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Tips for Hazard Perception Test UK

Hazard perception test forms a second section of the theory test and must be passed at the same time. New drivers are disproportionately involved in accidents, especially in the first months after passing a driving test. It has been proven that drivers who have taken hazard perception test training have much better hazard perception test skills.

Why speeding is a bad idea?

Deciding what speed to drive at is a continuous process and can be a difficult judgment to make. THINK! has put together some tips to raise drivers' awareness of the dangers of driving too fast.

Driving too fast is bad driving

Drivers rightly think things like poor lane discipline (e.g: not getting into the right lane before a turn-off or roundabout, or failing to keep to the left when not overtaking on motorways and dual carriageways), failure to signal and driving too close are examples of poor driving.

Excessive speed is a criminal offence

"Excessive speed" means going over the speed limit. Doing this is a criminal offence and, if you're caught, it's likely to result in a fine and penalty points on your licence.

In most cases, you'll get a standard fine and licence endorsement. But more serious cases may result in you being taken to court.

Inappropriate speed is too fast

You don't have to be driving over the speed limit to be driving too fast.

"Inappropriate speed" means driving within the speed limit, but too fast for the road and traffic conditions. It includes approaching a bend or junction too fast, not negotiating narrow roads properly and overtaking where it's inappropriate.

Inappropriate speed can also be a factor in poor weather conditions and when driving at night. Choosing the appropriate speed is about judgement, most people think they get it right. Sadly the statistics show many get it wrong.