Hazard Perception Test
Some of us can spot a hazard and some of us can't!
So, what is Hazard Perception?
It's the ability to recognise, as early as possible, any
situation that might cause you to take appropriate action
And to take the appropriate actions, correctly and in
The basic actions are:
But this really is only a BASIC approach to the concept of
Put another way it's the ability to scan the
road ahead and behind and:
Identify potential hazards quickly
Anticipate the actions of others
Take the correct action early and safely
Why was this additional test introduced?
New drivers can take as much as two
seconds longer to identify a potential hazard
Your reactions as a new driver may
But a more experienced driver will identify
the hazard much earlier and might avoid a
How is the test conducted?
You'll be shown a series of video clips involving motor
vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists
You'll need to identify potential hazards accurately
within a certain time frame
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