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Peebles

Learner drivers taking their driving test at Peebles test centre can find it at Tweedale District Council, just off Rosetta Road. It’s right in the town centre, near Eddleston Water, so whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll be able to reach it easily enough. If you’re on the fence about heading here, the best way to make up your mind is by getting to know more about it.

Below, our comprehensive test centre guide will walk you through everything from what the roads are like around Peebles test centre to what happens in the driving test. Enjoy!


Address

Tweeddale District Council Rosetta Road Peebles Scottish Borders EH45 8DN

Tests Offered at Peebles

  • Car

Parking

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

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

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

The last thing you want is to end up at the wrong test centre, or to take a long detour, when heading to Peebles test centre for the first time. That’s why you should follow these simple directions with a trusty sat nav.

A Bit More About Peebles

Your driving test route will start with the examiner guiding you around Peebles. The town itself is rather compact, and filled with local supermarkets, restaurants and other assorted businesses. This means that it can get quite busy, especially during rush hour, so the examiner will be keeping an eye on your observations, clutch control and hazard awareness.

With local schools like Kingsland Primary School in close proximity to the town centre, you’ll want to pay close attention to your speedometer and any changes to the speed limit as you progress. The examiner will be watching you carefully, so even 1mph over the limit will lead to a fault.

Depending on how busy it is in the town centre, and the exact route you’re on, you might be asked to demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres in one of the local car parks, or on the residential roads near Kittlegairy Estate or Kings Muir.

Eventually, things will start to speed up as the examiner guides you onto one of the local A roads near Peebles. You might end up on the A72 towards Cardrona or Innerleithen, or on the A703 to Eddleston.

If you’d prefer to learn more about Peebles in general, these resources should do the trick:

Peebles Test Pass Rates

Undoubtedly, you’ll have heard varying opinions over how difficult the driving test is. You’ll have some people telling you that it’s a complete walk in the park, and others calling it a trial by fire. So, who’s telling the truth? Though it is mostly down to personal opinion, driving test pass rates can help shine a light on it.

The current national average pass rate stands at 45.9%, which tells us that the test is challenging, but not impossible. If you’re not impressed by this, you might be pleased to hear that those heading to Peebles have performed much better than this average over the last five years...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
55.7% 66.5% 64.5% 60.6% 66.0%

What If I Can't Go To Peebles? 

One of the best ways to avoid long test waiting times and get your hands on an earlier test date is by picking a backup test centre. If you’re sticking close to the Peebles area, your nearest options are:

What To Expect On The Day

Not entirely sure what happens in the driving test? Don’t worry about it! PassMeFast is here to dispel some of the mystery and help ease your nerves.

On the day of your test, you will need to double check that you’ve got your provisional licence. The examiner will want to check it to confirm your identity. You’ll also need to get to Peebles test centre ten minutes early. Once you’ve parked up, you’ll meet the examiner and sign a form.

Your driving test will then begin. No matter where you take it, it will follow this exact, straightforward format:

  • 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:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Pulling your hair out over long test waiting times? Struggling to find a local instructor who has time to fit your lessons in whenever you’re available? Make things easier on yourself by picking a driving school that keeps things simple.

With PassMeFast, you can concentrate entirely on developing your driving skills, whilst we sort out the admin. When you book in, all you need to do is decide:

  • When you’d like to take your test
  • How intensively you’d like to learn (in two to five hour blocks)
  • What transmission you’d like to learn in
  • Where you’d like to get picked up and dropped off

The minute we’ve got these answers, we’ll get our fast-tracking department to find a test date that suits you. Then, our customer experience team will assign you a local instructor who will create a lesson plan that fits around your schedule. How’s that for keeping things simple?

If you’re raring to go (we like your enthusiasm!), pick out one of our intensive or semi-intensive courses on our course prices page. Or, get our course recommender to do the work for you. Then, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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