Theory test

Theory test - are you ready?

cartoon It's all very well looking at lots of multiple choice questions, but do you really know your triangular signs from your round ones? Or your stopping distances in the wet and dry?
If you're ready for your theory test you should be able to answer most of these questions.
If you do get stuck you can click the question to reveal the answers:

In an automatic car, what is "kickdown" used for?

What is a Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN)?

What do these two road signs mean?

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How much room should you leave between your car and the car in front of you?

What is the legal minimum depth of tread for car tyres?

At night, which side of the road can you park on?

If the overhead signs show a red cross over every lane on a motorway what action should you take?


How far back should you place a warning triangle from a broken down car?

You break down on a motorway, and you have your dog in the car with you. Where should the dog wait while you are waiting for the breakdown service - in the car or outside with you in a safe place?

What does "Third party" insurance cover?

You want to turn right at the end of a one way street. Which lane should you position your car in?

At what age does your car require it's first MOT certificate?

When parking at night when must you leave your parking lights (side lights) on?

Why are these two road signs a different shape to all the others?

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What do two solid unbroken white lines in the centre of the road mean?

Your insurance has a £250 excess. What does this mean?

You are following a horse rider, who is approaching a roundabout. They are in the left lane. Which direction should you expect them to go at the roundabout?

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Hazard Perception Test - CGI Improvements

Early in 2015 the quality of the videos used in the Hazard Perception Test will be enhanced by using GCI graphics. Take a look a this video which explains in more detail:

Theory test quizzes

Here is a site with (what looks like) up to date theory questions:

Traffic signs - free book


Know Your Traffic Signs - free downloadDownload this useful guide to traffic signs.

Alternative link

Theory test apps for your phone or tablet

There are loads of apps out there for your phone or tablet. I've used these ones from Focus Multimedia which are very low cost, work very well on my Android phone, and have free versions to try before you buy:

Focus Multimedia Android apps


Don't want to leave out you Apple users:

Apple theory app          Apple hazard app

Hazard perception guide

Watch this useful guide to the hazard perception test:

Theory test guide - official video

Hazard perception information is at around 2 minutes 35 seconds in.

Theory certificate - lost it and can't book your test?

Find your lost theory test pass certificate numberYou need your theory pass certificate number when you book your practical test.

If you've lost the certificate, don't panic! You can find the number here: certificate number finder

You'll need to know your driving licence number and date of birth.

Foreign language driving tests to end

At the moment, candidates can take the theory test in one of 19 foreign language voiceovers, and use interpreters on theory tests and practical tests. This will stop from 7 April 2014. Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, said:

"We want to make sure that all drivers have the right skills to use our roads safely and responsibly. One area where we can help ensure this is by requiring all test candidates to take the test in English or Welsh, the national languages. This will help to ensure that all new drivers will be able to understand traffic updates or emergency information when they pass their test. It will also help us to reduce the risk of fraud by stopping interpreters from indicating the correct answers to theory test questions."

Read more here

Theory tests - official practice questions

There are two official practice theory tests available online - click the link below:

practice theory test






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