Learning to drive in the city of Stirling? You’re in luck! You don’t have to head further afield to take your driving test—you’ve got your own local one right in the city centre! Stirling test centre is situated in the same building as the local jobcentre, just off St Ninians Road. It’s centrally located, which makes it easily accessible for locals and visitors alike.
If you’re not familiar with Stirling test centre just yet, or the driving test is a complete mystery to you, our handy guide below will help you out. Read on for more information!
2 St Ninians Road
Tests Offered at Stirling
– Motorcycle module 2
A Bit More About Stirling
Wondering what will happen on your Stirling test route? Though we can’t give you an exact route, we can make a few educated guesses to give you a rough idea of what to expect. For starters, heavy traffic is likely. Stirling is a busy city, chock full of local businesses and tourist attractions like Stirling Castle. This means that stop-start traffic is likely, along with errant pedestrians and cyclists.
The examiner is spoilt for choice, really, when it comes to driving test routes. They might guide you around the inner city area before proceeding further afield, or they might take you around nearby areas like Bridge of Allen, Raploch or Craigforth. (One of these areas might even be the centre stage for your driving test manoeuvre demonstration.)
The M9 is close to the city centre, but as you’re probably aware, motorways won’t feature on your driving test, so you don’t have to worry about it. You will, however, be guided onto one of the local A roads. The examiner might nudge you onto the A91, towards Tillicoultry, the A84 to Doune, or the A9 towards Dunblane.
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.