Are you taking your driving test in Cambridge?
Driving Test Centre in Cambridge
Here’s a few general tips that should hopefully help you on you big day:
Make sure you get to the test centre early. The DSA usually ask that you only enter the Cambridge driving test centre 5 minutes before hand, but you can usually get away with going in 10-15 minutes before your test. The benefits of getting there slightly earlier is you will have a choice of Bays to park into. So you can position your car in a space that suits you. For example if you are use to or prefer to pull the wheel to the left for the Bay Park, then it makes sense to position yourself to the right side of the Parking Bay so you have plenty of space to move out into and reverse back.
I know this sounds daft but go to the test centre a few weeks before your driving test and just check your eyesight from the distance the examiners want you to read from. Your driveJohnson’s driving instructor will show where the examiners do it and if you’re not with us, feel free to email us and we will tell you exactly where to test yourself. Some pupils don’t actually realise their eyesight is below the legal requirement and then learn the hard way on the day of their driving test when the examiner does the eyesight test and then refuses to conduct the test because of the pupils poor eyesight. That’s an expensive test and possibly a lot of money spent on driving lessons that might not have been required if the pupils eyesight was checked at the beginning of their driving lessons. At driveJohnson’s your instructor will check your eyesight on your first driving lesson in Cambridge and approaching your driving test.
Try to go down to the test centre with a driving school that has an excellent reputation at the Cambridge driving test centre. The examiners shouldn’t pigeon hole anyone, but it’s a fact of life if someone keeps under performing then people naturally start to lose respect for that person. That’s how it works in all aspects of life. So if you’re rocking up to the test centre with the local laughing stock amongst the examiners then unfortunately your starting with a mild disadvantage. One company that has hit a low point with driving test centres across the country is BSM. They often use trainee driving instructors that aren’t fully qualified, which the DSA examiners are not massive fans of. One driving instructor even turned up to the driving test centre without his car taxed. So obviously the examiner refused to conduct the driving test.
There are two driving test centres in Cambridge. So be sure you choose the test centre where you having been practicing the routes in your driving lessons.
Below are the address’s for both driving test centres for Cambridge, Make sure you go to the right one:
Driving Test Centre
73/79 Chesterton Road
phone: 01223 362020
Driving Test Centre
Phone: 01223 223633