Are you a learner driver in Scarborough? You won’t have to look far for a practical test centre—Scarborough test centre is closest. However, it can always be a worry heading to somewhere unfamiliar. That's why we’ve put together information covering everything you might need to know about Scarborough—that includes the surrounding area, what you can expect on the day of your practical and, of course, how to get to the centre!
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Are you a learner driver in Scarborough? You won’t have to look far for a practical test centre—Scarborough test centre is closest. It’s always a worry heading to somewhere unfamiliar, which is why we’ve put together information covering everything you might need to know about Scarborough—that includes the surrounding area, what you can expect on the day of your practical and, of course, how to get to the centre!
If you’re taking your practical at Scarborough test centre, you should try to get to know the Scarborough area as much as possible. Practicals are unpredictable, and you never know what route you’ll be taken on. The more familiar you are with the area, the better you’ll perform on the day of your test. A routes like the A64, for example, will probably feature on your route. Wondering what else you might need to know about Scarborough? We’ve compiled a few top resources below:
Test routes are no longer published by the DVSA, so you can’t drive around the Scarborough test route before your practical. You can, however, prepare for your test route by driving around the nearby area as much as possible. Take note of aspects like road positioning, traffic speed and speed limits—the examiner will be taking note of these. Practice makes perfect, so make sure you do so!
Looking to take a weekend test? Find out everything you need to know about weekend driving tests.
Did you know that the national average pass rate in the UK currently stands at 47%? This doesn’t change much for learners in Yorkshire and the Humber who have a 47.1% chance of passing their test. But what about Scarborough test centre? Take a look at pass rates from the last five years below...
Learners at Scarborough test centre have a relatively good chance of passing, with pass rates higher than the national average. This always tends to be the case for test centres in more rural areas. If you’re not won over by numbers, remember that it’s all ultimately down to personal ability and effort.
There’s a wide selection of practical test centres to go to in North Yorkshire. If you’re not able to go to Scarborough test centre, the nearest alternate centres are Whitby and Malton. Before you head off, be sure to brush up on your knowledge by visiting our ultimate driving terms glossary!
Whether you’re test-ready or just reading ahead, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. By the time your practical test date comes round, you should be completely used to the Scarborough area. All that’s left to do on the day is:
Practical tests take around 40 minutes overall. The test will begin with a quick eyesight test before moving onto the “show me, tell me” section which concerns the maintenance of your car, e.g., “How would you know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system?”. One question will be asked before you get into the car and the other will be during your driving. This will be followed by the independent driving section which lasts 20 minutes. You’ll be asked to follow directions using a sat nav—or you might be 1 in 5 candidates who are asked to follow traffic signs instead. You can expect the following manoeuvres to crop up on your test:
As with the theory test, you find out your results for the practical as soon as you’ve finished. If you pass, you get your test pass certificate and your new licence is sent off for. If you fail, your examiner will give you feedback which will help you improve your driving for when you take your practical again.
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It’s the million dollar question—what if I fail my practical test? It’s quite simple really. If you fail, you just need to learn from your mistakes and take it again. While it can be a bit disheartening, it’s not the end of the world and the feedback given to you by your examiner should be useful in helping you iron out any creases in your driving.
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