When it comes to your theory test practice, 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 exam. The big day will warrant your hard work and will be evident when you walk out of the theory test centre with a pass certificate.
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 parts 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 Margins
- Safety & Your Vehicle
- 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
When it comes to your theory test practice, it is really important to make sure you cover all of the aspects of the exam in your training schedule. Missing one section may result in you failing your theory test. It is important to make sure this does NOT happen to you. Learner POD has compiled a comprehensive training online theory course and an abundance of free training material which will help with your theory studies. Hop over to our YouTube channel to access lots of free resources and training videos.
- 1 Theory Test Practice – Safety & Your Vehicle
- 2 Safety & Your Vehicle – Car Maintenance
- 3 Safety & Your Vehicle – Parking On The Left
- 4 Safety & Your Vehicle – Child Restraints & Seatbelts
- 5 Safety & Your Vehicle – Valuables & Car Security
- 6 Safety & Your Vehicle – Planning A Journey
- 7 Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 1
- 8 Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 2
- 9 Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 3
- 10 Useful Links
Theory Test Practice – Safety & Your Vehicle
When it comes to training for your theory test, the ‘Saftey & Your Vehicle’ topic is a lengthy topic and does require a lot of general maintenance knowledge. Plan your studies and prepare for your training using this guide. For a thorough in-depth guide you can visit our online theory course here.
The topic of ‘Safety & Your Vehicle’ includes the following areas of training:
- Car maintenance
- Parking on the left
- Child restraints & seatbelts
- Valuables and car security
- Planning a journey
Safety & Your Vehicle – Car Maintenance
Doing basic car maintenance regularly will help keep you legal and safe when driving. You will use less fuel and will keep exhaust emissions to a minimum level, which helps the environment and reduces your carbon footprint on the planet. During this section of the theory training syllabus, you will learn about the following topics.
You must check the following regularly:
- Lights – brake lights, indicators, reverse lights, full beam, main beam and fog lights.
- Brakes – foot brakes and parking brakes
- Steering – power steering
- The exhaust system
- Window washers & wipers, and demisters – front and back.
You must check these are all working properly and correctly on a regular basis and before taking any long journeys. It is imperative that all of these are checked as they may be needed or may cause confusion to other road users. If you drive through a muddy Ford, and mud gets sprayed on your windscreen, it is vital that you are able to clear your front windscreen of any mess to help you see the road ahead. Without this working – your safety, and that of other road users may suffer.
Safety & Your Vehicle – Parking On The Left
When it comes to parking, it is really important to not park on the left in places that may be illegal, inconvenient, and safe. Here is a list of places you should avoid:
- Someone’s driveway
- On bends & brows of hills
- Within 10 metres of a side road
- Opposite a side road – blocking a junction
- On pedestrian crossings
- On zig zags
- On double or single yellow lines dependent on times of day
- On red routes
- Where no stopping or no parking road signs are displayed
- Entrances to buildings, private property, hospitals, and Dr’s surgeries.
Safety & Your Vehicle – Child Restraints & Seatbelts
Young infants & children aged from 3 to 12 years, or up to 1.35 metres in height MUST use a suitable child restraint. If a suitable restraint isn’t available in the rear seat of the car, then children aged 3 – 12 MUST use an adult seat belt.
All drivers are responsible for any passengers under the age of 14 & should make sure they wear appropriate restraints whilst in the vehicle. Unless they are exempt to do so for medical or work reasons.
All persons aged 14 and above, and children over 1.35 metres tall (4ft 5ins), or 12 or 13 years: MUST wear a seat belt unless they are exempt for medical reasons.
Safety & Your Vehicle – Valuables & Car Security
Car stereos and other in-car entertainment systems are hot property when it comes to vehicle break-ins and theft. If you can, install a security-coded stereo to deter thieves, or a removable one so that you can take it with you will deter thieves from breaking into your vehicle.
*Any other electronic device, should be removed from the vehicle or hidden out of sight.*
You should not leave any valuables in your car. You should remove all valuables or lock them away out of sight in your boot or glove compartment. Don’t give anyone a reason to break into your car. You should NOT leave your vehicle documents in your car neither A thief would find it easier to sell the car on, if they had access to this kind of information.
Safety & Your Vehicle – Planning A Journey
You should NEVER leave your engine on if your car is unattended, and you should turn off your engine even if you are still with your vehicle. Reducing carbon emissions into the environment, not only helps the eco-system but saves you money by reducing fuel wastage and consumption.
Always switch off the engine before leaving your car. There are many vehicle watch schemes that you can join, you should contact your local crime prevention officer at your local police station to find out more details.
When embarking on a long journey, you should plan your route before leaving. Here are some tips that may help you:
- Looking at a map before you start your journey
- Using a sat nav. Set your sat nav before you start your car.
- Check for roadworks with a motoring organisation
- Use a route planner on the internet.
Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 1
Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 2
Theory Test Practice – Mock Test 3
Please visit the next section Safety Margins
Improving Fuel Consumption
Basic Car Maintenance