This is the fourth highest annual value of the last 12 years, having to go back to 2017 to find a year with more new driving licenses issued (296 more).

According to Público, which relies on data from the Institute for Mobility and Transport, the number of people who obtained their driving license in 2022 continues to be much lower than that recorded, for example, in 2011 and 2012, years in which more than 125,000 and more than 116,000 driving licenses were issued.

On the other hand, in 2022, the number of new drivers increased significantly compared to the previous two years (2020 and 2021), marked by the Covid-19 pandemic – issuing around 80,000 to 81,000 titles per year.