If you’re a learner driver taking the plunge in Salisbury, you can find the local test centre on Rougemont Close, just off Manor Road. If you’re situated in the city centre, it’s a 10 minute drive away. With its close proximity to the bustling A36, you can expect a steady stream of traffic throughout the day. It also means, however, that the test centre is easy to reach for learners across Wiltshire. Before you go in for your test here, we’d recommend getting to know more about Salisbury test centre. Keep reading our guide below for directions, pass rates, test routes and much more!
There are parking spaces at this centre
Male and female toilets are available
Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability
Learners heading to Salisbury test centre from the city centre have an easy enough journey ahead of them. All you need to do is get onto Castle Street, continue towards the A36 and then Manor Road. Then, all that’s left is for you to turn onto Rougemont Close. Talk about a walk in the park! Even if you’re not centrally located, with the proximity of A roads like the A36, A354 and A30, Salisbury is easily accessible. If you’ve not been to Salisbury test centre before, we’d recommend using these directions with your sat nav to avoid taking a wrong turn!
If you’re taking your test at Salisbury test centre, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with the local area. This will be the centre stage of your test. The examiner will use all of the challenging road types and features at their disposal in order to see if you’re truly ready to become a fully qualified driver. With the A36 being right outside the test centre, it will most definitely be on your route. It features a selection of roundabouts, so you’ll want to make sure you’re comfortable with them before going in for your test. The city centre is on its doorstep as well, so it will likely be incorporated into your route early on. Depending on the time of day, you might have to deal with a lot of stop-start traffic. With a variety of local schools nearby, you’ll also want to pay attention to speed limits and check your car mirrors frequently for any errant road users.
Don’t forget that at some point during the test, you’ll be guided to a quiet residential area or local car park to demonstrate one of the reversing manoeuvres. You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
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If you were hoping to go on a test run down your Salisbury test route, you’ll be disappointed to hear that the DVSA no longer publishes its routes. This means that any that you find online will be out of date. This shouldn’t matter too much, however. If you’re taking lessons in the Salisbury area, you’ll likely recognise most of the areas on your test route. (Hence why we urge learners to take their test in their local area!) If that’s not enough to settle your nerves, get an idea of what to expect by watching videos of Salisbury test routes on YouTube. Alternatively, you can download our sample Salisbury driving test routes!
If you’re anything like PassMeFast’s other learners, you’re probably very curious about what your chances of passing the driving test are. Fortunately, using the DVSA’s latest statistics, we’re able to figure out how age affects your chances of passing, what impact your area has on your success and even how many average attempts it takes learners to pass.
If you’ve not got much time to read through our fascinating finds, we’ll keep things short and sweet for you. Learners in the UK currently have a 45.9% chance of passing the driving test. As for those heading to Salisbury, check out pass rates from the last five years in the table below…
With pass rates well above the national average, learners heading to Salisbury will undoubtedly have a pep in their step when taking their test. Though confidence is something we encourage with learners, we’d like to make sure that you’re not letting it go to your head. You’ve still got to put in the effort to get your full driving licence—you can’t depend on pass rates. So, pay close attention to your instructor’s advice and keep a level head.
If you’ve had a bad experience at your test centre, one of the best ways to give yourself a bit of a refresh is by testing your mettle at a different test centre entirely. Similarly, if you’ve been on the waiting list for a test at a particular test centre for a while, you can increase your chances of getting a test date by picking a backup option. If you’re staying close to the Salisbury area, your nearest test centre options are Southampton (Maybush) and Winchester.
So, the student is finally ready to become a master of the road. How exciting! You’ve only got one more step to take before you can pose for your pass photo and show off your new licence! Before any doubts start creeping in, remember that your instructor wouldn’t let you take the test if they thought you truly weren’t ready. So, keep your chin up and your wits about you.
Before taking a step outside of your front door, check your pockets or bag to make sure you’ve brought your provisional licence. If you don’t bring it, the examiner will cancel your test and you will lose the test fee. To give yourself enough time to park the car and meet the examiner in the reception area, you’ll want to get to Salisbury test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.
Your driving test will follow this basic format:
In the blink of an eye your test route will loop back around to Salisbury test centre. Once you’ve parked up and switched off the ignition, you’ll be able to take a quick breather. The examiner will complete their paperwork and then tell you your result. You’ll be able to look at which areas you picked up faults in (unless you’re part of the zero minors club) with a physical feedback sheet, or over email via the driving test app.
Wondering what will happen if you’re not successful with your driving test? It’s pretty simple, really. If you fail, you’ll need to wait 10 working days until you can take the test again. There’s no limit as to how many times you can take the test. What we’d recommend, however, is that you take some time to consider why you failed. Instead of rushing into your next test, carefully look over your feedback sheet to see which areas need improvement.
If you feel like you need a lot of work before your next attempt at the test, it might be worth taking a refresher course. Once you’re ready to get going, book a fast-track practical test with PassMeFast to avoid long waiting times. To get started, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.
If you don’t want to cut corners when learning to drive, it’s important that you take lessons with a DVSA-approved instructor. If you don’t, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to pass the driving test—or build up the skills needed to become a safe and confident driver. PassMeFast has a fleet of experienced, DVSA-approved instructors ready to help learners across the UK achieve their dream of getting their full licence. If you book onto one of our intensive or semi-intensive courses, we’ll help you do the same. You’ll be matched with a local instructor who will take you around the Salisbury area and have you raring to go for your test in no time!
To see what’s on offer, head on over to our course prices page. For even more detailed descriptions and videos, have a gander at our driving courses rundown. If you’ve managed to pick out a course, you can get things started today! It’s as simple as booking over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or online.
If you’ve narrowed down your choices to two options, but need more help on the matter, why not talk it through with one of our sales advisors? They’re more than experienced with helping learners find their ideal course. Or, if you’re looking for a speedier solution, you can give our course recommender tool a try!