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Driving Test, Theory Test, Practical Test for new bike or car drivers in United Kingdom.

Driving Standards Authority: Driving Theory Test

2011.11.07 Mon


Driving Standards Authority ie DSA introduced the driving theory test in 1996. According to this test, new bike, car learners and drivers have to pass the theory test and practical test before applying for driving license. The driving theory test mainly focuses on all aspects of driving theory such as attitude, safety, handling, rules of the road, traffic and road signs etc. These tests are used to assess ones necessary skills to deal with the traffic conditions one will face every day. People should know the road safety rules so that they can avoid reckless driving, these test also shows your capabilities to drive in chaotic condition and also help to test your hazard perceptions.

There are two major parts of Theory Test ie the MCQ 's and Hazard Perception Test . In MCQs, there will be 50 randomly selected questions, of which you must answer at least 43 questions correctly to pass this section. You will be given 4 to 6 possible answers to each question. You need to be very careful while selecting an answer because there can be more than one answers to a given question .

Preparing for the driving theory test can be a difficult task especially for those individuals whose first language in not English. In this article I aim to provide a few help tips and suggestions for the various ethnic minority groups who maybe struggling to get to grips with the test.

Once you pass the test, you can take part in the hazard perception examination . During this test, you will be shown 14 video clips, lasting about a minute each. The video clips show real-life situations that you could come across while driving, in which at least one hazard is developing.

For the practical test, you should get the services of an Approved Driving Instructor , as they are the best option to learn the relevant skills needed for passing Practical Test . You cannot manage all your preparation by yourself because in an effort to do that you may neglect little but the most important aspects of these tests.

Here are 7 tips to help you to pass driving theory test :

  • Understand the test is about getting into the scoring windows early.
  • Remember: Most people fail on the second part. So don't delay your preparation.
  • Don't use practice DVDs, which have scoring windows out of "sync" with the actual test?
  • Pay attention to when the scoring windows actually open. There IS a pattern.
  • Have a strategy, and stick to it. The test requires strategy, not skill to pass.
  • Don't click aggressively. Getting 0 on any clips makes it very difficult to pass the test.
  • Relax. You don't need lightning fast reactions to pass the test.



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