Using interactive maps to drive test routes
Things you will need:
Mobile device with internet connection
Accompanying qualified driver who meets the requirements (See Link)
Create a Google account, if you haven’t already got one.
This can be done by visiting the signup page (See Link)
Find your desired driving test centre (See Link).
This can be done by using the map on the left-hand side of the screen or the alphabetical list on the right.
On the chosen test centre page, click the small star icon on the right of the map interface.
If you are still logged into your Google account, the star will then appear gold and the test route is added to “Your places” in Google Maps. If not, simply login using the popup window and the star will turn gold.
Download the Google Maps app, from your mobile device’s application store. Apple and Android store pages are displayed below.
On the app, click on the menu bar then “Your places” and finally your chosen test route.
You can now follow your driving via the blue location services icon on the map and trace the blue test route.To figure out which way round to travel the route, either use the texted based version on the webpage, or look which way the line goes around the plotted roundabouts on the interactive map.
Disclaimer: We do not condone the use of a mobile device by either the driver or supervisor in the vehicle. This can however be done by a third individual in the vehicle as long as the vehicle can legally hold them. It’s illegal for your friend or family member to use a mobile phone while supervising you and can lead to fines up to £1,000 and get up to 6 penalty points on your provisional licence if you drive without the right supervision.