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New study shows Durham needs driving instructors!


New research has revealed the 10 UK regions which have the lowest number of approved driving instructors in the country - and Durham features.


Experts at Bill Plant Driving School have revealed the best UK areas for learner drivers, by looking at the locations with the most approved instructors, the most provisional licence holders, the least road accidents and congestion, as well as those with the best driving test pass rate.

You can view the full research here - https://www.billplant.co.uk/blog/uk-learner-driver-index/


The UK areas with the lowest number of approved driving instructors


Rank

Region

Approved Driving Instructors - total per 100,000 people

1

London

25

2

Durham

39

3

Dumfries

49

4

Perth

51

5

Wigan

55

6

Leeds

57

7

Sunderland

60

8

Bromley

60

9

Telford

80

10

Bournemouth

82


The research revealed the following about Durham:

  • There are 6,884 provisional licence holders per 100,000 people

  • There have been 498 road accidents across the city

  • Between 2021-22 the average driving test pass rate was 63.4%