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Forfar

Similar to its sister test centre, Arbroath, Forfar test centre happens to be situated right next to the local Asda Superstore. Though this makes it easy enough to find, for locals and visitors alike, it does guarantee heavy traffic during most days of the week.

If you’re looking to find out more about this test centre, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve compiled all of the essential information you need to know, including what happens in the driving test, how you can improve your chances of success and much more!


Address

Asda Supercentre Unit 1, New Road Forfar Angus DD8 2AE

Tests Offered at Forfar

  • Car

Parking

Park in white hatched area in front of the cash machines

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Don’t worry too much if you’re not entirely sure where Forfar test centre is. If you’re learning with a local ADI, they’ll take you around the area during your driving lessons. If you’re eager to snoop around before this happens (we love your enthusiasm!), just use these directions.

A Bit More About Forfar

If you’re taking your practical at Forfar test centre, you can expect heavy traffic, due to its proximity to Asda, regardless of what time your test is at. As such, you’ll need to be prepared to carefully navigate around oncoming traffic, parked vehicles and pedestrians—this is where your hazard perception and clutch control skills will come into play.

Given how crowded the area can get around the Asda car park, it’s unlikely that you’ll demonstrate your manoeuvre here. Instead, the examiner will probably pick out another local car park, or take you to a quieter area like Letham. Eventually, you’ll be guided away from the town centre and pitted against rural roads after taking an exit off the bustling A90.

Looking to balance out your knowledge of Forfar’s roads with some more general information? Feast your eyes on these links:

Forfar Test Pass Rates

If you’re interested in driving test pass rates, like many of our other learners, you should head on over to the PassMeFast blog. There, you’ll find our interesting findings on how factors like age, transmission choice and county can affect a learner’s chances of passing the driving test.

If you’ve not got the time to delve into our findings, we’ll keep things short and simple for you. Learners in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing their driving test currently. Those taking the plunge at Forfar, however, seem to fare much better, as you can see in the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
60.2% 58.9% 68.0% 65.2% 65.6%

What If I Can't Go To Forfar? 

If you’re looking to cast your net wider to get your hands on an earlier test date, there are plenty of other options available in Angus and beyond. If you’re sticking close to Forfar, your nearest test centres include:

What To Expect On The Day

After spending hours perfecting the art of clutch control and practising the parallel park manoeuvre until you could perform it blindfolded, you’re finally ready to put your mettle to the test. Though it’s easy to get caught up in the pressure of it all, try to keep your eye on the prize: your pink licence!

On the day of your test, you’ve not got much to do in terms of preparation. All you have to do is get to Forfar test centre approximately ten minutes early, with your provisional. You’ll then meet your examiner, sign a form and then start your driving test. Dun, dun, dun!

No matter where you take your test in Britain, it will follow this structure:

  • 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:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

It doesn’t matter if you have heaps of driving experience under your belt, or if you’re a complete beginner, PassMeFast can help you earn your pink licence. Our intensive and semi-intensive driving courses can be taken across the county of Angus, and further afield, which means you could become a fully qualified driver in mere weeks!

The beauty of our courses is that we handle the admin side of things. You don’t have to worry about booking your test or finding a DVSA-approved instructor—we’ll do it all for you! Once we’ve sorted you out with an instructor, you’ll work with them to decide on a lesson plan, fitting your lessons in around your schedule. You’ll then take to the roads around Forfar and develop your skills until you’re ready to take your fast-tracked test!

If you’re looking for a smooth and enjoyable learning experience, PassMeFast is the way to go! All you need to do to get started is check out our course prices page to get a better look at our crash course packages. Then, book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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