Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 215978
  • Date Printed: 23/09/2017


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 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

2. Vehicles A and B have collided. The most likely cause of this collision is that

a the driver of vehicle A failed to give way to vehicle B.
b the driver of vehicle B was not concentrating and didn't see vehicle A.
c the driver of vehicle B was travelling too fast to enter the intersection safely.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Can you be sure of your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) when you drink alcohol?

a You can be sure if you measure your BAC when you have some alcohol and then always drink the same amount.
b You can never be sure of your BAC even when you drink the same amount of alcohol.
c If you only have one can of beer you can be sure your BAC will be below the legal limit.

7. 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.

8. 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.

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. 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

11. What does this sign mean?

a The exit to Warragul is 2 km away.
b Warragul is 2 km away.
c Exit immediately for Warragul.

12. You are driving vehicle A. What should you do as you enter the freeway?

a Stop.
b Slow down.
c Adjust your speed to match the freeway traffic.

13. You are driving vehicle A. When can you complete a hook turn?

a When the road you are leaving is clear of oncoming traffic
b When the traffic lights in the road you are leaving turn orange
c When the traffic lights in the road you are entering turn green

14. You are driving vehicle A. Which path must your vehicle take?

a Path I
b Path II
c Either Path I or Path II

15. You want to drive on the tram tracks to turn right. A tram is in the tram lane next to you. What should you do?

a Let the tram pass, then turn.
b Move ahead quickly to pass the tram so you can turn.
c Continue straight ahead, because you are not allowed to turn across the tram tracks.

16. A tram stops ahead of your vehicle. Pedestrians get off the tram and wait to cross in front of you. You must stop

a level with the driver's door.
b level with the rear of the tram.
c level with the rear door.

17. You are driving vehicle A. You want to turn right at the intersection. Which lane must you turn from?

a You must move to the right lane to turn.
b You must stay in the left lane to turn.
c You may turn from either lane because it is a one-way road.

18. 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

19. Which vehicle must give way?

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

20. 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.

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

a both vehicle B and vehicle C.
b vehicle B only.
c neither vehicle B nor vehicle C.

22. What is the correct order for the pedestrian and the vehicles to go across the intersection?

a The pedestrian, then vehicle A, then vehicle B
b Vehicle A, then vehicle B, then the pedestrian
c Vehicle A, then the pedestrian, then vehicle B

23. 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.

24. 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

25. 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

26. "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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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.

31. 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.

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.