Theory test making roads safer
Since its introduction, the theory test has continued to contribute towards the government’s commitment to:
reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads
ensure safer journeys
How the test works
There are 2 parts to the theory test:
50 multiple-choice questions
hazard perception - a video test about spotting hazards on the road
You must pass both parts to pass the test. But not everyone passes their theory test first time. The pass rate for car drivers in 2015 to 2016 was 49.3%.
Questions on these topics are the most incorrectly answered:
road and traffic signs
rules of the road
Other topics include attitude, safety and your vehicle, and documents.