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Learning to Drive in Norwich
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.
Norwich’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is lower than the national average sitting at 47.6%.
The test centres in Norwich are Norwich which has a pass rate of 47.6%, Lowestoft at 53.2%, Bury St Edmunds at 40.4%, Kings Lynn at 56.9%, and Ipswich at 61.7%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Norwich are in Skegness with 59.5%, Colchester at 41.5%, Cambridge with 49.0% and Clacton-on-Sea which has a lower pass rate of 48.5%%.
Norwich’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Bury St Edmunds, (Norwich), Triton House, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1TJ
- Cambridge, (Norwich), Driving Test Centre Cambridge Brookmount Court, Units A & B Brookmount Court, Kirkwood Road, Cambridge CB4 2QH
- Clacton-on-Sea, (Norwich), 103 – 105 Carnavon Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 6QA
- Colchester, (Norwich), (wheelchair accessible), Grange Way, Colchester CO2 8HF
- Ipswich, (Norwich), Wentworth Road, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich IP3 9SW
- Kings Lynn, (Norwich) Rollesby Road, Hardwick Industrial Estate, Kings Lynn PE30 4LS
- Lowestoft, (Norwich), Unit 3 Oakland House Business Centre, Mobbs Way, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR32 3AL
- Norwich, (Norwich), Jupiter Road, Hellesdon, Norwich NR6 6SS
- Norwich, (Norwich), Plot 16A, Peachman Way, Broadlands Business Park, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 0WE
- Skegness, (Norwich), Unit 3, Beaubridge Business Park, Heath Road, Skegness PE25 3ST
Norwich’s Theory Test Centres
- Cromer, (Norwich), Ground Floor, Merchant’s Place Community Resource & Learning Center, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES
- Diss, (Norwich), Ground Floor, Dis Youth & Community Centre, Shelfanger Road, Diss IP22 4EH
- Norwich, (Norwich), First Floor, 25 – 27 Surrey Street, Norwich NR1 3NX
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Norwich – did you know?
- Up until the Early Modern Age, Norwich was the largest city outside of London. Immigrants from Europe and further afield came her to work in the wool and weaving industries that were based in the city.
- Norwich is the only English city that’s situated in a National Park. The Norfolk Broads has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has 125 miles of lock-free waterways.
- Norwich is the first city to have been pedestrianised. In 1967, giving people priority over traffic was a bit of novelty but many cities have seen the sense in this since and followed suite.
- In the 17th Century, Norwich had more than 600 pubs! After prohibition, second World War bombing and 1960’s slum clearances, many were forced to close. Today, just 130 pubs remain in the city.
- Norwich Football Club song is the oldest in the UK. It was written for another football team in 1890 and was claimed by the Norwich football team in 1902.
- The UK’s favourite brand of Mustard, Colman’s mustard, comes from Norwich. Jeremiah James Colman started producing it in 1814, and many of the farmers that supply the mustard seeds for the factory have been doing so for five generations!
- The first postcodes in the UK were made for Norwich. The idea of identifying streets with a succession of letters and numbers was trialled in the city back in 1959 and was extended to the rest of the country after the raging success of the idea.