Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 857058
  • Date Printed: 17/08/2019


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. 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

2. 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.

3. 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

4. This sign indicates

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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

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. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. What does this sign warn you about?

a Pedestrian crossing ahead
b Railway crossing ahead
c Traffic intersection ahead

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. There are double white continuous lines painted in the centre of the road. Are you allowed to cross the lines to overtake?

a You may cross the lines at any time.
b You may only cross the lines to overtake if the road ahead is clear.
c You must not cross the lines to overtake.

19. 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.

20. You are driving vehicle A. Who must give way?

a Vehicle B must give way to you.
b You must give way to vehicle B.
c The drivers can decide who gives way.

21. You are tired after a day's work, and need to drive a long distance. What should you do?

a Sleep until refreshed before driving.
b Drink coffee and drive immediately.
c Open the windows and turn on the radio before driving.

22. Before you go for your licence you should practise driving with your supervising driver

a only during the daylight hours.
b at different times of the day and night.
c only when the roads are not busy.

23. 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.

24. 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

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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

28. Which vehicle must give way?

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

29. What type of intersection is ahead?

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

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. 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.