.90% pass rate
Chingford Driving Test Centre 44.60% pass rate
Chippenham Driving Test Centre 53.90% pass rate
Chorley Driving Test Centre 54.30% pass rate
Clacton-on-Sea Driving Test Centre 47.60% pass rate
Colchester Driving Test Centre 41.40% pass rate
Coventry Driving Test Centre 41.60% pass rate
Crawley Driving Test Centre 48.50% pass rate
Crewe Driving Test Centre 54.70% pass rate
Crieff Driving Test Centre 63.70% pass rate
Croydon Driving Test Centre 45.30% pass rate
Cumnock Driving Test Centre 64.70% pass rate
Darlington Driving Test Centre 50.40% pass rate
Derby Driving Test Centre 53.60% pass rate
Doncaster Driving Test Centre 50.00% pass rate
Dorchester Driving Test Centre 62.40% pass rate
Dumbarton Driving Test Centre 51.20% pass rate
Dumfries Driving Test Centre 50.60% pass rate
Dundee Driving Test Centre 52.40% pass rate
Dunfermline Driving Test Centre 49.50% pass rate
Dunoon Driving Test Centre 68.60% pass rate
Duns Driving Test Centre 56.90% pass rate
Durham Meadowfield Driving Test Centre 60.80% pass rate
Eastbourne Driving Test Centre 50.70% pass rate
Edinburgh (Currie) Driving Test Centre 48.20% pass rate
Edinburgh (Musselburgh) Driving Test Centre 52.40% pass rate
Elgin Driving Test Centre 52.20% pass rate
Elswick Driving Test Centre 43.90% pass rate
Enfield Driving Test Centre 46.20% pass rate
Erith Driving Test Centre 45.30% pass rate
Exeter Driving Test Centre 53.10% pass rate
Failsworth Driving Test Centre 44.80% pass rate
Falkirk Driving Test Centre 52.10% pass rate
Farnborough Driving Test Centre 57.20% pass rate
Folkestone Driving Test Centre 53.50% pass rate
Forfar Driving Test Centre 59.30% pass rate
Fort William Driving Test Centre 71.90% pass rate
Fraserburgh Driving Test Centre 56.30% pass rate
Gairloch Driving Test Centre -
Galashiels Driving Test Centre 62.10% pass rate
Garston Driving Test Centre 51.60% pass rate
Gateshead Driving Test Centre 47.50% pass rate
Gillingham Driving Test Centre 47.70% pass rate
Girvan Driving Test Centre 54.90% pass rate
Glasgow (Anniesland) Driving Test Centre 47.80% pass rate
Glasgow (Baillieston) Driving Test Centre 44.20% pass rate
Glasgow (Springburn Park) Driving Test Centre 46.20% pass rate
Glasgow (Shieldhall) Driving Test Centre 40.80% pass rate
Gloucester Driving Test Centre 51.70% pass rate
Golspie Driving Test Centre -
Goodmayes Driving Test Centre 40.60% pass rate
Grantham Driving Test Centre 64.30% pass rate
Grantown-On-Spey Driving Test Centre -
Gravesend Driving Test Centre -
Greenford Driving Test Centre 47.20% pass rate
Greenock Driving Test Centre 54.10% pass rate
Grimsby Driving Test Centre 45.40% pass rate
Guildford Driving Test Centre 58.70% pass rate
Haddington Driving Test Centre 61.00% pass rate
Halifax Driving Test Centre 51.60% pass rate
Hamilton Driving Test Centre 41.20% pass rate
Hartlepool Driving Test Centre 54.70% pass rate
Hastings Driving Test Centre 47.20% pass rate
Hawick Driving Test Centre 62.30% pass rate
Hayes Driving Test Centre 44.00% pass rate
Heckmondwike Driving Test Centre 42.20% pass rate
Hendon Driving Test Centre 45.30% pass rate
Hereford Driving Test Centre 54.90% pass rate
Herne Bay Driving Test Centre 49.10% pass rate
Hexham Driving Test Centre 53.80% pass rate
Heysham Driving Test Centre 55.90% pass rate
High Wycombe Driving Test Centre 55.90% pass rate
Hinckley Driving Test Centre 54.60% pass rate
Hither Green Driving Test Centre 43.00% pass rate
Hornchurch Driving Test Centre 44.40% pass rate
Horsforth Driving Test Centre 50.30% pass rate
Huddersfield Driving Test Centre 49.90% pass rate
Hull Driving Test Centre 47.80% pass rate
Huntly Driving Test Centre 61.20% pass rate
Hyde Driving Test Centre 55.40% pass rate
Inveraray Driving Test Centre -
Inverness Driving Test Centre 51.40% pass rate
Inverurie Driving Test Centre 65.60% pass rate
Ipswich Driving Test Centre 56.70% pass rate
Irvine Driving Test Centre 50.30% pass rate
Island of Mull (Salen) Driving Test Centre -
Islay Island Driving Test Centre -
Isle of Skye (Broadford) Driving Test Centre -
Isle of Skye (Portree) Driving Test Centre -
Isle of Tiree Driving Test Centre -
Isleworth Driving Test Centre 48.30% pass rate
Kelso Driving Test Centre 67.40% pass rate
Kendal Driving Test Centre 69.50% pass rate
Kettering Driving Test Centre 50.40% pass rate
Kilmarnock Driving Test Centre 45.80% pass rate
Kings Lynn Driving Test Centre 51.50% pass rate
Kingussie Driving Test Centre -
Kirkcaldy Driving Test Centre 52.30% pass rate
Knaresborough Driving Test Centre 56.90% pass rate
Kyle of Lochalsh Driving Test Centre -
Lairg Driving Test Centre -
Lampeter Driving Test Centre 63.90% pass rate
Lanark Driving Test Centre 43.40% pass rate
Launceston Driving Test Centre 58.40% pass rate
Lee on the Solent Driving Test Centre 54.00% pass rate
Leeds Driving Test Centre 40.50% pass rate
Leicester (Gipsy Lane) Driving Test Centre 45.10% pass rate
Leicester (Wigston) Driving Test Centre 44.90% pass rate
Leighton Buzzard Driving Test Centre 49.30% pass rate
Lerwick Driving Test Centre 73.20% pass rate
Letchworth Driving Test Centre 45.90% pass rate
Lichfield Driving Test Centre 55.00% pass rate
Lincoln Driving Test Centre 54.80% pass rate
Llandrindod Wells Driving Test Centre 66.70% pass rate
Llanelli Driving Test Centre 52.20% pass rate
Lochgilphead Driving Test Centre 73.30% pass rate
Longbenton Driving Test Centre 50.20% pass rate
Loughborough Driving Test Centre 52.80% pass rate
Loughton Driving Test Centre 47.30% pass rate
Louth Driving Test Centre 61.90% pass rate
Lower Gornal Driving Test Centre 51.80% pass rate
Lowestoft Driving Test Centre 50.60% pass rate
Ludlow Driving Test Centre 53.10% pass rate
Luton Driving Test Centre 43.60% pass rate
Macclesfield Driving Test Centre 54.60% pass rate
Maidstone Driving Test Centre 55.60% pass rate
Mallaig Driving Test Centre -
Malton Driving Test Centre 61.30% pass rate
Melton Mowbray Driving Test Centre 62.70% pass rate
Merthyr Tydfil Driving Test Centre 60.80% pass rate
Middlesbrough Driving Test Centre 51.00% pass rate
Mill Hill Driving Test Centre 44.70% pass rate
Monmouth Driving Test Centre 59.30% pass rate
Montrose Driving Test Centre 61.10% pass rate
Morden Driving Test Centre 48.00% pass rate
Nelson Driving Test Centre 52.50% pass rate
Newbury Driving Test Centre 55.00% pass rate
Newcastle-Under-Lyme Driving Test Centre 47.90% pass rate
Newport (Gwent) Driving Test Centre 52.90% pass rate
 Newport (Isle of Wight) Driving Test Centre 53.20% pass rate
Newton Abbot Driving Test Centre 62.10% pass rate
Newton Stewart Driving Test Centre 58.50% pass rate
Newtown Driving Test Centre 63.80% pass rate
Norris Green Driving Test Centre 46.00% pass rate
Northallerton Driving Test Centre 61.30% pass rate
Northampton Driving Test Centre 53.20% pass rate
Northwich Driving Test Centre 57.70% pass rate
Norwich Driving Test Centre 56.90% pass rate
Nottingham (Chalfont Drive) Driving Test Centre 52.00% pass rate
Nottingham (Colwick) Driving Test Centre 52.20% pass rate
Nuneaton Driving Test Centre 52.80% pass rate
Oban Driving Test Centre 59.50% pass rate
Orkney (Kirkwall) Driving Test Centre 63.10% pass rate
Oswestry Driving Test Centre 57.10% pass rate
Oxford (Cowley) Driving Test Centre 54.10% pass rate
Paisley Driving Test Centre 39.70% pass rate
Peebles Driving Test Centre 55.00% pass rate
Pembroke Dock Driving Test Centre 58.00% pass rate
Penzance Driving Test Centre 53.40% pass rate
Perth Driving Test Centre 51.00% pass rate
Peterborough Driving Test Centre 51.30% pass rate
Peterhead Driving Test Centre 59.40% pass rate
Pinner Driving Test Centre 51.00% pass rate
Plymouth Driving Test Centre 44.60% pass rate
Pontefract Driving Test Centre 45.70% pass rate
Pontypridd Driving Test Centre 54.90% pass rate
Portsmouth Driving Test Centre 49.00% pass rate
Preston Driving Test Centre 50.00% pass rate
Pwllheli Driving Test Centre 62.50% pass rate
Reading Driving Test Centre 52.30% pass rate
Redditch (Worcs) Driving Test Centre 46.30% pass rate
Reigate Driving Test Centre 54.80% pass rate
Rhyl Driving Test Centre 41.70% pass rate
Rochdale Driving Test Centre 41.20% pass rate
Rotherham Driving Test Centre 47.40% pass rate
Rothesay Driving Test Centre -
Rugby Driving Test Centre 54.10% pass rate
Sale Driving Test Centre 49.50% pass rate
Salisbury Driving Test Centre 54.90% pass rate
Saltcoats Driving Test Centre 55.60% pass rate
Scarborough Driving Test Centre 53.80% pass rate
Scunthorpe Driving Test Centre 47.20% pass rate
Sevenoaks Driving Test Centre 54.30% pass rate
Sheffield (Middlewood Road) Driving Test Centre 54.60% pass rate
Sheffield (Parkway) Driving Test Centre 53.00% pass rate
Shrewsbury Driving Test Centre 53.40% pass rate
Sidcup Driving Test Centre 48.70% pass rate
Skegness Driving Test Centre 63.60% pass rate
Skipton Driving Test Centre 51.20% pass rate
Slough Driving Test Centre 50.40% pass rate
South Norwood Driving Test Centre 46.20% pass rate
South Shields Driving Test Centre 50.60% pass rate
South Uist Island Driving Test Centre -
Southall Driving Test Centre 49.10% pass rate
Southampton (Forest Hills) Driving Test Centre 49.60% pass rate
Southampton (Maybush) Driving Test Centre 55.40% pass rate
Southport Driving Test Centre 50.70% pass rate
St Albans Driving Test Centre 43.00% pass rate
St Helens Driving Test Centre 51.40% pass rate
Stafford Driving Test Centre 55.10% pass rate
Stevenage Driving Test Centre 39.80% pass rate
Stirling Driving Test Centre 45.00% pass rate
Stoke on Trent Driving Test Centre 46.60% pass rate
Stornoway Driving Test Centre 53.00% pass rate
Stranraer Driving Test Centre 70.50% pass rate
Sunderland Driving Test Centre 49.40% pass rate
Sutton Driving Test Centre 50.30% pass rate
Swansea Driving Test Centre 55.30% pass rate
Swindon Driving Test Centre 55.40% pass rate
Taunton Driving Test Centre 58.10% pass rate
Telford Driving Test Centre 51.60% pass rate
Thurso Driving Test Centre 54.70% pass rate
Tilbury Driving Test Centre 44.20% pass rate
Tolworth Driving Test Centre 52.90% pass rate
Trowbridge Driving Test Centre 55.10% pass rate
Tunbridge Wells Driving Test Centre 61.20% pass rate
Ullapool Driving Test Centre -
Upton Driving Test Centre 51.20% pass rate
Uxbridge Driving Test Centre 51.60% pass rate
Wakefield Driving Test Centre 43.40% pass rate
Wallasey Driving Test Centre 46.50% pass rate
Wanstead Driving Test Centre 36.70% pass rate
Warrington Driving Test Centre 50.00% pass rate
Warwick Driving Test Centre 58.10% pass rate
Watford Driving Test Centre 52.90% pass rate
Wednesbury Driving Test Centre 39.00% pass rate
West Didsbury Driving Test Centre 45.10% pass rate
West Wickham Driving Test Centre 55.50% pass rate
Westbury Driving Test Centre 57.00% pass rate
Weston-Super-Mare Driving Test Centre 53.70% pass rate
Whalley Range -
Whitby Driving Test Centre 63.00% pass rate
Whitchurch Driving Test Centre 54.10% pass rate
Wick Driving Test Centre 56.40% pass rate
Widnes Driving Test Centre 46.30% pass rate
Winchester Driving Test Centre 50.50% pass rate
Wolverhampton Driving Test Centre 51.50% pass rate
Wood Green Driving Test Centre 38.20% pass rate
Worcester Driving Test Centre 51.20% pass rate
Workington Driving Test Centre 52.70% pass rate
Worksop Driving Test Centre 51.40% pass rate
Worthing Driving Test Centre 53.00% pass rate
Wrexham Driving Test Centre 42.70% pass rate
Yeovil Driving Test Centre 57.80% pass rate
York Driving Test Centre 55.20% pass rate