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Theory Test Training Carlisle

Why do we have a theory test?

The Theory Test for learner drivers was first introduced by the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) in July 1996. It’s main purpose is to better prepare provisional licence holders for driving on today’s demanding roads and all of the responsibilities that come with being a full licence holder.

The Hazard Perception Part

Since it’s introduction the test has been updated several times, and now includes the Hazard Perception Test, which will test candidates on their awareness to hazards and ability to react appropriately when driving in Carlisle or anywhere else for that matter.

Buyers Beware of Costs

A car theory test costs £25 and the car practical test normally costs £62. Always book your theory test either through your driving instructor or go directly to he Direct Gov website. Beware of companies who charge booking fee’s where some are very high when you can go direct.

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Practical driving test mock exam

The Theory and Hazard Perception Tests are taken during the same exam and both must be passed to be awarded a pass.

Before the test starts you’ll be given instructions on how it works. You can choose to do a practical session to get used to the layout of the test. At the end of the practice session the real theory test will begin.

The tests will be completed on a touch screen computer. The questions will have several answers, and some questions will require more than one answer, to select an answer you will need to touch the screen or click the mouse. You can move between questions and ‘flag’ any questions that you are not sure of, so you can come back to them later.

Some questions will be given a case study. The case study will:-

1) Show a short story that 5 questions will be based on.
2) Focus on real life examples and experiences that you could come across when driving.
From the 3rd September 2007 you will need to answer 50 questions and you have up to 57 minutes to complete the test.

To pass the theory test, you will need to correctly answer 43 out of the 50 questions set.

After you have completed the theory test you will have up to a 3 minute break before the Hazard Perception Test starts.
Facilities are available for the test to be taken in a variety of languages other than English, together with assistance for individuals with hearing and reading difficulties. If assistance is required, this should be requested at the time of booking your test.
If you require any assistance with the Theory Test, I can help you with some theory training too at our standard hourly rates.

CGI makeover for theory test

The hazard perception part of the driving theory test is set to be updated with computer generated imagery (CGI) from early next year.
Filmed video clips are currently used to test candidates’ reactions to developing hazards on the road. The scenarios in these clips are still relevant, but the image quality isn’t as clear or defined as modern digital technology allows.
The first new clips show the same situations as the filmed clips, but are clearer on the screen and include updated vehicles, roads and surroundings to reflect modern day driving.
Reflects the realities of modern day driving.
DVSA Chief Executive, Alastair Peoples, said:
“Using CGI clips in the hazard perception test will allow us to present clearer, more up to date situations, ensuring the test fully reflects the realities of modern day driving.”


DVSA worked with Nottingham University’s Accident Research Unit to trial the CGI clips. Research Fellow, Dr Peter Chapman, said:
“In our research we found that CGI clips retained all the benefits of traditional videos in discriminating between good and bad candidates, whilst allowing a more attractive, flexible, and up-to-date test.”
In the future
CGI will also allow for a wider range of hazards, for example including situations with vulnerable road users like children or cyclists and a range of driving conditions, such as night time driving or bad weather.

Some Area’s we cover

Below is a short list of area’s we cover for Carlisle and the surrounding towns. If you would like to to see a full list of area’s we cover please click on the button below for our area’s covered page. If for can not find your area listed please give us a call or sen us an email for confirmation.

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Stewart Evans

Being a complete novice behind the wheel I found the prospect of my first driving lesson daunting to say the least, but Allen soon allayed all my fears during my initial lesson and thereafter my confidence grew with each lesson. I can without hesitation highly recommend Allen Brown as the one to trust when trying to attain your driving licence.

Stewart EvansFrom Carlisle
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Rachael DixonFrom Carlisle
Jen Hughs

I’m so pleased about passing my driving test, I was so nervous and never thought I would see the day! I really enjoyed all my lessons with a very good crack and would definitely recommend Allen Brown at Allen Brown Driving School in Carlisle for anyone wanting to get their driving licence fast.

Jen HughsFrom Carlisle
Aaron Tate

My learning experience with Allen Brown at Allen brown Driving School in Carlisle was great! He was very calm and very patient and gave me the confidence I needed to pass my driving test! A fantastic Driving Instructor and one I have already recommended to all my friends and family.

Aaron TateFrom Carlisle

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