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The hazard perception element of the driving theory test is set for a major overhaul this year, that’s why has decided to provide some refreshing tips for passing the hazard perception part of the test.

The hazard perception aspect of the UK driving theory test monitors your ability to identify potential road hazards and respond to show that you understand what represents a hazard whilst driving.

Top tips from include:

* Don’t respond erratically – A spokesperson for said: “Simply clicking on the screen and ‘hoping’ to be correct is a method many young drivers adopt when trying to overcome the hazard perception test. However, this scatter gun approach leads to more mistakes than correct answers.”

The test is designed to assess your ability to identify a hazard at the precise moment a scenario becomes a hazard. For instance, consider a parked vehicle on the side of the road. Your initial reaction might be the vehicle is stationary and does not pose a hazard it is simply a parked vehicle. Should you respond to the vehicle at this point, you would not register any marks, but you would not lose any marks.

However, circumstances suddenly change and you notice that the car’s right hand indicator comes on, leading you to assume that the driver of the vehicle has an intention of pulling away, therefore the hazard is now developing and a response at this point would score marks.

Precise and measured responses are more likely to result in accuracy and a much higher score on the hazard perception test. Taking your time and assessing the whole situation presented before you means that you can make an informed choice of what constitutes a hazard.

* Remain focused – Don’t get distracted by every image in the clip, focus on what remains a clear and present danger in terms of road safety. Draw on your experiences from driving lessons and advice given by your instructor in order to respond accordingly to the situations presented before you in the hazard perception test.

* Practice – When out on driving lessons put your theory into practice, test yourself in the presence of your driving instructor. Furthermore, there are a number of online ‘mock’ hazard perception tests available, which provide the perfect opportunity for you to brush up on your hazard perception knowledge.

A spokesperson commented: “The value of revision should not be underestimated, unfortunately a large number of drivers, young drivers in particular, take the test assuming that they already ‘know it all’, they are often left disappointed when,

having done so well on the multiple choice part of the UK driving theory test, they fail the hazard perception element and as a result fail the whole theory test.”

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