Tips For Passing Your Driving Theory Test
In this page you will find some useful
advices to help you to prepare and pass
your driving theory test.
Remember that you must pass both sections
of the test, the multiple-choice part and
the hazard perception part.
Please see the theory test explained section
The multiple-choice part
The best way to prepare for this part is to go through the whole question bank by taking one topic at the time.
By using this approach you will see that some questions are identical with identical answers but they are written in a slightly different form.
This should help you training training yourself to read each question carefully and not jumping straight to the answer.
After completing each topic make a note of the areas that you find difficult and always refer to the highway code.
By using the Theory Test Pro website provided by Brighton Marina Driving Lessons you will be able to practice a short or full session of questions.
Review and spend extra time on weak areas until the correct information are stored in your mind.
Take as many mock tests as possible to improve your confidence and and to get familiar with the system.
A good indication that you are ready is when you are fully confident with all the topics and you are able to answer correctly at least to the 90% of the questions.
Talk to your driving instructor to get advice on difficult topics.
Spend a little time every day to prepare for this part. Your brain is more likely to store information when it works on a certain subject more often.
The hazard perception part
The best way to prepare for this part is
without doubt developing your observation
skills either during your driving lessons
or whenever you sit in a vehicle as a
Look for clues that might indicate a
potential hazard ahead, these includes:
- Warning triangular signs
- Junctions, bends and roundabouts
- Pedestrians and cyclists
- Vehicles emerging from driveways and junctions
- Narrow roads with parked vehicles or roadworks (watch out for roadworks signs).
When you see a potential hazard click on the mouse and keep an eye on it.
If you see that the hazard develops click again and, to make sure that you didn’t click too early, click another time.
Note: when I say keep an eye on it that does not mean staring at the point only, keep scanning the whole screen as you would normally do when driving.
You are approaching a driveway and a vehicle is waiting to emerge, click on the mouse. As you get closer the vehicle start moving, CLICK NOW and after 1 second click again.
You spot a school warning sign before a bend:be alert.
After the bend you see a traffic controller at the side of the road (fluorescent jacket), click on the mouse. The traffic controller steps in the road, CLICK NOW and after 1 second click again.
This way is still considered “acceptable clicking” and ensure that, if you click too early, you still don’t miss the highest score.
However if you click indiscriminately you will earn a zero for “clicking in an unacceptable manner”.