Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 988743
  • Date Printed: 12/12/2019


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 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.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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. 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.

9. You are driving towards another vehicle at night. How close are you allowed to get to the other vehicle before you must 'dip' your headlights?

a 50 metres
b 100 metres
c 200 metres

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. Good drivers can predict what may happen around them. How do they get this skill?

a They have a natural ability to drive well.
b They have had lots of experience driving in different situations.
c They only drive in the same areas.

14. When is fatigue likely to be a significant problem for you as a driver?

a During those times when you are normally asleep
b After you drink coffee
c After you fail to take medication

15. 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.

16. 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

17. You are driving vehicle A. The driver of vehicle B is trying to overtake. What should you do?

a Drive close to the middle line of the road so it is hard for the driver to overtake you.
b Turn on your hazard lights to warn the driver not to overtake you in a dangerous place.
c Maintain your speed and keep to the left of your lane.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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

23. 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

24. What is the speed limit in a built-up area when there are no speed limit signs?

a 50 km/h
b 60 km/h
c 80 km/h

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. What type of intersection is ahead?

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

29. 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

30. 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.

31. In which of these diagrams does vehicle A have to give way to vehicle B?

a Diagram I only
b Diagram II only
c In both diagrams I and II

32. 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.