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 choise questions but also hazard perception clips. Here you can find information of hazard perception test and also we will provide some free hazard perception test practices.

Hazard perception test online

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

What is 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 (100 points for lorry and bus hazard perception tests). The pass mark is 44 (58.6%) for car drivers and motorcyclists and 57 when qualifying as an approved Driving Instructor. Bus and Lorry drivers must score 67 out of 100.

Free hazard perception

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





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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 am not an experienced driver as some who have posted, but have the same problem. I have NOT ONCE failed to spot a developing hazard on any of the practice tests I have completed yet I have failed every test due to marking the hazard too early. I have also made notes on what seems to constitute a "developing" hazard and find inconsistency even within the context of the DVLA test. I realise there is little point arguing with this as they will not change this test any time soon (certainly not before I take it), but I have not seen anyone praising the accuracy and efficacy of this test as a means to improve road safety. It seems to have been actively designed to arbitrarily punish examinees with good reactions and awareness.

Passing this test would seem to require knowledge about how to pass the test rather than relying on one's own awareness and common sense. This is a sure sign of a flawed test. I am now trying to determine exactly how many times I can flag before the test considers that I am cheating. This seems to be the optimal strategy to pass. Click as soon as you notice a hazard developing and then click every second or so up to a safe limit where you will not be failed for cheating.

The CGI part worries me even more as this surely just increases the scope for an arbitrary determination of when a hazard develops.

Basically.... Grrrr


Practices taken by users

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guest Theory test 1 78 Thu, 02/04/2015 - 10:25
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guest Theory test practice 5 96 Thu, 02/04/2015 - 10:16
guest Theory test 2 72 Thu, 02/04/2015 - 10:15
guest Theory test 1 82 Thu, 02/04/2015 - 10:12