With the second biggest population of any city in the UK, it’s no surprise that Birmingham is prone to the odd traffic jam (or two!). Be sure to stay clear of the city centre and to avoid rush hour if you’re new to the driver’s seat.
Our instructors have plenty of ideas when it comes to places to practise driving in Birmingham. The outer areas such as Solihull, Selly Oak, Sutton Coldfield and Acocks Green are particularly good choices, due to their proximity to a range of urban streets, busy city roads, dual carriageways and some more rural lanes. The variety on offer makes these areas suitable for new and more experienced learners alike.
One of the best things about learning to drive in Birmingham is the variety of dual carriageways available to practise on. From the bustling A38 just a stone’s throw from the city centre, to the A4540 with its large number of roundabouts circling the city, it goes without saying that you’ll be perfecting that A road driving in no time.
Once you’re ready to start thinking about your practical driving test, you’ll want to get plenty of practice in the area around your chosen test centre location. Make sure you also brush up on some top tips for passing your driving test in Birmingham.
Our top-rated driving instructors have got the whole of Birmingham covered! Our popular areas include:
Blackheath, Halesowen, Longbridge, Saltley, Selly Oak, Solihull, Sparkhill, Stetchford, West Bromwich and Yardley.
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We get that driving a manual vehicle isn't for everyone, so we offer automatic lessons in Birmingham too.
Think carefully before choosing between the two. If you’re going to be doing a lot of inner city driving, it may be worth opting for an automatic car to give that clutch control a rest in Birmingham’s notorious traffic jams. If, on the other hand, you’re hoping to make the most of Birmingham’s A roads to escape the city on a regular basis, a manual car might be the better option.
Don’t forget that a manual licence means you can drive either type of vehicle once you’ve passed your test, whereas with an automatic licence you can only drive an automatic car. We have a good supply of instructors in Birmingham for both transmissions, so it shouldn’t take long to get you on the road whichever you choose.
There are a number of driving test centres to choose from in Birmingham, so make sure you do a bit of research before booking your test. Once you’ve chosen your test centre location, have a word with your driving instructor to make sure you’re learning the right routes.
Cocks Moors Woods: Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, The Lodge, S. King’s Heath, Birmingham, B14 6ER
Garretts Green: Granby Avenue, Garretts Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B33 0TJ
Kings Heath: 955 Alcester Road South, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 5JA
Kingstanding: 205 Birdbrook Road, Birmingham, B44 9UL
Shirley: 401 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4AA
South Yardley: Clay Lane, South Yardley, West Midlands, B26 1EA
Sutton Coldfield: 110-116 Boldmere Rd, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 5UB
The Pavilion: The Pavilion, Moor Lane Sports Ground Uce, Moor Lane, West Midlands, B6 7AA
We’ve helped over 300,000 learners pass their driving test so far. Imagine how many are in Birmingham! Why not take a look at some of the lovely things they’ve said about us?
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