Rugby test centre is situated on Somers Road and is a 10 minute drive from the town centre, making it an ideal choice for learners living in Rugby. The centre is close to the A4071, Rugby Parkour Park and a range of other local businesses, meaning it can get a bit hectic during rush hour. If you’ve decided to bite the bullet and take your driving test here, we’d like to give you one piece of advice: make sure you’re familiar with Rugby test centre. Read on for more information!
66b Somers Road
Tests Offered at Rugby
How To Get There
If you’re attempting to reach Rugby test centre from the town centre, you’ll want to get yourself onto Lawford Road. Keep on driving until you find Addison Road, then follow Somers Road until you reach Aspect House. Don’t worry if you’re coming in from further afield in Warwickshire: there are plenty of nearby A roads like the A4071 and A45 that will get you there in one piece. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.
A Bit More About Rugby
The test route chosen by your driving examiner will include most, if not all, of the challenging road features and traffic systems in the Rugby area. This is to ensure you’re truly ready to take to the roads unsupervised. So, you’d best be prepared! Things will start out slightly hectic around the test centre, due to its proximity to local businesses and the bustling A4017. This will undoubtedly continue as you progress closer to the town centre, so make sure you’re on the ball with your clutch control. You’ll also need to keep your eyes peeled for changes in speed limit, as there are many local schools in the nearby area.
It won’t all be fast and furious, however. Your examiner will also take you around some of the quieter, residential roads in Rugby. This will test your confidence and ability with meeting oncoming traffic whilst moving around parked vehicles. It will also likely be the stage for your demonstration of one of the driving test manoeuvres.
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.