Figures obtained from the DVLA (now DVSA) by a leasing company show a decline over the past five years in the number of crashes that occur during driving tests.
Data obtained through a FOI request by IntelligentCarLeasing.com shows that the number of crashes with other vehicles during driving tests in 2013 was 22% lower than five years earlier in 2009.
It also shows the number of collisions reported for the first quarter of 2014 is just 20, and on that basis IntelligentCarLeasing.com “predicts a huge fall in driving test crashes (of around 87%, compared to 2009) this year”.
IntelligentCarLeasing.com suggests that the reduction is due to “the worst candidates having improved their standard of driving” and “driving examiners becoming more proactive in taking preventative action when a dangerous situation arises”.
Pete McAllister, from IntelligentCarLeasing.com, said “It’s hugely positive to see such a trend emerging in the UK’s learner driver industry.
“The fall in collisions during tests we’ve found reflects well on UK road safety and paints a positive picture for the future of motoring.”
For further information contact Pete McAllister on 0844 3872727.