If you are planning on taking your practical driving test at the Chorley test centre it’s quite easy to locate, it’s is just outside the town centre Eaves Lane, about 5 minutes drive from the town centre itself. Chorley is situated about 20 minutes south of Preston and about the same distance north of Bolton. Not far from the M6 make it easily accessible to students across the North West of England
We suggest getting to know your chosen test centre a bit better? The best way to do this is by reading our guide below. We will take you through directions, pass rates, test routes and much more!
There is parking available at this test centre.
There are male and female toilets available at this test centre.
Disabled Access is available here at this test centre.
Check out the gov.uk – ‘book your driving test’ service for availability.
Chorley Test Centre is relatively easy to find and with links to the M6 and the M61. The most straightforward approach to it is to come off the M61 at Junction 8 and following signs for A6 Chorley, As you approach the roundabout at B&Q you want to be following the signs for Eaves Lane, this will lead you onto Harpers Lane as you get to the next roundabout take the 2nd exit right on to Eaves Lane, again it is signposted as Eaves Lane. The driving test centre is located in Rossall Road which is about 200 meters along the road on your left-hand side.
There is parking at this test centre, but try not to arrive too early before your test so as not to cause congestion for other students taking their tests.
Here are the best directions to get there.
This is the day and finally you are ready to take your practical driving test! Of course you will be feeling a little nervous? you don’t need to be, the examiner is just going to be observing you driving safely, and the test is very straight forward and shouldn’t be anything new to you.
On the day of the test you just need to be at Chorley DVSA Driving Test Centre 10 mins before your test, making sure you have your Provisional Driving License with you. The test will be as follows.
20 minutes of general driving, where you’ll be following instructions from the driving test examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres
One “show me” questions covering vehicle controls, this will be asked while you are driving along. (click here)
Once you get back to Chorley driving test centre, you’ll find out if all of your hard work has paid off. The examiner will tell you the result and give you some feedback which will contain any faults you might have accumulated. If you pass, the examiner will also give you a test pass certificate and the opportunity to send off for your new licence then and there. The full test report will be sent to you via the email that you provided when you booked your driving test.
More details can be found Here
If you’re to be a qualified driver in the Chorley area, be prepared to face a variety of difficult traffic conditions and road types. Whilst the driving examiner isn’t looking to fail you, their job is to make sure that you are actually ready to remove the L plates. As such, they’ll take you through a thorough test to see if you can handle safely all of the challenges Chorley has to offer. With a variety of dual carriageways, rural and residential roads, and congested areas, you’ll also need to be at ease with responding to different speed limits, it is worth practising this well as there are a lot of narrow streets. The test centre is based in quite a busy town centre area with many test routes that take you out onto the dual carriageways sections of the A6 and also a fair amount of rural driving with lots of changes in speed limits, these are definitely worth practising and getting to know. Also it is worth practising some of the larger roundabouts around the test centre.
Want to be more familiar with Chorley? here are some useful links below.
Having local knowledge of the test area will give you a great advantage when it comes to taking your driving test. The DVSA does not make test routes public however, The test routes available on our site are the knowledge gained from local driving instructors who are able to either sit in on lessons or can track their cars whilst they are out on test. They are all current routes that can be used by the DVSA examiners. Downloading the test routes yourself if you have someone else that you can practise driving with will be a huge advantage and potentially save you a considerable amount of money and possibly speed up the time it will take to pass your test.
We are so confident in the quality of our test routes we always offer a free sample of one of the routes for you to take look at and practice before buying the full pack of routes – click HERE for a FREE Chorley Driving Test Route
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It can be very upsetting to not pass your driving test, but as you can see from the figures above that quite a few people do not pass their driving test immediately, it may take them several attempts. Don’t be disheartened by this and take the time to do further practise and seek professional advice from an instructor if you feel it is nessasary.
Once you feel ready to take your test you can re-book through the gov.uk – ‘book your driving test’ service additionally, you can use various websites/apps to find earlier cancellation appointments the one we recommend is below.
If you need a new driving instructor try searching for one at Drive Academy – one of the UK’s leading directories of driving instructors