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Hazard Perception Test (HPT)

Hazard Perception Test

What is the Hazard Perception Test (HPT)?  

The HPT is a computer touch screen test that measures your ability to recognise and respond to risky situations that can potentially occur.


What is involved?  

The test shows film clips of traffic situations, where you will be required to touch the screen when there is an action to be made in response to a potential hazard.

For example, you would touch the screen when you are going to overtake, slow down or make a turn into a road. 

There are 15 film clips that you will need to respond to, and 2 additional practice questions before the test begins. 

Here is a practice test that is very similar to the actual HPT.



How should you prepare for the HPT?   

  • Complete the practice test over and over until you get all of them correct. There are 5 sets of questions available, each one having 7 questions. 
  • Read the Hazard Perception Handbook


Once you have finished the HPT  

From 20th November 2017, you will need to complete the Driving Test once you have passed the Hazard Perception Test. After this, you will get your P1 Licence.

Find out more information about the new licence conditions from 20 November 2017.


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Any further questions?

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