If you’re situated in Warwickshire, you might have decided to take your practical at Warwick test centre. A 10 minute drive from the town centre, Warwick test centre is located on Rothwell Road, just off Wedgnock Lane. The centre is in close proximity to Warwick Bypass and a range of other local businesses, so be prepared for heavy traffic if you’re travelling here during rush hour. Before you head in for your test, might we suggest that you get to know Warwick properly? Read on for more information!
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Tests Offered at Warwick (Wedgenock House)
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How To Get There
If you’re trying to get to Warwick test centre from the city centre, simply get onto the A425, then Wedgnock Lane and finally, turn onto Rothwell Road. Easy peasy! If you’re having to travel a bit further, don’t worry. The test centre is close to plenty of A roads like the A46 and A429, not to mention motorways like the M40—meaning, you won’t struggle finding a quick route there! Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.
A Bit More About Warwick (Wedgenock House)
If you’re determined to get your hands on a full driving licence, you’d best prepare yourself for the challenge that is the driving test. Though it won’t be impossible to pass, examiners will make sure it’s difficult enough to weed out the learners who aren’t fully ready to take to the roads unsupervised. The test route used by your examiner will include all of the tricky roads and features that Warwick has to offer.
You’ll undoubtedly be guided towards the centre of town, which, as you can imagine, can get pretty hectic during rush hour. As such, you’ll want to ensure your clutch control is up to snuff for the stop-start traffic you’ll likely encounter along your way. Your hazard perception skills will need to be on point here too—with a range of schools in the local area, not to mention tourist spots, you may come across a few stray pedestrians during your practical. You’ll gradually be moved away from the town centre towards some of Warwick’s more residential roads so that you can demonstrate 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.