Located in Bell Business Park with other local businesses, Aylesbury test centre can be found on Smeaton Close off Brunel Road. Not far from the centre of Aylesbury itself, the centre is in close proximity to TK Maxx and Tesco Extra—meaning it can get pretty congested during rush hour. If you’re heading here for your big day, we’d recommend preparing properly by reading our essential guide below.
Unit 9 Ground Floor
Bell Business Park
Tests Offered at Aylesbury
– Motorcycle module 2
How To Get There
Learners heading to the test centre from Aylesbury will need to follow the A41 onto Bicester Road before turning to Brunel Road to get to Bell Business Park. If you’re not so closely located, you can follow the A41 or A418 to get there. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to follow these directions using a sat nav.
A Bit More About Aylesbury
The DVSA take great care when choosing the location of a test centre. Aylesbury test centre, for example, was placed in an area that gives examiners plenty of challenging road types and traffic systems to test learners on. If you’re taking your practical here, be prepared for potential congestion around the business park during rush hour, not to mention two roundabouts as you head down Coldharbour Way. You’ll also have to combat busy A roads like the A418 and A41, before moving into quieter residential areas containing various local schools.
What To Expect On The Day
After hours of driving lessons, your test date is finally upon you. Talk about nerve-wracking. If your confidence isn’t quite where you hoped it would be, we’d advise you to read up on our top six ways to relax before your driving test.
Before you jet out of the front door on your big day, there’s one important question you need to ask yourself: do you have your provisional licence? If the answer’s no, you can wave goodbye to taking your test. You need to have your provisional licence with you to take the driving test, otherwise you will be turned around, so double-check you’ve got it before you leave. Additionally, you’ll want to get to the test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.
Your driving test will consist of:
– An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
– Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
– Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
– Parallel parking
– Bay parking
– Pulling up on the right
– Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination
Once you get back to the test centre and park your car, the test will officially end. The examiner will then walk you through the feedback sheet and list any driving test faults, whether they are minors or majors, that you may have accumulated. If you fail, keep hold of this sheet as it can be used to help you figure out which areas you need to improve on for your next test attempt. If you pass, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate.
But What If I Fail?
Like any other test you take in life, if all doesn’t go according to plan with your driving test and you end up failing, it’s as simple as trying again. Of course, we don’t recommend just heading back in without any preparation. Instead, take some time to improve on the areas in which you picked up the most faults in. The best way to do this is by taking a refresher course with an instructor. They’ll be able to give you pointers to ensure you don’t trip up on them again.