Category B Driving Test Fault Breakdown

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Dear Driving Standards Agency,

Please provide a breakdown of recorded faults on Category B (car) driving tests for fiscal year 2009-10

The information I require is as follows :

Fault ID (from DL25), number of driving faults recorded, number of Serious Faults recorded, Number of Dangerous Faults recorded.

This is aggregated data across all tests for the year.
Ideally this should be broken down into 2 lists - 1 for passed tests and 1 for failed tests that would be better, but one overall total list is acceptable if separate lists are not possible.

Example data I am looking for :

DL25 Fault ID # Driving Faults # Serious #Dangerous
3.Reverse Left control 112,365 1,787 421
3.Reverse Left obs 234,777 11,234 1,666
.
.
26.Awareness/planning 88,888 444 222

Obviously fictitious data, but hopefully it explains what I am looking for.

Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Ward

foi@dsa.gsi.gov.uk, Driving Standards Agency

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Driving Standards Agency

Knowledge and Information Management Team

The Axis Building

112 Upper Parliament Street

NOTTINGHAM NG1 6LP

switchboard: (0115) 936 6666

direct line: (0115) 936 6034

fax: (0115) 936 6580

email: :[DSA request email]

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e-mail [1][DSA request email]

[date]

Mr Mike Ward

by email: [FOI #45940 email]

our ref: IA/01925/10

31 August 2010

Dear Mr Ward

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your email of 29 August 2010 requesting information about
the number of faults incurred during the driving test; we are dealing with
your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request was received by the Driving Standards Agency on 31 August
2010. We will endeavour to provide you with a full response within 20
working days after receipt of your request.

If you have any queries about this letter, please do not hesitate to
contact me on the details as above. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Knowledge and Information Management Team

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Driving Standards Agency

Knowledge and Information Management Team

The Axis Building

112 Upper Parliament Street

NOTTINGHAM NG1 6LP

switchboard: (0115) 936 6666

direct line: (0115) 936 6034

fax: (0115) 936 6580

email: [DSA request email]

websites: direct.gov.uk

dsa.gov.uk

Mike Ward

by email:
[FOI #45940 email]

our ref: IA/01925/10

8 September 2010

Dear Mr Ward

Information requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA)

Further to our email of 31 August 2010, I can confirm that we have handled
your request for information about the number of faults incurred during
the driving test within the terms of the FoIA.

I attach at Annexes A, B and C the response to your request.

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request, you should
ask for an internal review by contacting Information Compliance Manager,
at the above address.

Yours sincerely

Information Officer

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Dear [email address],

Thank you for your reply which was extremely helpful.
This is almost exactly what I was looking for but could you please provide a breakdown under the REVERSE PARK category - could you please report the fault figures separately for Reverse Park on the ROAD and Reverse Park in a CAR PAR Kas these are 2 very different manouvres.

The rest of the data is excellent.

Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Ward

foi@dsa.gsi.gov.uk, Driving Standards Agency

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Driving Standards Agency

Knowledge and Information Management Team

The Axis Building

112 Upper Parliament Street

NOTTINGHAM NG1 6LP

switchboard: (0115) 936 6666

direct line: (0115) 936 6034

fax: (0115) 936 6580

email: :[DSA request email]

websites: direct.gov.uk

dsa.gov.uk

e-mail [1][DSA request email]

[date]

Mike Ward

by email: [FOI #45940 email]

our ref: IA/02036/10

21 September 2010

Dear Mr Ward

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your email of 14 September 2010 requesting information about
the number of reverse park manoeuvres split into road and car park; we are
dealing with your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

Your request was received by the Driving Standards Agency on 14
September. We will endeavour to provide you with a full response within
20 working days after receipt of your request.

If you have any queries about this letter, please do not hesitate to
contact me on the details as above. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Knowledge and Information Management Team

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Driving Standards Agency

Knowledge and Information Management Team

The Axis Building

112 Upper Parliament Street

NOTTINGHAM NG1 6LP

switchboard: (0115) 936 6666

direct line: (0115) 936 6034

fax: (0115) 936 6571

email: [DSA request email]

websites: direct.gov.uk

[1]dft.gov.uk/dsa

Mike Ward

by email:
[FOI #45940 email]

our ref: IA/02036/10

11 October 2010

Dear Mr Ward

Information requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA)

Further to our email of 21 September, I can confirm that we have handled
your request for information about faults and reverse park manoeuvres
within the terms of the FoIA.

I attach at Annexes A to C the response to your request.

Whilst compiling the information to respond to this request, it has come
to light that the information supplied to you in response to request
IA/01925/10 was incorrect as it did not include all car tests undertaken.
I would like to apologise for any inconvenience this has caused you and we
have re-run the fault reports for the 2009/10 financial year. These are
supplied at Annexes B and C

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request, you should
ask for an internal review by contacting me at the above address.

Yours sincerely

Alison Wilson

Information Compliance Manager

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Dear [email address],

Thanks for the detailed information you have supplied. It is exactly what I was looking for.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Ward