The DfT has just released the latest test performance statistics in the UK (April to June 2021), for people learning to drive.

The theory pass rate is 54%

The practical pass rate is 52% which is 7% lower than the pass rate between Jan – March 2021

First attempt passes of the practical driving test averaged out at 51% and 2nd attempt passes at 50.4%

We have observed at BIG TOM a huge increase in driving tests being conducted in private cars at driving test centres and await the DfT statistics for those pass rates compared to tests undertaken in a driving school car.

[Source: DRT0101/0102/0202/5701)