When it comes to training for your theory test, it is important to plan your practice sessions and training to become more equipped with learning everything there is to know for your theory test.
Here at Learner POD, we have compiled a comprehensive unique tutorial programme to help you on your way! We have an online theory training course that you can access here. The course consists of video tutorials with real-life footage road footage explaining the many part of the theory exam. Alongside the course, you will also have access to our member’s area and a safe group to share, discuss and motivational support for your studies.
Here is a list of all the topics on the theory test exam:
- Safety and your vehicle
- Safety margins
- Hazard awareness
- Vulnerable road users
- Other types of vehicle
- Road conditions and vehicle handling
- Motorway driving
- Rules of the road
- Road and traffic signs
- Essential documents
- Incidents, accidents and emergencies
- Vehicle loading
It is important to make sure you study each topic and go over any troublesome areas before attempting your theory test. You should also make sure that you practice some mock tests before doing your theory test.
- 1 Theory Test Practice – Attitude Section
- 2 Alertness – Giving Priority To Emergency Services/Buses
- 3 Alertness – Consideration & Courtesy To Other Road Users
- 4 Alertness – How To Follow Other Road Users Safely
- 5 Alertness – Being Seen By Other Road Users
- 6 Attitude Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 1
- 7 Attitude Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 2
- 8 Attitude Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 3
- 9 Useful Resources
Theory Test Practice – Attitude Section
When it comes to your theory practice it is important to include all of the topics in the theory syllabus. Above are all of the topics you will need to study in order to practice for your theory test. The attitude section addresses the following topics:
- Giving priority to emergency services
- Consideration and courtesy to other road users
- How to follow other road users safely
- Being seen by other road users
Alertness – Giving Priority To Emergency Services/Buses
When it comes to buses, you should try and give way to buses pulling out of bus stops, as long as this is safe to do so. Bus lanes are in place to allow buses to freely move between traffic during certain times of the day. Be sure to look out for road signs detailing information on bus lanes and times of operation.
Sometimes you will encounter emergency services. It is important to be able to identify when they are approaching you and to be alert at all times. Very often, slowing down and moving to your left will allow emergency vehicles through traffic, however, this may not always be the case. Dependent upon your situation you should respond safely and in a timely manner.
Alertness – Consideration & Courtesy To Other Road Users
You should always be considerate of other road users. Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders have the same rights to be on the road as you do. You should avoid driving competitively. Driving is not a race and you should always drive with due care and attention. You should always be tolerant of other road users and expect a certain level of bad driving. This is called ‘defensive driving.’
Not everyone obeys the rules of the road, but if a pedestrian crosses the road just as you’re about to turn, slow down and give way patiently and do NOT show aggression to the pedestrian. Likewise, if a car pulls out of a junction too early and makes you slow down – do NOT show aggression, be aware, and do NOT give or show any negative behaviour. Adopting a healthy attitude towards driving will in-turn increase healthy habits on the road.
Alertness – How To Follow Other Road Users Safely
Driving too close to another vehicle is called tailgating. This is particularly dangerous because:
- It is intimidating & distracting to the vehicle in front.
- If the vehicle in front needs to stop suddenly, you may run the risk of being in an accident!
Driving too close also means you will not be able to see much of the road ahead of you (especially when behind larger vehicles). Make sure you drop back and get to a safe stopping and following distance.
Stopping Distances & The Two-Second Rule
When it comes to separation distances: you should always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. You should give these separation distances:
In dry conditions – leave a 2-second gap
In wet conditions – leave a 4-second gap
In icy conditions – leave a 20-second gap
Alertness – Being Seen By Other Road Users
When it comes to other drivers it is important to show them what you are doing nice and early. This will help them plan their journey and in good time. Some subtle actions you can do to help other road users include:
- Road position – taking up an early road position will help other drivers plan their route around you.
- Signals – signalling your intention of turning early will help notify other road users. In turn, this will help them plan their journey!
When it comes to using your horn, you should only use it if there is imminent danger ahead and you need to inform other road users of your presence. When driving at night, it is advised to use your handbrake instead of your foot brake when waiting in traffic. As this won’t dazzle drivers behind you.
Sometimes when driving people apply signals to show annoyance. You should only flash your headlights to let other people know that you are there. Don’t flash others to show who has priority, impatience or to greet others!
Attitude Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 1
Attitude Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 2
Attitude Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 3
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