driving pass rates
13 December 2018
Data tables for driving tests updated for April to June 2020.
Men were consecutively more likely than women to pass practical driving tests in the United Kingdom. In the past nine years, the gap between pass rates for male and female participants has stayed relatively stable, recording a net increase of 2.3 percent for men and 1.1 percent for women. This was despite a noticeable slump in the most recently surveyed time period. Practical and theory tests for car driving have been separated since 1997, with the last change in practical test layout implemented in December 2017. That month, only 45 percent of those taking the practical test had passed.
This statistic shows that women still struggled more than their male counterparts during the practical driving test. Interestingly, figures for pass rates of theory tests showed the exact opposite. In 2018/19, female participants were 3.5 percent more likely than men to be successful, although the gap has been narrowing in recent years. There was a prominent decline in the share of successful theory tests. This development is likely due to new theory questions no longer being released online as of 2012.
Compared to other cities across the UK, Dundee’s pass rate is sitting at 51.8%, that’s a decent bit higher than the national average of 47%. That means you are more likely to pass your driving test first time in Dundee. There are more test centres a little bit out of Dundee which have a slightly higher pass rate.
Other test centres that are near Dundee are Forfar (with a pass rate of 67.8%), Arbroath (with a pass rate of 65.3%) and Perth (with a pass rate of 53.5%). These test centres may have a higher pass rate, however, we recommend sitting your test in the place city you are more likely to drive in after passing.