Naas Driving Test Centre
Naas Driving Test Routes
The Driving Test Centre in Naas is the only Driving Test Centre in Kildare and attracts candidates from Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow and Laois. It can be quite busy with up to 8 driving tests taking place at the same time but there is ample parking unlike at other Driving Test Centres.
On the Naas Driving Test Routes you will likely be brought onto the outer ring road as well as through Main Street and past the Naas General Hospital. Naas is one of the better Driving Test Centres to drive around as it is less congested apart from on Naas Main Street where you will encounter all manner of hazards such as double parking, pedestrians stepping out unexpected and car doors opening.
Before the test reverse into a car park space right outside the hotel as these are the easiest ones to leave from. At the end of your test drive straight into space (you do not need to reverse). If the car isn’t parked correctly simply reverse back and correct it but make sure to do adequate observation.
Leaving the Car park area there is a Stop sign right before the roundabout. Failure to stop fully here is an instant fail. You will turn right at this stop sign then immediately to the roundabout where you will turn left or right. This can be awkward if you have never done it before so make sure to practice leaving the driving test centre.
The prominent features of the Naas Driving Test Routes would be speed bumps, Main Street shopping area and roundabouts. Speed Bumps are classified as hazards and you need to check the mirrors and slow down before each one before building up speed again.
Generally speaking try to go over the “cushion” bumps in 2nd at 20/25kmph and the larger ones which cover the full width of the road in 3rd gear . Aim to slow down gently coming up to it, releasing the brake a few meters before hitting it and then begin to accelerate again once the impact has been made to maintain the speed.
If the speed bumps are far enough apart you can build up into a higher gear before dropping back down to 2nd or 3rd where necessary. Hitting speed bumps too fast is classified as a Grade 2 fault for Hazards and is one of the most common faults on the Naas Driving Test Route.
The Main Street area can be very busy and with numerous hazards to navigate which is why testers will often go that way. Throughout the driving test make sure to use good Mirror – Signal – Position – Speed – Look technique and for each hazard Look – Assess – Decide – Act.
The other unique feature of the Naas Driving Test Routes is the outer ring road. These circumvent the town centre and are a series of roundabouts. Some are 2 lanes and some are 1 so make sure to get the correct positioning or a Grade 2 fault will be given. They never tend to get too busy and with a little practice are not too difficult to handle in comparison to some of the Dublin Test Routes.
Pretest Driving Lessons at Naas Driving Test Centre
Pinnacle Driving School have covered Mulhuddart Driving Test Centre for over 15 years with our PreTest driving lessons in particular demand. Our Pretest Driving Lessons are €100 for 2 hours. If you have a Driving Test Date it is advisable to book a Pretest lesson early so as to give more time to correct any faults. Most people will need at least 4 hours. Lesson 1 will be spent fixing any faults and telling you everything you need to know to pass the test as well as practicing the reverse around the corner, hill start and turnabout. Lesson 2 will be a mock test where the instructor plays the part of the tester and conducts a full test from start to finish. It will be like an actual test where the Instructor will not chat or give feedback during the test but will mark and make a note of everything and give feedback once finished. The aim is to give you an idea if you would pass or fail, highlight any areas you need to work on, warn you of the severity of different faults that you may not have deemed important as well as giving some experience of driving under Driving Test conditions.
The Test Routes App has all 6 Driving Test Routes for the Naas Driving Test Centre. Download the App for free from iOS or Google Playstore.
The App guides you around the various Naas Driving Test Routes by use of GPS and shows where to practice the Reverse around the corner, hillstart and Turnabout. It is an invaluable resource for driving test candidates who wish to practice or sit the driving test in their own car.