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Earlier Driving Test Dates at Cardiff

Are you ready for a Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff? Have you recently failed a driving test?

Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff

If so, don’t delay, Call us today and book your Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff .  We can book a short notice driving test within days. If your driving test is already booked, We can forward it to an earlier date.

Cardiff Driving Test Centre is positioned around busy town roads. During the driving test you will be taken on different types of roundabouts large multi lane roundabouts, mini roundabouts, cross roads and on way roads. High speed ‘A’ roads such as the A469 are highly likely with the potential of country lanes.


Cardiff Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Thornbury House
Unit 11 Lambourne Crescent
Cardiff Business Park
Cardiff South Glamorgan
CF14 5GF

Test Centre Details:  Male and female toilets are available. Car parking available for test candidates. Access not available to test centre for wheelchair users. The examiner will meet you at your vehicle.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three

Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff – Using your own car for your Test

You can take your driving test in your own car rather than your driving instructor’s if it meets certain rules.

Your test will be cancelled and you’ll have to pay again if your car doesn’t meet the rules.

Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff – Rules about the car

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If you are using your own car for Driving Test at Cardiff make sure it meets the required standard.

Your car must:

  • be taxed
  • be insured for a driving test (check with your insurance company).
  • be roadworthy and have a current MOT (if it’s over 3 years old).
  • have no warning lights showing, for example, the airbag warning light.
  • have no tyre damage and the legal tread depth on each tyre – you can’t have a space-saver spare tyre fitted.
  • be smoke-free – this means you can’t smoke in it just before or during the test.
  • be able to reach at least 62mph and have an mph speedometer.
  • have 4 wheels and a maximum authorised mass (MAM) of no more than 3,500 kg.

The MAM is the limit on how much the car can weigh when it’s loaded. It’ll be in the car’s handbook.

Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff South Glamorgan – Things that must be fitted.

The car must have:

  • an extra interior rear-view mirror for the examiner
  • L-plates (‘L’ or ‘D’ plates in Wales) on the front and rear
  • a passenger seatbelt for the examiner and a proper passenger head restraint (not a slip-on type)

Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff South Glamorgan – Manual and Automatic cars.

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You can take your Driving Test at Cardiff in an automatic or manual car

You can take the test in a:

  • manual car – these have 3 pedals
  • automatic or semi-automatic car – these have 2 pedals

You’ll only be able to drive automatic or semi-automatic cars if you take your test in one.

Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff – Hire cars.

You can take your test in a hire car if it’s fitted with dual controls and meets all the other rules.

Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff – Vehicle features.

You can use a car with:

  • an electronic parking brake.
  • hill-start assist.

Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff – Cars you can’t use.

Some cars can’t be used in the test because they don’t give the examiner all-round vision.

You can’t use any of the following:

  • BMW Mini convertible.
  • Ford KA convertible.
  • Toyota iQ.
  • VW Beetle convertible.

Check with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) before you book your test if you want to use a:

  • convertible car.
  • panel van.

DVSA driving test enquiries
[email protected]
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to midday
Find out about call charges

Cardiff South Glamorgan Driving Test Routes

Book Driving Test Cardiff – Driving Test Routes

Recently the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) stopped publishing the driving test routes for each test centre to prevent test candidates from practising the routes that the examiners take you on. The driving test routes for Cardiff may have changed in the mean-time. However it is likely they are very similar if not identical.


Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff South Glamorgan. Driving Test Cardiff South Glamorgan Route Number one.
Route Number. 1.
Name/ Number of Road. Direction.
Norbury Rd. EOR left.
St Fagans Rd. T/L right.
Fairwater Rd. 2 nd right, EOR left.
Pwllmelin Rd. 5 th right.
Fairwood Rd. EOR left.
Pwllmelin Rd / Fairwater Rd. T/L left.
Cardiff Rd / Bridge St. Roundabout ahead.
Llantrisant Rd. Right.
Gillian Rd / Highfields. Left.
Greenwood Rd. EOR right.
Llantrisant Rd. Roundabout right.
Danescourt Way. Roundabout right.
Llantrisant Rd. 2 nd roundabout ahead, left.
Crofft Y Genau Rd. EOR left.
Cardiff Rd / St Fagans Rd. T/L ahead, right.
Llandetty Rd. EOR left.
Llanbedr Rd. EOR right.
Llangattock Rd EOR left.
Finchley Rd. Left.
Norbury Rd. Left.


Driving Test Route Cardiff South Glamorgan Number Two. Short Notice Driving Test Cardiff South Glamorgan.
Name/ Number of Road. Direction.
Norbury Rd. EOR right.
St Fagans Rd / Waungron Rd T/L left.
Western Avenue. 4 th T/L ahead, 2 nd slip rd left.
Gabalfa Roundabout. Roundabout left.
North Rd. T/L ahead.
Merthyr Rd. Bear left.
The Philog. EOR left.
Merthyr Rd. Right.
Heol Penyfai. EOR right.
Westfield Rd. Left.
Heol Penyfai. Right.
Merthyr Rd. T/L ahead, left.
St. Davids Rd EOR right.
Tynewydd. EOR left.
Bishops Rd. Right.
Bishops Place. EOR left.
Church Rd. EOR left.
Heol Don / Station Rd. Mini roundabout right.
Bridge Rd. Roundabout right.
Llantrisant Rd. Roundabout ahead, roundabout left.
Waterhall Rd / Plasmawr Rd / Fairwater Rd. T/L left.
St Fagans Rd. 3 rd right.
Norbury Rd. DTC.
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