There are two practical test centres on offer for learner drivers in and around Southampton. If you’ve decided to take the plunge at Maybush test centre, you’ll find it on Green Lane off the Romsey Road A3057. If you’re putting your driving skills to the test here, we’d recommend you get to know more about it. Keep reading our guide to get directions, pass rates, test routes and more!
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Learners living close to the centre of Southampton don’t have to worry about struggling to find Maybush test centre—simply follow the A33. If you’re a bit further afield, the vicinity of the M27 and M3 make it easy enough to reach. To make sure you don’t get too lost, use these directions with your sat nav.
If you’re taking the plunge at Maybush test centre, prepare yourself. The close proximity of the M271 can result in heavy congestion during rush hour. If you’re not the biggest fan of roundabouts, you’ll want to conquer your fear before taking your test here—you’ll likely have to tackle Lordshill Roundabout just off the A3057. The examiner will likely have you travelling from busy A roads like the A33 Redbridge Flyover towards quieter residential roads so that you can complete your driving test manoeuvre.
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Trying to find the Maybush test route before you take your driving test? It doesn’t matter how hard you look, you won’t be able to find an exact one—the DVSA stopped publishing routes years ago. If you hate surprises, however, you can dispel some of the mystery by watching videos of Maybush test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Maybush driving test routes. Additionally, if you’re taking lessons in the local area, you’ll recognise most of your test route by the time your big day arrives.
If you’re keen on getting your hands on a full driving licence, you might be interested in finding out just how likely it is that you’ll pass on your first attempt. Well, less than half of learners in the UK pass first time—the national average stands at 45.8%. Some statistics even suggest that learners stand a better chance on their second attempt. If you’re taking your driving test at Maybush test centre, your chances stand near enough the same…
Not impressed by Maybush’s pass rates? Instead of switching test centres, we’d recommend sticking to your original choice. If you’re learning with a local ADI, they’ll make sure that you’re familiar with all of the tricky road features that will show up on your test. As long as you pay close attention, you should stand a good chance of passing.
Looking to get your hands on a perfect test date? The best way to increase your chance is to look at more than one test centre. Maybush isn’t the only test centre in Southampton—Forest Hills is also local. Another option in the Hampshire area is Winchester test centre.
It doesn’t matter what test centre you head to in the UK; though the test routes will differ, the format of the practical test will remain the same. If you’ve already taken a mock test with your instructor, you might already be familiar with the format. If you haven’t yet, don’t worry, we’ll get you up to speed.
Before we press on with the intricacies of the test itself, we need to stress the importance of remembering your provisional. Without it, you can’t take your test. On the day of your practical, get to Maybush ten minutes before your test is due to start. After you leave the waiting room with the examiner, your driving test will then consist of:
Eventually, after 40 minutes or so, the test route will lead you back to Maybush test centre. Ta dah! The worst part is finally over. Well, kind of. You’ve still got to wait a few minutes to find out whether you’ve passed or failed. Once the examiner tells you their verdict, you’ll also be handed a feedback sheet detailing any faults you accumulated—or, you’ll receive an email with your results via the driving test app.
It’s important not to dwell on the fact that you failed the driving test. Instead, you should concentrate on figuring out how you’re going to avoid doing so on your next attempt. Fortunately, there’s an answer for most problems for learner drivers. If nerves were the issue, read our guide to avoiding test day nerves. Alternatively, if you’ve realised you’re lacking in a certain area, e.g., manoeuvres, take a refresher course with your instructor.
Once you’re ready to get back behind the wheel, book a fast-track practical test with PassMeFast and find that all-important perfect test date. Simply give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.
If you’ve been interested in getting on the roads in this part of Southampton, you’re in luck—PassMeFast’s intensive and semi-intensive courses are available across Hampshire! So what does this mean for you? Well, for starters, it means you can learn with one of our ADIs in your local area—fitting lessons around your schedule and at an intensity suited to you. It also means that you can leave finding an ideal test date to us.