There are two practical test centres on offer for learner drivers in and around Southampton. If you’ve decided to take the plunge at Maybush test centre, you’ll find it on Green Lane off the Romsey Road A3057. If you’re putting your driving skills to the test here, we’d recommend you get to know more about it. Read on for more information!
Tests Offered at Southampton (Maybush)
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3
How To Get There
Learners living close to the centre of Southampton don’t have to worry about struggling to find Maybush test centre—simply follow the A33. If you’re a bit further afield, the vicinity of the M27 and M3 make it easy enough to reach. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.
A Bit More About Southampton (Maybush)
If you’re taking the plunge at Maybush test centre, prepare yourself. The close proximity of the M271 can result in heavy congestion during rush hour. If you’re not the biggest fan of roundabouts, you’ll want to conquer your fear before taking your test here—you’ll likely have to tackle Lordshill Roundabout just off the A3057. The examiner will likely have you travelling from busy A roads like the A33 Redbridge Flyover towards quieter residential roads so that you can complete 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.