So. You live in Wolverhampton and you want to learn to drive? You’ve come to the right place! Learning to drive here is just like learning to drive anywhere else. You need determination, concentration, and a really good driving instructor… Like I said, you’ve come to the right place!

But what do you need to know about learning to driving in Wolverhampton?

Why choose DGN Driving for your Wolverhampton driving lessons

Knowledge

First and foremost, we know and love Wolverhampton. Although we now offer lessons in a number of areas around the West Midlands, this is where DGN started. While we can’t promise to prepare you for the vey latest test routes, as they’re no longer published by the DVSA, we stay as up to date as we can and have a pretty good idea of which roads you’re likely to encounter on your practical test. Our aim is to make sure that you’re as ready as you can be for anything that occurs – whether on your test or when you’re out on the road and driving independently.

Experience

To make sure that you have the very best learning experience, we work to personalised lesson plans. And because we want you to be both confident and comfortable, we have both male and female instructors on the team, and can help you to learn in either a manual or automatic vehicle. The choice is yours.

Support

At DGN, we provide more than straight driving lessons. We’ll help you prep for your theory test, guide you through potential ‘show me, tell me’ questions. And, of course, show you how to prepare for your test day.

Is there anything else you might need to know? Here are a few interesting facts.

3 things you might not know about learning to drive in Wolverhampton

1. Driving test pass rate

In 2018-19, only 34.7% of learner drivers who took their test Wolverhampton passed. The pass rate has fallen by increments for the last five years (it was 45.1% in 2014-15). The practical driving test is widely considered to be getting harder. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right instructor. You don’t just want someone to teach you the mechanics of passing your driving test. But someone who can prepare you to drive.

2. Test waiting times

The typical waiting time between applying for your driving test and your actual test day at the Wolverhampton test centre is three weeks. It’s always a good idea to check with your instructor whether they think you’re ready before you apply.

3. You don’t have to sit your test in Wolverhampton

Just because you live in Wolverhampton, you don’t have to sit your test there. If you’d rather take lessons and sit your test in the area in which you work or go to uni, there are loads of other test centres in the area. These include Birmingham (multiple sites), Dudley, Wednesbury, Sutton Coldfield, and Featherstone, among others. Talk to your instructor about the best option for you.

Learning to drive in Wolverhampton is often considered a little tricky. The ring road can be kind of scary, particularly to a newbie. And the tramlines can be awkward to negotiate. This viewpoint is perhaps borne out by the fact that the Wolverhampton driving test pass rate is a little lower than the national average of 45.5%. But if you find the right instructor, focus and stay calm, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t help to push those pass rate figures up.