Learner drivers in the Leeds area have two nearby test centres to choose from. Closest to the city centre, Leeds test centre will put all of your driving knowledge and skills to the test—with busy A routes, tricky crossroads and much more. To give yourself the best chance of passing, listen closely to your instructor and take a look at our guide below covering everything you need to know about Leeds test centre.
There is no parking available at this centre. You can park your vehicle on the opposite side of Harehills Lane down Kimberley Road.
Male, female and disabled toilets are available
You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair
Never been to Leeds test centre before? Just use the directions here. Now, whether you’re taking lessons from your next-door neighbour or from a professional ADI, you will definitely drive around the area prior to your practical. Tests are always unpredictable, so familiarising yourself with the nearby area will give you an edge. There’s no parking available at the centre. You can, however, park your vehicle on the opposite side of Harehills Lane down Kimberley Road.
While driving around the Leeds area, you should keep a close eye out for any challenging road types or features. Examiners always like to incorporate difficult local road types into routes—so don’t avoid practicing areas you struggle with, because it will probably crop up on your test! By the end of your lessons, you should also be familiar with nearby A routes like the A58 and A64. If you’re want to know more about the Leeds area, we’ve put together some top resources below...
You won’t be able to find a test route for Leeds, as the DVSA stopped publishing them to prevent students from practicing them before their tests. This isn’t much of an issue—test routes tend to incorporate the same types of challenging areas that examiners like to test candidates on. For example, you can expect to face dual carriageways, different roundabout types and busy urban roads. The examiner may also take you on a route featuring villages and residential roads. As such, you’ll need to have a good measure of speed perception and hazard awareness.
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If you’re anything like other learner drivers, you’re probably curious as to how other learners perform in their practicals. In the UK, the national average pass rate stands at 47%. If you’d like to look at the effects of factors like age and gender on the likelihood of passing, check out our driving test pass rates. If you’d like to look specifically at Leeds test centre, feast your eyes on the pass rates below...
Pass rates at Leeds test centre have been much lower than the national average in the past five years. While this might be worrisome for some, you should bear in mind that centres closer to busy, urban areas are always slightly more difficult for some learners. That being said, if you pay attention to your instructor, you should be fine.
At the end of your driving course, you’ll be expected to take your practical at Leeds test centre. All that’s left for you to do is:
The practical will begin with an eyesight test before you get in the car. Next is the “show me, tell me” section, which will involve the examiner asking you questions like, “Show me how you would switch on the rear fog light”. You’ll be asked one question before you start driving and the other during your test route. The independent driving section will involve you following a route using a sat nav. Be aware that 1 in 5 learners will be asked to follow traffic signs instead. Examiners will also ask you to demonstrate the following:
Once your test is complete, the examiner will let you know if you’ve passed or failed. If you’ve passed, you’ll be given your test pass certificate. You’ll then have to hand over your provisional if you want them to send off for your new licence. If you failed your test, your examiner will go over your mistakes. The practical should only take 40 minutes or so to complete. Your instructor will usually drive you back home afterwards.
If you failed your practical test, you don’t need to worry—it’s more common than you’d think. You can quite easily take another test and pass by using the feedback given to you by your examiner. Take special care to avoid the top 5 reasons people failed their test in 2016/17.
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