Learning to drive in Middlesbrough? You’ll be looking to take your practical at Middlesbrough test centre. Located in North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough has a variety of bustling roads and quiet residential areas. If you’re not too familiar with its surrounding area, that’s fine—our essential guide below details everything you might need to know. From contact information to test routes, we’ve got you completely covered.


Maxwell Road Cleveland North Yorkshire Middlesbrough North Yorkshire TS3 8TE

Tests Offered at Middlesbrough

  • Car
  • ADI part 2


Parking is available at this test centre


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0164 2242520

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Not sure how to get to Middlesbrough test centre yet? All you have to do is follow these directions and you should be fine. Whether you’re learning with a professional ADI or a family member, you’ll most likely be taken around the Middlesbrough area prior to your practical so that you’re familiar with all major road features. Middlesbrough test centre provides parking and male, female and disabled toilets. You can also get into the test centre in a wheelchair.

A Bit More About Middlesbrough

The Middlesbrough area includes Redcar, Thornaby, Guisborough and Yarm. Middlesbrough test centre is surrounded by a wide selection of road features including—but not limited to—dual carriageways like the A66, one-way systems and roundabouts. If you’re not entirely familiar with the nearby vicinity, we’re way ahead of you—check out the links below to find out where you can catch a bus and much more:

Middlesbrough Test Route

One of the most popular questions asked by learner drivers is always concerning test centre routes. Most want to be able to practice routes so that they’re prepared for the road features that will crop up on their test. Unfortunately, the DVSA no longer publishes routes. This does, however, work in your favour in the long run as it forces you to prepare for the unexpected. All you have to do to prepare is make sure you’re comfortable with the road features surrounding your chosen test centre. For a better idea of what to expect, take a look at YouTube videos covering Middlesbrough example test routes and independent driving.

Middlesbrough Test Pass Rates

If you’re anything at all like other learners, you’re probably wondering how other people have done on their tests. To take a look at how different ages, genders and locations play into pass rates, check out driving test pass rates. Alternatively, take a look below to see how learners at Middlesbrough test centre have performed in the last five years...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
48.3% 50% 52.9% 51.2% 51.3%

Resting comfortably above the national average of 47%, Middlesbrough test centre isn’t a bad choice for learner drivers. That being said, it’s not all about numbers. Your practical test result ultimately depends upon your own driving ability.

What If I Can't Go To Middlesbrough?

Middlesbrough test centre isn’t the only place to take your test at in North Yorkshire. There’s wide assortment of test centres in the area including Whitby and Northallerton.

What To Expect On The Day

So, you’ve finally finished your driving course. What’s next? Your practical test at Middlesbrough test centre! There’s not much you need to do—just...

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

You’ll be at the centre for around 40 minutes. Things will begin with an eyesight test before moving onto the “show me, tell me” section. You’ll answer one question before getting into the car and one whilst driving, e.g., ”How would you know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system?”. The independent driving section lasts 20 minutes and you’ll be expected to follow directions from a sat nav. Be prepared to follow traffic signs, however, as 1 in 5 candidates will be asked to do so. Manoeuvres you might be expected to demonstrate include:

  • Parallel parking
  • Bay parking
  • Pulling up on the right

Once you get back to Middlesbrough test centre, you’ll be told the results of your test. If you pass, you get your test pass certificate. If you fail, you get a feedback sheet so you can improve before you take your next test.

Wondering if you should take your instructor with you? Take a look at the pros and cons for taking your driving instructor on your test.

But What If I Fail?

As with any other test, failure is always a possibility. It’s not something we like to think about, but it’s always nice knowing that we have a safety net. In this case, you can quite easily get another practical test. And, you’ll be able to improve in time for your next practical by paying close attention to the feedback given to you by your examiner.

If you hate fuss, why not have us book your practical test for you? We can get it in as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit. We can even add further tuition so you can iron out any creases in time for your next test. Have we not covered all your questions? Just check out our FAQs page. If you’d rather get the ball rolling straight away, contact us via our website or give us a call on 0333 123 4949.

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