Costs halt learner drivers

ITV news has learned that fewer people are taking their driving tests in the Midlands compared with last year.

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Fewer driving tests being taken in Midlands

Learner driver numbers are down in the Midlands Credit: David Jones/PA

Research obtained by ITV News Central has found that the number of driving tests being taken in the Midlands is down on last year.

In the East Midlands 6531 fewer tests were taken in the year up to March 2013.

In the West Midlands 17,272 fewer tests were taken.

One of the main reasons for the decrease is thought to be the increasing costs of driving.

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