The Driving Theory and Hazard Perception Test

The Driving Theory and Hazard Perception Test

The driving theory test is a multiple choice and hazard perception test which is designed to show your knowledge and understanding of the Highway Code. You are allowed 57 minutes to answer 50 multiple choice questions. The minimum pass mark is 43 correct answers. 

The second part of the Driving Theory Test involves a Hazard Perception Test. This test asks you to identify potential developing hazards at the earliest opportunity. You will be played 14 video clips showing everyday road situations which develop into a hazard, in real life forcing you to take avoiding action. The minimum mark for this test is 44 out of a possible maximum of 75. The quicker you are able to respond to each developing hazard the higher your score will be. The maximum score on each hazard is five.

We can advise on suitable CD’s and phone apps to help with your study. The DVSA phone app currently costs £5.

The Highway Code includes all the general rules of the road for every user. We would encourage its purchase, together with a book published by the DVSA “The Essential Skills to Driving”. This is effectively a Bible for anyone learning to drive. From the driver and the law, car controls, junctions, crossings, reversing, adverse weather through to dual carriageways and motorways – it’s all there!

How do I take the Theory / Hazard Perception Test?

Both tests are taken together simultaneously. You take the theory test first, have a short break and then take the hazard perception test. You MUST bring both parts of your driving license and confirmation letter from the DSA. If you fail to bring these you will not be able to take the test and you will forfeit your fee.

How much does the test cost?

The current charge is £23.

How do I book my Theory / HTP test?

You will need a valid UK driving license (provisional) and a valid debit/credit card for payment.

The Isle of Wight theory test centre is located at:

48 Lugley Street
Isle of Wight
PO30 5HD