Hazard Perception Theory Test
The driving theory test was introduced by the DSA because they wanted to specifically test theory knowledge of driving candidates before they took the practical examination that would allow them to gain a full UK licence.
It is possible to use a practice driving test to prepare for both parts of the UK driving examination, but you would need to pass the driving theory test before you can take the practical element of the UK licence examination. The driving theory test is not that difficult to pass, though some people find the hazard perception test more difficult to grasp, especially as it is almost like playing driving test games and you need to know how the windows work and when to click the mouse.
It is important once you've passed the driving theory test, obtained your theory pass certificate that you don't forget all about the knowledge you gained, as many candidates have failed the practical driving examination either because the failed to recognise a road sign, failed to obey a particular road law or broke the speed limit! The theory test is not just a hurde on your way to obtaining a full UK driving licence, it is meant to provide you with all the information that you need to pass the practical driving test as well.
I always advice my pupils who have passed their theory test to continue to read the Highway Code, just to keep that driving theory fresh in the mind, making the driving lessons more fruitful, but most importantly giving you a better chance of passing the driving test first time.
The pass mark for the theory test is 43 out of 50 to be completed in 57 minutes. The HPT pass mark is
You might see the driving theory test as an un-necessary evil, but it is not that difficult to pass, especially if you use the right products to prepare. I recommend that you use Focus Media's software to prepare for the driving theory test