Find a Driver Assessment Near You
There are two different types of driver assessments:
- Detailed driving assessments for people with a medical condition or disability which affects their driving, or who are returning to driving after an accident or injury, are provided by mobility centres.
- Simple driving assessments for people who just need a little help and advice on how to improve their driving by organisations such as RoSPA, the IAM and Local Authorities.
If you have a medical condition or disability which may affect your driving, you should take an assessment at a Mobility Centre, rather than just a simple driving assessment or refresher training.
Mobility Centre Driving Assessments
Mobility Centres have specially trained clinicians and specially trained professional driving instructors to assess how a person’s condition or disability affects their driving and what help, including car adaptations, will enable them to continue to drive safely. This includes a medical assessment and an in-car driving assessment in a dual controlled car.
There are 16 core Mobility Centres in the UK and a range of satellite centres operating from over 50 venues. They do around 13,000 assessments a year. Most people are within a one hour drive of a Centre.
The DVLA (or the DVA in Northern Ireland) can refer drivers to a mobility centre for an assessment, which they will pay for. Or you could book an assessment at a mobility centre yourself, which will probably be quicker but you would have to pay for it yourself. The DVLA (or DVA) can also require drivers to take an eyesight test or driving test.
Simple Driving Assessment
Many organisations provide driving assessments for experienced drivers. Some (such as RoSPA or the IAM) operate in all parts of the country, while many local Councils run driver assessment schemes in their own areas.
This type of driving assessment usually involves a drive in your own car, on roads near where you live, for about 1 hour, with an assessor accompanying you. It is informal and confidential and you will receive a report about your driving, and advice about making improvements or taking further training if necessary. However, it does not include any form of medical assessment or advice.
If you drive for work, ask your employer if they could arrange a driver assessment or training course for you.
Find a Driving Assessment for your needs
Click on the relevant part of the map or on the links on the left of the page. If you have been referred to a mobility centre or you are concerned about a medical condition of disability that might affect your driving, look for a mobility centre driving assessment. If you are looking for a general check of your driving and some advice, look for a simple driving assessment.