YTips for Practice at Sidcup.

Passing your test is not just about learning test routes, however each Test Centre area may have some unusual layouts that require practice.

There are a number of one way streets - at the end of which if you are turning right you MUST go to the right side of the road when approaching the give way.

At the  STOP sign at the end of Church Lane, Chislehurst, you MUST come to a complete stop at the junction - you cannot roll through it as if it were a give way - come to a complete halt at the line. Turn left here to the traffic lights at Chislehurst war memorial, and go right towards Sidcup. At Frognall Corner roundabout, go ahead in the left lane towards Sidcup, 2nd exit. Make sure you keep left on the roundabout. 

On Maidstone Road going towards Swanley you may be asked to turn onto the A20 back towards Crittall's Corner. You will see the National Speed limit sign on the slip road. As it is a dual carriageway, the speed limit for cars is 70mph. Leave at either the first exit towards Bexley, or the second exit towards Sidcup. 

Go from the driving test centre towards Ruxley roundabout and follow signs for the A20 towards Central London. This will take you by Tesco, and to Crittals Corner. It can be hard emerging from the test centre road onto Ruxley Roundabout when busy, and on Crittals, make sure you position on the A20 markings on the floor on the roundabout  

Practice going in all directions from St James Way to the North Cray Road, they can get you to turn all directions via the dual carriageway. 

Be aware of the 20mph speed limit in Bexley village. 

You will need to practice Crittalls Corner, Frognall Corner and Ruxley roundabout many times to become comfortable with them.

Be very careful approaching the zebra crossings in Sidcup High Street. The pavement is very narrow and it is not always obvious when someone wants to cross - be ready to step if anyone is near the crossings.

The speed limit within the industrial estate housing the test centre is only 15 mph.