Theory test: cars

8. If you have a Safe Road User Award

You can take a shorter version of the theory test if you got a Safe Road User Award in the last 3 years. It’s called the ‘abridged theory test’.

You have to answer 35 multiple-choice questions instead of 50. The pass mark is 30 out of 35.

You’ll still be tested on 14 hazard perception clips.

Book the test

Book the abridged theory test by phone. You can’t book it online. You need:

  • your provisional UK driving licence number
  • your Safe Road User Award certificate number
  • a credit or debit card

DVSA theory test booking support
Telephone: 0300 200 11 22
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
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Learn to drive a car: step by step

  1. Step 1

    Check you're allowed to drive

  2. Step 2

    Get a provisional driving licence

  3. Step 3

    Driving lessons and practice

  4. Step 4
  5. Step 5
  6. Step 6

    When you pass

    You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.

    You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.