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Horsforth Test Centre

Lucky learner drivers located in Leeds have two driving test centres to choose from. If you’re closer to the north of Leeds city centre, Horsforth will be your port of call. The test centre can be found on Low Lane next to High Trees Lawnmower Centre, ScalaKids and Safeguard UK Insurance. Get to know more about your chosen test centre in our handy guide. Read on for more information!

Address

Room 013 Woodside House
261 Low Lane, Horsforth
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS18 5NY

Tests Offered at Horsforth

– Car
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Horsforth test centre can be found to the north of Leeds city centre, around 15 minutes from Leeds Bradford Airport. Not too far from the A6120—just off Low Lane roundabout—Horsforth test centre is easy to get to for all visiting learners. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Horsforth

Driving tests are designed to incorporate all the nearby roads and features into test routes, ensuring examiners are able to see a candidate’s full driving capability. In this case, the Leeds area comes with a wide variety of road conditions and features that will challenge even the most confident of learner drivers.

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.