The theory test was introduced by the DVSA in 1996,it’s aim is to improve the safety of newly qualified drivers by making them think carefully about the right attitudes needed to drive safely on today’s busy roads and reduce the risk of accidents. The test is taken on a computer at one of the local DVSA centres. Southport’s theory centre is located at Gordon house, Leicester street, Southport, PR9 0ER. The theory test consists of 50 multiple choice questions, a minimum of 43 is required to pass and is only available in English. In 2002 the Hazard test was added, this tests hazard awareness perception skills, this part of the test is sat on completion of the theory test. You will be shown a short tutorial video clip about how the hazard perception test works then you will be shown 14 video clips which feature everyday road sense, in each clip there will be a developing hazard. To achieve a high score you must respond in the early stages of the developing hazard by clicking the mouse button. The pass mark is 44 out of a possible 75. You need to pass both the theory test and hazard test at the same sitting. The current cost for the theory and hazard perception test is £23. It can be booked via the internet, phone or post. Go to http://DVSA.online booking service. Ensure you use the official DVSA theory test booking website as there several other websites which will book your test for you but charge you a fee. We recommend buying the app called Theory Test 4 in 1 – Driving Test Success on IOS or Android for £4.99.
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