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.
Once you have taken your practical test or theory test, you may submit your own review. Please note however; names or inappropriate language may be edited or removed.
Practical Driving Test Centre and Theory Test Centre Reviews
My daughter failed three tests at Poole yet is a very competent driver (I am former Institute of Advanced Motorists board member). Last examiner, Gary, talked constantly throughout test, joked about his wife’s driving then said: ‘you’ll kick yourself for failing because you’re an excellent driver.’ He failed her for allegedly not looking in rear view mirror after successful emergency stop. She passed first time at Dorchester.
Absolutely disgraceful treatment by the examiner, never been so appalled in my life, absolutely disgusting individual, stay away from this test centre at all costs, literally the worst example of a human being I’ve ever met, abusive and aggressive, AVOID.
If you are thinking about taking a test in this god awful place and happen to suffer with anxiety or just tend to get nervous DO NOT TAKE A TEST HERE!!
I have had 3 unsuccessful attempts at bishops Stortford , the thought of going back there makes me feel physically sick.
My first test I was extremely unlucky and was landed with Jo. She has an awful reputation that certainly exceeded my expectations. Even my driving instructor looked at me when she came in the room with a nervous face.
I got in the car and was very nervous given it was my first test - the first sentence she spoke to me she snapped and made me feel stupid, this was within the first 5 minutes.
Every time she spoke with me to give me an instruction she was rude and spoke down to me as if I was something she had found on the bottom of her shoe.
At one point nearing the end of the test she asked me ‘what would you normally be doing today?’ I replied with ‘I would be at work , I took a day of annual leave’ I was met with a rude and blunt reply of ‘ what - you took a whole day off to do a test?’
The whole time I was in the car i felt nervous and anxious and on edge with this horrible woman - this then left me with a fear of the place.
The second test was with Paul - he was much much politer than Jo (although I think Piers Morgan is politer than Jo).
The third attempt was a lady called Lorraine I believe from Brentwood. Again she was much politer than Jo . She spoke down to me and was also not very friendly. She made me feel on edge the whole test.
Whilst I understand these people are here to do a job - there is no need to be so rude and just plain nasty to people!! They do not know what that person doing the test is going through! They do not know how being spoken to in this manner will effect that individual!
I have moved my test to Loughton centre as I cannot go near the place - the thought of potentially having to spend 45 minutes with such a vile woman is enough to have me in tears.
I hope that power trip being so horrible gives her is worth something!
I feel so sorry for any person that has to spend any time in her company.
Not the best test centre. Done my test twice here and they literally give you a major for absolutely anything. Even if it is not serious or could cause harm. The instructor I had for both the same failed tests makes a big deal out of absolutely nothing.
So glad I chose Harry for my intensive course. He was patient, informative and helped keep me calm and relaxed. Passed 1st time after 36hr course! Can’t thank him enough. Would definitely recommend.