The theory test consists of two sections: multiple choice and perception of hazards. You have to pass both sections to pass the overall test. If you do not pass, you will not receive your theory test pass certificate and you will not be able to book your practical test.
When you can take the theory test.
You can take the theory test from your 17th birthday onwards. You can take it from
your 16th birthday if you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of
the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Who needs to take the theory test
You usually need to take the theory test before you can get your full car driving licence.
You do not need to take the car theory test if you:
want to upgrade an automatic car licence to a manual one have a category B1
driving licence (3 or 4-wheeled light vehicles) from before 1 February 2001
If you have a moped or motorcycle licence
You must pass a car theory test before taking the car driving test.
There are 50 questions to answer in this section and you've got 57 minutes. In order to pass this section, you need to score 43. You'll have a few practice questions to start, just to help you get to grips with things. You can also flag questions as you go along and return them to the end. This section will include case studies and a variety of topics ranging from alertness to documents to hazard awareness.
With just under 800 questions available in the DVSA's question bank, it's safe to say that you'll need a solid grip of things before you go in for your test.
During this section, you'll have to watch 14 clips that will contain developing hazards. Each time you see a developing hazard, you'll need to click your mouse. Each hazard is worth 5 points, and you'll need to score 44 out of 75 to pass.
If you've heard from a reliable source that all you need to do is click frequently, you should give this method a rethink. Clicking in a consistent pattern or just continuously will cause the software to think you're cheating and give you zero marks.
the Official DVSA Theory Test Kit for Car Drivers, from the people who set the tests.
It contains everything you need to pass your 2022 car theory test first time.
Every single 2022 official DVSA theory test revision question for car drivers. Answer them all to make sure you’re ready for your test. Including nine new practice multiple-choice video clips, in line with recent changes to the car theory test
34 interactive CGI hazard perception video clips from DVSA, very much like the ones in the real test
Good luck with your test!
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This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone.
The aim of The Highway Code is to promote safety on the road, whilst also supporting a healthy, sustainable and efficient transport system.
Wording of The Highway Code Knowing and applying the rules, Show this section Many of the rules in The Highway Code are legal requirements, and if you disobey these rules you are committing a criminal offence. You may be fined, given penalty points on your licence or be disqualified from driving. In the most serious cases you may be sent to prison. Such rules are identified by the use of the words ‘MUST/MUST NOT’. In addition, the rule includes an abbreviated reference to the legislation which creates the offence.
Although failure to comply with the other rules of The Highway Code will not, in itself, cause a person to be prosecuted, The Highway Code may be used in evidence in any court proceedings under the Traffic Acts (see The road user and the law) to establish liability. This includes rules which use advisory wording such as ‘should/should not’ or ‘do/do not’.
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