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Theory Test

Before you can take the practical driving test you must pass both parts of the sixty minute theory test at the same sitting. The nearest local test centres are in Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.

The first part of the test is a series of forty-five multiple choice questions, followed by a brief description of a driving situation (a case study) about which a further five multiple choice questions will be asked. There are many web sites offering free practice tests, and there are lots of books, DVD's and CD-ROM packs available to help you get ready for this part of the test. You can find some of these listed on the Resources page. The pass mark for this part of the test is 43 out of 50.

The second part of the test is about Hazard Perception. You will be presented with fourteen video clips which contain fifteen developing hazards - one clip contains two hazards to make sure you're paying Quote from Ali's thank-you cardattention! Developing hazards refers to anything which may cause you to slow down or stop or take evasive action. As soon as you spot the hazard you must click the mouse to register that you have seen it. Depending on how quickly you respond to the hazard you will be awarded between 5 and 0 points. To pass you must get 44 out of 75.

At Smartdrive we'll happily book your test for you - we don't charge a booking fee so all you pay is the cost of the test itself, currently £23.00.

It's a good idea to take the test within 6 - 8 weeks of starting your driving lessons as the theory practice will help your early practical lessons. If you leave it too late you may find that you're ready for the practical test but we can't book it as the system won't allow it without a theory pass!

Theory knowledge is mostly developed through home study, but if you are having any difficulty or are unsure why a question is answered in a certain way we will be pleased to discuss it in the car on your next lesson.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Theory Test feel free to get in touch by phone, text or email.