Hazard Perception test

Hazard perception test is a part of the driving theory test. Here you can find some very important information for practicing hazard perception test.

What is hazard perception?

The hazard perception test has been part of the theory test many years. Hazard perception test makes up the second half of driving theory test and involves the learner watching a series of video clips and giving their answer when they notice a hazard.

All the hazard perception clips are computer generated animations. This means that the video clips are made using computer and not filmed in the real environment.


Common potential hazards which may develop in the clips includes:

  • Hidden Road Junctions and turns
  • Vehicles changing/merging lanes
  • Pedestrians exiting vehicles, crossing the road
  • Pedestrians or cyclists crossing the road
  • Weather Conditions
  • Road surfaces
  • Vehicles emerging from side roads, parking places or driveways
  • Junctions and roundabouts
  • Large vehicles moving over to your side of the road
  • Horse riders