Welcome to the Hazard Perception test. To complete the theory test fully, you need to pass both the multiple choice questions test and the Hazard Perception test.
The Hazard Perception part of the theory test came in November 2002 and new CGI clips replaced the real-life video clips in January 2015.
This test aims to test a driver’s ability to be aware of dangers and potential risks while driving. It requires concentration and an understanding of how other road users are likely to interact with you.
This test actually improves your skills for the practical driving test as well.
Before beginning the hazard driving test, you’ll see a video about how it works. For example, you’ll watch 14 video clips in the car test. The clips feature day-to-day road scenes and contain at least one ‘developing hazard’ - but one of these videos features two developing hazards.
A developing hazard is something that would make you take an action, like changing speed or direction. Let’s say a car is parked at the side of the road. It wouldn’t compel you to take action, so it’s not a developing hazard. But when you go closer, the car’s right-hand indicator starts to flash and it begins to move away. You’ll have to slow down, so it’s now a developing hazard.
There is a three-minute break after the MCQ test, or you can just go straight on to the hazard perception test.
Here, you get points for spotting the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen. You can score up to 5 marks for each developing hazard. In order to score high, click the mouse as soon as you identify a hazard starting to develop.
Though, you cannot just click randomly. The software is designed to give you no points if you click a lot many times or click repeatedly throughout the video. There are 75 marks available and you need at least 44 to pass. You get one practice clip before the test actually begins and a 10-second countdown before each clip.
UK Drive Test offers you full access for free to all the available video clips, explanations, tests, performance analysis tools, and interactive tests in the Hazard Perception plan when you subscribe to one of the following tests:
|Vehicle||Pass marks||Maximum marks|
|LGV or HGV (Lorries, buses or coaches)||67||100|
|ADI (Approved Driving Instructors)||57||75|
Hazard Perception Practice Video Clips from the DVSA (Real World & state of the art CGI)
Free introductory clips to familiarise yourself with the real practical driving test.
Unlimited Hazard Perception tests to help you prepare as thoroughly as possible.
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