If you live in East Yorkshire, you only have two test centres to head to—Bridlington is one of them. Located north of Yorkshire, Bridlington test centre is surrounded by quiet residential areas and busier urban areas. There’s only one real way to ace your practical, and that’s by getting to grips with Bridlington test centre and its surrounding area. To help you along your way, we’ve put together all the information you need to know in the guide below—from contact details to test routes, we’ve got you covered!


Enterprise Way Bessingby Industrial Estate Bridlington East Yorkshire YO16 4SF

Tests Offered at Bridlington

  • Car




Only male toilets are available at this test centre

Disabled Access

You can get into this test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0126 2609444

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

You can find directions to Bridlington test centre here. It doesn’t matter whether you’re learning with a professional ADI or a family member, you should try to drive around the Bridlington area so you’re not surprised by any road features that crop up during your practical test. The centre itself doesn’t have parking and only offers male toilets. Disabled access, however, is available.

A Bit More About Bridlington

If you live in the Bridlington area—or the Holderness area, including Hedon, Withernsea and Hornsea, there’s plenty to keep an eye out for. Bridlington test centre is surrounded by a nice mix of both rural and urban roads. If you find high-speed roads to be particularly challenging, you might find driving on the A165 and A614 to be helpful. If you’re looking to get to know Bridlington better, we’ve got an assortment of links below including the local weather, council and much more...

Bridlington Test Route

Rather than searching for Bridlington’s test route—which you won’t be able to find—just make sure you’ve practiced near Bridlington test centre with your instructor. You can expect to be tested on aspects like speed awareness, clutch control and hazard awareness. The examiner will try to incorporate as many road features as possible—including roundabouts, dual carriageways and one-way systems—so be aware.

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Bridlington Test Pass Rates

Curious about pass rates? The national average pass rate currently stands at 47%. This is almost exactly the same for learners in Yorkshire and the Humber—47.1% of tests result in a pass. What about Bridlington test centre? Take a look at the past five years below...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
56.8% 57% 56.9% 55.7% 58.1%

As you can see, Bridlington has performed well in the last five years—above the national average. If pass rates don’t make much of an impression with you, just practice as much as possible and you’ll have every chance in the world of getting your licence.

What If I Can't Go To Bridlington?

If you’re a learner in East Yorkshire, you can head to Hull test centre. Alternatively, you can head into North Yorkshire with Scarborough or Malton.

What To Expect On The Day

Don’t think you’re ready for your practical? Relax—you should be more than prepared after your lessons. All you need to the day is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

You’ll start off with a quick and easy eyesight test. You’ll then have to answer two “show me, tell me” questions—one before you get in the car and the other whilst driving—regarding the maintenance of your car, e.g., “How would you check that the brakes are working before starting a journey?”. The independent driving section is simple enough. Lasting 20 minutes, you’ll follow directions using a sat nav, or traffic signs if you’re one of the 1 in 5 candidates expected to do so. Don’t forget to practice the following manoeuvres beforehand:

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

Hate waiting for results? You’re in luck—you get your driving results straight away. If you pass your practical, you’ll receive your test pass certificate and you’ll hand over your provisional in order to send off for your new licence. If you fail, it’s not the end of the world—you’ll just be given feedback detailing where you went wrong. In all, the test should last around 40 minutes.

But What If I Fail?

Failure isn’t uncommon when it comes to driving tests. Anything could go wrong on the day of your test, but it’s important that you don’t give up no matter what happens. As long as you address the feedback given to you by your examiner, you should be able to improve in time for your next practical.

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