Tips for Passing DQT NSW Driving Test (P2 to Unrestricted Licence)

The DQT (Driver Qualification Test) is the final test for new drivers in New South Wales to pass before they can progress from a P2 driver licence to a full unrestricted Silver or Gold licence.

After I passed the DQT I thought I’d publish all the official information I studied and tips from people who have done the test themselves which helped me pass, so that other people on their P2′s who want to pass the DQT can also benefit from it.

Here’s some background information about the test:

The Driver Qualification Test (DQT) is a touch-screen, computer-based test, made up of two parts:

Part 1 is a knowledge test that assesses your knowledge of road safety issues. It is based on information from road safety research about lowering crash risk, particularly for drivers with only a few years of driving experience. It will test your knowledge of all sections contained in the Driver Qualification Handbook.

Part 2 is a hazard perception test that assesses your ability to recognise hazards and respond appropriately. It is based on the driving situations that lead to the five most common crash types for new full licence holders in NSW.

The DQT is therefore a bit like a test made up an advanced version of the Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) that you passed to obtain your Learner licence, and the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) that you passed to obtain your P2 licence. However the DQT is more challenging than the DKT or the HPT. You will need to study the Driver Qualification Handbook carefully to help you pass.

You can attempt the DQT when you have held your Provisional P2 licence for a minimum of 24 months. However, you should not feel under any pressure to attempt the test immediately. You may continue to drive on your P2 licence for a further 6 months provided the licence remains current, or longer if the licence is renewed. You should only attempt the DQT when you are ready, that is when you have studied the Driver Qualification Handbook and applied the information to your driving.

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The following suggestions are from people who have done the DQT and discussed the questions on internet forums. The 2 pictures (from the DQT handbook) are typical examples of situations in the DQT Part 2 Hazard Perception Test where you have to be careful to react properly.

For example: in the first picture you shouldn’t turn right because the truck is blocking your view of oncoming traffic like the motorcyclist who suddenly appears from behind it. In the 2nd picture you have to be quick to react to pedestrians who decide to cross the road at the wrong place. In this case a women pushing a stroller.

Suggestions found on Internet Forums

username Nayfern – on forum.pulsar.org.au

I downloaded the book from the RTA site. You have to actually read the book because the first half of the test is theory questions. I would not have known some of these questions without reading the book. example of a couple of questions.

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What rate does the percentage of having a crash go up by when you do 10kmh over a 60 kmh speed limit [need 30% more stopping distance]

[ For example, if you travel at 70 km/h in a 60 km/h zone your car will need 30 per cent more distance to brake to a stop than the other cars travelling at the 60 km/h speed limit.]

another question was; What is the percentage of killing a pedestrian if you hit them a 60 kmh, answer 70%.
You have to learn the most common crash types as well

[human factors 57%, human & environmental factors 26%, vehicle and human 6%]

i dont know how any of this can make me drive a car better, doesn’t give me better car control or hazard skills.

The second half of the test was like the test to get from Red Ps to Greens, same press screen when you would turn or stop.

username newcastle – on cracker.com.au

Most of questions are common sense, but some of them need to remember the contents from the book, like how many seconds from finding a hazard to covering the brake
[0.75s to see hazard 7 make decision, 0.75 to brake = 1.5s total]

what is the percentage of fatigue driving in city area,etc.

[25% in city, 75% in country + also
High-risk times for fatigue-related crashes are early morning between 4 am and 8 am and in the afternoon between 12 noon- 2 pm]

Usernames doodz, Matex, Krim, Demented Freak, Shamrock and BananaMan – on forums.overclockers.com.au

Instead of 3 answer multiple choice (When you do your Ls) it is 4 answer multiple choice. (1st section)
Most of the time you do not have to touch the screen. (For the 2nd section)

Confirmed, at least read the summary section of the handout, the questions ask stuff about statistics. The video part you should be fine with.

Is it dangerous to overtake this car?’

(Note: You’re travelling at 105 because of the car in front, speed limit is 110, and a logging truck is coming the other way, do you challenge the logging truck at chicken at 110?)

Whatever you do make sure you break/touch the screen when its about a 5 sec gap. Dont leave it too late.

I did the test mid-January. Couple of tips are to be very cautious when it comes to the “When is it safe to turn at this intersection” questions, brake early when approaching the bend in the “When should you brake” question and press the screen to brake if you see a lady pushing a pram along side the road.

my theory is take 3-4 empty schooner glasses with you, stack them up and look through the bottom of the stack against the screen whilst doing the test, only turn where it looks safe, and if it’s hard to see what’s going on slow down…..

-See a suicidal lady with pram – slow down.
-See a corner sign on country road – slow down
-Don’t turn right, just sit and wait. I had like 8 in a row and it wasn’t safe to go on any of them

I hope everyone passes first time :-)

When you do pass make sure you have enough cash or enough limit left on your credit card to pay for a Gold 5 year licence because it has 3 benefits: one you don’t have to waste time going to the RTA every year to renew, two the 5 year licence is much cheaper on a per/year basis eg: (price as at December 2012 : $162 for a 5 year license plus $40 booking fee)

PS these are some useful tips to help you drive safely during wet weather:

  • Drive at 10% less than the speed limit as this will allow you more time to stop quickly and also mean theres extra space between you and the driver in front
  • Don’t stamp on the brakes hard, but apply steady pressure instead to avoid loosing grip and sliding
  • Turn your headlights on low beam to allow other drivers to see you more easily
  • If the windows get foggy and you’re losing visibility, switch on on your ventilation fans or better yet turn your air-conditioner on full blast to quickly clear them

447 comments on “Tips for Passing DQT NSW Driving Test (P2 to Unrestricted Licence)

  1. this was heaps helpful- thanks!!!

    EDITOR: did any specific tip help you pass ?

  2. chloe on said:

    the RTA and Vicroads video web site helped me because i can easily access this site at any time of the day. its quick and helpful it tests your ability and knowledge, just practice before you take the real thing!

  3. do you know i can,t seem to understand if you pass the L’s if i’m over 25 do I still have to wait 6months to go for P’s

    And if I pass how long do I stay on red Ps do I have a time limit regards confused

    EDITOR: You haven’t said what state you live in, if its NSW the best way to find out the licensing rules that apply to you is by calling the Roads and Traffic Authority on 13 22 13

  4. thanks for the tips hope they help – i failed today did read the DQT handbook and now understand how technical the questions are – its unbelievable.
    i think i failed because i hesitated on the part 2 think i need to touch the screen.
    Oh well wish me luck – study time now.
    thanks for some good helpful tips.

  5. Mike on said:

    This site may be of some help to new drivers http://home.exetel.com.au/roccob/DKT.html

    EDITOR: there are some good tips there. michael langley has also posted some good tips for the DQT at his website

  6. “Dangerous driving causing injury or death carries a jail term of up to 10 years” This came straight from the DQT book. Learn it, because there is a question in part 1 which is about this – it was a single dot point in the book!! (the options were 1 year, 2 years, 5 years or 10 years) In my opinion, 5 years seemed reasonable, but my gut instinct was 10 – luckily… I figured that when it comes to stupid questions like this (whereby the answers are all very similar), always pick the most “extreme” answer.

  7. hey..

    Is there a site where i can actually do the p2 (green p`s) test online?

    plz E~mail me @ b_unitcrew@hotmail.com

    Cheers

  8. There are four sample Vicroads practicals for Green P

  9. I passed the DQT in one go! There are three questions I find difficult today. One is regarding to which condition has highest accident, seal, open road (day/night).

    other two is about high alchohol hr, low alchohol hr. (maybe I didn’t study well for Part 1)

  10. Hi

    I found this website really really useful. Hopefully next week I will pass my test!!!

    Thank you for taking the time to publish and write all this information. Im hopeless with the touch screeen driving and i get so nervous for some reason, so having and practicing them has been a real help.

    Thank you

  11. i’ll probly fail the test anyway :(

  12. krayzie on said:

    The first part is simple just study the book and you will pass. A question I wasn’t sure was;

    When do most accidents occur?

    a. Fine weather on a unsealed road in day time
    b Rainy weather on a sealed road in day time
    c Fine weather on a sealed road in day time
    d. Rainy weather on a unsealed road in day time

    Something like that.. and it is A Actually its C

    It is real simple questions besides the occasional trick question, so if you read the book get the stats in your head know what is safe, you will ace it as they have four options however some of the questions will be absolutely wrong. I mean a toddler would pick it out. So its more of an elimination thing, remove the ones that are totally wrong and the correct one will come to ya

    Part II.

    Just want to let people know – you DO NOT have to touch the screen to slow down everytime a vehicle approaches. I got the one where I’m doing 100km/h and the truck comes by, however the only instance you need to touch the screen is when you see the sign on the side of the road indicating a corner. I also know this because I got a practice question in the beginning and it was a similar situation however I touched the screen when I saw a vehicle approach BUT when I got my feedback it said ” You only needed to touch the screen when the car seemed to get too close to the truck in front and Could of been better “.
    I got alot of touch the screen when you would turn right, I only touched the screen twice for about 6 of them, so its true what you been seeing around. Most of the questions are designed so that you do not make a right turn or overtake.

    - See the lady with the pram touch the screen to stop.
    - See the two cyclist scenario”S” ( yes there are a few ), do NOT overtake.
    - Driving on a narrow road you will suddenly see something moving to the right far ahead, touch the screen, this is a some car towing something turning out, if you do not touch the screen fast enough by the time you see it come out, it will be too late.

    Hope you all pass.

  13. I went for my green P’s today, I turned right on only one of the videos and I’m hopping its ok. I was on a road and cars drove past and just past the top of the screen was a car and I turned before it was even near me, I think 200metres but its hard to judge, but I’m still scared. If anyone had the same please let me know.

  14. This particular article was very helpful. Thanks for all the info. I attempted the DQT test just last Monday on the 7th and I honestly thought I failed. I was surprised that I passed because some of the questions were pretty tricky. I only ended up reading the summary pages (too lazy to read). On the a good note, Part II was pretty easy.
    Tips:
    Part I: – skim read the whole DQT book, do not just read the summary – it will take a good solid 15 min. to skim read the 90 odd pages – this will help you with the elimination process of the M.C. just in case a hard one pops up.
    Part II: – Think of it this way, just pretend that you bought a BRAND new car:P, be very careful and mindful of your surroundings. Slow down when you see a change of traffic condition sign (i.e. bend, crests etc.), allow safe adequate gaps when turning in intersections. You may need to press the screen more than once during certain scenarios.

    One more thing worth mentioning:
    - pre-fill the application form because you will be needing a witness signature for your application.

    Good luck all

    EDITOR: thanks for the tips Manny. Pretending that you’re in a new car is good advice

  15. Thanks for the great tips, the RTA Website is frustrating as it only gives the same set of practice questions every time. Just an error I picked up from Krayzie’s entry (Dec 2,2007)

    When do most accidents occur?

    a. Fine weather on a unsealed road in day time
    b Rainy weather on a sealed road in day time
    c Fine weather on a sealed road in day time
    d. Rainy weather on a unsealed road in day time

    The answer is actually C (Fine weather on sealed roads)I checked it in the RTA Handbook. Just to let you know so you dont make the same mistake.

  16. Thanks for the great tips! They helped me pass first go. The main trick for the first section is to read and learn the stats from the book. Some of the tricker questions I got is how often a near accident occurs, how much does your field of vision if you are travelling at 100km/h and what are the fatigue hours.
    For the second part, if you see a school bus parked on the side, slow down from quite a distance away! There was heaps of when to turn right questions, only turn right when there is a HUGE space gap.

    EDITOR: glad to hear you passed first time :-)

  17. Hi, I passed today first go. Thanks for producing a useful site.
    These are the questions and answers I had in

    SECTION 1:

    1. Most car crash costs goes to:
    Answer – the long term care of injured people (24%)

    2. If you have a high SSS you should:
    Answer: Continue driving but be cautious when thinking about taking a risk

    3. High Alcohol hrs:
    Answer – Weeknights (Thu, Fri) and Weekends

    4. Percentage of Fatigue-related crashes on country roads?
    Answer: 75%

    5. If you slow down from 70km/hr to 60 km/hr, you will travel:
    Answer: >60km/hr distance. (This was easy…)

    6. Blind spot is:
    Answer: The area outside the car not covered by mirrors (common sense)

    7. You need to go to page 70 of the handbook and study the two pictures to figure out what 3-second distance and 4-second distance looks like. I had an animation with 4-seconds

    8. If you are driving in dark and foggy conditions, you should:
    Answer: Travel four seconds or more

    9. I had a diagram where you were driving behind a truck at night (broken lines and one lane), what would you do? and the options were:
    a. Accelerate and driver closer, then drive slowly (i think)
    b. Drive slowly only
    c. Drive slowly and keep a fair distance from other vehicles
    d. Drive normally. or keep same speed.(something like that)
    Answer: I ended up choosing c. Correct me if im wrong

    10. People who let their emotions dictate their driving are usually:
    Answer: Young Males.

    11. Crash research shows that drivers make a NEAR crash mistake every:
    Answer: 800km. ( I stumped in this question, i couldnt remember the figures. Got it wrong, but hey.. goes to show they don’t expect you to get everything right to PASS)

    12. Young male drivers tend to take risk when:
    Answer: Passengers are around the same age.

    13. If you experience fatigue:
    Answer: You should only drive at times you are usually not asleep (this was a common sense one too)

    14. I had a picture where it was two laned and up ahead there was an ambulance or truck (not sure) in the middle of the road (over broken lines) in the opposite direction. What should you do?
    Answer: Slow down and drive more to left hand side

    15. haha I wish i remembered the 15th question, but it was probably a silly one.

    SECTION 2:
    I had two videos with two cyclists in front of me, never overtook.. roads too narrow
    I touched the screen a few times for the right turn ones.
    I remember the one in the rain, didnt turn right
    Keep an eye whether its a 50km, 60km etc zone which will be stated in the questions. This will help determine whether to slow down.
    Im usually a hazards freak, so I didnt worry about this.

    Good Luck!! Hope this helps

    EDITOR: well done. you have an impressive memory

  18. Hi there, i went for my Full license today and pass first go and some of the credits goes to this site. Part 1 i was lucky to get really easy question. The questions went something like this

    Question 1: shows you a picture of a car behind a truck. You’re traveling behind a truck what gaps should you have between you the trunk (something like that)

    a) 4 second
    b) 3 second
    c) 1 second
    d) 2 second

    answer is B

    question 2: Research have shown that experience drivers usually have an accident in urban area due to

    a) driving in peak hours
    b) something
    c) not looking ahead far enough
    d) cant remember too

    answer i picked was C

    question 3: What is involved in a scanning

    a) using your eyes to look ahead for
    b) using your eyes and or moving your head to look ahead, to the sides and to the back
    c) using your eyes to look to the sides
    d) using your head to look to the sides

    and of cause it B

    question 4: show you a picture of a reversing car, on it’s left there a man walking a dog. How can the driver check the blind spot

    a) look to the left
    b) look to the right
    c) look to the left and to the right
    d) look at the car mirrors

    answer C (easy)

    question 5: What would you do if you have a high score on the sensation seeking scales

    a) turn your license in
    b) drive normal but aware about what risk you take ( something like that)
    c) go to a doctor or something
    d) cant remember

    answer i picked was B

    question 6: Which of these statement are correct about men and women

    a) women thinks that they are a better driver than others
    b) men thinks that they are a worse driver than others
    c) women and men thinks that they are worse driver than others
    d) men thinks that they are better drivers than others

    answer is of cause D

    question 7: what are the causes of fatigue

    a) working long hours
    b) driving far and working long hours
    c) driving far
    d) drinking coffee ( i think)

    answer of cause is B

    question 8: what contributes the most to an accident

    a) human errors
    b) environment
    c) car servicing
    d) it was probably condition or something

    answer is A

    and that all i remembered for part I

    for part 2 i mainly got the touch the screen when it’s safe to turn right, 1 overtake and a few touch when it unsafe

    for the overtake I’ve learn’t from this site and others not to overtake. For the right turn i touched it for 2 clips which i thought i failed because from reading seem like people doesn’t touch it that much. But i guess for part II the turning right bit is probably the hardest as you need to go when there a gap so if you see a gap which touch it.

    Hope this help

  19. Thanks buddy! The information above was very helpful indeed – much appreciated :)

  20. Just got my license today – this website was especially helpful. Cheers
    -SR

  21. Nick W on said:

    Hey Guys,about to go for my DQT. This website has helped me heaps … I hope. I really hate the RTA. I will let you know how I go. Fingers crossed.

  22. Nick W on said:

    Just passed guys! I honestly believed that I wouldn’t. This site helped heaps, cheers. Good Luck to everyone else!

    EDITOR: :-)

  23. I just sat for the test today and I passed it in first go.
    Firstly, I have to say thank you to the web publisher and to visitors who have contributed. Knowing that a lot of people pass the test at the first go is very motivating.
    I wish I had good memory like some of the people here. Even though I just did the test less than an hour ago, I could barely remember what I was asked – I remember the first few questions are about SLEEP DEBT.
    Part 2 is common sense. e.g. they’ll show you video of you driving behind two cyclists and it’ll ask you when is it save to overtake. I didn’t touch the screen as the road is too narrow. I had a few of turning right questions, when to slow down.
    For Part 1, you just have to read the whole book.
    Once again, thanks for the help =D

  24. Anonymous on said:

    The test was not as hard as people make it out to be, but you still need to read the book. the only question i got worth mentioning is ” if your travelling 5km/h over in a 60 zone what is the chance of crashing”……………….Answer Twice as likely.
    This was the only “technical” question i got.
    Goodluck

  25. Muzzy on said:

    Hi i went for the dqt and i failed. Please does anyone know anymore questions and answers. Its urgent i got the test on this coming tuesday

  26. Muzzy on said:

    im going to the rta now

  27. tirisays on said:

    I have failed the test twice already a year ago, I then decided to renew my greens again – couldn’t be bothered wasting more money. Funny that I couldn’t pass the test but I was able to renew my greens and still drive up to 100km an hour on the roads with everyone else. Wow.

    How is it that they do not have any real practise opportunities on the web or even at the RTA? The little animations they put on the RTA site are nothing like the test we sit and hey I have never seen cars drive that before. My car slows down when I break also, what is the point of the second section of the test if there is no response from the car? I would like a real opportunity to pick out hazards – on the road, instead of looking at pixellelated images.

    Anyways, I went and paid another $35 to book in, my test is tomorrow so I must go and read the book, again. Thanks so much to those who have contributed to this site, I have found it very helpful!!!

  28. Thank you all for useful tips. This morning, passed DQT at one go!

    For me most of questions were quite simple and they all came from key points in the book. I didn’t even have any question asking me statistics or numbers!

    For the part II, almost every video clips were about “when to turn right” in different situations such as in a rainy day, night time, day time, busy road etc

    One video clip was quite tricky. You are driving 60km/h and following a car. When the car in front of you reached a pedestrian cross, I noticed that there was a bus stopped left side of the road. As the front car slows down, (you see break lights on). I also slowed down. Then unexpectedly the bus suddenly indicated to the right and, at no time, it cut my vehicle, so I quickly touch the screen again to slow down. It all happened in few seconds. I am not quite sure how I went with that clip…

    Also there were two clips about “when to takeover”, and as suggested by krayzie, I didn’t overtake cyclists at all. In fact you don’t have chance to overtake.

    Hope it helps

  29. I wen tfor my blacks today for the 3rd time and failed again.. The DQT is so anoying i was so sure that i passed i dont see why i didnt….
    I got every question right in the first party everytime.
    I’ve always got the exact same questions everytime i take the test and have failed each time on the exact same questions.
    I got mostly questions where you have to touch the screen when its safe to turn right which i got right. I got a question with the bikes which i got right too. I had a question where your driving along a two way road doign 70 and theres an oncoming truck and a motorbikle that atempts to overtake the turck.. i touched the screen just as the bike pulled out…
    The parts i failed on was slowing down on the winding roads… first was in the day time 2 way road. I touched the screen before the corner when i saw the sign indicating the corner and the other question was similair just at night. I think io touched the screen to late last 2nd time i did the test and this time i think to early. its such an anoyoing test i mean i knwo when to slow down when im acctually driving btu this simmulation its hard to judge everything, i was so sure that i had passed. I got 100% on my red Ps test..

  30. ManUchamps on said:

    Thanks to reading people’s advice, I passed on my first go. I was petrified going into the exam for Part II but it’s very similar to the green Ps just longer.

    Here’s some of my (poor) recollections:
    Part I:
    Q. Picture where ambulance/police is driving right in the middle of two opposing lanes and coming towards your vehicle. What should you do?
    A. Brake and move to the left.
    (there was a “slow down” option but the ambulance was quite close so you had to move to the side)

    To be honest, all the other questions were right from the book and already mentioned by others.

    Part II:
    - Had about 6 “when is it safe to turn right”, most in good conditions, 1 at night and 1 whilst raining. Only turned right in 3 if these (2 day 1s and the night 1- after you wait for all the cars and don’t see any oncoming carlights around the slight bend/trees).
    - Driving in a tunnel with 2 lanes. When to slow down- when car too close with vehicle in front AND when car gets close to van in left lane because the van will indicate shortly afterwards and jump lanes to be in front of you.

    Good luck to all!

  31. Reply on said:

    Thanks for all the great advice on this page!!
    I booked my test in for this morning and passed, which is great!! Now I have 5yr Gold license and no more p-plates!

    My best tips are:
    - Learn the main statistics from the book, pretty much none of the questions mentioned in above entries were in my test to be sure to cover it all, but yes some are common sense!!
    - Read the book throughly and make a few notes about the main things mentioned. Times fatigue most common to what hours are most alcohol affected drivers are on the road.
    - When in the test make sure to ask for the audio as it really does help, I went in to the test nervous but once reading through all the instructions (and hearing them out loud) I felt more confident instantly even though I had read them in the handbook too. If you know exactly what is expected you are less likely to fail.
    - YES, I thought the test was quite annoying and scary because you really don’t know with the HPT what scenes you will get. Best tip is to just look out for anything that you think would be a hazard, one I had was car closing up on a truck, I pressed to slow down then again when the car put their indicators on so you need to sense how close the car is to other traffic. It was slightly worrying when you don’t see the car slow down – you must press screen straight away or you would crash.
    Also don’t worry too much about cars in other lanes unless they put their indicators on. The turn right scenarios are quite easy, wait until there is a large gap, some don’t turn at all.
    MAKE SURE TO DO ALL PRACTICE QUESTIONS!! They give you feedback – which does help.

    Either way I was terrified I was going to fail, but you wont fail if you get one or so questions wrong in the Knowledge part (not that you shouldn’t aim for 100%) but the HPT I believe you need most of them good response and one or two could have been better.

    To tackle nerves, go early in the morning, study well before and make sure to think about what is mentioned in the book when you drive as this is what they expect in the HPT part.

    GOOD LUCK, I AM SURE YOU WILL ALL DO GREAT. :)

  32. pablo on said:

    I took the DQT and passed today. Felt like a huge waste of my time and thought id check out the net to see what other people thought of it.

    The first section on the test was like any school test.

    I have a theory on the second section. For any scenario asking to touch when it is safe to turn you can just chill the f**k out and don’t touch s**t use that time to check for hotties in the RTA, for me there were some nice looking 70 yr olds renewing their licenses.

    For the scenarios asking to touch when you would slow down just touch the f**k out of the screen and you’re golden.

    anyhow..worked for me

  33. ratty on said:

    I have a question…i had several scenarios in the 2nd part of the test which asked me to touch the screen when i would slow down. the scene was of a 2 way road with cars parked either side of the road, and there were heaps of hazards i.e. cars pulling out, people crossing, people standing on the corner of the road. Do i keep touching the screen saying i would slow down every time I see a hazard? That’s what I gathered from the question and also the practice one on the website.

    So confused about that. Please help me someone. I’m so raged because my computer stuffed up and I thought I had to keep going and now I have to pay again. I know the whole book, I know how to drive but the stupid second part kept freezing. ahhhhh

    Anyway please answer my question ASAP

    Thanks!

  34. Reply on said:

    ratty,

    Second part of the test is easy as long as you touch the screen at all times when you see a hazard, sometimes that’s 0 times and sometimes it’s 3-4 times, do be careful but don’t be ridiculously careful and press it every 2 seconds.

    When you get in the test just do what looks to be right, because most people pass if they have sufficient experience on the road and are not nervous for the test.

    Like what you were explaining – where there are cars parked everywhere DRIVE SLOWLY and slow down for all hazards (ON YOUR SIDE) thats side streets, pedestrians etc.

    Hope that helps!

  35. ironchicken on said:

    damn i wish i could’ve read about this alot earlier. very nice info especially on the part 2 of the DQT. I failed twice already and i raged a bit =( both on the hazard perception part of the test =/ lol @ the 3rd last post i think. Im taking the test again tomorrow and i will take your advice on the touch screen questions and make sure to check out the grannies renewing their licence lol

    thanks again

  36. fletch on said:

    Passed first go. People should read the book well and they wont have any worries. Take your time and read questions carefuly and you’ll be fine. There are some trick questions so pay attention.

  37. Hey, just wanted to say this website is great…my test was basically what everyone has said already just wanted to add for part 1: i had the diagram of the 360 degree view around the car and it asked what colour is the blind sport area, just study the book and u should be fine…
    part 2: dont be nervous, read question ver carefully and use the sound… i had touched the screen to turn right for day and night, with the right turns at night i touched it twice and twice for day (huge gaps)..when it asks you to touch the screen when to slow down you do it when you see (a) pedestrians (b) cars parked (c) car reversing out of drive way (d) if you see car’s break light coming on in front of you (e) indicator (f) too close to car in front (g) side streets (h) curves or bends ( dont worry about cars in the opposite direction: would you slow down for them in real life unless there abit over ur lane)…they are not testing how qickly you press the screen to slow down, i was told its if you spot the HAZARD…you are allowd 3 errors in part 2

  38. khaldie on said:

    i didnt pass first time it s hard but ypu all can give the full liscence a go so study and try hard

    good luck everyone

  39. Anonymous on said:

    Hey,

    It is really helpful buddy! You are doing at least good thing to educate other youghsters like us. Good on you man

    NK

  40. Harumi on said:

    Hi Guys,

    I’m doing my DQT next monday just wondering if you have to pass all 15 question in Part 1 also in Part 2 do you really have to “touch the screen” for all question can you possibly dont touch the screen at all?

    Your help would be much apprecated. Thanks

  41. goldlicensenow on said:

    The infomation I got from this website is really helpful. I passed DQT in one go this morning!

    Did not get much statistics question in part 1. Just use common sence and read through the questions on this web helps a lot.

    Heaps of right turn and when should low down questions in part 2.
    Don’t turn right on a double lane intersection when you see a truck or any big vichecl on the oncoming direction at the interseciton, the big vichecl blocks the view of the other lane therefore it is unsafe to make the turn. I remember this question was in my HPT test too.

    The RTA instructions says DON’T touch the screen when you don’t think you should take an action(make a right turn, overtake etc.)or something like that. Just take your time and read through the test instructions before every question, you will know when you should touch the screen and when you do not need to at all.
    :)

  42. Ellie on said:

    Just wanted to thank everyone, this website helped me heaps!
    I knew what to expect going in!
    Got them on my first go a couple weeks back!

    Part one was Ok i guess.. i had issues with my touch screen, but take ur time and think clearly if your the slightest bit unsure skip the question and come back to it. You really need to study for part one otherwise you wont pass.

    For part two it will all come naturally its as if u are driving, just use your common sense.. ask yourself would u turn realistically?

  43. Hey guys, I just passed my DQT today. All thanks to the helpful comments you posted here.

    One question that I had that I wasn’t sure was

    How far ahead should you be looking as part of a scanning routine?
    a. 4 sec
    b. 8 sec
    c. 2 sec
    d. 12 sec

    the answer is 12 sec (ref. pg 82 of DQT handbook)

    MOst of the rest were covered in this page.

    As for the HPT,
    DO NOT TURN unless there’s a wide enough gap for an elephant to wander across. I just sat and did nothing for most of them anyway. Same goes for the over-taking questions (i.e. the ones with cyclists) It is fine if you didn’t touch the screen at all.. In fact, they expect you to not touch the screen in some questions.

    I’ve got a fair bit of slowing down questions, it’s always safer to slow down whenever you see anything moving on the screen. i.e. break lights, crazy driver opening doors, suicidal guy on the phone, and cars coming out of intersection without looking.. etc.

    Good luck everyone!

    P/s: Mike Crick (comment post on http://michael.langley.id.au/blog/posts/44)did a 9 page summary of the statistics. It’s quite helpful.

    .docx (Office 2007) Version:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?m1mntjnmxul

    .doc (Office 97 – 03) Version

    http://www.mediafire.com/?l9ahgoym2hd

  44. Anonymous on said:

    Aww I failed my first attempt.

    I was confident i got section 1 all correct….but stumbled on section 2 (touch screen)

    I kept pressing each time there was a problem…( which i think I only needed to press ONCE) ?? any suggestions please? :(

    Thanks in advance.

  45. Thanks so much, if it wasn’t for this resource i wouldn’t have passed…

    Anyone with any doubts, just read this page and the comments and you’ll be fine…

    I read over this for about 45mins, and the RTA DQT book quickly noting a few facts which are also mentioned here and that was it…

    I got 100%!!! In all areas and apparently thats rare… still don’t get any extra points though… spewing…

    Anyway, the test seemed to favor turn right scenario’s for me…

    It’s a completely stupid test and i see no merit in it… but cheering i’ve got my golds now..

    -Mike

  46. I took the DQT today – passed first go.

    In the HPT I got about 5 of the turning right questions. One in the pouring rain where the correct response was not to touch the screen, One at night where there were 2 safe gaps and a few more on a suburban street where there were really long safe gaps.

    I also got two questions about when it’s safe to overtake cyclists. For both scenarios the correct response was not to touch the screen at all.

    I got another one where you touch the screen every time you need to brake. It was very straightforward. First the car in front was too close, and then it’s brake lights came on.

    My advice: Don’t go overboard when touching the screen during the ‘when would you brake’ questions. If the car in front in your scenario is too close, only touch the screen ONCE to indicate that you would brake. Even if the car stays too close, you only touch the screen once.

    The knowledge test is common sense. Know a few basic statistics – e.g that Human factors account for the majority of crashes, followed by human and environmental. If you read the book, you should pass as there were plenty of easy questions.

  47. Darren on said:

    Well I have been looking at this website for about two weeks now reading and re-reading everyones comments in order to get a better idea of what to expect in the DQT which I sat this morning. After some reading of the book and re-reading of the summaries in the book I passed – I got 100% and I put a lot of that not only to the RTA book but to this excellent forum. Thank you.

    Here’s a little bit of what I can remember of my test.
    Part 1 – I can’t remember the questions exactly but I had two which required the same answer – one after another – I think this was the RTA trying to throw a curveball.
    First Question was: What accident occurs most for New Full License Holders – Answer is Running into the back of the car in front. The next question was – What accident occurs most for all drivers – again same thing running into the back of the car in front – Didn’t get many stat type questions basically general knowledge stuff – sucks I memorised all the stats I could but hey I was prepared – read over the summaries as I said and you’ll be sweet.

    Part 2 – Well this was what I was packing it over – I was mainly worried about the ‘slow down’ questions and of course I had a lot of them the first 4 were press the screen when you would slow down. First one was on a 2 lane freeway with a truck on the right of me and a smaller truck in front. This one has been on here before so I knew what to expect – your car starts getting to close to the small truck in front and I mean obviously too close so as it starts to get closer I pressed the screen once it made a noise, flashed and held for 3 seconds then the video continued.
    Also I had another slow down on in a tunnel, this one also is on this page mentioned above – slow down when you again get to close to the car in front and when the van in the left lane next to you turned on it’s indicator press it again – simple. Another was in the dark along a country road and you come to a corner – i pushed the screen as soon as i saw the corner sign – I thought it may have been too early as then you reach the corner and see those ‘chevrons’ or whatever those arrow corner signs on the corner are – but push early I as I know I got that one right. Don’t rush just react how you would if you were actually driving the car.

    Had a few turn right questions, one in the day time turn right when there is a massive gap – used the thought of the comment someone made above of go when could could imagine an elephant wandering across – and it worked – you can clearly see what gaps to go in it is a lot simpiler then i thought it would be, had another one at night – go when you can see a huge gap they had lights on so it’s very easy to judge. and one in the pouring rain – don’t go, in fact you don’t get chance, i knew that from this website too and yeah just leave the video to roll though. Also had the ever so talked about two cyclists on a country road – looked like a dirt track to me and the cyclists should have been there but maybe not the car???? Just leave it you don’t overtake them, you potentially could at one point but there is a blind corner which kind of sneaks up on you from the left, so don’t touch the screen on that.

    One last thing – well two, thanks again to everyone who has contributed it really helps others, and anyone who reads this and does the test pass of fail i would recommend to put your comments on here as it will be benefical to others who are going for this test, i also had a bit of trouble with touch screen, thank god it happened on my practice questions for part one where i pushed on the ‘button’ on the screen and it would register – i called the RTA lady over who said to push it a bit lower in that case – which i did and it worked, it’s okay though because there is not time limit on the test will that only applies for part one, and in part two you can touch the screen anywhere.

    Thanks again everyone and good luck to thsoe reading this and going for the test.

    Darren

  48. I just got it on my first go – and on my 21st Birthday!!
    All thanks to this site and the Michael Langley one.

    Can’t say I can offer any more advice because my experience was exactly mapped out by all the comments on these two sites so far. I might have over-studied (well, by that I mean one night of reading the handbook and DQT website and then finding these two God-send sites) but it is worth it, especially if you’re worried. My part 1 questions didn’t require any knowledge of percentages or numbers, but rather comparisons of things (e.g. “when do distractions to the driver cause the MOST risk”, answer was “in complex driving situations”.) Most could have been worked out by common sense. There was also a question showing the four most common crash types in NSW, answer is rear-end crashes.

    ABSOLUTELY do the practice questions (especially in part 2) and DO use the sound, it helps to make you feel more comfortable and assured at the beginning. You may want to be impatient to go on with the test, but do it.

    Final thoughts are that this test does NOT measure your true ability to drive safely, it’s more the ability to be sharp (and perceptive) in detecting hazards early on the screen, a little knowledge of the book and most of all, one’s common sense.

    Pointless, really. I’ve always detested the RTA and this is one of the reasons.

  49. Just got my full license, thanks to this site I have passed this time, was my 2nd go.
    This page sure beats studying from the book!
    Now hopefully I wont be harassed by the Police.

    Thank you!

  50. i failed the dqt twice and then came upon this website and thanks heaps to everything and all the tips on this website i passed the dqt today.
    what i found totally helpful were the tips on the video clips ,in my first 2 attempts i always tried to overtake the cyclist and also tried to turn right at every opportunity and thats why i failed.
    this time when the cyclist scenario came up i just sat back and relaxed. Also in the slow down videos i touched the screen at every hazard i saw which in most videos you have to touch the screen almost immediately. Also on the right turns only did so when as someone stated turn right only if you can imagine an elephant strolling through.
    thanks once again.

  51. Thanks for the tips, i passed first time although i thought i had failed.
    Part 1. Is easy if you read the book.
    Part 2. My tip is don’t get caught up in the psychology of the test.
    You DONT have to press the screen.

    On TOUCH TO SLOW DOWN questions i kept my finger close to the screen to react quickly,
    where as for the TOUCH WHEN YOU YOU TURN RIGHT, i kept my hand in my lap checked whether the indicators where on and then touched if it was safe to go.

  52. Hi, I went for my Full licences test about 2-3 years ago and i failed, i found it so hard as i hadn’t read the book, i have never tried to go for the test again as i was scared, so i just kept renewing my licence. I am now pregnant and thought might be a good idea to get off my P-plates. I found this site last Friday and it is really helpful!!! Thank you so much for all of the infomation in it. I read the book on the weekend and then went for my test this morning. I got my full licence!!! It is such a relief, if it wasn’t for this website and reading the book i would have failed again. I recommend this site to anyone going for their full licence. Thanks

  53. Hi, i passed my DQT test today in one go!.. yey!!.. I would like to thank this website/forum.. it’s a big help.. My advise is to read all the suggestions in this website, read the book (actually, i didnt read it all just the key points, but i would highly suggest to read it properly), and go to this website as well http://michael.langley.id.au/blog/posts/44

    When you go for your DQT test – do the practice questions.. it does help…

    There’s a questions about “Low alcohol hours” and i selected during weekdays in daylight (sorry can’t remember the exact words).. and the “High Alcohol hours” is Thur, Fri, and weekends… basically, most of the questions that i got is common sense.. the HPT part is not that bad…

    GOODLUCK TO ALL!!!

  54. This website helped so much!! Thank you everyone! I went for my full license last week but failed because I felt compelled to turn right at every single opportunity (i pressed the screen about 4 times in one video). After reading this site, however, I realised that you really don’t need to at all, and in most cases you don’t turn right….and so I passed on my second go!
    I had a really strange last 2 questions- they were essentially repeats of each other: you’re driving past a park/factory with lots of parked cars on both sides on the road. 3 pedestrians try to approach their car and there’s one red car that turns onto your road, and then turns into right. I pressed the screen about 7 times for when I was going to slow down, and the second video was 2 seconds shorter, but exactly the same!! I thought it was a trick question!
    An advice that I found from this site that really helped me to pass the DQT is to imagine that you are driving in your recently purchased brand new car. It’s what got me through it!! Thanks to also those who perfectly recalled the questions they had..it helped so much!!
    Bon chance everyone! =)

  55. I did my DQT yesterday.

    Section 1 was easy – but I did go online and check websites such as this to get as much extra info as I could + I read the book

    Section 2 is easy enough if your relaxed and don’t rush. I can remember the following scenarios:
    (1) Touch the screen when you should brake – Following a 4WD slowly in a rural residential road, he applies the brake twice to which you should touch the screen each time, then right at the end he indicates to which you should touch the screen again
    (2) Toch the screen when you should brake – Congested city traffic coming up a crest at night. Wait until you see the brake lights of the car in front of you come on (probably about 4-5 secs in), as you come over the hill, and then touch the screen. Remember it is at night, so all the cars in front already have headlights / rear lights on – don’t be fulled thinking they have immediately braked because you see red!
    (3) A majority of my other scenes were turn right when safe, as everyone says – just be extremely over cautious. Often cars will indicate in front of you but then change at last minute, or it looks like you have time to turn with a car a reasonable distance away but suddenly it speeds up! Just remember, don’t turn right unless you basically can’t see a thing in front of you.

  56. Klue2k on said:

    Hi guys,

    Just want to say a huge thank you to this website and everyone that has contributed. All the tips helped me and i don’t think i would of passed without this website.

    part 1 was pretty straight forward. I was lucky to not really have any specific statistic questions. i think i got the question wrong about what is the main type of accidents with motorcycles.

    part 2, the animation clips weren’t as long as i thought for the turn right when its safe questions. my tip for part two is just to read the instructions at the start as it says to only touch the screen for each hazard or each point it is safe.

    best of luck to everyone =)

  57. Yes, this website is extremely helpful. It is the key to success. A thorough reading of the booklet (which I highly recommend) and this website is ALL you need to pass, as long as you take your brain with you!

    Cheers.

  58. Hi,

    would you touch the screen to slow down when you see parked cars?

    another question I have is that would you touch the screen to slow down if you see side streets?

    Regards.

  59. Just passed on my second time. I wish I had seen this website before my first!! The test is a joke but just study the book and read the above comments and you will be fine.

  60. I passed my test today (first go), it was much easier than I expected, I got 100%! I remember having about 6 right turn video clips and 4 slow down ones. The multiple choice was just common sense.

  61. Am I glad that you have started up this page and for all those who have left such useful notes!!

    I had read half of my hand book word by word, then skimmed through the second half of the handbook. Went and did my test and failed at my first attempt!!

    2nd part of the test was a real stumbling block for me.
    I had turned up at the rta too close to the closing time, and insited on the test even thought the rta attendant said I won’t have enough time. So I rushed through the test so much, soemtimes I forgot what situation I was meant to touch the screen. Pretty pathetic, I know. I had underestimated the the test was a bit ‘over confident’ in sitting for the test lol…..

    So taking time and reading the questions for Part 2 would be a great tip!

    Having been miserable and embarrased for failing, I thought I was the only one struggling in this situation. Then, I had a bright idea of googling to see if anyone has tips….AND…here we go…found this great page!!!

    And another link posted earlier:
    http://michael.langley.id.au/blog/posts/44
    was really good!!

    Seriously I have spent nearly 2 hours reading every comment on both sites, and I feel better about going for my second attempt at the rta today.

    Before the test, I’m going to revise the great handy notes created and posted by another helpful person: Mike Crick, found from michael.langley’s page

    word doc downloaded from:

    .docx (Office 2007) Version:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?m1mntjnmxul

    .doc (Office 97 – 03) Version

    http://www.mediafire.com/?l9ahgoym2hd

    Big Thanks to the editor of this page, Michael (of the other link), Mike (for the word doc) and all the other helpful people who have posted lots of great tips online, I am hoping I’ll have a better result!!

    Wish me luck on my 2nd attempt :)

    ps. For all those who may have failed on their first go, don’t give up. Think it was a practice run. And you’ll do better!! :)

  62. Did my DQT today and passed first go. Thanks to everyone here for all the advice, wouldn’t have passed without it.

    My computer was actually faulty when I first started, eg, you could see the mouse cursor and you’d have to hit the right answer multiple times to get it to register. After the practice questions I thought to hell with this and got them to change me over to another comp. I’m not going to lose 35 bucks on faulty machine! If anyone else finds this happen, stand up and tell them the sensitivity is off. I reckon this actually happens quite a bit but they just let people test on it anyway. I overheard the woman say “it wasn’t working yesterday either” to one of the others. What!!! Why are you letting people test on it?

    My tips for the test, specifically the second part is to tap hard and precise. Do not tap lightly just in case it doesn’t register.

    The first part:

    Q: How many kilometers will you travel before you encounter a NEAR crash?
    A: 800 Kilometers

    Q: Why is it more dangerous to travel at highspeeds (100km or more)?
    A: It narrows your field of vision.

    (This one was rather tricky, because all the answers were technically right. But the right answer is directly from the book) – the others were “Because your eyes get tired more easily”, “because hazards will need more time to stop for” etc

    Q: What is safe scanning?
    A: Turning your eyes and/or head to look on BOTH sides, front AND BACK

    other Answers:

    * turning your eyes and / or head to look on both sides in the back
    * turning your eyes to look on both sides front and back
    * turning your head to look back and front

    (This answer was sorta tricky, mainly because every answer looked the same. I had to turn off the audio at this point because it was distracting. The correct answer is of course the longest. Just be sure not to race through this question because you could easily misread it if you’re rushing)

    Q: Male drivers are more at risk when…
    A: They’re with other male drivers of the same age

    Q: Travelling at high speeds will: (can’t fully remember how this one was worded)
    A: Increase risk (obvious)

    That’s all I can remember for section 1: If you study the booklet and read this page then you’ll be fine to remember stuff. The hardest part of the test I reckon is the 2nd part because it’s so twitchy.

    Section 2: I failed the first practice test, which is where you’re behind a truck and you need to touch to brake. I brake as soon as I saw the other car start to overtake me, and then my car kept going. I thought, well surely if pressed it once then, the car would have braked and slowed down, counting only as ONE brake, but this is what’s hardest about the test – there’s no real formula to it. And its difficult to judge what the hell it wants you to do.

    I redid the practice and passed it, this time just touching it up to 3 times, and it said I could have been better? The touch to brake questions are ridiculous; I can understand having to press to brake for hazards, but when you need to account for speed and all that – its hard to figure out based on footage, especially when the car doesn’t actually slow down. It’s stupid.

    Anyway I got mainly TURN RIGHT questions, which was great because in my opinion they’re the easiest.

    1. I got one in the rain, and turned right TWICE. There was a massive gap after the 3rd wave of cars (I believe) and then again after the 4th. You’ll know what’s right because the gap is so obvious compared to the previous waves. And you can see clearly from the headlights.

    2. I got the cyclists twice. I was so tempted to overtake but didn’t. Thanks to this website, I might well have. If you see two cyclists in any footage, IT’S A TRAP. SIT BACK AND DO NOT TOUCH.

    3. Turn right on a country road; easy, when there is no car in sight press to move. Do not hesitate though, because shortly after the gap the video will end.

    4. Turn right when raining: It’s a little harder to see in this one, but you just wait for all the waves to pass. You’ll see one last car pass (kind hard to see, until it’s headlines are in full view) – you’ll turn and then the video will end (if i can remember right).

    5. Turn right in a semi-busy intersection : there’s a few waves of cars, but I didn’t push until I was absolutely certain. I was able to go TWICE before the video ended.

    6. You’re following a red car (i think!) and you need to touch to brake. I braked when 3-4 times. One was when we came up to a crossing hump thing, I braked early to be safe. the second is when you see its red lights, at this point I actually went a little early because I saw the school zone (40km) sign before the red car reacted – and then a bus will pull out. As soon as you see the bus BRAKE, it will pull into your lane.

    7. This is the last one I can remember, the one I dreaded most. Touch the screen in a busy city street (20-30 kms) when you would brake. I remember braking when I saw it’s red lights, and again when I saw it approach a crossing. I don’t remember much about it, but I thought I didn’t press enough, because I THINK a car comes out of a park. Just be very weary about the touch and brake questions, it’s confusing because in real life I’d be braking incrementally all the time to maintain a slow speed. But it’s asking you to brake when you SEE a potential hazard. So just keep your eyes open.

    If you haven’t seen a hazard in more than five seconds, you can bet one will be coming up.

    A thing to remember in the turn right questions (And most of them) is you’ll never have to press the screen instantly. The footage starts and things will only kick in after 3 or 4 seconds. You’ll have enough time to get acquainted with the surroundings. When it comes to turning, you can sit back and just wait it out. Often it’s not safe to go until at least 3 – 4 car waves in.

    Hope this was helpful! That’s all I can remember!

  63. samoan power on said:

    Question 1
    A driver is driving on a country road at 80km/h. The speed limit is 80km/h, there is light fog and it is raining. The driver goes round a curve and suddenly sees a cyclist in the middle of his lane. He brakes hard, but ends up colliding with the cyclist. What is the primary cause of this crash?

    a) The cyclist should not have been riding in the middle of the lane

    b) The driver did not adjust his/her speed to the wet and foggy conditions

    c) The car’s brakes were worn out

    d) Nobody is at fault, the accident happened because of an unfortunate combination of things

    Question 2
    A simple thing you can do to reduce your crash risk is to:

    a) Look further ahead

    b) Reduce your space cushion in heavy traffic

    c) Avoid driving on freeways

    d) Eat healthier food

    Question 3
    As part of a good scanning routine, drivers should check their mirrors:

    a) About every 60 seconds

    b) About every 10 to 20 seconds

    c) About every 20 to 30 seconds

    d) About every 5 to 10 seconds

    Question 4
    About what percentage of road crashes are caused by factors that include at least some human error?

    a) 45%

    b) 75%

    c) 90%

    d) 30%

    Question 5
    Driving is:

    a) Quite safe, if you have good car control skills

    b) Safe when you get a full licence

    c) Safer than travelling by train

    d) One of the riskiest things most people do

    Question 6
    The two main crash related distractions from inside the vehicle are:

    a) Smoking and mobile telephones

    b) Other passengers and adjusting the radio, stereo or CD

    c) Loose items and eating

    d) Adjusting the heater and air conditioning

    Question 7
    Overconfidence in your driving ability is increased whenever:

    a) You drive unsafely but don’t crash

    b) The police catch you for speeding

    c) You manage to repair your car yourself

    d) Other drivers give way to you

    Question 8
    You are driving the car in the picture in a 100km/zone. What action would you take?

    a) Accelerate

    b) Brake hard

    c) Slow down gently

    d) Maintain speed

    Question 9
    Which of the following statements about safe following distances is true?

    a) The 3-second rule applies only in good conditions

    b) Traveling closer than 3-seconds applies only if you have good reflexes

    c) Only Provisional drivers should use the 3-second rule

    d) The 3-second rule should be used at all times

    Question 10
    When you become a full licence holder, the safest blood alcohol level will be:

    a) 0.00

    b) 0.04

    c) 0.05

    d) 0.50

    Question 11
    Which of the following statements is true?

    a) Fatigue related crashes are about 3 times less likely in rural areas than in metropolitan areas

    b) Fatigue related crashes occur most often between 8 am and 11 am

    c) Fatigue related crashes are about 3 times more likely in rural areas than in metropolitan areas

    d) The risk of a fatigue related crash is highest in the Sydney area

    Correct Answers:

    1b, 2a, 3d, 4c, 5d, 6b, 7a, 8c, 9a, 10a, 11c

  64. SnowiDragon on said:

    Omgomg :D DKT Passed! Reading these tips made me not worry so much. Worked ^^ Tyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    I got like 5 turn right questions in a row XD Just wait wait wait and press when it’s obvious. Don’t do anything at the start really.. Once there was a nice turn open at the start, but the lights were red :P Sneaky

    The rest I got were all slow down ones. Watch for approaching corners as well as pedestrians.. Stupid cars.. Etc. Then it’s fine. There was one at night with two bikes that kinda looked like a car.. So is good to brake early. Bad quality video D:
    :D good luck anyone else going for the hazard perception test :D

  65. in part2 there is a video with a bike just infront of you. touch the screen immediatly.
    I touched screen bit late and I failed the DQT

  66. just passed DQT today on first go, wanted to thank you guys for this website and shared exam experiences, helped a lot
    I had a silly question on first part tho, it was a picture of a car going backward from his parking and there was a kid behind the car, question was like: “Blind spot, what driver should check to see the kid?”
    a- loot at left
    b- look at right
    c- look at inside and outside mirrors
    d- look at right and left

    now, if the driver looks at mirrors theres a chance that he might see the child, but if he looks at right or left theres no way for driver to see the child but looking at mirrors he will not be able to see the ‘blind spot’, anyway I answered (d) because that’s how you can see the ‘blind spot’

  67. matchuk on said:

    Just did full license test after reading this site. Normally not a person to write replies on site but this site was very helpful. My tips:

    - first section is very easy common sense + read the statistics from the booklet
    - second section be very prudent, hard part for me was understanding how the test works. You need to press screen for each hazard for example once for incoming car, another time before a curve.

    Goodluck

  68. The test is pretty common sense-ish, though easier said after passing the test (as of yesterday). Read the book at least once to get a flavour for the numbers because there will be one or two questions asking for these numbers.

    Part 2 (the touch screen mode) is easier than the first part! Keep a cool head, don’t stress and use some common sense when you can.

  69. I pasted the DQT exam today partly thanks to this site.
    i got a question asking why female drivers are less prone to accidents than males. and (correct me if im wrong) the answer was because female drivers are less confident than males.
    the 2nd part was not bad, when in doubt, don’t press anything :)

  70. hannah on said:

    hay guyz wish me luk going to do the dqt second time round fellin lot more confident after seein this website i will let u know wat happens cheers

  71. nakula on said:

    Just want to say thank you to all the contributors on this website. I passed my second time test because of this website. Some tips for those who want to take the test and pass. Read your handbook is a must, although most of the questions that i had is common sense but i got few statistic question as well. Read the statistics summary that someone give you the link above. it helps if you dont have enough time to learn everything in the book.
    Now the worst part of the test, the advance HPT test. If you apply all the suggestion above, you will have 95% chances to pass the test. Touch to slow down, everytime you saw a hazard, touch the screen once. Most of the hazards will be the car infront of you, pedestarian, road signs, break light of any car infront of you. Touch to turn right, most of the time you will not touch your screen, touch only if you see a very big gap. And dont worry if you not even touch the screen on turn right. If you see the car on the opposite direction give sign to turn, do not touch the screen because sometime they cancel the sign once close to the intersection or there is a motorcycle on the other lane that you cannot see.
    Good luck to everyone who will take the test. And once again thank you for all who contribute.

  72. Here’s my attempt at a ‘test mock up’. Please note, these questions are based on the DQT booklet, and were not actually taken from the real test. Most of the time it’ll challenge your statistical comprehension skills (well i hope so!), which is what is needed in the first part of the DQT. Good luck!

    Answers to follow.

    (1) Crash patterns
    ————–
    1. In what type of weather conditions do most common crashes in NSW happen?
    (a) sealed roads, in fine weather and in daylight
    (b) unsealed roads, in bad weather and at night
    (c) unsealed roads, in bad weather, and in daylight
    (d) All conditions are equally dangerous
    2. What time of the day from Monday to Friday is a crash likely to occur?
    (a) 10pm-1am
    (b) 3pm-6pm
    (c) 9am-5pm
    (d) 9am-3pm
    3. Full license holders are more likely collide into the rear of a vehicle than Provisional License holders. True or False?

    (2) Understanding and Managing Risk
    ——————————–
    4. Which method of transport is the safest?
    (a) Car
    (b) Bus
    (c) Train
    (d) Both B & C
    (e) None, they’re all equally un-safe

    5. Why are male drivers a greater risk than females? (Written answer)

    6. On average, How much does a fatal crash cost the community?
    (a) 1 million
    (b) 1.7million
    (c) 2 million
    (d) Greater than 2 million

    7. For all crashes reported by the NSW police, how many in every 50 involve a fatality?
    (a) 1
    (b) 5
    (c) 10
    (d) 25

    8. Where do most costs go after a fatal crash?
    (a) Legal issues
    (b) Long term care
    (c) Medical/Ambulance

    9. How is overconfidence boosted every time you drive?
    (a) When you speed and don’t get caught
    (b) When you are booked, but do not have any demerit points deducted from your license
    (c) When you cut someone off in heavy traffic

    10. In NSW, the risk of being booked and issued for a traffic offence is how many more times greater than being killed in a crash?

    (a) 1000
    (b) 5000
    (c) 10000
    (d) None of the above, it depends on the circumstances

    11. 57% of crashes in NSW are due to:

    (a) human and environmental factors
    (b) human factors
    (c) vehicle factors only

    12. What is one of the most riskiest driving behaviors?
    (a) running a red light
    (b) exceeding the speed limit
    (c) not wearing your seatbelt

    13. Negligent driving has a jail term of up to:
    (a) 18 months
    (b) 6 months
    (c) 48 months
    (d) 38 months

    14. Dangerous driving has a jail term between:
    (a) 1-3years
    (b) 4-7 years
    (c) 7-10 years

    15. The legal BAC for a full NSW licensed driver is
    (a) 0.05
    (b) 0.10
    (c) 0.02
    16. What time during the week is ‘High alcohol hours’ ?
    (a) Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    (b) Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
    (c) Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    17. What is the safest BAC for driving?
    (a) 0.01
    (b) 0.00
    (c) 0.05
    (d) 0.03

    18. Why do women and people of both sexes get high BACs faster?
    (a) Because they weigh less, and get a higher BAC faster
    (b) Because they weigh more, and get a higher BAC faster
    (c) None the above
    19. What percentage of fatal crashes involve fatigue?
    (a) 20%
    (b) 40%
    (c) 60%
    20. Which roads do most fatigue related crashes occur on?
    (a) On unsealed roads in the bush
    (b) In Metropolitan areas
    (c) On country roads
    21. 25% of fatigue related crashes occur on country roads. With 75% occurring in metropolitan areas. True of False?

    22. What time of the day is considered to be “high-risk times” for fatigue related crashes?
    (a) 4am-8am, 12pm-2pm
    (b) 9am-5pm, 1am-4am
    (c) 5am-8am, 3pm-5pm

    23. Name one way of reducing the risk of a fatigue-related crash.
    (a) Eat more food and exercise
    (b) Turn the radio volume up in your vehicle, and turn on the air conditioning to cold
    (c) Have plenty of sleep the night before and changing drivers regularly

    24. What is the most common driving distraction that can lead to a crash?
    (a) Adjusting the aircon/CD player
    (b) Outside person, object or event
    (c) Eating and/or drinking
    (d) Moving object in vechile

    25. A driver has an accident in heavy rain. According to the statistics, what is the most likely reason for the accident?

    (a) The driver most likely did not adjust to conditions
    (b) The tyres were low on tread, therefore causing the vehicle slid out of control
    (c) The vechile had a mechanical failure

    26. Researchers suggest that in many situation crashes could be reduced during the day, if the driver
    (a) Drives with their fog lights on
    (b) Drives with their headlights on
    (c) Drives with their fog lights, high beams and low beams on


    27. Each year, how many pedestrians, cyclists and motorcylists are injuired or killed in NSW?
    (a) 1,000
    (b) 3,000
    (c) 6,000

    (3) Hazard Perception
    —————————

    28. What percentage is speed a factor in NSW fatal crashes?
    (a) 10%
    (b) 30%
    (c) 40%
    (d) 50%
    29. If you travel at 70km/h in a 60 km/h zone, how much more distance will you need to brake?
    (a) 30%
    (b) 50%
    (c) 70%
    (d) None of the above – the braking distance remains the same.

    30. If a pedestrian is hit at 60km/h, their probability of dying is 70%. At a collision speed of 80km/h, what is the chance of them surviving?
    (a) 10%
    (b) 20%
    (c) 30%
    (d) 0% – little to no chance of survival

    31. The ‘three-second rule’ must be applied to all road conditions and traffic situations. True of False?

    32. About one third of crashes involving first year full license holders happen when:
    (a) The driver runs a run light
    (b) When the driver selects a gap that is too small and collides with another vehicle
    (c) Collides with the rear end of another vehicle.

    33. You should check your mirrors for any hazards every:

    (a) 8-10 seconds
    (b) 1-2 seconds
    (c) 10-20 seconds

  73. Answers:

    1. (a) sealed roads, in fine weather and in daylight.
    2. (d) 9a-3pm
    3. (d) Both B&C
    4. True
    5. Twice as many kilometers driven and are more willing to take risks.
    6. (b) $1.7 million
    7. (a) 1
    8. (b) long term care
    9. (a) When you speed and don’t get caught
    10. (b) 5000
    11. (b) human factors.
    12. (b) execeeding the speed limit
    13. (a) 18 months
    14. (c) 7-10 yearsw
    15. (a) 0.05
    16. (c) Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    17. (b) 0.00
    18. (a) Because they weigh less, and get a higher BAC faster
    19. (a) 20%
    20. (c) On country roads
    21. False
    22. (a) 4am-8am, 12pm-2pm
    23. (c) Have plenty of sleep the night before and changing drivers regularly
    24. (b) Outside person, object or event
    25. (a) The driver most likely did not adjust to conditions
    26. (b) Drove with their headlights on
    27. (c) 6,000
    28. (c) 40%
    29. (a) 30%
    30. (d) 0% – little to no chance of survival
    31. False
    32. (b) When the driver selects a gap that is too small…
    33. (a) 8-10 seconds

  74. I took the DQT this afternoon and passed first go. I wouldn’t have done it without this site! Thank You for all your contributions. Here’s what i could remember (for anyone taking it in the near future, good luck!):

    Part 1.

    1. According to the statistics, NSW crashes mostly occur on:
    a) sealed roads, during the day in fine weather
    b) unselead roads, at night, when its raining
    c) ….(same as the sample questions)

    answer A)

    2. A driver has a near accident every:
    a) 15,000km
    b) 800km
    c) 20km

    answer B)

    3. The three main areas in hazard perception are:

    a) safety gaps,drinking no alochol, scanning
    b) Drink driving, speeding
    c) safety gaps, scanning, looking far ahead

    answer C)

    4. An animation with a truck is shown, you have to estimate the gap in seconds

    a) 1 sec
    b) 3 secs
    c) 4 secs
    d) 5 secs

    answer C)

    5. Young males are more dangerous drivers because…

    a) They tend to be more risk takers and are on the road more

    answer A) rest were too stupid and/or too sexist to remember

    6. A picture of a medication warning label is shown (indicating you cannot operate a motor vehicle whilst taking this medicine), can you drive?

    A) You can drive, so long as you take extra care
    B) It is illegal to drive, so you should not drive whilst taking this medication
    C) Drive but as soon as you notice any side effects, pull over

    Answer is B)

    7. speed zones, what do they mean?
    A) The maximum speed in which you are allowed drive to
    b) The maximum speed you must travel in the right lane
    C) Speed zones are only for guidance, and only apply in dry conditions

    Answer is A)

    8. high alochol hours are between

    a) Thrusday, Friday, Saturday and on weekends
    b) Monday-Friday
    c) Wednesday and Friday

    Answer A)

    9. A hazard can be considered to be:
    a) A pedestrian crossing the road
    b) Something that is potentially dangerous that may cause an accident

    Answer B)

    10. According to research, accidents are mainly caused by:
    a) environmental factors
    b) environmental and vechile factors
    c) human factors
    d) vechile factors alone

    Answer c)

    11. Experts suggest that most accidents can be avoided by:
    a) the driver adjusting to the conditions
    b) turning on their headlights
    c) something stupid….

    Answer A)!

    12. Animation shown, along with another car in front. Road is sealed,
    weather condition is fine. What is the distance (in seconds) you must leave?

    a) 1 second
    b) 2 seconds
    c) 4 seconds
    d) 3 seconds

    Answer D)
    13. retaliation on the road could lead to:

    a) A severe accident to both parties involved
    b) Revenge

    Answer A)

    14. Being booked from the police is how many more times likely than being involved in a crash?
    a) 5000
    b) 1000
    c) 2000

    Answer A)

    15. It is important to check your blind spot, so that:
    a) All occupants are in the car
    (b) To see through your mirrors better
    (c) To see any part of the car that you cannot see through your mirrors

    answer C)

    Part 2.

    4x About 4 right hand turn ones, including some in intersections and
    suburban roads. One situtation included someone indicating to turn
    right but then changed their mind. Like someone mentioned earlier on, if there’s a big enough gap for an elephant to wander through, then press otherwise just sit back. The situation i was confronted with, at least 2 of them ended before i could safely cross.

    1x situation in which you are asked to overtake some bikes on an
    unsealed road (I think i may have gotten this one wrong, after following numerous posts here about not overtaking. The sitatuion here did not have
    double lines and was on a dirt, unseleaed road with almost-perfect visibility, i didn’t touch anyway, but i think it’s the only thing i got wrong after seeing the test results)

    1x M5 tunnel where a four-wheel drive brakes, and you are on the right hand lane. You will see a roadwork in progress further ahead after the bend. Brake as soon as the FWD does,

    2x suburban area where you have to press about 4-5 times (people
    getting out of their car etc, pedestrians).

    1x Truck in front of you slowing down, whilst a larger truck on your
    right is speeding. Slow down almost immediately.

  75. Hey everyone,
    I went for my DQT this morning and it was easy, the questions that they gave me. I wasn’t nervous when I did part 1, because that I was prepared for. But when I got to part 2, I was nervous and hoping that I could do more practice questions, because when the practice questions are given to you and you get it right you don’t get to try again, and probably wouldn’t if you could. But anyway here’s what I got in my test…

    PART 1 (Questions aren’t in any order, they’re in the order I remember them as)

    1. What is the most common crash type for new full licence holders?

    a)Colliding with the rear of another vehicle in front
    b)Colliding with another vehicle from an adjacent direction
    c)Colliding with another vehicle from an opposing direction
    d)Colliding with an object on a curve or bend

    2. What does a sleep debt mean? (I don’t really remember the answers for this but its quite obvious if you read the book, because the other answers are ridiculous)

    3. What is a good scanning routine? (it was something like this)

    a) scanning ahead, using the mirrors, checking your blindspots
    b) scanning ahead
    c) using the mirrors
    d) checking your blindspots

    4. A head turn is:

    a) checking that all your passengers are there
    b) turning your head to get a good view behind your car
    c) and d) I can’t remember but they were ridiculous answers something about the radio or something

    5. Which of the following about crash risk is true:

    a) Men take more risks than women
    b) Women take more risks than men
    c) Men and women take equal amount of risks
    d) Women over 60 take more risks

    6. Which of the following are true:

    a) Men rate themselves better drivers than others
    b) Women rate themselves as better drivers than others
    c) Men and women rate themselves equally as better drivers
    d) Men rate women as better drivers

    7. What is the high risk times for fatigue-related crashes?

    a) 2am-noon and 4pm-8pm
    b) 4am-8am and noon-2pm
    c) 6am-1pm and 3pm-7pm
    d) 12am-4am and 6pm-10pm

    8. What is the main cause of crashes?

    a) Environmental factors
    b) Vehicle factors
    c) Human factor
    d) Human and environmental factors

    9. Drivers who take risks do so because: (can’t remember the answers to this)

    10. Drivers with high SSS scores are more likely to: (can’t remember the answers for this one either)

    11. I got one with a picture of a car following the truck, and the question was:
    In the picture below, what would you do to make your car more visible to the truck?

    a) keep at the same following distance
    b) slow down and to get a bigger following distance
    c) speed up to be closer
    d) Overtake the truck

    And thats all I can remember…. Sorry guys… the best I can do…. short term memory….

    Answers to Part 1
    1. a
    2. A sleep debt is the difference between the hours of sleep you need and the hours of sleep you actually get
    3. a
    4. b
    5. a
    6. a
    7. b
    8. c
    9. Drivers take risks because they get a thrill or because of boredom
    10. Drivers with high SSS scores are more likely to: Not wear a seat belt
    11. b

    I hope that helps in part 1

    PART 2

    Most of the film clips I got in part 2, I only touched once and some I didn’t even touch, they only last for 5 secs max

    I had two questions where I had to touch the screen when I thought that it was okay to overtake (both included cyclists) and I didn’t touch the screen at all.

    I had a few turn right questions, two where it was raining and one I didn’t touch the screen because the cars just kept coming and when I wanted to touch the film ended anyway. I had a similar one where there was a lot of cars coming up until the end of the clip but that time I had to touch because there were no cars (and this was a few seconds before the clip ended) and then it ended straight after I touched it. I had two at a traffic light and I didn’t touch it at all because the cars just kept coming. I had one where I had to touch the screen to turn right at an intersection on a highway, where it was a big gap in the middle. And the other three questions were on slowing down. I had one which I touched when a car just came out of a road into the street I was driving in and I had to touch it immediately. I had one where I was beind a truck on a highway with two lanes and on the lane beside me was another truck, I touched the screen when the car was getting too close to the truck in front. And the other one was on a main street, I touched the screen when I saw a man crossing the street and another time when a motorbike or something came out of no where. And this was the only time I had to touch the screen twice.

    Well that’s all I have and remember.
    Hope my experience helps future people in doing their test. Just remember to read the book and remember definitions, times and statistics, and for part 2 just keep your eyes on the whole screen so you can see any hazards coming at you. And you don’t have to touch the screen in some of them, some only once and some a few more times, but only once for every hazard in the film (don’t touch it multiple times for the one hazard), but from my experience I mostly touched in once or not at all. Part 2 really relies on your self and how you judge gaps and hazards, so be careful. It will all be over in 10-15 mins…. It won’t hurt you….

    Cheers!!

  76. really trash association on said:

    ok i just passd, tips are in the press screen to slow down…if the car infront is close…press straight away, keep an eye out for indicators or stop lights of car infront of you, some of the turn right questions..you turn straight away wen the test question starts (if there is safe gap) and watchout for in the turn right questions the cars infront turning right on opposit side, doing same turn u are but on opposit side, theyll turn there blinkers off mid way or somebody will shoot out behind them and go straight, this site is great for info b4 test, read thru it all (dont overtake on broken lines, and watch for speed limit signs or corner sign’s and school zone sines on side of road…slow down wen u see any)

  77. Drelix on said:

    I went for my full licence today and i passed this site and the questions helped i also read the book and sumarised it also and studyed it. i did not realy get statistic questions i had just genral ones like
    what is a hazard?

    there was one about the 60 ks and how much percent did the dude have to live.

    hazard preception is fairly easy same as the other one

    thanks to this site and a few others i have passed
    also thanks to all people who put up questions they helped

    TIPS
    read book
    do questions on the site and rta site
    hazard perception you should all know about
    if not go onto vic roads and download it

  78. Drelix on said:

    also. if you get the book or look at the pdf file the first few pages show u what the screen looks like if you squint your eyes you can read it and shows u one or 2 of the questions

  79. Muskaan on said:

    I did the DQT , passed, the key to passing is read the handbook and practice the hazard perception questions on Vicroads.
    Part 1 question> Common crash type between car and motorcycle, what does covering a brake mean,if turning right at an intersection how much time to give to vehicles from left right and straight, % of crash on metropolitan roads, highest factor for crashes( answer human). what to do when passengers disturb you while driving,if changing lanes, do you need to do head check, which is the safest mode of transport, the answer was bus.
    Second part was just real driving and being cautious, all questions were similar to the one mentioned on this site but to note a new situation was the school zone one where we have to slow down while travelling from 60km/hr zone, as soon as you enter school zone there is a school bus pulling out have to slow down after seeing the right indicator.

  80. Anonymous on said:

    I did the DQT & passed it the second attempt. This was of course before i saw this site and this – http://michael.langley.id.au/blog/posts/44

    pretty much stuck to the instructions left by some gurus with respect to the HPT. Had two qns of trying to overtake the 2 cyclists and on both ocassions just idled around waiting for the clips to finish. Had atleast 6 right turn qns. two in the night (pressed once almost near the end of the clip)and one in the rain.
    Had two statistical qns percentage of fatigue related crashes in metropolitan NSW i think the answer was 50 percent ( which i might have gotten wrong) & the other one was how much does a fatal crash cost the community (1.7 million)..

    Thanks heaps to all of you for helping me to pass this test. I have a full License and I agree that this test is merely a money making & commercial formality.
    – Raines

  81. hey guys just passed the test first go today just like to say THX HEAPS for such valuable information contributed by everyone on the site i couldnt hv done it without all the tips provided…MUCH APPRECIATED

    i didnt get many stat qu’s for part 1, most of the qu’s were stated by others b4 me anyway, one they wasnt mentioned b4 was:

    Qu) Why are infant pedestrians more likely to cause hazards on the roads? (or something like that)

    Ans) coz they dont hv the road skills and perceptions of dangers adults hav

    the wording is not exact but u get the point

    as with the HPT part, just be cautious like everyone else has said, and with the turn right questions dont turn unless theres a massive gap, if anything is blocking ur view dont turn, and the two cyclers again dont overtake as everyone has said, just keep ur cool and rmb to slow down whenever the car infront brakes, or when pedestrains are abt, and when important signage is present (i slowed at a sign with a parent holding a child)

    GOOD LUCK GUYS and THX AGAIN!

  82. Byron on said:

    I was wondering i had a question in my test which was what is the safest.

    Motobike
    Bus
    Car and Motobike
    Car

    I had no idea, can any body help me?

  83. Herman on said:

    to answer the 82, I think Bus is the safest.

    Passed in the first go. Thanks heaps for the information provided in the site.

    Part 1 is common sense. the only tricky question I can remember is:
    Which one is the correct answer?
    1.All drivers can manage risks.
    2.Only truck drivers can manage risks.
    3.Only female drivers can manage risks.
    4.No drivers can control the risk.
    Not sure is 3 or 4.

    Part 2 just be patient for the turning and overtaking, be vigilant for the slowdowns.

    Good Luck…

  84. krangsquared on said:

    Hi Byron,

    The bus would have to be the safest. On p.23 of the handbook there is a table showing fatality risk. It doesnt have the motorbike, but it’s pretty obvious that your chances of getting hurt are greater when you don’t have anything between you and the other vehicle!

    Took the DQT this mornin and I passed, thanks in large part to the content and comments on this page and on Michael Langley’s site. Helped ease my worries on what to expect in the test. Some of the ones listed here were the same as what I got. Don’t remember all of em, but I got the “high risk times” (answer: 4-8 am) and “how do you check for a blindspot”.

    My advice to anyone doing the test: take your time, even in the first exam. A lot of the questions can be dealt with by just eliminating the clearly wrong options. Listening to the voice over helped in my comprehension, as I didn’t have enough sleep last night, so taking it slow helped me to avoid misunderstanding any of of the questions.

    Another bit of advice, especially for the hazard test, is to press the screen slowly. At first, I was just doing a quick poke, but saw in the test questions that the screen wasn’t responsive enough. And also increase the surface of your finger that comes into contact with the screen. I don’t know if the screen wasn’t sensitive enough, or the system itself was slow. In any case, again, take your time.

    In the hazard test I also got the one with the two cyclists in my lane. The road was too narrow, so you just leave it alone. Don’t feel compelled to do anything (overtake, turn right, slowing down) just for the sake of doing something for that question. I’m a pretty careful driver anyway, so the correct answers seemed to fit in with my driving style, so my answers felt pretty natural and didn’t have to think too much in answering them.

    Thanks to all of you!

  85. Johnburg on said:

    Thanks to everyone on who has posted, it really gave me the confidence to sit the test and pass. I originally sat the test two weeks ago and failed, then I started to reread the manual and still didn’t feel prepared so I googled for a help site and found this one. After reading the post here for a few hours I did the test the next morning and easily passed!

    To the people who listed every question they got, damn you have excellent memories, but thanks once again for posting all that info it really helped.

  86. Jess on said:

    I passed first go this morning! Huge thanks to the author and contributors to this website, it definitely helped! :D

    Part I – I didn’t get any statistic questions, most of them were common sense. Though I was stumped on two questions, I skipped them and came back to them after I had finished the other questions. I recommend doing this if you are stumped on a question!

    Part 2 (HPT) -I didn’t drive over-cautious as some people recommended here! I just drove when I normally would. I had a lot of right hand turn scenarios, two of which I didn’t touch the screen at all. Otherwise, in the other situations, I turned 2-3 times, when there was a large enough gap for me to safely turn.

    My advice, don’t psych yourself out (I did!) and just respond to the HPT situations as you normally would!

  87. Thanks on said:

    Thanks for the tips. I just passed the HPT. Questions:

    At least 6 right hand turns. Shiny new car + elephant FTW.
    Slow down ones were a bit harder because its hard to transfer road knowledge onto a computer screen; a few slow down ones of note:

    A 100km/h road, and theres a blurry T junction sign.
    Another one where a guy wants to play chicken with you on a fast road.
    Some extremely pixelated cyclists where you have to brake as soon as you see.

    I would say that your eyes need to scan effectively for threats due to the low-res. Humans naturally track movement so that should be ok. Good luck all.

  88. I failed on said:

    Just realised how you can fail the second half even though you get it right. Apparently it checks if your paying attention and not being stupid, so only slow down when needed, speed up/turn when needed etc… not hitting the screen isn’t always the best option

  89. kelz on said:

    did the test today and passed first go!
    this site was really helpful and all the additional comments from everyone else.
    half of the questions mentioned here were in my test.
    thank you!!!

  90. Roxie on said:

    Going for my DQT tomorrow… have studied the book and done as many practice questions as I can (I generally freak out over these things and feel the need to over prepare myself). I’m feeling confident about the first part, but the hazard perception section is a little worrying, particularly with all the comments about the screen not being responsive… I can only hope it goes well! :-S

  91. Boycott the RTA on said:

    The dqt is bs… how the hell does trivia make you a better driver? if you did all the questions carefully and still failed this is why:
    1. Read the handbook and learn the trivia as it is IMPORTANT
    2. Turn when you have a gap. DO NOT MISS THE TURNS
    3. NEVER overtake bikes
    4. NEVER BREAKE until you see a sign indicating you need to
    But honestly… if you don’t need a full licence. Dont sit the DQT BOYCott the RTA!!

  92. Leon on said:

    Did the test today and passed. Thanks to all tips posted above!

  93. Thanks for the tips, passed today!

  94. Could anyone help me? Where should I have to touch if I wanted to turn right? Do I touch the screen in front of the car or the street in the right hand side?

  95. Michelle on said:

    big thanks to this website and all the ppl commented here. i find all the tips extremely helpful. i just came back fr the damn dqt and passed at one go.

    in section one there was a question about in what speed zone does most of the accidents happen or something like that, i did not remember seeing that in the handbook but i just chose 60 zone. other than that, all very common sense questions like all the previous comments had already mentioned.

    with section two the HP, the first two questions were exactly the same, i thot it was a trick question or some kinda computer “tech” prob at first haha. anyways it was touch the screen to slow down, touch the screen when you see stupid ppl walking out from the left hand side, touch the screen when you see the car in front of you indicate to turn right, touch the screen when you see a side street. then at the when to turn right questions, it was easier than i thot, cuz the right gaps were just wayyyy too obvious.

    so yeah thanks so much guys, mwa mwa! so happy now i got rid of da P plate =)

  96. Michelle on said:

    to lisa on 94,
    i dont think it matters where you need to touch on the screen, but at turning right questions i touched pretty much around the point where i would turn right at, do u get what i mean, like, imagine where the traffic light would be and sort of touch underneath there??

    at slow down questions i just touched the space in front of my car.

    hope it makes sense =P

  97. James on said:

    Need help!

    I have several years experience driving, and still can’t pass this stupid test. I failed it twice in the same day. Almost tempted to try a third time, but ended up walking away. Am petrified I’ll fail again, mainly because I can’t figure out what I did wrong. Got another test booked for tomorrow lunchtime.

    Section 1, I scored 14/15 the first time, and 15/15 the second.

    Section 2 is what stuffs me up. The guy at the RTA let me see my individual scores. Probably wasn’t supposed to, but felt sorry for me I think.
    It’s labelled a “Hospital” in the test. I don’t remember seeing a hospital. But it’s the slow down ones.

    You’re following a red car through a small neighbourhood, and someone opens their car door just as you pass them. Should you slow down? In reality you couldn’t because it’s a last minute thing. Doesn’t make any sense.
    I slowed as the red car tried to slow and turn right. Slowed when a car from the left tried to turn into my lane. The rest I forget. But I got two like this, and according to my report, I got both wrong.
    It was definitely the red car one, but I just don’t know or remember what I did wrong.

    The tunnel: Ok, remember this one. I gather from other posts that you’re supposed to slow when you see the indicator lights come on of the truck in the left lane? I don’t remember this. Just remember the car slowing down, which wouldn’t affect me since I’m in the opposite lane. I’m guessing there wss a truck ahead of the car which is trying to get into my lane? I find the video such poor quality, that I probably didn’t notice it in the bckground.

    Think I’ll watch the background more clearly this time.

    Thanks in advance if anyone can help

  98. James on said:

    Goddamn it!!! I can’t even pass the VicRoads test.

    Practice run is simple. Cyclist one is easy, you don’t overtake.

    But the slow down ones get me again. On the pedestrian one, I’ve tried clicking as soon as I see the crossing, and then as the amber light flashes. I fail every time.
    On the country lane with the loose gravel one, when are you supposed to click? I clicked as I see the sign clearly. Fail every time.

    I’m doing what I would normally do in a car. What else can I do. And I keep failing this DQT for the exact same reasons.

    Any advice anyone?

    Cheers
    James

  99. James on said:

    Ok, got the VicRoads one.
    You slow down at the last minute almost as the first pedestrian disappears behind the car. Though, if it were me in real life, I would have slowed way before.

    The gravel one, you slow just as the yellow sign becomes fully visibile just before you become level with it.

  100. James on said:

    Community, don’t ya just love it!! Thanks to the kindness all those people who have written on here, I WANT to do the same. What goes around comes around.
    So you’ve seen my rant above about failing twice, well I passed today on third attempt. Woohoo!! Seems like you either got it, or you have to work at it. But stay focussed, and you’ll pass.
    Part 1 – Multiple Choice Knowledge Test:
    I really can’t help here since it was all a blur. Got all questions right each time as a result of reading over the entire DQT handbook thoroughly. Probably spent 4hrs reading it, and taking notes. Then re-reading my notes. And practice all the online practice questions. Soon enough the stats etc will sink in, and you’ll know it intuitively. If you’re smart, a qucik skim read and a good memory might get you through.
    Part 2 – Hazard Perception:
    How did I go from failing on the same things each time to aceing the test? A bit of hard nosed determinism helps a lot.
    Learn from your mistakes! I realised that a) the main problem was the slow down questions, b) I kept making the same mistakes so it’s just the way I’m approaching it.
    Make sure you get the test report, ask the clerk any questions you might have, and don’t leave until you get the answers (within reason). E.g. getting them to explain to their best ability the results. There are only three question types: A) Turn right, B) Overtaking, and C) Slowing down.
    A) Turn rights are easy in my opinion. The general consensus on this forum is that you wait until you are certain there is space to turn. Can an elephant fit through.
    B) Overtaking. There is unlikely any examples other than the cyclists or something similar. General consensus is, don’t overtake. Do nothing. Worked for me.
    C) Slowing down. If you can’t do this well like me, read through this forum. These questions are slightly more ambiguous for sure. It is a crap test. I don’t react the same, and am not as alert watching a poor quality video as I am in a car. But that’s how it is. Stop bitching & start doing. Hence I have some tips below to help you.
    C1) Scan. This is the best advice the RTA gives. When you watch the video, look everywhere for everything. Constantly scan. Check the foreground and the background. Traffic lights changing, old people, people pushing prams, cars pulling into your lane, car lights braking (note, they are difficult to see in daylight. Look closely in the video.) People opening doors, people walking to their cars. These are all worthy hazards, which I think you touch the screen for. This is why I believe I failed. Because I saw things too late, or hesitated.
    C2) Touch screen as soon as a an item becomes a potential hazard. Let’s be specific here. 100m ahead, you see a car pulling up from a side street, possibly running out infront of you. As soon as you see it, it’s a potential hazard. However, a roadsign not yet clearly visibile is not yet indicating a hazard until you can see it. So don’t click until you can read the sign! A car braking infront of you is instantly a potential hazard. Touch screen. The guy who opens his door, or suddenly walks to the car. Touch screen.
    Again, I believe I failed because I hesitated to touch the screen when I saw a car pulling in from the side road until I was much closer. I was checking to see if the car would infact pull infront of me. It was a potential hazard as soon as I saw it.
    C3) Have your finger on the trigger. This is more important than you might think. The scoring is partly based on how quickly you react. It makes perfect sense if you think about it. So have the finger poised to strike, not sitting on your lap.
    C4) This one helped me a lot. I was sitting too close to the screen an focused on what was in the foreground only. Sit back. Get comfortable. Make sure you have a comfortable view of the whole screen. Make sure your headphones are working. Makre sure the screen is clear, and not blocked/shaded. Make sure the pc doesn’t freeze, and that it’s registering your touches. If not, tell someone. This is your responsibility. The test is shit, but the RTA advisers are not out to destroy you. Treat them with respect and get what you deserve.
    C5) This is the most important. Of all the scanning techniques I mentioned above. Practice the bloody thing in real life. On the way to the test, or any trip beforehand in the car as a passenger, sit up front, and practice scanning. Look for every opportunity you would brake.
    I read comments here about how many right turns, and slow downs people had. I swopped computers this time, and yet still I got the very same HP questions on ALL three attempts. In some ways this was worse, because I feared failing the very same way again.
    But son of a gun, I got 7, yes count them. 7 slow downs. The most ambiguous hated questions. It felt like it would never end. But if I passed, you surely can too.
    To me, the above pointers are of much more use than that below, but here is the rough breakdown
    Turn Right 1: Truck topped on opposite site of intersection. Wait right until the car has gone AFTER the motorbike before turning if you get the chance.
    Turn Right 2: Turning into a side street. Even though you migth go immediately, I waited until it was very clear.
    Overtaking 1: Never overtake the cyclists. The golden rule.
    Slow down 1: 80km/h tunnel. Brake once when the car to the left brakes, then again as the car infront of him indicates to come into your lane and he brakes again
    Slow down 2: Following the truck on the freeway. I waited until the semi to my right stopped accelerating. You don’t know if it’ll keep on going passed you, so wait until he matches speed of truvk infront of you, then touch screen
    Slow down 3: Suburban street. Starts off with a parked truck on left hand side. I never slowed, but might be an idea to since there’s only one other opportunity to slow after this. After the truck a car approaches from the side street. Slow down.
    Slow down 4: I can’t remember if this was part of aanother video, but it’s a country road with a truck with flashing lights parked on lefthand side of road. I didn’t touch immediately. Only as I got close enough that it might be a hazard. How long is a piece of string.
    Slow down 5 & 6: This was the worst one. Going through a relatively busy neighbourhood behind a red car. Lots of hazards. I clicked all as I saw them immediatley. The car brakes infront of you, the guy goes to his car, a guy opens the door of his car
    Slow down 7 & 8: These were slow downs, but I forget which ones.

    Get through this, and you’ll get through anything.

    The subtle irony of all this is, on the photo of my full license I look so much happier than the photo on my provisional!!

  101. Went today passed first go.This site is very helpful. It is definately one of those tests where you have no idea if your passing or failing.
    I learnt all the statistics and sure enough didnt get any of those questions. First part i used a process of elimination and choose the best option. If you read up you should get through them easy.
    I got what is the purpose of speed signs.A =to show the maximum speed you can travel
    What is the low risk alcohol times
    What is the crash rate of having a BAC 0.05 to that of 0.00 A= double
    Got the animation of what distance is this A= 4secs (was easy because that was the greatest option(4secs) and the gap was pretty big)
    Cant recall the others, but they were common sense.

    The ones i stumbled on were .
    what is the most common cause of crashes involving a vehicle and a motoRbike
    a) going up the rear b) pulling out in front of motorbike c) reversing into one and something else. The answer is B i chose this one after thinking about it in a real life situation cos i didnt recall the stats on that.
    I seemed to get a few questions of loss of vision. e.g why do you look left and right more when driving over 100km answer is something like to minimise loss of vision.
    The second part i found better. I got all press to slow down and press to turn right.
    The turn right ones were easy, and i only turned right once or twice the other times i didn’t get a change.
    The slow down ones i just pressed it when i was too close to car in front, when someone brakes, when car in front indicator went on, went a man was putting trash out the front of his house and when following a p plate 4WD on a narrow 2 way road and a car coming towards me as the road was very narrow.
    Good luck!

  102. chunri on said:

    This is a good web to pass the DQT as a big help, as the first part ,you can go through all over here and Book from RTA ,that is enough, also the part II ,I did it several as nothing to touch.

  103. I passed :) on said:

    This website was a HUGE help..so I thought I’d add in my bit too.

    Part 1 – I was lucky I got alot of common sense type questions for this. The only statistics question that stumped me a little was the following (not exact wording):
    By driving 5km/h over in a 60km/h zone, how much more likely are you to be involved in a crash?
    (a) Ten times as likely
    (b) Four times as likely
    (c) Twice as likely
    (c) Half as likely

    Answer: (c) Twice as likely

    Part 2 – I got quite a few turn right questions, followed by some overtaking questions and one slow down question. As mentioned many times in previous posts…don’t overtake the cyclists!! For most of the scenarios, I did not have to touch the screen.

    Good luck!!!

  104. Renee on said:

    Heya all,

    Does anyone know how many questions in the first section I am able to get wrong?
    I cant seem to find any info on this on the RTA site. .

    Thanks

  105. sonia on said:

    I passed my test in first go,thank u very much for all the questions and the right answers. It was very easy and i think any one can do it in first go if they read the book carefully.Good luck to every one and have sound on as it makes it easy to understand the question when someone else is reading for u and u are not rushing to answer it.Thanks again

  106. Im going for mine on Tuesday, I am really hoping I pass. Ive read the book twice and all the info on this site but its daunting me..

  107. 3rd time's the charm! on said:

    Did the DQT test for the 3rd time then i PASSED!! :D

    im not a big typer so im just wanna put it plain and simple

    thanks to everyone who contributed to this website. Without this website , i wouldnt pass.

    just a lil tip for the part 1.. remember all of the stats plz.. because when i started the test first question come up is a stat question..i was like “ohh sh*^*(” LOL

    part 2 was a piece of cake.. Did everything what this website tells…especially with the cyclists scenario DONT TOUCH THE SCREEN! the right turns are pretty obvious

    thanks again to all of u!! nothing better than australian helping another australian..
    FINALLY GOT FULL LICENSE!! ahehhe now you can drive any car u want!! and no prohibits!

  108. Passed the test today first go, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to this site making life easier for people going for the DQT.

  109. FTW123 on said:

    ok, great its working :P . Im sorry about my previous post. i was trying desperately to leave a comment but i had some troubles. Anyhow, I got my 5year Gold License in my first attempt. Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this site (especially to the site owner/publisher/developer… whatever you call them). Well for part 1, my advice is for you to study the DQT handbook (PDF file, which is provided by the RTA). I didn’t get a lot of statistic questions but they still could ask you!!
    Note: This is not in a particular order!!!

    1) It was an animated picture which showed a car travelling at 100km/h behind a truck. The question was, what was the following distance?
    a) 2sec
    b) 3sec
    c) 4sec
    d) 6sec

    2) Another question was on space cushion, it showed a picture of 2 trucks and between them there was a car just slightly lagging behind (similar to P 73). The 2 trucks and the car were travelling at 105km/hr at a 110km/hr zone. The question was what should the car do??
    a) The car should accelerate and overtake the 2 trucks
    b) Slow down gently and leave some space
    c) Beep the horn and turn on the high beam
    d) “Sorry I don’t remember”

    3) This question was on vision narrowing, I think it said what was the consequences of a car travelling at higher speeds (i.e. increasing the speed from 60km/hr to 100km/hr)

    4) I remember this one clearly, it was on accidents. The question was what was the most common motorcycle collisions
    a) Rear end collision….
    b) Head on collision….
    c) Another vehicle turns across the path of an on coming motorcycle.
    d) ….

    5) This was on pedestrians. It said, why do kids or young children run out on to the road
    a) For fun…
    b) Do not have the road sense of adults
    c) ..
    d) ..

    6) Driving distractions. The question was, what is the main internal distractions for a driver
    a) Adjusting the radio
    b) Friends/Peers
    c) Smoking
    d) Windscreen rippers

    7) The most fatigue related crashes occur on country roads in NSW is about
    a) 30%
    b) 55%
    c) 75%
    d) ….

    8) For road crashes in NSW, What is the highest/most costs?
    a)Funneral
    b) long term care
    c)..
    d)..

    That’s all I could remember
    Answers:
    1)c, 2)b, 3) narrowing of vision 4)c, 5)b, 6)b, 7)c, 8)b

    Part 2
    5 questions on Turn Right from an intersection (3 day, 2 night) and 5 questions on when to Slow down!!!! (For me, i didnt get any questions on overtaking)
    My advice for turn right questions is to seat back and relax (Only touch the screen when you think an old women could cross the road). In other words, touch the screen when there is a BIG BIG gap!!!!!!

    For slow down questions, this is slightly more difficult. In this case, make sure your finger is 2 to 5 cm of the screen and be ready to slow down for things like car braking (i.e. when you see their brake lights), when your car almost tailgates the car in front of you, bends, road signs (sharp bends, etc), people walking to their car, car reversing from their drive way, cars signaling to change lanes etc.

  110. Thanks to everyone that contributed to this website. This was very helpful, especially for the HPT part of the test. I had read the handbook and memorised all the statistics but wasn’t prepared for the low quality video part…lol

    I tested yesterday and failed the HPT part, I was too anxious with the breaking and turning right parts of the test. After reading these tips, I tested again today and passed.

    Such a relief to have my full license now, I threw out my P’s as soon as I got home…haha

  111. carmen on said:

    hey guys!
    passed my licence thanks to this awesome website!
    one question i got that was actually in the tips part of the book was
    what does cover your brake mean or something along these lines which is obviously having your foot over the brake. another question was how long does it take to react to a hazard ( 1.5 sec), whats the most common factor of crashes (human). if you score highly on the SSS test what does this mean? some choices were you cant see to far distances, you are a safe driver but the answer was you most likely wont wear a seatbelt. read the question carefully because some of them trick you!
    make sure you go before 4oclock i went there and it was 4.30 and she wouldnt let me in!!

    good luck guys!

  112. Aaron S on said:

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for all your tips!
    I went for my DQT Test today and Passed First Go!

    My Advice for anyone going is to print of some of the sample tests people have created
    on this page and study the Highlights in each chapter of the DQT Book.

    I did not get one statistic question, it was all common sense! And the computer test was very easy you just watch a video and when it is clear to go then you touch the screen. Guys stay positive and you too can get your full licence at ease! Make sure you study!

    -Aaron

  113. OMG! Thanks so much. The common sense stuff is pretty easy but thanks for summarizing the stats part. I go for my full NSW blacks today.

  114. I GOT EM I GOT EM!!!!

    THX SOOOO MUCH

  115. BEST WEBSITE EVER! I GOT MY GOLDS FIRST GO THANKS TO THIS SITE. THANK YOU ALL!!

    All i did was go through the book and this forum once over, then just downloaded the summary doc from the link above and studied that. Easy as pie.

    Cheers

  116. the first time I went for the DQT I failed and that was mainly because I didn’t read the book and I was too keen to touch the screen when it was not safe. I have to say after reading the book very carefully and looking at this site not only boosted my confidence I also aced the test today!
    Thankyou so much for creating this site. I think it will help alot of young drivers and to those who put up examples of questions are champions because they were actually in the test.
    My advice to other green P platers going dor the fulls is to not touch the screen if you have an inkling feeling its not safe to, and read that book like it is a bible!!!

    good luck to everyone and never give up trying!!

  117. Just wanted to say thanks! I went for the test today and passed – first time – thanks to this website! So relieved.

    Okay, so I don’t have a good memory. But here was the hardest question I got – still don’t know if I got it right,

    Q: [Picture of a truck] You look in the rear view mirror and see this truck (it’s really close). Do you:
    a) Brake and then accelerate really fast
    b) Increase speed slowly
    c) Pull over to the side of the road and let him pass
    d) Slow down slowly to improve the space gap between you and the car in front
    (or something)

    I was tossing up between b and d but eventually chose d. Well, I didn’t fail.

    Anoteher one I got was ‘if you have a BAC of 0.05, what are your chances of having an accidnet in comparison with those of 0′…the answer is double.

    Um…there were a few about how bad male drivers were too….who are the people most likely to crash: young male drivers.

  118. First P plater on said:

    Thanks for the tips guys. Really helped.
    I read the DQT book, HPT, Road rules and DKT books for the test. Say reading the books 3 times would do. Make notes of the annoying statistics esp (top 5 crash reasons and %, also % crashes caused by each hazard e.g fatigue 20%, Stopping distances, Fatiality rate wrt speed etc)
    One tricky questions i had
    1. How can you increase your speed cushion
    A. slowing down when approachiing a curve/bend
    B. Increasing speed
    c. something ridiculous :)
    D. Mainaiting safe following distance

    Chose D, Not sure though the other choice is A, but that doesnt increase the cushion, technically speaking but does give you more time to respond. Now option D, covers all aspects of cushioning, front wehter 3sec or 55 sec for bad conditions and sides of 1 meter.

    PART 2.
    BIG **uck up, just averted. I happened to toucht he screen twice after answering a question, so the first touch brought up the directions/instructions for question and the second (which i did within 1 sec) started the screen! So i couldnt read what i was meant to do. The screen had to bicycle riders on narrow 2 way street, so i assumed that it would be when to overtake.
    To my luck, it was… otherwise i wouldnt have passed.

    Right Turns – must be atleast 5 questions. Again, as everyone says, be very very safe. Do it when you can have gap big enough for elephants.

    Tricky one on RIght turn was a Biker came out from nowhere (well behind a truck and car on the other side)

    I had the right turn question, where a car was going to turn left (coming from opposite direction) but changed its mind.

    Rain – dont worry about taking a turn. I had two of those, in one scenario i did a turn right at the end.

    Slowing down – had 2 questions on that. Be careful, when you touch button the car actually doesnt slow down. So I went for it, beated the hell out of the screen :)

    Overtake – had 2 questions on that again (one that i didnt read, lol) DONT overtake, be safe, whats the hurry?

    Hazard picking – had none, YAY… i am bad at those

    Good luck guys and gurls!

  119. PDT Nguyen on said:

    Hey guys and gals,

    I just wanted to say that I went for test to get my full’s licence today and……………………I GOT IT FIRST GO!!!!! Whoo hoo.

    I have to admit that this website has help me so much. And I can not thank you enough.

    All I can say is read the DQT handbook and take notes of the important information.

    When it comes to the day of test, don’t nervous and take you time in reading the question in part 1 and part 2 if you feel that it is right don’t touch the screen.

    Thanks heaps and good luck to you all

  120. First time Passer on said:

    thanks to this site (and of course readnig through the handbook) i passed first go!
    i have every question that people had posted so read them through. I only had one percentage question the 30% one.

    Advice would be to do the practice questions and in the HP part 2 look at the gaps between the drivers coming at you. (touch when you would turn right) i was too cautious in the practice but the cars seem to slow down as the come up to the intersection so if there is a 6 cm gap on the screen between cars you can possibly still go.

    i had the cyclist one and i didn’t touch the screen because it was on bends.
    i also had a turn right on a bend/dark and raining.. you can go on that one after a while, look for the head lights through the trees too. that will tell you if there are cars coming.

    and thanks to the person who posted the tunnel one with the truckin the left lane and the car in front of you. the truck just puts their blinker on before they move across so be looking for it.

    as you can probably tell. i was most worried about the HP part. the first section is mostly common sense. most other options are no where near right.

    goodluck

  121. Also wanted to thank everyone for all the advice on this site….I got my blacks 1st go today, which was very relieving!! Reading everything on here made me feel much more prepared and relaxed!

    My tips would be to study up for the multiple choice questions (just think you only need to remember the info for a couple of days!!) – the questions I got were all pretty similar to everything already posted. Best to remember the percentages if you get landed with a question on it – otherwise it’s usually common sense!

    The hazard part was the one I was worried about – especially the touch to slow down – and of course I got about 6 of these!! Try to relax but be alert for hazards (eg. pedestirans, car doors opening, brake lights & indicators (which were hard to see) etc) and push for all of them!
    Right turns are fine – as stated numerous times – wait for massive gaps – better safe than sorry!! And overtaking re bikes – just sit and watch the screen :)

    Good luck for when you take the DQT – hopefully all the advice on this site will prevent the RTA from getting cashed up!!

  122. Thank you very much for such a wonderful thread. Reading this thread, as well as reading the DQT book and browsing the DQT website proved to be fruitful. I passed the test in my first go!

    I guess I was one of the luckier ones, during the 2nd part of the test I had 7 ‘touch the screen when you would turn right’ scenarios and 3 ‘touch the screen when you would slow down’ scenarios and they were all relatively simple. I think, for me, the most important thing was to be aware of the whole screen and not fixate on one thing (a certain hazard to look out for or the speed the car is travelling etc). Although this part is easy to get nervous on (I was slightly more nervous doing the second part) all that is required is a heightened sense of alertness and concentration!

    The first part of the test was also relatively simple, all the questions were answerable (although I strongly recommend that you read the DQT Book, actually make sure you read through it, at least, once!) by the use of common sense. I BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE CAN PASS THIS MONEY MAKING SCAM…I MEAN ‘TEST’ ON THEIR FIRST ATTEMPT…CONFIDENCE (THROUGH PREPARATION OF COURSE) GOES A LONG WAY!

  123. Cool thread, wish I had discovered it before I did the test. Oh well passed anyway.
    Reading and memorising the handbook helps a lot for part 1. I thought the DQT was common sense. Perhaps I got lucky with the questions.
    Good luck to everyone doing the test! It’s better to fail the test here than in real life.

  124. Thank you SO VERY MUCH for this site, I passed first time!!

  125. Thank you so much for this website, it helped me so much. Failed on my first go but found this site and it was so much help. Just passed. Did not get 1 question the same that sucks but everyone’s questions and answers on here were great very helpful. Threw my P plates out as soon as i got home. Thanks so much.

  126. Big thanks to everyone… failed on my first go, but after browsing this site for a couple of days, i finally passed, yahooo…. no more P Plates!!! Thank You!!!!

  127. Just passed! Thanks to this site, heaps helpful,especially to those who posted questions down the bottom.. Hats off.

  128. Thanks so much! Passed my FULL’s first time thanks to this site!
    (yes it’s still as nerve-wracking as getting your P’s….!)

    Part one
    One of the first questions’ graphics almost stuffed me up though,
    A still graphic of a police car in front of you up ahead, and you are asked what your next action is (which from memory is safely veer to the left out of the way)
    From the dodgy graphic you can’t tell if the police car is FACING you, or going in the SAME DIRECTION.. the taillights and headlights are almost identical, so a guess had to be made!

    Also – memorised all the stats (%’s), and when it came to the test, I was asked if something was “more than half, more than 3/4′s…”, so you have to remember if the book said 70% of something, be mindful they may ask for a generalised answer, not exact statistics as well!

    Part Two
    One thing I noticed…. my first real-time video 2 part question, I’m sure I did terrible in! (pressed the screen too late on an opening side door on a parked car)
    Was confused to them have the very same question repeated back to me as my last question?
    A second chance maybe?

    Cheers for the advice to buy a 5year full license too – it will be nice not thinking about licenses for a while!!!!!!!!!!

  129. I passed first go on Saturday 14th November. I didn’t get any statistic questions – all common sense. For HP part I got mainly turn right questions, including one where is was pouring rain and couldn’t see a thing. Got the tunnel one – thanks for the tip, I needed to touch the screen almost straight away and one with the cyclist.

    Only bad thing is the photo lol

  130. I went for the DQT test today and failed in part two. I’m so confused because I honestly thought that I did okay! There was one video where I needed to turn right when safe, but I hesitated even though it appeared to be safe. But can you fail for NOT turning right even when you can?

  131. hey, passed 1st time thanks to this site!!

    One part 2, HP question that I had and don’t remember reading on here was a truck coming in the opposite way, towards me on a country road. Be ready to touch the screen because a motorbike is about to pull out into your lane to overtake the truck. If you get the ones with the 2 bicycle in it, it’s your lucky day because if you don’t touch the screen then you got it right! I was lucky, I got 2 of these ones. Also got one press when it’s safe to turn right at the traffic lights and the first 5 seconds the light was red and then the video finished before I had a chance to go. The HP wasn’t as far as I thought, good luck people!!

  132. I went back to the RTA for another attempt at getting my full licence and I passed!! First time around I failed HPT and got all my questions right. I was so lucky that I went into the RTA and it was dead quiet, not like the first time I went for the DQT. It gave me the opportunity to ask the guy at the counter exactly where I went wrong, and apparently I wasn’t paying attention to road signs. I was just under the assumption that you could turn right no matter what, as long as the gap was big enough. Big tip- look at THE WHOLE SCREEN, and pretend that you are driving a brand new car. That tip helped me out so much. I would also suggest getting as much feedback as possible from one of the RTA counter staff if you do fail, that is if they aren’t in a foul mood as they usually are. The feedback honestly helps you see what you can improve on next time. ALSO, You should really study the handbook. It is mainly common sense, but some questions that come up can be quite misleading or tricky so do yourself a favour and memorise statistics! This site is great, thanks to everyone who contributed you all seriously helped me out!

  133. Jennifer on said:

    I’m a driving instructor from England, and found it very interesting to read this thread! They say the UK driving test is one of the hardest in the world to pass, but who knows. It is constantly changing here, getting more difficult. We have a theory and hazard perception part, plus obviously the practical test.

  134. I went for my full license today and got it first go thanks to this site. I am very grateful to all who contributed to the blog and the person who set this us. This was fantastic for me to read before I went and did the test and helped me so much. So thanks!!! :)

  135. Thanks to this site (and the book) I passed!!!

    I don’t remember much of the questions but there were a couple of alcohol questions, a couple of diagrams. And in part 2 there was the cyclists twice so I didn’t overtake and the nighttime raining turning right so I didn’t turn and a few turning right where i turned like once or twice. That elephant comment that someone said helped too.

    So thankyou everyone!!!

  136. I got my gold today. Thanks for creating such a wonderful site. It’s really resourceful indeed.
    I had most of the questions that already been posted by others. So, if I just say “Thank you” to those guys, guess won’t be enough.

  137. Juspass on said:

    Went to RTA and did my DQT today, with the help of this website and http://michael.langley.id.au/blog/posts/44 , I passed. Thank you.

    My tips for the test.
    Part 1 : 15 questions, if you think u have 3 questions wrong or less. Don’t worry so much about it. I think that RTA would forgive you for that. (it helps if you go through the handbook thoroughly, or just the key points, if you don’t have the time)
    Part 2 : 10 questions (i think), THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE TEST, you will need to get them all right,
    basically (i think) that there are 3 categories to this question:
    1. Is it safe to make a right turn? – basically there is a fine weather, rain, also dark (or night time)
    My tips for this category depends on the situation. As you have read the tips from the top of the page. “DO NOT TURN unless there’s a wide enough gap for an elephant to wander across”, also look at the traffic lights, i got a video where the traffic lights were red, so i sat there didn’t touch the screen, just checking out the girl next to me, she was pretty flyy, gigidy …. alllrighttt.

    2. Is it safe to slow down? – slow down when there is a hazard, e.g. mum pushing a tram, a car coming out of nowhere, etc

    3. Is it safe to take over? – You will notice that in this category of the question, there will most probably be 2 cyclists in front of you. there is no need to overtake them, in plain words do not overtake.

    I think thats about it, just like someone said. “Think of it this way, just pretend that you bought a BRAND new car:P, be very careful and mindful of your surroundings.”

    GOOD LUCK

  138. Thx4AllTheHelpfulComments on said:

    Passed 1st go just the other day.

    Just dropped by to say thanks to all the people who commented and the creator of the site (3 years and still going strong!). Nothing extra to add because ‘ its all here “. Really! Every single question that showed up on my screen was mentioned in the comments above (both part 1 and 2). LOL!!!

    So DON’t Be Nerrvous because you’re practically looking at the ans.. … *wink wink* ;)

    *GOOD LUCK* future DQT’ers :)

  139. Wow can’t believe this blog started 3 years ago but still a great place to come for DQT help!

    Look I’ve read alot of comments and got alot of help before I went for my test today from all you guys and I appreciate it. I passed first go and just want to tell anyone nervous not to be. Only a few statistic questions come in to play with majority of them being common sence questions.
    Section 1 should not be a problem for anyone (Keep in mind your allowed 4 mistakes from 15 questions) neither should section 2.

    For those who are going for there DQT Please follow this simple rule for section 2 and that is do not hit the screen more then 3 times in each section. The lady at the counter told me after the test that majority of people hit the screen to many times resulting in a fail. In very rare cases I hit the screen more then twice especially when right turns. Only hit the screen once when theres a massive gap. And as for following the cyclists do not hit the screen, way to many blind spots even though there were no cars. You might get a wet weather one when turning right again do not hit the screen not enough safe gaps.

    When you get questions when you have to touch the screen to slow down only touch it when there are yellow signs for corners I never hit the screen to slow down when there was a car on the other side of the road going the other way might be considered to hestitant.

    Be careful though you might get one where a motorbike is behind this truck coming the other way but you cant see the bike until he swerves into your lane hit the screen to slow down before the bike rider realises that your there and heads back behind the truck.

    No need to study the whole book unless you want to know the in and outs of road statistics only have a brief overview at key points and you should be right. To be honest the only study I did was through this blog didnt look at the handbook and glad I didnt the answers are all here so thanks everyone.

    I wish everyone the best of Luck in joining the unrestricted Club. (P platers are no longer professionals to me anymore there poofters and should be banned from the roads lol)

  140. Hi

    This site is cool n helpfull

    ill be going 4 my full licence soon just studing a bit b4 i go anyways ill cum back to the site n let u know if i pass lol :L

  141. lol dont know if i will pass lol tooooooooo many pages in the hand book lol im not much of a reader lol

    this site has some questions n answers mite aswell study them b lucky to get same questions lol…

  142. Hi just a quick question, I have noticed a few people saying that the answer to this question

    ‘In NSW, the risk of being booked and issued for a traffic offence is how many more times greater than being killed in a crash?’ as 5000

    but in my handbook it says ‘in nsw the risk for being booked and issued with a ticket for a traffic offence is more than 2000 times greater than being killed in a crash?’

    So does anyone know which answer is correct 5000 or 2000?

    Cheers
    P.S fantastic website!!!

  143. @LSPQ

    Hi mate I actually got that question in my test although you dont know if you got the question wrong or right I went with 2000 times greater. I dont know if the answer is correct but I passed the DQT test so i’d go with that.

    Regards

  144. I passed the test today! The only questions I would add to those above are:

    1. Why are head on collisions more dangerous?
    a) Because the collision speed is the sum of the speed of both vehicles
    b) Because seat belts are less effective in head on collisions
    c) Because the front of the vehicle is the weakest
    d) Because engines and other objects protrude into the passenger compartment (or something like that)

    Answer: A

    2. Picture with two cars one with headlights and one without.
    Which car is at most risk of collision in dull conditions?
    a) The car with headlights
    b) The car with fog lights
    c) The car without headlights on.
    d) ?
    Answer:C

    3. What is covering the brake?
    a) Lifting your right foot off the accelerator and placing it above the brake ready to push down in case conditions change
    b) Lifting your left foot off the accelerator and placing it above the brake ready to push down in case conditions change
    c) Using the hand brake
    d) pushing down hard on the brake when conditions change

    4. Fatigue related accidents may be caused by?
    Answer: Normal day to day activities

    5. On a full licence what is the safest way to stay below the BAC limit?
    a) Drinking one cup of coffee for every drink
    b) Not drinking if you plan on driving
    c) ?
    d) ?
    Answer B

    6. What is NOT likely to be a distraction in the car?
    a) the climate controls
    b) Loud passengers
    c) food and mobile phones
    d) scanning

    In the second part I had:
    2 x Overtaking questions – Both were cyclists one on a normal suburban street and one on a narrow bush road. Didn’t overtake in either scenario

    5 x Turn right questions – 2 in the rain (didn’t turn), 1 at traffic lights (didn’t turn because lights were red), 2 at intersections (I turned right once but only because there was a large gap)

    3 x Slow down questions – 2 travelling at 60 km/h (slowed down when I saw an old man crossing, when a car turned into the road), 1 in a 80 km/h zone with the truck coming towards me, behind the truck was a motorcyclist, I slowed down when I saw the truck getting closer.

    Best of luck!

  145. Anu Gupta on said:

    also can’t believe this blog was created 3 years ago! Thanks for your thoughts, it was very helpful! It’s great to see everyone helping each other out and working as a ‘community’! I just did the DQT test and passed.

    For Part 1 had no statistic related questions but having said that, it’s a good idea to know them just in case it comes in yours!
    The questions I remember for Part 1 were:
    - The times when most people get fatigue Ans: 4am-8am
    - The medical label and what it means
    - Why police book for speeding? Ans: Crashes are caused by speeding.

    Part 2: It’s similar to what people stated in the above posts! But, there was a scenario where I was driving in the night and I had to turn right – I couldn’t exactly see the cars properly but I pressed twice when I thought there was no movement happening!

    Don’t stress and the film clips are much shorter and a bit easier than you might think!

    Best to the future DQTers!

  146. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has posted on this blog, I failed twice yesterday and thanks to reading the advice on here I passed today! I passed Part 1 every time but Part 2 was really getting to me. I think I was overthinking it & then was unsure when to press, then freaked out and pressed the screen at silly times. To be honest I would have been better off with a physical driving test since I drive so much; judging distances and hazards on a tv screen is more than disorientating! Only advice I can give is to relax and take your time before each question and if unsure whether to turn right, you probably shouldn’t.

    Anyway, thanks again! Best of Luck!

  147. Hi thank you guys for the helpful tips on this website.. I went for my fulls today and passed alll “Thanks” to this site, and helpful people who put up there test questions here.

    All advice i can say for Part A: is that read the book, the questions people have posted on this site, and the chapter summary.

    For Part B: don’t need to press screen on some of the turns, watch the traffic lights and other signs and also don’t overtake bicycle..

  148. roundabout are better on said:

    woooo yes i passed 1st go

    just wanted to say saw a crash today at a cross intersection some guy took a chance LOL

    Many of these crashes could have been prevented lol i read this today

    yes they could have been prevented if there were more roundabouts at a cross intersection with no lights because so many ppl are taking too many chances, roundabouts are so easy to use n much cheaper seting up instead of putin lights.

    well its got nothing to do with this blog but leting ppl noe not to take chances at intersections look both ways n scan 4 any hazards then go.

    tc all n good luck:>

  149. hi i failed first go today

  150. Hi all. I have been reading many many readers posts I did write a post dont know if Micheal langley site received it not, regardless thought I would try again. since I cant sleep. As I wrote before I am a 43 year old mum, all my life relied on Pub, transport family and friends to get around. Although I have very mild rare CP that only affects one leg I have done well for myself in life. I have brothers whom I love but have always thought I was incapable of driving. Pissed off with their smartass attitudes I went ahead and with the help of dad and bAby sister did 120hrs driving and passed. I rubbed it into the faces of my brothers ., yes, it felt bloody good.
    Now I have been driving for more than 1yr 27 days time to move up to green p”s. Looking fantastic I went to the RTA booked and paid and returned early for the HPT. I got many question wrong, clicked to much maybe or not enough or no quick enough. I was so upset and still am. The way I am going I wont ever ever have a full licence like you guys until I am in my 60′s or even 70′s that is if I live that long. But for every day I am here on earth I will always try no matter what my brothers or anybody else says., Going for the HPT again next tuesday. reading as much as I can dont want to make the same misktakes again and fail.. I mean I am on 4 points. Its an additonal 3 points if I pass the HPT I am toast if I fail. I am jealous of all of you. But I am not giving up. Love and PEace to all out there ,.x Sera

  151. HMM , Hi people. Just one question anyone can Reply.

    In conversation a question was brought UP to my attention. Does Anyone think that RTA’s across Australia have become Revenue Raising Vultures.?
    Enjoy the Sunshine and if your stressed out, just listen to music your cares will go away. :}}}}

  152. Hi guys! it’s so awesome to see everyone helping each other out. Thanks NEERAV for starting this thread, and to everyone for contributing! It was a really big help and a huge confidence booster in settling down the nerves.

    The information here is spot on for both sections of the test!

    Although there is one question in Part 1 which stumbled me. It’s the one asking about the distance away from the truck in front. I think I read earlier on in the post that the answer was 4 seconds (?) – I may be wrong, but the answer turned out to have been 3 seconds. Luckily it was only a practise question :P

    On to Part 2 (Turning Right), there is one scenario in particular which I wanted to point out. Not sure if it was previously mentioned. It is one where you are asked to touch the screen when safe to turn right (slightly curved road). After a long queue of cars, what SEEMED to be a safe gap had me thinking twice. Almost immediately after, a white car comes zooming down the stretch on the oncoming lane. Best not to touch the screen for that situation!!

    Anyways, thanks again for all of your help!
    You’re all good people.

    What goes around, comes around :D

  153. Did it first time today and passed awesome!! All thanks to this website which contributed a heap load to me passing.

    Part 1:

    I didn’t get any statistics questions, all general knowledge except ‘which is the most common type of accident amongst first year full license drivers?’ answer was rear end crashes.

    Part 2:

    How sweet of them to give me 7 slow down questions 2 of which picked up right after each other, so i knew where the hazards were before the second clip even began.
    All the hazard questions have already been listed above i.e. 4wd braking in tunnel, following red car going down street.
    And finally 3 questions consisted of 2 right hand turns and 1 overtake.
    The overtake as people previously said time to sit back and relax and the right hand turns one i touched once each where i could have had 2 cars turn during that gap.

    Good luck guys! credit to the founder and all that contributed to this site!

  154. Thankyou Thankyou Very MUCH after a restless night. I went to the RTA and stayed calm said a prayer and made sure both audio headphones were working this time. Took my time READ the questions carefully before attempting each one and BINGO I PASSED.. I couldnt stop smiling. Thankyou. HOW ever I am $75 + 37 x 2 = $149 poorer. I am smiling. Thankyou to M Bhatt. Micheal Langley and everybody who gave their input . KISSeS smiles and PEACE to everyone . Now have to wait 24 months for the BIG DQT test. For now I HAVE GREEN p’s so proud of myself. GOOD LUCK to every driver out there what ever test you may sit for. X

  155. Took the test second time and passed by the Grace of God and thanks to this site and Michael’s site
    Part 1- was mostly the general knowledge questions in the book. I got the driving behind the red truck question as a practice question. The correct answer is 3 seconds. The one that stumped me was, scanning question. Is it looking ahead as well as looking to the sides?? The other question was about detecting hazards. I chose scanning and listening in order to detect hazards..Not sure..
    Part 2- I was really dreading this my hand was shaking but I took my time and said a prayer after each question. I got a lot of slow down ones.
    There is one where there is a truck/trailer on the side of the road. Slow down as soon as you see it because there is a intersection soon after you pass it.
    I got the red car twice, it will hit the brakes to turn in both cases slow down both times, there is a guy that comes out of a car, two people standing by the side of the road and an intersection, beginning of a school zone. I honestly dont remember the difference between the two red car questions they were all pretty similar to me.
    There was a tunnel question. There was a bit of a bend in the tunnel and soon after that merging traffic to your right. It was a very short clip and I think I might have touched the screen soon as I saw the right lane merging.
    There is another question where you are on a rural road/narrow road following a truck. The truck will brake to turn, brake as well after a few seconds you see a red siren/alarm sign to your left. Slow down a few seconds after, I touched the screeen as soon as I saw the alarm then i got paranoid as I was nearing the car.
    There was a turn right question where I had two chances to turn right. I also got the one where there is tonnes of traffic and one of the cars which was turning right changes its mind and continues straight through.
    I was able to pass through lots of prayer, this site and michael’s site and I also practised scanning for hazard by using the practice questions on especially the scanning for hazards section, on this part of the RTA site. http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/tests/driverqualificationtest/hazardperceptionpart2/buildyourhazardperceptionskills.html

  156. Eternal Density on said:

    Hi drivers!
    I too have passed the DQT with the help of the advice and comments on this site. So here’s a big Thankyou all ’round!
    Got a few statistics questions with I remembered from this page and the others were either simple or clear in my mind from skimreading the handbook after breakfast :P As for the hazard portion of the test, I was all psyched up to not press anything for the ‘overtake the cyclists’ questions, only to not get any overtaking questions at all! Yep, I was stuck with right-turn and slowdown questions only. Fortunately I didn’t get any especially hazard-rich questions with suicidal pram ladies ;) . There were a couple of questions where I was worried that I’d tapped when I shouldn’t have so I was really worried that I might have failed (for the second time – I flunked it 14 months ago – wish I’d thought to Google for tips last time!) but to my great relief I passed! When those plastic P plates have been on a car in the sun for long enough, they make a really satisfying crunching sound when you fold them to fit them in the bin :D
    One slight annoyance was that I showed up 15 minutes early for my 8:30 test but they don’t open ’til 8:30. Though I guess it was time well spend since I got to re-skim the comments here on my PDA :D

    So thanks again everyone. And of course the most thanks have to go to God who designed us humans with the abilities we rely on to drive, plus the creativity, intelligence and curiosity to invent cars in the first place :D

  157. I went for the DQT today and passed on my first attempt. I was extremely nervous after reading many people failing the Hazard section of the test.

    I read the whole Handbook about 3 times and the main points about 2-3 times until they stuck and i could literally recite each point. Maybe a little OCD but i didn’t want to take the risk on failing something where the answers are given to you.

    On section 1 i actually don’t remember getting any statistic questions. E.g. the % or anything of the sort.
    I got the child pedestrian one (common sense answer)
    2 questions on the medication labels (answer is always to check with the doctor, again, common sense)
    1 on BAC (safest is always going to be zero BAC or to not drive at all if you drink)
    1 on 3 second rule
    1 on a cause of a crash
    1 on identifying a crash with graphs
    and the others i don’t remember lol.

    With the hazard test i got 2 on overtaking in which case i didn’t touch the screen like others have said.
    I got 2 on slowing down. One in the school zone following the white car and the bus pulling out (i touched 3 times, 1 for entering school zone, 1 for car in front braking and 1 for bus indicating to get in front of you)
    and the other was driving in a narrow street with shops (again i touched 3 times – may have been wrong but i passed :/ ).
    The rest were right turn ones which are so obvious and in most cases you only touch once. I had 2 questions where it was unsafe to turn at all.

    All in all i think it’s not THAT hard, the only part that will stuff you up is the hazard slowing down questions. Other than that, if you read the book ATLEAST 3 times you shouldn’t have any problems in the first section.

    Be careful, as in real life being overly cautious isn’t going to hurt but when it comes to the test i think if you don’t touch at all for anything, you will still fail for not being confident enough e.g. not turning when it was clearly safe or something. But don’t touch the screen for the sake of touching it, especially for the slowing down ones. I have heard that people failed for slowing down too many times or at wrong times.

    I think i’m just lucky i got 2 of the more basic slowing down questions and didn’t get the ones with crazy pedestrians left, right and centre lol.

    Thanks for the people contributing to this site, it helped me prepare myself before going for the test.

    Good luck all! :)

  158. ashlee on said:

    hey everyone.
    read the book. maybe try to put into practice what you learn? try to remember basic things. try not to stress to much! thats how i did it. best of luck

  159. Hey Guys

    Just wanted to give a HUUUUGE thanks to EVERYONE who has posted tips and hints on this site.
    I was packin it when i walked in to do my test as i couldnt download the DQT Handbook off the RTA website for some weirdo internet reason, and i refuse to buy a book, BUT i passed the DQT first go !!
    All i did was read everyone’s comments on this discussion board the night before and refreshed in the morning, and i flew through the test !! Piece of piss !

    There was one question that completely stumped me, it was asking what is the most common crash scenario in NSW? (some thing like that)
    a) Head on collision
    b) Rear end collision (running up someones butt)
    c) Failure to give way (resulting in T-boning another car)
    d) Running off the road going around a bend
    I picked B.. Dont know if this is correct but i passed !! =)

    Thanks again for your help !!

  160. PASSED MARCH 2010 gudd luck to all going 4 the test on said:

    1. SECTION 1:
    1. Most car crash costs goes to:
    Answer – the long term care of injured people (24%)
    2. If you have a high SSS you should:
    Answer: Continue driving but be cautious when thinking about taking a risk
    3. High Alcohol hrs:
    Answer – Weeknights (Thu, Fri) and Weekends
    4. Percentage of Fatigue-related crashes on country roads?
    Answer: 75%
    5. If you slow down from 70km/hr to 60 km/hr, you will travel:
    Answer: >60km/hr distance. (This was easy…)
    6. Blind spot is:
    Answer: The area outside the car not covered by mirrors (common sense)
    7. You need to go to page 70 of the handbook and study the two pictures to figure out what 3-second distance and 4-second distance looks like. I had an animation with 4-seconds
    8. If you are driving in dark and foggy conditions, you should:
    Answer: Travel four seconds or more
    9. I had a diagram where you were driving behind a truck at night (broken lines and one lane), what would you do? and the options were:
    a. Accelerate and driver closer, then drive slowly (i think)
    b. Drive slowly only
    c. Drive slowly and keep a fair distance from other vehicles
    d. Drive normally. or keep same speed.(something like that)
    Answer: I ended up choosing c. Correct me if im wrong
    10. People who let their emotions dictate their driving are usually:
    Answer: Young Males.
    11. Crash research shows that drivers make a NEAR crash mistake every:
    Answer: 800km. ( I stumped in this question, i couldnt remember the figures. Got it wrong, but hey.. goes to show they don’t expect you to get everything right to PASS)
    12. Young male drivers tend to take risk when:
    Answer: Passengers are around the same age.
    13. If you experience fatigue:
    Answer: You should only drive at times you are usually not asleep (this was a common sense one too)
    14. I had a picture where it was two laned and up ahead there was an ambulance or truck (not sure) in the middle of the road (over broken lines) in the opposite direction. What should you do?
    Answer: Slow down and drive more to left hand side
    15. haha I wish i remembered the 15th question, but it was probably a silly one.
    Q. A young male driver is likely to take risks when?
    A. other young male passengers of the same age are present
    SECTION 2:
    I had two videos with two cyclists in front of me, never overtook.. roads too narrow
    I touched the screen a few times for the right turn ones.
    I remember the one in the rain, didnt turn right
    Keep an eye whether its a 50km, 60km etc zone which will be stated in the questions. This will help determine whether to slow down.
    Im usually a hazards freak, so I didnt worry about this.
    Good Luck!! Hope this helps
    1. I always read the whole book. However, sometimes they can have questions which really require you to remember little things. e.g
    Question: Who invlove the most in alochol related crashes?
    A, men
    B, woman
    C, men and woman
    D, woman over 50
    ( This is NOT exactly how the question written) Anyway, the answer is A.
    1. 2 years ago, i always had trouble with section 2, coz I had no idea how many times I should touch the screen and how soon I should touch. e.g When there was a massive truck in front of me, I would touch to slow down and it did not seem to slow down then i kept touching, then I ended up failing. Thanks for the comment in this site. I pretty much just kept what other people said in mind, and did what they suggested at the test. I passed. Thanks god. Thanks Michael, you save me keep paying $36 for rta.
    I GOT THIS AS A PRACTICE QSTION SAME PROBLEM

  161. I love this blog site. Just want to post a comment to K2.. I read you comments, made me laugh. so up front and down to the point. couldnt stop laughing. thanks I needed a good laugh K2. I have to wait two god damn years before I can sit the DQT hope by then the laws will change and all Greenies will automatically get a full. Hey I can dream.

  162. Charlie on said:

    Cant remember the questions but had to thank the website at the least.
    Helped out a lot. Probably got made me a little nervous more than i needed to but i passed and thats all it counts. My Part A had hardly any of the statistics questions which i had remembered so i was a little stumped by that, obviously i did alright though.. Def harder than i thought.

  163. Thank you for putting this website up, it helps me get more realistic info of what is really going on at the real test. I just passed the test today, 1st go. I don’t see the point of people have to passed this to get a full license, cos since i got a P1 until now I don’t drive for more than 15 times. But I still pass and having a 5 yr gold license.
    My tip is just read the book well. And commonsense, not too nervous or hurry to pass the part2

  164. Fernanda on said:

    Which color is The Blind Spot in the DQT ?test.I fail in that question ,im confused.
    Thanks

  165. Passed first time today. Was under a little pressure to with my licence about to expire. In any case I didn’t have too much many problems with part 1.

    Be careful though, I noticed they switched it around a lot. Like in the book they tell you high alcohol hours are thurs-fri nights and weekends, but the question I for was what were low alcohol hours. So be sure to read the questions CAREFULLY.

    With part 2, I got 2 overtake videos, both cyclists, didn’t overtake on either one. There are some right turn videos I got that when the video started, there was already a massive gap there to turn, but I DID NOT touch the screen in anycase.

    There was also a slowdown one that got me confused and I thought I may have flunked on it. Basically your driving down a 60kmh road behind I think it was a white car heading into a school zone. A bus is parked to the left, so I slowed down. Then the car in front of me started braking as the car PASSED THE BUS but at the same time the bus indicated and merged lanes. I only touched the screen twice.

  166. fernanda on said:

    I went twice and i didn’t pass, since i’ve been reading this page everithing is much better so i might go next week.

    Can anyone tell me which color is the blind spot?? I had a picture of the car with 3 colors around and i didn’t know what to do.

    Thanks

  167. Jessica on said:

    Hey i dont remember the colours, but the blind spots are the ones closest to your mirrors behind you, think, that’s the reason we need to look over our shoulder.

  168. Sarah on said:

    I did my DQT today and passed 100%! Thanks to the editor for recommending the 5 year licence – the gold colour was the selling point for me! xD

    Just wanted to thank everyone for their tips and contribution. I couldn’t have passed without this blog. I’ve recommended my brother here.

    The RTA guy said that on the Results page, if there are no recommendations, it means you did everything right.

    Part 1 is a breeze so long as you read the book. I highlighted (in my book) all the sections which were mentioned in this blog. I got very few statistical questions, if any at all.

    Part 2 was more tricky. I did not have any overtaking questions. I had lots of TURN RIGHT and SLOW DOWN questions.

    Thanks to Nic (Post 43) for the helpful tip about not turning right unless you can imagine an elephant wandering across – that was very useful! If unsure, don’t touch! In most of the TURN RIGHT questions, I did not turn at all and the video just ran to the end.

    I found the SLOW DOWN questions more challenging than any other. In one scenario, I had to touch the screen up to 4 times, because I saw 4 hazards. You touch the screen as soon as you see the hazard (eg pedestrian, road sign, corner, pedestrian). Like many others, I had my hand hovering near the screen so I could touch the screen ASAP.

    I was a bit concerned with the touchscreen – sometimes my touch did not register. I had to press long and hard on the screen before it would take me to the next page. I saw the mouse cursor on my screen but it didn’t affect my test.

    I got to the RTA one hour early, and studied there until it was time to do my test. It helped me feel calm and collected.

    For my photo, they instruct you not to smile, and not to wear your glasses.

    Thanks Manny (post 14) for the tip about pre-filling your form – I didn’t need a witness but it just helps to get organised beforehand – and makes you feel calm and not rushed.

  169. Marc on said:

    Thanks for all the help in this site I passed first go today :)

    The Theory was all run off the mill stuff if you’ve read the book.

    The Video however almost caught me out. There was a “Choose your gap to turn right” question. A few cars indicate to turn before they get to you but one slows down but not enough to be turning. He cancels his indicator and goes straight. I was very close to saying turn but it didn’t quite feel right. So I would suggest being on the lookout for sneaky ones like that.

  170. Chloe on said:

    Thanks to the website. I read through half of this website and read the downloadable summary twice. I have passed ^^^.

  171. Dyae on said:

    I should have done more research before I sat the test, because I would have come across this website and passed instead of failing today.
    I shouldn’t have done the practice questions they give you before the actual test for part 2. I did them, and for the turning right question, I didn’t click anything and it said ‘You could have done better’, and said I ‘did well’ when I clicked to turn right, even though they weren’t situations I was totally comfortable with. It gave the pressure to click when I saw gaps that were possibly unsafe in the actual test. I’ll know better next time.

  172. Rajan on said:

    Today i sat in exam and passed in first go and got a full license.Thanx alot alot ,that site really help me a lot.THANX EVERYONE

  173. I just wanted to say that this site is awesome!!! Yes, the DQT Handbook is important and you do need to go over it, but this site is practical with ‘real’ questions and scenarios and without it, i would have not passed on my first attempt — to all the contributors, a big thank you!

    Most of the things have already been stated. It’s not as hard or scary as everyone makes it out to be. Take your time. Listen to the audio. Breathe, and you’ll do great. Do the practise questions, and just focus like you would for any other test / drive and you should pass.

    Good luck to everyone …. Read the handbook and read all the comments listed above over and over and you should see yourself passing!!!

  174. Thanks to this site I have just passed my DQT! I cant remember all the questions or choices or the order of them…but they were something like this ;

    PART 1:

    1. If you are traveling 5km over in a 60km/h zone how likely is it that you would crash
    a) twice
    b) ten times
    c) none
    d) don’t remember

    Answer: I wasnt sure about this one… but i answered twice

    2. If you are travelling 70km/h, what percentage of distance do you need then if you were going 60km/h
    a) 30%
    b) 50%
    c) 10%
    d) 80%

    ANSWER: 30%

    3. What is the biggest distraction while driving
    a) lighting a cigarette
    b) talking on the mobile phone
    c) other passengers

    ANSWER: other passengers

    4. what are the “LOW aclohol” hours
    a) weekends
    b) thurs friday nights and weekends
    c) weekdays during daylight
    d) night time

    ANSWER: weekdays during daylight

    5. what are the statistics of fatique related crashes in metropolitan areas
    a) 25%
    b) 75%
    c) 90%

    ANSWER: 25%

    6. I had a picture where it was two laned and up ahead there was an ambulance or truck in the middle of the road (over broken lines) in the opposite direction. What should you do?
    a) slow down
    b) speed up
    c) slow down and move to the left hand side

    ANSWER: Slow down and move the the left hand side

    7. Young male drivers tend to take risk when:

    ANSWER: Passengers are around the same age.

    8. Something about good scanning routines

    9. A diagram of common car crashes and then they ask which picture shows the most common crash

    ANSWER: rear end crashes

    10. there was a picture of a car following a truck in daylight with fine weather and asked how far you should be travelling behind the truck

    ANSWER: 3 seconds

    11. What is the “3second rule” used for:

    a) determine your speed
    b) how quickly to answer your mobile ( this really was an option)
    c) to help determine how far you should be traveeling from the car infront

    ANSWER: C – the distance should be traveling from the car in front

    PART 2

    1. A few cars indicate to turn before they get to you but one slows down but not enough to be turning. He cancels his indicator and goes straight. I was very close to saying turn but it didn’t quite feel right. So I would suggest being on the lookout for sneaky ones like that.

    2. I got 2 overtake videos, both cyclists, i didn’t overtake on either one.

    3. a few “when is it safe to turn right” scenarios at night

    4. travelling on a 60hm/h road and a truck is on the other side of the road and you can’t see it, but there is a motorcyclist who goes to overtake the truck, sees you and goes back behind the truck

    Don’t remember the rest…. hope that helps!

    MY ADVICE: read the handbook and read all of these comments and in the test make sure you don’t panic and carefully read the question and ALL of the alternatives because some of them are very similar.
    In part 2 don’t panic and feel like you have to press the screen on all of the answers, be cautious (but not too cautious) for “when would you slow down” questions and wait for the realllyyyy long gaps when turning right they are pretty obvious. GOODLUCK!

  175. Passed the test first go this morning thanks to this site, thanks to all who contributed.

    Most of part 1 was common sense and was pretty easy.

    Part 2 had alot of slow down scenarios which pissed me off as these are the trickiest. I had the idea that you shouldn’t touch the screen too many times from the advice on this site, but I got the same scenario twice on a tight road following a red car with parked cars everywhere. In this scenario hazards pop out from everywhere like a damn arcade game, so dont be afraid to touch the screen heaps.
    As for the turning right questions i think i only touched the screen twice in total, so its a good idea to follow pablos advice earlier and use the time 2 check out any chicks.
    overall the test is easy as

    Good luck 2 u all

  176. mastermindspell on said:

    wanna say a BIG thank you to all those who have contributed to the site. Because of your efforts i found the test real easy.

    PArt 1

    i cant remember all the questions. However, a majority of the questions i got have been posted on this forum already.

    questions were on

    BAC levels,

    what is the commonest crash in nsw

    how far ahead should u scan

    3 second rule question.

    …. sorry thats all i can remember.

    Part 2

    overtaking questions,- cyclist question twice

    Rural road and there was a truck.- slowing down quesiton

    right turn questions.

    hope that helps…

    srsly thank you guys again. wouldnt have pass the test without you guys.

  177. Maria on said:

    Hi guys,
    Woohoo, I passed my DQT yesterday and I must thank all of you who have left your comments, it was HUGE help.

    Now for the people who are planning on taking the test (Nothing that is not already said on this website), make sure you read the handbook well enough, go through this blog and practice the hazard perception skills – http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/tests/hazardperceptiontest/buildyourskills/index.html
    There are some sample quesions in RTA website as well,
    http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/tests/driverqualificationtest/knowledgetestpart1/samplequestions.html

    Part 1: (as much as I remember)

    Which speed limit most crashes occur (Answer: 60km)
    What is “High Alcohol hours” (Answer: Thu, Fri & weekends)
    What is a blind spot (Answer: place not coverd by mirrors)
    What will NOT help you avoid a crash (Answer: Working & driving long)
    They showed one car following another and asked how many second gap this is (Answer: 4 sec)
    Who will tend to take more risks (Answer: Young male)
    There was a picture where a police car is parked in the middle of the road while you are approaching the police car, what would you do (answer: slow down and move to the left)
    Picture of a car following a truck. How many second gap should you leave (Answer: 3 seconds)

    Part 2:
    Many turn right questions, 3 of them where I actually can’t turn right so I didn’t touch the screen and I turned right for the ones where there was a really HUGE gap. One turn right question at night, turn right when you a real distant head light. Then the cyclist one, Do NOT over take. Few, when will you slow down questions, slow down whenever there is a hazard like road signs and a curve.

    Good luck everyone.

  178. YO! just wanna say a huge THANKS to the website creator and everyone who has contributed to this site. i passed all thanks to you :)

  179. Carolyn on said:

    hi, I am 66 and after studying this sit as soon as I can I am going to try for my full licence,
    thank you to all the contributors on this site, wish me luck

  180. Leather Suit on said:

    I did the driver qualification test this morning – it was an absolute piece of pie. Thanks to everyone on this site contributing it made the test a great deal easier. Just a note I DIDN’T read the book – the feedback from this website is all you need. My recommendation – don’t read the handbook, rather read through this site a few of times and you will pass. Ask for the sound guys, it does help, if you finding it annoying just turn it off.

    Part 1

    I had a question that wasn’t mentioned above. It provided a picture of a car sandwiched between a blue truck (on the left) and a red truck (on the right). The question:

    You are driving on a 3 lane freeway in between two trucks. The speed limit is 100km/h and both trucks are travelling at 100km/h. You should:
    A. Accelerate and pull in front of the blue truck (on the left)
    B. Slow down and pull in behind the red truck (on the right)
    C. Slow down and pull in behind the blue truck (on the left)
    D. Some stupid answer -use your mobile to call the truck driver and tell him to slow down.

    Answer- C

    Any other question you will get thats not on this page is common sense.

    Part 2

    Turn Right question- 1st rule, like said above only touch the screen if an elephant could stumble through. If your hesitant to answer, don’t touch it. It’s always best to miss an opening then to crash into a car. Don’t turn right if you have a vechicle blocking your view. These tests are designed so that the most of the time you shouldn’t turn right – keep that in mind.

    Overtake questions- I had a cyclist situation twice on a country and suburban road. As said above never overtake. There is not enough room or too many other variables to justify overtaking.

    Slow Down- The trick is to constantly scan. If you see any side streets, crossings, cars indicating, cars reversing etc press the screen. A big one people miss is crossings. The girl before me failed because she never slowed down at crossings and nearly mowed down a pedestrian.

    Other than that have some fun with it. This will be the last time you have to test at the RTA. Make the most of the opportunity -fart in the waiting room, pay $150 for a bit of plastic, unneedlessly fill in forms and wait in line for 45 minutes. All the things that come with dealing with the RTA

  181. David on said:

    Hey guys, thanks for the aid :) failed yesterday, and passed today, by the skin of my knuckles!

    i wasnt too sure with some of the first 15, but somehow passed that section… the second half was a storm too, but luckily i got two cyclist questions. Did anyone else notice it’s the same two riders in the same clothes for both situations? ;)

    I ended up asking for my marks so i could know how i passed… i got 12/15 for the first part and 9/10 for the second part. The test is pretty concise, and makes sure you know the consequences of your actions, so not every fool is going to do 5km/h over, thinking its ‘okay, as long as im careful’. I was watching the TDF last night, and it became apparent that doing 55km/h instead of 50km/h in a 10km stretch of road saves you LESS than 40 seconds… total bollocks. It’s started to be ‘trendy’ amongst road users not to signal all of a sudden, so i recon that should be in the test in the future. it’s not hard to flick up a lever which even turns itself off afterwards…

  182. Hi everyone, I did my DQT today and FAILED. My feedback in areas I failed were:
    - slowing down to avoid hazards or crashes
    - understanding how you should respond to questions in part 2 of the test. Remember, you only need to touch the screen ONCE for each different hazard or safe gap
    I guess I touch the screen too early or late! I’m pretty sure I didn’t take any risky turns, maybe I should have turned on the ones when the elephant could have strolled along..

    I honestly thought I did everything right and was cautious.

    PART 1: All knowledge based questions. I didn’t get any on stats! Read the handbook and the above posts, they cover everything. Really easy, no need to panic =]

    PART 2: The clips go by pretty fast, they’re only a few seconds long.

    2 x overtaking cyclists – do NOT overtake, way too narrow. (Don’t worry, pretty sure I passed this part).

    5 x safe gaps (all right turns) scenarios: 1. traffic light 2. dirt track – turned at the end, 3. intersection (daylight) – was a big gap at the start, but I didn’t turn 4. nightime – one big gap – but I didn’t turn 5. raining – didn’t turn

    3 x slowing down – 1. following a truck, you get way too close, so I touch the screen early. 2. following some car ahead of you in a suburban area, there is 40km/h sign (I think you’re going 50km/h) – I touched the screen, probably wasn’t necessary? And then you see the car infront brake – I touched the screen but the film ended, so it didn’t register! The last one I don’t remmeber… sorry!!!!

    I know I failed, but I hope this helps anyway! ALL THE BEST to you all!

  183. Hayley on said:

    Hi There guys,

    Got my blacks today!

    Would just like to thank everyone for there comments and feedback it was really helpful!
    Just thought I would leave my 5 cents worth; I have three tips!

    1. The test is a revenue raiser no doubt about it and when you start to study the test you will be frustrated but the best advice I can give is to get over it! it is a waste of energy and the money gabbing system will never change! The sooner you get over it the sooner it’s going to be over!

    2. You need to read the book! it is a waste of time but just in case you get a stats question, I have made some notes below that summarises the document, but you should still read the whole booklet even if you just skim!

    3. Part two – you have been driving for 3 + years you know this just try and relax and be a bit cautious thats it, the comments above although helpful can get a bit full on and confusing! and remember you dont have to press the screen if it not safe dont do it!

    DQT Notes:

    • The most common type of crashes in NSW are; Same Direction 34%, Adjacent 17%, opposing 16%, running off road 11%, running off road on curve 10%.

    • Most common things drivers do that increases risks of accidents; Travelling to closely to vehicles in front, driving to fast for the conditions, not looking far enough ahead when driving, failing to choose large enough gaps.

    • The most costs involved in a car accident are ongoing medical costs at a rate of 24% of the total cost to the community while loss of quality of life comes second at 21%.

    • 1 in 50 people will die as a result of a car accident.

    • Causes of crashes 57% human error, 26% human and environmental, 6% vehicle and human, 3% all three, 3% Environmental, 2% vehicle, 1% vehicle and environmental.

    • SSS- Sensation Seeking Scale if you have a high SSS you are more likely to drive aggressively, speed, not wear seat belts, drink and drive, believe they were less likely to be caught by police.

    • Negligent driving causing injury or death carries a jail term of up to 18 months, dangerous driving causing injury or death carries a jail term of up to 10 years.

    • Alcohol is a contributing factor in 18% of fatal accidents and 6% injury accident.

    • More than half those killed have a reading of 0.15 or more three times the legal limit.

    • At BAC of even 0.05 you are still twice as likely to crash.

    • Most crashes involving alcohol happen on weeknights mainly Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights and weekends. During this time 30% of accidents are alcohol related. Outside these hours less than 10% are alcohol related.

    • Fatigue is involved in about 20% of fatal crashes.

    • High risk time for fatigue related crashes are early morning 4am – 8am and in the afternoon 12 noon and 2pm.

    • Most likely to occur in school holidays and public holidays.

    • Most fatigue related crashes occur on country roads 75%, but also occur in metro areas 25%.

    • 79% of drivers killed in fatigue related crashes are male.

    • 14% of all crashes involve driver being distracted, the most common distraction is outside person object or event 30%, 36% within the vehicle, and 34% unknown.

    • Crash risk is the highest for male passengers when they have friends in the car; it is less with older woman or girlfriend.

    • Severe speed crashes are common at night due to reduced traffic and inability to see moving objects.

    • Human factors alone account for nearly 60% of all crashes, combined contribution of human and environmental crashes accounts for a total of 26% of all crashes on top of the 60%.

    • Adverse conditions contribute to only 3% of crashes.

    • Speeding, drink driving and risk taking are more likely to occur at night.

    • People under 16 or older than 60 are most likely to be killed or injured in a pedestrian accident.

    • Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to be killed than drivers of other vehicles.

    • The risk of being killed in a crash with a truck is three times higher than with another car.

    • Basic HPT safe distance from other vehicles, selecting safe gaps, scanning for hazards.

    • Speed is a factor in 40% of fatal crashes

    • If you travel at 70k in 60k zone you will need 30% more stopping distance to brake.

    • A crash at 80k is four times severe as a crash at 40k if you hit a pedestrian at 60k they have more than a 70% probability of dying.

    • If you are travelling in 60k zone for every 5k over you speed the risk of crashing doubles.

    • At 60k your field of vision is half that of when you were stationary, at 100k less than a third.

    • You need twice as much stopping distance from when travelling at 100k as to 60k

    • You allow for more than the 3 second gap when in foggy, rainy or at night.

    • Keep at least a 1 metre gap when travelling next to cars, driving or stationary.

    • When turning into a 60k section you will need a gap of at least 6 seconds about 100 metres.

    • Check your mirrors every 8-10 seconds, scan up to 12 seconds ahead 60k= 200m and 100k= 500m , check your blind spots

    • Check blind spots with a head check before turning or merging

    • 90% of all crashes have at least some human error

    Just to be sure you can practice some questions on the RTA website!

    GOODLUCK!!!

  184. Hayley on said:

    Sorry Typo! for the Distraction stats 4% is unknown! not 34%

  185. Fully Licensed on said:

    Well went to the RTA today sat the test and passed first go. The first general knowledge questions were very easy and mainly common sense. Reading through this site and through the book certainly helped. I had questions on sleep debt, blood alcohol limit, a image at an intersection where you need to turn right asking whether you need to allow more time to your right or left – answer is left. Other questions have already been covered in this blog a zillion times.

    Second part of the test was ok. Had about 5 turn right questions and only had the opportunity to turn right once. Had the two cyclists scenarios so didn’t overtake. Also had a few slow down when hazards appear questions which were pretty easy – only had to touch the screen twice in both scenarios.

    So I’ve got my full icense for five years and don’t have to worry about licensing anymore. I still think this test is just a pointless revenue raiser for the RTA. The other irk is that the touch screen for my test kept wigging out – had to ask for assistance twice – useless! Still the car looks good without those P Plates :-)

  186. Anonymous on said:

    Thanks for the great resource!

  187. mathillwith1teeisawesome on said:

    Thanks to all the posts, I passed using the references here. So there should be no excuses going to get your fulls hey Sophie?

  188. Thanks to this website (and the book) I passed on the 23rd July 2010 first go.

    This site really helps but also you should really read the book .. or at least all the dot points in the book.

    It feels good to be no longer on my P plates.

    Thanks Again.

  189. jasmin on said:

    hey+guys+just+got+my+full+licence!+woohooo!!!!

    i+couldnt+stop+smiling+while+walking+to+my+car+to+take+those+ugly+P++plates+off+my+car.

    i+really+hate+reading+and+the+thought+of+reading+the+whole+book+made+getting+feel+unreachable.

    thanx+everyone+who+helped+by+putting+up+questions+they+got+in+the+test.+ur+awesome.+made+my+life+so+much+easier.

    THANKS+AGAIN+XX

  190. Jamie Driscoll on said:

    Hi guys,
    Just as this site helped me pass second go, I’ll have a brief attempt talking about the stuff that was in my test that couldn’t be assumed to be general knowledge:
    Part 1
    - There was a question about the required safe distance ‘cushion’ between your vehicle and other moving or parked vehicles. Answer: 1 metre
    -What is the change of a person dying after being hit at 60km/h? Answer: 70% chance
    - High Alcohol hours qn (as discussed on this site a zillion times) Answer: Weeknights and weekends, particularly thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights
    - There was a question on identifying from a diagram where the blind spots of the vehicle are. (refer to page 80 of handbook) (pretty much common sense)

    Everything else from part 1 was common sense for me. E.g. why do males have more crashes than females (A: Overconfidence), What does a high SSS scale mean (A: Take more risks.. I think one of the alternatives was running a red light which was the only risky thing there), Whats happens when a person is involved in a crash with a high BAC (A: more likely to die in the crash), What things can affect driving (A: marijuana and cold tablets)

    Part 2:
    - There was the cyclist video… easy.. don’t click
    - There was a turn right video where the car on the oncoming (single) lane had his right indicator on and was travelling very slowly (making you think he was going to turn right and therefore its safe for you to turn right), but at the last moment turns off his indicator and goes straight on. Obviously the right thing to do is not to click.
    - I had plenty of ‘click when to slow down videos’. Examples of when I clicked was:
    – Seeing a bloke open his car door
    – your vehicle coming closer to the car in front for no reason (3 second rule)
    – Your Vehicle coming to a T section.
    – Vehicle moving to a T Section from a side road
    – Some pedestrians that were standing right at the side of the road
    – Car in front breaking (got a few of those)

    That’s all I can remember. Good luck guys!

  191. Annie on said:

    Thanks to this site, I passed my DQT on one go today. =]
    Part I:
    Just read the book over and over again, note down the stats. But I didnt get any stat questions, maybe just one.
    The questions that I can recall so far:
    - Q: distraction would most like occur at which situation (something like this, cant remember the exact wording):
    A: distraction on the freeway
    B: something silly (dont remember)
    C: an attractive pedestrian on the road
    D: distraction when parking a car
    I picked A, correct me if I’m wrong.
    - Q: A given diagram with the “space cushion” of between a red car and other vehicles on the road:
    Answer: 1 metre
    - Q: the main distraction inside the car:
    Answer: other passengers (this is the most obvious answer out of all options)
    - Q: what is the covering the brake?
    Answer: lifting your right foot off the accelerator and placing it above the brake ready when needs it.

    Part II:
    I would recommend you do the prac. questions first, before you attend to the test. They can really get you warm up.
    - 2 overtake questions when there are cyclists in front from you. DO NOT overtake them, just let the video to finish on its own.
    - a few slow down questions; I remember there were 2 videos with the road curves to the left or right in front. As soon as I saw it, I touched the screen.
    - a few turn right questions: just make the turn when you see there is a LARGE gap, otherwise just let the video to finish on its own. I had one question turning right at the intersection with the traffic light. I didnt touch the screen for it, because I didnt see any big gap from the incoming traffic, even though the traffic light was green from start of the video to the end.

    GOOD LUCK!!!!

  192. this website is really great helping tool to pass the DQT, as I was initially failed twice to pass this test then I visit this site and the hints the people gave on this web page was really helpful. Atlast I passed my exam and moved to unlimited licence, YAHOO.

    I must say the test was designed in really silly way, no body knows what exactly the right answer is specially with part two of the test, by the time you get to the scene the time is over and sometime you touch the screen but the computer are not sensitive enough to respond to your touch and eventually you marked wrong for that particular question,

    I think it’s a matter of luck as well.
    who ever designed this test is really an ediot, the actual test is very different from the clips on the rta site for the hazard perception skills, they make this test like that may be to earn more and more money as I think no one passed this test with first attempt.
    Well it cost to me a fortune but at last Passed.

  193. Mattity on said:

    Thanks to this site I passed my DQT on my first try today got really lucky with part one didn’t get any stat questions and as far as part 2 just got the 2 cyclist 2 slow downs and the rest were right hand turns. Gota say thanks to everyone else who has added there info to this blog it really helped more then the book lol.

  194. Alisha on said:

    I am so glad i found this site before i went for my full licence test today!! This site and the book meant i passed with flying colours!! 100%

    I only went for my test today but cant remember much about the questions i got in Part 1… I know the first one I had was the explanation of Sleep Dept.
    I also didn’t get that many statistic questions, alot of them were common sense but the book was very helpful, because alot of the questions in test seemed to come straight from the book!

    Part 2… So glad found out about “the cyclist one” from this site because i got 2 in a row of those and didn’t touch the screen with either of them.. I seemed to get a pretty even amount of each of the kind of hazard questions.

    Thank you all for you input, its great there is a place you can come to help others pass the test and leave general comments, Good luck to all who are studying to go for their full licence, it isn’t too hard if you study the book and read the comments on this site!!

  195. Kerlowey Tingson on said:

    some of the questions i got on the dqt wasn’t in the book or on this website

  196. Leanne on said:

    Thanks to all the posters who posted their tips.
    I passed my test first go today.
    I only skimmed the book and took advice of the other posters ,
    It really helped thanks heaps.

  197. Guys thanks for the help, passed today first time :)

    One question I remember that made me laugh

    What is Sleep Debt?
    a) Where you owe money to the RTA

    I can’t remember the other choices but it’s safe to say it’s not a)

    Also I had the q that asked what days of the week have the lowest alcohol levels, the answer was “Weekdays and during Daytime hours” just be sure to read the questions thoroughly before you answer them, theirs no time limit on part 1.

    Part 2, had 2 raining turn right questions, 2 Bicycle overtakes, the white bus on the left that you need to slow down for, the truck on a country road followed by a bike behind it (press when you approach the truck), 3 daytime turn rights, 1 slow down where you are driving behind a truck and you get to close.

    Good luck to all, I read about half the book online then just quickly revised on this site before I went today. Didn’t even have to do an eye test!

    Marc

  198. thanx, great help. im doing mine this month and this is a great site. wish me luck :)

  199. Just got got my gold today – wanna thank the creators of these helpful sites and all the people who’ve contributed on this site to help others take the DQT.

    My first section was all common sense questions with no stats at all.

    Second section – all I can say is read your scenario carefully before you take on the clip. And when asked about turning right, if you see any glimpse of any oncoming car from the opposite direction – better not to turn than risking it!

    Best of luck!

  200. I got my blacks today!!! HELL YEA!!! Thanks heaps everyone who took the time to contribute, nearly all the questions i got had been in here. I got 2 or 3 random ones but they were very easy. The hazard perception stuff was really easy too.

  201. Kerlowey Tingson on said:

    How many correct do u need to get in the part 2 of the DQT

  202. Fully-licensed on said:

    Passed this morning in one go! YEP…finally off the hook. I agree the test is a robbery, but guys the study itself is a good idea. If you ask the older generation, some people who had accidents before might tell you they wish they studied this coz after all, driving IS one of the most risky things you do in your life on a daily basis (NOTE THIS IS TEST QUESTION!!!). It is like your mom taught you how to cross the road when you were a kid. We should give credit to RTA for teaching how to drive safely and responsibly on the road.

    *** I didn’t get feedback for my test so I can’t guarantee my answers are correct. Make your own decisions!

    PART 1: Guys whoever said this was easy, i disagree. YOU MUST STUDY THE DQT HANDBOOK!!! There is no short-cut here!!! Most questions from the test are straight from the handbook. If you studied, you will answer them easily. Some tricky ones i got (not exact the same wording as the test)

    Q: If someone tailgates you, you should slow down because
    a) and b) silly options don’t remember
    c) So you can have more time to react to hazard
    d) So you can force the car behind you to slow down

    The answer should be D, not C if you read the handbook.

    Q: Which group of people have the highest risk of crashing
    a) Male between 40 – 60
    b) Both male and female have the same risk level
    c) People who drive to get rid of their boredom
    d) …

    Answer should be C. This Q mixes info from several different chapters from the handbook, but people who drive for a thrill tend to have more risky/aggressive driving behaviors.

    Q. A picture of a motor bike, a car and a bus, question is which has the LEAST risk of being killed in a crash.

    Answer is the bus. Be careful with the question asking LEAST not MOST.

    Two similar questions: On a high-way 50km and 100km respectively, fine weather/conditions, asking how many seconds the front car is ahead of the back car.

    Answer should be 3 seconds, not 4 seconds. It doesn’t matter what speed you are driving, if it is fine conditions, it is 3 secs. If it is raining, foggy, dark, etc, it should be 4 secs.

    Can’t remember the others, guys as I said YOU MUST READ and UNDERSTAND the handbook and remember the key stats. It’s also for your own good/safety in the future!!!

    PART 2) Always hold your hands in front of the screen so you can respond quickly. Make sure you hand/fingers are not sweaty, coz the screen won’t response if finger is wet. Touch neatly. Don’t drag your finger on the screen. It is not your IPHONE.

    I had 4 – 5 SLOW-DOWN questions in row. Two of them were actually the same. The key here is that when you see whatever suspicious, touch the screen. Watch out are indicators of the front car (a couple of them changed at intersections), pedestrian on the road (as soon as you see them, touch the screen), many parked cars in the street, one car had the driver coming out when you get quite close (get your hands ready and touch). There was an older man standing at the traffic light gesturing you to go ahead (still touch coz it’s a hazard). There were prams too.

    One in a tunnel, you will see curves, other car indicators, and road-work.

    One in a quiet street, touch the screen when approaching a T-section, coz later you will see a car coming out. Also watch out, think in the same Q or another Q, there was a truck driving coming out when you get quite close.

    One on a highway, a small truck in front of you. I touched any way coz it was damn close. Then there was a big truck appearing from the next lane, i touched again (coz I hate driving next to truck any way). Then suddenly the truck in the front slowed down, of course touched again. Watch out here.

    Got the OVERTAKE two cyclists questions too on a mountain road. Didn’t touch at the beginning coz road was narrow and passing curves, but later one the road got straight, no on-coming cars, so I touched, and actually saw the filmclip speeded up. Not sure if i was correct, make your own decision.

    Two turning-right questions, same intersection, different traffic/cars. no traffic light, just turning from a major road into local streets. Touch one coz there was a HUGE gap. But didn’t touch the other one coz didn’t think the gap was big enough. There was a van, behind which didn’t have any cars. I was going to touch after the van passing but film stopped there, so guess you shouldn’t touch after all.

    Another turning-right question at a traffic light, there was a car indicating turning right opposite you. I didn’t turn coz it blocked the view of cars at the back. Later you will see there are cars coming out on the go-straight/turning-left lane.

    Again I m NOT SURE if all my answers are correct. Use it as a reference and make your own decisions!!! Basically

    1) STUDY THE HANDBOOK! Take some notes especially on the numbers, e.g. stats, seconds, metres. When you put them on one page, it’s easier to compare and remember. Like all other studies, do two pages of summaries, which you can read before the test.
    2) With slow-down questions, touch whenever you see something suspicious/moving. Be careful with cars parked in the street and pedestrians.They are naughty people. Also watch out for road-signs and intersections coz there might be cars suddenly coming out.
    3) Turning right questions. There are questions you don’t need to touch at all. The others probably you only need to touch once or twice max. Unless you see a MASSIVE gap (based on your granny’s standard), don’t touch.
    4) Overtake – I will use the suggestions as what others suggested before, unless you are absolutely sure, don’t touch. You might be safer NOT to overtake the cyclists.

    Good luck everyone! Hope you will pass the test and stay safe and alerted even after you get your full license!!!

  203. Brilliant website – have got a really nice Gold licence in front of me now :) . I got almost all the questions that have been described here. Computer did freeze in the middle and didn’t record one of my responses (suicidal motorcycle crossing into your lane from behind truck), but I was sure I had done every question right so 1 mistake because of the stupid computer should not be a problem :) Additional tip for part 2 – note the speed limit & the kind of road it is, that will tell you if you should slow down (divided vs two-way street vs. no markings etc)
    Part 1 – I did get the 3-sec vs 4-sec image (it looks like 4 secs for 60km/hr as in the pdf but beware the car in the image in the test is at 100km/hr, so I chose 3 secs). Didnt really bother with asking for feedback since I passed :)

  204. Thanks all for the helpful comments. Passed first go! I was starting to worry though as on the Part 2 questions I seemed to be not touching very much at all. It seemed to never be safe to turn right, until just when the last car passed and I was OK to go and the clip would end! My 2 overtake questions were both with two cyclists – I just sat back and followed them and never touched.

    In my braking questions, I had a car approaching from a side road to an intersection and I hit the brake as soon as i saw him, and hit it again when he pulled out into the intersection in front of me. Not sure if I needed to do it twice or not, but in real life I would definitely be pumping the brake hard if someone pulled out like that…

  205. thanks to this site, i went my take my DQT test yesterday, I passed, I have 5 years license hihihi. thanks again heaps

  206. hey guys im sooooo nervous for tomorrow… i have read this website and it is amazzzzzing and pretty much covers the whole book..
    thanks :)

  207. Stephen on said:

    Just went and did my DQT test today, got 100%. This site is the most useful site to pass.

    PART 2;

    I had all turn right questions and slow down ones, and I had the bike to overtake. I Didn’t overtake the bike even though there was no cars in the other lane. It’s okay to not press the screen for that question. The turn right questions I only touched the screen twice out of the 5-6 questions I got for those.
    One of the turn right questions, a car in the opposite lane is signaling to turn right, however, then the clips shows the car changes its mind and goes straight, be careful for that question just don’t touch the screen.

    I don’t remember many of the questions from Part 1, I got them all right buy studying Mikes answers Post #72. I got shown a diagram asking which side (left or right) needs more space when you want to turn right, I also got this question;
    If a pedestrian is hit at 60km/h, what is their probability of dying?
    A: their probability of dying is 70%
    In total I only got asked 2 or 3 statistic question the rest were diagrams and common sense ones.

    Good luck.

  208. Yippi!!!!!!! I passed first go today thanks to this website and the Micheal Langely site, after reading everyones tips I was so confident and couldn’t wait to sit the test. I usually never post anything but in this case I had to say thank you for posting such a terrific website and for those who are going for the first time read all these tips and the RTA book. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!! once again THANX!!!!!

  209. Rainnie on said:

    thank you so much for this website, i passed my test today!
    i did it last friday, nd failed, and then i read every comment on this website and studies for then handbook, today i feel the test was reasonable and fairly.
    i am very happy now!

    thank veryone for ur help!

  210. george on said:

    thanks guys I passed on my second go. should’ve read this site earlier.

  211. I did the test today and passed first time. You need to read through the book to pass Part 1 – to know some of the stats you just have to memorise them – of the 4 options for each question, 2 are usually obviously wrong – it’s msotly common sense. For Part 2) just pretend it is real – some quetions are a trick – you don’t need to touch the screen at all (ie would you turn right if a car was right next to you?; would you overtake someone if it means crossing a double line – I think not!). For the brake questions, make sure you not only tap the screen to slow down for onbstacles, but watch the speed limit signs as well – like there is School zone in of them; zebra crossings, etc

  212. Hey everyone!

    I sat for this test for the first time and PASSED. Thanks everyone for sharing the questions and the answers. I must say this website is really good and helpful.

    Yeah just read the book and read everyone’s comments in this website and you’ll be alright.

    Good luck Green P drivers.

  213. Excellent site. Very very (infinite times….) helpful. It helped me pass the test in 1st go. Yay !

    Thanks to each and every one who made their comment, shared questions and answers, more helpful were tips and tricks, that helped a lot. And yes, everyone is correct – One Must Read The Handbook Absolutely Seriously. There is no escape from that. Otherwise, even this site won’t help. So guys, can’t thank you enough. Cheers !!!

  214. theoppositescollide on said:

    the test i sat a week back was quite easy i was ready for any tough questions the test was going to throw at me and i didn’t get one stat question

    PL- how on earth did you find a way to fail the test three times. HPT section which you found hard is simply a simulation test that is meant to test your reflexes as you would on a road. it stuns me how many people failed their first and second go too.

    anyway good luck to all those people sitting the test in the future and don’t stress over the test and youll do fine 99% of the time. just read the handbook once and cycle through the previous posts which should aid you in the test

    Hope all goes well

  215. NSW FULL LICENCE HOLDER =] on said:

    great site..
    pass the DQT in 1st go
    thanks heaps guys— life savers!
    hahahaa

  216. mad dawgie on said:

    i got asked a question “what is a head check” one of the responses was, turn around and count the passengers.. some LOLs went down..

  217. great site, thanks alot everybody ! Passed today on my second attempt ==. 14/15 for the first part and 10/10 for the second part. The first part were mostly common sense, but reading the handbook is a good idea as some of the info in there were quite useful to know.

    Many of the questions i got in part two the HP part were mentioned above . I was lucky today that i got the 2 cyclist questions where you DON’T need to touch the screen . For the turn right ones, there were two where it was raining . In one of them, the video finished before you could do anything, the other one, there was actually a gap towards the end of the video, and i pressed the screen . For the slow down ones, i got the one with the motorbike behind the truck, pressed the screen as soon as i saw it.

    I guess that i was lucky today as the questions were fairly easy, however , in my first attempt there were like 5-6 slow down ones and the other ones were all turn right ones, so i think it does come down to the questions you get on the day. Good luck everybody !!

  218. thanks for sharing,just passed the test today at first go~~~all u need to do is read the book and this website~~~~~

  219. Just did test – PASSED with flying colours thanks to this forum and studying the book. Thank you all for your help.

    Questions which I encountered that I remember are (sorry can’t remember exact wording):

    - % of fatigue related crashes in rural roads (answer = 75%)
    - safest B.A.C. (answer = 0%)
    - Best option to take when coming home after a few drinks (answer = public transport)
    - Driver colliding with pedestrian at crossing (answer = due to driver not looking further ahead)
    - Highest group of drivers who take risks (answer = young males)
    - When driving at high /increasing speeds scanning left & right (answer = decrease affect of narrow vision – something along those lines)
    - Driving with low beam headlights on during day (answer = decrease risk of crash)
    - Group of drivers most likely to let their emotions affect their driving (answer = young males)

    Goodluck All,

  220. Hello Girls and Boys, Just completed my DQT test PASSES first go, no real study from the “book”. What I did do was found this site and read most of your post’s which gave me all the answers I needed. For the people who are about to do the test whom are woried and stressed DO NOT BE!! seriously. Part one (multiple Q&A’s)is 95% process of elimination make sure you read the question twice before you answer, you will find that there are always THREE STUPID answers and a obvious correct answer. I personaly did not get and STAT Q’s at all. Part 2 is easy, most of my Q’s involved “when would you turn right?” To be honest by memory I only touched the screen three times in 6 Q’s !. You will find like most PPL who have left responses on this site turn right Q’s are the less the best method. The Hazard Q’s are so so obvious like car in front brake lights on, PPL walking to open their car door, a truck slowing down in front, I even got the two bike riders like everyone else DO NOT OVERTAKE ROAD TOO NARROW. I just want to let PPL know read through this website!!! read the Q’s on the test twice, take your time, use the process of elimination, you do not have to tapp the screen to turn right.

    Just want to add this test WILL NOT MAKE ME A BETTER DRIVER!!!! its just like all government excusses a revenue. Why can one fail the test and walk out to drive their car home on their P’s ? if your not good enough to get full license? why can one renew thir P’s and continue to drive alone and not get their full license?….

  221. Hello All !!

    Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to each and every person on this website !! It was thru this website that I passed my DQT on the first go !!

    As usual .. for Part 1 – Just read thru the questions posted above .. and u’ll be fine !!

    For Part 2 – I had 6 “when to turn right” scenarios (also covered above) .. the 2 famous “overtaking” cyclists (covered above) and 2 “touch to slow down” scenarios (the bus one and the red car one .. again discussed above)

    Godd Luck to everyone doing the DQT !! If you pass .. remember .. no more of these tests !! WOOT !! xxx

  222. I PassED!! first go, thanks for this website :-)

  223. Jonathon on said:

    I passed DQT today, it will not happen without all of your help.
    A ridiculous revenue generate test, couldn’t agreed more.

    wish to contribute some advise, but couldn’t find any that has not been covered above.

    I hope everyone doing the DQT have find this website, and then shouldn’t have any problem afterward…en…but still good luck!!

  224. I went to do my test yesterday and failed so I came across this site. I wished I had came across this blog earlier. The reasons why I failed was because I turned right without realising there’s a motorcycle next to the white truck indicating right in the cross intersection.

    Do not touch the screen when you see bicycle riders. Once again i fell for this.

    What really got me is following the red car, which was bloody confusing as so many hazards start appearing everywhere. In reality my foot will be trailing the brakes, so i think this clip was a very representation of our driving skills. I agree, the picture quality is horrible and blurry, by the time you realised there’s a hazard it would’ve been too late.

    To piss me off more, the same clip of the red car repeated twice! Pointers, be prepared for pedestrians walking to their cars, guy opening their car door, red car in front braking to turn right. Pray that you won’t get a clip of a busy street………..

    People who read this blog usually pass, after having read ALL the comments on this blog i’d say your chances of passing is 75%. The first part is all memory and common sense, if you’ve studied hard and you have a good sense of logic, sit back and relax.

    PS: =P I have officially joined the string of people who has their full licence as of today.

    Cheers

  225. I passed 100% in both parts,

    I got a lot of the easy questions for part 1, but there were a few questions that was new and not in the above comments (yes, i read through every comment)

    1. I got a lot of common sense q’s. ie what does covering the brake mean? (covering the brake with your right foot, getting ready to brake) other answers were putting the left foot on the brake and the right foot on the accelerator.

    2. Some questions have the same concept, but different answeres eg. What time does most crash occurs in nsw? Obviously its in the daytime, but the answers were a. 9am-3pm (correct answer) b. 12 noon – 2 pm (tricky as this is related to fatigue) c midnight to 6am d. 4am-8am

    For part 2, a very simple trick is to touch the screen immediately when it is a slowdown scenario. Also, for right turns, you can just not touch anything, even if the gap is safe. Anything to do with overtaking, dont touch anything.

    ***A good advice that i followed was to use the headphones, It definitely calmed me down and got me to concentrate on the question. The reader is very slow, so it also paces you, not allowing you to rush ahead. There is no time limit, so just take all the time you need, remember, if you fail, you just lost $38 and gotta fork out another 38 for the next time you sit the test. So no need to rush anything.

    Good luck to everyone reading this!!!

  226. Hi Guys
    I sat the DQT test today and I passed.
    It was very easy.
    No need to stress at all.
    Takes like 10mins to do

    Part 1

    15 questions are all fairly straight forward. Even if you dont know the answer there is usually only 1 answer that is really correct.

    Part 2 HPT

    This is also very straight forward. You just need to press when necessary. The film blinks when you touch the screen so there is no confusion that you touched the screen.
    There are tips some people left here to press as soon as the film starts for the ones about slowing down which is stupid advice since you dont know what the hazards are. Just wait for the film to start ands when you see a hazard just press the screen. I never pressed the screen straight away for any of them. Takes like 2 secs to see a hazard anyway.

    I got the one driving down a busy street, if you see pedestrians on the footpath walking normally you dont need to slow down. Just use common sense like who would press the break of they saw a pedestrian walking on the foot path?? I saw 2 pedestrians on the footpath and I didnt press slow down since they were on the footpath not looking to or even motioning to cross the rd plus there are cars parked along the road as well.

    Just press when you think you need to. I wouldnt recommend pressing continuously as you would probably fail. Just imagine you are really driving, you wouldnt constantly press the breaks every 2 seconds right if there are no hazards.

    As for the overtaking its very obvious you cant so just dont press anything.

    For the right turn ones its ridiculously obvious when you can turn as the gap are HUGE and they drive soooooo slow. I pressed twice to turn in most of the clips.
    If there are cars piled up on the other side trying to turn right dont press the screen as you cant see properly.

    The one with the truck on the left of you and one coming up on the right it comes up pretty quickly on your right side so once you see it next to you press slow down and then the truck in the left lane will indicate to get in your lane so you press as soon as you see the indicators. SIMPLE

    For people who failed the second part I am pretty sure they just pressed way to often or pressed way too late.
    If you see a car coming in the opposite direction dont press slow down. Common sense you wouldnt do this in real life so dont do it on the video. I didnt and I passed.
    I think I pretty much covered everything.

    Good luck guys,

  227. hey just passed today first go whooo hooo. thx heaps to this fantastic site full of fantastic people :)

    first part – read the question carefully and take your time! Its really the luck of the draw. some questions i got were pathetically easy and some were kinda hard. i wish i had a photographic memory to help you out more.

    with the second part of the test – theres some intersection questions on whether to turn right – i thought i had got a few wrong becuase at the start of the clip there is this huge gap where you could easily go but i didnt press the button. turns out that is the right thing to do becuase i got feedback and it was right.

    good luck guys. study hard and relax :)

  228. Hi guys,

    I passed the DQT today. So happy!.My friend, Saj, sent me this link. So, first of all, thanks Saj. ALso, Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to each and every person on this website

    Questions which I encountered that I remember are (sorry can’t remember exact wording):
    Part 1:
    1. which driver group more likely let emotion dictate how they drive ?
    ans:young male driver
    2. things that driver do that increase their risk of being involved in a crash?
    ans: not looking far ahead when driving
    3. A scenario: car B collides with the rear of car A. what is the cause?
    ans: B travels too close to A
    4. what is effective scanning?
    ans:moving you eyes and/or head to detect hazards from ahead, to the sides and behind your vehicle
    5. Elder people are more at risk because:
    ans: they slower to cross road, poor eyesight (alert) and easy to be injured ( agile)

    Part 2:
    when to slow down:
    1. u travel 80km/h,clear road, daytime: I slow down when i detect a curve road at the far end, watch out for sign on left, curve end of the road, truck come out.
    2. 80 km/h zone, divided road, a car and mortobike approaching from other lane: slow down as soon as you see the motorbike. ( near the end of the clip, motorbike ran over to my lane to overtake the car in front)
    3.night condition, u travel 100 km/h on left, road is clear: watch out for sign on left, look further a head for curve. as soon as I detected a curve, I slow down

    Learn the hanbook thoroughly and do as many video senarios as you can. There are many scenarios in the link belw:
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/1/1

    Good luck guys
    KIm

  229. Thanks for everyone who contributed to this website, including the editor and founder.

    I passed my DQT this morning on first attempt, here is some really important suggestions.

    Part 1 : Read handbook twice and thrice, and then common sense.

    Part2 : My Part 2 experience is bit different
    Q1) 1 X right turn in crowded area, no chance to turn hence i did not turn.
    Q2) 2 Cyclist in 20 Kmh zone, i did not overtake.
    Q3) 1 X right turn in crowded area( same location as Q1), this time i had chance once only. I did turn right safely when there was a big gap.
    Q4) 1X slowdown where motorist came off the car.
    Q5) 1X slowdown (night) where some car putting brake light and signal lights.
    Q6) 1X slowdown for bend.
    Q7) 2 Cyclist( again) in 60 Kmh zone, i did not overtake.
    Q8) 1 X right turn in night, hard to see anything but wait for safe or don’t touch the screen.
    Q9) 2 X slowdown in 100 Kmph speed adjacent to truck in left lane.

    I hope this help to someone, as it did for me. Thankseveryone.

  230. Elmoro on said:

    Sitting for the DQT test in 2 days time. Can’t wait. I am going to stick to “The Man”!

  231. I passed first go and didn’t need to read the handbook.

    Those who can’t be bothered reading the handbook, at least read all comments on this site. It’s an immense help. All statistic qs and answers were mentioned here and the rest were common sense, therefore there’s no excuse for failing the first part.

    For part one, skip any questions you are even slightly unsure of and come back to them later.

    For part two, on a ‘touch to turn right’ scenario, there were a few gaps where I’m sure I could’ve turned but to be safe, chose not to, and still passed.
    The slow down scenarios aren’t that hard. I clicked no more than three times. In one scenario I slowed down when I saw the school zone sign, when the car in front braked, and when the bus signalled. I’ve forgotten the others.

    It’s hard but very passable, so just be alert.

  232. Vincent on said:

    Thanks soooo much for the site. I spent like about 3 to 4 hrs to read this since my 1st failed attempt on DQT. I got my license today. I got scared by the guy he was like “You failed so miserably that you need to pay $153!!” Man…I feel old!!:( haha, just kidding guys.

    A feeback from me.
    Part-1: read the comments above and do the question that ppl gave you above. Learn the content not word by words coz question will change a bit but its just the same thing.

    Part 2: this is the part that i think it is kind of scary coz i dont drive much it kind of freaks me out. Two cyclist questions (surban and single lane bush road) (always seems a computer favourite, playing the odds) never overtake! Night right turn, day intersection right turns, day right turn with the motorcyclist, slow down question for bus incoming ( harzard) so bus will overtake your lane and you should press as soon as you see it joining your lane. And i got urban road where there is a hill, after the hill you see the car in front breaking you should press to slow down.

    So there goes, slow down, right turn (look carefully for SUFFICIENT GAP) and overtaking.
    I couldnt stress more how important that you ONLY press once for each hazard!

    Have a great day and do well in the test :)

  233. extremly happy with this website. Got my full lience yesterday with first go!!
    Love this website and thanks to everyone for uploading all the info .

  234. Lisa Butcher on said:

    I PASSED TODAY! 100%
    The first time I did the test I failed – really struggled with the Hazard Perception questions.
    I’d just like to say to everyone out there – that apparently it is very common to fail your first time doing the DQT. The lady at the RTA was so nice, and she mentioned that in her 32 years at the RTA she had only ever had 2 other people get 100% on the test.

    I’d like to thank everyone on here for their tips – it helped immensely and also the South Australian roads site with hazard perception practice: http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/1/1
    One of the scenarios in the test was identical to one in the South Australian practice test!
    So please if you are going to do your test soon – don’t be disheartened if you fail/already failed, it is very common – just keep rereading through these tips!

    In the theory section I got pretty easy questions.
    Why are women less likely to have crashes? (Because they don’t rate themselves as overconfident as men).
    What % of fatal fatigue related crashes occur in metropolitan areas (25%)
    What % of fatal fatigue related crashes occur in country areas (75%)
    What are people most likely to do after they have been involved in a crash? (Blame others and not accept responsibility)
    What is a safe following distance in these conditions? (sunny, sealed road photo) -3 Seconds.

    Can’t remember many others – but I think its just luck of the draw really.

    In the Hazard Perception section:
    I had 2 cycling (overtaking) scenarios – one down a narrow road where you don’t get the chance to overtake 2 cyclists, another one where your driving down a busy street behind 2 cyclists and there are pedestrians everywhere, cars coming out – so you never get the chance to overtake.
    I had so many right turn questions – just wait until there is big enough gap where you would normally go through if you were in the scene driving. In the fine conditions I went close to the end of the question when there were no other cars coming, in another question there was a large gap so I went there also.
    In a raining question – turn right, I could barely see and the cars just kept coming – I didn’t get a chance to go and it went to the next question.
    In a night question – there were cars coming and you could see them coming from a mile away around a bend, I didn’t get the chance to go in that one either.
    With a hazard question – I came to a school zone – touched the screen, a white car in front of me braked so I touched the screen again, and then a bus in the left lane (I was in the right) put its indicator on and pulled out so I touched the screen again.
    Another hazard question – going down a CBD street, with a car in front – I touched the screen when I saw a pedestrian crossing and also when the car in front of me braked and when I saw people.

    Hope that helps everyone! Just have faith in yourself, it is possible to pass – just relax, take your time and pretend like your actually driving in the hazard perception.
    I recommend Coffs Harbour RTA to anyone – they are so lovely in there, had a lovely chat to the lady after I completed my test :)

    GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

  235. Daniel on said:

    Excellent, Just past first go today thanks to this site! Thanks guys!

  236. Failed the first time. I got a retarded question in the first section.

    ‘What would you do if a driver cut across you in traffic?’

    a) Drive close behind them
    b) Drive close behind and flash your lights
    c) Ignore them and concentrate on the road
    d) (don’t remember what this answer was)

    Anyway, I chose b. Didn’t know what to choose, so I don’t know if I got it wrong. But I found the question pretty stupid. It seemed that all answers were incorrect.

  237. 236, answer is u ignore them as in dont get pissed off and flash them, and u concentrate on driving on the road.

  238. I am so excited that I pass today after 3 years of holding my P2, part one Q: if you go 10k over 60k/h what is the chance to have accident? It’s double the chance
    I’ve got a question in part 2 when I have to touch the screen to turn right, it was confusing because the other car which is coming form the opposite side is turning left and I have to turn right in real driving I would go and not wait for it so I touched the screen and that was the right thing. I don’t know how that will make me a better driver!!!!!! They just create this test to take more money from us.
    I hope every one pass their test ;)

  239. thank you all guys!! this site was so helpful. good luck every one

  240. Hey guys,
    I got my fulls last week first go.. I must say this website helps alot…
    The questions up here were actually in the test… Only thing I got
    different was that, I had no stat questions in the first part LOL…
    They were just general common sense questions haha.. So lucky because
    I was worried before doing the test if I can remember all the stat percentages,
    figures etc.. Thanks to everyone who helped on this website… I don’t remember much
    but for the 2nd part I had pretty much the same questions as others have posted up here…
    & like I said for the 1st part I had the same questions as posted up here just not any stat questions.. Hope u guys all pass & hope this helps.. Oh btw relax its actually easier than you think :P

  241. omg thanks guys this helped me heaps. i read this forum last night and then studdied 30 mins before the test and passed first go. i was so shocked that i passed after failing my green p’s 4 times. it is alot easier than the other computer tests i recon. gd luck every one

  242. Thank you so much guys.. i passed my test today.. i just read thru the comments here nd it covered all points… thanks all again.. very happy.. no more P plates.. yeahy!!!

  243. cheers to everybody who has devoted their time to give tips and awesome info on the test. i passed first go, yeah!

    the only question i got wrong was in the 2nd section. i was travelling on a country road doing 60km and in the distance a pickup truck appeared, as it got closer to me a motorcyclists began to overtake it, i touched the screen a bit too late, i was distracted lol. so if this question comes up be prepared to touch the screen a bit before the motoe bike appears.

    and once again cheers guys, great help, good luck to everyone about to finish their P’s.

  244. Prakash on said:

    Took the test for the third time today. and know what i failed again even after going through the whole book and week of preparation..

    The question that tricked me was

    Which of the drugs might impact your driving abaility?

    a. Cold Pills
    b. Marijuana
    C. Marijuana and Cold Pills
    d. Don’t remember but this is defintely not right.

    I chose B, but it is not correct it is C. ( see how minute details are questioned)..

    I am going for it again at 8.30AM tommorow…

    I am pushing it because I have alreadt 6 demerits and have received another 3 last week. I have to get full D before my license gets suspended.

  245. michael on said:

    Very helpfull, ta.

  246. Prakash on said:

    Yeaaaaa..Got it this time..

    There was a question on covering the break. Only area in the book where it is discussed is in page 82 in the Tips section…see how much detail they expect us to read.

    What does covering the break mean?

    Answer is ” taking off your left leg from accerlartor and hover your leg on the break but not press it until u see hazard.

  247. nachoflipper on said:

    Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who posted advice.
    It really helped!

  248. GEOFF on said:

    lol, I passed the test on the second go, after I have read this website. The first time I tried i just got back from overseas and didnt even studied the booklet and got 4 questions wrong in the part 1. then I booked the test the following day and read the book twice and passed. I am happy, :D btw, in the second part, when the question asks you to turn right at a junction please dont press the screen and have a second thought like if the space is eoungh for a elephant to wonder across? ty

  249. Felicity on said:

    Hey guys i have my test tomorrow (second attempt), and i really hope i pass!!! can someone tell me…in the touch screen bit, there is one scene where you are travelling behind a truck, and it says to touch the screen when you would slow down…do i have to touch it more than once to make it slow down?

    any help would be great!! thanks :)

  250. Emma on said:

    Thanks for all the tips, I read through a lot of these posts and I passed the NSW DQT in my first attempt. Part 1 was very easy, just read through the book and don’t stress about that part.

    Part 2 was easy enough too – the video quality isn’t very good though, so you do need to watch the screen carefully. For this part I also followed the advice posted here, saying to allow for an elephant to stroll through when deciding if a gap is safe or not.

    The videos from the South Australian website are also helpful too! http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

  251. Charlie! on said:

    Thanks everyone!

    I studied: This page, key summaries and that word file of statistics someone linked above.

    Passed first go. Was a little worried about part 2. Couple of times I thought I had to ‘turn right’ at the beginning of the video and I didn’t and it seemed to work :-/

    I don’t agree with these tests but, fk it, just get them done…

  252. scotty on said:

    thanks for the tips helped me pass my dqt test today

  253. happy on said:

    I passed first go, thanks to this website, and I did read the book aswell.

    I seriously thought I failed, because Part 2, I think I was too careful and pressed the screen too many times to slow down when there were hazards, but I’m pretty sure I got 100% on Part 1, so it might of got me through. My Q’s were half common sense and statistic based, so its best to cover all bases and read the book, not just the tips people here have given. I got the headcheck one, definition of a hazard, cant remember the Q, but the answer was 800m to do with every so metres is it likely to crash .

    I think the slow down ones are the hardest, only because it can mess with your head i.e. not to be too safe etc.

    Good luck to everyone, and try not to let the nerves get the best of you. Been a while since the last time I went to RTA, they’ve made services so much better.

  254. I got my fulls today thanks to this awesome site! i reckon the best thing to do is breathe depply and really take your time. remember you dont have to press the screen all the time. slow down at every hazard and have your glasses on. ps try not to have a coldsore for your licence photo. haha. good luck everyone!!!

  255. Breaker on said:

    YES! I passed first time today!

    I just want to be clear: THIS SITE REALLY WORKS!
    Study everything they say on here and you will pass!

    I said a prayer and studied this site and made it through! WOOT!

  256. Kristel on said:

    Yay I passed first go to! This site was so helpful! I spent about 20 mins before I went for test studying this site & RTA practice DQT questions. I got lucky though that alot of my questions were common sense & only about 3 out of 15 actual knowledge type questions. The hazard perception part was pretty easy, just commen sense after driving for 3 years really. Just do some light reading or skim this site, stay calm & relax! :)

  257. Grace on said:

    I so wish I’d found this blog or the michael langley one before I took my test.. silly me, naieve enough to think reading the handbook and being a fairly cautious driver would be enough to pass- I aced part 1, but I think I touched the screen too many times in the slow down clips in part 2. I also fell for the “overtake when safe” with the cyclists.. though another person commented they touched when the road straightened out and they still passed.. I guess I must have hit it half a second too soon or something.
    I think my warning to people is YOU CAN FAIL FOR TOUCHING THE SCREEN TOO MANY TIMES RESPONDING TO HAZARDS – don’t touch unless you see an actual hazard, and only touch once for each hazard even though the video doesnt slow down (like when you get reallllly close to the vehicle in front) – once you’ve touched it, you’ve responded to that hazard and dont need to respond again to the same hazard or something (according to the practice q I got). I found that really confusing and difficult to apply cos in real life the car would slow down when you respond; and you’d keep braking until it did.
    Anyways I’m still not sure why I failed first try, but I’m going for another attempt on monday and i’m NOT going to overtake the cyclists, and NOT going to press the screen again when the car keeps getting closer after you touch to slow down – the video is so frustrating I get paranoid and dont want to miss a hazard… Its nothing like driving in real life and just tests your ability to see/anticipate hazards on the screen and touch at the precise instant the computer is programmed to respect as being a “correct response”
    I touched the screen to turn right a lot more times than most people here have reported, perhaps I just got different clips with more gaps though. There were still at least two with no safe gaps, and the only feedback I got simply said I needed to improve my skills selecting safe gaps for overtaking, and slowing down to avoid hazards or crashes.

    I’ll let you know how I go on monday, and if I change my mind about the advice I’ve stated…..

  258. Grace on said:

    I passed on the second attempt today! =)

  259. stitch on said:

    guys u are awsome,i passed without any idear on road saftey.but a half hour read of the fourum and i nailed it with out even reading,haha to the people who thort i couldnt doo it,,good luck kate

  260. stewie1127 on said:

    just passed the test thx to all of you.

    part I: mostly common sense, i only got a few stats questions, including:
    scanning up to 12 seconds ahead.
    checking your mirrors every 8-10 seconds

    Part II: biggest tip is to only touch the screen ONCE FOR EACH HAZZARD YOU IDENTIFY. do not spam. if you have already pressed the screen to slow down because you are too close to the car ahead of you, the car won’t actually slow down. RESIST THE URGE TO SPAM CLICK the screen!

    2 Qs on overtaking involving cyclists – Didn’t overtake on either occasions.
    4-5 Qs on turning right – I only turned in two out of the 4/5 scenarios. A few rainy ones that were too dangerous.
    3/4 Qs on slowing down – REMEMBER, PRESS ONCE FOR EACH HAZZARD. watch out for pedestrians, braking lights on the car ahead of you, car coming out of nowhere from an intersection.

    good luck!

  261. Nicole on said:

    A lot of good reading on this site – made me realise that I had to know some of the statistics for Part 1. I passed on the first go and got 100%.

    Part 2:

    There was the one with the cyclists near a high pedestrian area – its tempting to overtake the cyclists, but don’t!

    Also with turning right, there was one where there was a queue on the opposite side of the road, so you couldn’t see if there were any cars that could hit you if you turned. Trick here was NOT to turn right, and simply wait till the end of the video clip.

    There was the rainy weather one to turn right, where I did not touch the screen either.

    Remember to slow down when you see the school zone and the school bus trying to re-enter traffic.

  262. Hey Guys, Thanks for all your post. Helped me pass today. Heres my input:

    Section 1:
    Need to go over Handbook, even if its juts briefly. I did once. Also, all the questions in the above posts came up. The only question that I havnt seen is:
    - Picture of a car with different colours around, which colour is the blind side?
    a) Blue
    b)red
    c)orange

    Answer: I chose orange but just confirm that in handbook.

    So go over all the questions above AND the handbook for extra.

    Part 2:
    Honestly, also follow what everyone is saying above. I got about 5 right turns, 1 overtake cyclist, about 4 hazards/slow down on screen- these included signs that show bend ahead. Trucks appearing on side then straight away put blinker to get in your lane etc.

    If you go over handbook, go over all the posts above… You will be fine!
    All the best

  263. Hey guys thank you so much for such a wonderful blog your comments were great enabled me to pass first go

    I thought I was going to fail considering I did the test during my lunch break (I don’t recommend others doing that). I remember a question in section one stumped me unfortunately I can’t remember the question but the answers had check blind spots as an option and checking mirrors and scanning as another. I personally would say both buy that answer wasn’t available so I chose “check blind spots” (correct me if I’m wrong).

    Oh and also just letting u guys know the fees had increased from 1st July it’s now 39 for booking and 157 for 5 year so Remember to bring enough cash!!! ( I unfortunately was 2 bucks short and had to pay for 3 years…bummer). Well as for preparation, previous posts had already mentioned them.

    Goodluck future full licencers you can do it!

  264. Hey Everyone,

    I just want to thank Neerav for making this site and explaining more about the DQT and everyone else for helping people like myself out.

    Well today was the day that i did rectify my problem by trying to pass the DQT and Yes i DID Pass!!!!!! your information helped me soooo much :)

    Over the pass 2 years in large gaps of course i have been trying to get my blacks, however i did fail 3 times and got my blacks on the 4th go…. yes go me :)

    Good luck for anyone going for them.

    Also just for some tips – READDDDD the DQT book and summarise your notes, that surely did help me “As i was studying right before i left my car” so i was quiet prepared….

    Yes its a great feeling driving and being on my Blacks :)

  265. Thanks so much for making this blog!
    I did fail one time!
    today, i passed and got a 5 years full licence!

    Here is my input:
    part I : read the handbook.
    part II : read the above peoples post! it helps me huge a lot!
    my tips are :
    1. slow down : you must touch the screen when any hazard occured ( it doesn’t matter when you touch the screen a little bit earlier, but just one touch. if it is only one hazard occured).
    2. turn right: when heavy rain, don’t turn. any truck in front, don’t turn and most of the times i did not have to turn!
    3. overtake, i got two questions are two biycle in front of me, just don’t overtake!

    However, Thanks for Emma who provide the flwg line, I did practice it before i go for the test, it did me some confidence to pass the test:
    The videos from the South Australian website are also helpful too! http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt
    it is also help a lot!

    Good luck!!!

  266. passed it about half hour ago. These were the q’s asked:

    - male risk of car crash increases with male passengers of the same age in the car
    - need to look 12 seconds ahead as part of good routine
    - need to scan AND listen as part of detecting hazards

    They’re the only q’s from “the book” that I remember. The rest were ridiculously easy.

    In part 2,

    about 75% of my questions asked “tap the screen when you would slow down”. A lot of the time I tapped it more than once. I had to be quite careful on these questions, as hazards seemed to be popping out of thin air (pedestrians to my left, car in front of me slows down to turn right, cars coming from my left). I got 2 questions on overtaking – if you encounter the question with the 2 bike riders don’t overtake them at all. Right turn questions are the easiest, but I only encountered 2 of those.

    Hope this helps.

  267. Nick on said:

    Hi,

    Thanks for the help, the above gives you a little bit of confidence before going into the test.

    My approach:

    -Read RTA book
    -Practice http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt.

    Theory Questions
    All mine had been covered above, or in the Key points however if you have a read of the book as it will help you understand the language and cancel out the incorrect answers with ease. Below quick guide from memory:

    1. Young male drivers are more likely than women to let their emotions dictate how they drive.
    2. SSS scores, High more likely to Exceed Speed limited and not wear seat belts.
    3. Which may effect ability: A) Cold Tablets, B) Marijuana + Cold Tablets C) MJ D) sunblock. (B)
    4. Staying below 0.05 is hard as not everyone takes the same number of alcoholic drinks to reach this limit.
    5.Fatigue-related crashes are more likely to occur during public and school holidays
    6. Make your vehicle easier to see – if it is dull, overcast or raining turn on your headlights, even during the day.
    7.Slowing down is a good precaution as it gives you both time and space to cope with a hazard.

  268. Jolani on said:

    I don’t usually ‘do’ forums/blogs, but I would just like to say that this website definitely helped me HEAPS! Passed on the first go! :) Thank you to everyone that left tips and advice. Good luck to those going for their ‘Full’s’. Cheers guys! :D

  269. Anthony on said:

    Got 100% on the DQT today, aged 20 years and 1 day (RTA isn’t open on Sunday so I had to do my red P’s test the day after my 17th birthday haha). I spent about 5 hours yesterday reading the handbook, writing notes and doing the practice hazard questions on the website. The questions I got in Part 1 were a joke, no statistics or anything like that and I’m sure I could have still got 100% using only common sense. After I was told of my result, the supervisor gave me back my notes and commented that she’d never seen anyone who had gone to that much trouble XD. Regardless, I can’t say I’m unhappy about not having to visit the RTA again for another 5 years :D

    Thank you to all those who have contributed to this thread! Certainly a good resource to those worried about this test :)

  270. christie on said:

    thanks guys so so so much. This website helps me pass at 1st go today. I just skim through the key points in the handbook once, read this website and i am all set. I cant believe myself either bc eventhough i receive tips from you guys, i thought there is no way i am gonna pass consider i just spent 2h for skimming handbook and reading this website. THANK YOU SO MUCH Once again.
    Here is my contribution
    Part 1
    1 Sleep debt improve by
    a take a nap
    b listen to radio
    c plently of sleep
    d drink coffee
    answer : c
    2. what is percent of fatique accident in metropolitan? ans 25%
    3. what is percent of fatique in country road? ans 75%
    4. Who contribute the most error for crashes? ans human
    5. Who likely to take more risks? young male
    6. Young male driver tends to get more distracted by? young male same age
    7. most accident likely to occur what time? 9am to 3pm
    8. What is covering the brake? right foot off the accelerator, over the brake pedal without activate it
    9. three second rule shouldnt use when? dark and rain–> should use 4 second rule
    10. rish is reduced by ? control speed to fit the situation
    11. Speeding is? the caused of accidents and injuries and death (the others are just nonsensed options)
    12. pic showing 3 lanes, our car is in the middle, ask what should do? slow down and move to left lane is the best option
    13. what is blind spot? area ouside not cover by your mirror
    14. percent of distance if travel 70 km/h in 60 km/h zone? 30%
    15. Drink make driver? underestimate the conditions which leads to accidents (the rest options are nonsensed)
    Part 2:
    2 overtake : cyclists —> dont touch
    3 slowdown : 1 in busy area, too close to the car in front-> touch, old man walking -> touch
    1 in freeway, truck opposite direction and motocycle tried to overtake the truck –> touch
    1 in 60 km/h zone, car at the intersection, stop then suddenly go –> touch the screen right the movement i saw the car approaching the intersection
    5 turn right (2 in rain) i only touched 1 when there is no oncoming car, the rest i didnt touch at all specially in rain–> shouldnt touch.
    Good luck to those who will take the test. I am full-licensed now. Yey!!!!!!!!!!

  271. passed my test (first go) just half an hour ago! thank you so much to everyone on this website, really gave me confidence (considering I failed the P2 HPT three times previously).

    My advice for nerves is to just sit and listen through the instructions (I know they’re boring, but that’s what calmed me down). Don’t be afraid to redo the practice questions in Part 2 if you didn’t get a “good response” the first time round, that’s what the repeat question option is there for! Also, before each question, just take a second to breathe and prepare yourself (I was really jittery and my hands were all sweaty so I took a moment to correct that before each HP question).

    As for Part 1, I didn’t really get any statistics questions, but it’s useful to know them because they might ask what gender/age group etc etc. is most/least susceptible to “…” and that might be covered by statistics in the handbook and you might not register it because it doesn’t have numbers. Don’t rush them, take your time because there’s no time limit on it and most of it is common sense that you will answer correctly if you read the question properly. It doesn’t hurt to turn on the sound option either!

    I had two overtaking questions (didn’t press for either because 1. road too narrow and 2. parked cars/pedestrians etc), four turn questions (the first one was at an intersection with a RED LIGHT so make sure you take in EVERYTHING before the video starts running; two wet weather conditions – I turned once in one of them and didn’t get a chance in the other) and 5 slow down questions (including suicidal pedestrians, trucks in the way and impatient motorcyclists).

    Hope everyone else goes well!

  272. Phoenix McCool on said:

    Thankyou to this great site and everyone who posted information in the comments.. all the answers are here in this blog and it is all that you need.

    Not to mention all the fabulous moral support.. thanks everyone!!

    I passed and thanks to everyone here I didn’t feel bad for having been on my green P’s for sooo long!!!

    God Bless!!!

  273. I have my test tomorrow and I’ve read everyone’s comments
    and tips as well as studying the book.

    I do hope I pass so I can ditch those ugly p plates.

    I’ll let you know how I go

  274. Hey Guys,

    I passed first go! I got all the easiest questions and feel stupid for stressing out about it.

    One tip I can offer is just take your time and read each question a couple of times as the wording is unusual in some of the questions.

    Better to take your time rather then rushing.

    Good luck to those who follow

  275. Wynnie on said:

    Hi Everyone.
    I did my test today and I past YAY!!! Finally.
    I would like to say a big THANK YOU to this site and all its contributors in advising me on what I should focus on studying.

    So I would also like to contribute:
    Part 1:
    There were some obvious easy questions such as scanning is being aware of all your surrounds and you should leave more space between cars to avoid chance of accident, etc.
    Other that stumped me was if car traveled 5km/h over the speed limit in a 60km/hr how likely is there a crash and the answers were:
    (a) half and likely
    (b) four times as likely
    (c) twice as likely
    (d) ten times as likely

    Another was who is more likely in alcohol related crashes
    None
    Only woman
    Only men
    Both men and woman

    Part 2:
    Previously, one of the reasons I failed was in overtaking. Today, I had 2 overtaking questions. One was on a dirt winding road, so no overtaking. Second was on a road with shops and cars parked on the side. The line in the middle was straight and had cars coming on the other side. Did not overtake on either of them.

    Second, on the turning left scenarios, I had a scenario that was night time and you were turning right. cars were coming at you around a bend. I did not turn.
    Turn if you see there are no cars coming and nothing blocking your view. Also, I did the turn when I noticed one of the cars were particularly slow in one of the scenarios.

    Other advice would be to do the other example DQT scenarios available on different sites.

    Good luck to everyone.

  276. Hello! Just had to say thank you for all of your comments, I passed first go and some of the questions in part 1/hazard scenarios in part 2 were ones I had read about on this site so I knew exactly what to look for. You all ROCK!

    Some of the questions I remember were:
    You’re traveling on a 3 lane road in the middle lane with two trucks adjacent to you, what should you do?
    a) Slow down and improve your space cushion
    b) Flash your lights and beep so they know you are there
    c) Speed up and overtake them
    d) Take advantage of the slipstream created to use less fuel (my personal favourite haha, I had a chuckle over that – thanks RTA, definitely releases the tension!)

    A good scanning routine, means:
    a) Checking your mirrors
    b) Checking your blind spots
    c) Scanning ahead and checking your mirrors
    d) Looking for potential hazards
    This one stumped me for a bit, but I ended up choosing C since you don’t drive normally constantly checking your blind spots (only when you’re changing lanes or turning) and I knew it had to include checking your mirrors as part of ‘a good scanning routine’ so that eliminated D.

    I got asked a bunch about young male drivers, one about alcohol, one about fatigue in metro ares (25% – rural is 75%), one with an animation where there’s like a blue car following a red car and they ask how many seconds is blue behind red, and there are trees along the road so just pick one and then count 1001, 1002, 1003 like they say in the book as the red car goes past and wait for the blue car to pass it too. Mine was 3 seconds but I guess you could get one with 4 seconds too. That’s about all I can remember for part 1.

    For part 2, I got an overtaking one (was so happy haha), sat back and did nothing for that one. The rest were right turns or slow downs. The right turns are pretty straightforward, the gaps are generally pretty obvious and at night you can watch the lights to judge the gaps. Got a raining at night right turn, also sat back and did nothing for that. The slow downs are pretty annoying, in my practice I thought I hit the screen enough to be safe but they said I would have crashed so I was a bit over-cautious in the actual test, just hit the screen every time I thought I would hit in the break in real life. Also got the motorbike darting out behind the truck, being aware of the motorbike definitely helped so keep that one in the back of your mind!

    Lastly, in addition to this site, the RTA book which I read once, and then made notes from using the mediafire document (post #43), I also recommend http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt – regardless that it’s from SA, there are 35 examples of the green P test but the ones in the DQT are very very very similar, just a bit longer and in your DQT you might need to click more than once, but one of the scenarios in my test today was the same as one of the ones on this website! So yeah, it’s awesome. And it gives you feedback. When you click start, notice at the end it’s like e.g. ‘hpt2/1/1′ you can change the numbers at the end, so hpt2/1/1, hpt2/1/2, hpt2/1/3, hpt2/4/3 etc so then you get through every situation. Oh and there’s also a hazard perception link on the RTA’s website, it’s nothing like the real thing but I still thought it was helpful just for getting used to looking all over the place for different hazards so yeah, it’s here: http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/tests/driverqualificationtest/hazardperceptionpart2/buildyourhazardperceptionskills.html

    GOOD LUCK! :)

  277. Hi All,

    I will like to say thank you for this website and the comments. I honestly cant believe how good this website is. It helped me a lot in the test that i passed yesterday.

    I honestly thought the test was easy. Even though i studied this website and the book, the questions i got was easy and the book wasn’t necessary.

    Some questions i got:
    1. Hazard is:
    2. Picture of car and truck (like in RTA book) what should you do?
    3. Distraction likely used, answers were attractive predestian, complex building, free way and forgot the last one – i put down complex buildings
    SOrry i forgot the others

    Part II
    i got alot of turn right questions when it will be safe to go. A couple of slowdown with signs indicating a turn and one overtake question with bikeriders (didnt overtake)

    Overall it was an alright test, i stressed about it for nothing.

    My advise follow this website get the tips people have put down and read the book. AFter all that you will be set for the test.

    THANK GOD I GOT MY FULL LICENSE! NO MORE P’S !! :D

  278. Pass test on first go :) . Thanks so much for this website. I had a lots of easy part 1 questions. one thing to look out for is the….

    ‘What is the ‘Low Alcohol hour’? (dont mistake it for High alcohol hour)
    a: daytime and weekdays

  279. go green pees on said:

    Congrats to those who passed!

    For those who failed [like me]… Always remember this very, very important question before you undertake the DQT…

    Q:How does the DQT improve a road user’s driving skills and knowledge?

    a) By asking insipid questions pertaining to the stereotypical inferences made towards the temperament of male drivers because they are young,
    b) By using the latest technology to depict in 1st person what using a video camera and driving at the same time would look like,
    c) By making the compliant road user feel like a complete idiot when he or she has no f@#king idea what Sensation something, Seeking, something is,
    d) By not informing the unfortunate road user on which questions he or she answered correctly in the DQT so when they drive home from the RTA they begin to argue with all the passengers in the car about their opinions on what they think causes crashes, which almost puts the driver at risk of crashing

    Remember road users, no computer generated test can teach or improve us on what we already know how to do…
    Answer: Drive a car

  280. This website has been an incredible help. Just passed on my 2nd go wish i came across this site prior to my 1st attempt. No shortcuts to pass 1st attempt i just booked the exam without reading any material this time around did go through DQT handbook once and this amazing site.
    Part 1 questions
    Most of them are listed in above comments one i would like to mention is
    What is the probability of pedestrian dying if you hit them at 60km/hr
    1) 1%
    2)30%
    3)70%
    4)90%
    I chose 70%, if you read through handbook it says more than 70%..
    Dont know how the statistical questions will make you a better driver…. absolute joke..

    Part 2
    Got turn rights, overtake and slow down. Someone above has mentioned good tips on what to do for each scenario.
    turn rights only if big enough gap
    i got cyclists to overtake … DO NOT TOUCH .. i did not overtake in both scenarios
    slow downs got full beam cars oncoming, check for signals bends etc…

    Just keep your calm and you should be through it…Its not a rocket science…. just another money making scam they know how they can reach our pockets….

  281. im going for my full licence tomorrow ive read the dqt book lets see how i go hopefully i will pass and thanks for everyones comments

  282. I failed 30 mnths ago – couldn’t get the hpt. I was spooked by poor visibility vids, and driving way too close to the truck in front in the first one. How many times did I have to hit the screen if it was the same hazard, driving erratically?
    Anyway, passed! Couldn’t have done it without these posts, and practice at http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/1/1
    These test goes were so close to the real thing that they were a great help. There’s lots of them – change the numbers at the end of the web address for more.

    Some of the questions in the first part were tricky rather than information seeking, so read them carefully. The RTA obviously want you to read the book, so you know what they mean by “head check” (turn your head to check traffic/blind spots) and “covering the brake” (foot hovering over brake) and percentages of accidents caused by speed. NOTHING about the practicalities of driving, like parking near corners or how far from a turn to indicate. Make some notes about the statistical stuff in the handbook, and use common sense. If you’ve read through what’s here you should be ok.
    Thanks to everone here!

  283. WOO!! i’ve passed the Test.

    Tips:
    - Copy ,paste and study the questions and answer above for part 1
    - Study the summary on the DQT book
    - Practice the test at least 10x on this website http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

    If you follow all 3 tips you can’t go wrong.

    Thanks you for everyone contributing to this forum and helping me obtain my full license.

    Cheers

  284. I took this test 6 months ago.

    Got part 1 perfect, as I studied the handbook. But failed part 2. I only did the practice tests on the RTA website and it was so different. I think i got very nervous, and touched the screen too late. I’m not really sure. But I’m taking the test again tomorrow, and I’m trying the other practice tests from this website. Please wish me luck. I don’t want to waste another $32.

    *fingers and toes crossed*

  285. Did my test this afternoon and literally found this website an hour before the tet. It made me nervous reading all the statistics questions, I had studied the book but wasn’t sure if I had studied enough of the right things.

    Anyway turns out I got pretty lucky in my test, the only number based question I was asked was how many kms a near miss happens, which is 800km.
    I was so nervous my hands were sweaty and I couldn’t press the screen properly but hey I still did it.

    The questions I got in part 1 were about head checks and identifying according to the diagram where the blind spots are. I actually got two questions in a row about factors contributing to crashes, there was only one word different in each of them but the questions still were basically ‘What is the highest contributing factor in the cause of a car crash.’ which is of course human error.

    Part two I didn’t do much. There was one scenario where I pressed to turn right twice but every other scenario I only pressed once or not at all. With the slowing down scenarios there was usually two or three occasions when I had to slow down and I did not press once in any of the overtaking situations.

    All in all I think a thorough read through of the handbook and then another skim through the chapter summaries was definitely enough study. As for part 2 I suggest when you are driving around town pretend you are in a test and see how many hazards you can identify and think about how many times you would have touched the screen hahaha.

    Good luck to everyone, the world of gold licensing awaits those who pass :)

  286. Thanks for all the postings in this website. It gave me confidence and helped me to pass the the test yesterday. This is an incredible site.

    My tip is:Read the QDT book
    Go through this website throughly.
    And do the questions in this website -http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

    One of the question in part 1 was how many sec. gap do you need if you are turning left at an intersection? I think it is six?? Part 2 was OK .

    You don’t have to pass all the questions. I had mistake in part 1 and again mistake in part 2. So don’t panic if you can’t answer a question.Just continue.

    Good luck to everyone. I am sure you will make it.

  287. just passed the qualification test this morning with ‘no mistakes’!
    found this excellent site just yesterday and did a thorough read through

    the only question that bothered me in the knowledge test:

    which of the following speed zones are crashes most likely to occur?

    a. 100km/h
    b. 80km/h
    c. 70km/h
    d. 60km/h

    answer: 60km/h
    took an educated guess and got it right!

    had about 6 right turns in second part. in all, i only touch the screen twice to turn.
    i think in my case, being overly cautious really helped

    good luck!

  288. Thank you soooooo much to everyone’s tips on this website i’m sure it’s the only reason I passed today! Esp with the hazard perception bit… I probably would of overtook the bicycle riders if it wasn’t for everyone’s comments on here!
    Read the book… Read through the comments and you’ll be sweet!

  289. major problem on said:

    just got my full licence today..thanks heaps for this wibesite..it helps a lot in preparing my dqt test…

  290. freak out on said:

    4 slowing down questions i got wrong in Part 2:

    - in the middle lane of 3 at night with a lot of traffic at the front going up a small hill (i braked once when the car in front braked)
    - following behind car on left lane when green truck drives pass on the right (was i suppose to brake here?) can’t remember the rest
    - clip starts at quick bend (braked immediately) then following behind car who braked (so i braked again) and then approaching another bend so i braked about 3 second before the bend
    - short clip of following behind car who braked (so i braked) n then again when man takes out rubbish on the left

    the fact that i studied the handbook, this website and the practice link… how come??

  291. Best Site ever to pass DQT. I pass in one Go. I just read this page twice and everthing is from here….

    Keep it Up

  292. I sat my DQT for the first time today and passed! Things i recommend:
    1. Read the handbook
    2. Do the practice HPTs on the SA website until you get them ALL right! Some of these are actually in the DQT test!
    3. Read the comments on this page.

    I didnt get any statistic questions. The questions were pretty basic really. Most of the answers you need are all written above! Relax. I paniced about it and it was a lot easier than i thought! I stressed about nothing. Dont stress over it. It is pretty easy and everything you need is listed on this page! Good luck to all and thanks to the helpful people above!

  293. It may be that u would have crushed into a vehicle at the test. After failing the RTA would have given u a detailed report and that will show why u failed.
    Good Luck in your nx try.

  294. Hi,

    Did my DQT today, passed the first go :)

    Some questions I remember for part 1 that are tricky:

    1. Chance of a pedestrian being killed while driving 60km/h
    2. Best way to reverse a car

    Cheers,
    Steve

  295. Jordan JJ on said:

    Hey guys, just finished the test. my list of questions/answers off memory were

    1. If you see a police car what do you do?
    2. Getting booked is more likely than having a crash.
    3. Sleep debt affects drivers judgement
    4. Young and males are more likely to drive risky.
    5. SSS drivers are more likely to not wear a seat belt
    6. Human error is the biggest factor to crashes

    Driver videos were of the SA HPT stuff
    A few turning right videos
    - tip don’t hesitate, look behind the cars to predict possibilities then go
    Overtaking bikes, even if they’re at 40 in a 60 zone, probably don’t overtake
    While in shopping centres or straight roads, just slow down if any persons/vehicles approaches the road

    It’s easy, questions weren’t all statistics even when there is an opportunity.
    Study bits and pieces, make notes of key facts and do the video stuff + RTA macromedia files
    I studied… 6hrs over 2 days?

    Thank you

  296. PASSED FIRST GO – GOT 100% !!!! Thank you to everyone who posted on this site i believe it really helped me to pass :) I was sooo nervous!
    Some of the questions i got (that i can remember) were related to:
    *alcohol limits & how they can increase your risk of crash
    *safe gaps (3 sec) on a dry road during the day
    *young male drivers a more likely to have crashes because of over-confidence (especially with other passengers in the car the same age & sex)
    *the driver fatigue hours (between 4-8am & 12-2pm)
    *most accidents occur in a 60km zone
    *most accidents occur on dry, sealed roads during the day
    *it is safe to drive whilst checking for hazards
    -And do read the book, I skimmed the book but read the summaries carefully
    -AND MOST IMPORTANTLY- TAKE YOUR TIME! If there is a question your not a 100% on SKIP IT & come back to it later :)
    Thanks again for this Blog!!!

  297. Hey all…..

    Just did the DQT and PASSED THANK F*#$K for that…. I seriously couldnt have done it without the assisstance from everyone on this website…
    Apparently I got 100% but i hated the HPT part only because i didnt want to be too cautious or too wreckless when doing it…. I didnt have any suicidal females with prams just a lot of right turn questions…

    Oh and I did get the one where your turning right and a car puts his blinking on to turn right but then takes it off and goes straight… Tricky buggers the RTA, where in real life you would probably have turned. If it wasnt for people on this website saying that I would have failed..

    Oh and the Knowledge test part, I got one stat and it was the 75% fatigue on country roads question.

    Nothing is more satifying than taking the Ps off and throwing them away… HAHA no I can say bloody P Platers…

    Goodluck future DQT users

    Ben

  298. thank you all for the valued updates of this exam, I passed first go today!
    PartI, there is no statistical questions, all common sense, easy
    PartII is a bit tricky, got five turn right question, only press the button once.
    two overtake questions,I am lucky, both are cyclyst classics
    Three Slow Down issue, one is the school zone+white Car+Bus, you need press 3 times.
    the other one following a white car in an urban road in daytime, press once when the car in the front brakes, the other one can’t remember clearly.
    good luck!

  299. Chantelle on said:

    This site is amazing! I failed my first attempts at dqt but that was probably because I only studied for 1 days and thought it’d be easier.
    I’m all prepped with this site, the book and the sa site to get me through the next attempt
    One question (or maybe 2):
    - when you have the turn right and there is a HUGE gap that you can see, you still only click once right and not a few times that you would possibly go? I.e. no matter how big the gap is you only click once when it’s safe? Even if you could do it 2 or 3 times in the huge gap.
    - also on the turn right, how soon after the car has passed you do you click? Just once it’s out of sight?
    Sooooo nerve wracking! I’m booking in for next week!

  300. Unreal website guys.. All the multiple choice questions I got were mentioned above in at least one of the posts.

    For the turn right questions I didnt touch it at all most of the time and for the slow down and hazard ones I just pressed it like a mad man!.

    Thanks again to everyone.

  301. i have passed my test today :) …(2nd attempt)…got 100%… tnx to everyone who contributed on this site with their valuable comments….its been a great help…..i just read through the summery of the DQT handbook and follow the comments of this amazing site…..
    for task 2 —http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt— this link help me a lot to prepare myself for the test….got 2 of the similar scenarios from that site…..

    for preparation my tips will be

    1. read through the summery of the DQT booklet
    2. follow the comments of this amazing site
    3. practice the tests from —-http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt…. i find it really helpful as it is similar with the real test.

    in test 2
    #for right turn ones….look for the big gaps
    #in overtake questions….don’t overtake…;)
    #in slow down ones…u need to be bit cautious….look for the hazard around u and in front..

    good luck guys

  302. I only found this site after I failed my first DQT.
    Today I passed my 2nd go and go home straight away to chuck my P-plates.
    Thanks for sharing the tips!

  303. I failed my first DQT then I found this amazing site that is a great help. Hopefully I will pass next time.
    Cheers

  304. the_pharmacist on said:

    Passed first go. I totally forgot the questions even though I just did it lol. It was pretty easy since I got no statistic questions. HPT were mostly right turns.

    Though I am disappointed with the photo they took, looks ugly as hell with the camera quality. Good thing I chose for only 1 year cause I woke up with a pimple on my face lol

  305. How many can you get wrong in each section?

  306. Mr Ash on said:

    Hi,

    I passed the test easily with the tips and notes from this website and vowed I’d actually contribute once I passed (which was a while ago – but better late than never).

    These notes are a conglomeration of all the tips and notes made by posters previously. Sorry but I wasn’t feeling tech savy enough to upload the word document via a website (or at least it would have taken me a while to figure it out – pictures from one of the original documents are therefore missing). They are all I used to pass the test (I understand it’s a bit long but beats reading through the darn book):

    DQT Notes
    Crash Patterns:

    The main risks seem to be:

    • Travelling too closely behind other vehicles.

    • Driving too fast for the conditions.

    • Not looking far enough ahead when driving.

    • Failing to choose large enough gaps when making turns, crossing intersections or overtaking.
    Key Points:

    • With increasing experience drivers have fewer single vehicle, run-off the road crashes but more rear-end crashes.

    • Experienced drivers may travel too close behind other vehicles and travel too fast for the conditions.

    • 0.75 seconds to see Hazard and 0.75 seconds to brake (1.5 seconds total)

    Understanding Risk

    Key Points:

    • Driving a car is one of the riskiest things people do every day.
    • Male drivers generally have a higher risk than female drivers as males drive more and may take more risks.
    • Younger, less experienced drivers carry more risk than older more experienced ones.
    • Drivers can manage their risk.
    Consequences of Road Crashes

    Road crashes in Australia cost the community – including you – a lot of money every year. For example, the average cost of:

    • A fatal crash is about $1.7 million.

    • A serious injury crash (requiring hospital treatment) is $408,000.

    • A minor injury crash is $14,000.

    • A property damage only crash is worth about $6,000.

    Key Points:

    • Road crashes cost the community a lot of money.

    • Most crash victims don’t die – only about 1 in 50 in NSW – but many live with the physical and mental consequences for the rest of their lives.

    • Most costs goes to the long term care of injured people (24 per cent).

    • Loss of quality of life is the next biggest cost at 21 per cent.

    Risk Management

    • Confidence is OK, but overconfidence can make you believe that you are a better driver than you really are.
    • Over confidence makes you under estimate the risk of negative outcomes such as crashes or being injured or killed.
    • Male drivers are more likely to rate themselves as better than others – this may encourage over confidence and crash risk.
    • The risk of getting booked for a traffic offence is more than 2000 times greater than being killed in a crash.
    Causes of Crashes and Acceptance of Mistakes

    Crash research shows that all drivers, even you, can and will make mistakes. It is estimated that drivers make a mistake that:

    • Could lead to a crash about every three kilometres.

    • Leads to a near crash about every 800 kilometres.

    • Leads to a crash about every 980,000 kilometres.

    Key Points:

    • Many drivers involved in crashes don’t want to admit that they might have done the wrong thing.

    • External attribution’ is where you blame other things or other people for what happens.

    • ‘Internal attribution’ is when you accept blame or the reason that things happen to yourself.

    • The best situation is where you can accept the things that are down to you.

    Motivation and Driving

    • Drivers who feel pressured by time or deadlines are more likely to speed and take risks to get from A to B quickly – Even people who normally drive more carefully may do things that are dangerous.

    • Young male drivers are more likely than women to let their emotions dictate how they drive.

    • Some people are motivated to drive fast and take deliberate risks to get a thrill or a buzz or just relieve boredom. Their crash risk is much higher than other drivers’ and they are more likely to get booked by the police.

    • Driving is motivated mainly by the desire to get from A to B as quickly as possible, but no one wants to die, get hurt or get booked in the process.

    • You need to recognise that motivation affects how you drive.

    Risk Taking and Driving

    Relative to those with low ‘Sensation Seeking Scale’ (SSS) scores, those with high scores were more likely to:

    • Drive aggressively.

    • Exceed speed limits.

    • Not wear seat belts.

    • Drink and drive.

    • Believe that they were less likely to get caught by police.

    Key Points:

    • People vary in their willingness or need to takes risks in life and when they drive.

    • Drivers with high sensation seeking scale (SSS) scores are mostly male and may be more willing to take risks when driving and be at greater crash risk.

    • Risk taking may be OK in other activities but not when driving on the road.

    • Risk taking on the road is irresponsible.

    • All drivers make mistakes at some time, most of them unintentional.

    • Aggressive driving, including retaliating to the bad driving of others, is dangerous and increases the chance of a crash – it may also get you into trouble with the police.

    • Negligent driving causing injury or death carries a jail term of up to 18 months.

    • Dangerous driving causing injury or death carries a jail term of up to 10 years.

    Drinking and Driving

    • Alcohol is a contributing factor in about 18 per cent of fatal accidents and 6 per cent of those causing injury.

    • More than half the drivers killed have a BAC of 0.15 or more – three times the legal limit of 0.05 for full licence holders.

    • Staying below 0.05 is hard as not everyone takes the same number of alcoholic drinks to reach this limit.

    • Women and people of both sexes who don’t weigh a lot get to higher BACs faster.

    • Men are more likely to drink and drive and more likely to be involved in alcohol-related crashes.

    • Alcohol reduces your ability to concentrate and to look for and respond to hazards when driving.

    • Alcohol slows your reflexes when you need to take action such as braking.

    • Alcohol increases the risk of a crash. Even at a 0.05, crash risk is about twice what it is at zero.

    • The safest BAC for driving is zero.

    • About 30 per cent of fatal accidents in ‘high alcohol hours’ are alcohol-related.

    • High alcohol hours are mostly weeknights (particularly Thursday and Friday nights) and weekends.

    • Drivers with alcohol in their blood are not only more likely to crash, but more likely to die if severely injured in a crash.

    • Staying with a zero BAC when driving gives you an edge. It is the safest BAC for driving regardless of your licence type.

    Other Drugs and Driving

    • Some pain killers.
    • Medicines for controlling blood pressure, nausea, allergies, inflammations and fungal infections.
    • Tranquillisers, sedatives and sleeping pills.
    • Some diet pills and cold and flu medicines

    Key Points:

    • Drugs other than alcohol, including legal medicines and illegal drugs, can affect your ability to drive safely.
    • All medicines or legal drugs that may affect your driving are clearly labelled with warning labels.
    • Many drugs and medicines interact with each other (and alcohol) in a way that might affect your ability to drive safely.
    • Your doctor or pharmacist (chemist) can advise on which medicines affect your ability to drive.
    • Illegal drugs carry no warnings and may affect your driving.
    • Penalties for driving under the influence of drugs include heavy fines, loss of licence and even jail.
    Fatigue

    • Fatigue refers to the experience of being ‘sleepy’, ‘tired’ or ‘exhausted’.

    • Fatigue is involved in about 20 per cent of fatal accidents in NSW.

    • Fatigue operates a bit like alcohol in the way it increases the risk of being in a crash.

    • High risk times for fatigue-related crashes are early morning between 4 am and 8 am and in the afternoon between 12 noon and 2 pm.

    • Most drivers involved in fatigue-related crashes are male.

    • Fatigue related crashes are about 3 times more likely in rural areas than in metropolitan areas

    • Fatigue-related crashes are more likely to occur during public and school holidays.

    • The only effective way to avoid fatigue is to get plenty of sleep. Fresh air, coffee and loud music won’t work.

    Driving Distractions

    While you can’t do much about distractions from outside your vehicle when you are driving, you can reduce sources of distraction inside your vehicle. This will help reduce your crash risk. These include simple things like:

    • Turning off the radio or stereo, particularly in new or challenging traffic situations.

    • Not using your mobile phone when driving – remember it is illegal to use a non-hands free mobile phone when driving.

    • Using a hands-free mobile phone can be dangerous in complex traffic situations.

    • Collecting loose items inside the vehicle and putting them in a bag or box or in the boot.

    • Asking passengers to keep quiet and not distract you.

    • Not attempting to adjust the radio or load CDs, particularly in complex traffic situations.

    Key Points:

    • Distractions divert attention from the driving task and increase the risk of crashing.

    • At least 14 per cent of all crashes involve the driver being distracted by something.

    • Distractions that happen outside the vehicle account for about 30 per cent of crash related distractions.

    • Distractions that happen inside the vehicle add up to about 36 per cent of crash related distractions.

    • Distractions carry the highest risk when you are trying to do something complicated.

    • Reducing distractions inside the vehicle reduces your crash risk.

    Managing Risk

    • The combined contribution of human error and environmental factors accounts for about 26 per cent of crashes.
    • Adverse conditions like bad roads and bad weather rarely cause crashes on their own – about 3 per cent of all crashes.
    • Speeding, drink driving and aggressive/risky driving behaviour are more common at night
    • Controlling your speed and the space around your vehicle are the main things that you can do to manage risk.
    • Driving with your headlights on low beam in daytime makes your vehicle easier to see and reduces your crash risk.
    Coping with the Unexpected

    • Scan well ahead of your car – keep your eyes moving to the front, left and right.

    • Look for indicators on other vehicles.

    • Observe the head and eye movements of other drivers (eg where are they looking? At you or at something else).

    • Look for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists that may be hidden by other vehicles or objects – check your blindspots.

    • Give yourself plenty of time to detect and cope with hazards and space to take some action to avoid a crash.

    • Be cautious in situations that are new or different (eg roadworks, crash scenes).

    • Make your vehicle easier to see – if it is dull, overcast or raining turn on your headlights, even during the day.

    • Slowing down is a good precaution as it gives you both time and space to cope with a hazard.

    Looking Out for Yourself and Others

    • Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are vulnerable road users – they have little protection in the event of a collision with a vehicle.

    • People under 16 and older people aged 60 years or more are particularly at risk as pedestrians.

    • Look out for pedestrians and cyclists – give them plenty of room when approaching or passing them.

    • Motorcycles can be hard to see and can be hidden by other larger vehicles – check your blind spots.

    • Riders of motorcycles are 27 times more likely to be killed than drivers of other types of vehicle.

    • In many crashes involving motorcycles the other driver claims not to have seen the motorcyclist.

    • The risk of being killed in a crash with a truck is about three times higher than in one involving another car.

    • Don’t try to compete with trucks and buses. Give them plenty of room – particularly when they are making a turn or braking

    These are the questions and answers I had in
    SECTION 1:
    1. Most car crash costs goes to:
    Answer – the long term care of injured people (24%)
    2. If you have a high SSS you should:
    Answer: Continue driving but be cautious when thinking about taking a risk
    3. High Alcohol hrs:
    Answer – Weeknights (Thu, Fri) and Weekends
    4. Percentage of Fatigue-related crashes on country roads?
    Answer: 75%
    5. If you slow down from 70km/hr to 60 km/hr, you will travel:
    Answer: >60km/hr distance. (This was easy…)
    6. Blind spot is:
    Answer: The area outside the car not covered by mirrors (common sense)
    7. You need to go to page 70 of the handbook and study the two pictures to figure out what 3-second distance and 4-second distance looks like. I had an animation with 4-seconds
    8. If you are driving in dark and foggy conditions, you should:
    Answer: Travel four seconds or more
    9. I had a diagram where you were driving behind a truck at night (broken lines and one lane), what would you do? and the options were:
    a. Accelerate and driver closer, then drive slowly (i think)
    b. Drive slowly only
    c. Drive slowly and keep a fair distance from other vehicles
    d. Drive normally. or keep same speed.(something like that)
    Answer: I ended up choosing c. Correct me if im wrong
    10. People who let their emotions dictate their driving are usually:
    Answer: Young Males.
    11. Crash research shows that drivers make a NEAR crash mistake every:
    Answer: 800km. ( I stumped in this question, i couldnt remember the figures. Got it wrong, but hey.. goes to show they don’t expect you to get everything right to PASS)
    12. Young male drivers tend to take risk when:
    Answer: Passengers are around the same age.
    13. If you experience fatigue:
    Answer: You should only drive at times you are usually not asleep (this was a common sense one too)
    14. I had a picture where it was two laned and up ahead there was an ambulance or truck (not sure) in the middle of the road (over broken lines) in the opposite direction. What should you do?
    Answer: Slow down and drive more to left hand side
    15. haha I wish i remembered the 15th question, but it was probably a silly one.
    SECTION 2:
    I had two videos with two cyclists in front of me, never overtook.. roads too narrow
    I touched the screen a few times for the right turn ones.
    I remember the one in the rain, didnt turn right
    Keep an eye whether its a 50km, 60km etc zone which will be stated in the questions. This will help determine whether to slow down.
    Im usually a hazards freak, so I didnt worry about this.
    Good Luck!! Hope this helps

    Key Points

    Key points summary: Crash types
    With increasing experience drivers have
    fewer single vehicle, run-off the road crashes
    but more rear-end crashes.
    Experienced drivers may travel too close
    behind other vehicles and travel too fast for
    the conditions.

    Key points summary: Understanding risk
    Almost all activities in life carry some risk of
    death or injury.
    Driving a car is one of the riskiest things
    people do everyday.
    Male drivers generally have a higher risk than
    female drivers as males drive more and may
    take more risks.
    Younger, less experienced drivers carry more
    risk than older more experienced ones.
    Drivers can manage their risk.

    Key points summary: Consequences of
    road crashes
    Road crashes cost the community a lot of
    money.
    Most crash victims don’t die – only about
    1 in 50 in NSW – but many live with the
    physical and mental consequences for the
    rest of their lives.
    Most costs goes to the long term care of
    injured people (24 per cent).
    Loss of quality of life is the next biggest
    cost at 21 per cent.

    Key points summary: Risk Management
    Confidence is OK, but overconfidence can
    make you believe that you are a better
    driver than you really are.
    Over confidence makes you underestimate
    the risk of negative outcomes such as crashes
    or being injured or killed.
    Male drivers are more likely to rate
    themselves as better than others – this may
    encourage over confidence and crash risk.
    The risk of getting booked for a traffic
    offence is more than 2000 times greater
    than being killed in a crash.

    Key points summary: Causes of crashes
    and acceptance of mistakes
    Many drivers involved in crashes don’t want
    to admit that they might have done the
    wrong thing.
    ‘External attribution’ is where you blame
    other things or other people for what
    happens.
    ‘Internal attribution’ is when you accept
    blame or the reason that things happen to
    yourself.
    The best situation is where you can accept
    the things that are down to you.

    Key points summary: Motivation and
    driving
    Motivation varies across people and across
    tasks – this applies to driving too.
    Drivers who feel pressured by time or
    deadlines are more likely to speed and take
    risks to get from A to B quickly – Even
    people who normally drive more carefully
    may do things that are dangerous.
    Young male drivers are more likely than
    women to let their emotions dictate how
    they drive.
    Some people are motivated to drive fast
    and take deliberate risks to get a thrill or a
    buzz or just relieve boredom. Their crash
    risk is much higher than other drivers’ and
    they are more likely to get booked by the
    police.
    Driving is motivated mainly by the desire to
    get from A to B as quickly as possible, but
    no one wants to die, get hurt or get booked
    in the process.
    You need to recognise that motivation
    affects how you drive.

    Key points summary: Risk taking
    and driving
    People vary in their willingness or need
    to takes risks in life and when they drive.
    Drivers with high sensation seeking scale
    (SSS) scores are mostly male and may be
    more willing to take risks when driving and
    be at greater crash risk.
    Risk taking may be OK in other activities but
    not when driving on the road.
    Risk taking on the road is irresponsible.
    All drivers make mistakes at some time,
    most of them unintentional.

    Key points summary: Alcohol
    and driving
    Alcohol is a contributing factor in about
    18 per cent of fatal accidents and 6 per cent
    of those causing injury.
    More than half the drivers killed have a BAC
    of 0.15 or more – three times the legal limit
    of 0.05 for full licence holders.
    Staying below 0.05 is hard as not everyone
    takes the same number of alcoholic drinks
    to reach this limit.

    Women and people of both sexes who
    don’t weigh a lot get to higher BACs faster.
    Men are more likely to drink and drive and
    more likely to be involved in alcohol-related
    crashes.
    Alcohol reduces your ability to concentrate
    and to look for and respond to hazards
    when driving.
    Alcohol slows your reflexes when you need
    to take action such as braking.
    Alcohol increases the risk of a crash. Even at
    a 0.05, crash risk is about twice what it is at
    zero.
    The safest BAC for driving is zero.
    About 30 per cent of fatal accidents in ‘high
    alcohol hours’ are alcohol-related.
    High alcohol hours are mostly weeknights
    (particularly Thursday and Friday nights) and
    weekends.
    Drivers with alcohol in their blood are not
    only more likely to crash, but more likely to
    die if severely injured in a crash.
    Staying with a zero BAC when driving gives
    you an edge. It is the safest BAC for driving
    regardless of your licence type.

    Key points summary: Other drugs
    and driving
    Drugs other than alcohol, including legal
    medicines and illegal drugs, can affect your
    ability to drive safely.
    All medicines or legal drugs that may affect
    your driving are clearly labelled with warning
    labels.
    Many drugs and medicines interact with
    each other (and alcohol) in a way that
    might affect your ability to drive safely.
    Your doctor or pharmacist (chemist) can
    advise on which medicines affect your
    ability to drive.
    Illegal drugs carry no warnings and may
    affect your driving.
    Penalties for driving under the influence
    of drugs include heavy fines, loss of licence
    and even jail.

    Key points summary: Fatigue
    and driving
    Fatigue refers to the experience of being
    ‘sleepy’, ‘tired’ or ‘exhausted’.
    Fatigue can severely impair your judgment
    when driving.
    Fatigue is involved in about 20 per cent of
    fatal accidents in NSW.
    Fatigue operates a bit like alcohol in the way
    it increases the risk of being in a crash.
    High risk times for fatigue-related crashes
    are early morning between 4 am and 8 am
    and in the afternoon between 12 noon and
    2 pm.

    Most drivers involved in fatigue-related
    crashes are male.
    Fatigue-related crashes are more likely
    to occur during public and school holidays.
    The only effective way to avoid fatigue is to
    get plenty of sleep. Fresh air, coffee and
    loud music won’t work.

    Key points summary: Driving
    distractions and crash risk
    Distractions divert attention from the driving
    task and increase the risk of crashing.
    At least 14 per cent of all crashes involve
    the driver being distracted by something.
    Distractions that happen outside the vehicle
    account for about 30 per cent of crashrelated
    distractions.
    Distractions that happen inside the vehicle
    add up to about 36 per cent of crashrelated
    distractions.
    Distractions carry the highest risk when you
    are trying to do something complicated.
    Reducing distractions inside the vehicle
    reduces your crash risk.

    Key points summary: Managing risk
    in the driving environment
    The combined contribution of human error
    and environmental factors accounts for
    about 26 per cent of crashes.
    Adverse conditions like bad roads and bad
    weather rarely cause crashes on their own
    – about 3 per cent of all crashes.
    Speeding, drink driving and aggressive/risky
    driving behaviour are more common at
    night.

    Controlling your speed and the space around
    your vehicle are the main things that you can
    do to manage risk.
    Driving with your headlights on low beam in
    daytime makes your vehicle easier to see and
    reduces your crash risk.

    Key points summary: Expectancies and
    the unexpected
    Drivers often rely on expectancies when
    they drive.
    Other drivers will make mistakes and do
    things that you don’t expect.
    To cope with the unexpected, use a scanning
    routine and keep a safe distance from other
    road users.
    Give yourself plenty of time and space to
    cope.
    Make your vehicle easier to see – drive with
    your headlights on.

    Key points summary: Looking out for
    yourself and others
    Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are
    vulnerable road users – they have little
    protection in the event of a collision with a
    vehicle.
    People under 16 and older people aged
    60 years or more are particularly at risk
    as pedestrians.
    Look out for pedestrians and cyclists – give
    them plenty of room when approaching or
    passing them.

    Motorcycles can be hard to see and can be
    hidden by other larger vehicles – check
    your blindspots.
    Riders of motorcycles are 27 times more
    likely to be killed than drivers of other types
    of vehicle.
    In many crashes involving motorcycles the
    other driver claims not to have seen the
    motorcyclist.
    The risk of being killed in a crash with a
    truck are about three times higher than in
    one involving another car.
    Don’t try to compete with trucks and buses.
    Give them plenty of room – particularly
    when they are making a turn or braking.

    Key points summary: Revision of basic
    hazard perceptions skills
    The three basic hazard perception skills are:
    Keeping a safe distance from other vehicles.
    Selecting safe gaps when turning, crossing
    traffic or changing lanes.
    Scanning for hazards ahead, behind and to
    the side.

    Key points summary: Controlling
    your speed
    The faster you drive the narrower your field
    of vision (what you can see without moving
    your eyes or head).
    Even at 60 km/h your field of vision is less than
    half of what it is when you were stationary –
    at 100 km/h it is less than a third.
    Reducing speed, more frequent scanning
    and increasing your ‘space cushion’ can help
    reduce crash-risk.
    Speeding increases your chances of
    crashing.

    Key points summary: Keeping a safe
    following distance
    The faster you drive, the longer the distance
    you need to stop.
    Use the ‘three-second rule’ to keep a
    safe distance – increase this to four-seconds
    or more when it is dark, wet, foggy or icy.
    Scan well ahead – look through the windows
    of the vehicles ahead and watch for brake
    lights coming on two, three or more
    vehicles ahead.

    Key points summary: Keeping a safe
    distance to the sides and rear
    Try to keep at least a one metre ‘space
    cushion’ between you and vehicles to your
    left and right.
    Avoid travelling next to other vehicles if
    you can – especially large vehicles like
    trucks and buses.
    Give pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
    plenty of room.
    It is difficult to maintain a ‘space cushion’
    behind your vehicle as the other driver
    controls the space.
    If the vehicle behind is travelling too closely,
    slow down slightly to increase the ‘space
    cushion’ in front of your vehicle.

    Key points summary: Selecting safe gaps:
    Revision
    A gap is safe where you can turn, overtake,
    change lanes or cross an intersection:
    - Without being involved in a crash.
    - Without endangering other road users
    - Without other road users having to take
    action to avoid your vehicle.
    If a gap is not large enough, don’t go – wait
    until it is safe.

    Key points summary: safe gaps – turning
    When turning left in a 60 km/h zone you
    need at least a gap of six seconds (about
    100 metres) between your car and vehicles
    approaching from the right
    When turning right in a 60 km/h zone you
    need gaps of at least the following:
    - Four seconds to the right (about 70
    metres).
    - Six seconds to the left (about 100 metres).
    - Four seconds to the front (about 70
    metres) – where there is oncoming
    traffic.
    Avoid U turns unless you have no other
    choice.
    If a gap is not large enough, don’t go – wait
    until it is safe.

    Key Points summary: safe gaps when
    crossing intersections
    When crossing a typical intersection in a
    60 km/h zone, you need gaps of at least the
    following:
    -Three seconds to the right (about 50metres)
    - Four seconds to the left (about 70 metres)
    If a gap is not large enough, don’t go – wait
    till it is safe.

    Key points summary: Safe gaps when
    overtaking
    Safe overtaking is difficult – if it doesn’t look
    or feel safe, then don’t do it – wait until it is
    safe
    Use overtaking lanes on country roads and
    highways to overtake safely.

    Key points summary: Scanning for
    hazards
    Scanning means taking in the whole scene
    360 degrees around your car – including
    any blind spots
    - You need to scan constantly for hazards
    when driving – look and listen for
    hazards.
    - Use a scanning routine:
    - Look up to 12 seconds ahead – at 60 km/h
    this is about 200 metres, at 100 km/h
    about 500 metres.
    - Look for change and movement in the
    traffic scene.
    - Check your mirrors every 8-10 seconds
    – outside and inside mirrors.
    - Check your blind spots with a head check
    before turning or diverging right or left.
    Remember the simple hazard perception
    action plan:
    - See (hazards).
    - Think (about what might happen and what
    ddto do).
    - Do (do something to stay safe).

    DQT Notes:
    • The most common type of crashes in NSW are; Same Direction 34%, Adjacent 17%, opposing 16%, running off road 11%, running off road on curve 10%.
    • Most common things drivers do that increases risks of accidents; Travelling to closely to vehicles in front, driving to fast for the conditions, not looking far enough ahead when driving, failing to choose large enough gaps.
    • The most costs involved in a car accident are ongoing medical costs at a rate of 24% of the total cost to the community while loss of quality of life comes second at 21%.
    • 1 in 50 people will die as a result of a car accident.
    • Causes of crashes 57% human error, 26% human and environmental, 6% vehicle and human, 3% all three, 3% Environmental, 2% vehicle, 1% vehicle and environmental.
    • SSS- Sensation Seeking Scale if you have a high SSS you are more likely to drive aggressively, speed, not wear seat belts, drink and drive, believe they were less likely to be caught by police.
    • Negligent driving causing injury or death carries a jail term of up to 18 months, dangerous driving causing injury or death carries a jail term of up to 10 years.
    • Alcohol is a contributing factor in 18% of fatal accidents and 6% injury accident.
    • More than half those killed have a reading of 0.15 or more three times the legal limit.
    • At BAC of even 0.05 you are still twice as likely to crash.
    • Most crashes involving alcohol happen on weeknights mainly Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights and weekends. During this time 30% of accidents are alcohol related. Outside these hours less than 10% are alcohol related.
    • Fatigue is involved in about 20% of fatal crashes.
    • High risk time for fatigue related crashes are early morning 4am – 8am and in the afternoon 12 noon and 2pm.
    • Most likely to occur in school holidays and public holidays.
    • Most fatigue related crashes occur on country roads 75%, but also occur in metro areas 25%.
    • 79% of drivers killed in fatigue related crashes are male.
    • 14% of all crashes involve driver being distracted, the most common distraction is outside person object or event 30%, 36% within the vehicle, and 34% unknown.
    • Crash risk is the highest for male passengers when they have friends in the car; it is less with older woman or girlfriend.
    • Severe speed crashes are common at night due to reduced traffic and inability to see moving objects.
    • Human factors alone account for nearly 60% of all crashes, combined contribution of human and environmental crashes accounts for a total of 26% of all crashes on top of the 60%.
    • Adverse conditions contribute to only 3% of crashes.
    • Speeding, drink driving and risk taking are more likely to occur at night.
    • People under 16 or older than 60 are most likely to be killed or injured in a pedestrian accident.
    • Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to be killed than drivers of other vehicles.
    • The risk of being killed in a crash with a truck is three times higher than with another car.
    • Basic HPT safe distance from other vehicles, selecting safe gaps, scanning for hazards.
    • Speed is a factor in 40% of fatal crashes
    • If you travel at 70k in 60k zone you will need 30% more stopping distance to brake.
    • A crash at 80k is four times severe as a crash at 40k if you hit a pedestrian at 60k they have more than a 70% probability of dying.
    • If you are travelling in 60k zone for every 5k over you speed the risk of crashing doubles.
    • At 60k your field of vision is half that of when you were stationary, at 100k less than a third.
    • You need twice as much stopping distance from when travelling at 100k as to 60k
    • You allow for more than the 3 second gap when in foggy, rainy or at night.
    • Keep at least a 1 metre gap when travelling next to cars, driving or stationary.
    • When turning into a 60k section you will need a gap of at least 6 seconds about 100 metres.
    • Check your mirrors every 8-10 seconds, scan up to 12 seconds ahead 60k= 200m and 100k= 500m , check your blind spots
    • Check blind spots with a head check before turning or merging
    • 90% of all crashes have at least some human error

    Questions

    Part 1
    i) At What speed do most crashes occur
    60km
    ii) Red and blue car are shown, how far apart are they
    4 s
    iii) Picture between two trucks, what should you do
    slow down to increase you space cushion
    iv) High alcohol hours
    v) Who are most likely to get into alcohol related crashes
    Young M
    vi) Most common crash type in new full licence holders
    rear end

    - Risk Taking – Drive aggressively question
    - There was a Head Check question
    - Three Second Rule
    - The ‘Space Cushion’

    1) At what speed do most accidents occur
    a) 60km/h
    b) 70km/h
    c) 80km/h
    d) 100km/h
    The answer for this was A
    2) what does the term sleep debt refer to: (this was easy to pick out)
    answer:
    Sleep debt is the difference
    between the hours of sleep you need and the
    hours of sleep you actually get.
    3) another question was who is more likey to be overcofident in driving? (also very easy)
    answer was male drivers
    4) for this one i got a cartoon animation showing a top-aerial view of a red car following a blue on a two way road in daylight. the question was how many seconds gap is between the blue and red car:
    a) 2 seconds
    b) 3 seconds
    c) 4 seconds
    d) 6 seconds
    answer was b) 3 seconds (again very easy)
    5) another question was a young male driver has a higher crash risk when driving with:
    a) passengers of the same age
    b) driving alone
    c) driving with an older female
    d) or girlfriend
    answer was a) passengers of the same age
    6) most crashes in nsw likely to occur between Mon-Fri between what times? (something like that)
    a) 3pm- 9pm
    b) 3pm – 6pm
    c) 9am – 3pm
    d) 3am – 9am
    answer was c)9am -3pm
    7) what factor accounts for most crashes (or something like that)
    a) bad weather
    b) human error
    c) environmental factors
    d) bad roads
    answer was b) human error
    there a was cartoon illustration showing a car is ready to reverse from a driveway and a man walking his dog is about to cross the driveway from behind the reversing car. the driver cannot see the man and his dog due to the blind spots. the question is what is the driver supposed to do in this case.
    a) look at the inside and outside mirrors
    b) headcheck to the left
    c) headcheck to the right
    d) or headcheck to left and right
    i remember answering d for this

    The times when most people get fatigue Ans: 4am-8am
    - The medical label and what it means
    - Why police book for speeding? Ans: Crashes are caused by speeding.

    Here’s all of the summaries in one place.
    Key points summary: Crash types
    • With increasing experience drivers have fewer single vehicle, run-off the road crashes but more rear-end crashes.
    • Experienced drivers may travel too close behind other vehicles and travel too fast for the conditions.
    Key points summary: Understanding risk
    • Almost all activities in life carry some risk of death or injury.
    • Driving a car is one of the riskiest things people do everyday.
    • Male drivers generally have a higher risk than female drivers as males drive more and may take more risks.
    • Younger, less experienced drivers carry more risk than older more experienced ones.
    • Drivers can manage their risk.
    Key points summary: Consequences of road crashes
    • Road crashes cost the community a lot ofmoney.
    • Most crash victims don’t die – only about 1 in 50 in NSW – but many live with the physical and mental consequences for the rest of their lives.
    • Most costs goes to the long term care of injured people (24 per cent).
    • Loss of quality of life is the next biggest cost at 21 per cent.
    Key points summary: Risk Management
    • Confidence is OK, but overconfidence can make you believe that you are a better driver than you really are.
    • Over confidence makes you underestimate the risk of negative outcomes such as crashes or being injured or killed.
    • Male drivers are more likely to rate themselves as better than others – this may encourage over confidence and crash risk.
    • The risk of getting booked for a traffic offence is more than 2000 times greater than being killed in a crash.
    Key points summary: Causes of crashes and acceptance of mistakes
    • Many drivers involved in crashes don’t want to admit that they might have done the wrong thing.
    • ‘External attribution’ is where you blame other things or other people for what happens.
    • ‘Internal attribution’ is when you accept blame or the reason that things happen to yourself.
    • The best situation is where you can accept the things that are down to you.
    Key points summary: Motivation and driving
    • Motivation varies across people and across tasks – this applies to driving too.
    • Drivers who feel pressured by time or deadlines are more likely to speed and take risks to get from A to B quickly – Even people who normally drive more carefully may do things that are dangerous.
    • Young male drivers are more likely than women to let their emotions dictate how they drive.
    • Some people are motivated to drive fast and take deliberate risks to get a thrill or a buzz or just relieve boredom. Their crash risk is much higher than other drivers’ and they are more likely to get booked by the police.
    • Driving is motivated mainly by the desire to get from A to B as quickly as possible, but no one wants to die, get hurt or get booked in the process.
    • You need to recognise that motivation affects how you drive.
    Key points summary: Risk taking and driving
    • People vary in their willingness or need to takes risks in life and when they drive.
    • Drivers with high sensation seeking scale (SSS) scores are mostly male and may be more willing to take risks when driving and be at greater crash risk.
    • Risk taking may be OK in other activities but not when driving on the road.
    • Risk taking on the road is irresponsible.
    • All drivers make mistakes at some time, most of them unintentional.
    • Aggressive driving, including retaliating to the bad driving of others, is dangerous and
    • increases the chance of a crash – it may also get you into trouble with the police.
    • Negligent driving causing injury or death carries a jail term of up to 18 months.
    • Dangerous driving causing injury or death carries a jail term of up to 10 years.
    Key points summary: Alcohol and driving
    • Alcohol is a contributing factor in about 18 per cent of fatal accidents and 6 per cent of those causing injury.
    • More than half the drivers killed have a BAC of 0.15 or more – three times the legal limit of 0.05 for full licence holders.
    • Staying below 0.05 is hard as not everyone takes the same number of alcoholic drinks to reach this limit.
    • Women and people of both sexes who don’t weigh a lot get to higher BACs faster.
    • Men are more likely to drink and drive and more likely to be involved in alcohol-related crashes.
    • Alcohol reduces your ability to concentrate and to look for and respond to hazards when driving.
    • Alcohol slows your reflexes when you need to take action such as braking.
    • Alcohol increases the risk of a crash. Even at a 0.05, crash risk is about twice what it is at zero.
    • The safest BAC for driving is zero.
    • About 30 per cent of fatal accidents in ‘high alcohol hours’ are alcohol-related.
    • High alcohol hours are mostly weeknights (particularly Thursday and Friday nights) and weekends.
    • Drivers with alcohol in their blood are not only more likely to crash, but more likely to die if severely injured in a crash.
    • Staying with a zero BAC when driving gives you an edge. It is the safest BAC for driving regardless of your licence type.
    Key points summary: Other drugs and driving
    • Drugs other than alcohol, including legal medicines and illegal drugs, can affect your ability to drive safely.
    • All medicines or legal drugs that may affect your driving are clearly labelled with warning labels.
    • Many drugs and medicines interact with each other (and alcohol) in a way that might affect your ability to drive safely.
    • Your doctor or pharmacist (chemist) can advise on which medicines affect your ability to drive.
    • Illegal drugs carry no warnings and may affect your driving.
    • Penalties for driving under the influence of drugs include heavy fines, loss of licence and even jail.
    Key points summary: Fatigue and driving
    • Fatigue refers to the experience of being ‘sleepy’, ‘tired’ or ‘exhausted’.
    • Fatigue can severely impair your judgment when driving.
    • Fatigue is involved in about 20 per cent of fatal accidents in NSW.
    • Fatigue operates a bit like alcohol in the way it increases the risk of being in a crash.
    • High risk times for fatigue-related crashes are early morning between 4 am and 8 am and in the afternoon between 12 noon and 2 pm.
    • Most drivers involved in fatigue-related crashes are male.
    • Fatigue-related crashes are more likely to occur during public and school holidays.
    • The only effective way to avoid fatigue is to get plenty of sleep. Fresh air, coffee and loud music won’t work.
    Key points summary: Driving distractions and crash risk
    • Distractions divert attention from the driving task and increase the risk of crashing.
    • At least 14 per cent of all crashes involve the driver being distracted by something.
    • Distractions that happen outside the vehicle account for about 30 per cent of crash related distractions.
    • Distractions that happen inside the vehicle add up to about 36 per cent of crash related distractions.
    • Distractions carry the highest risk when you are trying to do something complicated.
    • Reducing distractions inside the vehicle reduces your crash risk.
    Key points summary: Managing risk in the driving environment
    • The combined contribution of human error and environmental factors accounts for about 26 per cent of crashes.
    • Adverse conditions like bad roads and bad weather rarely cause crashes on their own – about 3 per cent of all crashes.
    • Speeding, drink driving and aggressive/risky driving behaviour are more common at night.
    • Controlling your speed and the space around your vehicle are the main things that you can do to manage risk.
    • Driving with your headlights on low beam in daytime makes your vehicle easier to see and reduces your crash risk.
    Key points summary: Expectancies and the unexpected
    • Drivers often rely on expectancies when they drive.
    • Other drivers will make mistakes and do things that you don’t expect.
    • To cope with the unexpected, use a scanning routine and keep a safe distance from other road users.
    • Give yourself plenty of time and space to cope.
    • Make your vehicle easier to see – drive with your headlights on.
    Key points summary: Looking out for yourself and others
    • Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are vulnerable road users – they have little protection in the event of a collision with a vehicle.
    • People under 16 and older people aged 60 years or more are particularly at risk as pedestrians.
    • Look out for pedestrians and cyclists – give them plenty of room when approaching or passing them.
    • Motorcycles can be hard to see and can be hidden by other larger vehicles – check your blindspots.
    • Riders of motorcycles are 27 times more likely to be killed than drivers of other types of vehicle.
    • In many crashes involving motorcycles the other driver claims not to have seen the motorcyclist.
    • The risk of being killed in a crash with a truck are about three times higher than in one involving another car.
    • Don’t try to compete with trucks and buses.
    • Give them plenty of room – particularly when they are making a turn or braking.
    Key points summary: Revision of basic hazard perceptions skills
    The three basic hazard perception skills are:
    • Keeping a safe distance from other vehicles.
    • Selecting safe gaps when turning, crossing traffic or changing lanes.
    • Scanning for hazards ahead, behind and to the side.
    Key points summary: Controlling your speed
    • The faster you drive the narrower your field of vision (what you can see without moving your eyes or head).
    • Even at 60 km/h your field of vision is less than half of what it is when you were stationary – at 100 km/h it is less than a third.
    • Reducing speed, more frequent scanning and increasing your ‘space cushion’ can help reduce crash-risk.
    • Speeding increases your chances of crashing.
    • Speeding increases your chances of being killed or seriously injured.
    • Speeding increases the chances of killing or injuring other road users.
    • To reduce your risk, obey speed limits and adjust your speed to suit the conditions.
    Key points summary: Keeping a safe following distance
    • The faster you drive, the longer the distance you need to stop.
    • Use the ‘three-second rule’ to keep a safe distance – increase this to four-seconds or more when it is dark, wet, foggy or icy.
    • Scan well ahead – look through the windows of the vehicles ahead and watch for brake lights coming on two, three or more vehicles ahead.
    Key points summary: Keeping a safe distance to the sides and rear
    • Try to keep at least a one metre ‘space cushion’ between you and vehicles to your left and right.
    • Avoid travelling next to other vehicles if you can – especially large vehicles like trucks and buses.
    • Give pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists plenty of room.
    • It is difficult to maintain a ‘space cushion’ behind your vehicle as the other driver controls the space.
    • If the vehicle behind is travelling too closely, slow down slightly to increase the ‘space cushion’ in front of your vehicle.
    Key points summary: Selecting safe gaps: Revision
    • A gap is safe where you can turn, overtake, change lanes or cross an intersection:
    - Without being involved in a crash.
    - Without endangering other road users
    - Without other road users having to take action to avoid your vehicle.
    • If a gap is not large enough, don’t go – wait until it is safe.
    Key points summary: safe gaps – turning
    • When turning left in a 60 km/h zone you need at least a gap of six seconds (about 100 metres) between your car and vehicles approaching from the right
    • When turning right in a 60 km/h zone you need gaps of at least the following:
    - Four seconds to the right (about 70 metres).
    - Six seconds to the left (about 100 metres).
    - Four seconds to the front (about 70 metres) – where there is oncoming traffic.
    • Avoid U turns unless you have no other choice.
    • If a gap is not large enough, don’t go – wait until it is safe.
    Key Points summary: safe gaps when crossing intersections
    • When crossing a typical intersection in a 60 km/h zone, you need gaps of at least the following:
    o Three seconds to the right (about 50metres)
    o Four seconds to the left (about 70 metres)
    • If a gap is not large enough, don’t go – wait till it is safe.
    Key points summary: Safe gaps when
    overtaking
    • Safe overtaking is difficult – if it doesn’t look or feel safe, then don’t do it – wait until it is safe
    • Use overtaking lanes on country roads and highways to overtake safely.
    Key points summary: Scanning for hazards
    • Scanning means taking in the whole scene 360 degrees around your car – including any blind spots
    - You need to scan constantly for hazards when driving – look and listen for hazards.
    - Use a scanning routine:
    - Look up to 12 seconds ahead – at 60 km/h this is about 200 metres, at 100 km/h about 500 metres.
    - Look for change and movement in the traffic scene.
    - Check your mirrors every 8-10 seconds
    – outside and inside mirrors.
    - Check your blind spots with a head check before turning or diverging right or left.
    • Remember the simple hazard perception action plan:
    - See (hazards).
    - Think (about what might happen and what to do).
    - Do (do something to stay safe).
    Summary of key hazard perception and risk management skills
    • The key hazard perception and risk management skills are:
    • Keeping a safe distance from other vehicles.
    • Selecting safe gaps when turning, crossing traffic or changing lanes.
    • Scanning for hazards ahead, behind and to the side.
    • Minimising the risk to yourself and other road users by
    - Not drinking and driving.
    - Not driving if or when affected by drugs.
    - Avoiding fatigue and getting enough sleep.
    - Controlling your speed and driving to suit the road, traffic and weather conditions.
    - Minimising risky driving behaviour.
    - Always wearing seat belts.
    - Minimising distractions inside the vehicle.
    - Accepting that you and others make mistakes.
    • Applying the skills and knowledge in this handbook on the road will help you deal with both the routine and the unexpected situations that may arise when driving.

    PART 1:
    1. If you are traveling 5km over in a 60km/h zone how likely is it that you would crash
    a) twice
    b) ten times
    c) none
    d) don’t remember
    Answer: I wasnt sure about this one… but i answered twice
    2. If you are travelling 70km/h, what percentage of distance do you need then if you were going 60km/h
    a) 30%
    b) 50%
    c) 10%
    d) 80%
    ANSWER: 30%
    3. What is the biggest distraction while driving
    a) lighting a cigarette
    b) talking on the mobile phone
    c) other passengers
    ANSWER: other passengers
    4. what are the “LOW aclohol” hours
    a) weekends
    b) thurs friday nights and weekends
    c) weekdays during daylight
    d) night time
    ANSWER: weekdays during daylight
    5. what are the statistics of fatique related crashes in metropolitan areas
    a) 25%
    b) 75%
    c) 90%
    ANSWER: 25%
    6. I had a picture where it was two laned and up ahead there was an ambulance or truck in the middle of the road (over broken lines) in the opposite direction. What should you do?
    a) slow down
    b) speed up
    c) slow down and move to the left hand side
    ANSWER: Slow down and move the the left hand side
    7. Young male drivers tend to take risk when:
    ANSWER: Passengers are around the same age.
    8. Something about good scanning routines
    9. A diagram of common car crashes and then they ask which picture shows the most common crash
    ANSWER: rear end crashes
    10. there was a picture of a car following a truck in daylight with fine weather and asked how far you should be travelling behind the truck
    ANSWER: 3 seconds
    11. What is the “3second rule” used for:
    a) determine your speed
    b) how quickly to answer your mobile ( this really was an option)
    c) to help determine how far you should be traveeling from the car infront
    ANSWER: C – the distance should be traveling from the car in front

    I passed the test today! The only questions I would add to those above are:
    1. Why are head on collisions more dangerous?
    a) Because the collision speed is the sum of the speed of both vehicles
    b) Because seat belts are less effective in head on collisions
    c) Because the front of the vehicle is the weakest
    d) Because engines and other objects protrude into the passenger compartment (or something like that)
    Answer: A
    2. Picture with two cars one with headlights and one without.
    Which car is at most risk of collision in dull conditions?
    a) The car with headlights
    b) The car with fog lights
    c) The car without headlights on.
    d) ?
    Answer:C
    3. What is covering the brake?
    a) Lifting your right foot off the accelerator and placing it above the brake ready to push down in case conditions change
    b) Lifting your left foot off the accelerator and placing it above the brake ready to push down in case conditions change
    c) Using the hand brake
    d) pushing down hard on the brake when conditions change
    4. Fatigue related accidents may be caused by?
    Answer: Normal day to day activities
    5. On a full licence what is the safest way to stay below the BAC limit?
    a) Drinking one cup of coffee for every drink
    b) Not drinking if you plan on driving
    c) ?
    d) ?
    Answer B
    6. What is NOT likely to be a distraction in the car?
    a) the climate controls
    b) Loud passengers
    c) food and mobile phones
    d) scanning
    In the second part I had:
    2 x Overtaking questions – Both were cyclists one on a normal suburban street and one on a narrow bush road. Didn’t overtake in either scenario
    5 x Turn right questions – 2 in the rain (didn’t turn), 1 at traffic lights (didn’t turn because lights were red), 2 at intersections (I turned right once but only because there was a large gap)
    3 x Slow down questions – 2 travelling at 60 km/h (slowed down when I saw an old man crossing, when a car turned into the road), 1 in a 80 km/h zone with the truck coming towards me, behind the truck was a motorcyclist, I slowed down when I saw the truck getting closer.
    Best of luck!

    PART 1:
    1. If you are traveling 5km over in a 60km/h zone how likely is it that you would crash
    a) twice
    b) ten times
    c) none
    d) don’t remember
    Answer: I wasnt sure about this one… but i answered twice
    2. If you are travelling 70km/h, what percentage of distance do you need then if you were going 60km/h
    a) 30%
    b) 50%
    c) 10%
    d) 80%
    ANSWER: 30%
    3. What is the biggest distraction while driving
    a) lighting a cigarette
    b) talking on the mobile phone
    c) other passengers
    ANSWER: other passengers
    4. what are the “LOW aclohol” hours
    a) weekends
    b) thurs friday nights and weekends
    c) weekdays during daylight
    d) night time
    ANSWER: weekdays during daylight
    5. what are the statistics of fatique related crashes in metropolitan areas
    a) 25%
    b) 75%
    c) 90%
    ANSWER: 25%
    6. I had a picture where it was two laned and up ahead there was an ambulance or truck in the middle of the road (over broken lines) in the opposite direction. What should you do?
    a) slow down
    b) speed up
    c) slow down and move to the left hand side
    ANSWER: Slow down and move the the left hand side
    7. Young male drivers tend to take risk when:
    ANSWER: Passengers are around the same age.
    8. Something about good scanning routines
    9. A diagram of common car crashes and then they ask which picture shows the most common crash
    ANSWER: rear end crashes
    10. there was a picture of a car following a truck in daylight with fine weather and asked how far you should be travelling behind the truck
    ANSWER: 3 seconds
    11. What is the “3second rule” used for:
    a) determine your speed
    b) how quickly to answer your mobile ( this really was an option)
    c) to help determine how far you should be traveeling from the car infront
    ANSWER: C – the distance should be traveling from the car in front

    DQT Notes:
    • The most common type of crashes in NSW are; Same Direction 34%, Adjacent 17%, opposing 16%, running off road 11%, running off road on curve 10%.
    • Most common things drivers do that increases risks of accidents; Travelling to closely to vehicles in front, driving to fast for the conditions, not looking far enough ahead when driving, failing to choose large enough gaps.
    • The most costs involved in a car accident are ongoing medical costs at a rate of 24% of the total cost to the community while loss of quality of life comes second at 21%.
    • 1 in 50 people will die as a result of a car accident.
    • Causes of crashes 57% human error, 26% human and environmental, 6% vehicle and human, 3% all three, 3% Environmental, 2% vehicle, 1% vehicle and environmental.
    • SSS- Sensation Seeking Scale if you have a high SSS you are more likely to drive aggressively, speed, not wear seat belts, drink and drive, believe they were less likely to be caught by police.
    • Negligent driving causing injury or death carries a jail term of up to 18 months, dangerous driving causing injury or death carries a jail term of up to 10 years.
    • Alcohol is a contributing factor in 18% of fatal accidents and 6% injury accident.
    • More than half those killed have a reading of 0.15 or more three times the legal limit.
    • At BAC of even 0.05 you are still twice as likely to crash.
    • Most crashes involving alcohol happen on weeknights mainly Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights and weekends. During this time 30% of accidents are alcohol related. Outside these hours less than 10% are alcohol related.
    • Fatigue is involved in about 20% of fatal crashes.
    • High risk time for fatigue related crashes are early morning 4am – 8am and in the afternoon 12 noon and 2pm.
    • Most likely to occur in school holidays and public holidays.
    • Most fatigue related crashes occur on country roads 75%, but also occur in metro areas 25%.
    • 79% of drivers killed in fatigue related crashes are male.
    • 14% of all crashes involve driver being distracted, the most common distraction is outside person object or event 30%, 36% within the vehicle, and 34% unknown.
    • Crash risk is the highest for male passengers when they have friends in the car; it is less with older woman or girlfriend.
    • Severe speed crashes are common at night due to reduced traffic and inability to see moving objects.
    • Human factors alone account for nearly 60% of all crashes, combined contribution of human and environmental crashes accounts for a total of 26% of all crashes on top of the 60%.
    • Adverse conditions contribute to only 3% of crashes.
    • Speeding, drink driving and risk taking are more likely to occur at night.
    • People under 16 or older than 60 are most likely to be killed or injured in a pedestrian accident.
    • Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to be killed than drivers of other vehicles.
    • The risk of being killed in a crash with a truck is three times higher than with another car.
    • Basic HPT safe distance from other vehicles, selecting safe gaps, scanning for hazards.
    • Speed is a factor in 40% of fatal crashes
    • If you travel at 70k in 60k zone you will need 30% more stopping distance to brake.
    • A crash at 80k is four times severe as a crash at 40k if you hit a pedestrian at 60k they have more than a 70% probability of dying.
    • If you are travelling in 60k zone for every 5k over you speed the risk of crashing doubles.
    • At 60k your field of vision is half that of when you were stationary, at 100k less than a third.
    • You need twice as much stopping distance from when travelling at 100k as to 60k
    • You allow for more than the 3 second gap when in foggy, rainy or at night.
    • Keep at least a 1 metre gap when travelling next to cars, driving or stationary.
    • When turning into a 60k section you will need a gap of at least 6 seconds about 100 metres.
    • Check your mirrors every 8-10 seconds, scan up to 12 seconds ahead 60k= 200m and 100k= 500m , check your blind spots
    • Check blind spots with a head check before turning or merging
    • 90% of all crashes have at least some human error
    Just to be sure you can practice some questions on the RTA website!

    - There was a question about the required safe distance ‘cushion’ between your vehicle and other moving or parked vehicles. Answer: 1 metre
    -What is the change of a person dying after being hit at 60km/h? Answer: 70% chance
    - High Alcohol hours qn (as discussed on this site a zillion times) Answer: Weeknights and weekends, particularly thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights
    - There was a question on identifying from a diagram where the blind spots of the vehicle are. (refer to page 80 of handbook) (pretty much common sense)

    - Q: A given diagram with the “space cushion” of between a red car and other vehicles on the road:
    Answer: 1 metre
    - Q: the main distraction inside the car:
    Answer: other passengers (this is the most obvious answer out of all options)
    - Q: what is the covering the brake?
    Answer: lifting your right foot off the accelerator and placing it above the brake ready when needs it.

  307. I have my test in six days, I hope that i pass :-)

    Resources:

    y points su mmar y: Cras h types

    • With increasing experience drivers have fewer single vehicle,
    run-off the road crashes but more rear-end crashes
    • Experienced drivers may travel too close behind other vehicles
    and travel too fast for the conditions.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Understandin g ris k

    • Almost all activities in life carry some risk of death or injury.
    • Driving a car is one of the riskiest things people do everyday.
    • M ale drivers generally have a higher risk than female drivers
    as males drive more and may take more risks.
    • Y ounger, less experienced drivers carry more risk than older more experienced
    ones.
    • Drivers can manage their risk.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Consequences of road cras hes

    • Road crashes cost the community a lot of money.
    • M ost crash victims don’t die – only about 1 in 50 in NSW.
    – but many live with the physical and mental consequences
    for the rest of their lives.
    • M ost costs goes to the long term care of injured people at 24 per cent.
    • Loss of quality of life is the next biggest cost at 21 per cent.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Ris k Mana gement

    • Confidence is OK, but overconfidence can make you believe
    that you are a better driver than you really are.
    • Over confidence makes you underestimate the risk of negative
    outcomes such as crashes or being injured or killed.
    • M ale drivers are more likely to rate themselves as better than others – this may
    encourage over confidence and increased crash risk.
    • The risk of getting booked for a traffic offence is more than
    2000 times greater than being killed in a crash.

    y points su mmar y: Causes of cras hes
    and acceptance of mista kes

    • M any drivers involved in crashes don’t want to admit that
    they might have done the wrong thing.
    • ‘External attribution’ is where you blame other things or
    other people for what happens.
    • ‘Internal attribution’ is when you accept blame or the reason
    that things happen to yourself.
    • The best situation is where you can accept the things that
    are down to you.

    y points su mmar y: Moti vation and dri vin g

    • M otivation varies across people and across tasks –
    this applies to driving too.
    • Drivers who feel pressured by time or deadlines are more likely
    to speed and take risks to get from A to B quickly – Even people
    who normally drive more carefully may do things that are dangerous.
    • Y oung male drivers are more likely than women to let their emotions dictate
    how they drive.
    • Some people are motivated to drive fast and take deliberate risks
    to get a thrill or a buzz or just relieve boredom. Their crash risk is much higher
    than other drivers’ and they are more likely to get booked by the police.
    • Driving is motivated mainly by the desire to get from A to B
    as quickly as possible, but no one wants to die, get hurt or
    get booked in the process.
    • Y ou need to recognise that motivation affects how you drive.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Ris k ta kin g and dri vin g

    • People vary in their willingness or need to take risks in life
    and when they drive.
    • Drivers with high sensation seeking scale (SSS) scores are
    mostly male and may be more willing to take risks when driving
    and be at greater crash risk.
    • Risk taking may be OK in other activities but not when driving
    on the road.
    • Risk taking on the road is irresponsible.
    • All drivers make mistakes at some time, most of them unintentional.
    • Aggressive driving, including retaliating to the bad driving of others,
    is dangerous and increases the chance of a crash – it may also
    get you into trouble with the police.
    • Negligent driving causing injury or death carries a prison term
    of up to 18 months.
    • Dangerous driving causing injury or death carries a prison term
    of up to 10 years.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Alco hol and dri vin g

    • Alcohol is a contributing factor in about 18 per cent of fatal
    accidents and 6 per cent of those causing injury.
    • M ore than half the drivers killed have a BAC of 0.15 or more
    – three times the legal limit of 0.05 for full licence holders.
    • Staying below 0.05 is hard as not everyone takes the same number
    of alcoholic drinks to reach this limit.
    • Women and people of both sexes who don’t weigh a lot
    get to higher BACs faster.
    • M en are more likely to drink and drive and more likely
    to be involved in alcohol-related crashes.
    • Alcohol reduces your ability to concentrate and to look for
    and respond to hazards when driving.
    • Alcohol slows your reflexes when you need to take action
    such as braking.
    • Alcohol increases the risk of a crash. Even at a 0.05, crash risk
    is about twice what it is at zero.
    • The safest BAC for driving is zero.
    • About 30 per cent of fatal accidents in ‘high alcohol hours’
    are alcohol-related.
    • H igh alcohol hours are mostly weeknights (particularly Thursday
    and Friday nights) and weekends.
    • Drivers with alcohol in their blood are not only more likely to crash, but more
    likely to die if severely injured in a crash.
    • Staying with a zero BAC when driving gives you an edge.
    It is the safest BAC for driving regardless of your licence type.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Other dru gs and dri vin g

    • Drugs other than alcohol, including legal medicines and illegal drugs, can affect
    your ability to drive safely.
    • All medicines or legal drugs that may affect your driving are
    clearly labelled with warning labels.
    • M any drugs and medicines interact with each other (and alcohol)
    in a way that might affect your ability to drive safely.
    • Y our doctor or pharmacist (chemist) can advise on which medicines affect your
    ability to drive.
    • Illegal drugs carry no warnings and may affect your driving.
    • Penalties for driving under the influence of drugs include heavy fines, loss of
    licence and even prison.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Fati gue and dri vin g

    • F atigue refers to the experience of being ‘sleepy’, ‘tired’
    or ‘exhausted’.
    • F atigue can severely impair your judgment when driving.
    • F atigue is involved in about 20 per cent of fatal accidents
    in NSW.
    • F atigue operates a bit like alcohol in the way it increases
    the risk of being in a crash.
    • H igh risk times for fatigue-related crashes are early morning
    between 4 am and 8 am and in the afternoon between 12 noon
    and 2 pm.
    • M ost drivers involved in fatigue-related crashes are male.
    • F atigue-related crashes are more likely to occur during public
    and school holidays.
    • The only effective way to avoid fatigue is to get plenty of sleep.
    Fresh air, coffee and loud music won’t work.

    y points su mmar y: Dri vin g distractions
    and cras h ris k

    • Distractions divert attention from the driving task and increase
    the risk of crashing.
    • At least 14 per cent of all crashes involve the driver being distracted
    by something.
    • Distractions that happen outside the vehicle account for about
    30 per cent of crash-related distractions.
    • Distractions that happen inside the vehicle add up to about
    36 per cent of crash-related distractions.
    • Distractions carry the highest risk when you are trying to do
    something complicated.
    • Reducing distractions inside the vehicle reduces your crash risk.

    y points su mmar y: Mana gin g ris k
    in the dri vin g en viron ment

    • The combined contribution of human error and environmental
    factors accounts for about 26 per cent of crashes.
    • Adverse conditions like bad roads and bad weather rarely cause
    crashes on their own – about 3 per cent of all crashes.
    • Speeding, drink driving and aggressive/risky driving behaviour
    are more common at night.
    • Controlling your speed and the space around your vehicle
    are the main things that you can do to manage risk.
    • Driving with your headlights on low beam in daytime makes
    your vehicle easier to see and reduces your crash risk.

    y points su mmar y: Expectancies and
    the une xpected

    • Drivers often rely on expectancies when they drive.
    • Other drivers will make mistakes and do things that you don’t expect.
    • To cope with the unexpected, use a scanning routine and keep a safe distance
    from other road users.
    • G ive yourself plenty of time and space to cope.
    • M ake your vehicle easier to see – drive with your headlights on.

    y points su mmar y: Loo kin g out for yoursel f
    and ot hers

    • Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are vulnerable road users
    – they have little protection in the event of a collision with a vehicle.
    • People under 16 and older people aged 60 years or more
    are particularly at risk as pedestrians.
    • Look out for pedestrians and cyclists – give them plenty of room
    when approaching or passing them.
    • M otorcycles can be hard to see and can be hidden by other
    larger vehicles – check your blindspots.
    • Riders of motorcycles are 27 times more likely to be killed
    than drivers of other types of vehicle.
    • In many crashes involving motorcycles the other driver
    claims not to have seen the motorcyclist.
    • The risk of being killed in a crash with a truck are about
    three times higher than in one involving another car.
    • Don’t try to compete with trucks and buses. Give them plenty
    of room – particularly when they are making a turn or braking.

    y points su mmar y: Revision of basic
    hazard perceptions skills

    The three basic hazard perception skills are:
    • K eeping a safe distance from other vehicles.
    • Selecting safe gaps when turning, crossing traffic or changing lanes.
    • Scanning for hazards ahead, behind and to the side.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Controllin g your speed

    • The faster you drive the narrower your field of vision (what you can see without
    moving your eyes or head).
    • Even at 60 km/h your field of vision is less than half of what it is when your
    stationary – at 100 km/h it is less than a third.
    • Reducing speed, more frequent scanning and increasing your ‘space cushion’
    can help reduce crash-risk.
    • Speeding increases your chances of crashing.
    • Speeding increases your chances of being killed or seriously injured.
    • Speeding increases the chances of killing or injuring other road users.
    • To reduce your risk, obey speed limits and adjust your speed
    to suit the conditions.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Keepin g a sa fe followin g dis -
    Tance

    • The faster you drive, the longer the distance you need to stop.
    • Use the ‘three-second rule’ to keep a safe distance – increase
    this to four-seconds or more when it is dark, wet, foggy or icy.
    • Scan well ahead – look through the windows of the vehicles ahead and watch
    for brake lights coming on two, three or more vehicles ahead.

    y points su mmar y: Keepin g a sa fe distance
    to the sides and rear

    • Try to keep at least a one metre ‘space cushion’ between you
    and vehicles to your left and right.
    • Avoid travelling next to other vehicles if you can – especially
    large vehicles like trucks and buses.
    • G ive pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists plenty of room.
    • It is difficult to maintain a ‘space cushion’ behind your vehicle
    as the other driver controls the space.
    • If the vehicle behind is travelling too closely, slow down slightly
    to increase the ‘space cushion’ in front of your vehicle.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Selectin g sa fe gaps : Revision

    • A gap is safe where you can turn, overtake, change lanes
    or cross an intersection:
    – Without being involved in a crash.
    – Without endangering other road users.
    – Without other road users having to take action
    to avoid your vehicle.
    • If a gap is not large enough, don’t go – wait until it is safe.

    Ke y points su mmar y: sa fe gaps – turnin g

    • When turning left in a 60 km/h zone you need at least a gap
    of six seconds (about 100 metres) between your car and vehicles approaching
    from the right.
    • When turning right in a 60 km/h zone you need gaps of at least
    the following:
    – Four seconds to the right (about 70 metres).
    – Six seconds to the left (about 100 metres).
    – F our seconds to the front (about 70 metres) –
    where there is oncoming traffic.
    • Avoid U turns unless you have no other choice.
    • If a gap is not large enough, don’t go – wait until it is safe.

    y Points su mmar y: sa fe gaps
    when crossin g intersections

    • When crossing a typical intersection in a 60 km/h zone,
    you need gaps of at least the following:
    – Three seconds to the right (about 50 metres).
    – Four seconds to the left (about 70 metres).
    • If a gap is not large enough, don’t go – wait till it is safe.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Safe gaps when overta kin g
    • Safe overtaking is difficult – if it doesn’t look or feel safe,
    then don’t do it – wait until it is safe.
    • Use overtaking lanes on country roads and highways
    to overtake safely.

    Ke y points su mmar y: Scannin g for hazards

    • Scanning means taking in the whole scene 360 degrees around
    your car – including any blind spots.
    • Y ou need to scan constantly for hazards when driving –
    look and listen for hazards.
    • Use a scanning routine:
    – Look up to 12 seconds ahead – at 60 km/h this is about 200 metres, at 100
    km/h about 500 metres.
    – Look for change and movement in the traffic scene.
    – Check your mirrors every 8-10 seconds – outside and inside mirrors.
    – Check your blind spots with a head check before turning
    or diverging right or left.
    • Remember the simple hazard perception action plan:
    – See (hazards).
    – Think (about what might happen and what to do).
    – Do (do something to stay safe).

    Summar y of key hazard perception
    and ris k mana gement skills

    The key hazard perception and risk management skills are:
    • K eeping a safe distance from other vehicles.
    • Selecting safe gaps when turning, crossing traffic or changing lanes.
    • Scanning for hazards ahead, behind and to the side.
    • M inimising the risk to yourself and other road users by
    – Not drinking and driving.
    – Not driving if or when affected by drugs.
    – Avoiding fatigue and by getting enough sleep.
    – Controlling your speed and driving to suit the road,
    traffic and weather conditions.
    – Minimising risky driving behaviour.
    – Always wearing seat belts.
    – Minimising distractions inside the vehicle.
    – Accepting that you and others make mistake

  308. hi just passed my test today and i didn’t even read the book, i just checked out the comment on here. cheers guys thanks for your help

  309. Im going for my DQT tomorrow wish me luck :)

  310. Yay i passed first go, not much to say about the first part except for read the booklet and read the comments here:

    the second part:
    never press the screen to overtake or right turn!!!!!
    the only time i ever touched the screen was during the scenarios when you had to spot the hazards/slow down.

    and i passed

    thanks everyone for your comments here they really helped.

  311. Hey guys,

    the test was overall pretty easy. I second that you shouldn’t press to overtake or turn right, i did find a few occassion’s safe. But its not as hard as they make it out, you will pass if you prepare.

    Just read the book a few times, mostly the summaries inside the book and the first line about the times that accidents happen etc. Try to remember stats, they like to ask questions about the stats not so much how much % etc etc.

    But read the book and u’ll be good.

    Thanks just passed today =]

  312. I passed DQT at the first go today. What I did is just checked out the comments on here and read DQT key point summary. Also I practiced on http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

    Part 1 I had a picture that you were driving 100k/h in the middle lane with 2 trucks making 100k/h as well, where blue truck is on your left and red truck is on your right (broken lines with 3 lane), what would you do? and the options were somethings like:
    - speed up to stay in front of blue truck
    - stay in your position
    - slow down and move behind red truck
    - slow down and move behind blue truck
    I pick slow down and move behind blue truck which I think is the best answer

    Part 2 – I think I was lucky that I got just simple scenarios some of which are on the practice link.

    Thanks everybody for helpful comments and I hope everyone will pass the test.

  313. Just wanted to say a big thank you to all who has contributed to this page ,, went for my DQT and passed first go…
    Theory questions fortunetly for me no stats! There were a couple of questions regarding scanning for hazards, who are more prone to accidents male/females, alcohol questions & I had a few pictures which stated what would i do in certain situations.
    PART 2
    Videos were a few of the ones on the SA DQT site,, had the cyclists, had one when it was raining to turn right DON’T GO !! Definitely remembered what was on this site about no need to overtake on certain videos and make sure a elephant can fit when you make turns, that def is right. You can determine when it is safe to turn right as they are quiet big gaps in certain videos.
    For the turning videos I am not sure if I am correct in saying this but I assume it’s probably best regardless of the distance you may have to the other vehicle to not to go rather than to make a unsafe turn. Dn’t think you can fail for not making turn but going unsafely will make you fail.
    Having done this def practice the videos ,, get famaliar with those as there were quiet a few which were on SA sites which helped me out heaps as i knew what to do and not do.
    Good luck when you go for your DQT!

  314. Thank you to all who commented and contributed! I passed the DQT today on my first go :)

    part 1 – very simple common sense style questions.

    part 2 – the only thing i want to add to what others have written is something i noticed during a rainy ‘turn right’ scenario. After the waves of cars there wasn’t a car in sight so i touched the screen but just as i tapped the screen I thought i saw a cyclist heading towards me about 50 metres away and then the clip ended. Because the pictures are so pixelated and it was raining, I might have just been seeing things but just putting it out there for those who do come across it. Obviously, if there is a cyclist the best thing to do would be not to tap the screen and I probably got this question wrong.

    Once again, thanks to all the contributors!

  315. Passed today, thanks to the many tips/info provided by this web page and a few others!!

    Knowledge test was alright as long as you have familiarised yourself with the handbook, stats summaries, or pages such as these.

    For Hazard perception, i thought practicing on http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt was quite valuable and a few of the scenarios were the same. With the 2nd part of HPT as mentioned in the comments before, be overly cautious before making right turns and make sure there is a vey big gap. For overtaking, there were practically no opportunities for me to overtake. For slow downs, dont hesitate to slow down as soon as u see a hazard such as a moving vehicle/person from a side street, oncoming vehicle overtaking moving into ur lane, vehile changing lanes or signalling to turn, or a road sign (i.e for t-junction, or speed signs to drop speed).

    Hope this page comes in handy for many future undertakers for this test as it did for me!!

  316. Just passed after the third try,and I should read thoughtout your website before my first try, so helpful!

    Part1 is ok and easy, part 2 i got 6 right turns and I just turned once; 3 slow downs, 2 clicks each, one is in tunnel, one is motorbike overtake in front, and last one is lady with pram; 1 take-over behind bikes, 0 click.

    Good luck everyone

  317. Milo Chatswood on said:

    Just passed few hours ago in one go yippeeee I’ve got my 5 years and that is GOLD!
    And many thanks to this site, Michael Langley’s (sp) and everyone who contributed such amazing inputs, also thanks to the RTA young lady in Chatswood she let me go to Chatswood Chase first bc I was busting to go to the bathroom (from being nervous LOL) and since there isnt any bathroom @RTA, because she didn’t want me to feel awful during my test. Thank you so much I wish you only the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was so nervous I thought I didn’t pass ha.

    Here’s some thing to remember:

    Part 1 was rather easy, except there was a question about how many seconds to take for the actually break. I was like, huh? I had to skip this one bc I didn’t think it was in the book (CMIIW pls). Anyway I picked 2.5 secs lol.
    The rest Qs so easy, common sense all the way. Just read twice or thrice because some of the question simple but tricky ie. High percentage crash in rural was:
    a) more likely 3 times than metro
    b)less likely 3 times than rural
    I can’t remember the rest but I picked a.

    Part 2
    2 turning right on heavy duty pouring cats and dogs rain. I didn’t touch anything.
    2 cyclist YES! I didn’t touch anything
    4 turning right
    I’m so sorry I cant remember the rest (i’m still high lol)

    Anyway I wish you all the best. Read this site, read the book (it will be useful for us anyway because I reckon us the new generation of drivers are much better than the olden days lot because they didnt need to do any test so they actually know nothing!

    All the best,

    JMTxo

  318. Hi, I was just wondering. How many question all up for Part 1 and Part 2?

  319. Hey guys,

    just wondering, failed my first test test today, fine on part one…just was tripped up by the HPT. Only question that I struggled with in P1 was one about the highest rate of crashes and what speed limits they occur at. I know that speed is a contributing factor to crashes, although I’m not sure if the 100km/h zone has the highest rates of crashes. Could someone please let me know before Wednesday.

    Thanks for all the wonderful help earlier!

  320. Hey guys, I just passed my DQT today first go. Really wanted to say a massive thank you to this website and all the people who have contributed.

    To above, part 1 has 15 multiple choice and part 2 has 10 questions.

    Part 1 was alright for me but had a couple I wasn’t sure about.
    Q) In dull overcast conditions, what lights should you turn on:
    A) I chose low beam lights – the other options were high beam, parking lights and something else

    Q) People with high SSS most likely:
    A) Not wear seatbelts – others were pretty stupid options

    Q) Which type of drivers have high crash risk
    A) Drivers that take risk when driving out of boredom – the others were 40-60year olds, drivers with new cars under 1 year

    Q) Most crashes occur:
    A) Sealed roads fine weather as said above

    Q) How many seconds ahead should you scan up to:
    A) 12 seconds – others were 2, 4 and 8 seconds

    Q) Which of the following affects your driving:
    A) cannabis AND cold tablets – others were cannabis, cold tablets, and something else

    Q)Had an animation in 100km/h zone behind a truck asking what following distance I should take:
    A) 3 seconds

    Q)Why police enforce speeding rules so strictly or something:
    A) Speeding is a major contributor to majority of crashes

    Q)Distance I should keep from parked vehicles on the sides of streets
    A) 1m – others were like 75 cm, 80 cm

    Q) Why women are not as risky to crashes
    A) Not as overconfident as males

    Part 2
    2 Overtaking ones where Both of them were about cyclists – did not touch
    5 Turn right ones – one was at night and after the first car, there was nothing else so I turned
    – 2 at traffic lights – one i turned because there were no cars, the other I didn’t do anything
    cant remember the rest

    3 slow downs – travelling along countryside and I see an T intersection sign so I touched once and then saw a vehicle coming out from the T intersection and I touched again. One for the sign and one for the actual vehicle.

    – an oncoming motorbike overtaking a vehicle – clicked once
    -followed a truck – clicked once when it slowed down and when i was going up a hill

    As said to death above, overtakes with cyclists dont touch; turn right using the elephant theory and slow down for everything that you see. Just make sure to slow whenever you spot a sign on your left or right

    Also use the headphones, really helps you in case you misread or miss some detail.
    When given animations or pictures for part 1 make sure you look at the picture carefully for small details, you have half an hour so plenty of time.

  321. Gajan PM on said:

    Hey guys just like to say that I’ve passed my DQT today in one go. I would like to say thank you to the authors of this forum and all the people who posted comments on this blog. This was greatly appreciated and I was able to get a taste of what’s expected in the test. Without blogs and forums like these, I would be having so much problems with passing the DQT test.

    My advice to all of you doing the DQT is to take your time. If you take your time you can nail this test straight way. The test also has some common sense questions if you have read the handbook properly.

  322. Ricolas on said:

    One question got me thinking was

    Who are more risk taking drivers?

    a) male
    b) female
    c) both
    d) construction workers

    I picked female because my grandma takes a lot of risk when driving but I was incorrect.

  323. Thanks so much to everyone who posted tips on this site. Definitely feel that they helped me pass today.
    For the first part- I didn’t get any questions where remembering the exact percentage of a statistic was required. I was surprised as I expected to be given such questions. Perhaps I got lucky. There were mainly questions about who is most at risk of crashing- young males, which is the safest BAC- ummm obviously 0, what type of crash between a car and motorbike is most likely- a car turning into the path of a motorbike rather than rear end crash etc…
    For the second part- in all the turning right scenarios I either didn’t press the screen at all or only pressed it once. For the ‘press when you would slow down’ scenarios I pressed the screen around 3 times on average- on curves, when brake lights on other cars appeared and when people were getting out of/walking around a parked car.
    Good luck to everyone who is reading these comments in preparation for sitting the test!

  324. Just wanted to give a HUGE thanks to everyone posting here….Just got back home with my full licence..thanks to this site!

  325. Yayayayay!! got my gold!! Haha! Special thanks to this website! And everyone who has put their two cents in! It seriously helped! I have trouble reading so that handbook was really hard for me to read but once I read everyone’s experience, it was sooo much better! And also go to http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt I had a few scenarios that was in the test so I really recommend that you go to that website!!

    Really pay attention the statistics and also make sure you read the question carefully. For part 1 take your time on them. And use the headphones… It’s really helps.

    Part two, if it says when you should overtake and you see a couple of bikes in front of you, DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN.

    Ummm that’s about it. Read all these comments and that website! Woot woot

  326. YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! I finally got my full licence baby! and it was much easier than I thought. HUGE THANKS to everyone that contributed to this great blog!

  327. Carmen on said:

    A special thanks to the author(s) and people who had left a comment in this blog. It had helped me heaps!
    Most of my summary are covered through this blog and comments from others.

    Part 1:
    I read through the entire handbook as well as most of the blog and comments from others, i remembered all the statistics after studying it for a few days (yes, i studied a lot because of my bad memories and to make sure i have covered all areas of the handbook)… however, I didn’t actually receive any questions requiring a certain number such as how many percent involves a fatigue crash (20%). BUT you would still need to study the hand book to know questions such as:
    -who is more at risk when driving (young males)
    -which crashes are the most common (rear-end being the major crash for all license holders.)
    -which are the main factors for crashes (human error, human and environmental error etc)
    -how long it takes to brake (0.75 to react + 0.75 to take action = 1.5seconds)
    -the percentage of fatigue crash in rural and metropolitan areas (75% in rural and 25% in metropolitan)
    -BAC and alcohol limits (Best = 0.00, Full licence = 0.05)

    Some questions i received were:
    What are the factors for most crashes?
    What would a high score SSS do?
    Who are more at risk for driving?
    What should you do if you took alcohol?
    What is the chance of crashes in rural area?
    How many seconds should you scan up to?
    What do you need to do when you are scanning?
    What is a space cushion?
    What do you do if you are driving in between 2 trucks?
    In what circumstances does a distraction put a driver at risk?

    In part 2:
    I found part 2 harder than part 1 as some videos made me uncertain whether there’s 2 hazards occurring or only 1 in the same video. However, most of the ones that I was tested were mentioned in the blog by other people.

    -A motorbike cut into my lane out of nowhere from the opposite direction in order to overtake a truck. Be careful with these as they are so sudden, you need to react ASAP.
    -A couple of slow down videos where i slowed down because I was going way too close to the truck. There were also a video in a suburb where a man was standing in the middle of the road. -A video on a car speeding from a street to mine, i slowed down once when i saw it… then figured it continued to turn into my street despite “my car” being so close so i had to touch the screen again.
    -In the right turns, i received 2 heavy rain conditions, i did not press the screen as the gaps didn’t appear wide enough for me to turn.
    -When you see trucks or vans covering your sight, don’t turn right because cars or motorbikes could pop out from the side
    -2 cyclist videos, the roads were too narrow for me to overtake so i didn’t click.

    Good luck to everyone who are attempting their Full License test!!
    I’m so glad the studying/reading of 100+ pages has paid off.

  328. Anthony on said:

    God bless the creator of this website.
    I passed my DQT and the information posted on this site played a big part in this outcome.

    A few extra tips from myself personally:

    1) In preparation for Part 1 of the DQT…
    a) Read ALL the ‘Driver Qualification Handbook’ supplied by the RTA
    - NOTE all information to do with STATISTICS, and become familiar with information displayed in the GRAPHS
    - Become familiar with the information in each of KEY POINTS SUMMARIES
    - Look over NOTES and KEY POINT SUMMARIES whenever possible
    b) Read over the ABOVE POSTS on this site and look out for CREATED and RECALLED TEST QUESTIONS and have a go!
    c) Again, Look over the NOTES and KEY POINTS SUMMARIES from the ‘Driver Qualification Handbook’

    2) In preparation for Part 2 of the DQT…
    a) Keep your finger close to the screen during Part 2 of the DQT (ready to touch the screen)
    b) Read above posts with information concerning scenarios; they do show up! And remember (as stated above once or twice) there are situation you DON’T need to take action
    c) And again, KEEP YOUR FINGER CLOSE TO THE SCREEN DURING PART 2 OF THE DQT!!!

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  329. Anthony on said:

    Just quickly, to add to 328, tips for Part 2 of the DQT…

    Have a go at the practice tests on the RTA website (links are above)

  330. Gstar on said:

    guys… this site is the best. I didn’t really read the handbook, but skimmed through it and instead went through all/most of the comments on this site 3 hrs before the test.
    I did perfectly !!! Passed first go.
    RTA are jerks, made me wait 15minutes even after I finished my test (think they were reluctant to give me a license cause I’ve got a pending court order/dresssed up in singlet and mohawk/tatts) anyways hope everyone who visits this site passes on first go too!!!!

  331. rta=money hungry on said:

    Went for my full licence today.. failed in part 2. Really frustrating when you have passed your L’s p1 and p2 first go and got 100% in all of the tests. Been driving for 4 years and have never once had an accident and never had any fines or warnings. I really don’t understand how a computer hazard test is going to make anyone a safer and more experienced driver when it is nothing like driving a real car! How many people sit around playing video games all day and have the skills to pass those games but wouldn’t have the skills to drive?

    Apparently the government has made these tests to save people’s lives, but if that was truely the reason they would have an actual driving test to assess our hazard perception and road safety skills as this would show accurately how much experience we have as a driver. Obviously the tests have only been made as a source of revenue.. Why can’t it be free of charge until you pass, or not such a high fee anyway? $39 to sit the test each time then more for the licence if you pass.. What a joke!!!

  332. Haz on said:

    Just got my full license a couple of hours ago!

    People going for the test: Everything you could encounter in the test is documented somewhere in this thread, so read everything! I read the handbook, but found everyone’s contributions far more helpful and practical. It’s really great to see a community helping each other, and leaving answers. It’s the one thing the RTA can’t take from us ;)

    In the second part I was a little over-cautious at first, and then got more realistic. The elephant rule is perfect. If a gap is big enough for an elephant to wonder through, don’t hesitate.

    Everything you need to know is archived in here- good luck for future drivers attempting the DQT!

  333. jaddddd on said:

    just wanted to say THANK YOU !! to everyone on this page, to Neerav for creating this wonderful page and to everyones tips and encouragement! i passed FIRST GO and got 100%. if theres anything i could take from the test is, TAKE YOUR TIME, and if youre unsure .. SKIP the question and do other questions, because it can jog your brain and eventually give you the answer.

    GOOD LUCK!

  334. besim on said:

    just want to say a huge thank you to everyone on this site …..yep i PASSED and 1st go :) i didnt read the book at all all i did was look here read peoples comments a day before and went so again thank you and the block that made this ur a legend mate ;)

  335. sarah on said:

    i just passed the DQT on my first go and it was definitely because of this forum! I never would have known that a pedestrian has a 70% chance of dying if hit at 60km/h if it wasn’t for this forum! A lot of the advice was spot on- touch the screen like crazy in the slow down HPT questions and be really cautious in the right turn questions. Thanks!

  336. willeyboy on said:

    I PASSED FIRST GO WOOOOOOOOOOO!! All thanks to this website. Seriously people, here is my advice if you want to pass first go:

    1) Read the RTA DQT book ONCE…don’t be lazy, read it so that you understand it. If you don’t understand a sentence, REREAD IT!

    2) Practice all the questions from peoples responses above. 99% of them were EXACTLY the same. Multiple choice was a breeze because of this.

    3) Practice the SA HPT video questions for Part 2 of the test: http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

    4) When you’re doing part two of the test here’s a word of advice. For the touch screen questions where it asks you to TURN RIGHT at an intersection, simply DO NOT touch the screen with these questions. You will get them right 100% even if you felt there was a gap that you could have turned right with. It’s too much of a risk turning right, when you do, there’s suddenly some car or motorbike that appears out of no where, so its best not to touch it at all with the TURN RIGHT questions. Everything else is a piece of cake with the video part…there will be SLOW DOWN questions and that’s just basic knowledge E.g. touch the screen when you would slow down…there will be video of pedestrians, vehicles overtaking, slowing down at a school zone, a curve, etc. BASIC KNOWLEDGE! With the OVER TAKING questions, DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN AT ALL! Again as with the turn right scenarious, you will get them right if you don’t touch the screen at all.

    A big thank you to this website and all the users contributions, made the test so much more easier than expected. In summary, just practice every single question that previous users have posted here because theyre exactly the same; AND go to the SA HPT test site above because half of the videos used on there were exactly the same videos that I experienced at the actual test.

    Thanks again and goodluck to everyone!!! SO HAPPY! PARTY TONIGHT!!!!!!!

  337. Huminati on said:

    I went for my full’s the other day and I got them first go :D !! But the girl next to me failed :( so I told her about this site as it helped me prepare. Only advice I have for the first part is read the book!!! If you read the book you will have no dramas I literally finished the first part in 5 mins.
    The second part with the Hazard’s just make sure you pay attention to all hazards that appear for eg Bus, pedestrian crossing, bike riders (this was all in one question so I tapped the screen 3 times). And don’t feel rushed to turn right at the lights make sure it is 100% safe I might have been over cautious but hey I passed.
    Cheers.

  338. maria on said:

    ok guys just one question plz im going for my fulls on friday ,anyways theres a question about being booked by the polise is how many more times likely than being involved in a crash ?in the book it says more than 2000 times but some of the answeres here are 5000 so which 1 is right? need answere asap thanks heaps…

  339. james on said:

    practise part 2 test if you like its good http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/4/3

  340. james on said:

    maria the question answer will be higher no numbers.

  341. Carmen on said:

    @Maria

    I’d just like to agree with James comment. In the test, they’re more likely to ask you a question such as “How likely is it to be booked by the police over being involved in a crash?” (note: my question is not exactly how it is worded in the test)

    Rather than having options such as 2000 times, 5000 times, 1000 times etc… they will have options such as “more likely, equally, less likely” etc.

    I received similar question during my test and I just responded something along the lines of “more likely”.

  342. maria on said:

    thanks so much james ,something else I”m confused about is when are fatal crashes likely to occur? my answer to this would be night time ,is that right?

  343. Jay J. on said:

    This website has helped so many people pass!
    Nice work!

  344. whats the best way that you can increase your field of vision? is it slowing down or constantly scan the distance????

  345. maria on said:

    woooooohoooooooooo, I just passed and got my gold’s ,my huuuuuuuuge thanks to every1 on this site for their contributions and gr8 work .
    seriously guys if it wasn’t 4 all of you ,I would not have passed.
    and a word of advice to all who are going 4 the test DON’t stress too much reall y it’s a lot easier than you think as long as you go through all the notes on this website and practise the HPT you will b fine……goodluck to every1.ps all of the questions i got are all on this page and 4 part 2,I got 3 slow down’s,4 right turn ones and 3 overtakes…

  346. Jennifer on said:

    thanks so much! i passed first go thanks to this site ,… in the exam i felt like i already knew all those questions

  347. james on said:

    the test is so simple if you read the book for one week and doing the clip practise ones online they are all pretty much the same its easy i was going to do my test today but rta screwed up my booking now gotta wait again grrr….

  348. oranje on said:

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/done —- practise HP via South Australia site!

  349. Thanks for the tips and recommended practice websites. I’ve just come back from overseas and haven’t driven for over a year so I was abit panicked. I studied the handbook for 2 days straight (I was mostly concerned about the multiple choice questions) and did the hazard tests via http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/done which was a god-send as alot of the scenarios on that site are played out in the actual test.
    I found the questions in the test to be easy but studying the book is a must, as you never know whether you’ll get statistic questions or something tricky. Part 2 of the test – Hazards are nerve wracking but if you practice via the site above and listen to the feedback, you will be fine.
    Keep calm and Goodluck all!

  350. James on said:

    I got the test first go the for part 1 just read all the book part 2 is easy dont turn right unless there is a really big gap do not overtake and for slowing down ones if you see break lights indicator ect touch the screen for the two truck one touch the screen once when truck is on your right and again when close to truck infront of you when break lights come on.

  351. Chrissy on said:

    Got it in first go the other day.. :) i read this site 8am in the morning had my test about 9am. Happy!

  352. Taylor on said:

    I HAVE FAILED THREE TIMES NOW :( what am i doing wrong? read the DQT book and this website :(

  353. anon on said:

    thankyou so much to everyone who posted on this website…it helped me so much!!! i just passed today :D

  354. James on said:

    Possbile part 1 bits are wrong for part too click when u see break lights doors opening people walking accross road and indicators when pulling out do not turn right do not overtake only turn right if there is a massive gap

  355. Chthonian on said:

    Passed first go today, primarily because of the advice on this website. So glad to not have p-plates any more! Here is a rundown of some of the questions, and some advice I learned during the test:

    Part I: Primarily common sense, but you do have to read the book, as I got quite a few statistics questions and a few others you need the book for. Here are the ones I remember:

    * What are the high alcohol hours (4am-8am and 12pm-2pm)
    * Animations where you are asked to work out how far ahead the car in front of you is (use the telegraph poles on the side of the road; when the car passes one, count “1001, 1002, 1003…” until it passes your car).
    * Also I got an animation where you were asked to work out how far ahead the other car SHOULD be (3 seconds in daylight, 4 at night or if raining). Always read the question!
    * A few questions on young male drivers and their risk of crashing (young male drivers most likely to crash; risk increases if young male drivers are in the car and decreases with a girlfriend or older passengers). A note on this as well: the RTA seems to consider “young male drivers” to be responsible for all traffic accidents, all original sin, and everything else wrong with society, so if in doubt on the questions, blame them.
    * What is the most common distraction (other passengers)
    * What do you do if being tailgated (slow down so there is more room in front if anything goes wrong).

    For part 2, I had the following:

    * When to overtake the cyclists (do not, ever, under any circumstances, touch the screen); seemed to be from the same dataset as the SA practice HPT.
    * A few “turn right” questions at an intersection with traffic lights: basically do not turn right unless there are no cars in the oncoming lane at all.
    * A couple of turn right questions where you need to cross the right lane into a side road. In these, sometimes you may be able to turn right if there is a large enough gap (I had one of these in a practice one and didn’t go, and was told it could have been better). As a few people have said, if you think an elephant could fit through, go for it.
    * A “turn right” at night, where cars approach from a curve. In this one you can see their headlights through the trees; only go if there are none approaching.
    * A turn right in the rain; didn’t go as there were no safe gaps.
    * Slow down at night; I panicked and touched the screen straight away with oncoming headlights; also slowed at a sign indicating a bend, and when the bend appeared.
    * Slow down in a tunnel with windscreen wipers on; slowed down when the road curved, and when the bus in the left lane indicated to move right (note: this one appears in the SA practice HPT linked below).

    That’s about all I can remember. Here are a few general tips:

    * You can practice the HPT component online here: http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt (which is a practice for the South Australian HPT). Several scenarios in this practice test are used in the DQT. Just be aware that in this practice, you only ever have to slow down once, in the DQT you have to do it multiple times. Also, do this test multiple times- the scenarios change each time, and for some reason, some are rarer than others. I did it like 10 times and a few scenarios only appeared once, and some appeared almost every time.

    * When I passed I got some feedback on where I could improve, which implies that you are allowed some leeway in the test and don’t need a perfect score.

    * Do the practice questions at the start of the DQT- I did a practice HPT, got “you could have done better”, and re-did it correctly- and then the same scenario appeared in the real test!

    * In a few of the slow-down questions I panicked and hit when there probably wasn’t any hazard, but that seemed ok. I never touched more than 3 times in any one scenario.

    * For a lot of the turn right questions, you can’t go, but if you see a large opening (and I mean a VERY large opening), you should, as the test seems to penalise people for simply not touching the screen when it is safe to go.

  356. Just a reminder these are the high fatigue hours (4am-8am and 12pm-2pm), not alcohol.

  357. thank you guys for all your input on the website. ive passed my first go. The test was mostly commmon sense.
    here are some questions that i remember
    1.what is moslty related to crashes? human errror 90%
    2. fatigue hours happen at ? 4am 8am and 12pm 2pm
    3.how can u reduce your risk of fatigue related accidents? (simple answer but cant remember exact wording) is was something like get more sleep the night before something like that.

    part2
    1 .mainly right turn questons? pick a huge gap
    2 .bike riders in front of u it says tap the screen when its safe to overtake? do not overtake i did not touch the screen at all
    3. slow down questions u going 80kph and its says when would u slow down.? look out for cars braking in front of u and slow down when coming close to bends

    thats all i can remeber

  358. About to go for Full’s! This website has been awesome!
    Will let you know how it went!

  359. Just got home. I passed! All thanks to this site and all the awesome feedback!
    Study the book and read this site and you can’t Fail!
    Those HPT scenarios in the SA link helped as there what is in the test!
    I owe this website everything!

  360. Ihatexams on said:

    THANK YOU TO THE OWNER OF THIS SITE AND TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE THE QUESTIONS AND ANS, and that shared their experience and tips. GOD BLESS! I passed the test BTW :D

    Same questions that everyone else got and answered. I got mainly common sense 1s in the first part. And in part 2 lots of slow downs and turn right. And 1 over take which was the cyclist q.

    Advice: in part 2 press slow down right away.. Don’t turn right until there are no cars. And for the first part study the handbook in depth!!! And keep calm no need for extra stress! If u don’t pass u can do it again and again :) peace and good luck to everyone.

    Ps. I wish I saw this site before my exam!!! Xx

  361. Great website, thanks to all who took their time out to post tips n hints. Only things I can suggest is to read ppls posts on this site, read the rta handbook (not all the book, just the keypoint summary) and with the touch screen test , I had mainly touch the screen every time you would slow down and I touched the screen instantly and on every occasion

  362. I passed the test yesterday I got the full license loh! So happy as I hold the p plate already three years until I found this website. Thanks so much for everyone on this website as you give me the confidence and support.

  363. I passed this test 4 months ago now i have a hc license i found that taping when you see break lights sharp turns and sudden people and dont turn right or over take unless there is a massive gap at intersection.

  364. passed the test today. Very common sense questions for part 1 so all my studying for stats went to waste. 1 question I was not sure of was a distraction question and went something like what is likely to distract you:
    a) attractive person on road
    b) parking vehicle
    c) driving on the freeway

    I chose driving on freeway but was a tossup with attractive person as both can disctract you. I thought the driving on the freeway was more what they wanted, as everything can distract you, phone, cd, other occupant, not paying attention to road, etc. Plus from experience it distracted me more, as you sort of lose concentration.

    Part 2 was fairly easy. I got a lot of turning right on intersections, the gaps were usually too small or big enough so not much trick there. One thing to watch out for is sudden car popping out from another intersection ahead and another instance is a bus indicating right turn(to your left) and you cant see the other lane due to the size of the bus covering the lane and a motocyclist or/and car going at the same time when it looks safe to turn. So make sure you can see ahead that nothings coming.

    Otherwise I got the overtake question with the cyclists and although the road was slow I didnt overtake like people pointed out, as the road was also curvy and rocky so let it roll for like 15 seconds and it ends.

    Rest were slow down questions so any curve road ahead I tapped the screen most about 2-5 seconds into the clip. Fairly short clips.

    overall a lot you dont have to touch the screen, just imagine being in the car and use common sense actions.

  365. Going for mine on Wednesday, this site has been a blessing, ive been taking notes as i read through the entire thing, and ive read the book, so im really hoping to pass. im worried about getting statistics questions as i dont have a good memory with numbers.
    im also kinda worried about the slow down hazards part
    ill let you know if i pass.
    also rta has gone up AGAIN, i had to pay $40 to book test. grr.

  366. Thankyou so much everyone! Passed today first go! got my gold 5 year one!
    I did read the handbook once and took notes that i read over about 3 times, but reading this site and the other one was definitely the thing that got me though!
    Wish i could offer more help, but honestly every question i got has been written on here already, i think i was lucky as i didnt get one statistics question! even though i memorised them all!!! LOL. they were all either common sense or answers i had read here and in the book.
    and then in the 2nd part i got mostly slow down questions,annoyingly enough!
    i DID get the 2 cyclists questions though thankgod. then i got like 2 turn rights.
    i cant really offer much more then what people have said here, dont overtake, only turn right on big gap. and with the slow down i got the feedback after i passed saying i had to work on the slow down thing haha. oops. i may have pressed it too often, not like overboard just maybe once or twice where it wasnt necassary.
    i didnt get the one on the busy street though that seems to get everyone, i think i only touched the screen about 2 times max on them all. if i pressed it 3, i think one or 2 was where i didnt need to. i did get the one where the motorbike tries to take over the truck coming towards you, i think i pressed too soon as i knew it was coming and had my finger too close to the screen LOL. but then i pressed again as soon as it came out.
    goodluck everyone!!!

  367. am booked to take my DQT tomorrow but got issued with a fine this morning which will result in a suspension, has anyone had this situation – should i take my licence test tomorrow and see what happens anyway? any advice would be really helpful.

  368. Thank you So Much EDitor for Such a helpful tip …i Passed my first go ….
    Thanks alot..

  369. Hey guys im going for my DQT tomorrow morning, after reading everyones feedback on this site it makes me feel good about this test there is a lot of info and i think just studying this site will be enough, although i will be studying the handbook.

    thank you guys heaps may God bless you all !

  370. RTA DQT Knowledge Questions

    I just went to complete the NSW DQT test recently in order to obtain my full licence. Whilst studying I came across a number of peoples comments about the kind of knowledge questions asked in the test. Here is a summary of those questions, as well as the ones that I was asked in the exam. I hope it helps you with your own studies, and makes getting your license just a little bit easier and less stressful.

    Other sites I found useful for studying were:

    http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/tests/driverqualificationtest/index.html

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

    http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/tests/driverqualificationtest/knowledgetestpart1/samplequestions.html

    http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/tests/driverqualificationtest/hazardperceptionpart2/buildyourhazardperceptionskills.html

    Questions

    When do most accidents occur?
    - In fine weather on sealed roads in the day time
    Where do most costs associated with car crashes go?
    - 24% to the long term care of injured people
    - 21% to maintaining victims quality of life
    If you have a high SSS (Sensation Seeking Scale), you should:
    - Continue driving but be cautious about taking risks
    High alcohol hours are:
    - Night time, especially on Thursday, Friday and Weekends
    If you slow down from 70km/h to 60km/h you will:
    - Need 30% more distance to stop
    A head check is?
    - Looking in your blind spot for traffic hazards
    What is a blind spot?
    - The area outside the car not covered by mirrors
    How often should you check your mirrors?
    - At least every 10 seconds
    A person with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.05 is:
    - Is twice as likely to crash than someone with a BAC of 0.0
    What percentage of crashes involve the driver being distracted?
    - 6%
    Male drivers are more likely to be distracted when
    - Driving with other males of similar age
    Most fatigue related crashes occur
    - on country roads
    The risk of crashing
    - doubles for every 5km over the speed limit
    Every time you double your speed
    - the severity of a crash is increased by 4
    If you are driving in dark and foggy conditions
    - leave a gap of at least 4 seconds
    People who let their emotions dictate their driving are usually
    - young males
    What is the percentage chance of killing a pedestrian at 60km/h?
    - 70%
    What percentage of fatigue related crashes happen on metropolis roads?
    - 25%
    What are the fatigue crash risk hours?
    - 4-8am and 12-2pm
    What percentage of crashes are fatigue related?
    - 20%
    A combination of human error and other factors
    - Account for 90% of road accidents
    More than half the drivers killed by alcohol
    - Have a blood alcohol content of 0.15 (3x the legal limit)
    What percentage of accidents happen in high alcohol hours?
    - 30%
    How long does it take to break in a 60km/h zone?
    - 0.75 seconds to see the hazard and 0.75 to break, so a total of 1.5 seconds
    Dangerous driving has a maximum prison sentence term of:
    - 10 years
    Negligent driving has a maximum prison term of:
    - 18 months
    By how much is your field of vision reduced at 100km/h?
    - By more than a third (stationary field of vision is 180 degrees, at 100km/h it is approx 50 degrees)
    Alcohol is a contributing factor in:
    - 20% of crashes in NSW
    Speed is a factor in:
    - 40% of crashes in NSW
    Crashes involving full license drivers occur between vehicles in opposing directions
    - 16% of the time
    Crashes are most common in:
    - 60km/h speed zones
    Crashes are most likely to occur:
    - Between Mon-Fri 9-3pm
    What is the most common collision between a car and motorcycle?
    - When another vehicle turns across the path of the motorcycle.
    When do most speed related crashes occur?
    - At night.

  371. oh yeah i got full driver licence NSW! i passed. thank you. :)

  372. Musings gardener on said:

    Thx so much for the tips provided by Bhatt. Most helpful. The feedback and additional tips from others helped me and I passed my test the first time. Even paid half the price of 5yr licence as I had no traffic offenses! Going out for dinner!

  373. Licensed to thrill on said:

    Great site Neerav.

    The current price = $162 for a 5 year license plus $40 booking fee (I booked online)!

    Tips:
    Visit the SA website for hazard perception practice, the Vic site link no longer exists:
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

    I used my thumb to firmly press the screen for hazards

    Do the practice questions offered on the test

    I got one video twice in a row and tried to answer consistently

    Dont be over cautious and hit the screen when a person or a car is not a hazard

    Never overtake a cyclist

    Young males = answer yes

    Never turn where there is a close stream of traffic or a truck blocking your vision

    Apply the elephant rule for turns but dont be too cautious, go if there is a big clear gap

    Dont believe indicators as some cars go straight after indicating to turn

    Slow down when near a truck or person/vehicle approaching the road

    Study the RMS handbook on your smart phone and use the highlighter pen on Adobe reader, save the planet!

    Eliminate silly multi choice options

    Memorise key stats like high alcohol hours, fatigue hours and key %, metres and seconds rules

    Be confident if youve studied this site and the handbook about 3 times each plus the SA website

    Issues:
    My headset failed so the sound came from the speakers!

  374. joga finito on said:

    Passed first time NSW test. I have to thank everyone who has contributed to this site – the knowledge here really helps you overcome what is essentially just another RTA money grab (and a tricky one at that). My advice is to careful read through the whole book (should take more than about 2 hours) and then read as many practice questions as possible (the SA hazard perception scenarios, the questions on the NSW RTA site and those posted above by others). After all that read up on what everyone has said and try to retain as much as you can. I had at least 70% of my test questions answered in tine’s post so the rest was quite simple.

    To those yet to sit the exam – goodluck! it’s not that difficult if you study smart and learn from those who have posted :)

  375. Moussyy on said:

    Thanks guys i went for the test today and aced it almost every question i did was here so thank you very much

  376. Anonymous on said:

    Really good!!! Got my full licence today! This was really helpful..

  377. HI THERE :

    I GOT A QUESTION REALLY CONFUSE ME I DID THE PRACTISE HAZARD •Scanning for Hazards ON RTA WEBSITE

    I know i need to slow down when there is somene corssing the road or the car parked in the line i am driving …
    BUT DO I NEED TO SLOW DOWN WHEN INCOMING TRAFFIC FROM OTHER LINE WHICH IS PRETTY CLOSE TO MY CAR ALSO WHEN A MOTOR CYCLE AND POLICE CAR OVERTAKE ME DO I NEED TO STOP????? CAUSE WHEN I CLICK THE OBJECT MIGHT CAUSE A HAZARD IT DOESNT BEEP LIKE ALL OTHER LIKE CYCLIST OR CROSSING PEDASTRAINS, AND IT END UP I ONLY SPOT 3/6 Hazards

    SOMEONE HELP ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  378. I did my test yesterday and i wanna say especial thanxxxxxxx to the editor of the website and all others who posted their questions and answers online it was really help.

    My suggestion read the handbook twice and read and learn all the questions on this website u will pass first time.

  379. Melissa on said:

    Passed today, first go!!

    Don’t stress about it, really. Read through the handbook once, go over the key points at the end of each topic one more time.
    Do the animated tests online a couple of times through, so you’re comfortable with it, and know what you’re up for. I (like others) only had the real life driving situations- i.e. not the cartoon/animated ones, so make sure to practice them a couple of times first, too.

    If you do the above, you’d be fairly unlucky if you did fail!

    Good luck everyone. :)

    Also BIG thanks to the editor of the site, really appreciate it. :D

  380. Jason Collingwood on said:

    One problem I had on my first attempt was that I pressed the screen every time I would slow down in various hazard perception scenarios… In some scenarios, two hazards would emerge simultaneously (e.g., a man opens the door of his parked car, while two pedestrians start walking towards the road). When hazards occur together, you can only slow down once, but the supervisor told me after I failed that you should press the screen every time you see a hazard. This makes the instructions given during the test seem very unhelpful and inaccurate because they tell you to press the screen each time you would slow down, and if hazards occur simultaneously, then you can only really slow down once. My tip would be to ask your RTA supervisor about this because I failed on my first attempt as a result of this. Apart from that, I would say be very conservative with right turns and overtaking… I did not attempt to overtake at all, and only chose to turn right on 2 out of 4 occasions.

  381. Victor on said:

    Big tip also… For one of them, you are travelling on a nice straight road in broad daylight, and all seems swell… However if you look carefully on the right, you will notice a side street, and not long after you notice it, a car is going to emerge and turn onto the road (right in front of you). I nailed this one, but only because I noticed the side street just in time. It’s a bit silly testing people on that because no one is going to slow down every time they reach a side street (Sydney wouldn’t move). However, just be mindful of side streets in the test and you’ll improve your results tremendously.

  382. Mehmet on said:

    I got my full licence today it is quite simple example all you need to do is skim through the handbook on http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/downloads/driver_qualification_handbook.pdf and you will be ok, and also thanks for all the feedbacks and suggestions on here.

    The funny think about the second part of the exam is that there were 2 questions which are same as in those in practical part of the test.

    Do not worry about the exam just go there and do it 90% of the questions are common sense, lastly make sure you are also listening the questions therefore use the headsets that will you to concentrate better.

    Final note please make sure that statistics you got on here are same as in the handbook on RTA website it seems same stats are changing depending on the release year of the handbook, for example;

    in 2011 edition of the handbook;
    “Most crash victims don’t die – only about 1 in 50 in NSW – but many live with the physical and mental consequences for the rest of their lives.”

    where as in the 2012 edition:
    “Most crash victims don’t die – only about one in 60 in NSW. – but many live with the physical and mental consequences for the rest of their lives.”

    Good luck all.

  383. Hi ppl, taking the dqt tmrw. Hopefully all goes well. I think some people find the HPT component challenging. the SA RTA site has 34 samples which you can only access 7 at a time. I’ve compiled a file with all 34 in a zip on my website: http://eangelmedical.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/driver-qualification-test
    Hope it helps!

  384. CharlotteB on said:

    Thank you to the creator of this website! I passed on my 2nd attempt. I went to my first test without reading the book, assuming it would be as easy at the green p test but i was wrong and i failed. You actually need to read the handbook. Most of the questions in Part 1 are about hazard scanning, alcohol and fatigue. Part 2 is very much like the green p test and all you need is common sense. I never turned right on the right turn questions. By the time is it safe for me to turn, the video was over.
    Its not hard if you read the handbook.
    All the best!

  385. Inaefa on said:

    Thanks to everyone for all the tips. I failed my first go due to the hazard spotting. I kinda saw hazards and thought ‘nah they don’t matter’ for some reason. Anyway I tried to make a list of hazards that you should put at the back of your mind. (Passed with 100% this second time.)

    Hazards
    - Pedestrians – walking towards road in any way, standing in middle of road
    - Overtaking
    - Cars turning in
    - Car in front
    o Indicating
    o Braking
    o Getting closer
    - Buses pulling out
    - Signs
    o School zones!!
    o Animals
    o Bends
    o Of children
    - Over a hill
    - Zebra crossings, island crossings
    - Speed bumps
    - Seeing a side street?
    - Cars parked on the side
    - Bikes
    - Traffic lights changing
    - Narrow road
    - Tunnel
    - Lane merge
    - Truck in adjacent lane
    - If road is curving!! – as soon as it starts

  386. Passed my DQT today. Finally get to legally drive a V8. Didn’t have any Stat questions, mostly common sense for Part 1. I recommend wearing headphones so you can concentrate on the question a bit better (There was a tricky one in there, forgot what it was now). For part 2 just use the links provided within this Blog to practice the scenarios.

    A big thanks goes to the creator/editor of this blog and everyone else who has shared their experiences!

  387. Thanks to this website, I passed the test 1st go!

    My advice:
    1. Skim the book, read the summaries
    2. Book the test
    3. Pass!

    If you’ve been driving regularly then the HP part is milk and biscuits, just make sure you remember some stats, and even if you don’t the rest of the q’s are simple enough to get you a pass. Good luck!

  388. Hi everyone, I sat the DQT today and passed ! First go! 100%! All you have to do is relax and read the manual . I found this site very useful but still you need to use your own judgement when sitting the second part of the test, use all practice questions as they give feed back. Good luck to all!

  389. Stressed on said:

    Just went and sat the DQT test this morning and all I have to say is if you are reading this now then you have a very, very, very high probability of passing it without a doubt. I did not receive any statistics question what so ever which made me nervous, other people are thankful they dont get stats questions but Im the opposite since I remembered them all inside out.

    All I got were random common sense questions, the closest thing to a stats question which isnt really a stat but it was the when do most crashes occur – answer was 9 to 3pm. Sorry I dont have a very good memory unless I read/study it again and again so I cant remember much about part 1 even though I just got home from taking the test, sorry guys. But if you read this blog then you will pass without a doubt. I was so stressed this whole week over this bs, was very nervous when I finally sat down and did it but once you answer/press a few questions the nerves will calm down.

    Was really worried about part 2 since you cant really study for it, the sa site does help for 1 or 2 of the slow downs and turn right questions. I had 1 overtake and the rest mainly turn right and slow downs. Next thing I know it was over and the wait for the ever so busy RTA supervisors to come.

    This guy finally came over to my area, clicks something and gives me this quick 1 sec look as if ‘such shit you failed’ and walked to the guy next to me since he finished first. He came back and said congrats you have passed, geee the relief of never having to go through this horrendous ordeal ever again. The questions in part 1 were so stupid and common sense will prevail. I left the RTA thinking to myself, geez I stressed over that crap for nothing. It really isnt as hard as you think guys.

    Do I feel safer or feel like Im a better driver now? No, I feel the same as when I first got my p plates and the moment I walked into the RTA this morning. But I do feel something though, I feel stupid atm, what a dumb test……

  390. Got my full licence first go 2 days ago. There were some tricky questions in the knowledge part. One question showed an animation of a blue car following a red one with the red one passing trees by the side of the road occasionally. It asked you how far behind the blue car was in terms of seconds. Choices were 2, 3, 4 or 1 second. You had to count the number of seconds between the red car passing the stationary object and the blue car passing the same one. I put down 2 but I’m not sure if that was right. The other tricky question was about what can help identify hazards, the choices were: speeding, listening, scanning, scanning AND listening. I answered scanning AND Listening but again I’m not sure if it was right. There was a question as to what LOW alcohol hours were (weekdays during daylight), why old people are more likely to be killed or injured as pedestrains (they can’t see well, are not very agile etc), at what time fatigue is a problem (4am-8am and noon-2pm), at what hours from Monday -Friday are crashes most common (9am-3pm), what to do if your prescription medication has a label saying it could cause drowsiness and mix poorly with alcohol (don’t drive while taking the medication), why are males overconfident (they rate themselves as better than their peers at driving), what is scanning (getting the full view around your car)

    Hazard perception:
    1. I had a turn right on a freeway while it was raining, the only safe place to turn in my video was at the very start, as traffic was a long way off.

    2. I also had several more turn rights, including in a busy urban intersection with traffic lights where there was litterally an army of oncoming cars and I couldn’t turn.

    3. Another turn right question was on a quiet suburban road with a white car and a motorcycle coming towards you. I suppose I could have had space to turn immediately when the clip began but i didn’t touch until after the car and motorcylce went by and I still passed.

    4. Another turn right was at night time on a freeway (with no traffic lights) where you had to cross a bend/curving road. I only went when I could see no oncoming headlights.

    5-6. I had two questions involving when it was safe to overtake cyclists (NEVER is always the correct answer)

    7. A few ‘slow down’ questions, including the one where you are following a red car as it comes to a school zone and it passes a mini-bus to the left which then cuts into your lane, i touched once because my car was less than three seconds behind the red car, and a second time because the red car’s brake lights came on and a third time as the bus pulled out.

    8. Another touch when you’d slow down question involved following a sedan down a two way road near crowded suburban shops with lots of angle parked cars on your left. I touched once when the clip started because i was less than 3 seconds behind the guy in front and then another time when we got to a sort of speed hump thing (not actually a speed bump but one of those pedestrian island which are curved inwards to force you to slow down).

    9. The other ‘when would you slow down’ question I had was the scenario where you are driving behind a truck with a semi-trailer of your right. I touched immediately because my following speed from the truck in front was less than 3 seconds and once again when the truck in front had brake lights/when my car started getting too close to the truck in front.

    10. Sorry don’t remember the 10th.

    The above posts are correct, with turn right scenarios the places where it is safe to turn right are VERY obvious, they are literally huge and often there will be no oncoming traffic at all. If you are unsure about whether a gap is safe to turn then a good rule of thumb is do not turn. Anthoer tip I had was that my touch screen had problems, I found that pressing with the fleshy part of my middle finger helped to register my touches more than index finger or thumb.

  391. Ivan Triste on said:

    This site helped me %90 to pass. The 10% that guaranteed success was a PDF I made up with lots of summarised info from the handbook and lots of info from here. I’ve made the PDF available to everyone by getting it through this link. PS The video clip questions are so ridiculous… I don’t see how they gauge anyones ability to perceive hazards realistically at all. Good luck. It’s not that hard if you relax and do a bit of study of the PDF I made up.
    http://www.filedropper.com/testhelp

  392. You guys are legends! I am going for my DQT tomorrow and I was worried cause I heard that it was hard and I’ve studying like crazy but now I feel a lot more confident especially after going through the info and comments on this website.

    I hope I pass tomorrow. *Fingers crossed*

  393. @Ivan, I’m reading through your .pdf now, thank you so much!!

  394. Thanks guys ! I passed the test today by using the information given here.

  395. ruban sydney on said:

    Excellent, i passed the test thanks to this site! Thanks guys!

  396. Melanie on said:

    Went for mine yesterday and passed first go! Relax and you’ll be sweet. If you are reading this blog right now, chances are very high that you’ll pass.

  397. Angel on said:

    Thanks all the contributors here. Went for mine today and passed first go. Wouldn’t have made it without reading this blog.

  398. Luke Tong on said:

    I passed DQT on 08/04/13. Below are my comments:
    For first part, no stats questions at all, so my tip is:reading the handbook carefully for 3 times you will get this part done.

    For the HP:

    For overtake questions, my suggestion is never hit the screen. In my test, it is the two bicycle question,if you do a search a bunch of mates in this post mentioned it. There is no way for you to takeover, so close your eyes, do some relax.

    For turn right: I got one there is a huge gap, so I hit the screen. Another one is at wet night, I can not see anything, so I just leave it there even if there appears to be a gap(in real life I may go, but it is in HP)

    For slow down: it is really hard to say. It highly depends on your sense. One thing I should point out is, in the practice test, I am after a truck, I hit the screen, but it seems like “my car ” does not slow down, then I hit it again and again :) afterwards it told me I hit too many times. I did it again(remember it is in practice test). This time I just hit one time(again my car does not seem to slow down) but this time, I got an OK.

    Although I passed the DQT, in the feedback, it warned me to pay attn to slow down in real life :P I will keep this in mind.

  399. Danny C on said:

    passed dqt today after the 2nd attempt…

    my mistake was i didn’t read the handbook before, just followed this site. I would highly recommend to go through this site (which is extremely helpful) as well as the handbook. won’t take longer than 20 – 30 min to go through the handbook. but do it twice.

    also practise the SA website’s HP video test.

  400. payal on said:

    hi friends,
    i get my full licences today in first shoot because of this site and of course my little efforts to remember all rediculus statistics.
    my tips to get pass this, if you don’t want to download RTA’s handbook then pls read tips of Mr Ash. He really worked hard to simplify RTA’s stupid handbook.
    And also do practice test for part 2.

  401. Big thanks to this website/blog, just passed the test first go! My test was easier then people made out!

    Breakdown: Pretty much everything you need to know has been posted above! Just look over the questions people have posted.

    Statistic questions in mine were: Note may have been worded slightly differently.

    What are the fatigue crash risk hours?
    Answer – 4-8am and 12-2pm

    How often on average do you have a near crash
    Answer – 800km

    Most crashes occur:
    Answer – Sealed roads fine weather daytime, 9-3

    What is the legal BA limit
    Anser – 0.05

    This website is great for part 2: http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt
    Tips: Don’t over take push bikes.
    Only turn right on big gaps! Pretty sure I didn’t press anything on one huge gap and still passed.
    Don’t stress, I only skimmed through the book and looked at questions poeple posted.
    I didn’t write out any summaries, Ain’t no body got time for dat! =D
    Good luck people

  402. Roobarb on said:

    This website is awesome! got my license 1st go – thanks to everyone who has contributed.

    The first part of the test is pretty forward – pretty easy. I had a few questions about the three second rule, sleep debt (What will NOT help – ans:opening windows), why males are prone to crashes etc. there was one question at the end with an animation that said “How many seconds between the red car and the blue car” – the key is to fix ur eyes on the trees that the cars are passing by – and count 1001, 1002 – the answer was 2 seconds for my one.

    I highly recommend the SA website for DQT – one of the practice questions was in my actual test. http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt
    Make sure you tap once for every hazard – I read somewhere up there that you should keep tapping to slow down (DO NOT DO THIS- this was in my practice questions), all you need to do is tap when the car in front is braking (be careful of the night time ones – as cars have their lights on) etc. As everyone has mentioned above – make sure you do the practice questions before doing the actual test. I had a few scenarios – a few turn rights (day/night), and a few driving at 60k/h touch to slow down – slowed down for cars in front braking, turning, there was one situation where i had to touch the screen twice close together – in where the car in front was turning right – (i touched the screen) then a ute was coming onto the road so had to touch it again quickly – BE QUICK as the scenario finishes soon after!!!!!

    For the DQT the scenario is first mentioned on the screen – then you touch the screen, then the screen is frozen for 3 seconds and then starts

  403. Joshua on said:

    I have to say THANK YOU. This helped me so much. I went for mine today ( 29/5/2013) and i passed first go. I read this and half the comments and pretty much what is here is in the test, so if you can remember most things that are included here you will be fine, just remember to try and stay calm and relaxed. I can tell you i was a nervous wreck. I got all the questions right and the hazard part i did good in everything besides one i could have slowed down a tad before i pressed it but it was a 50 km zone in a side street so it was ok. Besides that i really can’t remember what else was in mine but yeah thanks :) years after this was published and it’ still helping :)

  404. Ethan on said:

    Hey all, Passed the DQT first go today and am bloody happy to get rid of those damned P plates haha. This site really helped me and gave me the basics.

    Only had one “Statistic like” question which was bloody easy

    Thanks for all the help everyone :)

  405. Daniel on said:

    Great blog guys. I”m going for the test in four weeks, so I’ll be sure to go through everything a few times on here. Bit concerned about the statistic questions, so I’ll have to do some memorising there!

    Thanks for the information (Ivan, your pdf is no longer available) guys, I’ll let you all know how I go in a few weeks when I can go for it

  406. hopefully i pass !! on said:

    Going for my test tomorrow went through this site for hours studied the book and took all the advice in from everyone now time to hope for the best:-)

  407. masud rana on said:

    thank you everyone here for posting very usefull tips.

    Tips for the people who wants to sit for DQT test:

    Just follow this site, you will be ok.

  408. MissThankful on said:

    I can’t thank you all enough for your input! I failed my first attempt at the DQT because I didn’t study, but after reading this blog and studying the handbook, I got 15/15 questions right and passed!!
    So thank you everyone so so much!

  409. Passed the DQT yay took 2 attempts but the questions were just weirdly put otherwise thank god its over …. just read the dqt handbook once and this website and you should be fine ….. the questions are all common sense but for part 2 just focus on the screen and look for street signs, road curves and brake lights….. and practice on the sa website …. type rta sa in google and find the practice hpt test link thanks everyone that posted comments on this site …..really good help and good luck to the newbies :D

    OVER AND OUT! ;)

  410. Danny on said:

    Found out a cool trick for those practising on SA RTA website. When you start practising the test, check the address bar on your browser, it should show something like:

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/5/4

    The mock test would only allow you to do 7 question thus 7 different videos (but you know there’s more). To access the different videos, simply change the 2nd and the 3rd numbers on the address bar. So it would be something like this:

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/5/4
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/1/5
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/2/1
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/2/2
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/2/3

    and so on…

    Note that the 2nd number indicates the question number (1 indicates you are doing test question number 1, and 2 indicates you are doing test question number 2, and so on. There are 7 questions that you are allowed to do on this mock test)

    The 3rd number indicates the number of videos that you are trying to watch. 1 indicates video number 1, 2 indicates video number 2 and so on. There are only 5 videos for each question that you can see. For some reason the videos can be the same. So the possible link that you can generate from the instruction above are
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/1/1 to http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/7/5.

    Good luck on checking the videos. I, myself will try to take the test today afternoon and I haven’t sleep yet from studying…

  411. Muhammad Mostafa on said:

    I Have passed in one go. Thaks to this and Bhat’s blog.

  412. I have my test tomorrow morning!!!

  413. Passed in first go. Thanks to this blog that helps me a lot. The only difference i have seen is the stats changed in the recent addition of the DQT handbook. so the stats provided here earlier may not match the current one. Please have a look at the latest version of the handbook. Well, i didnt get any stats questions in the first part. got 15/15 in first part. All are pretty easy and common sense based. But i would recommend to read the handbook 2/3 times which i did. I got the blue car, red car question. the answer is 3 seconds. For part 2, i got only right turns and slow down ones. no overtaking. for right times, in 1/2 times i had to press more than once as there are safe gaps. For slow downs, i had to click multiple times as well. All in all, thanks to all who contributed here with their experience which helped me passing the exam

  414. I prefer not to disclose my name on said:

    I took the DQT last Friday 06-September-2013 and came out from the RTA with my full license. In short, i passed the test. Of course i read the handbook few times, but i might have failed if i didn’t read this blog. I did the HPT practices here which are awesome and the blogs up there really really really helped a lot. I am very grateful and one of the lucky ones who read this blog and passed on a first go.

    I just had very few stats questions, most of them were common sense and everything in the handbook. My advise to those who are yet to take the test are :
    1. To really read the handbook few times.
    2. To read through this blog especially the practice HPT scenarios.
    3. Keep reading the questions above, with answers.

    Once again, thank you very much for this blog, i spent time reading (tough i wasn’t able to read all coz it’s too long, hehe) and it’s all worth it.

  415. Ok so I sat it today and got 100%

    ADVICE: Read book once (or more if you need to). Ctrl+f “answer” on this page and look at all MCQ answers

    There was nothing i hadn’t seen already on this page or wasn’t completely common sense. Only one I would add is:

    Severe-speeding accidents happen when?
    a) during the day
    b) at night
    c) in large cars
    d) in small cars

    ANSWER: B

    Rest is easy. Use headphones. Relax and take your time. Theres no time limit really, so just think everything through and you will pass no worries

  416. I just want to say thanks SO MUCH to everyone who contributed to this blog – I just passed my DQT with 100% correct – after nine years of dreading taking it and staying on green Ps. Backstory – my violent (now ex) husband abused me at every stage of the license and learning process, and when I failed the DQT the abuse was so vile, I literally could not face the risk of taking it again and had also lost all confidence I could ever pass it. Recent events forced my hand a little, and between all the comments here and studying the book like crazy I passed. Feel like I just reclaimed some dignity and laid another part of the past to rest. AND I have my big girl license at the ripe old age of 44 lol. One of the things that REALLY helped was the link to the SA Government site and the practice tests there for the HPT part – I even got some of them in the DQT today! That, and knowing NOT to overtake the bikes, NOT to turn right unless the gap was big enough for an elephant and all the stats… Thanks again. W

  417. thanks for the blog, I passed it first go on 18-09-2013!

  418. thanks for the blog, I passed the test first go on 18-09-2013! thought I should come back here to contribute some too! unfortunately I don’t have a very good memory so these are all I remember; part 1 15 multiple choice Qs I got only two statistics like, one was what time do most accidents occur?: 9am to 3pm, and the other one was percentage of fatigue related crashes in a country road? 75%.

    one question I got which hasn’t been mentioned above was ‘speeding usually occur during (a) daytime (b)night time (c)(d)something stupid’. the right answer is night time
    other Qs I remember are:
    1. What is covering the brake? Lifting your right foot off the accelerator and placing it above the brake ready to push down in case conditions change (or something like that)
    2.what is a blind spot? some where outside the car that can not be seen from the mirror.
    3.how far you should drive behind a truck? 3 sec.
    4. the most common crash type? colliding with the rear of another vehicle travelling in the same direction.
    5. Which may affect ability: Marijuana + Cold Tablets
    sorry guys that’s all I remember for part 1 but questions I don’t remember were all posted in this blog previously so read them through and you will be fine( some statistics have been changed recently in the new edition)

  419. as for part 2, I was lucky I got one of the cyclist ones, but I wasn’t very lucky as I got many slow down Qs (6 out of 10) and the first Q I got was the one on a narrow road with a lot of cars parking aside and a lot of hazards (front car braking,someone opening car door, old man waving at you at a cross, another person opening car door (I missed this one, by the time I realized it was already too late to press) ,a suicidal cyclist rushing from a side road to your front and the car in front of you indicating to turn right) there might be something else but I cant remember, but I do remember I was pressing the screen like crazy. you just got to be very concentrate on this one as all the hazards came one after another without even a break, just keep your finger close enough to the screen and be prepared. AND GUYS I GOT THIS QUESTION TWICE!! the only difference was second time the clip started in the middle when the old man started to wave(just before the second car door that I missed), of course this time I didn’t miss it as I knew what was going to happen.it was like rta had given me a second chance to pick up what i missed… how wired..
    other clips were very easy and much shorter, just follow the tips posted above and you will be fine. oh and don’t forget to do the practice on sa website, I got two turn right clips and they were both from there.

    hope it helps and good luck to everyone who’s going to take the test.

  420. PazDog on said:

    Thanks heaps to this site and the comments provided. I passed today without reading book ( read 3 pages) but I memorised questions posted in comments. I printed off the questions from the comment by “eword” (use ctrl+f to find the comment) and did the practice questions on the SA website as I did for the greens

  421. This site helped me out heaps thanks everyone :)

  422. YouKnowWho on said:

    Just want to say thanks! Went for my DQT Today and passed! No stats questions however which I stress over for the past week!!!!

  423. hi can anyone tell me how many questions are in part1 of DQT and what all of the answers are for them ive seen alot of the answers already from alot of the comments above do the questions stay in the same order for the actual test or do they get changed around or reworded each time any answers i get will help me big time and will help me studdy better

  424. @chris

    Part 1 of the DQT is similar to the Driver Knowledge Test (DKT), except:

    The questions are harder/more complex
    The questions have 4 alternative answer options (instead of 3)
    No feedback is given after each question
    You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions selected at random from a large question pool.

    I read through the comments and printed and memorised these questions http://pastebin.com/RqvC8Pfu The 2nd part is basically the same as the test for reds to greens, just practice it here http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hazard-perception-test

    I got away with not reading the manual and memorised the questions on that link I provided and passed (not sure of what score)

    Best of luck
    PazDog

  425. @Chris – there are 15 questions (theory) and for the practical it’s 10 questions. I wish I had seen this site earlier for tips as I failed the first time due to skimming through the book and like the author the computer was not working every time I had chosen the right answer. And in re: to the questions posted on this blog, the questions are quite similar but obviously you will have random ones thrown at you. Just remember the stats and the answers everyone has posted. You will be fine! Its ashame the RTA has to make us sit a test to obtain our full licence, will it make us a better driver? probably not, will it ramp up revenues for the RTA? HELL YEAH

  426. @Chris – and at Section 2 – DO NOT OVERTAKE. That’s what i have learnt LOL

  427. @angel Hi angel thx for that I just got one question for this question :Where do most costs associated with car crashes go? There was 2 answer you gave me witch one was the right answer thanks

  428. thank you everyone that added to this blog everything was very helpful i got my full licence cause of this blog thank you all very much so glad to be finely off my green Ps

  429. Failed twice don't want to again!!!! on said:

    Ok..I’ve read so many blogs now and still bit confused…if I don’t touch screen at all in turn right occasions,will I fail??secondly can I just press screen immediately on the slow down ones just once and leave it at that??or will I fail..I know not to touch at all on overtaking ones.slow down ones killed me both times and Im not failing again!!!any help would be awesome.cheers

  430. Hi,

    Depending on the right turn, on some you can turn right. Just not the ones at an intersection where there is a car also turning right in the opposite direction. I don’t believe tapping the screen immediately will work properly, the slow down ones you just gotta keep your eyes open and tap at the right time, early is good, but straight away when the scenario starts will not work. How did you go on the other part of the test? and did you have any difficulty gaining your green P’s?

    I would recommend using this test a few times as it has the same scinarios that the test has (but not all of them AFAIK) http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hazard-perception-test

    Cheers and goodluck, I’m sure others will give you some tips as well
    Jordan.

  431. 7/12/2013 HondaJazz on said:

    Good Blog ..Passed DQT on 2nd attempt ..hope I had a look at this blog first
    Some of the Q’s I remember
    Part A
    What should be distance between parked car and moving car
    Answer: 1 meter
    They show some red label ‘telling about prescribed drugs’
    Answer: ‘you must speak to your Doctor before driving’
    When do most accidents occur?
    Fine weather on a sealed road in day time
    How often on average do you have a near crash
    Answer – 800km
    People who let their emotions dictate their driving are usually
    - young males

  432. Hey guys, thanks to this site and all your contributions i passed first go this morning. This site is a godsend and its so great that its still around. thanks again everyone

  433. Tamanna Ferdous on said:

    Hi Guys,
    This website helped me to pass my test. Thanks a lot from the bottom of my heart to everyone who contributed all the information and their valuable time for others.

  434. can anyone tell me if this is correct. i have friends who are over 25 and have told me that because theyre over 25 they dont have to do red and green ps in nsw they go from ls to full

  435. Fully Licensed Now! on said:

    Read the book. Do some practice tests online. Read the book. Do some practice tests online. Read the book. Do the practice tests online.

    It’s nowhere near as hard as you are thinking it is. First 15 questions are as much common sense as anything. Reading the book will give you a heads up on the stats. Only percentage question I got was the fatigue one, 75% country – 25% city. The video stuff will be second nature if you have done the practice ones. There really is no way to cut corners on this. But there is really no need to either. I still don’t understand how any of this makes me a better driver, but oh well, done now. Be confident & you will pass easily.

    Remember, they aren’t out to make you fail! :D

  436. Anonymous on said:

    Kate doesn’t matter how old you are you still have to do reds and greens before you get ya blacks

  437. Hi all,
    I’m so glad I came across this website. I’m sitting my DQT next week. Just wondering, how many questions are we allowed to get wrong?

  438. Passed the test first go, 2 days ago. I read the book twice and memorised the main stats which was pointless because I only got one question requiring a numerical answer – the hours of fatigue: 4am-8am. The rest were common sense. Some other questions I got were;

    1. What is fatigue? feeling tired, exhausted, sleepy
    2. Why are women less likely to have a collision? Not over confident drivers
    3. What distance should you leave from the car in front? 3 seconds
    4. New Full License drivers are most likely to collide with a vehicle..? rear end collisions
    5. Who is most likely to take risks? young males
    6. What is a good scanning procedure? constantly doing a head check to cover blind spots, looking ahead
    7. They had a diagram of a red caring overtaking a blue car. They ask if a head check is required. Yes, ofcourse. At all times.

    Sorry, can’t remember the rest but they were pretty easy (just like the ones above).

    Part B: I found this a little more difficult. As mentioned previously – NEVER OVERTAKE (they gave me 2 overtake scenarios, both involving two push bikes). Only turn right when there are absolutely no cars in sight. I had only 2 slow down scenarios. They were pretty easy.

    This site was a big help. Good Luck everyone x

  439. Thankful on said:

    Thank you.

    I felt like I pressed nearly nothing in the last section.

  440. Many thanks to Neerav Bhatt and the people who have posted to share their experience and tips.

    Part I was all common sense questions for me with one question being what speed zone do most crashes occur in (60 Km/h).

    Part II I had two press when its safe to overtake (sit back and relax). Two press on every occasion you would slow down. One was travelling behind a white car and you are going at 60Km/h and as my car approached a school zone I pressed then the car in front brakes so I press again and a third time when the bus on the left hand side indicates. Another scenario was travelling in an urban street behind a (silver car I think) I pressed when I felt my car was getting too close to the car in front and again when it breaks. Six press when you would turn right scenario was pretty easy, don’t turn unless you see absolutely no car coming or if the gap is considerably large (like others have said go only if the gap wide enough for an elephant to wander through).

    That’s all I can remember, good luck to all and its not as hard as you think. Relax, take mini breaks between each question in part II, and you’ll be fine.

  441. SuperVegito on said:

    I passed thanks for this blog and everyone for putting up the comments, I’m not going to explain what questions I’ve got because, it’s the same ones that all of you guys mentioned, without this I wouldn’t even pass God bless yous all. For the ones that failed keep on trying and you will get it remember money doesn’t always buy you happiness lol.

  442. i Passed first go, thanks to this website and everyone’s comments and practice questions. only 1 answer wrong in the HPT section.. was a little too quick on the tap.. only 1 stat question in the first section and the rest were all common sense stuff..

    cheers

  443. Sleepyhead on said:

    I passed my DQT yesterday in the first go. This website was a big help. I studied for a week, mostly on the train and practised the Hazard Perception questions using scenario based videos on the RMA website. I think I was also lucky because I did not get many Stats questions.
    My tips -
    1. There is no time limit while taking the test, so relax. It makes quite a difference.
    2. In Section II, imagine that you are really driving. Since you have been driving long enough in real life anyway, and survived :-) ; there is no reason why you can’t pass the simulatd scenarios.
    3. Most of the questions I was faced with in Section 1 are already posted here, so will not bother writing them again.

  444. Flash0007 on said:

    I passed 2nd go only after reading this blog – read the questions that people have given it really helped.

    For part 2:
    - Slowing down – pressed 3x only
    - Turning right – at most only pressed once for each go
    - Hazards – pressed 3x only
    - Overtake – relax and just wait till the video is over don’t bother press anything.

    Cheers

  445. Michelle on said:

    Hi everyone, i passed my fulls this morning first go. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this page. I’d like to give back :)

    Part 1:
    Questions which I had to think a lot:
    - Which is true? Females or Males being more involved in alki related risks –> I chose males but wasn’t sure if the “both” was the correct answer
    - 2 trucks are driving along a freeway motor way 100kmh and you’re in the middle. I chose ‘slow down to increase the space cushion’. I was about to choose ‘speed up’ but realised my car was already going 100kmh and hence speeding up would be over the limit.
    - You’re in heavy traffic and there’s a car closely behind you. What would you do? I chose ‘increase the space in front of you’. I was tossing up between ‘braking to let the car behind me know’.

    Part 2:
    - I actually thought I didn’t do well for this part, as I read all of the previous responses and realised I possibly missed some touches lol.
    - I had the motor cycle come up out of no where with the white truck in opposite .. I let the bike and car pass through .. and was about to touch the turn right button but the vid had finished ..
    - Had the night turning right one with lots of headlights coming through. I touched the screen once when there was a considerably large gap even though I saw a couple of headlights coming through the trees.
    - Had the tunnel one where the bus had his brake lights on, touched screen immediately and also when it indicated.

    They were the main Qs I was insecure about, but the lady said I did pretty well =) Goodluck everyone !

  446. nomoreps on said:

    Hi Everyone, I come here to say thanks to all the people who have contributed to this blog entry. I passed my DQT this morning and got my 5-year full license. Feeling like I’ve graduated, from RTA! :-P

    Part 1, not many stats. e.g. if you drive 70km on a 60km road, what is your chance of crash (30% increase). A slightly tricky question goes like: what makes you a safer driver, and the answer is something like: accept what is your fault.

    Part 2, 2x overtakes: I didn’t do anything, just waited for the clip to finish. 2 or 3 slowdowns. I always found slowdown scenarios challenging. In one film clip, I tapped 3x because I saw pedestrians, breaking lights, and a road sign. I actually couldn’t see the hazards clearly, as the video quality was poor. But many thanks to some nice and generous folks here who suggested, if you didn’t spot any hazards after 2 seconds, touch the screen anyway. This is a very helpful tip! Don’t wait until you see something absolutely clear, because that will be too late! The rest of the Qs I got are all right turns. I turned right on two occasions when there were no cars. However, I honestly believe RTA won’t fail you if you don’t make any right turns.

    Lastly, the HPT exercises on SA road safety website are very helpful.

    Again, thanks to everyone who shared their experiences in this blog. And good luck to all who are going for their full license.

  447. Jordan on said:

    Hey guys, I got my license first go today! Thanks to everyone that has posted on here. It really helped a lot.
    There were not many statistics in mine however it does help to read through the handbook at least twice. Scroll through this website as well and you will pass.
    Good luck to you all!

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