Provided are contact details for Maidstone Driving Test Centre, test route tips, test booking information and help passing the driving test in Kent.
TEST CENTRE CONTACT DETAILS
Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Unit 1 North Court
South Park Business Village
Test Centre Details: Please be aware of a low brick wall close to and in front of the entrance / exit front door. Please arrive and park no earlier than 5 minutes before the start of your test. Male and female toilets available. Test candidate car parking facilities available, though spaces are limited.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three
THE DRIVING TEST IN Maidstone
Maidstone Driving Test Centre is situated around busy urban roads where the test will involve various types of roundabouts (including mini roundabouts), crossroads and junctions. Excellent knowledge of all traffic systems is essential.
Residential streets often used for test manoeuvres during the test are also used to test your ability at meeting approaching traffic whilst on narrow lanes and streets. During the test, the examiner will be requesting one manoeuvre with the emergency stop procedure having a 1-in-3 possibility. Approximately 10 minutes is set aside for independent driving.
Other than town driving, test routes often incorporate high speed single and dual carriageways, and if close enough to the test centre, rural roads. These type of roads represent a unique challenge due to their often high speeds and harsh corners.
The country road driving tutorial helps to explain how to use a safe and appropriate speed. Test routes are available for many of the UK practical driving test centres and may include Maidstone 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.
BOOKING A DRIVING TEST AT Maidstone DRIVING TEST CENTRE
Though a practical test can be booked at any time of the day from Monday to Friday, it’s often beneficial for test candidates to book the test so that it takes place during the quieter time of day. Certain test centres also offer a Saturday booking at a slightly higher rate. See below for test booking details.
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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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.
Maidstone DRIVING TEST CENTRE PASS RATES
Throughout the UK practical driving test centres, pass rates vary. Certain centres, often in very busy areas may have a slightly lower pass rate and in this situation, some test candidates decide to take their test at an alternative test centre. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.
Maidstone TEST CENTRE TELEPHONE NUMBER
Your practical driving test centre contact telephone number (including Maidstone 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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This test centre has always been friendlier than the other one I had visited, and I finally passed with Lucy, who was an absolute angel, with two minors. Really recommend this place for far nicer examiners and just a higher standard of understanding and professionalism. Better atmosphere by far. 🙂
I had an older woman examiner. I get that it's not their job to make you feel comfortable but my god. This woman made me feel like I had committed the worst crime ever. Do you understand how nerve wracking AND expensive these tests are? I can drive, all my lessons and practice in my own car go perfectly, but these examiners are out to scare you enough that you fail. I get this is your 9-5 job but a little compassion towards your customers would go a long way. It's a big day for those taking their test, please don't treat it like the biggest inconvenience to you.
Absolutely beyond shocked. My son came from for his test today and did his test with minimal faults, but yet he still failed because he was driving slowly. I was in the backseat of the car the entire drive and saw my son's speed. He drove safely and did speeds that made sure he adhered to the rules and made sure he didn't scare horses or halt oncoming traffic. I think its a fix for getting their quota in. Beyond shocked and will be appealing this decision.
Hi, I would like to thank awesome Julie Bowdery for being my examiner on my first driving test, I wasn't nervous at all when I had this driving test with really professional and friendly examiner! Thank you very much!
Today my examiner was Lucy. She was friendly and very professional. Her pleasant and calm appearance is much appreciated. Her presentation made me feel less anxious and comfortable. I should say I am lucky to have Lucy as my examiner. I have passed my exam, with just 3 minors.