Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 1384229
  • Date Printed: 21/01/2021


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. When are you allowed to park for longer than one hour to the left of this sign?

a 4.30 pm Saturday
b 3.30 pm Friday
c 10.00 am Saturday

2. Which vehicles are allowed to park to the left of this sign?

a Any vehicle carrying goods
b Vehicles engaged in construction work in or near the zone
c Trucks only

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

a Vehicle A
b Vehicle B
c Vehicle C

4. 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.

5. This sign indicates a railway level crossing. It is important to realise that

a trains will be coming from one direction only.
b trains will not travel in the same direction on the two tracks.
c after one train has passed, another may be coming immediately from either direction.

6. A driving log is useful for you as a learner driver because it

a enables you to check that you have experienced a wide range of driving conditions.
b includes facts about giving way to other vehicles on the road.
c helps you to find which is the best route to take.

7. Your licence has been cancelled. You are

a not allowed to drive under any circumstances.
b allowed to drive only in an emergency.
c allowed to drive to work if there is no other type of transport available.

8. You are driving vehicle A out of the driveway. When should you sound your horn?

a Always
b When you don't have a clear view of the footpath
c Never

9. 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

10. 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.

11. You are driving in heavy traffic. Your lane is blocked by a vehicle turning right.

a Wait until the vehicle turns, then proceed.
b Sound your horn until the vehicle turns.
c Try to squeeze past on the footpath on the left of the vehicle.

12. Learner drivers with 120 hours of practice decrease their risk of crashing after they get their licence compared to drivers who have less practice. How much is the risk decreased?

a 10%
b 20%
c 30%

13. Janelle has a P1 probationary licence. She pulls over to the side of the road but does not park her car. What is she NOT allowed to do?

a Listen to music from the car's stereo.
b Talk to a passenger in the back seat.
c Make a call on a hands-free mobile phone.

14. David wants to use the GPS navigation system in his car. What can he do to reduce the risk of crashing?

a Turn off the GPS sound and rely only on the images.
b Program the GPS before starting his journey.
c Keep the GPS on his lap so he does not have to reach for it while driving.

15. 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.

16. 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.

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

a Give way to vehicle B.
b Speed up to overtake vehicle B.
c Flash your headlights.

18. If you have a tyre blowout, you should

a immediately pull up the hand brake.
b make sure the car is under control before using the brakes.
c take your hands off the steering wheel and allow the car to slow down.

19. Peter is a learner driver. He wants to practise driving for 5 hours next week. Which driving experience will be the most valuable to him?

a 10 trips of 30 minutes
b 2 trips of 2.5 hours
c 1 trip of 5 hours

20. You are in vehicle A. Vehicle B is driving too closely behind you. What should you do?

a Speed up.
b Sound your horn.
c Maintain a steady speed.

21. You are travelling at 50 km/h on a dry road. It takes 35 metres to stop. What happens when the road is wet?

a You need more than 35 metres to stop.
b You need less than 35 metres to stop.
c The weather conditions do not affect the braking distance.

22. Which vehicle is NOT allowed to make a U-turn?

a Vehicle A
b Vehicle B
c Vehicle C

23. You approach this set of traffic lights. The yellow light is flashing and there are no pedestrians waiting to cross. What should you do?

a Stop.
b Drive through carefully.
c Wait for a green light.

24. Your vehicle breaks down at the side of the road. What should you do?

a Turn on your hazard warning lights.
b Turn on your right indicator.
c Put your headlights on full beam.

25. You are carrying a pregnant passenger in your vehicle. You should make sure that the lower part of her seat belt is sitting

a across the baby bump. (Position A)
b below the baby bump. (Position B)
c around the knees. (Position C)

26. Who has the highest risk of crashing?

a Learner permit drivers
b P1 probationary licence drivers
c P2 probationary licence drivers

27. You are driving in a tunnel and your engine starts to make strange noises. What should you do?

a Stop in the emergency lane.
b Try to drive out of the tunnel.
c Turn off your headlights.

28. 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

29. 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

30. Which vehicle must give way?

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

31. 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

32. You are driving on a road where the speed limit is 110 km/h. How can you reduce the amount of fuel you use?

a Drive at a steady speed of 90 km/h.
b Drive at a steady speed of 110 km/h.
c Regularly alternate between speeds of 90 km/h and 110 km/h.