Practice learner permit test

Note: This is not a learner permit or licence

  • Practice Test Ref #: 165218
  • Date Printed: 27/07/2017


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. A tram has stopped at a tram stop. All pedestrians have got off the tram and reached the kerb. The tram has closed its doors. How fast are you allowed to drive past the tram?

a Up to 10 km/h
b Up to 20 km/h
c Up to that road's speed limit

2. You are only allowed to cross over these double yellow lines when

a the tram has stopped.
b you are making a U-turn.
c you have to avoid an obstruction.

3. Peter is a learner driver. He wants to practise driving for 5 hours next week. Which driving experience will be the most valuable to him?

a 10 trips of 30 minutes
b 2 trips of 2.5 hours
c 1 trip of 5 hours

4. Who has the highest risk of crashing?

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

5. What does this sign tell you?

a The minimum speed at which you can travel
b The maximum speed at which you can travel
c The recommended speed at which you should travel

6. 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.

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

a Give way to vehicle B.
b Speed up to overtake vehicle B.
c Flash your headlights.

8. The sign above your lane changes while you are driving. What should you do?

a Slow down and come to a complete stop.
b Carefully move into the next lane.
c Continue driving and get off at the next exit.

9. 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.

10. If you have a tyre blowout, you should

a immediately pull up the hand brake.
b make sure the car is under control before using the brakes.
c take your hands off the steering wheel and allow the car to slow down.

11. 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.

12. Learner drivers with 120 hours of practice decrease their risk of crashing after they get their licence compared to drivers who have less practice. How much is the risk decreased?

a 10%
b 20%
c 30%

13. You are in a crash. The police are not in attendance. Someone is injured. What should you do?

a Make sure the injured person is alright then drive on.
b Report the crash to the nearest open police station.
c Only report the crash to the nearest open police station if property has also been damaged.

14. 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.

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. 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.

17. You are driving vehicle A. The speed limit on this road is 100 km/h. When are you allowed to drive in this lane?

a At any time
b When you are overtaking vehicle B
c When both vehicles are going over 80 km/h

18. What does this sign indicate will happen between 3.30-6.30 pm Monday to Friday?

a Tow trucks are allowed to park in this area.
b Your vehicle will be towed away if you park in this area.
c Tow trucks have right of way over vehicles in this area.

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. 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.

21. "You are driving vehicle A. How can you turn safely?"

a Signal for 30 metres before you turn.
b Slow down, drive past vehicle B, then signal and turn.
c Stop, give way to vehicle B, then signal and turn.

22. You are stopped at a Children's Crossing. Pedestrians are crossing in front of you. When are you allowed to drive forward?

a Any time you can pass the pedestrians safely
b When the pedestrians have left the crossing
c After you have waited for at least two minutes

23. You are approaching a railway crossing. A railway employee is signalling you to stop. You cannot see any trains coming. What should you do?

a Stop.
b Slow down and drive carefully across.
c Sound your horn and drive across as quickly as possible.

24. You are stopped at a railway crossing without gates, booms or flashing lights. A train has just passed. What should you do?

a Move off quickly so that vehicles behind you are not delayed.
b Look carefully both ways to check for other trains before moving off.
c Wait until vehicles are crossing in the other direction before moving off.

25. What should you do when you see horses on the road?

a Slow down or stop if necessary to avoid a collision.
b Drive past quickly.
c Sound your horn until the horses move out of your way.

26. Which vehicle should cross the intersection first?

a Vehicle A
b Vehicle B
c Vehicle C

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. Vehicle A is parked. What is the minimum time you must signal before driving out of the parking bay?

a 1 second
b 5 seconds
c 10 seconds

29. You want to park your vehicle. You must NOT park within 20 metres either side of

a an intersection with traffic lights.
b a safety zone.
c a traffic island.

30. You are in a vehicle waiting for a passenger who will get off a bus at a bus stop. Where is it best to wait?

a Position I
b Position II
c Position III

31. 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

32. 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.