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Learning to Drive in Huddersfield
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.
Huddersfield’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is slightly higher than the national average sitting at 43.7%.
The test centres in Huddersfield are Clarion Cedar Court which has a pass rate of 43.7%, Heckmondwike at 45.6%, Halifax at 49.1%, and Wakefield at 46.9%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Huddersfield are in Thornbury with 50.4%, Heaton with 50.1%, Barnsley with 55.4%, and Horsforth which has a lower pass rate of 48.9%.
Huddersfield’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Barnsley, (Huddersfield), (wheelchair accessible), West Road, Barnsley S75 2DH
- Halifax, (Huddersfield), (wheelchair access), 11 Cross Street West, Pellon, Halifax HX2 0HA
- Heckmondwike, (Huddersfield) (wheelchair accessible)
- Heaton, (Huddersfield), 15 Fairfield Street, Heaton, Bradford BD9 5AS
- Horsforth, (Huddersfield), (wheelchair access), Room 013 Woodside House, 261 Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5NY
- Huddersfield, (Huddessfield), Clarion Cedar Court, Ainley Top, Huddersfield, HD3 3RH
- Thornbury, (Huddersfield), The Courtyard, Midpoint, Thornbury, Bradford, BD3 7AY
- Wakefield, (Huddersfield), Mothers Way, Silkwood Park, Ossett WF5 9TR
Huddersfield’s Theory Test Centres
- Bradford, (Huddersfield), Suite 1, Second Floor, Auburn House, Upper Piccadilly, Bradford, BD1 3NU
- Glossop, (Huddersfield), First Floor, Glossop Business Centre, The Old Co-Op Building, 11 Railway Street, Glossop SK13 7AG
- Huddersfield (Huddersfield), Seventh Floor, Kirklees House, 30 Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2HG
- Leeds (Huddersfield), Ground Floor, Coverdale House, 13 – 15 East Parade, Leeds LS1 2BH
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Huddersfield – did you know?
- Rugby was invented in Huddersfield in 1895 to settle a dispute over payments to football players. Today the game is played all over the world, including New Zealand, Japan and Argentina.
- If you’ve ever been captivated by a nodding dog in the back of someone’s car, head to Huddersfield! There, you’ll find the world’s largest nodding dog which stands 11 foot high and sits proudly out the front of the Dog’s Trust offices in Leeds.
- Huddersfield was once the place for textiles manufacturing. Many of these old buildings are still standing today and are counted amongst the 200 listed buildings in the area.
- Britain’s most rare care was built in Huddersfield. The LSD 3-wheeled car, otherwise known as the Robin Reliant, was built in Huddersfield shortly after the first World War.
- Huddersfield train station dates back to 1950 and can be found in St George’s Square. After a £4 million restoration in 2009 the station won and architectural award for its splendiferous façade.
- The Sex Pistol’s final two shows were played in Huddersfield at Ivanhoe’s Nightclub in 1977 before the band headed across the pond to America for their final tour.
- The UK’s former Prime Minister Lord Harold Wilson was born and raised in Huddersfield. He was hit in the eye with a stink bomb thrown by a schoolboy while in office and resigned from his position 5 days after his 60th
- Huddersfield’s contemporary music festival is the largest of it’s kind in the world. The festival was founded in 1978 and has seen many notable names perform.
- Sir Patrick Stewart, otherwise known as Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek, grew up near Huddersfield in a small village called Mirfield.