DTC BRIDGEND – Drive confidently by practising DVSA routes in Bridgend for test success!

One of the most challenging aspects of the driving test is navigating the test routes, which the DVSA examiners carefully select to include the most difficult areas within the test centre radius. Knowing the test routes can give you a significant advantage, as you will be more familiar with the road layout, signs, markings, hazards, and speed limits. You will also be more confident and relaxed, improving your performance and reducing your chances of making mistakes.

If you plan to take your driving test at the Bridgend test centre, you might wonder what the test routes are like and how to prepare for them. In this blog post, we will reveal the secrets of acing Bridgend’s driving routes and help you drive to success!

Bridgend Driving Test Centre

The Bridgend driving test centre is located at Crown Building, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AD1. It has a car park available for candidates, as well as male and female toilets and disabled access. The test centre covers a wide area of Mid Glamorgan, including Bridgend, Pencoed, Porthcawl, Maesteg, and Cowbridge.

The test centre has a pass rate of 51.2% for first-time attempts, which is slightly higher than the national average of 47.1%2. However, this does not mean that the test is easy, as the test routes can be very challenging and varied, depending on the traffic and weather conditions. The test routes can include rural roads, dual carriageways, roundabouts, junctions, crossroads, one-way systems, and hill starts. You will also need to perform one reversing manoeuvre, such as parallel parking, bay parking, or pulling up on the right and reversing. You may also be asked to do an emergency stop and follow directions from a sat nav or traffic signs for about 20 minutes.

Bridgend Driving Routes on Exam Routes App

The DVSA does not publish the Bridgend driving routes, as they can change at any time depending on the examiner’s discretion. However, using the Exam Routes app, you can get an idea of the possible routes.



You can download the Bridgend driving test routes to your device and practise them with your instructor or a supervising driver. This will help you get familiar with the roads and landmarks in and around the test centre and the common pitfalls and tricky spots you might encounter during the test.

The website offers 9 driving test routes for Bridgend, each with a different name and number of road directions. For example, route number 1 starts from the test centre and goes through Angel Street, Park Street, Heol Y Nant, Llangewydd Road, Roger’s Lane, A48, Nolton Street and back to Angel Street. You can view the route navigation on a map and listen to the voice instructions that will guide you along the way.

How to Practise Bridgend Driving Routes on Exam Routes App

Practising the driving test routes is one of the best ways to boost your confidence and skills before the test. However, you should not rely solely on the routes, as they are not fixed and can vary depending on the examiner and the situation. You should also practise driving on different types of roads and in different conditions, such as wet, dark, or busy. You should also be prepared to deal with any unexpected situations, such as roadworks, diversions, or emergencies.

Here are some tips on how to practise Bridgend driving test routes effectively:

    1. Use a reliable, updated device to download and follow the routes. Ensure the device is fully charged and has a clear and audible voice.

    1. Practise with a qualified instructor or a supervising driver with a valid driving licence and is over 21 years old. They can give you feedback and guidance on your driving and point out any mistakes or areas for improvement. They can also help you with the test’s manoeuvres and independent driving part.

    1. Practise at different times of the day and on different days of the week, including weekends. This will help you experience different traffic flows and road conditions, as well as different hazards and challenges. You will also learn how to adapt your driving to the situation and drive safely and responsibly.

    1. Practise the routes more than once, but not too often. You should practise the routes enough to get comfortable and confident with them, but not so much that you memorise them or become overconfident. You should also practise driving on other roads and areas that are not included in the routes, as you might be asked to drive on them during the test.

    1. Practise the routes with a positive and calm attitude. You should practise the routes as if you are taking the test, but without putting too much pressure or stress on yourself. You should focus on your driving and enjoy the process rather than worrying about the outcome. You should also celebrate your achievements and learn from your mistakes rather than dwelling on them or being too hard on yourself.

One of the key factors that can influence your test result is the test routes, which the DVSA examiners select to test your skills and knowledge on different roads and situations.

If you are taking your driving test at the Bridgend test centre, you can prepare for the test routes by using the Exam Routes app, which provides the official DVSA routes for most modern devices.


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