The number of learner drivers passing the theory test has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade.
The DfT revealed that around 1.34 million learner drivers have sat the theory test over the past year with 47.4% passing. This is the lowest proportion since 2000-08.
There have been a number of changes to the test since it was introduced in 1997. These include stopping publication of the test online in advance and the number of multiple choice questions. Hazard perception questions were also introduced.
Mark Winn from DVSA said: “DVSA’s priority is to help everyone through a lifetime of safe driving. Britain’s roads are among the safest in the world but all road users must make sure their skills and knowledge are up to date. The highway code is essential reading for all road users, not just those who are learning.”