If you’re a learner driver located in Widnes, Cronton or Hale, you’re probably going to take your practical at Widnes test centre. With a variety of busy town roads and rural areas, there’s plenty to keep you on your toes. To give you an edge in your practical, we’ve compiled all the essential information you might need to know about Widnes test centre—from pass rates to test routes, we’ve got it all!


Everite Road Cheshire Widnes Cheshire WA8 8PT

Tests Offered at Widnes

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


Parking is available at this test centre


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

Typically, your instructor will take you around your chosen test centre so that you can acclimatise yourself to the surroundings. 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. The centre comes with parking availability and male, female and disabled toilets.

A Bit More About Widnes

Your driving lessons will take you around most of the Widnes area, until you’re almost completely familiar with the local roads. You’ll drive around the busier urban areas—including dual carriageways like the A562—and the quieter, rural roads around areas like Hale Village. Want to know more? 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 isn’t much of an issue—examiners like to test students on the same types of areas anyway. Examiners need to be able to fully assess your ability to drive safely; as such, they’ll use as many types of road features as possible.

You can expect challenging areas like dual carriageways and one-way systems. Typically, your route will combine urban roads with quieter residential areas—in these cases, you’ll have to show full confidence with meeting oncoming traffic in confined areas. You’ll also have to demonstrate your ability to steer smoothly and use correct gears.

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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%? 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% 40.3% 44%

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 there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

To ensure you’re safe to be on the road—and able to see possible hazards developing—the examiner needs to commence things with an eyesight test. You’ll have to make sure you’re confident with your “show me, tell me” questions as well, because the examiner will ask you one before you start driving and the other whilst driving, e.g., “How would you know if there was an issue with your anti-lock braking system?”. All you have do in the independent driving section is follow a route using a sat nav—or traffic signs if you’re one of the 1 in 5 candidates asked to do so. You’ll also be expected to demonstrate:

  • Parallel parking
  • Bay parking
  • Pulling up on the right

Your practical should take around 40 minutes overall. You’ll be told the result of your test as soon as you reach the centre. Passing results in you being given your test pass certificate and sending off for your new licence. Failing results in the examiner giving you feedback and comments as to where you went wrong—useful for when you retake your test. You’ll typically be driven back home by your instructor.

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 have to worry. Remember that feedback we mentioned? You can use it to iron out your bad habits in time for your next test.

If you don’t fancy looking for another practical yourself, you can get PassMeFast to do it for you as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit. We’ll even give you further tuition if you’re looking to iron out those mistakes. What more could you want? If you have more questions, head on over to our FAQs. If you’d rather get things moving, you can contact us via our website or call us on 0333 123 4949.

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 a matter of weeks or even days—find out more in our crash course guide. Our DVSA-approved instructors are more than experienced in helping students build up their confidence in time for their fast-track practical test.

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!