Driving Test Centre Reviews
Detailed in this section are reviews for practical driving test centres and DVSA / Pearson Professional theory test centres by test candidates. This section provides reviews all UK test centres and theory test centres. Specific test centre reviews will also appear on their individual page.
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Practical Driving Test Centre and Theory Test Centre Reviews
Such a rude examiners (Paul and the lady examiner), smoked Lady examiner failed me for going slowly behind a cyclist, for me there was no room to over take the cyclist in a safe way as there was continuous oncoming traffic, Is that a serious mistake ? We all should have camera inside the car and dash cam so that we can appeal their decisions. So frustrating ..They have no interest in what they are doing ..Money making shits..
I had a very nice examiner , I believe he is new but I unfortunately cannot remember his name. However, he made me feel so much much more comfortable than when I had Matt on a previous test. My nerves weren’t great and he understood. It would be 5* but unfortunately Matt let down the team as he was rude and rushed the entire test as though he had somewhere to be. Matt’s demeanour is very intimidating to learners, especially as one of his first actions within the car was to push the passenger seat right back and place his feet on the dual controls almost as a signal that he wants to push them and be over with it and obviously he did. I chose not to make a deal of this despite him being evidently in the wrong (although I will never have footage as he decided to turn off the dash camera) but I carried on as there seemed no reason to waste my breath as he seemed so uninterested in the test that there was seemingly no point. Furthermore, I cannot fault examiner Pete who also carried out my previous test of which I failed due to my own faults, this helped me to compare how a test should be carried out and how a test shouldn’t be. Matt should seriously reassess wether or not the job is for him or maybe take a few lessons from Pete on how to carry out a test properly, as if he keeps on the way he is I expected many more negative reviews.
Have never been spoken like the way I was by the tester. Nothing but a bully who acted like I was a massive inconvenience before the test started.About half way through he started to talk to me like I was dirt and just before the end he raised his voice at me because I interrupted him due to nerves. Totally put me off and messed up the bay parking. Utterly cowardly to talk to people like that who can't talk back for fear of failing. Worst thing was I had actually managed to go with out many minors until that point and then failed on the parking.
Margaret O'Hern- A woman with a HEART OF GOLD
After failing my test 6 times in Wigston test centre, I finally decided to change my test centre, Hinckley was recommended by my instructor.
Meanwhile, I believed within me that by my 3rd attempt I had passed. So, also my 4th, 5th and 6th attempts. Inasmuch as I knew I had few errors that I believed were unfairly magnified by these examiners during those tests, I thought I was unlucky with the examiners who more or less demanded PERFECTION from me.
I read the various reviews and pass rate of Hinckley test centre and also about its examiners. I was terrified when I saw that the pass rate of Hinckley was not really better than Wigston, but I just needed a new lease of life. I was tired of Wigston and its examiners. I just needed a change for once. I needed an independent assessment and assessor! But alas, It was like going deliberately from frying pan to fire! I still wanted it, yes, yes, no more Wigston!
The reviews about Margaret O'Hern were very scary. I could only silently prayed not to fall into her hands, but my prayers were not answered. I fell into her hands. Into Margaret's hand!
Upon seeing her, she looked firm and courteous as she opened the door for me to lead me out of the office.The initial documentations were done and we headed to the car. She made me feel comfortable by asking for what I would have been doing if I was not at the test centre. I felt relaxed and composed. The only time I was made comfortable like she did was doing my 1st test in Wigston.
The test was scheduled for 2.30pm and was about 25 minutes of independent driving-I gave it my all. Then, came the time for her to direct me, we got to a major roundabout and she directed me to go on the 4th exit, I felt I missed it twice. I was afraid as I went on the 3rd exit, but she encouraged me to carry on, I still had some minor faults here and there. I however, braced up and was determined to put in my best by checking the mirrors,exhibit lane discipline, do manoeuvres, show judgement,observation and awareness planning.
At the end of the test, I was expectant but I could not say with certainty that I had passed. I needed to wait for Margaret! She was calm and tranquil, I was breathless and nervous!. She asked,"How many times have you done this test?, I said 6 times. I was fidgeting and trying to catch a glimpse of the answer on her tablet, but I could not. She asked my Instructor to join us in the car and she now broke the good news- You passed!, you did it! She said,"I think you can drive well honestly, however I need you to be cautious.....,don't think you passed by changing your centre, It is because your driving is at acceptable level......." I was overwhelmed with joy, ecstasy and gladness.
She went ahead to give her analysis about my overall performance in the presence of my instructor.
Margaret O'Hern displayed professionalism, civility,thoroughness and competence all through my test period. I believe she has a heart of Gold! I was glad she was my independent assessor after 6 attempts all at Wigston test centre.
Thank you Margaret once again for giving me and family a New year 2020 gift. May the Lord answer you in times of trouble,protect you and send help from His temple to you. Psalm 20:1-4.
I had my test at this test centre with Davina, i passed! she talked to me just fine, what do people want the examiners to take them out for lunch? They are not your friends they are there to do a job! Stop moaning because you failed and cant drive, get a life! Thanks Davina!