You have to pass your theory driving test before you take the practical test. This is a very important part of learning how to drive. As you head to the practical test, you will have to display that you can apply what you learnt from the theory test while driving on the road. There is so much to learn about the rules of the road as you prepare for the theory test. You will have higher chances of passing your exam if you prepare well. It will also save you a lot of money and time you will need to retake the test. The theory test has two parts which include the multiple choice section and hazard perception.
- How to Prepare for the Multiple Choice Test
The questions from multiple choice tests comes from three main books. These include the know your traffic signs, the official DVSA Guide on Driving 1.e the essential skills, and the Official Highway Code. You need to use these three resources in preparation. There are so many resources on the market that have practice questions. However, don’t struggle on cramming the answers without understanding the concepts. You can get most of the preparation from official publications. You can get them from the official DVSA Learning zone of several online shops.
You can get exposure to handling multiple choice questions by practicing online. The topics that multiple choice questions cover include vehicle loading, accidents, incidents, and emergencies, traffic and road signs, rules of the road, motorway driving, vehicle handling and road conditions. The other aspects include safety margins, attitude, alertness, your vehicle and safety, vulnerable road users, hazard awareness, and other types of vehicles.
There are several tips that will help you in learning what you need to know for this test. The first thing is to link what you are learning to your personal experiences. For instance, think of where you saw a particular road sign and let it remind you what it means. Also, use mnemonics (stories or sayings that will assist you remember something). Practice the format of the questions and also know all the required information. Use self-assessment questions and practice tests to know how the questions are asked. You also need to plan your studies well and get assistance from your family members and friends who have gone through the same experience. Ask as many questions as possible and also share their learning experiences.
- How to Prepare for the Hazard Perception Test
This section will make sure that you can identify to hazards that happen while driving and respond appropriately. You can prepare for this section while on the road with your instructor. You can also get and official DVSA Guide to this section in the form of an interactive DVS-ROM. You can subscribe to it from the official learning zone of DVSA.
The test has 19 clips and each of them is from the perception of the driver. Make sure you spot the developing hazards in each film. These incidences will require the driver to take some form of action like changing the direction or speed. These tips will help you to prepare for the driving test theory.