ITV News has learned that the number of driving tests being taken in the Midlands has dropped significantly in the last year.
The region saw more than twenty three thousand fewer tests taken in the year up to March twenty thirteen compared with the year before.
Pass rates remained the same for both years at around forty seven percent. The cost for learning to drive is now thought to be more than two thousand seven hundred pounds.
Joe Lobo spent the day at a school for young drivers - watch his full report.
More top news
West Midlands weather: Staying mild with cloud bringing showers from the west
East Midlands weather: Staying mild with cloud building from the west
Police investigations are continuing into a stabbing in Leicester in which a man was critically injured.