While learning to drive you may have given a lot of thought to the practical part of your driving test. But what about the theory side? Although you don’t take this part of your test in a car, it can be just as nerve-wracking.
The first part of your driving theory test will involve multiple-choice questions. These will test your knowledge of road signs, safety, the highway code, and much more. The second part is a Hazard Perception Test. You will need to pass your theory test in order to progress to taking your practical driving test.
In this article, we’re going to look at what the Hazard Perception Test involves to prepare you for what to expect.
The Hazard Perception Test is often seen as the most challenging part of the driving theory test. It consists of watching a series of hazard perception videos of everyday road scenes, shown from the driver’s point of view. During each video, you will need to spot potential hazards starting to develop and indicate this by touching the screen.
A hazard could be another vehicle, a pedestrian, or other road users.
There are 14 video clips in the Hazard Perception Test.
In order to pass the Hazard Perception Test you will need to score at least 45 points, out of a potential 75. You get points for spotting the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen.
Each video clip will contain at least one developing hazard and one video clip will contain two.
Before you start the Hazard Perception Test you will be shown a video of how it works. You will then watch the 14 video clips The clips feature everyday road scenes and contain at least one developing hazard. One video clip will contain two. You will only get one chance to watch each video clip.
In order to score points you must spot the developing hazards and the sooner you spot them, the more points you will score. You can score up to 5 points for each one.
We hope you find this article useful in preparing you for your next theory test. Once you’ve passed, you’ll be ready to book your practical driving test. Check out our article Reasons For Failing Driving Tests & How To Avoid Them to prepare you.
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