Can I view the driving test routes before my test?
The DVSA no longer publish the driving test routes online. This decision was made in 2010 when the driving test was overhauled to incorporate a new portion of the test – driving to a landmark without turn by turn instruction from the driving examiner.
The new driving test style is designed to be more life-like and realistic. Students taking their driving test will have to read road signs, make decisions and navigate safely on the road – all skills that are important for day to day driving.
You can read more about the new driving test format here.
Some websites still provide details of the driving test routes prior to the 2010 changes. If you are getting a bit of extra practice in with a friend or relative these routes can be good to use as they cover a diverse range of road layouts that will feature in your driving test – hills, dual carriageways, left and right turns, roundabouts etc.
Portsmouth driving test routes
However, be aware that these test routes are no longer used and it is not required to learn test routes by heart. Remember, if you are ready to pass your test then you should be comfortable and safe when driving and navigating, even if the road is unfamiliar.