Weston-super-Mare test centre is situated right in the middle of North Industrial Estate: a 5-minute drive from the town centre. With Weston-super-Mare Beach and the Grand Pier in the vicinity, you’ll likely encounter a lot of foot and road traffic. There are also plenty of nice views of the seaside, but you won’t get much time to enjoy them during your learning journey! Instead of getting distracted by the sea, concentrate your efforts on getting to know more about your chosen test centre. Read on for more information!
Plot 11, Sunnyside Road
North Industrial Estate
Weston Super Mare
Tests Offered at Weston-Super-Mare
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3
How To Get There
Heading to Weston-super-Mare test centre from the town centre? Congrats! It couldn’t be any easier. All you need to do is get onto Locking Road, turn onto Hildesheim Bridge and then, finally, turn onto Sunnyside Road. Don’t panic if you’re not centrally located. The test centre is close to the A370 and M5, so it’s easy enough to reach, no matter what direction you’re coming from. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.
A Bit More About Weston-Super-Mare
Once your test date rolls on by, it’s time for you to flex your newfound driving skills and prove to the examiner that you’re ready for that full driving licence. Your test route will incorporate the trickiest road types and features that Weston-super-Mare has to offer, so this will be challenging. The proximity of the A370 means that it will most certainly show up on your route—make sure you’re comfortable with roundabouts, as there’s a range of them scattered along this bustling A road. As you move closer to the town centre, you’ll start to encounter narrower roads that will require you to show great care with road positioning, speed and hazard awareness. Depending on the route, you’ll likely be taken to the roads close to Bournville or Ashcombe in order to demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres (and potentially an emergency stop).
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.