Learner drivers can find Poole test centre on Harwell Road, right in the middle of the bustling Nuffield Industrial Estate. A 10-minute drive from the town centre, Poole test centre is small enough that you’ve likely gone past it without even realising! If you want to give yourself the best chance, you’ll want to get to know as much about Poole test centre as possible. Read on for more information!
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Lee On The Solent
Tests Offered at Lee On The Solent
– Motorcycle module 1
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 3
How To Get There
It couldn’t be any easier to get to Lee on the Solent test centre. It doesn’t matter what direction you’re coming from, get onto the M27 and head towards the A27. From there, you’ll need to follow local roads to reach Broom Way and find the test centre. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.
A Bit More About Lee On The Solent
Though the area around Lee on the Solent test centre might be mostly residential, you certainly shouldn’t write it off as easy. For starters, you can expect quite a lot of foot traffic—so you’ll need to keep an eye out for any stray pedestrians! You’ll also have to tackle roundabouts like the one off Newgate Lane, before moving towards Fareham and the M27. (Don’t worry though, motorway driving will not feature on your test!) If you want to avoid any surprises on the day of your practical, we’d suggest getting to know the area better. You can do this by practising outside of lessons with family and friends.
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.