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Learning to Drive in Halifax
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.
Halifax’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is about the same as the national average sitting at 49.1%.
The test centres in Halifax are Halifax, which has a pass rate of 49.1%, Huddersfield with 43.7%, Bradford Heaton with 50.1%, and Heckmondwike with 45.6%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Halifax are in Thornbury with 50.4%, Horsforth with 48.9%, Steeton with 54.6% and Wakefield which has a lower pass rate of 46.9%.
Halifax’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Halifax, (Halifax), (wheelchair access), 11 Cross Street West, Pellon, Halifax HX2 0HA
- Heckmondwike, (Halifax) (wheelchair accessible) Tower Buildings, High Street, Heckmondwike WF16 0AS
- Heaton, (Halifax), 15 Fairfield Street, Heaton, Bradford BD9 5AS
- Horsforth, (Halifax), (wheelchair access), Room 013 Woodside House, 261 Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5NY
- Huddersfield, (Halifax), Clarion Cedar Court, Ainley Top, Huddersfield, HD3 3RH
- Steeton, (Halifax), Station Road, Steeton, Keighley BD20 6RW
- Thornbury, (Halifax), The Courtyard, Midpoint, Thornbury, Bradford, BD3 7AY
- Wakefield, (Halifax), Mothers Way, Silkwood Park, Ossett WF5 9TR
Halifax’s Theory Test Centres
- Bradford, (Halifax), Suite 1, Second Floor, Auburn House, Upper Piccadilly, Bradford, BD1 3NU
- Huddersfield (Halifax), Seventh Floor, Kirklees House, 30 Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2HG
- Leeds (Halifax), Ground Floor, Coverdale House, 13 – 15 East Parade, Leeds LS1 2BH
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Halifax – did you know?
- Halifax was a centre for England’s woollen manufacture from the 15th century onward, woollen goods were traded through the Halifax Piece Hall.
- It is internationally famous for its Mackintosh chocolate and toffee which was a Britain’s well-loved confectioner and creator of Rolos and Quality Street variety box. The company has since been bought out by Nestlé.
- Halifax is also well known for the High Street Bank that started in the town. Halifax is now a division of the Bank of Scotland and authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority for financial services.
- Halifax was a thriving mill town during the industrial revolution. Woolen goods and spinning were the two largest industries of the town.
- In about 1091, Halifax was recorded as Halyfax. The town’s name has two interpretations, the first being “area of coarse grass in the nook of land” and the less popular among contemporary historians that was proposed by 16th Century antiquarians, “holy hair”.
- Halifax has the desirable nickname “City of Trees” in Canada denoting the beautiful forested section perched above the Atlantic Ocean.
- Halifax’s Grand Parade is the oldest area of public open space and a historic gathering place. The Grand Parade is framed by St. Paul’s Church at one end and City Hall at the other with the Cenotaph in the centre.
- Halifax’s Union Cross Inn is the oldest pub in town, dating back to at least 1535. It was originally named simply the ‘Cross’, for its position opposite the Market Cross. However, it’s claim to being to oldest pub is rivalled by The Ring O’ Bells which also claims to be Halifax’s first boozer and the most haunted in the town.