Learning to drive in Slough
Here is most of what you will need to know before getting yourself set up with one of our professional driving instructors local to Slough.
Why learn to drive?
The prime spot for jobs. Slough is an ever-developing town in a very good position for new work opportunities. Roughly 1 in 6 jobs advertised require the applicant to be able to drive a vehicle. Driving is a life skill but also a skill that could help develop you in your workplace, giving you access to any travel related opportunities. If a driving licence isn’t a pass into your business success, I don’t know what is.
Public transport, handy but often inconvenient, ever been in a major rush and ended up running late because of a delayed bus, taxi or tram? We understand the benefits of using local transport but in certain situations it is more time-efficient for one to jump in their car and be on their way within minutes.
Slough is a very busy area with links in and out of London and other major cities. With a major motorway cutting straight through the town, what better place to have the power of travel.
The practical test is an exciting and nerve-racking experience, being fully prepared physically and mentally really takes the edge off. Make sure you are well prepared on the day.
Bring your provisional licence to the driving test, this is very important as without it you may get turned away.
If you wear glasses, make sure you bring them with you, before the test goes ahead you will be asked to read the number plate of a vehicle from a 20 metre distance, fail this and you fail the test.
Just treat it like a lesson with your instructor, relax and show them what you can do, best of luck!
Your local test centre is:
12 Waterside Drive
Trade City Business Park
Off Cowley Mill Road
Ashford (London Middlesex)
18/19 Fir Tree Place
Do I need my provisional licence before I can drive?
Yes, a provisional licence is needed before you can drive on UK roads with an appropriate passenger.
Can I drive in this country with a foreign licence?
Most foreign licences allow a driver that is not a GB resident to drive on UK roads for 12 months, after this time the driver will have to get a provisional licence and start the process of driving in the UK.
Take this test to see what gov.uk says in regards to your foreign licence https://www.gov.uk/driving-nongb-licence/y.
How old do you have to be to learn to drive?
17 is the legal age for a person to be able to start driving a car on the UK roads. However, some driving schools offer young driver tuition, which is done on private land (not on the roads) which is available to under 17’s. There is no restriction on maximum age.
Areas we cover in Slough
Chalfont St Peter
Book online https://www.drivinglesson.com/Book/220
or call 0800 1075724 (lines open 24/7)