Hazard Perception test is the second part of the Driving Test in UK. The first part of the driving test is Theory test it is a mandatory test which all the learning drivers must pass to have a full driving licence.
The Theory test consists of multiple-choice questions and hazard perception test. Here you can find information about hazard perception test. Also, you can take mock Hazard Perception Test only on UK Drive Test.
What Does Hazard Perception Test mean?
The learning drivers will be shown fourteen one-minute long hazard perception test video clips (nineteen clips for lorry and bus candidates). Hazard perception clips are computer generated imagery (CGI) and filmed from the perspective of a car driver.
The learning drivers will have to indicate the upcoming hazard in the video clips they see, this can be easily done by clicking on the mouse or touching the screen. All of the hazard perception clips will include one developing hazard, and one will include 2 hazards. The sooner the learning drivers reacts to a developing hazard, the more points they score in the test. Points are from five down to one, with no score if the test taker reacts too late.
What is Hazard Perception CGI?
When we say Hazard Perception CGI, what does that actually means? CGI stands for Computer-Generated Imagery. CGI or Computer-Generated Imagery clips are replaced with the old filmed hazard clips in the hazard perception part of the theory test on 13 Jan 2015 in UK. The sole purpose of this change was that the film clips used earlier, or the CGI clips were not clear enough as compared to the new clips for the learner drivers to spot the developing hazard, due this reason the test takers took more time than usual to spot the Hazard and many a times failed to do so.