After you have your provisional driving licence you will need to start thinking about taking your driving theory test.
The theory test consists of two parts; a multiple-choice section and the hazard perception section.
If you pass one part of the theory test, but fail the other, unfortunately you will fail the whole test, and need to take both parts again!
Once you have passed the theory test you can then apply to take your practical driving test.
Theory Test - Multiple Choice
The driving theory test is a series of 50 multiple choice questions to answer on a computer, you have 57 minutes to answer. The pass mark is 43 out of 50.
We would recommend using a theory test practice software or app to get used to the test.
Theory Test - Hazard Perception
The second part of the theory test is hazard perception. This part records your responses using a computer mouse button.
You'll be presented with a series of 14 video clips featuring every day road scenes. You respond by clicking the computers mouse button. In each video clip there will be at least one developing hazard, with one of the clips featuring two developing hazards.
To achieve a high score, you'll need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. You won't be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test, because on the road, you will only have one chance to respond to the developing hazard!
The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 44 out of 75.
You must bring your provisional driving licence with photographic identification to your theory test.