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    Learn to drive in Leeds

    Driving lessons the people of Leeds can count on. From Leeds city centre to Bramley, Kirkstall, Hyde Park, Oakwood, Holbeck and the entire West Yorkshire region – Bill Plant Driving School is the place to receive lessons from national award winners, putting you on the highway to success.

    In 2019, we received the National Driving School of the Year award, and as many as 96% of our previous pupils have said that they would recommend Bill Plant Driving School to family and friends.

    Take to the road with Bill Plant Driving School

    Are you a complete novice behind the wheel? Or perhaps you are preparing to retake a test? Sign up with Bill Plant Driving School, and get your first lessons at extra competitive prices!

    We offer block booking deals for our Leeds Driving Lessons, so when you book multiple lessons you can make big savings – because at Bill Plant Driving School we believe in rewarding our pupil’s loyalty! With our flexible lesson times, you can ensure that your family and work commitments are properly managed around your learning experience.

    Leeds driving lessons in a Volkswagen

    At Bill Plant Driving School, we believe that a Volkswagen is one of the best cars that you can learn in – offering manoeuvrability and the ability to negotiate tight parking spaces. Our pupils are taught in some of the most reliable cars on the market for driving lessons – VW Golfs and T-Rocs, giving you the best vehicles to develop as a safe driver.

    A brand to believe in

    Our commitment to customer service is evidenced by the high satisfaction ratings from pupils which we have achieved, and the national accolades and honours we have been awarded. From the M1 to Great George Street, you are in safe hands learning to drive in Leeds with Bill Plant Driving School.

    Test Centre Locations in Leeds

    Harehills is the main test centre in Leeds, which is located at:

    Hillcrest House

    386 Harehills Lane


    West Yorkshire

    LS9 6NF

    It is worth nothing that there is no parking available at the test centre itself, but students can park on the opposite side of Harehills Lane down Kimberley Road. There are toilets for both males and females available on site.

    Other test centres that are not too far from central Leeds are Horsforth, which is the second closest to the city centre, with further test centres in Wakefield and Pontefract about 20 to 30 minutes away. Making sure that you are both comfortable and familiar with the local areas that your test takes place in, will ensure that, as a learner driver, you are confident when undertaking your driving test.

    Other test centre locations in Leeds are:

    • Horsforth test centre
    • Wetherby test centre

    Roundabouts in Leeds

    Gipton is a small residential area close to the Harehills test centre, which makes it a perfect location for anyone starting to learn to drive on roundabouts. There are several small and large roundabouts reasonably close to each other, which can be used on test routes.

    Some of the busier roundabouts are located nearby in Crossgates and Seacroft, as these are located in more densely populated areas. These are almost guaranteed to come up on the test and are a must for any learner driver to experience.

    Local roads in Leeds

    The city centre is constantly changing, and with occasional road closures and road works throughout the year in various areas, it is best to stay vigilant when driving through it. Peak times for traffic are typically between 8:00am and 9:30am, alongside afternoons between 3:30pm and 6:00pm, so it’s best to plan lessons to avoid some of the main roads in and out of the city during these times. In some cases, a 10 min drive can easily take upwards of half an hour.

    Harehills Lane itself is a very busy street with lots of pedestrian crossings, traffic lights and cars parked on both sides, alongside a regular flow of buses, which helps experienced drivers practice different driving scenarios. It also has a very busy traffic light controlled junction at one end where it meets Roundhay Road, which is busy throughout the day.

    This is an excellent road to practice on if you have a number of hours under your belt, but beginner drivers should avoid this road until they have gained more experience. The Sherburn area is a much safer bet for beginner drivers, as it is a much quieter and more residential area.

    With Leeds being so close to the Yorkshire countryside, there are some fantastic country lane routes to be found if your lessons are planned out well. These quieter country roads are ideal for somebody who has just started their driving journey as the roads are wide and traffic levels of relatively limited.

    Motorways in Leeds

    There is only one motorway that is located close to Leeds city centre, the M621, which wraps around the south side of the city past Elland Road, the local football stadium for Leeds United Football Club. It can be accessed via the A643 from Holbeck or by travelling through the A61 near Hunslet.

    This motorway is great for learner drivers to practise on, as it is simply a 12.39km loop that is centrally located, meaning drivers can take the time to drive out, cover the entire stretch of motorway, and return to their start point, all within the time constraints of a 2-hour driving lesson.

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    Find driving lessons in Leeds with Bill Plant Driving School.

    Take your first step towards getting your driving license and the freedom that gives you. Learn to drive today with Bill Plant Driving School in Leeds and other locations across the UK.

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