Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 1245661
  • Date Printed: 1/10/2020


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. One of the real challenges of driving is

a driving safely with noisy passengers in your car.
b keeping your car clean and tidy.
c going on a long drive regularly.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. You are driving while very tired. You suddenly realise you cannot remember the last few kilometres of road. You should

a open a window and keep driving.
b drive faster to frighten yourself into staying awake.
c pull over and sleep.

6. You are driving vehicle A. How should you manage the driving risk?

a Complete your turn.
b Wait until you can see where the cyclist is going.
c Wait until the traffic lights are red before you turn.

7. You are driving at 10 km/h below the speed limit on a straight road. You are about two seconds behind the vehicle in front. The only reason for moving closer to the car in front is

a if you are holding up the traffic behind you.
b to pass it when it is safe to do so.
c because your passengers have asked you to do so.

8. Vehicles B and C have collided. The most likely cause of this collision is that

a vehicle A stopped without any warning.
b vehicle C was travelling too fast.
c vehicle B moved to the left lane without checking for a clear space.

9. 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

10. 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.

11. You are driving vehicle A. The speed limit on this road is 100 km/h. When are you allowed to drive in this lane?

a At any time
b When you are overtaking vehicle B
c When both vehicles are going over 80 km/h

12. A tram has stopped at a tram stop. All pedestrians have got off the tram and reached the kerb. The tram has closed its doors. How fast are you allowed to drive past the tram?

a Up to 10 km/h
b Up to 20 km/h
c Up to that road's speed limit

13. You are only allowed to cross over these double yellow lines when

a the tram has stopped.
b you are making a U-turn.
c you have to avoid an obstruction.

14. What does this sign tell you?

a The minimum speed at which you can travel
b The maximum speed at which you can travel
c The recommended speed at which you should travel

15. 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.

16. The sign above your lane changes while you are driving. What should you do?

a Slow down and come to a complete stop.
b Carefully move into the next lane.
c Continue driving and get off at the next exit.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. You are in a crash. The police are not in attendance. Someone is injured. What should you do?

a Make sure the injured person is alright then drive on.
b Report the crash to the nearest open police station.
c Only report the crash to the nearest open police station if property has also been damaged.

20. When are you allowed to park for three hours on either side of this sign?

a At 10.00 am on a Saturday
b At 8.30 am on a Monday
c At 10.00 am on a Friday

21. You are parallel parking. Parking bays are not marked. How much space must you leave between your vehicle and the vehicle in front?

a At least 1 metre
b At least 2 metres
c At least 3 metres

22. You are driving vehicle A out of a driveway. You must give way when the pedestrian walks in

a direction X only.
b direction Y only.
c either direction X or direction Y.

23. 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.

24. 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

25. Which vehicle should cross the intersection first?

a Vehicle A
b Vehicle B
c Vehicle C

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. 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