Learn to Drive in Tunbridge Wells

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Learning to Drive and Taking your test in Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells has it's own Cat B (Car), Taxi and Motorbike Driving Test Centre

Tunbridge Wells Driving Test Centre
8 Upper Grosvenor Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 2ES

Theory Test - £31- Book Here / Change Here
Practical Test - £62- Book Here / Change Here

What to expect if you have your L-test in Tunbridge Wells:

  • Roads - Mainly Town, Some Country, Dual Carriageway (A21)
  • Manoeuvres - Turning in the Road, Reverse Corner, Parallel Park, Controlled Stop
  • The Centre - Awkward car park (Avoid meeting previous test leaving), Toilet
  • Average Number of Tests per slot: 3-5
  • Top Tunbridge Wells Test "Highlights":

  • Roundabout at the top of Grosvenor Road.
  • Leaving and returning to the test centre, inc. the one way system - be patient and wait for a gap.
  • Rusthall High Street - congested and busy.



  • Prepared for the Test

    Cars must be equipped with a second mirror for the Examiner, Head restraints must be fitted, Seatbelts working and L-plates must be on display.

    You should have your complete Provisional Licence -Both parts, Paper and Plastic - Theory Test certificate and Confirmation Letter or Email.

    When you arrive at the test centre: 6 or 7 parking bays. REVERSE into the space so you can pull without problem. Some test times are very close together, try not to arrive too early and avoid interfering with the previous tests. Once parked, follow the path to the front of the building. Toilets are straight ahead of you. Report to the test centre waiting room on your left, take a seat and wait for the Examiner to call your name. If there are any Driving Instructors in the waiting room they will always be happy to advise you. (If you don't have a Driving Instructor, and they seem nice, why not ask for a card to do some Pass Plus training after your test.)

    The test will start with an eyesight check. Your Driving Examiner will ask you to read the number plate on a stationary vehicle. The distance requirement for the eyesight test using old style number plates is 20.5 metres or 20 metres if the new-style number plate is used. (If you can't speak English or have difficulty reading, you may copy down what you see)

    You then have to answer TWO of the Show Me/Tell Me Questions. The Questions and Answers are available here. Make the effort, It is your first chance to make a good impression. CB's Top Tip: Make sure you know how to open the bonnet!!!

    Have you checked out the changes (October 2010 onwards) to the Driving Test? Read CB's report

    What about my Insurance? Am I covered?

    Insurance for a test is a little different to that required to learn or practice. Make sure you have called your Insurance company to check that you are Insured for the test. On the day of the test you are essentially driving unaccompanied. The examiner is an observer and is not there to react for you except at the last minute to prevent incident. Driving School cars will generally be covered as standard. But if you plan to take it in your own car it may be worth requesting written confirmation from your Insurance company to prevent being turned away at the test centre. (Additional: Ensure your car is clean, road legal, and not on the list of cars unsuitable for the test check both here AND here)

    CB's Driving School are able to offer you a deal through Collingwood Insurance. They offer 7, 28 or 82 day policies, and through CB's you can get up to £30 off these already low prices! The benefit of Insuring in this way is that once you pass you are not already committed to an Insurance Company and can find the best deal for you as a FULL licence holder after your test! Click the link below and quote "368082" for CB's discount.

    Collingwood Learner Driver Insurance

    A Bit About Tunbridge Wells Town

    Coffee Shops & Eateries

    Coffee - Muffin Break, The Nutmeg Tree, Caffe Nero, Costa, Starbucks

    Food - Hotel du Vin, Wagamama, Masala, Sankeys, Wetherspoons

    Local Transportation

    Train Station (Station details)- Located on Mount Pleasant Road. A reasonable walk from the Test Centre and UP HILL.

    Taxis - There are plenty of local Taxi companies. A taxi rank is located at both the Train and Bus Stations. (To feature your taxi company here contact us)

    Buses - Main Bus Depots are located in the centre of town next to the Test Centre, at the Train Station and the top of Mount Pleasant.

    If you are a local business, or have any suggestions then please contact us so we can add them to this page. All reciprocal links will be greatly appreciated.

    CB's Driving School - Supporting Local Business

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    Driving Lessons With

    CB's Driving School:

    CB's Driving School are experts in the field of driving instruction. With particular expertise at the Tunbridge Wells driving test centre you will be fully trained, not only to pass the test but in safe driving for life.

    Local knowledge can often be the key to passing the driving test. Learn from other peoples mistakes and make sure you succeed.

    Driving Test Candidates Trained by CB's Driving School Are Much More Likely To Pass Than Those Privately Trained by Friends or Family

    Learners which have been trained by a qualified Driving Instructor (ADI) have a huge advantage over those not receiving professional training. Making use of an Instructors experience and training gives you the best chance at passing first time.

    Do you know where to practice?

    As professional Driving Instructors we know where the most likely locations are for:
    Parallel Parks
    Reverse Corners
    Turning in the Road

    Do you know:
    When to check your mirrors?
    When it is safe to emerge?
    Where you are most at risk of failure?

    We do! Our combination of experience and understanding of human nature go together to give you the best chance to pass your test.

    Using both conventional and customised techniques we will give you the confidence to succeed, the guidelines to make the decisions, and inside test knowledge to pass your test.

    Worried about the cost? We will work with you to create a combination of Private Practice and Professional Tuition designed to keep your costs down. We will also provide FREE support and guidance to your accompanying driver to get you the best from your private practice.

    The key is to get a balance - Professional Instruction from CB's Driving School gives you a speedy route to pass your test and a safe future on the road.
    Private Practice gives you time to absorb techniques, develop good habits and get experience of different road conditions and situations.

    Need Learner Driver Insurance? CB's great Short-Term Low-Cost Insurance available from Collingwoodlearners.co.uk

    Never Driven Before? That's our specialty. We will teach you more than most driving schools, giving you a better understanding of the car, clutch control and the ability to control your own safety. We take the nervous anticipation of a new driver and mould it into the confident, safe approaches of a driver able to cope with modern roads and driving. Get in touch now to explore the best path for you? Contact CB's Driving School

    Want to know the best thing about CB's? Checkout our References or Give our 5 hour Taster Session a try - We guarantee you will learn enough in the 5 hours to increase your chances of passing the test.

    Practice For Tunbridge Wells -Official Routes

  • The DSA are no longer publishing test routes
  • If you would like to best prepare for a test in this area we recommend booking an orientation lesson with CB's Driving School
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