Dsa theory test
Car Theory Tests Explained.
Before you are permitted to book a driving test, you must have passed a computer based car driving theory test at a DSA approved centre
To book your theory test call 0800 1 777 149
The driving theory test itself is split into two parts. The first part is a multiple choice question and answer test while part two is the hazard perception test. In order to pass the theory test sucessfully you must pass both parts of the examination at the same time.
If you pass the theory test but then fail the hazard perception test, or visa-versa, you will need to sit BOTH parts of the examination again.
Theory Test - Multiple Choice.
Before the muliple choice test begins you will be given instructions which will explain exactly what you need to do. You will be given the choice of having a practice session or given the option of going straight into the test. When you begin a question will appear on your computer screen along with several possible answers.
The objective is to select the correct answer, however some questions may need more than one answer. As you go through your questions you do have the opportunity to "FLAG" any questions that you are not sure of or may wish to come back to later.
Some of the theory test questions can be given as a case study. This may be in the form of a short story that five questions may be based on, or focus on real life examples and experiences that you may encounter whilst driving.
To pass this part of your driving theory test you are allowed 57 minutes and must score a minimum of 43 out of 50.
You may then have a break of upto three minutes before your hazard perception test begins.
Hazard Perception Test.
The hazard perception test is all about watching video clips and spotting developing hazards. A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some kind of action almost unexpectedly, changing speed or direction (in other words, slam your brakes on, or swerve).
A developing hazard does NOT include traffic lights or parked cars because you should be anticipating the traffic lights changing and so be prepared for it. As for parked vehicles, if there is no one in them or about to walk between them, this will not make you jam your brakes on or swerve. So DONT click it!!
These video clips will feature everyday road scenes and will contain at least ONE developing hazard, however one clip will contain TWO developing hazards. Just to keep you on your toes!
One of the main differences of this part of the driving theory test is that you won't be able to review your answers at the end, so if you try and outwit the computer by repeatedly clicking or rythmically clicking in a set pattern, then you will get a message at the end of that clip saying you scored zero for it.
However on average you can click approx 8 or 9 times before it freezes you out of the clip.
In effect, what you are looking for is not the traffic lights or the parked car, but for instance, the man walking quite briskly along the pavement towards a pedestrian crossing; and while a bit of a distance from the crossing, he glances over his shoulder to look in your direction, to the traffic approaching from behind. Then, just before he reaches the crossing, he suddenly darts across the road almost cutting diagonally across the crossing missing the first 3/4 of the crossing but just getting onto it at the opposite pavement.
The point to start clicking was as soon as you saw him start to glance over his shoulder.
The key to passing the hazard perception test is to constantly think "what if"?
I've seen him glance what if he crosses? Will I have to brake or swerve? Yes? THEN CLICK two or three times.
To pass the DSA hazard perception test you need to score a minimum of 44 out of 75.
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