Preston Driving Test Centre

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Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Chain Caul Road

Test Centre Details:  Male, female and disabled toilet facilities are available. Wheelchair access to test centre available. Test candidates car parking facilities available.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three


Located on the outskirts of Preston, the driving test from Preston Driving Test Centre will feature various road types to assess your ability at driving. City and town driving is to include all road traffic systems including roundabouts, often multi lane and mini roundabouts. Junctions from large light controlled to small residential unmarked junctions.

Crossroads of varying types are also often taken. Residential streets often present a challenge to learners due to meeting oncoming vehicles whilst driving on narrow lanes. The passing parked cars tutorial offers advice on best practices here.

Residential streets are often used for test manoeuvre purposes where one of the possible four will be requested. The choice of manoeuvres is for the examiner to decide. Rural country roads (see country road driving) and high speed ‘A’ roads such as the A583 which feature dual carriageway sections is likely.

The driving test from Preston Driving Test Centre will last around 30 to 40 minutes. 10 minutes will be used for independent driving. Every other test conducted, the examiner requires the emergency stop procedure to be demonstrated.

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 Preston Driving Test Centre.


Driving tests are often more successful with as little traffic on the roads as possible. When booking your driving test at Preston Driving Test Centre, ideal booking times are usually from 10am and 4pm during week day hours as road conditions are quieter at between these hours.

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at Preston 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 Preston 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 Preston 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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Did not make any adaptations to my test, despite informing them of my disability on the booking form. Decided to bring an extra examiner into the test and I told them I have anxiety and said it would affect it, I was told if I didn't agree to this my test would be cancelled and not refunded. Extra pressure put on me,instead of having a fair test the odds were against me. Breach of Equality Act and don't want you to pass, just make money out of you.