Based in Manchester, the experienced instructors at Atlantic Star Driving School are ready to help you succeed in your theory and practical tests.
THEORY & HAZARD PERCEPTION
Here we have devised a section regarding your theory test and what you can expect from the experience. We have endeavoured to include information regarding every aspect of the test but if you have any further queries, just ask!
Remember, we incorporate theory and hazard perception test training into your lessons and additional practice should always be taken outside of driving lessons to ensure that you are fully prepared.
How does the Theory Test work?
The theory test is taken on a computer and it starts with a series of 50 multiple choice questions and is followed by a three-minute break before the hazard perception element begins.
What questions will I be asked?
Your test will include a wide range of topics such as:
- Driver attitude
- Environmental impact
- The effects of alcohol, drugs, and fatigue
- Traffic signs
The majority of the questions will require just the one answer, though some may ask for up to 4 of a possible 6 answers.
What is the pass mark for the Theory Test?
The pass mark for the theory test is currently 43 correct answers out of 50
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need both parts of your signed photo card licence and your booking number or your signed driving licence and suitable photographic ID.
How much does the Theory Test cost?
The standard fee for the car theory test is currently £31.
What is the best way to practice for this test?
Our driving instructors will help you to consolidate your theory and hazard perception knowledge during your lessons and additional support can be provided. Outside of your lessons, there are numerous ways to revise. Use your Highway Code to study the rules of the road, test yourself using software developed by the DVSA (available in high street bookstores/online) or use various resources on the internet.
Hazard Perception refers to your ability to react and cope with everyday situations on the road. You must demonstrate alertness and be prepared to respond. Your awareness improves as you gain experience of driving but this section of your theory test helps to ensure that you are careful from the start.
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