THEORY TEST

Being a good driver is about more than handling a car. You also need to know what road-signs mean, what makes for good road etiquette and how to anticipate dangers before they happen. This is why the Theory Test is designed to help you ‘read the road’. It is a sad but true fact that one in five new drivers have an accident in their first year. But research shows just three hours of ‘hazard perception training’ can really reduce the accident rate of new drivers. The test is made up of two parts – a multiple-choice section and a hazard perception section. You’ll need to pass both bits before you can book a driving test, but you can or book now and start your driving lessons in Lytham St Annes!

What are the questions?

The theory test is a 50-question multiple-choice test. To pass you must answer 43 or more questions correctly within 57 minutes. Questions are chosen at random from a bank of over 1,000 questions, and you answer by touching the screen. During the test you have the option to skip questions and return to them later.

What is the Hazard Perception test?

This is part II of your theory test and contains a series of 14 one-minute video clips showing potential road hazards. You have to identify 15 developing hazards (one clip has two hazards). The faster you identify them, the higher you score. You need to score at least 44 out of 75 to pass this test (each hazard has a maximum of 5 points) and you have 20 minutes to complete it. You can’t repeat any of the clips – the idea is that on the road you don’t get a second chance with hazards.