If you’re a learner looking to get your licence in Norwich, you’re in luck! You’ve got two test centres to choose from. If you’ve picked Norwich Peachman Way, you’ll find it tucked away in Broadland Business Park and Industrial Park. Given its proximity to so many local businesses, heavy traffic is expected during working hours. Before you bite the bullet and take your test here, take some time out of your day to get better acquainted with your chosen test centre. There’s no such thing as being too prepared when it comes to the driving test. Below, you’ll find directions, pass rates, test routes and much more!
There are parking spaces available at the test centre
Male and female toilets are available
Heading to Norwich Peachman Way from the city centre? You’ve got a simple trip ahead of you! Get onto the A147, carry on onto Kett’s Hill and then Plumstead Road. Next, turn onto Green Lane North and, at the roundabout, turn onto Cranley Road. After one more roundabout, you’ll have reached Norwich test centre! If you’re driving in from further out, you can make use of nearby A roads like the A47 and A140 to reach Norwich. To make sure you don’t take a wrong turn along the way, we’d recommend using these directions with your trusty sat nav. Not got a sat nav yet? Have a look at our best budget sat navs!
On your big day, your test route will take you around some of the trickiest road types and features that Norwich has to offer. For starters, if you’ve got a phobia of roundabouts, you’ll want to brush up on them before your test—there are a lot in the local area, especially along the A1042 and A1270. The route will likely take you towards the city centre, so you’ll need to keep making observations frequently to stay on top of any errant pedestrians and cyclists. There are a lot of local schools and colleges in the area, like Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form, so you’ll need to be mindful of any changes to the speed limit.
It won’t all be thrills and spills, however. The route will take you around quieter, narrow residential streets, found in areas like Lakenham and Thorpe Hamlet, in order to test your abilities against one of the driving test manoeuvres. (Not feeling 100% with your manoeuvres? Check out our guide to mastering the manoeuvres!)
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Looking to prepare for your big day by memorising your Norwich Peachman Way test route? Hold onto your seat, learners… the DVSA no longer publishes test routes! It might seem like they’re out to get you, but it actually works in your favour. How, you ask? It stops you from spending hours trying to memorise a list of routes that may or may not crop up on your test. Instead, you can spend your time trying to sharpen your skills so that you can drive confidently down any route. If you’d still like to dispel some of the mystery, however, you can watch videos of Norwich Peachman Way test routes on YouTube. Alternatively, you can download our sample Norwich driving test routes. Please be aware, however, that these routes start out at Norwich’s old location.
If you’re at all like other learner drivers, you’re probably wondering what your chances are of passing your driving test. Well, we’re here to help with that! If you’re located in the UK, you have a 45.8% chance of passing the test. Not too bad, eh? Of course, this can then change depending on a variety of factors ranging from the county you’re in, the specific area you live in and even your transmission choice.
As you’ve probably guessed, your test centre choice can also have an impact on your chances of passing. Below, you’ll find Norwich Peachman Way’s pass rates from the last few years.
As with its sister centre on Jupiter Road, Norwich Peachman Way only opened in 2016, which means we’ve not got as many stats to look at. That being said, pass rates from the last few years certainly look promising—they’ve been well above the national average. Before you start thanking your lucky stars, however, you’ll want to take things down a notch. Pass rates do not determine your chances. It’s your hard work and determination that will help you pass your test. So, don’t slack off!
If you’ve taken a look at the DVSA’s booking system for booking driving tests, you’ve probably been horrified at the long waiting times ahead of you. One of the best ways to avoid this (other than getting PassMeFast to fast-track your test) is to look for a backup test centre. By doing so, you can increase your chances of finding an earlier test date. If you’re staying local, you can head over to Norwich Jupiter Road or Lowestoft.
After spending hours sobbing over clutch control and pulling over safely, not to mention getting used to driving with a sat nav, you’re finally ready to take the driving test. Though you might not feel completely confident, try to remember that your instructor wouldn’t let you go in for the test if they didn’t feel like you were ready. So, take a deep breath and tell yourself that you can do it!
Of course, you won’t actually be able to do anything if you forget to bring your provisional with you. So, be sure to triple check that you have it in your pocket/bag before you leave your house. To give yourself enough time to park up at Norwich Peachman Way and meet your examiner, you’ll need to get there 10 minutes before your appointment is due to start.
Your driving test will then follow this format:
After approximately 40 minutes, the test route will loop back to Norwich Peachman Way test centre and your torture (joke!) will finally be at an end! Desperate to find out if you’ve passed or failed? Hold your horses! The examiner will need a few minutes to finish off their paperwork. Once they’re done, they’ll give your result and walk you through the areas you need to work on. You’ll receive a full breakdown of your faults on either a physical feedback sheet, or by email via the driving test app.
If you end up failing the driving test, you’ll need to wait 10 working days until you can take the test again. Now, unless you only failed due to a bad case of nerves, we’d recommend that you take some time to reflect on the areas you need to improve in. The last thing you need is to end up failing on your next attempt, simply because you couldn’t be bothered ironing out your bad habits. So, take a good look at your feedback sheet and, if you need to, take a refresher course with a local ADI.
To avoid dealing with long driving test waiting times, you might want to book yourself a fast-track practical test with PassMeFast. Want to get the ball rolling today? Give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.
If you don’t fancy spending months, or years, trying to get your full driving licence, why not step over into the fast lane? With a driving school like PassMeFast, you can pass your test in mere weeks, or even days! By taking lessons in 2 to 5 hour blocks, you’ll be able to quickly build up the knowledge, skills and experience needed to fly through the driving test, without cutting any corners! Working with your PassMeFast instructor, you’ll slot your lessons in around your schedule and get to know the area around Norwich Peachman Way test centre like the back of your hand. Plus, you’ll even have your own Booking Agent to sort out the admin and answer any questions you might have along the way!
Want to take one step closer to getting on the road? Take a look at our tailored crash course packages over on our course prices page. Alternatively, if you’re looking for even more information, check out our driving courses rundown. If you’ve picked out a course, you can book in today over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or online.
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