The Hazard Perception Test is a part of the theory exam. It requires you to view 11 hazard video clips on the computer screen of approximately one minute each. You are required to watch these clips as if you were the driver. There will be 11 hazards to find -- one on each clip. The hazards could be vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, roadworks, mobile hazards, and animals.
Do not click more than 5-10 times per clip. (The most common mistake is too many clicks.)
You can score between 0 and 5 on each hazard.
Don’t click too much. Click (or touch the screen) only as soon as you see the hazard. But don’t wait too long. Click as soon as you notice a potential hazard -- it’s likely that it’ll turn into a developing hazard.
Watch 10 video clips. Click whenever you think you can see a developing hazard. Unlike the practice tests, here you can click anywhere on the video. For every click, you’ll see a flag icon appear below the clip. The speed at which you click the mouse button as a hazard develops will determine your score for that particular hazard clip. You only get points when you spot the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen.
A developing hazard is something that may result in you, the driver, having to take some action, like changing speed or direction. You only get points when you spot the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen.
This practice hazard perception test lets you experience how the actual test works. To give yourself the best chance of passing, take it several times. We recommend that you also use the official study materials such as the Highway Code, as well as our practice tests.