Stevenage Test Centre

ere minutes from the town centre—making it accessible by foot for some local learners—Stevenage test centre can be found just off the lively High Street next to a few local businesses. Though small in size, this tricky test centre will have you taking to many challenging local roads, and your examiner certainly won’t cut you any slack! You can get a step ahead of the game, however, by reading on for more information!


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Tests Offered at Stevenage

– Car

How To Get There

f you’re situated in the Stevenage area, or if you’re willing to travel from further away in Hertfordshire, Stevenage test centre is easy enough to get to. Not only is it right in the centre of town, it’s also near the A602 and the A1(M), meaning both local and ‘tourist’ learners will have no trouble finding Stevenage 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 Stevenage

If your aim is to become a fully qualified driver in the Stevenage area, you’ll need to prepare yourself to face a variety of challenges during your practical test. The area round the centre is busy, which means you can expect not only a lot of oncoming traffic, but also lots of cyclists and pedestrians. And that’s not even the half of it! You’ll have to tackle A roads like the A602 and tricky roundabouts. The A1(M) is close by, so your instructor will have you getting to grips with motorway driving here. Don’t worry about this too much, though—while the practice is certainly useful, motorways haven’t made it onto the driving test just yet.

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.