Make the DVLA fix the hazard perception test sign now

Failing to make the grade, the pitfalls of the DVLA's Hazard Perception test

The aim of this petition is to make the DVLA drop its farcical 'hazard perception' part of its theory test. This part of the test was only introduced in 2002 and has received many complaints from both applicants and investigative motoring journalists such as Stephen Picton. His thorough criticisms can be read at The main criticism with many applicants is the scoring system which is apparently only understood by the beaurocrats who designed it (even the then minister for Transport Alistair Darling seemed to have difficulty when he tried it at its launch). Furthermore many have sugested that this is yet another cynical moneymaking scheme (20.50 a time) by the DVLA which alreadys profits greatly from stealth taxes such as speeding tickets and various other traffic fines which have risen considerably since around 2000 (coincedence that this was the year the test was first thought of?). Lastly, the internet is littered with tales of people getting 100\% in the questions of the theory test several times only to consistently fail the hazard perception test. It is quite obvious to every applicant that THE TEST DOES NOT WORK. I believe the most effective way to stop it quickly is through this petition as the people who have complained to the faceless government department that is the DVLA have for the most part been ignored. If you have been one of the unlucky to sit this test in the past 5 years use this petition as a method of at least making the DVLA take notice of the obvious shortcomings in the procedure.

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Latest Signatures

  • 04 January 2017101. James McMillan
    I support this petition
  • 03 September 2015100. Vipin T
    Its a flawed test designed to make money for DVLA
  • 30 April 201599. Shaun C
    How can you test vision and awareness if you can't see all the angles you would see in a normal vehicle?
  • 10 April 201598. Miss Yvonned
    I totaly agree the hazard percertion is a farse epecially the fact if you pass the question as i and no doubt many others have getting a hundred percent need to resit the question part again i feel this is unfair and all it is for is the government to mak
  • 07 January 201597. Ruth W
    This test is nothing but a rediculious money making scheme - i have failed three times ONLY on hazard perception, the last time i took the test i got 100\% - i am a safe, confident driver and this test isnt useful at all! Im outraged! Number of times tes
  • 09 October 201496. Stella T
    This test does not actually test how well you perceive hazards, its flawed. My scores on the clips range from 1 to 5 (full marks) but the result doesn't indicate which clips you failed on or why - i.e. is it because I click the hazards too early or too la
  • 19 September 201495. Catherine K
    i failed all my HP mock tests in spite of doing exactly as recommended. test makes no sense and is unfair Number of times test taken before passed not yet taken but fear i will fail if this inconsistent test continues to be used.
  • 23 July 201494. Ash E
    47 out of 50...Let down by hazard perception
  • 21 June 201493. Vince H
    Surely hazard perception can better be tested in the practical test? Passing or failing the test doesn't prove anything, it's a poorly designed system, or a well designed money making system. Number of times test taken before passed tried once, failed onc
  • 20 February 201492. Sarah A
    really unclear about how to understand what to do in the test Number of times test taken before passed once
  • 29 November 201391. Mr Lindsayh
    This crap test punishes drivers who would slow down early & not create the hazard in the first place! Number of times test taken before passed quite a few times!
  • 24 November 201390. Ali S
    I support this petition
  • 11 November 201389. Oliver P
    I support this petition
  • 26 August 201388. Andrew G
    i have 3 categories of license yet i failed the hazard perception iv been a proffesional driver for 5 years a
  • 23 August 201387. Bob Cuevas
    I support this petition
  • 05 February 201386. Paul R
    the test denies score for predicting an upcoming hazard Number of times test taken before passed not yet taken, practising for test next month
  • 28 January 201385. Michael S
    I support this petition
  • 09 January 201384. John E
  • 18 December 201283. Robert B
    Easily the most subjective and flawed examination that I have ever taken.
  • 17 November 201282. Keith G
    My son failed this twice after getting high scores on the practice DVD. Seems like a scam to make more money in my opinion.
  • 04 August 201281. Chris C
    I support this petition
  • 14 June 201280. Jocelyn A
    I support this petition
  • 17 May 201279. Christopher W
    test does not give marks if you spot a hazard than the window. What a joke Number of times test taken before passed 0
  • 06 March 201278. Catherine K
    I have taken the theory test twice now and failed both only because of the hazard perception! The annoying thing is i got 50/50 on the multiple choice the 1st time and 48 on it the second, its all just a money making scheme! The hazard perception part of
  • 17 January 201277. Harriet Warren
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 201176. Lucy R
    I support this petition
  • 06 November 201175. Hayley D
    waste of time and money, it should be free as part of the theory paper test

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Jacqueline WashingtonBy:
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