Learner drivers can find Lowestoft test centre right on Mobbs Way, in Oakland Business Centre. It happens to be a 10 minute drive from the town centre, but, until you’ve passed your test, you won’t have much time to enjoy the great views of the coast! To increase the likelihood of you passing your test, we’d advise you to acquaint yourself with Lowestoft test centre properly. You can do this by checking out our essential guide below, offering directions, pass rates, test routes and much more!
A car park is available at the test centre
There are no toilets available at this centre
If you’re a local learner heading to Lowestoft test centre from the middle of town, you need to get yourself onto the A1144. Next, turn onto Normanston Drive on the roundabout before turning onto Higher Drive. Your next move will be to turn on Gresham Avenue, the B1375 and, finally, Mobbs Way. Though it might not be as simple to reach if you live further out, nearby A roads like the A1145, A146 and A47 make it slightly easier to get to. Of course, if it’s your first venture into Lowestoft, we’d advise you to use these directions with a trusty sat nav.
In order to make sure you’re ready to become a fully qualified driver, the examiner will pull out all the stops on your test route. Though it might look easy enough, the Lowestoft area is full of tricky road types and features, so you’ll need to be on your toes! The test centre’s close vicinity to the town centre means that it will likely be included on your test route. There are a lot of compact, narrow roads around this area which, combined with parked vehicles, means that your road positioning will need to be on point. Depending on the weather, you could be facing a lot of foot and road traffic, so keep your eyes peeled for any potential hazards.
The route will incorporate different speed and traffic systems—taking you along busy A roads like the A47 and A12 (which have a few challenging roundabouts), before moving to a quiet residential area for the driving test manoeuvre. If you’re still feeling a little shaky with the manoeuvres, check out our guide to mastering them!
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Looking to get your hands on your Lowestoft test route? We hate to break it to you, but the DVSA stopped publishing its routes all the way back in 2010. After realising that candidates were simply memorising routes and practising specifically on those routes, they decided that the best course of action would be to take them off the board entirely. If you’re learning with a local ADI, however, this shouldn’t be a concern to you. They’ll have you building up your skills on the roads most likely to crop up on your route anyway. If you’d still like to dispel some of the mystery, you can check out videos of Lowestoft test routes on YouTube, or download our sample Lowestoft driving test routes.
One of the many areas of interest that learners have is driving test pass rates. That’s why we keep our eyes peeled for the DVSA’s latest batch of statistics every few months. The moment they’ve been published, we’re there, ready to take a deep dive! We then spend hours analysing the latest trends so that we can share them with you over on the PassMeFast blog! From the average number of attempts it takes to pass the test to driving test pass rates by area, we’ve got it all!
Of course, if you’re not the biggest fan of stats, or you’re just looking for quick facts to impress your learner friends with, we’ll keep things short. Those in the UK currently have a 45.9% chance of passing their test. As for those heading to Lowestoft test centre, have a gander at how learners have fared there within the last five years in the table below...
As you can see, Lowestoft’s pass rates have rested comfortably above the national average. Not too shabby! Of course, you need to remember that these pass rates aren’t reflective of how well you’ll do on your big day. The examiner will be marking you on your performance, not on Lowestoft’s pass rates! So, keep on working hard and listening to your instructor’s advice!
If you’re in need of a major change in scenery, or on the lookout for a backup test centre, you don’t have to worry. There are plenty of test centres to choose from in and around your local area. The ones closest to Lowestoft include Norwich Jupiter Road and Norwich Peachman Way.
Look at what we’ve got here—a learner driver almost ready to become a fully qualified driver! Time to give yourself a pat on the back! You’ve only got one final hurdle to overcome before you can get your hands on that full driving licence and pose for a cheeky pass photo!
Unless you want to be stopped in your tracks, you’ll need to check that you’ve got your provisional with you. The examiner will ask to see it before you start your test. Try not to drag your feet on the way there, either. You’ll need to get to Lowestoft test centre 10 minutes before your appointment starts, giving you enough time to park up and meet the examiner.
Your practical will follow this basic structure:
After spending forty minutes under the careful gaze of your driving examiner, you’ll finally be guided back to Lowestoft test centre. You can then sit back and relax (slightly) once you’ve parked back up and turned off the ignition. You’ll only need to wait a few minutes for the examiner to finish their paperwork, then they’ll give you your result. You’ll be able to see which areas you picked up faults in, if any, on either a physical feedback sheet, or by email via the driving test app.
It’s only natural to start worrying about the worst case scenario with the driving test. Though failure is, of course, a potential outcome, it’s nothing to panic about. If it happens to you, you’ll be able to take another test after a limit of 10 working days. If you want to make sure your next attempt is more successful, however, we’d recommend taking a refresher course with a local ADI to properly address your weaknesses.
To avoid wasting your time with long driving test waiting times, we’d also advise you to get PassMeFast to book you a fast-track practical test. Ready to get started? Give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online!
When it comes to learning to drive, it’s vital that you choose the right driving school. If you don’t, you run the risk of dragging out your learning journey by months, or even years! Instead of taking lessons that are weeks apart, you might be better off opting for a more intensive approach. With PassMeFast, learners get to take their courses in 2 to 5 hour blocks, meaning that they have plenty of time to get to grips with key skills and build up the muscle memory needed to pass the driving test. Whether you’ve got a full week free, or can only do evenings, our courses are completely flexible and will work around your schedule. We’ll even assign you a CX Adviser who will take care of the admin, leaving you to work with your PassMeFast instructor to get used to the roads around Lowestoft.
Want to get started on your PassMeFast journey? Head on over to our course prices page, or our driving courses rundown, to get a better look at our range of tailored crash course packages. Once you’ve picked one out, book in online, or give us a ring on 0333 123 4949.
Torn between courses? Don’t know how many hours you need to get test-ready? If you give us a ring, one of our sales advisors will walk you through your options and help you decide which course is best suited for you. If time is of the essence, you can also give our course recommender a try.