Forest Hills Driving Test Centre

Provided are contact details for Forest Hills Driving Test Centre, test route tips, test booking information and help passing the driving test in Southampton.


Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Forest Hills Drive

SO18 2FY

Test Centre Details:  Male and female toilets are available. Wheelchair access to test centre. Test candidate car parking available.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi

THE DRIVING TEST at Forest Hills

Forest Hills Driving Test Centre is located in busy Southampton and will feature many challenging roads. High traffic volumes in certain areas like the A335 featuring dual carriageway elements and busy, high speed multi-lane roundabouts.

In-town driving will take you also on quieter residential areas where driving test manoeuvre are often requested by the examiner. The emergency stop procedure is also a factor having around a 1 in 3 possibility of being requested.

Throughout the test which will last from around 30 to 40 minutes, the examiner will request approximately 10 minutes of independent driving.

By browsing the Forest Hills driving test routes section, you will gain a good understanding on the various road types and traffic systems that the examiner will take you on.


Forest Hills Driving Test Centre is located in a busy area. Various test centres offer weekend Saturday tests. Taking your driving test on a Saturday will mean less traffic is on the test routes making the test a little easier. If your driving test centre is located in a busy area, it may be of benefit to book your driving test in between the times of 10am and 4pm.

Book a driving test by phone
The book a driving test section contains the DVSA telephone numbers for booking a practical driving test at Forest Hills Driving Test Centre by phone. This telephone number directs you to an automated test booking line, although if you browse the option you can talk to a assistant.

Book your driving test online
Often the preferable method to book a driving test at Forest Hills Driving Test Centre is via the internet. This option displays to you all the available test slots allowing you to choose a time and day that is suitable for you.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
3 working days notice is required to cancel the driving test at Forest Hills if you require a full refund. The same conditions apply if you wish to reschedule. Cancellations and rescheduling can be done via the contact details above.


The pass rates vary depending on which driving test centre that you take your practical test with.Once you have found a test centre closest to you, the driving test pass rates section will provide you with an indication of the statistics for that test centre.


You can call a practical driving test centre to inform them that you may be late. An examiner will typically wait for around 5 minutes for you to arrive before cancelling the test. Or the test centre manager can be contacted to see if a test is still going ahead, usually due to bad weather.  See driving tests in bad weather for further information. Test centres cannot be contacted directly to book or amend tests however, and this must be done via the DVSA (as above). Forest Hills Driving Test Centre may be listed in the driving test centre contact numbers section.


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 8 reviews
 by Istvan Anderson

I passed my test when I was 17 I’m 58 now I was ordered to retake and do a extended test after finishing a ban I passed first time on the 24_12_20 with Peter a very nice and fair man if you can drive you will pass I liked the test center thanks Peter you are a ⭐️

 by Aimee

I had Nick for my test , he is a really nice guy he put me at ease straight away I felt very comfortable.

 by Olga

Driving routes are quite challenging, very easy to make a mistake. My examiner Peter was very strict, but fair. Don't hope your mistakes will be unnoticed. But if you drive well, he will pass you.

 by Luke

Be warned Peter is basically a robot with no personality designed to fail you for anything and don't get me wrong I'm all for equal opportunity but the disabled guy Nick very obviously has a chip on his shoulder, has poor eyesight and is looking to fail you. I have been failed for what me and my instructor deemed minor offences and not serious faults on multiple occasions and their debriefs are very unclear and unhelpful.

 by Unknown

If you have the unfortunate displeasure of having Peter as your test examiner prepare for disappointments will not pass you, no personality no expression and extremely unfair on examination... seems to enjoy telling you that you have failed that was the only time I have ever seen a slight movement of the mouth !!

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