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Driving Theory Test.

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Do i need to read the ENTIRE highway code? Or just the section for drivers...?


And out of curiosity, how much did people revise?
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
I was revisin about 5 times a day, both hazard and multiple choice q's.

I failed the first time i did it, but the second time i had 50/50 on q's and 56% on hazard.

Not sure what you mean about the highway code book though
#2
I just downloaded the PC application.

After about 5 hours on that, I passed with ease.
#3
Put it in the bog and flick through it when you're on the pot.
#4
Nooooo, that would be like reading the bible. It's way too much information to take in. What I used to do was flick through the book when I was on the toilet, and then once a night do a mock test on the CD.

When you pass your still learning how to drive, seeing signs you've never seen on the road and how other road users react.
#5
So do you not get tested on the highway code during your test? :\
#6
399out
So do you not get tested on the highway code during your test? :\


Theory test bit sitting in front of a PC - Yes
Practical test driving about in the car - not so much (they expect you to already know it)
#7
I revised only 3 hours for the test and no I didn't revise the highway code and passed first time, I think I got 48/50. It's all common sense.
#8
I studied the computer cd ,easy to use also used ds when I was travelling to work its a lot to take in but common sense needed in a lot of questions and its mulitple choice passed first time so worth studying.
#9
Do you need to read it all to pass your test? - No.
Do you need to read it all to know how to drive safely? - Yes.
#10
its not really something to just skim through - you need to learn all of it!!
I know it looks big, but actually most the theory books just contain every possible question that might come up - this includes up to 10 variations on the same question..
#11
what's a theory test? lol
didn't do one when i passed, although we just got asked a couple of q's by the examiner....
#12
i got the one for the pc and just did mock test after mock test
banned#13
Most of it is common sense and I've past it twice, had to redo for motorbike test.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/Signsandmarkings/index.htm
#14
Read it well - and get a copy of Driving The Essential Skills pub by the DSA - it's the book they take all the questions from, so the better you know the book, the easier the questions will be :D It' usually cheapest at Amazon.

Also have a look at SmartLearners it's an excellent website and full of useful info. Good luck :D
#15
I read through the whole book many times & passed, most of it's just common sense :)
#16
399out
So do you not get tested on the highway code during your test? :\


i have benn passed for over 5 years now, first passed when i was 17 and i haven't yet read the highway code, but i guess its common sense anyway i.e for instance giving way to buses etc
#17
very easy!
read if you have no knoweldge of road rules otherwise you'll be fine!
#18
MR1123
399out
So do you not get tested on the highway code during your test? :\


no, on the practical test they ask you a few questions, reading the number plate from a distance, where's the hazard light, they ask you to show that all the light is working, how deep should be the tire thread etc and the rest is driving

i have benn passed for over 5 years now, first passed when i was 17 and i haven't yet read the highway code, but i guess its common sense anyway i.e for instance giving way to buses etc
#19
Passed today! :D

No need to read the highway code.
Hazard perception was just using your own logic.
And for the actual theory part it helped to revise a few topics like road signs and vehicle handling.

Next step: THE PRACTICAL :D

Edited By: 399out on Sep 01, 2010 20:18: Spelling.

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