Taking your driving Test at Liverpool's
Taking a driving test in either of Liverpool’s test centre’s, fundamentally shouldn’t feel any different to your driving lessons, hence a driving examiner will say at the start of the test ‘we’ll just be covering stuff you’ve been practising on your driving lessons.’
Having said all that, I believe it can feel very different for a lot of people. To help you understand what a driving test entails and to give you the very best chance to pass it first time, we would recommend to continue reading this page.
Driving Test criteria
You’ll be tested on these 5 steps:
- ‘Show me, tell me’ – vehicle safety questions
- Driving ability
- One reversing manoeuvre
- Independent driving
Driving Test duration
Normally around 40 minutes. If you’re taking an extended driving test, this will last 70 minutes.
Driving Test top 10 fails
Below we have listed the top 10 faults recorded, of all driving tests taken in the UK in the last year.
- Observations at junctions
- Mirrors when changing direction
- Steering control
- Junctions turning right
- Move off safely
- Response to traffic lights
- Move off control
- Position normal driving
- Response to road signs and road markings
- Parallel parking, control.
Test Centre's we cover
There are two driving test centres in Liverpool. We cover both of them. Norris Green Test Centre is located in North Liverpool and Speke Test Centre is located in South Liverpool.
At Evolution, we generally recommend when booking a driving test, to book the one that is closest to where you live.
Below we’ve listed all the locations and postcodes and attached which Test centre we would recommend.
Speke Test Centre
- L1- Liverpool city centre
- L2 – Liverpool city centre
- L8 – City centre, Dingle, Toxteth
- L15 – Wavertree
- L16 – Broadgreen, Childwall, Bowring Park
- L17 – Aigburth, Sefton Park.
- L18 – Allerton, Mossley Hill, Calderstones
- L19 – Garston, Grassendale
- L24 – Hale, Speke
- L25 – Gateacre, Hunts Cross, Woolton
- L26 – Halewood
- L27 – Netherley
Norris Green Test Centre
- L3 – City Centre, Vauxhall
- L4 – Walton
- L5 – Kirkdale
- L6 – Anfield
- L7 – Kensington
- L9 – Aintree, Fazakerley
- L10 – Aintree Village
- L12 – Croxteth, West Derby
- L13 – Old Swan, Tuebrook
- L14 – Dovecot, Page Moss
- L20 – Bootle
- L21 – Litherland
- L22 – Waterloo
- L23 – Crosby
- L28 – Stockbridge village
- L36 – Huyton and Roby
Pass rates at Speke & Norris Green Test Centres
According to the stats, you’ve actually got a higher chance of passing your driving test in a manual car. However it must be pointed out, some people opt to learn in an automatic as they feel they’ll get to test standard quicker.
What's the best age to take My Driving Test?
Driving test candidates between 17-18 have a pass rate which is 11% higher than the national average.
If your aged between 19-37 – the pass rate is not far off the national average, which is 47%.
Once you turn 40 and over, that’s when it may become harder to pass first time. According to the stats, this age range has a pass rate which is 11% below the national average.
Below we’ve listed what we would regard as our 4 key steps. By following the steps correctly should give you a realistic chance of passing your driving test on the first attempt.