Found 31st Aug 2010
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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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

I just downloaded the PC application.

After about 5 hours on that, I passed with ease.

Put it in the bog and flick through it when you're on the pot.

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.

Original Poster

So do you not get tested on the highway code during your test? :\

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)

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.

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.

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.

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..

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....

i got the one for the pc and just did mock test after mock test

Banned

Most of it is common sense and I've past it twice, had to redo for motorbike test.

direct.gov.uk/en/…htm

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 It' usually cheapest at Amazon.

Also have a look at SmartLearners it's an excellent website and full of useful info. Good luck

I read through the whole book many times & passed, most of it's just common sense

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

very easy!
read if you have no knoweldge of road rules otherwise you'll be fine!

MR1123

no, on the practical test they ask you a few questions, reading the … 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 drivingi 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

Original Poster

Passed today!

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
Edited by: "399out" 1st Sep 2010
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