As is the case for many practical test centres in Britain, Montrose can be found at the local fire station. Situated on Garrison Road, not far from the River South Esk, Montrose test centre is centrally located and easily accessible due to the close proximity of the A92. If this is your test centre of choice, make sure you check out our comprehensive guide to Montrose below.

We’ve included heaps of handy information to help make your learning experience that much easier, including what happens in the driving test, test centre pass rates and more!


Montrose Fire Station 10 Garrison Road Montrose Angus DD10 8EE

Tests Offered at Montrose

  • Car


Park in an available car parking bay and wait for your examiner in the waiting room.


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

No ramped access.

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Can’t wait until your lessons start to have a gander at Montrose test centre? Well, someone’s eager! To avoid any unnecessary detours, we’d recommend following these directions with a trusty sat nav. It’s always better to be safe than sorry after all!

A Bit More About Montrose

Your driving test will begin on the roads around the centre of Montrose itself. Due to how compact the roads are, you’ll have quite the challenge navigating around parked vehicles whilst meeting oncoming traffic. The town itself is relatively small, so you likely won’t spend much time in the area during your test.

Instead, your examiner will have you flexing your driving skills further afield. Where you end up, however, depends entirely on your randomly selected test route. You might head north on the A92 towards St Cyprus, south across the River South Esk, or even east towards Brechin. Given that the test only lasts forty minutes, however, you won’t get too far away from Montrose.

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Montrose Test Pass Rates

Trying to figure out how difficult the driving test actually is? It’s pretty subjective, really. Some people think it’s a walk in the park and pass first time, whilst others have had to take it multiple times in a row. A good way to answer your question, however, is to look at driving test pass rates.

The current national average stands at 45.9%. So, what does this tell us? The driving test clearly isn’t a piece of cake, but it’s also not completely impossible. If you’re heading to Montrose test centre, however, this rate increases dramatically, as you can see below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
52.9% 68.0% 67.4% 68.0% 68.7%

What If I Can't Go To Montrose? 

If Montrose test centre doesn’t meet all of your preferences, there are plenty of other options in the county of Angus. Those closest to Montrose include:

What To Expect On The Day

You probably didn’t think you’d ever reach this point, but you have. You’re test-ready and only one step away from posing for your pass photo. Give yourself a big pat on the back—you deserve it. It takes a lot of hard work and time to go from complete beginner, to an almost-qualified driver, so regardless of how you do on the day, it’s still a great achievement.

All you’ve got to do before your test is get to Montrose ten minutes early with your provisional. Once the examiner has confirmed your identity and gotten you to sign a form, you’ll proceed with the driving test!

It will follow this basic format:

  • 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

You don’t have to settle for a driving school that forces you to take time off work, or follow a rigid lesson structure that doesn’t suit your availability. Instead, you should choose a school that puts you in full control of your learning journey.

With PassMeFast, you’re the key decision maker. When you book onto one of our courses, we’ll get in touch to find out when you’d like to pass your test, what your availability is like and how intensively you’d like to learn. Once we’ve got your preferences squared away, we’ll be able to match you up with a local ADI who will work with you to create a lesson plan that fits around your schedule. To give you a date to work towards, we’ll even fast-track your test at Montrose!

To start your PassMeFast journey today, check out our range of tailored, crash course packages on our course prices page. If you give us a call on 0333 123 4949, one of our sales team members can walk you through your options. Alternatively, if you know exactly what you need, book online instead!

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