Tips To Pass Your Driving Test in Northallerton
So your thinking of taking your Driving Test in Northallerton?
Are the spiral roundabouts and intricate crossroads of Middlesbrough twisting your melons?
Hill starts, one way systems and ridiculous entry and exit routes from the test centre at Whitby sweating you out?
With Pass Me Faster spreading out into North Yorkshire you may want to grab your flat cap and driving gloves and head to the quaint little town of Northallerton.
Here’s some first class tips from one of our most experienced instructors covering the Northallerton test centre.
The Driving Test in Northallerton From a Pass Me Faster Instructor
Hi guys here’s a bit about myself. My name is Carl Largerfield and luckily for me I get to live in the beautiful town of Northallerton. I’ve lived here most of my life and I have been covering driving tests here for Pass Me Faster for a couple of years now.
Here’s some of my top tips for acing the test first time!
The Test Centre for the Driving Test in Northallerton
You may be forgiven for thinking that the test centre in an up market area like Northallerton will be complete with all the bells and whistles. This my friends is actually quite far from the truth.
The test centre actually resembles a run down portacabin on an abandoned building site. It has a room for the examiners and a small un-ventilated room for candidates to sit in while they calm their nerves and blow out their pre test trumps.
Welcome to the pressure cooker of driving test Northallerton.
The Test Centre Car Park for the Driving Test in Northallerton
Their is no official car park for the test centre and candidates must park in a public car park over the road from where the test centre is situated. Remember to advise your instructor to purchase a parking ticket before making your way to the Best Western of test centres.
It is very likely that you get a bay park at the start of the exam. This is most frequently conducted, in our experience down the far side of the car park towards the beginning of your test. You may also get bay park at the end to finish things off.
Take your time navigating your way around the car park using tight clutch control. Slow speed is essential when chaperoning your vehicle around parked cars, examiners and the general public.
When coming back in to the car park at the end make sure to look both ways (left and right) before ploughing your way in. Many candidates fail for not looking left when entering to park up.
Swotting up on mini roundabouts is a must for driving tests in Northallerton. Remember a mini roundabout comes with the same priorities as a normal roundabout. Stopping to give way to vehicles from the right but preceding with caution if vehicles appear to your left.
The main problem however is spotting the roundabout early enough. If the examiner is directing you on test then hopefully this should not be a problem.
The main ways to identify a mini roundabout when your out on your own are –
Look for the blue circular sign, road markings or maybe even traffic already using the roundabout.
On test your examiner may say something along the lines of –
”At the MINI ROUNDABOUT go straight ahead second exit” or
”At the MINI ROUNDABOUT turn right third exit.
When going straight ahead (if clear) second gear nice and slow should do it. A right turn will most probably need first gear to help avoid cutting across the middle of the mini roundabout.
The examiners appreciate it if you make a bit of an effort to go around them!
Market Day Wednesday
Despite many of the market day myths in Northallerton, we’ve found that extra traffic doesn’t cause much of a problem. The examiners actually try to accommodate routes for market day keeping learner drivers away from the market day Armageddon.
If your looking for an early test and Wednesday is the only day available I wouldn’t let the fish mongers put you off too much.
Country Roads on Tips to Pass Your Driving Test in Northallerton
After getting yourself out of the busy areas of Northallerton town centre the majority of the test will most likely be heading out into some of the wonderful scenery around the town. Most speed limits will be up to national which is 60 mph but remember this is not a target.
Being able to stop in the distance you can see to be clear is a great way to work out the correct speed around bends.
Sharp bends, narrow roads and uneven surfaces may dictate how fast you go on these roads.
There are also a couple of right turns major road to minor road that need to be done with the correct positioning as to not cut corners.
I’m sure with plenty of practise things will soon click into place for you.
Lets Pass with Style
With a great team of instructors here at Northallerton i’m sure we can soon have you ship shape and ready for test. Please feel free to contact a friendly instructor here who can answer any questions you may have.