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How to Learn for the Test

There are a number of useful resources to help you to learn for the theory test. It's important that you not just learn the questions and answers, but that you understand why they are the correct answers. Recommended reading materials include:

The Highway Code

Know Your traffic Signs

The Official DSA Guide to Driving

The Official Theory Test Question Book.

The most helpful DVD for use with both the theory test questions and sample practice hazard perception clips is Driving Test Success by Focus Mutlimedia.


The easiest way to learn for the test is to practice the questions using an interactive DVD such as Driving Test Success. You can assess your progress and when you are consistently getting over 86% you will know that you are ready to take your theory test. The theory test pass mark is 43 out of 50 or 86%.

Most people learn for the theory test at the same time as learning to drive for their practical driving test with a driving instructor. You will learn a lot of things that are relevant to the theory test on your driving lessons, so it is usually best to learn for both at the same time. For instance your driving instructor will teach you that the zig zag lines at a pedestrian crossing mean that you may not stop within the zigzag lines or overtake the leading vehicle on approach. Similarly you will learnb that the answer to "what is the national speed limit on a single carriageway road" is 60mph.

Today's Theory Question Sample:

You are driving on a fast open road. The distance between you and the vehicle ahead should be:
a) 10 metres
b) Two seconds
c) Two car lengths
d) 10 car lengths