Hazard perception

Hazard perception test is the second part of the UK theory test. DVLA theory test is a mandatory test which all UK learner drivers must pass to obtain a full driving licence. The test includes multiple-choice questions but also hazard perception clips. Here you can find information of hazard perception test. Also we provide some free hazard perception test practices.

What is a Hazard Perception Test?

Learners will watch fourteen one minute long hazard perception test video clips (nineteen clips for lorry and bus candidates). Hazard perception clips are computer generated imagery (CGI) and filmed from the perspective of a passenger car driver.

Learners have to indicate, usually by clicking a mouse button or touching the screen, when they observe a developing hazard. All of the hazard perception clips will include one developing hazard, and one will include 2 hazards. The sooner the student reacts to a developing hazard, the more points are scored. Points are from five down to one, with no score if the examinee reacts too late. Maximum possible score is 75 and The pass mark is 44 out of 75. The pass mark is same for motorcycle hazard perception test and also for lorry and bus hazard test. When qualifying as an approved driving instructor you need to score at least 57 points out of 75 to pass ADI hazard perception part.

Hazard perception test online

Here you can find some hazard perception tests for online practicing.

Free hazard perception

You can also find some mock hazard perception test which are free of charge:
Official hazard perception 2015 clips are computer generated imagery (CGI)







I would like to say that this site is really helpful and really good for passing my theory test thank you so much for this lovely site.

I ended up using this theorytest.org, there are those new CGI hazard tests and they helped me a lot.

Well I've had a full car linence since 1988 and a full motorcycle licence since 1996 however, I need to do the Hazard perception & Theory tests as I am imminently training to drive LGV.
The problem I have with the hazard perception test is that as a motorcyclist, I'm seeing and reacting to hazards long before the DVLA's scoring "window" opens, I'm seeing hazards that are very real to me but not the ones they want me to see so I have to be careful not to click too many times... it's just a nightmare, I really have doubts about whether I'm going to pass this first time.
I have made some videos about how I think these tests are not a fair representation of either someone's ability to avoid hazards or of their roadcraft in general and will maybe put those on youtube and post a link in the DVLA twitter feed.
I honestly think they are just a good way of getting the extra test fees for the re-takes.

I am also a biker and now doing a car licence. I also see hazards too early and while I consider myself a very aware rider (and car driver instructor confirmed) I have failed my hazard perception once already. I was shocked and re-taking test tomorrow

I know how you feel. I am not a biker but have been driving since I am 16 and was also shocked to see that I had failed the hazard perception. I was more worried about the multiple choice, which turned out I got 48/50 correct. The hazard perception test is very disciving, as at the begining they say that if you click too many times, the computer will think that you are just "clicking away" and you will be scored 0. There were a few occacions when I clicked on a potential hazard before the computer window opened, and therefore the computer did not recognize that I had already seen the hazard. Not a very good test and I am another £25 down.

Im 100% with you on this, I've passed my Hazard Perception for Car, and for Motorcycle. But after driving and Riding for 10 years Im now doing LGV, Im struggling with this because I'm seeing the Hazard develop alot sooner than the test allows! It doesnt allow for experienced drivers.

i'm glad someone actually agrees with me on this as bikers we look for things ahead of maybe wot a car would do.. i took my test today and failed by one mark on the hazard bit.. i see the hazards but because you click to early on some stuff it marks you down which i think is very unfair.. surly its a good thing that you see things before you are nearly on top off them.. it is very outdated on some of the questions too... and why they ask about trailers and towing things that will be next you watch... wot i don't get is you can pull a trailor behind a car and not have any experiance and you don't need to do any theory for that but you do for the car.. its a big money making thing

I totaly agree I have failed my HP twice now, as an experienced driver I spot the hazards in advance and having no sound or engine noise is very off putting, I think a fair system for people training to be ADI'S or HGV drivers or any other professional driver would be to have an half hour commentry drive. I also reckon that £83.00 for the test is very expensive compared to what novice drivers have to pay.


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