The Touch Screen Theory Test
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Since 4th January 2000, all driving theory tests have been conducted using a computer screen. No more paper, all you have to do is select the answers by simply touching a computer screen for the multi choice element of the test and clicking a mouse button for the second element of the test called the Hazard Perception test (HPT).
The HPT was introduced on 14th November 2002.
The 'touchscreen' system has been carefully designed to make sure it is easy to use.
You will have a practise session lasting up to 15 minutes to get used to the system before starting the actual theory test.
Staff will be on hand to help you if you have any difficulties in using the new system.
The screens are easy to read. Only one question will appear on the screen at a time and you will be able to move backwards and forwards through the questions.
You will also be able to go back to any questions which you want to look at again, and you should be able to change any answers.
You will receive the test results before you leave the test centre.
The following points may help you:-
Read each question carefully and note how many answers are required.
Answer the easy ones first and come back to any you find more difficult.
When you think you've finished check through all your answers again, just in case!
After the multiple-choice element, you may have a break of up to 3 minutes before the hazard perception element starts. The hazard perception element will consist of 14 video clips, which will feature real road scenes and developing hazards of various types such as vehicles and pedestrians. There are a total of 15 scoreable hazards in the test. Thirteen clips will contain one scoreable hazard and one clip will contain two scoreable hazards.
You can find some Examples of the a Mock hazard test
You can now obtain software for your PC which has an interface as much like the actual test. Visit our software page to find out more.