Widnes

Widnes practical test centre is located in the Everite industrial estate in Ditton, an area in the west of the town. If you're one of the many learners in the local area looking to become a fully qualified driver, the Widnes test centre is where you'll likely be sitting your practical. For this reason, we advise getting to know the test centre a bit better. You can do this by reading up on directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Widnes.


Address

Everite Road Cheshire Widnes Cheshire WA8 8PT

Tests Offered at Widnes

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3

Parking

Parking is available at this test centre

Toilets

Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available at this test centre

Phone Number

0151 4244037

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Located in Ditton, the Widnes practical test centre lies close to the A562. This makes it a useful option for learners from Halewood, Hale, Tarbock and Hough Green, as well as for those over the Mersey in Runcorn—in addition to being the natural choice for Widnes learners. If you’ve not yet had the chance or you’re just rushing ahead, we’ve got you covered—you can find directions to Widnes test centre here

A Bit More About Widnes

The location of Widnes test centre was chosen carefully to ensure that there are enough varying road conditions to truly put candidates through their paces on the driving test. The centre's proximity to a quiet residential estate contrasts with the nearby busy A562—giving examiners plenty to test learners on. Want to know more about Widnes itself? Take a look at the following links...

Widnes Test Route

The first thing students like to do is look online for their test centre route. In this case, you won’t be able to find one, because the DVSA stopped publishing routes. Fortunately, this shouldn't be much of an issue. Local ADIs will be able to introduce you to most of the roads and features that will crop on the practical test—getting you to hone your skills on them until you know the roads like the back of your hand. If you'd like to know which roads in particular might show up on your route, check out videos of Widnes test routes on YouTube.

Widnes Test Pass Rates

Numbers can be a reassurance for many people—stats in particular tend to set people’s minds at ease. If you’re one of these types of people, you might be interested in hearing about pass rates. For example, did you know that the current pass rate for learners in the UK stands at 47.0%? For learners in the North West, this doesn’t change much—with a 47.3% pass rate. But what about learners at Widnes test centre?

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
45.9% 41.1% 40.0% 40.3% 44.0%


As you can see—compared to the average pass rate for the UK—the pass rates for Widnes aren’t that impressive. You might even find them a bit disheartening. You should remember, however, that the pass rate doesn’t account for your personal driving ability. Follow your instructor’s advice and you should be more than prepared to face your practical at Widnes test centre.

What If I Can't Go To Widnes?

Can’t go to Widnes test centre? That’s fine—with the selection of test centres in Cheshire to choose from, you’ll be fine. The closest alternative test centre is Warrington.

What To Expect On The Day

Finally reached the end of your driving course? Congratulations—all that’s left is to complete your practical test. There’s not much more in the way of preparation that you have to worry about. All you need to do is get to Widnes test centre 10 minutes early with your provisional. The format of your test will be as follows:

  • 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

You'll be told the result of your test as soon as you get back to Widnes test centre. The examiner will give you a feedback sheet, detailing any faults you made, along with additional verbal comments. If you're successful, you'll be given a test pass certificate and the chance to send off for your new licence.

But What If I Fail?

Planning for worst-case scenarios? Or were you unlucky enough to have failed your practical? If either answer is yes, you don’t need to worry. Remember that feedback we mentioned? You can use it to iron out your bad habits in time for your next test. Once you're ready to get back behind the wheel, you can get PassMeFast to book you a new test in no time at all. Simply contact us via our website or call us on 0333 123 4949 to get started.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re not won over by statistics, you can put your worries aside with PassMeFast. We’ve thrown out the old ways of doing things. Forget single driving lessons and instead look towards crash courses. With our intensive and semi-intensive courses, you can fit everything around your schedule and learn to drive in Widnes in a matter of weeks or even days.

Don’t wait around—take a look at our course prices and choose the course that’s right for you. To get things started, contact PassMeFast on 0333 123 4949 or book a course online!