Like many other driving test centres in the UK, you’ll find High Wycombe tucked away in a local business park. Located at the end of Wellington Road, the test centre is minutes from the bustling M40 and the town centre. If you’re taking your practical here, but find yourself battling the butterflies in your stomach, you might be able to settle your nerves by getting to know your test centre before you go in.
Trenchard House, Wellington Road
Cressex Business Park
Tests Offered at High Wycombe
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How To Get There
If you’re heading to Cressex Business Park from the centre of High Wycombe, all you need to do is head down the A404 and follow road signs. It really couldn’t be simpler! Don’t panic if you’re not a local. The proximity of A roads like the A4010 and A4040, or motorways like the M40, make it easy to reach the test centre. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to follow these directions using a sat nav.
A Bit More About High Wycombe
If you’re biting the bullet at High Wycombe test centre, you’ll certainly have your plate full with challenging road types. For starters, the close vicinity of the M40 can result in heavy congestion during rush hour—though it won’t actually feature on your test. There’s also a variety of tricky roundabouts scattered along the A4010. Don’t forget about the quieter residential streets either—your examiner will likely steer you towards them for your driving test manoeuvre.
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.