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UK Driving Test Centre Pass Rates (2019)

Driving test centres: What are the 2019 pass rates?

When learning to drive, your end goal is, of course, wanting to pass your driving test as quickly and as efficiently as you possibly can. After all, doing it as soon as possible saves you time and money, and gets you on the road to independence.

Theoretically, every driving test centre should give you the same chances of passing your driving test, since they all follow the same testing procedure. But is that the case? Read on: the statistics may surprise you!

As mentioned, every driving test centre has to follow the same standardised test, which is set and administered by the DVSA in Great Britain, and the DVA in Northern Ireland. But while the driving test procedures are the same, the locations are not.

If you live in a bigger town or a city metropolitan area, you may find yourself struggling to pass your driving test first time, compared to someone who lives in a comparatively rural area. Cities tend to have far more complex junctions and road layouts to handle the far greater traffic count – which in itself is terrifying enough!

You won’t be surprised to hear, then, that London is by far one of the worst places to take your driving test and expect to pass for the first time. Erith, which is situated in South-East London near Dartford, has the worst passing rate in the country – with just 30.1% driving students successful at passing their driving test first time round there.

Manchester (another huge metropolitan area) is also a bad offender for low pass rates for the driving test. Both Chadderton and Cheetham Hill feature in the bottom five driving test centres in terms of pass rates, with 32.1% and 33.1% respectively.

Luckily, if any of these test centres (or any big city, for that matter) falls in your catchment area for your driving test, don’t panic! There are several things you can do to make your life easier, and give yourself the best opportunity to pass the first time.

Firstly, try learning the routes! With Driving Test Routes, you can download all the routes from any driving test centre in the UK to any device of your choice – from iPhone to TomTom. You can then practice the routes in your own time without the pressure of being examined, which allows you to build up your confidence and have a greater knowledge of where you’ll be expected to go in your driving test. So be sure to practice those tricky junctions if they appear on a test route!

Additionally, bear in mind that just because you live local to a certain driving test centre, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the place you have to carry out your driving test. You won’t be surprised to hear that it’s far easier to pass your test in rural Scotland’s open roads, compared to the complex urban maze of London. In fact, Golspie, a village in the Scottish Highlands, has the best pass rate out of the entire country, at 78.8%!

If you’re willing to travel, it will likely pay off. Combine that with the comprehensive Driving Test Routes mapping, and you’ll be getting yourself on the road in no time!

You can view the full list of driving test centres and their respective pass rates below:

(% Pass Rate 2019)

Inveraray 87.5
Campbeltown 86.7
Lochgilphead 86.7
Isle of Tiree 80.0
Arbroath 76.5
Isle of Skye (Portree) 75.9
Thurso 75.0
Ballater 74.1
Ullapool 71.4
Rothesay 70.0
Dunoon 69.2
Llandrindod Wells 68.9
Banff 68.8
Newton Stewart 68.4
Wick 67.2
Peebles 67.1
Forfar 66.9
Stranraer 66.7
Duns 65.7
Golspie 65.5
Fraserburgh 65.5
Whitby 65.2
Huntly 65.1
Kendal (Oxenholme Road) 65.1
Orkney 64.9
Hexham 64.6
Lerwick 64.3
Yeovil 64.3
Fort William 64.2
Grantown-On-Spey 63.2
Malton 63.0
Wellingborough 62.9
Ipswich 62.2
Alnwick 62.1
Cumnock 62.1
Chorley 61.4
Peterhead 61.3
Girvan 60.8
Dundee 60.8
Berwick-On-Tweed 60.5
Dorchester 60.1
Beverley LGV 60.0
Melton Mowbray 59.9
Lampeter 59.9
Llantrisant 59.7
Barnstaple 59.6
Brecon 59.5
Ashfield 58.3
Barry 58.0
Haddington 57.8
Kyle of Lochalsh 57.6
Northallerton 56.9
Durham 56.9
Lee On The Solent 56.9
Cheadle(Fire Station) 56.3
Bala 56.0
Chichester 55.9
Barrow In Furness 55.9
Abergavenny 55.9
Trowbridge 55.8
Norwich (Jupiter Road) 55.8
Merthyr Tydfil 55.7
Pwllheli 55.7
Hartlepool 55.7
Salisbury 55.7
Weston-super-Mare 55.6
Inverurie 55.6
Perth (Arran Road) 55.4
Bridlington 55.4
Blyth 55.2
Bridgend 55.2
Taunton 55.0
Norwich (Peachman Way) 55.0
Hereford 55.0
Hyde (Manchester) 55.0
Bristol (Avonmouth) 54.9
Newtown 54.8
Worksop 54.8
Northwich 54.7
Poole 54.6
Hemel Hempstead (Fire Station) 54.4
Pembroke Dock 54.4
Preston 54.1
Rugby 53.9
Carmarthen 53.9
Aberdeen South (Cove) 53.8
Aberystwyth (Park Avenue) 53.8
Newbury (Hambridge Lane) 53.5
Burton on Trent 53.4
Warwick (Wedgenock House) 53.4
Alness 53.3
Middlesbrough 53.3
Grangemouth 53.3
Tolworth (London) 53.1
Buckie 53.0
Exeter 53.0
Skegness 53.0
Eastbourne 52.9
Nottingham (Chilwell) 52.8
Farnborough 52.7
Workington 52.6
Kirkcaldy 52.5
Swansea 52.5
Monmouth 52.4
Hawick 52.4
Boston 52.3
Cardiff (Llanishen) 52.1
York 52.0
Stafford 51.8
Bristol (Kingswood) 51.7
Nelson 51.3
Irvine 51.3
Warrington 51.2
Clacton-on-Sea 51.0
Sevenoaks 50.9
Dumbarton 50.9
Barnsley 50.8
Watnall 50.7
Lanark 50.7
Bolton (Manchester) 50.5
High Wycombe 50.5
Guildford 50.5
Banbury 50.5
Lichfield 50.5
Launceston 50.4
Skipton 50.4
Darlington 50.3
Chelmsford (Hanbury Road) 50.3
Nuneaton 50.3
Ludlow 50.0
Oswestry 50.0
Portsmouth 50.0
Yeading (London) 50.0
Kettering 50.0
Huddersfield 49.8
Westbury 49.7
Bangor 49.7
Aberdeen North 49.7
Newport IOW (Innovation Centre) 49.6
Cambridge (Brookmount Court) 49.6
Borehamwood (London) 49.6
Hither Green (London) 49.5
Bishops Stortford 49.5
Morden (London) 49.5
Castle Douglas 49.5
Gloucester 49.5
Ashford (London Middlesex) 49.4
Llanelli 49.4
zDunfermline 49.3
East Kilbride 49.3
Uxbridge (London) 49.2
Chester 49.2
Tunbridge Wells 49.1
Elgin 49.0
Winchester 49.0
Kings Lynn 49.0
Derby (Alvaston) 49.0
Bishopbriggs 48.9
Birmingham (Wyndley) 48.9
Heysham 48.9
Stevenage 48.9
Brentwood (London) 48.9
zCannock 48.8
Macclesfield 48.7
Southampton (Forest Hills) 48.7
Loughborough 48.7
Southend-on-Sea 48.7
Southport (Liverpool) 48.7
Livingston 48.7
Louth 48.6
Sale (Manchester) 48.6
Gillingham 48.6
Kelso 48.4
Chertsey (London) 48.4
Knaresborough 48.4
St Helens (Liverpool) 48.3
Worcester 48.3
Atherton (Manchester) 48.2
Grantham (Somerby) 48.2
Swindon 48.0
Gosforth 48.0
Watford 48.0
Reading 48.0
Hornchurch (London) 47.9
Dumfries 47.8
Whitchurch 47.8
Scunthorpe 47.8
Redhill Aerodrome 47.8
Rotherham 47.7
Edinburgh (Currie) 47.6
Widnes 47.6
Galashiels 47.6
Letchworth 47.4
Sidcup (London) 47.3
Oxford (Cowley) 47.2
Upton 47.1
Crewe 47.1
Penzance 47.1
Cardigan 47.1
Scarborough 47.0
Maidstone 46.9
South Shields 46.9
Lincoln 46.9
Hull 46.8
Basingstoke 46.7
Mill Hill (London) 46.7
Carshalton (Tolworth) 46.7
Kingussie 46.7
Chesterfield 46.6
Bredbury (Manchester) 46.5
Airdrie 46.4
NATIONAL FIGURES 46.4
Aylesbury 46.4
Doncaster 46.3
Blackburn with Darwen 46.3
Gateshead 46.2
Blackpool 46.2
Cheltenham 46.1
Isleworth (Fleming Way) 46.0
Newton Abbot 45.9
Nottingham (Colwick) 45.8
Northampton 45.6
Hinckley 45.6
Basildon 45.5
Cardington 45.5
Ashford (Kent) 45.5
Chippenham 45.4
Bradford (Thornbury) 45.4
West Wickham (London) 45.3
Horsforth 45.2
Canterbury 45.2
Elswick 45.2
Newport (Gwent) 45.1
Southampton (Maybush) 45.1
Wallasey 45.1
Hamilton 44.9
West Didsbury (Manchester) 44.8
Glasgow (Baillieston) 44.8
Lowestoft(Mobbs Way) 44.8
Peterborough 44.7
Buxton 44.7
Loughton (London) 44.5
Folkestone 44.5
Shrewsbury 44.4
Ayr 44.3
Steeton 44.3
Sunderland 44.3
Leicester (Wigston) 44.2
Lancing 44.2
Redditch 44.1
Birmingham (Kings Heath) 43.9
Chadderton 43.9
Burgess Hill 43.7
Stirling 43.7
Birmingham (Cocks Moors Woods) 43.7
Greenock 43.6
Slough (London) 43.6
Enfield (Innova Business Park) 43.5
Camborne 43.4
Birmingham (Shirley) 43.3
Rhyl 43.3
Carlisle 43.2
Pontefract 43.1
Hastings (Ore) 43.1
Bletchley 43.0
Sheffield (Middlewood Road) 42.9
Paisley 42.9
Pinner (London) 42.9
Tilbury 42.8
Coventry 42.7
Inverness (Seafield Road) 42.7
Herne Bay 42.6
Wrexham 42.6
Barnet (London) 42.5
Dunfermline (Vine) 42.3
Southall (London) 42.3
Crawley 42.1
Wakefield 42.1
Callander 42.0
Sheffield (Handsworth) 41.8
Mitcham (London) 41.7
Heckmondwike 41.6
Leicester (Cannock Street) 41.3
Edinburgh (Musselburgh) 41.2
St Albans 41.1
Croydon (London) 41.1
Tottenham 41.1
Bristol (Brislington) 40.9
Leighton Buzzard (Stanbridge Road) 40.8
Halifax 40.7
Telford 40.6
Bradford (Heaton) 40.4
Colchester 40.4
Glasgow (Shieldhall) 40.2
Dudley 40.1
Bodmin 40.0
Goodmayes (London) 40.0
Wood Green (London) 39.7
Grimsby Coldwater 39.5
Norris Green (Liverpool) 39.4
Greenford (Whitton Ave East) 39.3
Stoke-on-Trent (Newcastle-Under-Lyme) 39.3
Bury St Edmunds 39.2
Plymouth 39.1
Birmingham (Garretts Green) 39.1
Hendon (London) 39.0
Featherstone 38.7
Hayes (London) 38.6
Glasgow (Anniesland) 38.5
Luton 38.4
Greenford (Horsenden Lane) 38.3
Barking (Tanner Street) 38.3
Wolverhampton 38.1
Chingford (London) 37.0
Cheetham Hill (Manchester) 36.6
Stoke-On-Trent (Cobridge) 36.4
Belvedere (London) 36.3
Wednesbury 36.0
Birmingham (Kingstanding) 35.7
Leeds 35.4
Bury (Manchester) 35.3
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 35.0
Wanstead (London) 33.5
Birmingham (South Yardley) 33.5
Enfield (Brancroft Way) 33.3
National Driving Centre (Croydon) 33.3
Speke (Liverpool) 33.0
Rochdale (Manchester) 31.2
Erith (London) 30.6
ZBirmingham (The Pavilion) 28.9

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