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You must pass the UK theory and hazard perception tests before you can apply for your UK practical driving test. So passing your theory test in good time will mean that you don’t need to delay your driving test just because you have not passed your theory test.
A question we are often asked is should the learner driver take and pass theory test prior to starting driving lessons? Well this depends on a number of factors, such as whether you will be learning over a period of time or taking an intensive driving course. Ideally i would suggest starting driving lessons and then take and with our help and advice pass your DVSA theory test. By revising for your theory test while taking lessons you will be better able to understand many of the subjects. The result is you will be more likely to pass your theory test first time.
Official DVSA Theory Test pass rates.
Changes to the UK theory test since its inception in 1996 have led to pass rates falling according to new official figures.
2007-08 65.4% 2008-09 65.4%. 2009-10. 63.8%
2010-11. 63.1% 2011-12 60.8%. 2012-13. 59.1%
2012-13 59.1% 2013-14 51.6%
Theory Test price reduction. Yes a price actually going down!
Theory tests costs fall from 1 October 2014.
The fee for car and motorcycle theory tests will fall to £25 for tests taken from 1 October 2014. Theory test fees for other categories of vehicle will also be reduced at the same time.
The changes apply to theory tests taken from 1 October 2014. You can book tests for this date onwards from 20 August 2014.
Please note you’ll have to pay the old fee if you choose a test date before 1 October 2014.
DSA now DVSA.
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) & Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have now merged to form the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
The Theory Test Explained.
The theory test is designed to test the learners knowledge across a variety of driving related topics. The theory test comprises 50 multiple choice questions and you must achieve a pass mark of 43 or above, within the 57 minutes available for you to complete and hopefully pass theory test.
How To Pass Theory Test Tip: Make sure you take both parts of your driving licence (photo ID and the paper counterpart) with you when you go for your theory test. If you don’t have both parts of your licence you won’t be allowed to take your theory test and your will lose your £31.00 test fee!
There are 14 topics that the test questions are taken from these are: Alertness, Attitude, Documents, Hazard awareness, Incidents, Motorway rules, Other types of vehicle, Road and traffic signs, Rules of the road, Safety and you vehicle, Safety margins, Vehicle handling, Vehicle loading, Vulnerable road users. In total there are around 1000 questions.
However the good news is if you learn one fact or figure this will often mean you can answer numerous question using that one fact!
There is a good mix of questions including facts and figures, plus more common sense questions and photos/pictures of different situations or signs etc.
If you study using the excellent products below you should have no problems.
The UK Hazard Perception Test Explained.
The hazard perception section of the theory test uses 14 video clips, 13 of which have 1 developing hazard and 1 video clip has 2 developing hazards. You score points by clicking the mouse button when you see a developing hazard. If you judge when to click correctly you will score 5 points per clip, down to 1 point if you click a bit late. Click too early or too late and you score nothing! The pass mark (2014) is 44 out of a possible 75 marks.
The main problem tends not to be seeing the hazard, rather judging when to click for the developing hazard and understanding what is a developing hazard.
When is a hazard a developing hazard?
This is a very commonly asked question. The simplest way to think about the difference between a hazard and a developing hazard, is a developing hazard is a hazard that if you were driving you would need to take action to avoid. By take action we are looking at changing speed or possibly our position in the road. A hazard on the other hand is a situation that we need to see and consider but at the time is not requiring you to take any immediate action to avoid (even if in practice you may slow etc in case the hazard starts to develop).
How To Pass Theory Test Tip: Be ready the developing hazards are often at or very near the beginning of the clip. If you are not ready you may miss or be late clicking for the hazard, losing you points.
Book your theory test.
When booking your theory test we would strongly suggest only using the official website @ https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test
Need help with the UK Theory Test?
The DVSA offers assistance for various different needs, such as hearing or reading difficulties.
Someone who is deaf or has hearing difficulties can take the theory test in British sign language.
British sign language interpretation runs alongside the standard theory test questions and answers.
For anyone who does not use British sign language, an interpreter can accompany them to the theory test centre. Please note this needs to be arranged in advance through the theory test customer services section.
There is no extra fee from the DVSA for this.
Candidates who have dyslexia or other reading difficulties can ask for a voice over in English or Welsh .
You can also make a request to have more time for the multiple-choice section of the theory test. If you do need more time, you will need to send proof of your reading difficulty to the theory test booking customer services.
If you have any other special needs, please contact the DSA to discuss them prior to booking your theory test.
Telephone: 0300 200 1122 (English), 0300 200 1133 (Welsh)
Textphone: 0300 200 1166
Opening hours Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.
End to foreign language driving tests!
Driving test candidates will no longer be able to use foreign language voice overs and interpreters on their test from 7 April 2014.
The move, announced today (10 October 2013) by the new Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill, follows a public consultation.
Currently people can:
- take their car and motorcycle theory tests with a voiceover in 1 of 19 foreign languages
- use interpreters on theory tests and practical tests
This will stop from 7 April 2014.
Revising for the UK Theory Test.
I know we would all like to just turn up and pass the theory test without needing to revise. Unfortunately if you want to pass your theory test you really will need to revise properly.
There are a huge number of books and DVDs. We have only included what we believe are the very best theory test books and Dvd’s available and importantly our learners have told us have worked best for them.
Want to take a practice theory test to see what you know? Then click here to take a free practice online.
The Theory Test Facts & Figures Revision Cards.
2013-2014 UK version.
Designed and developed to help UK learners pass their theory test first time and in doing so save money on expensive tests.
As an DVSA Approved Driving Instructor myself I have often noticed that when practicing the theory test with my pupils, that one of the main areas they find difficult, is remembering all the facts and figures that can be asked. This could be a question about the different types of pedestrian crossings, or the reflective coloured studs found on motorways. Not forgetting the really obscure questions such as - the maximum specified fine for driving without insurance, or – road transport accounts for what percentage of all emissions? You really would struggle to guess this type of question and yes they are in the bank of questions used for the test.
This is why we have developed the Theory Test Facts & Figures Revision Cards. The cards cover areas such as Distances, lanes & markings, insurance, documents, emergencies, vehicle facts and much, much more.
“Thank you for the Theory Facts & Figures Cards, they are such a good idea and so simple to use” Katie, pass her theory test 1st time.
The facts and figures are set out in a factual easy to remember format, rather than in the question format used on the test.
This will enable the learner to use a learned fact to answer a number of different questions asked on the test (there are currently about 1000 different questions in the question bank). We have concentrated on pure facts and figures rather than trying to cover every possible question or subject, as we feel certain subjects cannot be covered in this format. You should therefore still study all the topics covered in the UK theory test.
“The Theory Test Facts & Figures Revision Cards were really helpful” William passed the Theory Test first time.
This excellent revision aid has been proven to really help learners remember the key facts and figures needed to pass the theory test 1st time. Remember by passing first time you will save yourself the £31 for another test.
“It was all the facts and figures that i was finding hardest to remember. The theory revision cards were great i used them on my phone and they really helped” Emily passed 1st time.
What are you waiting for click on the link below to get your copy today and be one step closer to passing your test.
The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone.
Rule 211: Motorcyclists and cyclists.
It is often difficult to see motorcyclists and cyclists, especially when they are coming up from behind, coming out of junctions, at roundabouts, overtaking you or filtering through traffic.
Always look out for them before you emerge from a junction; they could be approaching faster than you think. When turning right across a line of slow-moving or stationary traffic, look out for cyclists or motorcyclists on the inside of the traffic you are crossing.
Be especially careful when turning, and when changing direction or lane. Be sure to check mirrors and blind spots carefully.
Rule 163: Overtaking.
Overtake only when it is safe and legal to do so. You should
not get too close to the vehicle you intend to overtake
use your mirrors, signal when it is safe to do so, take a quick sideways glance if necessary into the blind spot area and then start to move out
not assume that you can simply follow a vehicle ahead which is overtaking; there may only be enough room for one vehicle
move quickly past the vehicle you are overtaking, once you have started to overtake. Allow plenty of room. Move back to the left as soon as you can but do not cut in
take extra care at night and in poor visibility when it is harder to judge speed and distance
give way to oncoming vehicles before passing parked vehicles or other obstructions on your side of the road
only overtake on the left if the vehicle in front is signalling to turn right, and there is room to do so
stay in your lane if traffic is moving slowly in queues. If the queue on your right is moving more slowly than you are, you may pass on the left
give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car (see Rules 211 to 213 and 214 to 215).
Remember: Mirrors – Signal – Manoeuvre.
The Official DSA Complete Theory Test Kit – 2013 edition
The new updated 2013 edition, now with more help and advice for learner drivers wanting to pass their UK Driving Standards Agency Theory Test.
The Official DSA Complete Theory Test Kit includes case studies covering the multiple choice part of the theory test and hazard perception revision. The test kit includes The Official DSA Theory Test for Car Drivers DVD-ROM and The Official DSA Guide to Hazard Perception DVD. Written by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).
Every official revision question and answer.
Included in The Official DSA Theory Test for Car Drivers DVD-ROM. With full DSA explanations of the answers, these revision questions are very similar to the questions you will get in your actual test and cover the same topics. Each question includes references to the official source material (The Official Highway Code, Know Your Traffic Signs and The Official DSA Guide to Driving – the essential skills) where you can learn more to help you understand the answers – all the questions are taken from the information in these books.n
How To Pass Theory Test Tip: Its always tempting to leave studying until the last moment, but from experience with our own pupils those who start their study well before their test tend to be much more likely to pass 1st time.