If you’re learning to drive in Dagenham, then it’s important you find some roads that are good to practise on.
Driving is a great skill that’s necessary for many jobs as well as your own independence.
Find a great Dagenham driving instructor and get confident by practising on some of these roads.
Try driving at quieter times, such as after the school run and rush hour, and before people finish work. Driving around 10am-2:30pm should be quieter for you as you can avoid people on their commute.
If you’re just starting to get some driving practice in Dagenham, then these quieter areas will be perfect. The intersection between Stamford Road and Langley Crescent is a good place to start practising your basic driving skills on a quiet road.
Make sure you’ve got your L plates on and that you are confident with the person who is taking you driving.
Getting confident on roundabouts is another important aspect of learning to drive.
Roundabouts nearby include Winston Way, Beccles Drive and Green Lane, and these have all been included in driving tests in this area so it’s worth getting some practice on them.
Make sure you follow the correct protocol, keeping an eye on other cars and knowing when to give way. Valence Circus is a tricky section of driving that you can practise until you are confident. Pay attention to traffic, people pulling out and pedestrians too.
Like many built-up areas in the UK, there are lots of car parks which are great for practising driving manoeuvres and parking, which is a big part of your test.
The best times to practise here are hours when supermarkets or offices are closed, like Sunday afternoons.
Some good options for practising driving in Dagenham are the ASDA car park and Heathway Shopping Centre car park. If you are feeling more confident as a driver, then try at a busier time, paying attention to signalling, other drivers on the road and the rules and limits that apply.
Estates like Becontree are perfect for practising turning and following directions so make sure you know the area well. In residential areas it’s essential that you keep an eye out for parked cars, children playing and cars pulling out.
Depending on your confidence in your driving ability, any of these roads are great for getting to grips with driving and honing your skills.
Our professional driving lessons are also great for learning new routes you can follow and getting expert advice.