Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 107829
  • Date Printed: 28/05/2017


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. You are driving in heavy traffic. What is a good way to reduce the amount of fuel you use?

a Accelerate quickly to keep up with the traffic flow.
b Try to avoid bursts of acceleration and deceleration.
c Take your vehicle out of gear as you approach the vehicle in front.

2. Kalista has a GPS navigation system in her car. She is only allowed to use this while driving if

a she can adjust it easily while driving.
b it is mounted to the car and does not distract her.
c she keeps it on her lap with the sound turned off.

3. A bus is stopped at a bus stop in a built-up area. The bus is indicating right. You see this sign on the back of the bus. What does it mean?

a You are not allowed to overtake the bus.
b The bus will give way to you if the road narrows.
c You must be prepared to let the bus pull into your lane.

4. You are travelling along this road behind two motorcycles. The motorcycles are moving slowly. What should you do?

a Sound your horn so the motorcycles move to the left of the lane.
b Overtake the motorcycles slowly.
c Wait behind the motorcycles.

5. It is 5.00 pm on Monday. You see this sign in your lane. Which of these are you allowed to do?

a Park your vehicle.
b Change lanes.
c Drop off a passenger.

6. In which of these situations are you allowed to drive in a bus lane?

a When you plan to turn left in less than 100 metres
b When the traffic in other lanes has stopped moving
c When making a three point turn

7. Which vehicle is NOT allowed to make a U-turn?

a Vehicle A
b Vehicle B
c Vehicle C

8. You are travelling at 50 km/h on a dry road. It takes 35 metres to stop. What happens when the road is wet?

a You need more than 35 metres to stop.
b You need less than 35 metres to stop.
c The weather conditions do not affect the braking distance.

9. When are you allowed to drive above the speed limit?

a When overtaking on a freeway
b In an emergency
c Never

10. When are you allowed to use your vehicle's horn?

a To warn other drivers of your position on the road
b To let other drivers know that they are driving too fast
c To inform other drivers of a dangerous situation further along the road

11. What should you do with your eyes while driving?

a Focus your eyes on the vehicle in front.
b Keep watching the traffic all around you.
c Keep your eyes fixed on the rear view mirror.

12. The outside mirrors of your car should be adjusted so that a part of the mirror shows

a your reflection.
b the inside of your car.
c the edge of your car.

13. You are driving vehicle A out of a driveway. You must give way when the pedestrian walks in

a direction X only.
b direction Y only.
c either direction X or direction Y.

14. Your vehicle breaks down at the side of the road. What should you do?

a Turn on your hazard warning lights.
b Turn on your right indicator.
c Put your headlights on full beam.

15. You are driving in a tunnel and your engine starts to make strange noises. What should you do?

a Stop in the emergency lane.
b Try to drive out of the tunnel.
c Turn off your headlights.

16. Who has the highest risk of crashing?

a Learner permit drivers
b P1 probationary licence drivers
c P2 probationary licence drivers

17. What does this sign mean?

a Vehicles must stop and give way.
b Pedestrians must stop.
c Vehicles must stop only when another vehicle is coming.

18. There is a single white broken line painted in the centre of the road. Where must you drive?

a You must drive on the line.
b You must keep as close to the line as possible.
c You must keep to the left of the line and as close to the left side of the road as possible.

19. What type of intersection is ahead?

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

20. What does this sign warn you about?

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

21. This sign indicates that

a there are curves in the road for the next 45 kilometres.
b 45 km/h is the minimum speed you should drive around the curve.
c 45 km/h is the maximum speed you should drive around the curve in good conditions.

22. 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

23. 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.

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. 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

26. 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.

27. Which vehicle must give way?

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

28. You can tell when new drivers are becoming more skilled because

a they make fewer mistakes such as running wide on turns.
b they drive on freeways more often.
c they like driving at night.

29. 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.

30. 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

31. 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.

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

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