It’s vital that learner drivers can spot developing hazards and take appropriate action. It’s particularly important in more challenging conditions, and where the stopping distance is longer than dry roads.
In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads. In icy or snowy weather, it can be as much as 10 times greater.
The UK has some of the safest roads in the world, but we’re always looking for ways to make them safer.
These new hazard perception clips offer more realistic driving conditions to test a learner driver’s ability, preparing them for overcoming the real-life challenges they will face on the road – something that should benefit all road users.
Mark Winn, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Chief Driving Examiner, said:
DVSA’s priority is to help everyone through a lifetime of safe driving.
Every year too many people are injured on our roads by hazards frequently encountered by drivers and we are determined to do more.
We know the theory test helps saves lives, so we are using computer-generated imagery (CGI) clips to further improve road safety.
Practice apps and software are still relevant
Any products you’ve been using to help you practise the hazard perception part of the test are still relevant.
You do not need to have practised with clips featuring different weather conditions to take and pass the test.