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Learning to Drive in Wolverhampton
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.
Wolverhampton’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is lower than the national average sitting at 39.5%.
The test centres in Wolverhampton are Spring Road which has a pass rate of 35.5%, Featherstone at 38.8%, Wednesbury at 34.7% and Dudley at 42.0%
The nearest additional driving test centres for Wolverhampton are in Kingstanding with 37.9%, Sutton Coldfield with 40.5% and Lichfield which has a higher pass rate of 47.2%.
Wolverhampton’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Dudley, (Wolverhampton), Newton House, The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford, DY6 7YE
- Featherston, (Wolverhampton), Driving Test Centre Featherston LGV, Cat & Kitten Lane, Featherstone, WV10 7JD
- Kingstanding, Birmingham, (Wolverhampton, 205 Birdbrook Road Kingsatnding, Birmingham B44 9UL
- Lichfield, (Wolverhampton), (wheelchair accessible), Lower Sanford Street, Lichfield WS13 6RB
- Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham (Wolverhampton), 110 – 116 Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 5UB
- Wolverhampton, (Wolverhampton), Spring Road, Srping Road Industrial Estate, Ettingshal, Wolverhampton WV4 6JX
- Wednesbury, (Wolverhampton), Knowles Street, Wednesbury, WS10 9HN
Wolverhampton’s Theory Test Centres
- Wolverhampton, (Wolverhampton), Second Floor, Derwent House, 42 – 46 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4XB
- Dudley, (Wolverhampton), Lower Ground Floor, Trafalgar House, 47 – 49 Kings Street, Dudley DY2 8PS
- Birmingham, (Wolverhampton), First Floor, 155 Great Charles Street, Queensway, Birmingham B3 3LP
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Wolverhampton – did you know?
- Wolverhampton began as a small settlement and minister church founded by Wulfruna in 994 AD.
- Wolverhampton is famous for the locks and keys they have been producing since the early 1600s. The well known lock manufacturers Chubb set up shop in Wolverhampton in 1818 and by 1851 were producing 30,000 locks a year without any machinery!
- Wolverhampton has a woolsack in its coat of arms denoting the important role it played in the wool trade in medieval times.
- At the beginning of the industrial revolution, Wolverhampton was a small market town with around 12,000 inhabitants. By the mid-1800s, the small town had more than trebled to a population of 50,000 and by the early 1900s nearly 250,000 people lived in Wolverhampton.
- Wolverhampton has many varied industries but was known as a specialist town for japanned ware, chemical works and steel.
- In the 50s, 60s and 70s Wolverhampton had entire districts bulldozed to make way for redevelopment and the new ring road. Much of the architectural heritage was destroyed during this period.
- The University of Wolverhampton has campuses at Walsall and Telford and accommodates 23,200 students and staff.
- In 1258, Wolverhampton was given licence by the king to hold markets and fairs for the sale of fresh produce, live animals and textiles.
- In 1590 and again in 1696, Wolverhampton suffered severe fires that raged through the town destroying many homes and buildings.
- Wolverhampton’s reputation for working iron and other metals attracted Great Western Rail to the town in the early 19th Century where they made and repaired trains.