Driving Lessons in Wakefield

Pass faster with top-rated driving instructors in Wakefield.

Last updated: 12 Aug 2020

Where we provide lessons in Wakefield

Take advantage of local driving instructors who know Wakefield like the back of their hand! The top areas include:

Flanshaw, Robin Hood, Agbrigg, Newton Hill, Walton, East Ardsley, Ossett, Chapelthorpe, Horbury and Netherton.

Enter your postcode above to check lesson pricing in your local area of Wakefield.

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Learning to drive in Wakefield

Lucky learners in Wakefield have got everything they need to prepare them for life on the roads - from quiet residential areas to busy dual carriageways and winding country lanes.

If you’re new to the driver’s seat, take to the quiet neighbourhoods of Eastmoor Estate, Outwood and Stanley. These areas are sure to be less congested than the town centre and are great for getting to grips with the basics or brushing up on manoeuvres.

Once you’re ready to challenge yourself a little more, there are some rural areas further afield that will give you valuable practice in navigating hairpin bends and meeting oncoming traffic. Or you could have a go driving at the national speed limit on the A638.

Surrounded by busy A roads such as the A650 and the A61 (which both link up to the M1), Wakefield will give you plenty of opportunities to get some training on slip roads and switching lanes. Just remember that you can’t drive on the motorway unless you’re with your instructor in a dual-control car - so ask your instructor for a motorway lesson if you’d like some motorway experience!

Manual and automatic driving lessons

You can pick between having manual or automatic driving lessons in Wakefield!

So you’re all set to book your first driving lesson, but have you thought about which transmission you’d like to learn on? Remember that a manual licence will qualify you to drive both types of car, whereas an automatic licence will restrict you to automatics. Then again, there’s a little less to remember in an automatic car so you might be able to pass faster.

When you’re deciding between the two, think about what type of driving you’re most likely to do on a regular basis - if you’re often going to be driving long distances you might prefer manual, but if you’re going to be inching through traffic every day then perhaps you’d rather go for automatic.

Whatever you decide, our instructors are ready and waiting to start you off on the road to passing your driving test!

Driving test centre locations

Practice makes perfect, and your instructor will make sure you’re familiar with the routes that are likely to come up in your practical driving test. If you can, try to head to the area around your test centre outside of your driving lessons, so that you’re feeling super prepared for the big day. Your local test centre is:

  • Wakefield: Mothers Way, Silkwood Park, Ossett, West Yorkshire WF5 9TR