If you’re taking your driving test in Trowbridge, you’ll be able to find your local test centre in Longfield Community Hall. Situated on Weavers Drive, Trowbridge test centre is right on the doorstep of the town centre, making it convenient to reach for any local learners. If you’re looking to give yourself the best chance of passing your test, you’ll want to take some time to familiarise yourself with Trowbridge test centre. Trust us—the more prepared you are, the better your chances are. So, read on for more information!
Longfield Community Centre
Tests Offered at Trowbridge
How To Get There
Heading to Trowbridge test centre for the first time? Not to worry! We’ve got you covered. If you’re coming from the town centre, just get onto Castle Street, continue onto Brown Street and then, finally, you’ll reach Weavers Drive. If you’re coming in from further away, you can make use of local A roads like the A350 and A361. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.
A Bit More About Trowbridge
If you’re taking your practical at Trowbridge test centre, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with the local area. After all, your test route will take you around some of the most challenging roads that Trowbridge has to offer. With the test centre being so close to the town centre, you can expect to be guided around it at the start of your practical. It’s likely that you’ll encounter a steady stream of traffic, and, potentially, a high number of pedestrians and cyclists. The route will likely take you onto County Way A361, which features a range of tricky roundabouts. There are also lots of nearby residential roads—some are quite compact, so you’ll have to take great care when moving around parked vehicles and pulling away.
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.