Driving Lessons in Tunbridge Wells

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Last updated: 12 Aug 2020

Driving lessons in Tunbridge Wells

Wherever you are in the Tunbridge Wells area, some of the top areas are:

Ashford, Bidborough, Crowborough, Edenbridge, Hawkenbury, High Brooms, Sevenoaks, Southborough, Tonbridge and Wadhurst.

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Learning to drive in Tunbridge Wells

While Tunbridge Wells is a royal place to live, there’s one word that springs to mind when it comes to learning to drive here: traffic! It’s hard to avoid, so you’ll be getting plenty of practice on that clutch control without even trying.

There are quiet areas that you can head to though, so don’t despair just yet. If in doubt, try the Hawkenbury area, which has its fair share of residential streets perfect for drilling those trickier manoeuvres. While the parked cars can make these roads quite narrow, they also make it ideal for some parallel parking practice!

You won’t be short of challenges once you’re feeling ready to stretch yourself. Hop onto the A26 to get some experience driving on a busy main road. With lots of traffic, side roads and the chance of a few hill starts, it’ll get you well-prepared for post-test life. Surrounded by High Weald, you’ll also have a plethora of country roads to put you to the test. Narrow and winding with lots of blind corners, the biggest difficulty on these is judging the appropriate speed to drive at.

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Take your pick - there are both manual and automatic driving lessons in Tunbridge Wells!

When it comes to choosing between manual and automatic driving lessons, take your time to think through both options. While there’s less to get your head around if you opt for automatic, lessons tend to cost more and your licence will only qualify you to drive automatic cars. A manual licence will qualify you to drive either type of transmission.

An automatic car tends to be easier in heavy traffic, so if you’re planning on driving around Tunbridge Wells itself on a regular basis, you might prefer an automatic licence. On the other hand, you might favour a manual car for navigating the winding country roads surrounding this spa town. A manual lets you change down a gear in anticipation of an upcoming situation, for an extra boost of power. Ultimately, the choice is yours!

Driving test centre locations

Your driving instructor will help you to choose a test centre once they think you’re ready. You’ll need to be familiar with the area surrounding your test centre, so your instructor will introduce you to all the right routes. There’s only one driving test centre in Tunbridge Wells, but another in nearby Sevenoaks. To view more test centres near you, take a look at the DVSA’s information.

  • Tunbridge Wells: 8 Upper Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2ES
  • Sevenoaks: 45 Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HJ