Theory Test

You need to pass your theory test before the practical test. It’s a really important part of learning to drive: when you get to your practical test, you’ll need to show that you can use what you learn for this test when you’re driving on the road. I will fully advise you on the best way to practice and prepare.

The car theory test currently costs £23, when booking online be wary of a number go scam sites offering to book the test for you. Basically if you are paying more than £23 you are on the wrong site: The link for booking is here: https://www.gov.uk/driving-test-cost

It’s vital to prepare for your theory test: there’s a lot to learn about the rules of the road. The better prepared you are, the more likely you are to pass first time, which will save you the time and money that retaking the test will cost.

There are two parts to the test

  • The multiple choice part
  • The hazard perception part.

The questions in the multiple choice test are taken from three books

The Official Highway Code
The Official DVSA Guide to Driving – the essential skills
Know Your Traffic Signs.
You’ll need to use all of these when you’re preparing. There are lots of products available that contain practice questions, but it’s really important you don’t just learn the answers without understanding fully why it’s correct because the questions on the actual test aren’t exactly the same as the practice ones.

Using official publications will help you get the most out of your preparations.

The multiple choice test covers the following topics

alertness
attitude
safety and your vehicle
safety margins
hazard awareness
vulnerable road users
other types of vehicle
road conditions and vehicle handling
motorway driving
rules of the road
road and traffic signs
essential documents
incidents, accidents and emergencies
vehicle loading.

Preparing of the Hazard perception test

This part of the test checks you can recognise and respond to hazards that could happen while you’re driving. Being out on the road with your instructor will help you prepare for this part. There’s also The Official DVSA Guide to Hazard Perception, an interactive DVD-ROM that will help you learn to recognise hazards, know what to do when you see a hazard and practise for the test.

In the test you’ll see 14 film clips, each shown from a driver’s point of view. You’ll need to spot the developing hazard in each film: this is something that might need you, as the driver, to take some action such as changing speed or direction.

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