The Hazard Perception Test is part of the theory test and consists of a series of video clips that feature various driving scenarios. It is designed to assess your ability to recognise and respond to potential hazards while driving, encouraging safe driving practices.
- Video Clips:
- Each clip is from the perspective of a driver and shows everyday road scenes.
- The test consists of 14 video clips in total, and each one contains at least one developing hazard.
- One of the clips will feature two hazards.
- Developing Hazards:
- A developing hazard is something that would cause you to take action, like changing direction or speed.
- For example, a parked car on the side of the road isn’t a hazard, but if someone starts walking towards that car, it becomes a developing hazard as they might walk onto the road.
- You score points by clicking your mouse or tapping your screen on the video when you identify the developing hazards as soon as they start to occur.
- The maximum score for each hazard is five points.
- Your score depends on how quickly you identify the hazard.
- The sooner you recognise a potential hazard and respond by clicking the mouse, the higher your score.
- Clicking Strategy:
- You can’t cheat the test by continuously clicking or by following a set pattern.
- The system will detect this and will record a score of zero for that clip.
- Pass Mark:
- The pass mark for car drivers and motorcycle riders is 44 out of 75, across the 14 video clips.
The Video Clips
We have 10 clips that you can use for practice. Select from the below selection to begin: