Theory Test

While you’re focusing on perfecting your driving, it can be all too easy to overlook the importance of your theory test. But don’t be fooled—your theory test is just as important as your practical test, and it’s become a lot harder to pass in recent years. This means you’ll need to put in the time and effort to ace this crucial test. To make things easier for learners, we’ve created a dedicated theory test section with information about the theory test and hazard perception section. We’ll also include useful revision aids and guides to help you brush up on your knowledge, prepare, and pass.

Overtaking and Undertaking: What are the Rules?

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Ever heard that the biggest danger on the road is other drivers? That may well be true, but sometimes it’s good to remember that, to the rest of the general population, that actually means we’re the risk! So, when someone’s in our way, and we’re impatient to get past—we’ve got places to be, don’t you know?—it’s our responsibility to make sure we’re overtaking safely and within the guidelines of the Highway Code. There are rules on overtaking, not overtaking, undertaking,...

The Contraflow System: Everything You Need to Know

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Interpreting all the different types of road markings and signposts can be tricky, especially when you come across ones that aren’t very common. Chances are that the first time you ever heard of the contraflow system was when you were studying for your theory test—and it sounds like a lot to learn, right? Thankfully, it’s actually pretty simple to get the hang of. So, even if your theory test is tomorrow, you can still make sure you get those all...

Breaking News: Hazard Perception Test Now Includes CGI Clips

Important news from the world of driving! The hazard perception test has had a makeover. Everyone’s favourite part of the theory test now includes CGI clips of adverse weather and low light situations. Don’t get too excited—the DVSA isn’t using the latest technology to provide learners with a thrilling cinematic experience. The changes are actually intended to improve road safety and give a more well-rounded idea of the conditions to expect when driving in the UK. What’s new? The hazard perception...

Got Your Theory Test Tomorrow? 5 Last Minute Tips!

Before learner drivers can even think about booking their practical test, they must complete the first hurdle to learning to drive: passing the theory test. Some learners simply breeze through it; others find it a little trickier to get on top of all the revision. Through practice and hard work, though, you can get through the test and move on to the rest of your driving journey. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled a few handy last minute...

Understanding the National Speed Limit

The UK national speed limit sign on a country road

You’re driving along and a speed camera looms before you. There hasn’t been a speed limit sign for a while—and suddenly you realise you’re not 100% sure how fast you’re meant to be going. “What’s the speed limit?”, you ask your road trip buddy. “Oh, it’s the national speed limit”, they reply. All fine and dandy… as long as you know what that is. From studying for your theory test to road tripping around the UK, the national speed limit...

Top 5 Myths About the Theory Test

If you’re a learner, you’re sure to have heard plenty of driving advice from everyone from your parents to your friends to your next-door neighbour’s hairdresser. The trouble is that so much of what people claim about driving simply doesn’t stack up—and this is certainly true of a number of theory test myths. Here in this article, we’ll reveal the truth about the theory test, helping you to avoid some of the biggest mistakes candidates make and prepare to pass...

How Much Does the Driving Test Cost?

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Your driving course is coming to an end. You’ve started from the basics, covered all your advanced manoeuvres and have slowly progressed in terms of both skill and confidence. Now, there’s just one last obstacle to overcome before you get your hands on that full UK driving licence: the practical test. Unfortunately, the test doesn’t come for free. Yep, you’re going to have to pay to go through the stressful ordeal of taking your practical test. But how much, exactly,...

Review: Theory Test Pro

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Before learner drivers can book their practical test, they must first pass the theory test. For some learners it’s a walk in the park—no different to any other test they’ve taken in the past. For others, however, it can be a challenging roadblock to overcome. To pass, you have to face multiple choice questions and case studies revolving around knowledge of the road—and the Highway Code. Plus, there’s also the small matter of those tricky hazard perception clips. So, how do...

Introducing Theory Thursday

Theory Thursday

Many of the students who book a course with PassMeFast have already aced their theory test. Others, however, are still waiting to take it. Luckily, if you’re in the same boat, PassMeFast can book your theory test for you. This saves you time and hassle. Now, we’re also helping you save money. That’s because we’re introducing a new offer that gives you a free theory test: Theory Thursday! Theory Thursday is a new, monthly offer that we’re introducing at PassMeFast this...

Guide to Passing the Hazard Perception Test

Pedestrians crossing the road—a driving hazard

As we’re sure you’re aware, there are two parts to the theory test: the first are the questions themselves, and the second is the hazard perception test. This has been a part of the theory test since 2002, and is designed to prepare you for dealing with the wide range of risks that you’ll encounter when driving in real life. Many people consider the hazard perception test to be one of the most daunting obstacles on the path to getting a...