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 September 2016. Statistics last updated January 2017.
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. 2017 test pass statistics will be updated shortly as the year progresses.
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 September 2016.
National Driving Test Centre Pass Rates
For the period of April through to September 2016, the total amount of practical driving tests conducted is 806,380. The total amount of practical driving tests passed is 382,238. The national driving test centre pass rate based on these dates is 47.4%
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 2016. You might be surprised to find that not an awful lot has changed over the years.
Best and Worst Driving Test Centre
Here, we’ll take a look at the top 10 best and the top 10 worst driving test centres based on DVSA pass rate statistics.
FIRST TIME DRIVING TEST PASS RATES
Detailed are statistics for test candidates who passed the practical driving test first time. Data covers all UK test centres.
- First time driving test pass rates 2016
- First time driving test pass rates 2015
- First time driving test pass rates 2014
Automatic Driving Test Pass rates
These statistics detail driving tests taken in a car with automatic transmission from between 2014 to 2015.
DRIVING TEST PASS RATES BY AGE
Statistics detail the age of the test candidate, the total amount of driving tests taken, the total amount of test passes and the pass rate for that age group.
Male and Female Pass Rates
Statistics covering the first time driving test pass rates for males and females.
ANNUAL DRIVING TESTS
How many driving tests taken each year for all DVSA driving test centres. Statistics include total annual tests conducted. Ever wondered who has the highest pass rate; men or women? Statistics also include overall pass rate for males, females and a total combination of all driving tests.
Driving test centre pass rates
Browsing the pass rate statistics may help you find the most difficult driving test centre, along with the easiest. Each test centre has their own particular driving 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.
DRIVING TEST PASS RATES Previous Years
Detailed are the pass rate statistics for the year 2011, 2014 and 2015.
- Practical driving test centre pass rates 2015
- Practical driving test centre pass rates 2014
- Practical driving test centre pass rates 2011