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.
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