hazard perception test how to pass
Before you start the hazard perception test, you’ll be shown a video about how it works.
- feature everyday road scenes
- contain at least one ‘developing hazard’ – but one of the clips features 2 developing hazards
You have to pass the Hazard Perception Test to move from a learner’s permit to a P1 provisional licence.
- You can do the test at any Customer Service Centre. You must book first by calling 13 10 84. When you book you must give your learner’s permit number.
- You must pay a fee every time you take the test. You can pay the fee by credit card when you book, or by cash, debit or credit card if you visit a Customer Service Centre.
- You do the test on a computer, but you don’t need computer skills.
- The test checks your ability to deal with risky driving situations.
- You’ll look at film clips of real traffic situations. You’ll be asked to show what you would do in these situations.
- You can practice the test here on the My Licence website.
- If you fail the test you can take it again straight away if a spot is available.
The Hazard Perception Test (HPT) is a practical, computer-based test. To get an idea of what the test will look like and how you will interact with the touch screen you should not just rely on the 3 online simulations provided by the Department of Transport. Although these examples feature real traffic clips and instructions like the real test, they do not provide enough variety to effectively prepare you for the HPT.
This is the number one (and essentially only) resource to practically prepare for the HPT. You can find links to the practice tests and Driving Test WA commentary on the appropriate responses here.
Hazard perception skills are necessary for safe driving. The hazard perception test is used to assess a driver’s ability to see and respond to the hazards they will face when driving.
Once it’s available, you will be able to sit the hazard perception test from three months prior to your earliest P1 Assessment date.