Southend Driving Test Centre
Provided are contact details for Southend Driving Test Centre, test route tips, test booking information and help passing the driving test in Essex.
TEST CENTRE CONTACT DETAILS
Practical Driving Test Centre Address
The Tickfield Centre
Tickfield Industrial Estate
Test Centre Details: Male and female toilets available. Car parking facilities available for test candidates though spaces are limited.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car
THE DRIVING TEST IN Southend
Diverse driving skills will be required to take the driving test from Southend Driving Test Centre as many road types and traffic conditions. Very busy areas and dual carriageway roads such as the A127 will likely feature during the test. Such roads will also combine busy multi-lane roundabouts.
In contrast to these areas, the Southend driving test routes will also feature quiet residential areas where blind and closed junctions can be challenging. Such areas are prone to meeting oncoming vehicles when passing parked cars and are typical areas where driving test manoeuvres take place.
Although quiet, such areas can be more challenging than expected due to difficult to see areas, junctions and mini roundabouts. Country road driving can also be a part of the Southend driving test. Country roads can in fact be the most challenging roads of all. All road types may feature on the test as they often incorporate the most difficult areas laid out by the driving examiner.
A single manoeuvre from the possible four will be requested. Bay parking is possible as parking bays are present at the test centre. Around a 1-in-3 chance of the emergency stop is possible. Test routes are compiled to utilise as many varied road types and traffic systems as possible so to ensure the test candidate is proficient in all aspects of driving. Test routes often include difficult parts and by gaining knowledge of the routes offers valuable insight into what to expect on the test. Driving test routes may be available to view or a downloadable app for your mobile device in your area, including Southend Driving Test Centre.
BOOKING A DRIVING TEST AT Southend DRIVING TEST CENTRE
Driving tests are easily booked online or by telephone – ensure you have your theory pass number and provisional driving licence number at hand. Tests take place throughout the week and during busy periods, some test centres may operate on Saturdays.
Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at Southend 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 Southend 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.
Southend DRIVING TEST CENTRE PASS RATES
Practical driving test pass rates vary from centre to centre. This can often be due to the location, often busier areas having a slightly lower pass rate. Driving tests can be taken at any UK test centre. Choosing an area that you feel more confident in may benefit. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.
Southend TEST CENTRE TELEPHONE NUMBER
For driving test booking and test amendments such as rescheduling or cancelling, please only contact the DVSA as above. Test centre staff may be contacted directly if you have a question that directly relates to your test – examples may include an issue with your test vehicle (see cars for the driving test), or if a test is still going ahead due to bad weather (see driving tests in bad weather for further information). Your test centre contact telephone details (including Southend Driving Test Centre) may be located driving test centre contact numbers section.
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Worst driving centre in the country!Examiners are so unfriendly and they fail you for minor mistakes making them major! And at the end of the test they don't even give you a chance to explain or discuss things they just jump out of the car!
I had the not so pleasure of Marcel. I thought he was friendly in the beginning but as soon as he got in the car it was like he switched to an absolute jobs worth. The things I did were wrong! I would've failed if I didn't have him. He made me feel so uncomfortable and whilst I was driving he made little comments about how I drives, including huffing and puffing. He actually brought me to tears whilst driving, I felt I was on the brink of a panic attack. I was 15 mins in and I had to go back. AND, I was constantly apologising (its a coping mechanism for my anxiety disorder) he kept saying aggressively to stop apologising. Which didn't ease my nerves whatsoever. I felt so defeated and upset ( the usual feeling when you don't pass obviously) but I feel the test would've gone so much better if he wasn't being...well...a pr*ck. judging by the reviews I'm surprised he hadn't been let go. If I get him next time and fail I'm going elsewhere. The WORST experience to have, when having your first test. I was even thinking about quitting driving after, that's how bad it was. I really hope they sort out this problem, talking to people like a child and being nasty is NOT a good service, sorry, not sorry
I had Kevil as my examiner who was very friendly and made me feel completely at ease. He didn't mind repeating instructions and was all round really helpful. Passed fist time, thank you!!
Had dennis for the 2nd time failed me for giving way to the right at purdys indus and not putting ourselfs in danger only passing woman does not like men would recommend asking for another examiner if have him
I had Dennis as my examiner. He was very professional and made me feel comfortable during the whole test. Thank you Dennis!