Lee On The Solent Driving Test Centre

Located on the coast of the Solent, on Daedalus Drive off Broom Way, Lee on the Solent test centre rests in a mostly residential area with other local businesses. If you’re taking your driving test here, one of the best ways you can prepare is by reading up on our essential test centre guide. Below, we’ve compiled all the information you might need for your big day. From directions to pass rates to test routes, we’ve got it all!


The Richard Sainsbury Building Daedalus Argus Gate Daedalus Drive Lee On The Solent Hampshire PO13 9JY

Tests Offered at Lee On The Solent

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 3


There are parking spaces available at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

It couldn’t be any easier to get to Lee on the Solent test centre. It doesn’t matter what direction you’re coming from, get onto the M27 and head towards the A27. From there, you’ll need to follow local roads to reach Broom Way and find the test centre. If you’re visiting Lee on the Solent before you’ve even started your lessons, follow these directions to make sure you end up in the right place!

A Bit More About Lee on the Solent

Though the area around Lee on the Solent test centre might be mostly residential, you certainly shouldn’t write it off as easy. For starters, you can expect quite a lot of foot traffic—so you’ll need to keep an eye out for any stray pedestrians! You’ll also have to tackle roundabouts like the one off Newgate Lane, before moving towards Fareham and the M27. (Don’t worry though, motorway driving will not feature on your test!) If you want to avoid any surprises on the day of your practical, we’d suggest getting to know the area better. You can do this by practising outside of lessons with family and friends.

Lee on the Solent Test Route

Desperate to know what your exact test route will be? Whilst we’d love to give you the answer, we can’t—the DVSA don’t publish test routes any more. That being said, you can figure out which roads are most likely to crop up on your test by watching videos of Lee on the Solent test routes on YouTube. You should also bear in mind that if you’re learning with a DVSA-approved instructor, they’ll help you get to grips with the local roads anyway. By the time your test rolls on by, you’ll be more than familiar with Lee on the Solent.

Lee on the Solent Test Pass Rates

Desperate to figure out what your chances of passing the practical test are? Well, if we’re looking at it from a general scale, the pass rate for the UK stands at 45.9%. If you’re not entirely impressed, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised by how well learners at Lee on the Solent fare on their big day. Check out the table below for pass rates from the last five years…

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
51.0% 52.9% 55.3% 56.8% 55.1%

If you were second-guessing heading to Lee on the Solent test centre, we’re willing to bet you’ve probably changed your mind now. With pass rates well above the national average for the UK, who wouldn’t want to take their practical here? Be careful not to get too self-assured, however, you’ve still got to impress the examiner before you get your hands on a full driving licence!

What If I Can’t Go To Lee on the Solent?

If you’re situated in the Hampshire area, then you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to test centres. If Lee on the Solent is no longer an option, or you’re just looking for a backup, your closest alternatives are Portsmouth and Southampton Forest Hills.

What To Expect On The Day

When you first began learning to drive, we’re willing to bet your test date seemed like it was years away. Now, you’re at the end of your lessons and ready to take your test. Crazy, right? Now’s the time to put your skills to the test and get that full driving licence. Before you jet off to the test centre, however, double-check you’ve got your provisional and that you’ve got enough time to get there 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will consist of:

  • 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

Whilst the test lasts 40 minutes, it will probably seem like an age when you’re on the receiving end of an examiner’s stare. At the end of your route, you’ll be back at Lee on the Solent test centre. Once the examiner has filled out the feedback sheet, or sent you the feedback email via the driving test app, they’ll give you their final verdict.

But What If I Fail?

Though it might not be of much comfort to hear this, you wouldn’t be the first learner to fail their test. So, we wouldn’t worry about it too much. Instead of measuring yourself up against your friends who passed on their first attempt, you should concentrate on improving your driving and making sure you’re ready to get back behind the wheel for your next try at the practical.

Once you feel ready to give the driving test another go, why not get PassMeFast to book you a fast-track practical test so that you’re not waiting around long? Simply give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you don’t want to wait around long to get your hands on a full driving licence, PassMeFast is the answer to all of your prayers. Our range of crash course packages can be taken at a pace suited to you. So, if you’re looking to speed up your learning journey, you could opt for an intensive pace and get your course done and dusted in less than a week! Alternatively, if you’ve not got much time on your hands, you could choose a semi-intensive approach instead. Whichever you choose, your instructor will make sure you’re more than familiar with the roads around Lee on the Solent well before your test date rolls on by.

Finally ready to take that first step on your journey towards getting your full licence? Head over to our course prices page to see what we’ve got to offer you. Once you know which course you want, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or book your course online.