Theory Tests Are Changing – New Hazard Perception Clips
New clips are being added into the Hazard Perception test to improve road safety – but what’s it all about?
On the 19th of November, UK theory tests were updated – the hazard perception part, to be precise. The hazard perception has been made up of CGI clips since 2015, if you didn’t already know, and they’ve just had 23 more added!
These clips have been added to illustrate diverse driving conditions. They show scenarios in conditions such as snow, fog, ice and rain. They also show night-time driving. The addition of these clips aims to make the test more realistic to improve road safety. Which sounds about right as, realistically, you’re going to be driving in more than just dry & sunny conditions in the UK.
According to The Department of Transport, 16,406 accidents (205 of those fatal) happen in rain, sleet, snow or fog. So, it’s only right that learners should be learning to spot hazards in such conditions.
It’s not just the car theory test that the changes will affect, though. The changes will also be applied to motorcycle tests from December 2019, and heavy goods/bus tests from January 2019.
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