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Learning to Drive in Exeter
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.
Exeter’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is slightly higher than the national average sitting at 51.8%.
The test centres in Exeter are Thorverton Road which has a pass rate of 51.8%, Newton Abbot with 49.9%, Taunton with 57.7%, and Barnstaple with 53.1%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Exeter are in Plymouth with 39.1%, Launceston with 43.3%, Yeovil with 58.3% and Dorchester which has a much higher pass rate of 65.2%.
Exeter’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Barnstaple, (Exeter), Unit 1A, Benning Court (off Roverside Road) Pottington Industrial Estate, Barnstaple EX31 1AB
- Dorchester, (Exeter), 66 Peverell Avenue West, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3SU
- Exeter, (Exeter), Thorverton Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter EX2 8FS
- Launceston, (Exeter), Suite 4 Sheers Barton Barns, Lawhitton, Launceston, PL15 9NJ
- Newton Abbot, (Exeter), Vander House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4YQ
- Plymouth, (Exeter), Ernsettle Lane, Plymouth PL5 2EY
- Taunton, (Exeter), Unit L2, Acres Hill Business Park, Off Venture Way, Taunton TA2 8RX
- Yeovil, (Exeter), Suite 2, Abbey Manor Business Centre, Preston Road, Yeovil BA20 2EN
Exeter’s Theory Test Centres
- Axminster, (Exeter), Minster Room, Church Street, Axminster EX13 5AQ
- Exeter, (Exeter), North Wing Suite Third Floor, Beaufort House, New North Road, Exeter EX4 4EP
- Plymouth, (Exeter), First Floor, Princess Court, Princess Street, Plymouth PL1 2EX
- Torquay, (Exeter), Rooms 36 – 37, First Floor, Castle Circus House, 136 Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QG
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Exeter – did you know?
- Exeter was established in Roman Britain, as the base of Legio II Augusta under the personal command of Vespasian. The Romans the fort they built there Isca. However, the area was a stronghold for Celtic tribes before the Romans arrived.
- In the Middle Ages, Exeter became a religious centre and the Cathedral was founded in the mid-11th century. It became part of the Anglican Church in the 16th-century English Reformation.
- Exeter is the capital city of the county of Devon, the largest of all English counties and home to two moors that have been designated national parks.
- Exeter’s famous Norman Cathedral is an excellent example of Gothic-style architecture. Nearby is a man-made canal which leads out to the sea and provides access to the city for large boats
- The Oldest standing building in Exeter is Nicholas Priory on Fore Street. The building dates back to the 11th Century. Many of Exeter’s older buildings were bombed to rubble in the second World War.
- All of the homes built in Exeter now are six times more energy efficient than any of the homes built in the 1900s.
- Workers are paid better in Exeter than they are in Plymouth. The average wage in Exeter is, on average, 20% higher than a wage for a similar job in Plymouth.
- Exeter city has a large network of CCTV cameras to prevent crime and keep its residents safe. A day out in Exeter could have you caught on CCTV cameras up to 300 times!
- Many famous people come from Exeter including the author JK Rowling, the comedian Tommy Cooper, the Archbishop of York, William Temple, and musicians Chris Martin of Coldplay and singer Joss Stone.
- Exeter is the safest place in England to drive a car, research shows the roads are up to 50% safer than the rest of the country. Renting a car or driving in Exeter is less anxiety inducing than anywhere else in the UK!