Theory Test Revision Notes
We have produced a range of free theory test revision notes for you to use as preparation for your driving theory test. The revision notes cover difficult parts of the theory test that you need to learn, such as stopping distances, speed limits and more.
Thing to Memorise
- Stopping distances. Depending on how fast you’re driving, you will need to know the distance you will travel before you car stops. This is in metres and feet. The theory test often asks about this!
- Speed limits. Learn the speed limits for different roads, including single carriageways, dual carriageways, motorways and built up areas.
- Motorway stud colours. Learn which parts of the motorway are marked with coloured reflective studs.
- Tyre Tread Depth. You will need to know the legal minimum requirement for tread depth on tyres.
Lights, Signs and Crossings
- Road signs. Learn all of the road signs that you need to know, including motorway, roadworks, order and warning signs.
- Emergency vehicle light colours. Emergency vehicles will display either an amber, blue or green flashing beacon. Learn which vehicles display which light.
- Level crossing lights and signs. Level crossings are where a train may be passing on a railway. You will need to know all of the warning lights and symbols that indicate that a train is approaching.
- Who has right of way? Many people get confused about who has priority during different situations, and it’s important to know this for the theory test.
- Pedestrian crossings. You need to learn the rules for the 5 types of pedestrian crossings: Pelican, toucan, puffin, zebra and school crossings.
Other Theory Test Tips
- How to pass the Hazard Perception test. Read about our hazard perception tips for 2018.
- How to pass the theory test first time. Advice on the best ways to prepare for your theory test.
- Theory test tips. Our top tips for passing your driving theory test first time.
- Booking your Theory test. Learn how to book your Theory test and what to expect when you actually take your test.
- Pass Mark & Pass Rate. If you’re curious about what the theory test pass rate or pass mark is, then we explain all of that here.
How to use this revision as preparation
The best way to prepare for your theory test is to learn all of the revision content that is linked to on this page. Then, look over any other revision resources that you have to ensure you’ve learned all the content off by heart.
Theory Test Basics
The car theory test is made up of two parts, the multiple choice questions and the hazard perception test. You must pass both of these to pass your theory test overall. The pass mark for the multiple choice exam is 43/50, and for the hazard perception it is 44/75. The theory test costs £23 to book, and you can take it as many times as you need until you pass.