Starting this month, Driving Standards Agency statistics are being published alongside other Department for Transport statistics as part of the Government’s transparency policy.
Road Safety Minister Mike Penning said:
“This new statistics bulletin, showing driving test pass rates, will improve the range of information available for learner drivers, trainers, road safety organisations and any other groups with an interest in this area.
“I hope that publishing these statistics regularly and to a pre-announced timetable will make this information easier for everyone to access and understand.”
DSA has for some time published information on its own website in response to requests. The new statistical bulletin will bring this publication of these and a wider range of driving test and instructor data alongside other relevant transport statistics.
The figures issued in February are national figures for car, motorcycle, large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle practical tests. The statistics will cover up to 31 December 2011 and updates, along with additional tables, will be published in accordance with the timetable which has been published at www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/forthcoming-ts-publications/.
The Driving and Rider Test and Instructor statistical bulletin is available at www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/series/driving-tests-and-instructors/.
The Driving Standards Agency will continue to publish data on each test centre at www.dft.gov.uk/publications?s=practical+test+statistics&tag=statistics. These data are not deemed to be official statistics.