cannot apply for your practical driving test until you have passed the Theory
Test, so we would therefore advise you to start studying for the Theory Test
straight away. You cannot apply for the Theory Test until you have a
provisional driving licence, and you cannot take the test until you are 17 or
over. You don't need to have passed your Theory Test before starting your
driving lessons. Your lessons can start as soon as you are 17.
|The Theory Test is in two parts - a computer based multiple choice
question section and the Hazard Perception Test. Before starting the Theory
Test you will be allowed an opportunity to practice using the equipment. During
this time, staff will be available to help if you have any problems or
In the multiple choice section, questions will appear
on the computer screen one at a time and you select the answers simply by
touching the screen or clicking with the mouse. You can return to any of the
questions later and change the answers if you want to. There are 50 questions
in the test and you need to answer 44 correctly to pass. You are allowed 40
minutes for the test.
The second section of the Theory Test comprises the Hazard Perception Test.
This consists of 14 video clips which are viewed on the computer screen and
each of which shows typical road scenes. In each clip there will be a
developing hazard which you are required to identify by clicking a button on
the mouse. One of the clips will have two developing hazards. The earlier you
click on the developing hazards the more points you score. You must score at
least 44 out of a maximum 75 points to pass this part of the Test.
You will then be informed of your result at the end of the
If you have any special needs or difficulties with English then help is
available. You can choose to listen to the text being read in English through a
headset which should help those with dyslexia and other reading difficulties.
Twenty-one other languages are available.
Driving Standards Agency (DSA) recommends that you should study The
Highway Code, Know your Traffic Signs and The Driving
Manual. They also publish The Official DSA Theory Test for Car
Drivers which contains the total bank of over 1000 questions with advice
on why certain answers are correct. Interactive
CDROM's are also
available which allow you to test yourself before the exam.
|There are over 150 theory test centres throughout the
Bookings can be made over the phone with debit/credit cards by telephoning
0300 200 1122
or alternatively by sending in postal application
which are available at test centres.
If you would like to book a
driving lesson or any of our other courses, simply telephone the head office on
01582 413366. We will be pleased to help in any way we can.
HEAD OFFICE Talbot School of Motoring
Telephone 01582 413366