Sitting the Hazard Perception Section of the
multiple-choice you are provided with a break of up to 3
minutes before you sit the hazard perception section.
This section of the test consists of 14 video clips
featuring everyday driving scenarios.
They are filmed in a vehicle and it is as if you
are in the driving seat.
Thirteen of the clips feature 1 developing
hazard, but one of the clips have 2 developing
You are marked according to how quickly you respond
when you see the hazard. In other words, the
quicker you click on the mouse the more points you
will get (maximum of 5). However, be careful. You
will score nil points if you cheat by repeatedly
clicking on the mouse.
You will only be shown each clip once. You will not
be able to review a clip again.
The current pass mark for the hazard perception
section for car drivers is 44 out of 75.
Once you have completed both elements of the
test you may leave the examination room. You should be given
your result almost immediately but at worst after 30
Congratulations if you have passed! Your theory
test pass is valid for 2 years – if you do not pass the
practical driving test in this time you will have to resit the
theory! If you have failed, bad luck. You must resit both
elements of the test again. You can book another theory test
immediately, however, you must allow 3 clear working days
before you actually sit it.