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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.
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.
Test Centre Locations in Leeds
Leeds has two main driving test centres located in Harehills and Horsforth. Each test centre offers a test environment best suited to your local area. Our Leeds driving instructors will usually recommend the test centre closest to your home, but you may wish to book another based on availability and where you’ll usually be driving. You’ll find a test centre in Wetherby plus centres in Wakefield and across Bradford for those a little further out.
Our driving lessons in Leeds will be tailored to the test centre you choose so you’ll be able to learn the Leeds test routes. 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.
Leeds Test Centre
|Address||Hillcrest House 386 Harehills Lane Leeds LS9 6NF|
|Anything you need to know?|
Tips from our instructors.
|Harehills is the main test centre in Leeds. 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.|
Horsforth Test Centre
|Address||Room 013 Woodside House 261 Low Lane Horsforth Leeds LS18 5NY|
Wetherby Test Centre
|Address||Walton LGV Wighill Lane, Walton Wetherby LS23 7DU|
|Anything you need to know?|
Tips from our instructors.
|You may find it harder to get availability at this test centre as it’s predominantly for LGV and HGV driving tests.|
Driving Lessons in Leeds FAQs
- How much do driving lessons cost in Leeds?
The cost of driving lessons in Leeds will depend on the available instructors in your area. Fill in the form and you’ll get a quote in seconds from a Bill Plant instructor in Leeds. Discounts on bulk bookings are available.
- Do you teach driving test routes in Leeds?
Test routes are not publicly available. The DVSA mission is to support ‘safe driving for life’ and this is something we agree with them on. While our driving lessons incorporate the Leeds test area, the main focus will always be on improving your driving and your overall familiarity with roads in Leeds. Your driving instructor will take you on lessons across the areas of Leeds around the test centre, helping you to learn potential routes, but this all forms part of the journey of learning to drive. There is never a guarantee that a particular route will come up during your driving test, so the primary focus of lessons is to improve your driving skills.
- Which Leeds driving test centre should I choose?
Bill Plant always recommends you take your driving test close to where you live. This is both because of lesson length and your familiarity with the roads. You should learn on the type of roads you will be driving on the most often. For instance, if you live in Leeds city centre, we’d advise you to take your test at the Harehills test centre.
However, if you want to take a test at one of the other Leeds test centres, our instructors will be able to accommodate this.
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