Pontefract Driving Test Centre

Provided are contact details for Pontefract Driving Test Centre, test route tips, test booking information and help passing the driving test in West Yorkshire.


Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Baghill Station
Station Lane
West Yorkshire

Test Centre Details:  Male, female and disabled toilet facilities available. Ramp access to test centre for wheelchair users. Test candidate car parking facilities available.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three


Pontefract Driving Test Centre is located around busy town roads where the testing examiner will be assessing your ability at most traffic systems to include roundabouts, both multi lane and mini roundabouts, junctions and crossroads.

The test from Pontefract Driving Test Centre will involve a minimum of one test manoeuvre although a second manoeuvre is occasionally requested time permitting. Approximately 10 minutes of the test will be involved in independent driving.

The test lasts around 30 – 40 minutes and is likely to include the emergency stop procedure having around a 1-in-3 possibility. 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 Pontefract Driving Test Centre.


Test candidates taking their practical may benefit from booking a driving test around the quietest times of day. Peak traffic times (rush hour) often makes for a more stressful test. To book your practical driving test, see the available options below.

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at Pontefract 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 Pontefract 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.


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.


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 Pontefract 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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Average rating:  
 15 reviews
 by Jon

Awful. Rude examiners and when I took the test the sat nav malfunctioned, for which there was no apology

 by Mantas

Had my 1hr 30min of driving early in the morning before the test then waited for 1hr to be told that your test is cancelled and they could manage to send me an email 2-3 days before test that its been cancelled. Wont recommend

 by Anon

If I could give it a 0 star I would.

 by Joe

This test centre needs some examiners replacing. I walked into the building to wait for my test to begin and I'm listening to two of the examiners laughing and joking about a girl who's failed for the tenth time. How unprofessional. The examiner I got was notoriously known for being miserable and marking you out for petty things. From the first minutes I felt uncomfortable with the way the examiner imposed himself. He wouldn't move the TomTom from where the sunlight was hitting it after I asked twice. I got told my driving was great but I was failed for driving too close to the narrow wall near the test centre with an oncoming car aside me on the other side of the road. I was only ever going to be too close to it, it's a small road. Corrupt examiner, corrupt test centre.

 by Anonymous

Seems like the examiners are there to intimidate you.

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