Davy's Driving School

Davy's Driving School - The Theory Test

The theory test is made up of two parts; a multiple choice section and a Hazard Perception test.

The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen computer and mouse. You will be asked 50-question multiple-choice test that are based on the Highway Code and other road safety issues.

To pass you must answer 43 or more questions correctly within 57 minutes. Questions are chosen at random from a bank of over 1,000 questions, and you answer by touching the screen. During the test you have the option to skip questions and return to them later.

The hazard perception test records your responses to developing hazards through the use of a computer mouse. Immediately after your theory test, you’ll watch a series of 14 one-minute video clips, each showing potential hazards involving road conditions, pedestrians or road users.

There are 15 hazards to identify and you can score up to 5 points on each one, depending on how quickly you identify them. You need to score 44 out of 75 to pass.

You’ll need to pass both parts to successfully complete your theory test. If you pass one part and fail the other, you’ll fail the whole test, and will have to take both parts again.

The Practical Driving Test