Introducing our Guides to the Theory Test Topics

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The theory test is often overlooked by learners in favour of the (seemingly) more daunting practical — but not only is it the first step to getting your full driving licence, it’s also critical for helping you drive well. Only when you know the ins and outs of the driving rules will you be competent enough to hit the roads solo.

The key to nailing your theory is getting to know which topics you need to revise, and then practicing until you can practice no more. And, since we’re here to help you throughout your learning to drive journey, that starts with resources to support your theory test revision. Have a read of our guides to each topic, which gives you both an overview of the subject, and specific example questions to test your knowledge.

There are 14 theory topics in all; revise them little and often, and you’ll soon get to grips with each one. Once you’re confident on these, it’ll be time to take your test—and all your hard work will no doubt pay off. Here goes:

– Alertness

😀 – Attitude

📄 – Essential Documents

☢️ – Hazard Awareness

🆘 – Incidents, Accidents and Emergencies

🛣️ – Motorway Rules

🚚 – Other Types Of Vehicles

🛑 – Road And Traffic Signs

🚧 – Road Conditions And Vehicle Handling

👮 – Rules Of The Road

🚗 – Safety And Your Vehicle

📐 – Safety Margins

📦 – Vehicle Loading

⛍  – Vulnerable Road Users

If in doubt, start with the Highway Code which contains all the rules of the road. Ready to test your knowledge? Try the official DVSA handbook or the AA theory test book. They both contain official DVSA questions with answers. Get stuck in to every question — they could show up on your test!

Looking for all our theory topic guides in one place? Here’s where to find them on our blog.

By Katie Scott

Katie grew up in the middle of nowhere, so knows the true value of getting behind the wheel. From the rules of the road to handy hints and tips, she'll give you the lowdown on all things driving. Always on the move, when she's not in the car, you'll probably find Katie darting around the squash courts or out running in the rainy British countryside.

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