What do I need to study to help me pass my hazard perception test?
It is recommended that you buy The Official DSA Guide to Hazard Perception
Some reasons to buy it:
It will help you to better recognise potential hazards on the road
Enable you to better respond to potential hazards and react to keep other road users safe.
Your theory studying will also help to give you a better understanding of how to recognise potential hazards.
Test yourself – includes ten official DSA practice clips to test your skills
How many video clips are on the hazard perception test?
Video clips 14 clips
What is the pass mark?
Pass mark 44 out of 75
What age can I book my hazard perception test?
You can take the theory test on your 17th birthday.
If you’re getting the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you can take your theory test on your 16 th birthday.
How can I book my hazard perception test?
At what stage do I start the hazard perception part?
The hazard perception part starts shortly after completing the theory part.
You will be shown a short video clip about how it works before you start the hazard perception part.
You will be shown a series of 14 video clips on a computer screen. The clips:
feature everyday road scenes
contains one ‘developing hazard’ – but one of the clips will feature 2 ‘developing hazards’
A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction.
What is the hazard perception test scoring?
The quicker that you respond to a developing hazard, the higher you will score.
The most you can score for each developing hazard is 5 points.
To get a high score you need to respond to the developing hazard as soon as possible.
Any attempt to continuously click or in a pattern during a clip a message will appear at the end. It will tell you that you have scored zero for that particular clip.
You will not be able to review your answers.
The pass mark for a car is 44 out of 75.
Do I need to pass both parts on the same test?
The theory test is made up of a multiple-choice part and a hazard perception part. You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test.
If you pass one part and fail the other you’ll fail the whole test, and you’ll need to take both parts again.
Are there any special requirements at the theory test centre?
You are not allowed to take any personal items into the test room with you. All your personal items must be stored in the lockers provided.
If you’re found with any prohibited items in the testing room your test will be stopped, you will be asked to leave and lose your test fee.
Once you are in the test room you are not allowed to talk to or distract other candidates