First Time Driving Test Pass Rate

Most candidates that take their practical driving test for the first time often assume that they will fail. Statistics do however show that there’s a good chance of passing.

Most people fail on their first attempt either due to excessive nerves or that they simply have not had enough driving tuition. Below are the UK first time driving test pass rate percentages for each of the UK DVSA driving test centres.

The statistics below are for first time attempts for the year 2016. The official national statistics below detail each practical driving test centre along with the 1st attempts at the driving test taken, how many passed on their first attempt, the first attempt pass rate, plus first attempt passes that had zero faults.

National totals for all test centres can be found at the end of page 3.

Test Centres A – E, Page 1

UK Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) practical driving test centres A to E, page 1 of 3.

 1st attempts1st attempt passespass %1st test with zero faults
Aberdeen North16508425128
Aberdeen South (Cove)2082107851.856
Aberfeldy522344.20
Abergavenny2283128756.472
Aberystwyth49427655.92
Airdrie186877141.34
Alness49829559.21
Alnwick43227062.516
Arbroath45025656.949
Ashfield4161253460.981
Ashford (Kent)178488449.610
Ashford (London Middlesex)3294167850.944
Ashton Under Lyne5673746623
Atherton (Manchester)2606129649.732
Aylesbury206995746.330
Ayr108537934.92
Bala34317651.30
Ballachulish....800
Ballater1329471.211
Banbury2891151952.547
Banff17710659.90
Bangor2123107650.728
Barking (London)3394115734.114
Barnet (London)3154118537.69
Barnsley233496341.314
Barnstaple139970550.42
Barra....500
Barrow In Furness119179366.622
Barry114863255.122
Basildon3567147141.218
Basingstoke176477243.823
Belvedere (London)1756491283
Benbecula Island301343.30
Berwick-On-Tweed28917159.26
Birmingham (Garretts Green)4257187944.123
Birmingham (Kings Heath)2876117540.98
Birmingham (Kingstanding)3891142136.510
Birmingham (Shirley)205993945.619
Birmingham (South Yardley)279488931.82
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)2671114342.86
Bishopbriggs2572117445.69
Bishops Stortford3576176249.3115
Blackburn with Darwen3554145440.934
Blackpool3275156547.834
Bletchley3408154545.325
Blyth3086170855.347
Bodmin201793746.516
Bolton (Manchester)3844201052.333
Borehamwood (London)150471747.76
Boston1881100753.537
Bournemouth5558314456.6110
Bradford (Heaton)30851234408
Bradford (Thornbury)158459437.54
Brecon56036364.828
Bredbury (Manchester)2127101947.98
Brentwood (London)128853141.29
Bridgend2183109450.18
Bridlington9525525821
Bristol (Brislington)3105146547.249
Bristol (Kingswood)2615122346.817
Bristol (Southmead)4785240250.225
Brodick (Isle of Arran)421945.20
Bromsgrove53923543.66
Buckie1558152.30
Burgess Hill4634232450.2102
Burton on Trent2425115147.522
Bury (Manchester)234395840.92
Bury St Edmunds2500109543.815
Buxton2254131958.526
Callander1819451.92
Camborne2260120453.316
Cambridge (Chesterton Road)2047105151.313
Cambridge (Cowley Road)2924154852.98
Campbeltown765167.13
Cannock1055148.61
Canterbury128160347.16
Cardiff (Llanishen)4545220648.555
Cardigan493281573
Cardington2883131045.427
Carlisle16558925414
Carmarthen656328500
Castle Douglas22411651.89
Cheadle(Fire Station)71138754.413
Cheetham Hill (Manchester)254377530.51
Chelmsford (Hanbury Road)3334142142.614
Cheltenham258697837.85
Chertsey (London)3437174950.9107
Chester2515121948.519
Chesterfield159674846.912
Chichester2280122753.838
Chingford (London)480217313635
Chippenham2474122149.420
Chorley2430135055.610
Clacton-on-Sea199290245.323
Colchester2838113740.129
Coventry2984116939.22
Crawley2689124846.436
Crewe174494454.112
Crieff1277155.93
Croydon (London)2710101037.313
Cumnock55025646.57
Darlington175279545.428
Derby (Alvaston)3983176444.322
Doncaster3496164847.111
Dorchester313119416261
Dumbarton864354412
Dumfries81937145.319
Dundee2315124053.693
Dunfermline147664243.514
Dunoon1197764.71
Duns714563.42
Durham4310263661.2109
East Kilbride45919843.11
Eastbourne259412985019

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