Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 680176
  • Date Printed: 20/02/2019


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. This sign indicates

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

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. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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

10. What is hazard perception?

a The ability to identify, assess and respond to potential risks safely
b The ability to control your vehicle effectively in skids or spins
c The ability to maintain your vehicle in good condition

11. 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.

12. "Each of these vehicles is about to turn left at the roundabout. Which vehicle is approaching the roundabout correctly?"

a Vehicle A only
b Vehicle B only
c Both vehicle A and vehicle B

13. 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

14. When must vehicle A give way to vehicle B?

a Only when vehicle B is next to vehicle A
b Only when vehicle B would need to brake hard to let vehicle A into its lane
c Always

15. Which vehicle should go first?

a Vehicle A
b Vehicle B
c Vehicle C

16. 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

17. 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.

18. Which vehicle must give way?

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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. What type of intersection is ahead?

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

24. 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.

25. You approach this set of traffic lights. The yellow light is flashing and there are no pedestrians waiting to cross. What should you do?

a Stop.
b Drive through carefully.
c Wait for a green light.

26. 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.

27. Learner drivers are more likely to improve their skills if they

a only drive in safe conditions.
b have a variety of different driving experiences.
c mainly practise driving on long straight roads.

28. 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.

29. 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.

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

a pedestrian I only.
b pedestrian II only.
c both pedestrians I and II.

31. You are driving on a road where the speed limit is 110 km/h. How can you reduce the amount of fuel you use?

a Drive at a steady speed of 90 km/h.
b Drive at a steady speed of 110 km/h.
c Regularly alternate between speeds of 90 km/h and 110 km/h.

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.