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Learning to Drive in Slough
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.
Slough’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is higher than the national average sitting at 54.0%.
The test centres in Slough are Slough which has a pass rate of 46.7%, Uxbridge with 45.6%, Ashford with 45.4%, and Yeading with 39.7%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Slough are in Chertsey with 50.7%, Southall with 42.9%, Pinner with 48.9%, and Isleworth which has a lower pass rate of 49.0%
Slough’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Ashford, (Slough), 18/19 Fir Tre Place, Church Road, Ashford TW15 2PJ
- Chertsey, (Slough), Unit 4 The Forum, Hanworth Lane, Chertsey, KT16 9JX
- Isleworth, (Slough), The Wireless Factory, Fleming Way, Isleworth TW7 6DB
- Pinner, (Slough), 221 Tolcarne Drive, Pinner HA5 2DZ
- Slough, (Slough), (wheelchair accessible), Driving Test Centre Slough, 12 Waterside Drive, Slough SL3 6EZ
- Southall, (Slough), 295 Allenby Road, Southall UB1 2HD
- Uxbridge, (Slough), Unit 7, Trade City Business Park, off Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge UB8 2DB
- Yeading, (Slough), Cygnet Way, Willow Tree Lane, Yeading UB4 9BS
Slough’s Theory Test Centres
- Staines, (Slough), First Floor, 11 – 17 Kingston Road, Staines TW18 4QX
- Slough, (Slough), Brooklands House, Brooklands Business Park, Petersfield Avenue, Slough SL2 5DY
- Uxbridge, (Slough), Second Floor, Union House, 2 Vine Street, Uxbridge UB8 1QE
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Slough – did you know?
- The first woman to be paid for her contributions to science lived in Slough. Caroline Herschel moved to Slough in 1786 from Germany and catalogued 560 previously unrecorded stars, discovered eight comets and rediscovered another.
- Slough invented the zebra crossing in 1951. The pedestrian-friendly traffic control markings were first used in Langley. The zebra crossing is no longer found here as the whole area has been pedestrianised.
- If you’ve ever been grateful for the wheels on your bin come collection day, you’ve got Slough to thank. Wheelie bins were invented here by Frank Rotherham Mouldings in 1968.
- The creepy British puppet show ‘Thunderbirds’ was written, produced and filmed in Slough between 1964 to 1966. The show went on to be a world-wide hit with kids and today the merchandise is very collectible.
- Slough has 42 different parks and green spaces, making it simple to find a little space outside to soak up the sunshine on a warm summer’s day.
- The Mars Bar was first made in Slough in 1932 at the Mars Wriggly factory on Dundee Road. The caramel, nougat and chocolate concoction can be smelled from miles around when the factory is in operation.
- The game Snooker was invented in Slough by Neville Chamberlain in 1856. Mr Chamberlain combined two existing forms of billiards to come up with this new table-top game.
- The F1 racing car driver and legend, Stirling Moss, practiced his skills in Slough driving a BMW 328 around a partially build housing estate in 1948. His joy riding was completely illegal but he been long since forgiven and even awarded a kinghood for the skill he partially honed on Slough’s streets.