Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 1057565
  • Date Printed: 28/01/2020


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. 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.

2. 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.

3. What should be the main aim of a learner driver?

a To pass their licence test
b To drive consistently with no mistakes
c To take their licence test after less than ten lessons

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. You are driving vehicle A. How can you avoid a head-on collision with vehicle B?

a Slow down as safely as you can, and move off the road to the left if possible.
b Turn your headlights on and sound your horn.
c Continue straight ahead, since vehicle B is in the wrong.

8. 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.

9. 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

10. 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.

11. This sign indicates

a a bend in the road.
b a slippery road surface.
c a bumpy road.

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

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. When you see this sign, what should you do?

a Stop.
b Slow down and prepare to stop.
c Sound your horn and continue.

17. What does this road sign indicate?

a There is a T-intersection ahead.
b The left lane ends, prepare to move into another lane.
c Travel slowly if you are in the left lane.

18. This sign tells you that you may park

a for up to one hour to the right of the sign.
b for up to one hour to the left of the sign.
c for up to one minute to the right of the sign.

19. 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

20. You are driving vehicle A. You want to turn left. How must you approach the intersection?

a As close to the left side of the road as possible
b As close to the left side of the broken white line as possible
c As close to the middle of the lane as possible

21. You are the driver of vehicle A. You are parked and about to enter the stream of traffic. You must give way to

a the cyclist only.
b vehicle B only.
c both the cyclist and vehicle B.

22. 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

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. You are entering a lane of traffic from the side of the road. How long must you signal with your indicators before you pull out?

a Up to 2 seconds
b At least 5 seconds
c More than 10 seconds

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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.

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

a Overtake the truck now.
b Sound your horn to tell the truck driver that you are behind him.
c Stay behind the truck and leave room for it to turn.

30. You are facing this traffic light. You are allowed to

a go straight ahead or to turn right.
b go straight ahead but not to turn right.
c turn right but not to turn left.

31. 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

32. 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.