Stevenage

Mere minutes from the town centre—making it accessible by foot for some local learners—Stevenage test centre can be found just off the lively High Street next to a few local businesses. Though small in size, this tricky test centre will have you taking to many challenging local roads, and your examiner certainly won’t cut you any slack! You can get a step ahead of the game, however, by making use of our Stevenage test centre fact file below—we’ve got directionspass ratestest routes and much more!


Address

3 Drapers Way Stevenage Hertfordshire SG1 3DT

Tests Offered at Stevenage

  • Car

Parking

There are no parking spaces at this centre

Toilets

No toilets are available

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability

Phone Number

0143 8314059

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re situated in the Stevenage area, or if you’re willing to travel from further away in Hertfordshire, Stevenage test centre is easy enough to get to. Not only is it right in the centre of town, it’s also near the A602 and the A1(M), meaning both local and ‘tourist’ learners will have no trouble finding Stevenage test centre. Want to check out the centre before your lessons or driving test? Use these handy directions.

A Bit More About Stevenage

If your aim is to become a fully qualified driver in the Stevenage area, you’ll need to prepare yourself to face a variety of challenges during your practical test. The area round the centre is busy, which means you can expect not only a lot of oncoming traffic, but also lots of cyclists and pedestrians. And that’s not even the half of it! You’ll have to tackle A roads like the A602 and tricky roundabouts. The A1(M) is close by, so your instructor will have you getting to grips with motorway driving here. Don’t worry about this too much, though—while the practice is certainly useful, motorways haven’t made it onto the driving test just yet.

Want to discover more about Stevenage? Check out our compilation of resources below.

Stevenage Test Route

Thought we can’t give you the exact test route that will be used by the examiner on your practical, we can point you towards videos of Stevenage test routes on YouTube and sample Stevenage driving test routes. Of course, these test routes aren’t exactly useful if you don’t have firsthand experience of the local roads—that’s where your instructor comes in! They’ll help you build up your skills on the roads that will feature on your test. By the time you’re actually out on your test, you’ll probably recognise most of the roads!

Stevenage Test Pass Rates

With pass rates being a strong source of interest for many learner drivers, we take the time every month or so to look at the latest stats released by the DVSA. Then, we compile some fun and interesting articles delving into the nitty gritty of driving test pass rates—from how age affects pass rates to how pass rates vary by area, we’ve got it all. Don’t have the time to read up on our best stats? That’s fine, we’ll keep things short and sweet for you. Those in the UK have a 45.8% chance of passing their driving test. As for those taking their chances at Stevenage test centre, here are the pass rates from the last five years below…

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
55.5% 53.3% 53.0% 51.7% 48.6%

Well, well, well. There’s not much to whine about with Stevenage’s pass rates—they’ve been consistently higher than the national average pass rate. Of course, you shouldn’t relax too much. After all, pass rates won’t help you on the day if you’re performing poorly! Instead, take the time to evaluate your current driving ability and talk to your instructor to see how you can make improvements.

What If I Can’t Go To Stevenage?

Learners in the Hertfordshire area have a nice selection of practical test centres to head to for their driving test. If you’re in the market for a back-up test centre, or you’re a bit tired of Stevenage, your nearest choice is Letchworth test centre.

What To Expect On The Day

Has the prospect of taking your practical test been keeping you up at night? Don’t worry—you’re not the only learner to have ever been plagued by test day nerves. Instead of panicking about which manoeuvre you might be asked to demonstrate, or wondering what will happen if you end up stalling, just take it one step at a time. The test isn’t as scary as you think. In fact, it’s pretty simple—as we’ll discuss.

Now, it’s recommended that you get to Stevenage test centre 10 minutes before your practical is due to start. Before you set off, make sure you have your provisional—you won’t be able to take the test otherwise! Your driving test will then 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:
    • 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

In what seems like no time at all, you’ll find yourself parking back up at Stevenage test centre and letting out a sigh of relief or resignation. You’ll only have to wait a minute or so before the examiner tells you your result. Regardless of the outcome, you’ll receive both written and verbal feedback—useful for helping you become a better driver. Newly qualified drivers will be handed a test pass certificate to show off.

But What If I Fail?

Failing your driving test doesn’t mean that you’re back to square one. While it can feel beyond disappointing, it’s a good experience to have under your belt. Now that you know how the test works, and you’re aware of what areas you need to work on (courtesy of your feedback sheet), you can take a quick refresher course and get your confidence back up. Onwards and upwards, as they say!

You don’t want a big gap between your last lesson and your next test, which is why you should opt for a fast-track practical test with PassMeFast. To get booked in, give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’ve got a need for speed, PassMeFast is your point of call. We don’t believe in dragging out the learning process. Instead of teaching students in hourly lessons that are weeks apart, our instructors favour 2 to 5 hour blocks. This enables learners to retain information and build up their experience in a fast and efficient manner. So, whether you’re interested in an intensive or semi-intensive pace, we’ve got you covered. And with our fast-track practical tests, you could be holding your full driving licence within a couple of weeks!

To see what we’ve got to offer, head on over to our course prices page. Not sure how many hours you need? Answer a few questions with our course recommender and you can find out your ideal PassMeFast course. You can book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online.