Hazard Perception Part 1

Rookie driver keyboardThe Hazard Perception Test follows on immediately after you complete The Theory Test.

The test consists of watching 14 video clips each lasting approximately 1 minute, and identifying 15 hazards.

(14 videos with 1 hazard and 1 video with 2 hazards).

Each video is filmed from the viewpoint of the driver, driving along the road.

As you watch each video you will see various “hazards”

eg. parked cars, side roads, driveways.

But the “hazards” that you will be scored on are all “Developing Hazards”

mouse-01for example seeing a child move across the pavement, behind a parked car and out into the road. This takes a few seconds to fully develop, and the earlier you click the computer mouse to show that you have seen a developing hazard the higher you score.

As each “hazard” takes a few seconds to develop the test is aimed to test not your reactions but your observation and anticipation.

Each “hazard” has a maximum score of 5 points if you identify it early, decreasing to 0 points if you identify it to late.

With 15 “hazards” the maximum possible score is 75 points and the pass mark for this exam is 57 points.