Crawley Test Centre

Learner drivers heading to Crawley test centre will have to get accustomed to dealing with heavy traffic during rush hour thanks to the centre’s vicinity to the M23. Located on Brighton Road, Crawley test centre is only a ten minute drive from the town centre. If you’re looking to familiarise yourself with the local area and test centre, our essential guide might do the trick. Read on for more information!


Unit 2 The Pavillions
Brighton Road , Pease Pottage
West Sussex
RH11 9BJ

Tests Offered at Crawley

– Car
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Local learners heading to Crawley test centre from the town centre simply have to follow Brighton Road. If you’re coming in from further afield, make use of A roads like the A23, A264 and A2011 and you’ll get there just fine. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Crawley

The final step a learner needs to take before getting their hands on a full driving licence is the driving test. It’s important to make sure learners are ready to drive unsupervised, which is why the DVSA makes sure each test centre can provide examiners with a wide enough range of road and traffic systems. As your test progresses, you’ll move closer to the more compact roads surrounding the centre of Crawley itself. You’ll also have to deal with a variety of roundabouts, one-way systems and tricky junctions.

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.