Theory and Hazard Perception Tests

The theory and hazard perception test has to be passed before the practical driving test can be taken.

The Highway Code part is a 50 question test with multiple choice answers.

The Hazard Perception part uses video clips to see how quick you respond to hazards.

Both parts will be taken one after the other at the same test appointment and

both need to be to passed.

Once you have passed these you can then apply to take your practical driving test.


Be sure you are well prepared when you book the theory test.

Although questions are straight forward some learners fail because they are not ready for the test.

Think ahead, most theory test centres are fully booked 2 – 4 weeks in advance so don’t wait

until the last minute to book.


The theory test covers:

Driver attitude and awareness
Traffic signs and regulations
Effects of alcohol, drugs and tiredness on driving Safety
Environmental aspects of vehicles.