Provided are contact details for Orkney Driving Test Centre, test route tips, test booking information and help passing the driving test in Orkney.
TEST CENTRE CONTACT DETAILS
Practical Driving Test Centre Address
The Kirkwall Auction Mart
Hatston Industrial Estate
Test Centre Details: Male only toilets available. No ramp access to test centre for wheelchair users. Arrangements will be made if you have a disability. Test candidate car parking spaces available.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Motorcycle Module 1, Motorcycle Module 2, Lorries, large vehicles and buses, Car and trailers
THE DRIVING TEST IN Orkney
Orkney Driving Test Centre is multipurpose as it provides practical tests for cars, motorcycles and large vehicles (LGV). Orkney Driving Test Centre is situated around rural roads where bends may be difficult to navigate due to oncoming vehicles.
The road types can be hazardous for novice drivers in particular as it can be difficult to establish the correct speed for the often harsh corners. The country road driving tutorial helps with this. Small village roads may have narrow and difficult areas which is a common area to fail driving test.
High speed ‘A’ roads are also present such as the A965 and is frequently used during the driving test at Orkney. Expected is a single test manoeuvre with a high chance of the emergency stop procedure (the emergency stop is requested on every other test conducted).
Test centre routes are designed by the examiners who conduct practical tests at their local test centre. The routes are designed in such a way so to involve as many diverse roads and traffic systems as possible, often including very challenging parts. Gaining knowledge of the test routes provides valuable insight into the type of roads that will be taken during your test. Driving test routes may be available to view or a downloadable app for your mobile device in your area, including Orkney Driving Test Centre.
BOOKING A DRIVING TEST AT Orkney DRIVING TEST CENTRE
Most of the test centres within the UK operate from Monday to Friday, with the exception of rural based centres that may operate part-time, or busy city based centres that may operate over the weekend. Practical driving tests are easily booked via one of two methods:
Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at Orkney Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section for booking contact telephone numbers. Although this is an automated service, a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) assistant can be reached by following the prompts.
Book your driving test online
The majority of test candidates book their driving test over the internet as the available free test slots are made visible to be taken. To make a test booking at Orkney 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.
Orkney 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.
Orkney TEST CENTRE TELEPHONE NUMBER
Your practical driving test centre contact telephone number (including Orkney 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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