Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 19, 2009 -- Hazard perception element in DSA driving theory test -The government is committed to reducing the numbers killed and seriously injured on Britain's roads by 40 per cent by 2010. The hazard perception element was introduced into the driving test in November 2002 as one of the measures that should help achieve this target by encouraging appropriate training in scanning the road, recognizing at the first opportunity from the clues that a potentially dangerous situation might arise and adopting a driving plan to reduce the risk. If you follow good driving practices you can avoid potentially dangerous situations while driving. THINK road safety advice to keep everyone safer on the UK urban roads -
Why speeding is a bad idea Deciding what speed to drive at is a continuous process and can be a difficult judgement to make. THINK! has put together some tips to raise drivers' awareness of the dangers of driving too fast.
Driving too fast is bad driving Drivers rightly think things like poor lane discipline (e.g: not getting into the right lane before a turn-off or roundabout, or failing to keep to the left when not overtaking on motorways and dual carriageways), failure to signal and driving too close are examples of poor driving.
Excessive speed is a criminal offence "Excessive speed" means going over the speed limit. Doing this is a criminal offence and, if you're caught, it's likely to result in a fine and penalty points on your licence. In most cases, you'll get a standard fine and licence endorsement. But more serious cases may result in you being taken to court.
Inappropriate speed is too fast You don't have to be driving over the speed limit to be driving too fast. "Inappropriate speed" means driving within the speed limit, but too fast for the road and traffic conditions. It includes approaching a bend or junction too fast, not negotiating narrow roads properly and overtaking where it's inappropriate.
Inappropriate speed can also be a factor in poor weather conditions and when driving at night. Choosing the appropriate speed is about judgement, most people think they get it right. Sadly, the statistics show many get it wrong. Follow the advice, make yourself aware of the potential driving hazards and you can be safer driver of the roads.
About hazard perception test New drivers are involved in accidents, especially in the first months after passing a driving test. It has been proven that drivers who have taken hazard perception test training have much better hazard perception test skills.
Visit our website and read further information about DSA driving hazard perception test, how test works, how to score. You can also practice interactive hazard perception clips on our website.