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Learning to Drive in Stevenage
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.
Stevenage’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is similar to than the national average sitting at 47.3%.
The test centres in Stevenage are Stevenage which has a pass rate of 47.3%, Letchworth at 47.1%, and Luton at 43.1%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Stevenage are in St Albans with 43.4% and Bishops Stortford which has a higher pass rate of 51.4%
Stevenage Practical Driving Test Centres
- Stevenage, (Stevenage), 3 Drapers Way, Stevenage, SG1 3DT
- Letchworth, (Stevenage), Jackmans Place, Letchworth Garden City, Letchworth, SG6 1RF
- Luton, (Stevenage), 6 – 10 Adelaide Street, Luton, LU1 5BT
- St Albans, (Stevenage), Beauver House, 6 Bricket Road, St Albans, AL1 3JX
- Bishops Stortford, (Stevenage), South Road, Bishops Stortford, CM23 3JQ
Stevenage Theory Test Centres
- Luton, (Stevenage), Suite 102, Ground Floor, Plaza 668, Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 7XH
- Hertford, (Stevenage), Suite 2, Ground Floor, Stag House, Old London Road, Hertford, SG13 7LA
- Watford, (Stevenage), Unit 3, Orient Centre, Greycaine Road, Watford, WD24 7GP
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Stevenage – did you know?
- Stevenage was the first of all “New Towns” designated in England under the New Towns Act of 1946, aimed at relieving overcrowding in London after World War II.
- Stevenage was planned with a focus on garden city principles, incorporating green spaces and a network of cycle paths and footpaths. This network of paths somewhat reduces traffic and promotes alternative transportation.
- Stevenage has been featured in several films and TV series, including the iconic film “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush” and the BBC sitcom “As Time Goes By.”
- The very first roundabout in the United Kingdom was built in Stevenage in 1959 at the junction of Monkswood Way and Gunnels Wood Road. This same roundabout was the first in the world to have traffic lights installed to further manage traffic.
- Stevenage is known for its public art installations, including sculptures, murals, and creative street furniture, adding to its unique character.
- Fairlands Valley Park, located in Stevenage, offers a variety of outdoor activities, including sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing on its lakes.
- Stevenage is home to several educational institutions, including North Hertfordshire College and the renowned Nobel School.
- The town boasts an astronomical heritage, with the Stevenage-built Mars Rover, “Rosalind Franklin,” which was named after the famous chemist born in London.
- Stevenage has a unique system of pedestrian pathways called “the fast and slow lanes.” These pathways are color-coded (blue for fast and red for slow) to encourage pedestrians to walk at their preferred pace, creating a more organized and efficient foot traffic system.