Have you passed your theory test?
There are two parts to the driving test. The theory and hazard perception test and the practical driving test. You must pass the theory and hazard perception test before you can apply for the practical driving test, but you can start your driving lessons first.
The driving theory test costs £23 Visit GOV.UK to find out more about the theory test.
It’s vital to prepare for your theory test: there’s a lot to learn about the rules of the road. The more 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, and let’s face it, failing any sort of test sucks.
There are two parts to the test
- the multiple choice part which consists of 50 questions
- the hazard perception part which consists of 14 video clips containing 15 hazards.
Preparing for the multiple choice test
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 resources when you’re preparing for the test. 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. At JT School of Motoring we use a product called Theory Test Pro. After a lot of research, we have found this to be the best tool available. You can access it from a PC, a mobile or a tablet. Visit this site to have a go.
Using official publications will help you get the most out of your preparation.
The multiple choice test covers the following topics
- 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.
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.
Again, you can practice this using Theory Test Pro on this site.