Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 614761
  • Date Printed: 13/12/2018


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. 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

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

a vehicle B only.
b vehicle C only.
c both vehicle B and vehicle C.

3. 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

4. When is vehicle A allowed to turn right?

a Before vehicle B turns right
b After vehicle B has turned right
c Vehicle A is not allowed to turn right.

5. What type of intersection is ahead?

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

6. 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.

7. Which statement applies to this sign?

a It is 440 kilometres to Korumburra.
b Leongatha is a destination along this road.
c You will reach Poowong if you continue on road B440.

8. What should you do when a worker on the road in front of you is holding this sign?

a Proceed slowly.
b Proceed at the speed limit.
c Stop and wait until it is safe to proceed slowly.

9. What is the speed limit on roads without speed limit signs outside built-up areas in Victoria?

a 60 km/h
b 80 km/h
c 100 km/h

10. You are about to enter a street with this sign. What must you do?

a Drive at 40 km/h or less.
b Drive at more than 40 km/h.
c Look out for pedestrians for the next 40 km.

11. 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

12. 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

13. Just before you enter an intersection the traffic signal turns red. What should you do?

a Slow down and check for vehicles on your right before you cross.
b Accelerate to get across the intersection quickly.
c Stop.

14. You are driving vehicle A. You are about to collide with a cyclist who has pulled out ahead of you. To avoid collisions like this, you should

a not drive in built-up areas.
b slow down when approaching parked cars so you can see and respond to hazards.
c sound your horn when approaching any situation which might be hazardous.

15. 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.

16. 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

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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

20. 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

21. Which vehicle must give way to a pedestrian?

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

22. 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

23. 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.

24. Which vehicle must give way?

a The motorcycle
b Vehicle A
c The vehicle that enters the intersection last must give way.

25. 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.

26. 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.

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

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

28. 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.

29. 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

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. 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.