Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 1516348
  • Date Printed: 12/04/2021


There are 32 questions in this Practice Learner Permit Test. Please read each question carefully using the associated diagram if available.

Your answer may only be one of three. (a, b or c). Each letter is located to the left of the possible three answers.

Please answer each question on the Answer sheet provided. Only circle one option.

1. What should vehicle A do as it approaches the tram stopped at a safety zone?

a Continue at normal speed.
b Stop.
c Slow down and prepare to avoid any pedestrians.

2. You are driving vehicle A. You must give way to

a pedestrian I only.
b pedestrian II only.
c both pedestrians I and II.

3. You are stopped at a railway crossing without gates, booms or flashing lights. A train has just passed. What should you do?

a Move off quickly so that vehicles behind you are not delayed.
b Look carefully both ways to check for other trains before moving off.
c Wait until vehicles are crossing in the other direction before moving off.

4. You are approaching a railway crossing. A railway employee is signalling you to stop. You cannot see any trains coming. What should you do?

a Stop.
b Slow down and drive carefully across.
c Sound your horn and drive across as quickly as possible.

5. You are sharing a lane with a cyclist. What is the minimum distance you should leave between your vehicle and the cyclist?

a 1 metre
b 2 metres
c 3 metres

6. This sign means that vehicles must give way to buses in built-up areas

a at all times.
b only when the bus is changing lanes.
c only when the bus is about to pull out from the kerb into the left lane.

7. You are stopped at a Children's Crossing. Pedestrians are crossing in front of you. When are you allowed to drive forward?

a Any time you can pass the pedestrians safely
b When the pedestrians have left the crossing
c After you have waited for at least two minutes

8. You are in a vehicle waiting for a passenger who will get off a bus at a bus stop. Where is it best to wait?

a Position I
b Position II
c Position III

9. You want to park your vehicle. You must NOT park within 20 metres either side of

a an intersection with traffic lights.
b a safety zone.
c a traffic island.

10. What should you do when you see horses on the road?

a Slow down or stop if necessary to avoid a collision.
b Drive past quickly.
c Sound your horn until the horses move out of your way.

11. Which vehicle is legally parked next to the dividing strip?

a Vehicle A
b Vehicle B
c Vehicle C

12. Which vehicles are allowed to load or unload here?

a Passenger cars
b Courier cars
c Vehicles with a gross vehicle mass over 4.5 tonnes

13. You are driving towards a pedestrian crossing. A pedestrian steps onto the crossing without looking. Who is responsible for avoiding a collision?

a It is your responsibility to approach a pedestrian crossing at a speed which will let you avoid a collision.
b It is the pedestrian's responsibility to look before stepping onto the crossing.
c It is your responsibility to stop only if the pedestrian is a child.

14. Which vehicle must signal to leave the roundabout if practical?

a Vehicle A only
b Vehicle B only
c Both vehicle A and vehicle B

15. "You are driving vehicle A. How can you turn safely?"

a Signal for 30 metres before you turn.
b Slow down, drive past vehicle B, then signal and turn.
c Stop, give way to vehicle B, then signal and turn.

16. How should you enter the exit ramp of a freeway?

a Stop and give way to any other vehicles.
b Continue to drive at the same speed.
c Adjust your speed once you have entered the exit ramp.

17. You are driving on a multi-lane freeway. There are no transit lanes. When are you allowed to drive in the right lane?

a Only to overtake or when the road is congested
b Only if you are travelling at the speed limit
c At any time

18. What does this sign mean?

a The exit to Warragul is 2 km away.
b Warragul is 2 km away.
c Exit immediately for Warragul.

19. You are driving vehicle A. Which path must your vehicle take?

a Path I
b Path II
c Either Path I or Path II

20. You are driving vehicle A. There are no oncoming vehicles. Which diagram shows a situation where overtaking is allowed?

a Diagram I
b Diagram II
c Diagram III

21. You are driving vehicle A. You must give way to

a both vehicle B and vehicle C.
b vehicle B only.
c neither vehicle B nor vehicle C.

22. What does this sign mean?

a Stop sign ahead
b Dangerous intersection ahead
c Traffic lights ahead

23. How should you drive out of a bend in the road?

a Accelerate a little
b Slow down a little
c Continue at the same speed

24. You are driving vehicle A. How can you avoid a head-on collision with vehicle B?

a Slow down as safely as you can, and move off the road to the left if possible.
b Turn your headlights on and sound your horn.
c Continue straight ahead, since vehicle B is in the wrong.

25. What is the best advice for learner drivers about driving at night?

a Don't do it because the crash risk is higher.
b Practise driving at night with an experienced supervisor.
c Drive very slowly because the crash risk is higher.

26. You want to reduce your risk of crashing as a new solo driver. What is the most important thing you can do before you get your licence?

a Practise driving on your own in a safe area off the road.
b Have ten driving lessons from a qualified instructor.
c Have at least 120 hours of supervised driving experience in a wide range of driving conditions.

27. When is it advisable to drive more than the usual two seconds behind the vehicle in front?

a At all times
b When the driving conditions are ideal
c When the driving conditions are poor

28. You are driving vehicle A. How should you manage the driving risk in this situation?

a Slow down so that you can stop if the cyclist crosses the road.
b Continue because the cyclist must give way to you.
c Brake heavily to give way to the cyclist.

29. You are tired after a day's work, and need to drive a long distance. What should you do?

a Sleep until refreshed before driving.
b Drink coffee and drive immediately.
c Open the windows and turn on the radio before driving.

30. It is said that driving is like playing sport. This is because sport and driving both

a involve physical effort.
b need a lot of practice.
c are competitive.

31. Why is it important to scan the road scene when you drive?

a It will help you stay awake.
b You are more likely to anticipate potential hazards.
c You will develop good vehicle control.

32. What is one thing you should try if your brakes fail?

a Quickly apply the handbrake.
b Pump on the brake pedal hard and fast.
c Stay in the same gear and sound your horn.