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Full report: fewer learner drivers in Midlands

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.

Mum buys 12-year-old driving lessons

A mother has told ITV News Central she is spending money on private tuition to teach her 12 year-old son to drive now, as she's certain costs will rise by the time he's 18.

Janie Alalwi bought her son driving lessons for his twelfth birthday. He is learning to drive at a school in Birmingham for 11-17year-olds.

The numbers of people taking driving tests in the Midlands have fallen by more than 23,000 in the year to March 2013. Experts say rising costs of running cars are to blame.

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