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Check out what your fellow learners in Watford have said on sites like Driving School Reviews and Trustpilot. Reliable review sources are key to helping you understand what your experience will be like with the school of your choice.
There are schools in Watford where driving lesson packages are only valid for six months. If you’re planning on pausing your driving lessons for longer than six months, look at the school’s terms and conditions to double check if there is an expiry date on your lessons.
A handful of schools in Watford use Potential Driving Instructors (instructors still in training) to teach learners. Whilst these lessons are usually cheaper, you’ll miss out on the experience of an Approved Driving Instructor (fully qualified).
Some schools in Watford let you swap instructors, which is useful if you and your current driving instructor aren’t getting along. Make sure you check how long it would take a school to rematch you.
Some schools in Watford only show you their waiting times while you’re midway through booking lessons online, or worse, after you have already paid for them. Try to find out how long you’ll have to wait before you book your first lesson so you're not waiting unnecessarily long to start learning.
You have the choice of taking manual or automatic driving lessons.
Lessons in manual cars are generally cheaper as there are more manual instructors available. Manuals also have more controls than automatics, which can give you a greater feeling of control of the car.
Best of all, a manual licence lets you drive automatics and manuals, whereas an automatic licence limits you to automatics.
On the other hand, since automatics have no clutch pedal, they are much easier to drive, meaning you could learn quicker and avoid stressing about finding the biting point. They’re also great in heavy traffic as you won’t have to continually fiddle with the gears as you stop and start again.
It’s up to you to decide which one suits you better!
Your instructor will help you practise the routes that are likely to come up in your driving test. Here are the test centres that are closest to you.
DVSA practical car test pass rates, 2018-2019.
Borehamwood Test Centre is found within Stirling Court. You’ll get lots of mini roundabouts on roads like Allum Lane and Furzehill Road.
Address: Ground Floor, Unit 1, Stirling Court, Stirling Way, Borehamwood, WD6 2BT
You’ll find Watford Test Centre on Otterspool Way which is right next to the A41. It is within CP House which has lots of available parking nearby, though expect lots of parked cars.
Address: CP House, Otterspool Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 8HU
Check out the DVSA page to find your nearest driving test centre.
If you take your test at Borehamwood, you’ll drive through some narrow roads like Gravely Avenue and Chester Road. They will likely have either parked cars or on-coming drivers. Watch your passing distances and your speed, especially when manoeuvring past another driver.
Borehamwood will feature a lot of mini-roundabouts, so if you’re attempting the practical assessment here, you need to be confident in dealing with them. Some learners mention dealing with a least 15 mini-roundabouts, many of them in quick succession of each other.
Borehamwood Test Centre shares its premises with the DVLA, meaning the car park can get really busy with both cars and pedestrians. It would be worth getting there a bit earlier to give yourself time to secure a spot.
Both your provisional driver’s licence and theory test pass certificate are needed for your test. Bring them along or your test will be cancelled.
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