Lower Gornal Driving Test Centre

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Practical Driving Test Centre Address
19 – 21 Lake Street
Lower Gornal
Near Dudley

Test Centre Details:  Please note. Lower Gornal Driving Test Centre is now closed. See Dudley Driving Test Centre for your closest facility. Disability access ramp available into driving test centre. Male and female toilets available. Car parking facilities available. No car parking facilities at test centre – Candidate car park situated in Turner Street just opposite the test centre.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi


Lower Gornal Driving Test Centre is situated on the outskirts of the city of Birmingham and will involve many diverse roads. Urban driving is to include many roundabout types, crossroads and junctions. Residential areas are often used to test your ability at test manoeuvres and meeting oncoming vehicles in narrow spaces. See the passing parked cars tutorial for help.

As the Lower Gornal Driving Test Centre is located on the outskirts, rural roads are likely during the test. These road types tend to be hazardous due to highers speeds and sharp bends in the road.

The country road driving tutorial aims to help learners understand a safe speed for rural roads. One of the possible four manoeuvres will be requested with a 1-in-3 possibility of the emergency stop procedure. Approximately 10 minutes is required for independent driving.

Test routes are available for many of the UK practical driving test centres and may include Lower Gornal driving test routes. The routes aid test candidates in gaining an understanding of the various roads and systems that the examiner will take you on during your test. Routes can be viewed on this website or downloaded as an app.


Many of the UK driving test centres provide practical tests from Monday to Friday. Busier centres may offer Saturday bookings, though this does incur a slightly higher booking fee. Booking a test is easily completed by either telephone or via the internet:

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests in the UK are booked via the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Driving tests can be booked by telephone or via the internet (see below). To book a test at Lower Gornal Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section for booking contact telephone numbers. This is an automated service, though a DVSA assistant can be reached by following the options provided.

Book your driving test online
The most popular method for booking a practical test is via the internet. Upon making a booking, the available times and dates will be displayed for your chosen test centre. To make a test booking at Lower Gornal Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
Driving Tests can be rescheduled or cancelled. Changing your driving test date can be done providing three working days’ notice is given. To cancel your test and receive a full refund from DVSA bookings, three working days’ notice must also be provided. Saturdays are also classed as a working day.

Lower Gornal Driving Test Centre
Lower Gornal Driving Test Centre


Pass rates vary from each test centre, often due to the difficulty of the test routes. Some test candidates choose a test centre outside of their location due to the type roads that are taken on the test. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.


Your practical driving test centre contact telephone number (including Lower Gornal Driving Test Centre) may be located on your test booking email confirmation, or found within the driving test centre contact numbers section. Test centres must not be contacted to book, cancel or amend a driving test however (see above), and only to contact the centre manager if you have any questions or concerns regarding your test, for example if a test is still going ahead due to bad weather (See driving tests in bad weather for further information).


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 11 reviews
 by anon

taken my test last year, Mike was the examiner very down to earth was nervous at first but was very friendly, passed 2nd time as first time had someone who was silent and made me very nervous.

 by man

it totally depends on u how u drive on ur test but lady examiner sherry makes me feel so comfortable during test ...Her smily face though ...u cant b nervous wiv her .

 by Shereen clement

I had my test again on the 15 I felt so uncomfortable with this female examiner her name was karren I felt she didn't want me to pass even from the beginning I failed hope I get a male next time

 by Shereen clement

I had a test on the 1st of May the gentle man was really calming and so very nice although I failed I can tell he really wanted me to pass

 by H

Passed my driving test. The examiner Steve was lovely, I was nervous at first but he had talked me throughout the whole test and made me feel comfortable whilst driving! Great experience. Thanks Steve.

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