hazard perception revision

Once you have booked your driving theory test, you will probably start looking around for different revision materials you can use to learn everything that you need to in order to pass this test. Simply put, revision is the key to success when it comes to your theory test and the more effort you put into preparing and ensuring that you’re ‘test-ready’, the more likely you are to pass the first time around. 

You may find that some revisions books, DVDs, apps and software only help you to prepare for the multiple-choice part of the test and it can be easy to feel as though answering practice questions is enough to help you pass the whole test, but this isn’t the case. Hazard perception revision is so important and you should ensure that this is something you’re focusing on equally as much. If you’re wondering why, keep reading today. 

You need to pass both parts of the theory test

Even though the driving theory test is split into two parts; the multiple-choice questions and the hazard perception clips, you will need to pass both of these parts in order to get an overall pass. It is worth noting that should you fail either part, you will need to resit the whole test again in an attempt to pass second time around rather than just the part you failed. So, it is absolutely vital that you’re not overlooking hazard perception revision or you risk failing the theory test. 

It is essential to understand how this section of the test works 

The multiple-choice part of the theory test is fairly straightforward and easy to get to grips with, but this isn’t always the case with the hazard perception part. The first time people watch the hazard perception clips, they can get quite confused and they’re not really sure what they have to do. By taking some time to focus on hazard perception revision, you can prevent any panic when this part of the test starts and you can ensure you know exactly what you’re doing. 

You should become familiar with spotting developing hazards 

Unlike the first part of the test, you won’t be able to review or change your answers to the hazard perception part of the test, so it is important that you’re able to spot developing hazards straight away. This will give you the best possible chance of scoring full marks on each clip that you watch and, in turn, passing this part of the test. Simply put, it is your hazard perception revision that will get you used to looking out for any developing hazards. 

It is useful to have a better idea of what constitutes a hazard

The hazard perception part of the theory test is designed to test your ability to detect and react to a hazardous situation. Undertaking hazard perception revision enables you to understand exactly what a ‘developing hazard’ is and how this differs from a ‘potential hazard’. Throughout your revision, you will come across lots of different types of hazards that would require you to take action and this will help to prevent anything unexpected popping up during your test. 

You should try to get used to a little bit of pressure 

Lots of people feel very nervous on the day of their driving theory test and sometimes these nerves hinder their ability resulting in them failing the test. By doing hazard perception revision and, in particular, mock tests, you can prepare yourself for what it will be like on the day of your test and you can ensure you’re used to completing the hazard perception clips in test conditions. This will help to prevent your nerves from getting the better of you on test day. 

Completing a lot of hazard perception revision 

All in all, there really is no denying that hazard perception revision is just as important as multiple-choice question revision and you should ensure that you’re splitting your time between these two parts of the theory test. You can trust that you will thank yourself for getting used to the hazard perception part of the test when it comes to the day of your real test and this will likely make the difference between whether you pass or fail. 

If you’re looking for some good revision material that enables you to practice every part of this test, be sure to explore the BSL Theory Test website. We pride ourselves on providing learner drivers with absolutely everything they need to be able to easily and conveniently revise for their theory test. A huge percentage of people who have used our software have successfully passed their theory test the first time and you can rely on our software to help you ensure that you’re prepared for everything you might come across on test day.