The Hazard Perception Test (Part 1b) for LGV & PCV Drivers

The LGV & PCV Hazard Perception Test is a required test to pass for trainee drivers. Often referred to as the CPC Part 1b Test, you may sit it separately to the  LGV or PCV Theory Test.

If you’re looking to sit the LGV & PCV Hazard Perception Test you’ll probably want to know what exactly is involved. Our short FAQ below should answer your questions.

How many videos in the LGV & PCV Hazard Perception Test?

The LGV & PCV Hazard Perception Test (Part 1b) for drivers consists of a series of 19 video clips, each lasting about one minute.

Shown from the driver’s viewpoint, the Hazard Perception Test clips feature various types of hazards, such as vehicles, pedestrians or other road users.

What’s the Hazard Perception pass mark?

The current pass mark for trainee LGV & PCV drivers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the Hazard Perception Test is 67 out of 100.

Do all the video clips only contain one hazard in the test?

No. Beware that 18 of these clips will have one scorable hazard while one will have two scorable hazards.

Also, the hazard that you have identified may not necessarily be the one that the DVSA have classed as the ‘scoring’ hazard.

So, you must pay attention throughout each clip and click the mouse button each and every time you see something you perceive to be a developing hazard.

Making sure you’re ready for the LGV & Hazard Perception Test requires practise. Our Hazard Perception Test windows download revision tool has over 80 interactive clips in each volume. These downloads contain all the essential tools you’ll need to pass the Hazard Perception section of the official DVSA Theory Test.

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How many points is each Hazard Perception clip worth?

Each scorable hazard is worth up to 5 points. The better your timing the higher your mark will be (between 1 to 5). Remember, one of the clips will have two scorable hazards so one of the clips will be worth 10 points.

When should I click in the Hazard Perception Test?

During the Hazard Perception Test, you must click the mouse button as soon as you see a hazard developing that would require you to take action, for example changing speed, road position or direction. The earlier you spot the developing hazard and respond, the higher you will score (up to a maximum of five points per clip).

We’ve produced a ‘Complete Guide to the LGV Theory Test‘ which takes you through everything you could ever need to know to help you prepare for this first stage in the Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) qualification.

Here at Driving Test Success (DTS), we produce a range of products to help you revise and practice for all aspects of the LGV or PCV Theory Test.

All DTS products use up-to-date licensed DVSA Theory Test revision questions providing you with the closest experience to the real tests. Check out our full product range to see what suits your requirements and get that pass first time!

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