Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 1155737
  • Date Printed: 7/04/2020


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. You are driving vehicle A. Which vehicles must you give way to?

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

2. You are driving vehicle A. Who must give way?

a You must give way to vehicle B.
b Vehicle B must give way to you.
c The vehicle that gets to the intersection last must give way.

3. Which vehicle must give way?

a Vehicle A
b Vehicle B
c The vehicle that gets to the intersection last

4. You are approaching a stationary tram. What must you do?

a Stop at the rear of the tram and give way to both pedestrians.
b Drive slowly around the pedestrians.
c Sound your horn to warn the pedestrians to wait for you to drive past.

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

a the cyclist only.
b the pedestrian only.
c both the cyclist and the pedestrian.

6. There are no lane markings on the road. You are driving vehicle A. When are you allowed to overtake vehicle B?

a Never
b At any time
c If you signal and it is safe to do so

7. A red traffic light means that you must

a stop before entering the intersection.
b slow down before the intersection.
c enter the intersection slowly.

8. When entering a roundabout you must give way to

a all vehicles in the roundabout to your right only.
b all vehicles in the roundabout to your left only.
c all vehicles already in the roundabout.

9. You are driving a car. You need to move into a bus lane to turn. What is the maximum distance you may travel in a bus lane?

a 100 metres
b 150 metres
c 200 metres

10. There are double white continuous lines painted in the centre of the road. Are you allowed to cross the lines to overtake?

a You may cross the lines at any time.
b You may only cross the lines to overtake if the road ahead is clear.
c You must not cross the lines to overtake.

11. What type of intersection is ahead?

a Cross-road
b T-intersection
c Staggered side road junction

12. What does this sign warn you about?

a Pedestrian crossing ahead
b Railway crossing ahead
c Traffic intersection ahead

13. Which statement applies to this sign?

a You are travelling on road M79.
b You will reach Harcourt before you reach Kyneton.
c The speed limit when driving through Harcourt is 50 km/h.

14. What does this sign mean?

a You must overtake on the left.
b You must not overtake in the right lane.
c You are only allowed to drive in the right lane when overtaking or when the traffic is congested.

15. The speed limit is 10 km/h. What else does this sign indicate?

a Vehicles must give way to pedestrians.
b Pedestrians must give way to vehicles.
c The road is divided into two lanes. One lane is for pedestrians and the other for vehicles.

16. When is the surface of a sealed road likely to be most slippery?

a When it has not rained for weeks
b When it begins to rain
c After several hours of rain

17. 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

18. Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is .15 which is well over the limit. What is the risk of crashing if you drive?

a Your risk of crashing is the same as it is for a BAC level at the legal limit.
b Your risk of crashing is slightly higher compared to a BAC at the legal limit.
c Your risk of crashing is greatly increased compared to a BAC at the legal limit.

19. You are driving vehicle A when a tennis ball rolls onto the road ahead of you. You should

a immediately brake as hard as possible.
b swerve into the opposite (oncoming) lane.
c touch the brakes and prepare to slow down.

20. 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.

21. You are driving at 100 km/h. What distance are you most likely to cover before you can stop?

a 40 metres
b 80 metres
c 140 metres

22. 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.

23. You are driving along a road with overhead lane signals. Which lane are you allowed to use?

a Any lane
b A lane under a red X
c Any lane under a green or white arrow

24. 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

25. 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.

26. What does this road sign indicate?

a There is a T-intersection ahead.
b The left lane ends, prepare to move into another lane.
c Travel slowly if you are in the left lane.

27. "Most driving shouldn't be surprising." Why not?

a Because driving is boring but necessary.
b You should be anticipating what will happen next.
c You should never drive in situations that might surprise you.

28. 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

29. Which of these things is most likely to cause drowsiness in drivers?

a Driving with windows open
b Consuming a reasonable quantity of alcohol
c Drinking strong coffee

30. You are driving vehicle A. What should you do?

a Overtake the truck now.
b Sound your horn to tell the truck driver that you are behind him.
c Stay behind the truck and leave room for it to turn.

31. Learner drivers will consistently make good driving decisions

a only after a lot of experience and practice.
b straight away because they have good reflexes.
c after the first two practice sessions.

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.