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How to pass the hazard perception test


Completing the hazard perception test successfully is essential to passing your theory test – which will allow you to go on and take your practical test to secure your driving licence. So naturally, there’s a lot of pressure to get it right. Here’s how to pass the hazard perception test:

About the test

To know how to pass the hazard perception, you’ll need to know what kind of test it is. It’s a series of videos that show real-life potential hazards – and your job is to spot them as quickly as possible, clicking the screen as soon as you do. The quicker you do so, the better you are judged to be able to respond to and prevent a hazard from occurring.

There are 14 clips in the hazard perception test, allowing you to identify a wide range of potential hazards. You will need to score a minimum of 44 out of 75 to obtain a pass.

How to prepare for the test

So how can you give yourself the highest possible chance of passing your upcoming hazard perception test?  There are three ways in which you can do so:

  • First of all, take a practice hazard perception test. There are lots of mock tests available online, and while most of these are shorter than the real thing, they will give you a good idea of what to expect in the test.
  • Secondly, ask your driving instructor for advice. They will be able to point out potential hazards during your lessons, so you will know what things to look for in the clips you watch. They’ll do this without distracting you – and will also be looking to see if you are reacting appropriately.

Lastly, look out for potential hazards when you are a passenger – this could be when you are travelling with friends, family, or even in a cab or on public transport. The more you look at what’s happening on the road, the easier you’ll be able to spot hazards before they escalate.

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