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Preston Driving Test Centre

Practical driving test centre address
Chain Caul Road

Test centre details
Ramp access to Preston Driving Test Centre
Male, female and disabled toilets available

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Preston Driving Test Centre information

Located on the outskirts of Preston, the driving test from Preston Driving Test Centre will feature various road types to assess your ability at driving. City and town driving is to include roundabouts, often multi lane and mini roundabouts. Junctions from large light controlled to small residential unmarked junctions. Crossroads of varying types are also often taken. Residential streets often present a challenge to learners due to meeting oncoming vehicles whilst driving on narrow lanes. Residential streets are often used for manoeuvre purposes where 1 of the possible 4 will be requested.

Rural country roads and high speed A roads such as the A583 which feature dual carriageway sections is likely. The driving test from Preston Driving Test Centre will last around 30 to 40 minutes. 10 minutes will be independent driving. 1 in 3 possibility of the emergency stop procedure.

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Driving tests are often more successful with as little traffic on the roads as possible. When booking your driving test at Preston Driving Test Centre, ideal booking times are usually from 10am and 4pm during week day hours as road conditions are quieter at between these hours.

Book a driving test at Preston driving test centre

Driving tests cannot be booked through the test centres directly. To book a driving test, there are 2 options; by phone or online.

Book a driving test by phone
To book a practical driving test at the Preston driving test centres by phone, telephone the DSA on 0300 200 1122. This telephone number provides an automated test booking service. A DSA member of staff can be reached by listening to the options provided.

Book your driving test online
To book your driving test online for Preston Driving Test Centre, see the learning to drive section for all DSA contact information.

General issues, cancelling and rescheduling
If you are experiencing any issues with your driving test at Preston, the above contact methods can be used to contact a member of the DSA team. If you wish to cancel or reschedule the driving test at Preston, please provide at least 3 full working days notice.

Preston Driving Test Centre pass rates

Please see Driving test pass rates section for Preston Driving Test Centre