Learner drivers in Borehamwood aiming to get hold of a full driving licence will start their driving test at Borehamwood test centre. Based at Stirling Court in a small industrial estate, Borehamwood isn’t far from the Barnet By-Pass. Every test centre in the UK comes with its own set of tricks and turns, so, to make sure you don’t get caught unawares on the day of your test, we’d advise you familiarise yourself with Borehamwood. Our guide below will help you take to Borehamwood test centre like a duck to water!
Unit 1 Stirling Court
Tests Offered at Borehamwood (London)
– ADI part 3
How To Get There
Borehamwood test centre is right near the town centre and practically next-door to Barnet. It also happens to be located next to multiple local A roads and motorways. This means that Borehamwood is an ideal option for those living in the local area, as well as those further afield in other parts of Hertfordshire. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.
A Bit More About Borehamwood (London)
If you thought that the DVSA chose the locations of test centres on a whim, then you’d be very wrong. The whole point of a driving test is to make sure that learners are completely ready to drive unsupervised. Test centres, therefore, are carefully placed to ensure examiners can really put a learner’s newfound skills to the test. Borehamwood comes with tricky roundabouts, A roads like the A1 and an assortment of other challenging road conditions. Whilst you might practice driving on the nearby M1, you don’t have to worry about this cropping up on your test—motorway driving does not feature on driving tests.
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.