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Blackpool Test Centre

Based in a busy government office off Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool driving test centre is relatively moderate in size. As with many other driving test centres in Lancashire, Blackpool test centre is the starting point for many learners each year. As such, it’s definitely worthwhile getting to know it better. Read on for more information!

Address

Warbreck Hill Road
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY2 0XE

Tests Offered at Blackpool

– Car
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Around 10 minutes from the centre of Blackpool, learners can reach Blackpool test centre easily from the A587 and Bispham Road. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Blackpool

Whilst you might not think it, Blackpool test centre’s location was carefully chosen to ensure it had enough variation with road types and conditions. Why? To test how confidently and safely learners can tackle everyday road conditions. From the busy A587 to the quieter residential streets near Warbreck, there’s certainly enough to challenge candidates.

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.