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I'm fine with the driving, the questions but the hazard part is throwing me. I keep scoring low, yet spot hazards when I'm actually driving. I bought an app but to be honest I don't find that much use… Read More
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8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
I'm fine with the driving, the questions but the hazard part is throwing me. I keep scoring low, yet spot hazards when I'm actually driving. I bought an app but to be honest I don't find that much use, it has 14 video's but once I've done them once my brain remembers where the hazard is so I'm not learning or gaining any more. Any advice from People that have recently took this or know somebody that has will be greatly appreciated. x
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8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
I have just recently taken mine as doing my DAS for a motorbike.

If you haven't already, watch the video at the start as this explains in more detail and what to watch out for which I found very helpful.
I have been driving for 14 years, and back in my day I never had to do the Hazard Perception so I was worried I might fail this part, but luckily I didn't.

When you spot a 'developing' hazard, click the mouse once then a second later, click it again.
Will give you some margin to get the points.
You can click on other potential hazards, but you won't get points for these, however, don't click too many times.

I found that on most clips, I only clicked 4-5 times on each one
Just keep an eye out as the video plays for anything that would cause you to take drastic action while driving, i.e. speeding car approaching a junction, people walking out in the road which would be classed as a developing hazard as it will cause you to take action immediately.

Also keep an eye in the distance, for say ambulances, cars indicating...

Best of luck with it! :)
#2
birdyboyuk
I have just recently taken mine as doing my DAS for a motorbike.
If you haven't already, watch the video at the start as this explains in more detail and what to watch out for which I found very helpful.
I have been driving for 14 years, and back in my day I never had to do the Hazard Perception so I was worried I might fail this part, but luckily I didn't.
When you spot a 'developing' hazard, click the mouse once then a second later, click it again.
Will give you some margin to get the points.
You can click on other potential hazards, but you won't get points for these, however, don't click too many times.
I found that on most clips, I only clicked 4-5 times on each one
Just keep an eye out as the video plays for anything that would cause you to take drastic action while driving, i.e. speeding car approaching a junction, people walking out in the road which would be classed as a developing hazard as it will cause you to take action immediately.
Also keep an eye in the distance, for say ambulances, cars indicating...
Best of luck with it! :)
Thank you I feel sick with worry! x
#3
louisebarker
birdyboyuk
I have just recently taken mine as doing my DAS for a motorbike.
If you haven't already, watch the video at the start as this explains in more detail and what to watch out for which I found very helpful.
I have been driving for 14 years, and back in my day I never had to do the Hazard Perception so I was worried I might fail this part, but luckily I didn't.
When you spot a 'developing' hazard, click the mouse once then a second later, click it again.
Will give you some margin to get the points.
You can click on other potential hazards, but you won't get points for these, however, don't click too many times.
I found that on most clips, I only clicked 4-5 times on each one
Just keep an eye out as the video plays for anything that would cause you to take drastic action while driving, i.e. speeding car approaching a junction, people walking out in the road which would be classed as a developing hazard as it will cause you to take action immediately.
Also keep an eye in the distance, for say ambulances, cars indicating...
Best of luck with it! :)
Thank you I feel sick with worry! x
Are most of them quite obvious? Someone mentioned slippery leaves for example would be a hazard but i'm not sure I'd pick up on things like that?
#4
Don't worry! I took mine last year and did fairly well on the hazard perception - the simulation you get on the test is so much more realistic, and the hazards easier to spot, than on the practice videos. That said, I highly recommend buying the "Driving Test Success" PC disc (published by Focus.) This was what my instructor gave me; as well as an endless variety of theory questions (several of which actually came up in my test!) and a progress tracker and lots of other features, there are masses of live-action hazard perception videos with a very helpful introduction showing you what to look out for. On the test I just clicked when I saw a potential hazard, and clicked again each time it changed, and I did well enough to pass. They are so much easier to spot on the test, but I do recommend the disc, as well as practising on a screen bigger than a phone! Good luck!
#5
Best advice I can give is don't think too much - like the slippery leaves as said above. This test is designed to be basic, for people without much experience. Dont look too much into it for things like leaves - look for cars pulling out, signs warning for an oncoming junction or bend. It's basic.
Don't worry yourself sick - worst case scenario, you'll have to do it again. No one dies! :-)
#7
ktm666
Best advice I can give is don't think too much - like the slippery leaves as said above. This test is designed to be basic, for people without much experience. Dont look too much into it for things like leaves - look for cars pulling out, signs warning for an oncoming junction or bend. It's basic.
Don't worry yourself sick - worst case scenario, you'll have to do it again. No one dies! :-)
lol okay thank you xx

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