How to choose your drive test centre

How to choose your drive test centre

Nov 23, 2018 0

Choosing your drive test centre should be easy.

After all, surely you just go for the one that's closest to where you live?

But maybe there's more to it than that, and maybe it's worth checking the statistics to find out if one centre is maybe easier to pass at than the others?

Should there be a difference?

Let's face it, they should all be the same, but when people say one test centre is easier to pass at than another, they might not be just going on anecdotal evidence. There's every chance they might be right.

And, statistics would seem to back it up.

For example, Brampton has a 53% failure rate on the G2 test, compared to Kenora which has a 7% failure rate.

So why such a huge difference?

Some might argue that the area itself is easier to drive around, or that the examiners are maybe a little more lenient, and that might be the case, but it could also have something to do with population.

Kenora has a population of just over 15,000, Brampton? Nearly 600,000.

It's obvious that more people are going to be taking tests in Brampton, and due to the higher population you're going to get a bigger range in the skills of the people taking them.

Also, the roads are probably a little more forgiving in Kenora.

Where should I take my test then?

This, really, comes down to you, and the best advice is to be taken from your instructor.

Having a good, registered instructor is the best way to pass your test first time, and he or she will know the best roads to take you on, and therefore the best places to get the most experience.

They'll also be able to advise on the best test centre.

At the end of the day, all examiners are vetted and are supposed to give a bias-free judgment on your test, so where you go shouldn't matter, it should all be down to your skill.

If you pass at one centre, it follows that you should be able to pass at all of them.

So, don't worry, choose the best centre for you, and good luck!