Darlington Driving Test Centre Routes

Practical Driving Test Centre Address:

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
High Point Business Park
Yarm Road
Darlington, Durham
DL1 4PW

Darlington

Average Pass Rate:

47.5%

 

Darlington is a large town near Middlesbrough. Some busy roads to practice would be the A68 and A167, as these could come up on your test. On your test, the route could involve roundabouts, crossroads and junctions of a complex nature. This is why practising Darlington’s test routes is so important.

DTC: Driving Test Centre | T/L: Traffic Light | EOR: End Of Road

Test Route 1

Maps to be added soon

Darlington Route Number 1
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Banks Rd Right
Mcmullen Rd Right
Lingfield Green Left, left
Falcon Rd Left
Teal Rd EOR left
Yarm Rd Roundabout left
Mcmullen Rd T/L right
Haughton Rd / Stockton Rd Roundabout right
Stockton Rd A1150 Roundabout ahead
A66 Dual Carriageway Left
Sadberge Rd Left
Beacon Rd / Sadberge Right
Middleton Rd Right
A66 Roundabout left, roundabout right
Yarm Rd Roundabout ahead, right
Lingfield Way Mini roundabout ahead, left
Allington Way EOR right
Mcmullen Rd Left
Banks Rd 2 nd right
DTC

Test Route 2

Darlington Route Number 2
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Mcmullen Rd T/L left
Haughton Rd Roundabout left
St Cuthberts Way 2 x roundabout ahead
Victoria Rd Roundabout ahead
Coniscliffe Rd Junction right
Cleveland Terrace Roundabout ahead, left
Flora Ave / Coniscliffe Rd Left
Hartford Rd Left
Woodvale Rd EOR left
Hartford Rd EOR right
Blackwell Lane EOR left
Carmel Rd South Roundabout ahead
A66 Bypass Roundabout left
Neasham Rd Roundabout right
Geneva Rd T/L right
Yarm Rd Roundabout left
Mcmullen Rd 3 rd left
DTC

Test Route 3

Darlington Route Number 3
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC Right
Mcmullen Rd Roundabout right
Yarm Rd Left
Estoril Rd Crossroads ahead
Estoril Rd South Crossroads left
Harris St Crossroads left
Geneva Rd Roundabout left
Neasham Rd Roundabout right
Bypass A66 Roundabout right
Carmel Rd South 2 nd right
Blackwell Lane / Glenfield Rd EOR right
Blackwell Lane EOR right
Carmel Rd South Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
Staindrop Rd Roundabout right
Woodland Rd T/L ahead
Bondgate Roundabout left
St Augustines Way Roundabout ahead
St Cuthberts Way Roundabout left
Haughton Rd T/L right
Mcmullen Rd 2 nd right
DTC

Test Route 4

Darlington Route Number 4
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Mcmullen Rd T/L right
Haughton Rd Left
Salters Lane South 2 nd left
Latimer Rd EOR right
Salters Lane South Left
Welbeck Ave / Bishop Close EOR left
Welbeck Ave EOR left
Whinfield Rd T/L right
Whinbush Way / Barmton Lane Roundabout left
Stockton Rd Roundabout ahead
A66 Left
Sadberge Rd Right
Middleton Rd Roundabout right
A67 2 x roundabout ahead
Yarm Rd Roundabout right
Mcmullen Rd 3 rd left
DTC

Test Route 5

Darlington Route Number 5
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Mcmullen Rd T/L left
Haughton Rd Roundabout right
St Cuthberts Way Roundabout ahead
St Augustines Way Roundabout right
Woodlands Rd Roundabout left
Staindrop Rd Roundabout left
Carmel Rd North Roundabout ahead
Carmel Rd South 3 rd left
Blackwell Lane / Glenfield Rd EOR right
Blackwell Lane EOR left
Carmel Rd South Roundabout 2 nd exit
By Pass Roundabout left
Neasham Rd Roundabout right
Geneva Rd 4 th right
Harris St Left
Lynton Gardens EOR turn right
Harris St Crossroads right
Geneva Rd T/L right
Yarm Rd Roundabout left
Mcmullen Rd 3 rd left
DTC

Test Route 6

Darlington Test Route Number 6
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Mcmullen Rd T/L left
Haughton Rd 6 th left
Hundens Lane Left, T/L right
Yarm Rd Left
Louisa St 3 rd right
Belgrave St EOR left
Neasham Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
A66 Bypass Roundabout right 5 th exit
Grange Rd Junction 1 st right
Parkside 2 x roundabout ahead, 2 nd left
Park Lane / Victoria Rd Roundabout 3 rd exit
St Cuthberts Way Roundabout 3 rd exit
Parkgate Roundabout ahead
Yarm Rd Roundabout left
Mcmullen Rd 3 rd left
DTC

Test Route 7

Darlington Route Number 7
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC Right
Mcmullen Rd Roundabout left
Yarm Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
By Pass Roundabout left
A66 Roundabout right
Barmpton Lane / Whinbush Way T/L right
Whinfield Rd Roundabout left
Thompson St East T/L left
North Rd Roundabout left
St Cuthberts Way Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
Parkgate Roundabout ahead
Yarm Rd T/L left
Teal Rd Right
Malim Rd Left
Widgeon Rd EOR left
Malim Rd EOR left
Mcmullen Rd 2 nd left
DTC

Test Route 8

Darlington Route Number 8
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC Right
Mcmullen Rd Right
Lingfield Green Right, left
The Broadway T/L left
Yarm Rd 2 x roundabout ahead, roundabout right
A66 Bypass Roundabout right
Neasham Rd Roundabout ahead, 5 th right
Thirlmere Rd EOR left
Rydal Rd EOR right
Falmer Rd Left
Louisa St EOR left
Yarm Rd Roundabout ahead
Parkgate Roundabout right
St Cuthberts Way Roundabout right
Haughton Rd T/L right
Mcmullen Rd 2 nd right
DTC

Test Route 9

Darlington Route Number 9
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Mcmullen Rd T/L left
Haughton Rd 2 nd right
Barton St EOR left
Allan St / Cleveland St / Albert Rd T/L right
North Rd EOR left
Whessoe Rd 2 x roundabout ahead, 3 rd right
Westmorland Rd EOR left
North Rd EOR right
St Paul’s Terrace EOR right
St Andrew’s St EOR right
Askrigg St EOR left
Leyburn Rd EOR right
Fitzwilliam Drive Left, right
Thompson St East Roundabout right
Whinfield Rd T/L ahead, Roundabout ahead
Stockton Rd Roundabout right
A66 Bypass Roundabout right
Yarm Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout 3 rd
exit right
Mcmullen Rd 3 rd left
DTC

Test Route 10

Darlington Route Number 10
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC Right
Mcmullen Rd Roundabout right
Yarm Rd Roundabout ahead
Parkgate Roundabout left
St Cuthberts Way Roundabout ahead
Victoria Rd Roundabout left
Grange Rd 3 rd right
Blackwell Lane 2 nd right
Hartford Rd 2 nd left
Ravensdale Walk / Woodcrest Rd Left
Ravensdale Rd Left
Carmel Rd South Roundabout right 4 th exit
Croft Rd A167 2 nd left
Hurworth Crossroads left
Roundhill Rd 2 nd right
Westfield Rd EOR right
Roundhill Rd EOR left
Neasham Rd Roundabout right
A66 Bypass Roundabout left
Yarm Rd Roundabout ahead, right
Lingfield Way Roundabout ahead, right
Morton Rd Right
Lingfield Way Left
Allington Way Right
Mcmullen Rd Left
DTC

Test Route 11

Darlington Route Number 11
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC Right
Mcmullen Rd Roundabout right
Yarm Rd EOR left
Estoril Rd EOR right
Harris St EOR right
Geneva Rd T/L left
Yarm Rd T/L right
Hundens Lane 2 nd left
John Dixon Lane EOR right
Hundens Lane T/L right
Yarm Rd EOR left
Louisa St Ahead 3 rd crossroads right
Belgrave St EOR left
Neasham Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
A66 By Pass Roundabout right 5 th exit
Grange Rd Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Victoria Rd Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
St Cuthberts Way Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit, roundabout right 2 nd exit
Haughton Rd T/L right
Mcmullen Rd 2 nd right
DTC

Test Route 12

Darlington Route Number 12
DTC Right
Mcmullen Rd Roundabout 2 nd exit
Yarm Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
A66 Roundabout left
A1150 Roundabout ahead
Whinfield Rd Left
Welbeck Ave Right
Fryer Crescent / Feetham Ave Right
Fryer Crescent EOR left
Welbeck Ave EOR left
Whinfield Rd Mini roundabout ahead
Salters Lane North Roundabout right
North Rd Left
Burtree Lane Left
Princess Rd Left
Marina Rd EOR right
Princess St EOR right
Burtree Lane T/L right
North Rd Roundabout ahead, EOR left
Cleveland St / Allan St EOR right
Barton St EOR left
Haughton Rd T/L right
Mcmullen Rd 2 nd right
DTC

Test Route 13

Darlington Route Number 13
DTC Right
Mcmullen Rd EOR left
Allington Way EOR right
Lingfield Way Roundabout ahead, EOR left
Yarm Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
A66 Bypass Roundabout left
Stockton Rd Roundabout right
Barmpton Lane / Torrance Drive EOR left
Barmpton Lane / Whinbush Way T/L right
Whinfield Rd Roundabout left
Thompson St East EOR left
North Rd T/L ahead, T/L left
Albert Rd / Cleveland St EOR left
Forge Way Right, left, left
Cleveland St / Allan St EOR right
Barton St EOR left
Haughton Rd T/L right
Mcmullen Rd 2 nd right
DTC

Test Route 14

Route Number 14
DTC Right
Mcmullen Rd 3 rd right
Malim Rd / Mallard Rd Or Widgeon Right
Malim Rd Crossroads left
Teal Rd EOR left
Yarm Rd 2 x roundabout ahead, roundabout left
Bypass (A66) Roundabout left
A1150 Burdon Village Roundabout ahead
Whinfield Rd T/L ahead, roundabout left
Thompson St East 5 th left
Pendleton Rd / Cavendish Ave EOR left
Pendleton Rd Right
Holwick Rd Crossroads ahead, EOR left
North Rd 3 x T/L ahead
Northgate Roundabout left
St Cuthberts Way Roundabout left
Haughton Rd T/L right
Mcmullen Rd 2 nd right
DTC

Test Route 15

Darlington Route Number 15
DTC Right
Mcmullen Rd 2 nd left
Allington Way EOR left
Morton Rd EOR left
Lingfield Way Roundabout ahead, left
Yarm Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
By Pass Roundabout left
Neasham Rd Right
Roundhill Rd EOR right
Hurworth Rd EOR right
Croft Rd A167 Roundabout 2 nd exit
Carmel Rd South 2 nd right
Blackwell Lane / Glenfield Rd EOR left
Blackwell Lane EOR left
Grange Rd Roundabout right
Victoria Rd Roundabout 2 nd exit
St Cuthberts Way Roundabout right
Parkgate Roundabout ahead
Yarm Rd Roundabout left
Mcmullen Rd 3 rd left
DTC

General Information

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When booking your test it’s important to think about the time of day you’ll be taking it at. For example if you take your test in rush hour before the hours of 9 o’clock you will be likely to be stuck in traffic and compete against impatient drivers, anxious to get to work on time. However, after 9 the roads are less likely to be filled with traffic, giving you more space on the road. The table shown is our opinion on the optimum time to take your test, to avoid traffic.

On the day of the test, you will be required to complete 1 of 3 possible manoeuvres at a selected location on the route. This will either be a turn in the road ( 3 point turn), Parallel park or a bay park. The bay park however, can only be carried out at the end of the test on the test centre car park, so it can be useful to practice on the car park when the centre is closed if possible. It’s also at the examiner’s discretion to incorporate an emergency stop into the test.

 

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