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Learning to Drive in Doncaster

The national average driving lessons required to pass the practical driving test is 47 hours with a driving instructor and an additional 22 hours of private practice with a family or friend are recommended.

Doncaster’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is than the national average sitting at 42.7%.

The test centres in Doncaster are Doncaster which has a pass rate of 42.7%, Rotherham at 49.2%, Pontefract at 44.1%, and Worksop at 61.4%.

The nearest additional driving test centres for Doncaster are in Handsworth which has a pass rate of 41.0%, Barnsley with 55.4%, Sheffield with 43.1% and Wakefield which has a higher pass rate of 46.9%.

Doncaster’s Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Barnsley, (Doncaster), (Wheelchair accessible) West Road, Barnsley S75 2DH
  • Doncaster, (Doncaster), Unit 10 & 11 Heather Court, Shaw Wood Business Park, Shaw Wood Way, Doncaster DN2 5YL
  • Handsworth, (Doncaster), (wheelchair accessible), Orgreave Way, Handsworth, Sheffield, S13 9LT
  • Pontefract, (Doncaster), Churchill House, Mill Hill Road, Station Lane, Pontefract WF8 4HY
  • Sheffield, (Doncaster), wheelchair accessible), 508 Middlewood Road, Sheffield S6 1TQ
  • Rotherham, (Doncaster), Mangham Way, Off Mangham Road, Rotherham, S61 4RL
  • Wakefield, (Doncaster), (Wheelchair accessible) Mothers Way, Silkwood Park, Ossett WF5 9TR
  • Worksop, (Doncaster), Unite 4, The Point, Coach Road, Shireoaks, Worksop S81 8BW

Doncaster’s Theory Test Centres

  • Doncaster, (Doncaster), Suite 1B, First Floor, Fraser House, Netherhall Road, Doncaster DN1 2PW
  • Sheffield, (Doncaster), Seventh Floor, St James House, Vicar Lane, Sheffield S1 2EX
  • Worksop, (Doncaster), Worksop Library, Memorial Avenue, Worksop S80 2BP

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Doncaster – did you know?

  1. A large Yorkshire town with a long history, dating back to AD 71 when the Romans built a fort here. A thousand years later King Richard I granted the town a market charter and Robin Hood is said to have lived near here, placing him in Barnsdale Forest, in the 15th-century ballad, ‘A Gest of Robyn Hode’.
  2. Doncaster is famous for horse racing. The astounding St Leger Stakes classic races. The race track is one of the oldest in the world and a favourite for punters, breeders and jockeys alike. The Doncaster Cup is held here and one of the oldest known horse races.
  3. Even though Doncaster as a stellement did not exist before the Romans arrived, the word its name is based on probably did. The town takes its name from the River Don which was named by the Iron Age inhabitants of the area.
  4. Singer-songwriter YUNGBLUD, originates from Doncaster, and sings with a strong Yorkshire accent giving a unique flavour to his alternative rock, hip hop pop punk tunes.
  5. On May 8, 1941 Hitler’s bombers brought terror to Doncaster, a German bombin raid saw land mines on parachutes rain down from the skies over Weston Road, Balby causing devastation and death in a quiet suburb of the town.
  6. Doncaster was taken by the Scots in the 12th century when King David I seized vast stretches of northern England. Eventually, Doncaster was signed over to King Stephen of England as part of the first Treaty of Durham.
  7. The Battle of Doncaster was fought in 868 during the Viking invasions of England. The Viking Lord, Ivar the Boneless’ Danish army was destroyed by an allied Anglo-Saxon, Welsh, and Irish army which was led by King Aethelred of Wessex. Ivar was captured by Rhodri the Great and is believed to have died some years later between 870 and 873.