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Newton Abbot

Intensive driving course in Newton Abbot

The location for Newton Abbot practical car driving test centre is on Brunel Road Industrial Estate close to the Penn Inn roundabout

Newton Abbot Driving test centre location

Newton Abbot test centre covers the Newton Abbot and Torbay area including Brixham, although you can also choose practical car driving test centres in Exeter and Plymouth  as you are not tied to your local test centre, however, it is more practical to take your test in your local area especially when you have used local roads during your driving lessons .

 

Intensive driving courses starting at Newton Abbot and Torbay

Intensive driving courses starting at Newton Abbot and Torbay

For more information about our intensive driving course in and around Newton Abbot call 07811 360307 or go to our contact page and fill in a very short form so we can help you get on the road quickly.

The 4 driving test changes that started on the 4th December 2017

1. Independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 minutes

The independent driving part of the test currently lasts around 10 minutes. During this part of the test, you have to drive without turn-by-turn directions from the driving examiner.

This part of the test will be made longer, so it’ll last around 20 minutes – roughly half of the test.

2. Following directions from a sat nav

During the independent driving part of the test, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav.

The examiner will provide the sat nav (a TomTom Start 52) and set it up. You won’t need to set the route – the examiner will do this for you. So, it doesn’t matter what make or model of sat nav you practise with.

You can’t follow directions from your own sat nav during the test – you have to use the one supplied by the examiner.

You’ll be able to ask the examiner for confirmation of where you’re going if you’re not sure. It won’t matter if you go the wrong way unless you make a fault while doing it.

One in 5 driving tests won’t use a sat nav. You’ll need to follow traffic signs instead.

3. Reversing manoeuvres will be changed

The ‘reverse around a corner’ and ‘turn-in-the-road’ manoeuvres will no longer be tested, but you should still be taught them by your instructor.

You’ll be asked to do one of 3 possible reversing manoeuvres:

  • parallel park at the side of the road
  • park in a bay – either driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you which you have to do)
  • pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic

4. Answering a vehicle safety question while you’re driving

The examiner will ask you 2 vehicle safety questions during your driving test – these are known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions.

You’ll be asked the:

  • ‘tell me’ question (where you explain how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving
  • ‘show me’ question (where you show how you’d carry out a safety task) while you’re driving – for example, showing how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers
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