Hazard perception test 2017

Hazard perception test is the second part of the UK driving theory test in 2016. Here you can familiarise yourself with the content of hazard perception test and learn how to pass it successfully!

Hazard perception clips

Hazard perception part includes 14 video clips which are filmed from the perspective of a car driver. Each Hazard perception clip is one minute long. Learners have to indicate usually by clicking a mouse or touching the screen when they observe a developing hazard.

Each of the clips will include 1 developing hazard, and one will include 2 developing hazards. The sooner you react to a developing hazard, the more points you get.

Hazard perception test practice 

In January 2015, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency introduced new computer-generated imagery (CGI) clips that replaced the old filmed clips in the hazard perception part of the theory test.

You can practise the latest hazard test 2017 with the most recent DVSA CGI hazard perception revision clips here: Hazard test
It is highly recommended to practise hazard perception clips before going to the official theory test. Mistakes in hazard test are most common and usually become the reason of failure.  

The changes in the hazard perception test came due to the poor quality of the old filmed clips. The new hazard perception clips show the same situations as the old clips, but they have better image quality and include modern surroundings and vehicles. Watch the examples of hazard perception clips below.
From a practical perspective, the way the hazard perception test works has not changed. The main principles and the pass marks are the same.
Hazard perception clips feature everyday road scenes and contain at least one ‘developing hazard’, but one of the clips features 2 ‘developing hazards’. You should bear in mind that a ‘developing hazard’ is not merely something that requires your attention, but rather something that may result in you having to react to it by taking some action. 
Watch the YouTube videos below to get a better understanding of how hazard perception clips work. It is highly recommended to practise hazard perception clips before going to the official test. This way you can familiarise yourself with the typical content of hazard perception clip and get to know how to observe a hazard.


Watch this video to get a better understanding of the new hazard perception test:

You can find many Hazard perception testing clips from the Internet. Probably the best and most accurate test you can find here: hazard perception test.

Hazard Perception Test

License category Video clips Developing hazards Pass mark
Car and motorcycle 14 clips 15 44 out of 75
Lorry, bus and coach 19 clips 20 67 out of 100
Approved driving instructor Part 1 14 clips 15 57 out of 75


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