How many people pass their practical driving test?

Every year, on average, 1.6 million people take the practical driving test in the UK. However the pass rate is only around 43%. In real numbers this means that around 688,000 people actually manage to pass their practical driving test. This equates to a failure rate of about 57% or ...

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Do I have to redo my driving test if I’m banned?

The short answer is it depends. If you are banned from driving for less than 56 days, this is known as a Short Period Disqualification (SPD) and you will usually not have to retake your test. Until paper driving licences are scrapped later this year, if you receive a short term ...

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Why has the scrapping of the paper licence been delayed and what do I need to do when the changes do come into effect?

As part of its drive to streamline services and reduce costs for the taxpayer, the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) announced last year that it was to abolish the photocard licence counterpart (paper licence), with changes coming into effect in January 2015. However, the agency recently announced that plans are ...

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