Much like many other practical test centres in the UK, King’s Lynn happens to be smack bang in the middle of an industrial estate. Situated on Rollesby Road, Kings Lynn is less than 10 minutes from the town centre, making it easy to get to for local learners. Though Hardwick Industrial Estate is relatively spaced out, it can get pretty hectic during peak hours, so bear that in mind when you visit King’s Lynn. If you want to properly acquaint yourself with your chosen test centre, read our essential test centre guide below. We’ve got directions, pass rates, test routes and much more!
There are parking spaces available at this centre
Male and female toilets are available
If you’re heading to King’s Lynn test centre from the town centre, you’ll need to get onto London Road to start with. Then, continue onto Hardwick Road before turning onto Hansa Road and, eventually, Oldmedow Road. Pretty simple! Don’t start flapping if you live further out. With local A roads like the A17, A149 and A47 nearby, you won’t struggle with getting to King’s Lynn test centre. Of course, if it’s your first time visiting the centre, you’d be best off using these directions with a trusty sat nav.
As with other test centres in the UK, King’s Lynn comes with its own range of challenging road types and features that will truly test how ready you are to take to the roads unsupervised. For starters, there’s a variety of tricky roundabouts scattered along the A47. If you’ve taken lessons with a local ADI, however, you’ve likely already built up experience on them. Your test route will probably take you around the town centre, which could potentially have you dealing with stop-start traffic and heavy congestion. The close proximity of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital also increases the chances of heavy traffic, not to mention the possibility of you having to deal with emergency vehicles.
Your route will eventually slow down a touch as the examiner takes you around a quieter residential area, like Fairstead, to test your skills with one of the manoeuvres. You might even be asked to demonstrate an emergency stop.
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Been trying to get your hands on your King’s Lynn test route? We don’t want to burst your bubble, but the DVSA stopped publishing test routes all the way back in 2010. This means that you won’t be able to find an up-to-date route anywhere. It’s not all doom and gloom, however. It means that you can put all of your energy into building up your driving skills, as opposed to worrying about your memorisation skills. If you’re still panicking about it, you can still get a vague idea of what to expect by watching videos of King’s Lynn test routes on YouTube. Alternatively, you can give our sample King’s Lynn driving test routes a try.
One of the first things that learner drivers do when they start to panic about their chances of passing is look at driving test pass rates. By doing so, they can try and figure out the likelihood of them getting their full licence first time. It’s for this reason that PassMeFast likes to stay up-to-date with the DVSA’s latest statistics. Did you know, for example, that learners in the UK have a 45.8% chance of passing? That’s not too bad, all things considered.
Your chances can, however, vary depending on factors such as your transmission choice, the area you live in and what attempt number you’re on. If that wasn’t enough, your choice of test centre can also play a role. In the table below, you can see how candidates have fared at King’s Lynn test centre within the last five years...
Though there’s been a slight dip in the last couple of years, pass rates at King’s Lynn test centre have rested well above the national average. Don’t start celebrating just yet, though! Just because King’s Lynn has decent pass rates doesn’t mean that you’re in for a sure win. You will need to actually put in the time and effort in order to get the result you want. That means no slacking off!
There are plenty of reasons why a learner might decide to switch test centres. Whether you’re looking for a change in scenery after failing a test, or you simply want to increase your chances of finding that perfect test date, there are other options available. The closest test centres to King’s Lynn include Norwich Jupiter Road and Peterborough.
After putting all of your blood, sweat and tears into learning to drive, you’re almost at the finish line! All that’s left for you to do is take the dreaded driving test. Piece of cake! Not feeling 100%? Well, you’re not the only learner to get a bad case of the test day nerves! If you need to settle the butterflies before your big day, give our top 10 tips to relax before your driving test. They work a treat!
As excited as you might be to get things moving, be sure to check that you have your provisional licence with you before you leave your house. If you forget it, you won’t be able to sit the test and you’ll lose your test fee! To make sure you’ve got enough time to park up at King’s Lynn and meet the examiner, you’ll need to get there 10 minutes before your appointment is due to start.
Your practical test will then follow this basic format:
In what seems like the blink of an eye (or an eternity, depending on how you get on), your test route will finally loop back to King’s Lynn test centre. You’ll need to be patient at this point. The examiner will need a few minutes to finish their paperwork before they tell you your result. (Dun, dun, dun!) You’ll be able to get a full breakdown of any faults you may have accumulated on either a physical feedback sheet, or by email via the driving test app.
Though we’d love to tell you that you’ll definitely pass your test first time, unfortunately, we can’t. As you’ve probably guessed from the pass rates, many learners end up failing their test at least once. It might not seem like it at the time, but it’s really not a big deal. Rather than wallowing, you can learn from your mistakes using your feedback sheet. If you’ve got a lot to work on, a refresher course with a local ADI would be your best bet.
Once you feel confident enough to try the test again, you can get PassMeFast to fast-track one for you so that you’re not dealing with long waiting times! To get the ball rolling today, simply give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.
There’s a good reason why intensive courses are so popular nowadays, and that’s because they work! Instead of taking lessons that are weeks apart, thus lengthening the learning experience, you get to build up your experience intensively, with less time between lessons—taking you from beginner to advanced driver in no time at all. The best part about PassMeFast’s courses is that they are completely flexible. You can take your course in 2 to 5 hour blocks and fit it around your schedule. Working with your DVSA-approved instructor, you’ll build up your skills, muscle memory and familiarity with the King’s Lynn area. In a matter of weeks, or days, you’ll be raring to go for your test!
Want to take a closer look at our range of tailored crash course packages? Head on over to our course prices page, or our driving courses rundown. Once you’ve picked out a course, you can either book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or do it online!
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