Driving Lessons in Wolverhampton

The complete learner drive guide for Wolverhampton

Last updated: 27 Oct 2020

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The most popular areas to learn to drive in Wolverhampton include:

Bushbury, Compton, Finchfield, Fordhouses, Heath Town, Merry Hill, Moseley, Oxley, Tettenhall Wood, and Upper Penn.

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Learning to drive in Wolverhampton

In 1927 Wolverhampton became the first British town to introduce automated traffic lights. So be proud (not frustrated) if a red light ever holds you up!

You’ll likely start on quiet, residential streets, like Shackleton Drive. It links nicely with The Parkway for a good introductory circuit. There your instructor will be able to teach you moving off and stopping, signalling, and steering with as little pressure around you as possible. It’s a good place to return to when you’re practising manoeuvres as well. Nearby closes make great spots to perfect your parallel park.

As you grow in confidence and experience you’ll want to tackle the roads around the Mander Shopping Centre. For a real challenge, the A4150, a busy dual carriageway, encircles the shopping centre. There are plenty of traffic lights, junctions and roundabouts to negotiate. And one of the roundabouts has as many as 4 lanes from one approach! Make sure you take your time and pay attention to the signs and road markings to help you out with positioning.

When it comes to the big day, if you’re examined at the Wolverhampton Test Centre, there’s a good chance you’ll start on the A4126, after which you could quickly end up on the A4123, so you’ll want to have lots of dual carriageway experience. Bear in mind that the Black Country Route is a likely road as well, which often trips learners up with its double roundabout system. Don’t worry though, with one of our ace instructors by your side, we’re sure you’ll do great!

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Manual and automatic lessons available in Wolverhampton. All you have to do is pick!

Choosing between a manual licence and an automatic licence can be tricky. A manual licence will enable you to drive both manual and automatic cars, whereas an automatic licence will restrict you to automatic cars. It’s also cheaper to learn in a manual, as there are more manual instructors, so less demand in comparison to automatic instructors. However, there’s more to get your head around in a manual, so it might take you more time to pass than if you were learning automatic.

If you plan to drive during rush hour in Wolverhampton, you might prefer an automatic so you don’t have to worry about changing gears in traffic. Automatic cars also make hill starts easier. However, you’ll miss out on the control a manual transmission offers. Manual cars are also cheaper than automatics, so if you’re on a budget, you might want to opt for a manual. Just remember, we can’t make the decision for you. In the end, it’s down to you!

Driving test centre locations

When the time is right, your driving instructor will help you choose the test centre that’s right for you and get you learning all the right routes. There are two test centres in the Wolverhampton postcode area:

  • Wolverhampton: Spring Road, Spring Road Industrial Estate Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV4 6JX

  • Featherstone: Driving Test Centre Featherstone LGV, Cat & Kitten Lane, Featherstone, West Midlands, WV10 7JD