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Part of becoming a good driver is being able to understand the roads, other vehicles, signals and signposts. To ensure our young drivers are ready for such a big responsibility and are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills required to drive safely, there is the Theory Test.
The Theory Test is made up of three multiple-choice parts, plus a separate hazard perception section. The questions in the multiple choice test very much depend on the vehicle you are applying to get a licence for, so if you are looking to drive a car the questions will be relevant to this. The hazard perception test, however, is fixed and there are no separate versions for different vehicles.
The questions are extensive and if you haven’t done your research, they will be sure to catch you out. You need to pass all sections of the test to ensure you don’t fail, and if you do fail one section you’ll have to re-take the other parts of the test too.
Because the theory test is so testing, there is a wide range of aids to helps you with your research. Make the most of these and you will have all the information you need to pass with flying colours!
The Highway Code is the most highly suggested reading material available to learners. This is because it contains the rules and legal requirements related to driving on roads in the UK. Familiarising yourself with these requirements ensures that you do not commit a criminal offence without knowing about it and also helps to significantly reduce potential road causalities.
DVLA books for learners are extremely easy to get hold of and are often sold by driving schools themselves. As the Vehicle Standards Agency, these driving test aids and learning resources are unsurpassed and contain officially licensed content, so you can be assured you’re getting the best information and education possible to help you pass your test.
DVD training is an interactive learning aid that is being utilised more and more by our young learners of today. There are plenty of different DVD training options out there to choose from, so why not check out some amazon reviews and see what those with a good pass rates say before deciding on one to order!
PC downloads are preferable if you don’t want to pay for resources, though there are also a few downloads you do need to pay for so watch out for this before you click install. The great thing about downloads is that they are more likely to be up to date with all the latest changes to the theory test, hazard perception and practical driving test.
YouTube videos are another great way to aid your driving education for free and can provide some realistic insights to what it’s like to drive, what to expect in a test and how to answer correctly.
Apps can be used on-the-go, so if you’re super busy but still need to study, you can do so using your smartphone or tablet. Apps educating on driving and theory tests often make use of the ability to use practice tests, using multiple choice questions. This allows learners to see their score and find out where they are going wrong, with the chance to re-start or re-try over and over again. After all, practice does make perfect!
E-books and kindles can also be used on-the-go, meaning that you never have to lug around study books to ensure you’re getting your daily dose of driving information!
What you put in is what you get out, especially when it comes to passing tests of this kind. Prepare ahead of time, use the best educational aids and absorb as much information as you can to give yourself the pass-rate you desire, and deserve.