Driving Test Routes

Driving test routes detailed below are possible test routes that our dedicated Driving Instructors will skilfully guide you through in relation to the Hornchurch Test Centre. Test route information is provided by Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Please note that any test route in Hornchurch is subject to alteration at the discretion of the examiner.

Driving Test Routes in Hornchurch

During the driving test

During the practical driving test the examiner will give you clear directions which you will need follow. Test routes are designed to be as uniform as possible and will include a range of typical road and traffic conditions. The examiner will ask you to carry out set exercises.

Throughout the test you should drive in the way your Wests School Of Motoring driving instructor has taught you during your lessons. If you make a mistake, please do not worry about it, it might be a less serious driving fault and may not affect your result.

You will then be examined on your general driving and on one reversing exercise. The reversing exercise will be chosen from:

  • reversing around a corner
  • turning in the road
  • reverse parking, either on road or into a parking bay

You will also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise.

The examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving. You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test. If at any time your examiner considers you to be a danger to other road users your test will be stopped.


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