In the UK, just like in many other European countries, future drivers need to show themselves worthy of getting behind the wheel by passing a driving test that consists of two parts, a driving theory test and an actual driving test.
Both of these tests are created and supervised by the Driving Standards Agency. To book a practical test, students have to pass a driving theory test, which, in its turn, consists of two parts: a multiple-choice test, and a hazard perception test.
The multiple-choice test is, as its name implies, a test that requires students to answer multiple-choice questions. The current number of questions that a student must answer to pass this test is 43 out of 50. This test is performed on a computer and candidates can see their result immediately after submitting the test.
The next part of the theory test is a hazard perception test that tests students’ ability to observe developing hazards. During this test, students are shown short video clips that present all sorts of hazards that students must identify to pass the test.
At the moment, students need to watch 14 clips from the perspective of a car driver and must identify the developing hazards that appear presented on the screen. Future drivers of lorries and buses are required to watch 19 video clips, instead of 14.
The questions that students have to answer in order to pass their driving test are related to road signs and traffic laws, and also to other driving-related issues, like how to behave after a car crash that involves their car or another car on the road or how to drive safely.
A candidate who successfully passes a theory test should not get too relaxed, because the DSA examiner that would survey his driving skills on the road could ask some similar questions, too. However, the questions that an examiner could ask before a candidate starts the engine of the car are usually related to car maintenance.
Therefore, those who want to pass the entire driving test, meaning its theory part and also its practical one, need to learn something about car maintenance, as well. An example of a question that might be asked by an examiner before a practical test is: "How can you identify the engine oil level?"
There are numerous ways that can be followed and tips that can be considered to pass a driving test. Obviously, the most important one of them is to learn thoroughly the existing driving legislation and read anything that you can find on driving.
Your driving instructor is a good source of information, as well, and also the materials that he could recommend you. The World Wide Web is another great solution, especially for those who do not have enough time to go to a driving school.
Looking for a way to pass your driving test? While there is no shortcut to success, meaning that you have to learn everything you can about driving in the UK to get your driver's license, we can help you in this regard and give you access to more than 900 questions created by the Driving Standards Agency that would help you pass the driving theory test, and also to some short videos, great for helping you pass the hazard perception test.
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