Learner drivers can find Lowestoft test centre right on Mobbs Way, in Oakland Business Centre. It happens to be a 10 minute drive from the town centre, but, until you’ve passed your test, you won’t have much time to enjoy the great views of the coast! To increase the likelihood of you passing your test, we’d advise you to acquaint yourself with Lowestoft test centre properly. Read on for more information!
Unit3 Oakland House Business Centre
Mobbs Way, Oulton Broad,
Tests Offered at Lowestoft (Mobbs Way)
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 3
How To Get There
If you’re a local learner heading to Lowestoft test centre from the middle of town, you need to get yourself onto the A1144. Next, turn onto Normanston Drive on the roundabout before turning onto Higher Drive. Your next move will be to turn on Gresham Avenue, the B1375 and, finally, Mobbs Way. Though it might not be as simple to reach if you live further out, nearby A roads like the A1145, A146 and A47 make it slightly easier to get to. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.
A Bit More About Lowestoft (Mobbs Way)
In order to make sure you’re ready to become a fully qualified driver, the examiner will pull out all the stops on your test route. Though it might look easy enough, the Lowestoft area is full of tricky road types and features, so you’ll need to be on your toes! The test centre’s close vicinity to the town centre means that it will likely be included on your test route. There are a lot of compact, narrow roads around this area which, combined with parked vehicles, means that your road positioning will need to be on point. Depending on the weather, you could be facing a lot of foot and road traffic, so keep your eyes peeled for any potential hazards.
The route will incorporate different speed and traffic systems—taking you along busy A roads like the A47 and A12 (which have a few challenging roundabouts), before moving to a quiet residential area for the 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.