Plymouth Driving Test Centre
There are two practical driving test centres in Plymouth. A test centre that conducts tests for cars and motorcycles, and another for large vehicles (LGV).
Residential areas often have narrow lanes with parked cars and are used to test your ability at meeting oncoming vehicles with the possibility of giving way. The passing parked cars guide offers advice on these narrow roads. High speed ‘A’ roads such as the A38 dual carriageway is likely as are rural country roads. The driving test from Plymouth will last around 30 – 40 minutes, 10 minutes of which will be designated to independent driving. The likely hood of the emergency stop is in the region of 1-in-3.
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 Plymouth Driving Test Centre.
Where are the driving test centres in Plymouth
Below details the address location, tests that are conducted and facilities that each test centre provides.
Plymouth Driving Test Centre
- Practical Driving Test Centre Address
- Test Centre Details: Male and female toilet facilities available. Test candidate car parking spaces available.
- Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Motorcycle Module 1, Motorcycle Module 2, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three
PLYMOUTH DRIVING TEST CENTRE (LGV)
- Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Agaton Fort Road
- Test Centre Details: Male and female toilet facilities available. No car parking facilities available.
- Test Centre Provides Tests For: Lorries, large vehicles and buses, Car and trailers
BOOKING A DRIVING TEST AT Plymouth DRIVING TEST CENTRE
Driving tests can be booked to take place Monday through to Friday during the day. Certain test centres may offer Saturday bookings at a slightly higher booking fee. Often test candidates who book their test so that it takes place during the quieter times of the day for your area benefit.
Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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.
Plymouth 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.
Plymouth TEST CENTRE TELEPHONE NUMBER
Please note that direct contact with driving test centres cannot be made for test booking, cancelling or rescheduling. this can only be made directly with the DVSA (see above). Practical test centres can be contacted directly (including Plymouth Driving Test Centre) for reasons such as to inform the test centre manager you may be slightly late, or any issues you have with the test such as if it is still to proceed due to bad weather (see driving tests in bad weather for further information). See the driving test centre contact numbers section for further information.
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Failed my second test yesterday, on my first test I new I failed and new what I did wrong. Second test when we got back to the test centre I was convinced I passed, I was wrong. The examiner said I was slightly to close to Some parked cars. I was totally shocked by this as I never get to close to park cars and even my instructor couldn't believe it. I don't understand how you can get slightly to close you are either close or you're not. Also failed because when pulling up On the right and reversing two cars I didn't do enough observations. But stated I did have really good control. And did a good manoeuvre. I didn't understand this as I had really good observations and stopped every single time another car or anything was coming on either side of the road. I never hit anything and did as I was supposed to
Already failed 3 times. Exterminators overly harsh and 2 of them rude. I don't recommend taking your test in Plymouth!
Terrible. Only got 4 minors and had a nice drive as stated by the examiner. Yet he gave me a serious as I should've waited on a road for traffic to pass and I *could've* clipped a mirror. Bloody didn't clip anything, didn't cause oncoming traffic to slow or stop AND that road is designed for 2 cars to travel down alongside each other. Fuming. He should've just gave me a minor!!
Took my granddaughter to the centre for her test today. Not sure the name of the examiner , but he was extremely polite and cheerful. Certainly helped to put the seventeen year old at ease. A great feeling when she passed, but would have still been impressed with the examiner and the centre is she had been handed a negative result. A pleasant experience compared to my driving test over fifty years ago. Well done Plymouth.DTC.
Toilet facilities not the cleanest. Examiner was quite frankly rude and kept raising voice, made me feel really on edge all the time and spoke about my poor driving technique during the test! Needless to say I failed! Wouldn't recommend here at all!! Absolutely horrible staff if they employee examiners like that.