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Information on the theory test

Ok, once you've got your provisional licence you will need to start thinking about taking your theory driving test. This consists of a multiple-choice section and a hazard perception test.

Both test are taken at the same time, you will need to pass both parts to pass.

My recommended CD-ROM disks are theory test hazard perception (current year i.e. 2011 the disk is made by focus multimedia and cost around £6.00 available from amazon WHSmith, etc. Most pupils pass first time with this disk.

The multiple-choice section is presented with a touch screen computer. You will need to answer all 50 questions; you will need to get 43 correct in order to pass. With the hazard perception test, your responses are recorded through the use of a computer mouse button. You must click as early as possible when you see a developing hazard with a maximum of 5 points per hazard. There are a total of fifteen developing hazards giving a possible total of 75 points. You must score at least 44 in order to pass.

Remember if you fail one test you will have to retake both parts again. Practice makes perfect ensure you take plenty of mock tests in both parts before taking the real thing.

Recommended reading material

• The Highway code book
This is great it goes where you go so you can read anywhere any time any place although it is available on line at www.direct.gov.uk

• Know your traffic signs book

• Essential skills book

This information will be invaluable to you leading up to your practical driving test.

 

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