The Theory Test & Hazard Perception Test

At Woodlands School Of Motoring, we recommend that you study for the Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test whilst taking practical lessons. This is because whilst learning the theory behind driving, it is reinforced during practical lessons and put to action.

The Theory test was introduced in 1996 and is a written exam about driving theory, designed to increase knowledge of road safety and rules of the road, it can be taken at local test centres around the UK. Now it is taken as a Multiple Choice formatted exam taken on a computer. Out of 50 questions, the pass mark is 43.

To study for the exam, you can purchase an array of mobile apps, dvd's and books which will test your knowledge and prepare you for the Hazard Perception Test. At Woodlands School Of Motoring, we recommend that you take your Theory Test as soon as possible so you can continue to focus on your practical tuition and test.

In 2002, the Hazard Perception Test was introduced and is now part of the Theory Test, it is designed to show hazards occur on the road, it allows you to predict potential dangers and hazards that may develop on the road from a drivers perspective.

On this test, the total amount of marks given is 75 with the pass mark at 44. The test consists 14 video clips containing 15 hazards, each scoring between 1 and 5 points, depending on how early you predict the hazard.

Both tests must be completed at the required minimum scores in order to recieve a theory test pass certificate, which is compulsory in order to book your practical test.

The cost of taking the test costs £23 and is available to book online. To find out more information, or if you would like to book your Theory Test & Hazard Perception Test, please click here.