Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 794830
  • Date Printed: 20/06/2019


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. 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.

2. You are driving vehicle A. What is the safest way to leave the roundabout?

a Give way to vehicle B before you leave.
b Move across to the left lane as you leave.
c Stay in the right lane as you leave.

3. You are approaching a stationary tram. What must you do?

a Stop at the rear of the tram and give way to both pedestrians.
b Drive slowly around the pedestrians.
c Sound your horn to warn the pedestrians to wait for you to drive past.

4. 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

5. A red traffic light means that you must

a stop before entering the intersection.
b slow down before the intersection.
c enter the intersection slowly.

6. 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.

7. Which vehicle must give way?

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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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

23. 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.

24. You are driving while very tired. You suddenly realise you cannot remember the last few kilometres of road. You should

a open a window and keep driving.
b drive faster to frighten yourself into staying awake.
c pull over and sleep.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. What type of intersection is ahead?

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

28. 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.

29. 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

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. Janelle has a P1 probationary licence. She pulls over to the side of the road but does not park her car. What is she NOT allowed to do?

a Listen to music from the car's stereo.
b Talk to a passenger in the back seat.
c Make a call on a hands-free mobile phone.