RMS (RTA) Driver Qualification Test (DQT)

Update 12/09/2014: Amended for new content from the RMS

Well today I went to get my full license. I passed with no problem thanks to reading about the tricks the RMS (RTA) don’t tell you. I can imagine the number of people who would fail the test… as it’s utter stupidity. I would like to outline the flaws to the tests and how to pass it.

The Test

The test is composed of two parts.

The first section has 15 multiple choice questions each with 4 choices. This section tests your knowledge on how to drive safely and of good driving practices (e.g. the 3 second rule).

Sample questions

The second section of the test is the same as the Green P’s test whereby you have to respond to “hazards” in a series of video clips of real traffic from the driver’s perspective. There are 10 of these video clips. Here is an example:

Flaws

– The test supposedly tests your knowledge of road rules and good driving practices. The RMS (RTA) believe that knowing a bunch of statistics on crashes, times when people become most fatigued and the chances of killing a pedestrian at 70 km/h compared to 60km/h are supposed to reflect your driving ability. How is knowing these statistics meant to judge your ability to drive safely? It doesn’t. It’s just a memory game that disadvantages those who have trouble remembering numbers.

– The Hazard Perception section requires you to respond to hazards in the video clip. For those who haven’t done this test it’s a bit of a psychology game. In nearly all cases when you are asked to “turn right when it is safe” you do NOT have to touch the screen at all. Those who haven’t done it before naturally feel inclined that they are required to tap the screen even if they are not meant to. This is therefore a unfair assessment of one’s ability to drive safely.

– The clips only last about 30 seconds at the most and as those who have done the tests before know, that by the time the hazard appears it’s already too late to respond. The time to respond to a hazard on the screen is less than what it would be in real-life because of the difficulty seeing into the distance in a video clip that only focuses 10-20m ahead.

– The touch screen is sometimes slow to respond to your touch

– The videos showing traffic scenarios are compressed ridiculously… the level of detail is very low… I could see better looking through a cracked window.

How to Pass

– Read the handbook… if you are short on time read the ‘Key Points Summary’ of each section. The test actually requires you to know parts of the handbook.

– Learn all the main statistics from the handbook as these are tested in part A. E.g. causes of crashes and fatigue and crashes. Create a summary of all the main stats and learn them. The statistics will be outlined in the ‘Key Points Summary’ section.

– Have a run through of the practice tests. UPDATE: Here are the latest from the new RMS site:

    • Picking safe gaps – learn to safely judge safe gaps when crossing a stream of traffic from your right

    • Picking safe gaps II – learn to safely judge safe gaps when turning right at a set of traffic lights

IMPORTANT

– When you are asked to press the screen when it’s safe to slow down, you can pretty much press it immediately (give it no more than 1 or 2 seconds)

– If you are asked to “press the screen each time you need to slow down” – press the screen at each point where you see a vehicle coming towards you, or at the first appearance of a corner (look out for the sign). Do not hesitate to slow down – it’s always safe to slow down.

– When you are asked to turn right etc, in most cases DO NOT touch the screen. If you cannot see anything moving whatsoever then it might be ok to touch the screen but be hesitant. This can be tested in the practice that they give before the test (the second image above is from the practice test). There are a series of cars passing and you want to turn right. There is one safe gap in the clip. If you don’t touch the screen at all you don’t fail but you simply “could do better”… so this practice video is a good example on judging the acceptable distance for a turn in the real video clips.

– Take your time and be careful not to press the screen in quick succession as strange things may happen.

– Also refer to these tips

Personally, I think the Green P’s and the DQT are both revenue generators that do not accurately assess an applicant’s ability to drive safely.

Update: make sure you checkout http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt


473 thoughts on “RMS (RTA) Driver Qualification Test (DQT)”

  1. Well only when you are asked to “press the screen each time you would slow down”…In the cases that were presented to me, I pressed the screen when i saw a vehicle approach. There were a few scenarios for this type of question that i can remember:

    – A car and truck coming towards me. I pressed the screen when i saw them appear. The video continued to a corner. When i saw the sign i pressed the screen again.
    – Driving behind two cyclists. I pressed the screen when i saw them and again when i felt the car was getting too close to them

    I usually pressed the screen 2-3 times during these the slow down scenarios.

    Remember it is usually never unsafe to slow down

    1. Cheers brother! so stoked. I failed two days ago with a casual ‘all will be good attitude’, the test IS a corrupt mind game- greedy fuck up. But with this website you started and everyone else chipping in, I managed to cruze though today.. Just wonted to express my appreciation :(Thank you).. Stay Human people Yew — x

    2. Cheers brother! so stoked. I failed two days ago with a casual ‘all will be good attitude’, the test IS a corrupt mind game- greedy fuck up. But with this website you started and everyone else chipping in, I managed to cruze though today.. Just wonted to express my appreciation :(Thank you).. Stay Human people Yew — x

    3. Hi michel..is that the second part of DQTwas same same to the hpt of Ps?cause i was practices the HPT..i just wondering they are similar to each other..and i go for the DQTsoon.but couldnt find the real practice test for DQT part 2…can you show me pls where to find the DQT practice test..i was reading the summary of the key points handbook..i wasnt sure i had enough of all the infomation of it..that s why i found your web and ask you.. Anyways thanks for reading my ms..cheers and have a nice day bro..

  2. All i can say is…thanx for putting this up mate. Just did the test and came back with my new 5 yr GOLD license. My chances of passing greatly improved after reading this.

    Cheers.

    1. How did you do it? Had my green P’s for ten years now failed the test 4 times!!!!! Aced the first 15 question until i get to the second part and make 5 errors

        1. I have had my greens for like 3 years now, been trying on and off for the last year to get my blacks. All up I have done the test 11 times, passing part 1 everytime and stuffing up on part 2 everytime.
          After the 8th time I started complaining and getting the manager to help me so I have been able to do the test for free and also get someone to look over my shoulder for the first couple touch screen questions.
          Building up the courage to go back in and try again. Wish me luck!

  3. Could please tell me if it matters where you touch the screen as to the hazard and does it make a noise or flash as stated in the handbook as I did not encounter this during the test.

    Thanks For The Tips.

  4. It doesn’t matter where you touch the screen… you aren’t identifying where particular hazards on the screen are, but rather you are pressing the screen when you should respond to them (or not). For example, you touch the screen when to slow down or when it is safe to turn right or overtake.
    For me, the screen did flash (turned briefly a transparent white) and made a ding noise (if you have headphones).

  5. Thank You for your help I am a fity-ish person and I am uncomfortable with any computer, but appreciate your advice.

    Thanks Again.

  6. No problem. I guess my main points for this test is that it’s important
    A) to be hesitant when you have to turn right or overtake (most cases do NOT turn right or overtake unless it is clearly safe)
    B) NOT to be hesitant to slow down (most cases slow down asap)

  7. this is excellent information – again i am going for my ful license now i realise why i failed the first time not only was i 110% nervous i hesitated at a right hand turn – and i pressed the screen thinking i had to but then realised the big mistake i made. with all this great information and going to revise my notes handbook and pay particular attention to statistics hopefully i pass…. thank you again for these fantastic tips. 🙂

  8. ok micheal i need your help! i went for my full license again and failed. i spoke to the counter lady and she said that i passed all part 1 15/15 and in part 2 the i slowed down when i didnt have too!
    the scene was the following: You are on a 2 way street at 100km/h touch the screen on every occasion you would slow down. soon as the flim clip came into play a large massive truck passed me on the right then the clip kept place and a corner was truning right and i thought maybe i didnt have to slow down yet…
    i touch it basically straight away every time to be cautious but i was OVER cautious which lead me to fail!
    The test said that the only time i fail was when i slowed down BUT on every question that mentions touched the screen when you would slow down i touch it basically in 1 sec….. was that wrong?
    If my undertsand is right ( and i said this to the RTA lady) i failed because i was over cautious and she said yes. what do you think.
    some other points she main was out of 10 people that said the test she said about 2 might pass!
    the test sucks because i study my arse of for over 3 weeks. i didnt think i could of been more prepared!
    So i ended up renewing my green p’s…. so know the question i wish to ask you.
    1)What can i study to pass the Harzard Perception Test – part 2 of the DQT test?
    and the comment you made about hesitate when turning right or overtake and DONT hesitate to slow down – well i didnt hesitate one bit to slow down and i fail… hmm…
    any help you can give would be muchly appreicated…
    thanks Michael

    1. that is exactly what happened to me i took the test twice and failed both times this morning on what sounds like the same question. its so frustrating! then after i’d spent $90 she told me that if i wait until the end of the year i don’t have to do it as theyre getting rid of this test as it, to quote the RTA lady “is a stupid test”

      1. Hi Olivia, i was in the same boat and asked the dude at the counter about it. He told me it won’t apply to me as i already have my green P’s. I then called the RMS and asked the same question and they told me the same thing, basically that unless you get your greens after November 2017 you’ll have to do the DQT regardless.

        If anyones been told otherwise let me know.

        Thanks.

        1. If you renew your green p’s after November 2017, you don’t have to sit the DQT either.. but from what I understand, you have to stay on your green P’s from the point of renewing for 2 more years with no fines/demerit points etc

  9. Hi Jem,

    Sounds like you aren’t having much luck with the test. I was in the same situation when i did my green p’s… the hazard perception test sucked. I guess this one is much the same. When slowing down, in general it is a good idea to slow down fairly quickly, but of course you need to use your own judgment in whether or not it is suitable to slow down. I mentioned that you should slow down in around 2secs… which is what I did, but the situations do change test-to-test and might have been different for yours. I guess what I can recommend is when slowing down, press the screen as soon as you consider that there is a hazard which in real life you might also slow down.

    What you described in the truck situation, i would have slowed down when i saw the truck and again when i saw the corner. Don’t press the screen too many times. I only pressed the screen about a maximum of 3 times. Maybe next time, give it a little bit more time before you slow down and only press the screen at each interval you need to slow down (not repeatedly even if the car doesn’t appear to slow down)

    Hope that helps…

    Cheers,

    Michael

  10. thank you heaps michael. It feels so much better knowing that i wasnt alone you make things sounds soo easy – i just want to pass the flamin test. its riduculious because i know i am a cautious drive and i studied like i was going for a final exam.
    I have another question when the question states:
    “touch the screen on every occasion you would of slowed down” can i touch it more then once?
    because i didn’t…… or does the question word it differently when they want you to touch it more then once.
    I am sorry to be such a burden but their isnt really any help out there that i can access i mean how are you mean to study for part b of the test?
    Thank you heaps for your info – next time i go i really want to here the words i passed! i am going to revise my notes and take a couple of weeks off fromthe pressure and hope for the best..
    Thank for your tips.

    Cheers,

    Jem

  11. Hey Jem,
    Yep you can press the screen more than once in the “touch the screen on every occasion you would of slowed down” scenarios… in fact I believe you have to. The main difference between the green p’s test and this one is that in the green p’s test you only have to touch the screen once, whereas in this test you can touch the screen multiple times.
    Cheers

  12. well their is my probelm their – sorry taken a long time to reply just needed a break from the test situation. thank you for your help. Jem

  13. Going for mine tomorrow, but havent had much time to study, due to job interviews (also have an interview like 2hrs before the test too tomorrow).

    Only read so part 2 of the book, took notes of the summary sections, and hope i can ace the hpt part just from my driving knowledge.

    Went for it 2 years ago, and failed so i renewed my licence. I suggest dont next time and keep trying to pass it, dont worry bout the costs, cause renewing the green p’s is extra cost. Once u get it, no more tests again, so just try and get it out of the way and put it behind you.

  14. Passed – 1st go woo.

    Cant remember much though but heres some.

    1 question in the first part was bout BAC levels saying how many times more is 0.05 than 0.0.0 and was like more than 2.

    and for the hpt’s play it safe basically. Never touch the screen more than once, i.e waiting to turn right just hit it once when its safe, not everytime when its safe. Also there are questions where u shouldnt touch the screen. When u think its not safe – dont touch.

    Theres one where these 2 are riding a bike on a country track, and u had to touch when safe to overtake – well there wasnt basically cause of blind bends. Sure u could risk it but no its all about being safe.

    also remember to use 3 second rule in the video tests, it helps alot deciding when right.

  15. There are a few tips floating around saying to touch the screen straight away for the slow down hazard questions. I gave it around 3 seconds and it was fine as well. I would say this part was not so much a REACTION to hazards but more ANTICIPATION. If you haven’t seen any hazards and a few seconds has passed just press the screen. If you wait until you see something happening its a bit late, considering the lag. Anyway thx for the tips Mick.

  16. i owe you a lot,guys.i got into the country while i had an overseas licence which i had held for 13months.This meant that on converting to nsw licence i got my green p’s without having to do the hazard perception.This left me at a disadvantage coz i never got to practice the hazard perception so i did not know what to expect until i saw your postings.THANX.i went for my dqt today and passed.
    i have one tip to share with you,when travelling behind the cyclists and you are asked when it is safe to overtake,DON’T,becoz as soon as it appears safe to overtake the cyclists,there suddenly appears a double line which,of course,cannot be crossed.Good luck

  17. hey mike i agree this test is a joke,i havent done it yet but going to tomorow.
    The way you guys are talking about it im worried that i will fail.The rta dosent want you to pass the first time becouse this another revenue raising scheme by the rta,with a safe alibi that lots off people are dying on the road.So they get away with it.Ive been on my plates for four years now and i think its a f ing joke that i have to sit another revenue raising test can you help me with the more statistical questions and wot they would ask.

  18. The statistical questions are from the handbook

    Specifically, read anything under the “Keypoint Summary” sections. Most of the stuff in it is fairly obvious, but you might want to learn the stats. For example, these sort of ones are where they might catch you out:

    “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.”

    HTH.

    Cheers,

    Michael

  19. thanks mate so the key points summaries are a key to passing the first section.I know that the second section is all about being over cautiouse.ive delayed it because i really want to pass first go.cheers!!

  20. I passed! first go! and thanks to the hints found here.

    here is my contribution: you need to take all the questions as unique however you can get a good idea of what will happen from the statements said before the part 2 videos.

    I had many right turn questions. where many were to not touch the screen as it was not safe to go. however i receive two instances where you had space to go. one was the same as the sample at the beginning (i dont know if the samples are the same for everyone…guesses are that they are) the 2nd was a night seen where the oncoming traffic was on a bend (and a three laned highway) i touched the screen twice were appropriate. (the thing that rocked me was that the stupid touch screen didnt register my touch during this, i retouch screen and was then annoyed that i may have to come back due to a fualt not of my own…but was lucky to re-react to the situation …. i should have a platinum license – ya that was a joke)

    well its easy… i can only see the problem people would have is not studying enough or hesitance or nervousness… what i would do is remove all chances of being nervous…get there with plenty of time and dont worry too much about it as the first part is common sense once you have read the relevant part in the required doc. yes there are trick question thats the only time they attempted to catch you out….my response to this was to not answer the question till i was absoulty positive….

    another question stated how often should you do your vision checks answer is 10sec (only option) book states every 8 – 10 sec

    another is with pharmacy signs on your medicine….it stated bla bla bla… but the only appropriate response is to check with your doctor to see if you can drive.

    also know the appropriate times to turn in intersection.

    obviously do a comfortable amount of study and apply that made me study more

    good luck to all.

    ps. another video was of two cyclists on a country road with a bend. i didnt touch the screen the road is too narrow to over tack.

  21. 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.

    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.

  22. Well, normally there are not many, but when there is a safe gap – it will be obvious. I mean absolutely obvious. On my test sometimes when I saw the safe gap the video clip stopped and moved on to the next so yeah. You will hardly need to turn right but there are occasions so just stay alert.

  23. hi Micheal this is a great website however i have one question is there any possibility of practicing the DQT test like the L’S DKT test on the internet before hand f so LET ME KNOW ASAP THANX

  24. 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

  25. DQT – yay passed the second time thanks to this site.

    part (i) harder than the first time

    Q. What is a head check?

    Q. How many kilometers travelled before someone is likely to have a near accident?
    A. I think it was 800km (check the book)

    Q. A young male driver is likely to take risks when?
    A. other young male passengers of the same age are present

    Q. what is a driver with a high “Sensation Something Test” more likely to do?
    A. I think it was drive without a seatbeat

    part (ii)

    in all the Turn Right at the intersection questions when the video initially
    starts rolling and their is a clear and safe gap, in every instance i let the first set of cars on screen pass through before considering whether to complete the Right Turn

  26. went for my blacks today for the 3rd time and failed again.. The DQT is so anoying i was so sure that i passed its such a stupid test just revenue raising!
    I got every question right in the first part everytime.
    I always got the exact same questions everytime i took the test and 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 I hsrldy touched the screen. another was when is it say to overtake the bikes which i got right too. I had a question where your driving along a two way road 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.

  27. Did the test today.. I was nervous but got everything right no problems wasnt even shown what needs to be improved.. I dont think they bother at castle hill did HPT there also 2 years back seemed fine.
    If u summarise the main points in the book you should be fine, had questions on 25% accidents on metropolitan roads.. and that sorta area.

    “I had a question where your driving along a two way road and theres an oncoming truck and a motorbikle that atempts to overtake the turck.. i touched the screen just as the bike pulled out…” I had this question too as soon as i saw the truck, was about 2 seconds away just b4 the bike came out i pressed the button. (They show the same clips but add an extra thing or two in each situation). Theres on the vic roads website they show simulations of similar situations which u can download.

    On the turn right questions they show turning right the same situation during different weather conditions, such as night time dark day night very similar to the build up your skills situations, so I recommend doing this. One question was based at night time on a highway on a bend, you can see the lights of the cars through the bushes so you can turn when you see the lights far away..

    Anyway good luck to everyone that does the test, this was a good read and the test can be pure luck but make sure you know your right turns and slow down when a vehicle is approaching.. or your car starts accelerating and the space cushion with the car infront decreases.

  28. 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!

  29. Going for my test at 12pm tomorrow, I’ve read over all the stuff here and hopefully it will help me out.
    I’ll post back here with anything I remeber about my test (pass or fail…hopefully pass!)

    I’ll keep checking here till before I do the test, my trouble lies in the first section (I’m quite confident about the second part) I’m not that good at remebering this kinda stuff, so if anyone could give me some more examples or hints or something that would be awesome 🙂

    Cheers
    -Mike

  30. Passed! 😀

    Well I can’t offer much more than what’s already been said here. I found the test rather easy, only had to think hard on about 2 questions (mainly because of wording of said questions).

    The second half is almost exactly the same as the HPT, I only got “when would you slow down” and “when would you turn right” questions so it was pretty much a sinch. Unlike most here though I only didn’t touch the screen at all for one of the situations. All I did was keep a clear head and act how I would in real life and I got through all right.

    In regards to the first section, reading the handbook is almost a must. I copied some of the main points and summaries from the book and made a 9 page word document to read over before I did the test.

    I’ve uploaded it to the internet in .doc and .docx format to help anyone else out who might be having trouble with this section of the test.

    .docx (Office 2007) Version:

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

    .doc (Office 97 – 03) Version

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

    Good Luck People!

  31. 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

  32. I went for my HPT for Green P’s yesterday but failed due to computer problems as they were unable to find my test results after i had finished- not cool! So i really dont know how i went as i didnt get any feedback due to the fact that it had for some reason not been recorded onto their systems. Anyway what i was wondering is after each clip a message came up saying “did you touch the screen or ” did you not touch the screen”…. is this normal? Also, i had a lot of slowing down videos and turning right. When i pushed the screen for it to slow down well in the clip the car didnt even slow down and continued the speed it was travelling in the start. Was i on a crazy computer?

    Any help would be great as i need to resit the test again.

    Thanks!

  33. Just had my test today and thankfully passed. The tips here have been helpful, though they did have the side-effect of giving me more anxiety LOL. Anyway, Part 1 was pretty simple, a lot of common sense questions/eliminate-the-obviously-wrong answers and you’ll be fine. The ones that had me thinking included the car following animation – the quality’s crap so I was back and forth deciding on 3-4 sec. So keep those images from the book in mind. And with most contributions to crashes, I was back on forth on alcohol and driving at night (ultimately went with alcohol).

    Part 2 was more of a worry, because of everything I’ve heard about touching the screen too many times, too early, too late, etc. etc. I had an overtake one, a few right turners but mostly slow down ones. The overtake one was the usual cyclists – there was a seemingly safe gap a ways before the bend, but I played it safe and never touched. Right turners – just wait for a nice big gap and you can turn. The timing of the clips usually means that you’ll get in 2 turns at most before it ends anyway, so just play it super-safe. The slow down ones were the most ambiguous. Since the car doesn’t actually slow down or anything, it’s difficult to tell whether your touch registers too early or late. In most cases I touched twice – eg. when someone opened their door, I touched and as I almost pulled alongside them, touched again.

    No actual feedback from the test was given; but that’s how I did it, so I hope that helps anyone…!

  34. Just had my test early morning yesterday and passed. Thank you very much for the contribution and editor who put up this website. I manage to find it at the last minutes before my exam and have a scan thru and able to get thru it.

    Part 1 of my test is basically all common sense, as the previous writer, no stats questions at all. Just take your time to do the test and dont be nervous.

    Part 2, the nerve recking part, I have 4 slowdown clip and 6 turn right clip which include 2 night scene clip.
    The slow down sceen, 1 is driving behind the 4wd with a P-Plate and travelling @ 50KM, Touch the sceen when you see 4wd brake, and when the 4wd slow down, make sure you touch the screen straight cos the 4wd will signal and turn left just after 2 second.
    The others slow down clip, when see the bend, slow down. I have one is a night scene, it’s a bit like driving princess highway at night time peak hour and it’s raining. Touch the screen when the car in front brake.
    For the right turns clip, I hardly touch the screen, Only 1 night scene which no traffic at all after one car had pass, and one there is no traffic at all. Thank you for all the comment ..only turn when there is a BIG GAP.

    Once again, Thank you very much for the Editor and the contributors who put up their expriences for the DQT and it was very helpful.

    Good luck for all ppl who are going for thier DQT. Just stay relax ( I know it’s hard) but it does help.

  35. hi,

    i just sat for my medium rigid test and failed the first section. I have lightly read the heavy vehicle book though have not read the driver handbook. I currently have a full license and have had it for about 8 years (never sat for any of the recent updated P license tests, hazard test etc.) what would you recommend to study apart from the heavy vehicle book to pass this test and any other tips that you can point out please.

  36. Hey Buddies,
    I have my test tomorrow. Before I read this I was bit confident, now feeling bit nervous. Anyway I will follow all your hints and let you guys know asap. I am confident that I will pass! When I finish my test, I will post all the q’ns for the future buddies. Good luck to me!

  37. I am back with a good news! I got my full license in first go now. some of the q’ns in Part 1 were very similar to the one you guys mentioned before in the previous posts. they were mainly from speeding(DQT handbook 64-69), alcohol related matters(DQT handbook page 38-40). There was a question about scanning for hazards at 60km/h zone is 12 secs…..lot of common sense q’s too! most of the questions, you can pass if you blame ‘young male drivers! I didn’t had any questions about that statistics.

    Alright..next part is bit horrible actually! I was soooo panic when doing that part! Read the question part very carefully. Especially note the situation like right turn or slow down issues and speed limits.etc. You never won’t have any clues that you done well or not during the test!..So make sure to do your practice test properly. I had about 4 right turn q’s and 6 slow down q’s.

    All the right turns were quite good. Only two of them I didn’t need to touch the screen. For the rest, I had to do when there was enough gap left! one was in the dark background. In the practice q’n I noted that when I didn’t touch the screen when there was a gap and other vehicle was coming from a top of the hill.. it said ‘I could have done better in that situation..means you have to touch the screen when there is a gap that you think is right to turn. Just think about real situation

    For slow downs, luckily I didn’t got any suicidal ladies or cyclists…instead lot of curves, bends, side roads, petrol shop driveways etc. I had to touch the screen at least 3 times in each scenario. So remember, when you see a brake light or indicators of the front vehicles, TOUCH the screen. you can see the vehicle braking one by one.

    Finally, I suggest everyone to read the handbook first, not only the summary, bu the contents under speeding, alcohol, fatigue and safe gaps. Also practice Vic Roads demo tests under Hazard Perception Test( first you have to download that in the computer. It is very real videos and you will get an exact idea of what to do. I have found that link when googled it. RTA is doing good things to save our lives, I don’t think it to raise the revenue. Please don’t blame them. Think about the good things they do…who built and maintain our beautiful efficient hwys, bridges and tunnels. All are good for us and our future generations!! But they could have done something better than this game test like one more on road testing or advanced knowledge testing etc. So don’t forgot to study the book for good results. Once again thanks for everyone who involved in this discussion. Good on you mates. I wish you all the best!

  38. I’m going for my DQT next monday do we have to pass all 15 question in part 1 and part 2?

    What if i dont “touch the screen” in part 2 for all question would i still fail the DQT test?

    Your help would be much apprecated. Thanks

  39. 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?

  40. I didn’t pass.

    I didn’t even get half the questions stated on here or the booklet..which annoyed me…anyways…..Section two bummed me right off…I kept pressing the screen evrytime i saw a hazard..(I think thats where I failed)…* straight face* and the screen sometimes froxe up..huh? lol how dare thee!

    I didnt get many ‘right turn’ scenes -they’re the obvious ones..and easiest to pass! :(..

    anywho, better luck next time 🙂

    Bye guys.

  41. I went for my test last Friday and passed first go. This website helped so much though – I was very prepared going in. Had a lot of the right hand turn scenarios. Most of the time I didn’t touch the screen. Didn’t have any suicidal ladies or any of the curves in the road. The others were just the slowing down ones and one overtaking. The stupidest thing with the overtaking situation was there were double lines and it was a high pedestrian area so obviously you could not overtake the bicycle riders.

    The general knowledge were simple – no stat questions which I studied for.

  42. I am going for the test tomorrow kinda nevrous 2nd time as in my 1st i didnt do too well. However i am ready this time around I hope i dunt get alot of stat questions
    im pretty good on my common knowledge and should be okay in the obvious questions.

  43. I am back with good news and tips
    The computer test was rather easy altho what i studied hardly came up. Mostly just use your skills to remeber key points , the rest is pretty much common knowledge.
    As for the touch sceen test most right hand turns asked to be performed i basically just didnt touch anything i found the touch screen easy i think the test is random so you really dont know what questions you might be getting.

    Most important is to read the book over 3-4times and remeber the Key Point Summary .
    Good Luck guys 1hr befor doing the test skim thur the pages that seemd to help alot tho i was hella nervous i managed to pass!

  44. Just got back from passing DQT first time. Common sence will prevail. If you read the book the night before you take the test you should pass. Every question i got is in the book and on this website. HPT part was easy, just dont turn right if you see a car or haedlights. just brake on everything. JUST DONT BE NERVOUS ITS EASY

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  46. I just passed the DQT test and i have this website to thank.
    It was quite easy.
    Part 1, multiple choice, was pretty much common sense. However, in order to pass, you do need to read the book.
    Part 2 was exactly the same as the P2 test. I found it relatively easy. There were many times when i did not have to touch the screen. A lot of them were for right hand turns, especially in the rain. I had a couple like that. There were a few shots of the bicycle riders, asking you to touch the screen when it is safe to overtake. It isnt safe to overtake when there are double lines and oncoming traffic. Make sure you take a good look at the traffic conditions, especially the traffic lights. I had a scenario where no one was moving, but it was because the traffic lights were red.

    I passed, and i am over the moon.
    However, there was a guy sitting next to me. He started after me and finished at the same time. We both got our results and he failed. I was listening to the lady tell him which areas he failed on. He failed on pretty much all the multiple choice questions, because he did not study. He failed the second part too because he touched the screen too many times. The on-screen instructions before the test tell you to only touch the screen for the one hazard once, as the screen registers it. He thought that because the car didnt stop, he had to keep pressing it. In the end he thought it was a fault to the computer, but it wasnt. In part 2, you just have to be cautious!

    I studied a lot of statistics for part 1, and the only statistic was the ‘near crash’ question. The question about every how many kilometres does a near crash occur? The answer is 800km.

    Be cautious and study, and you will be fine. I studied on and off for a few days and i was fine.

    Good Luck Everyone!!

  47. Hi Michael. Just wanted to say thanks for putting such a good website up. It is so good to read other peoples issues and opinions when it comes to this test. I have studied and studied and I can always get 15/15 multiple choice questions right, but always fail on Part II of the test. Well afte reading everyone’s feedback, I went to the RTA today and I passed and I am soo stoked.
    Thanks so much everyone for your help! :o)

  48. AFter reading this website, i was lucky enough to pass on my first try. The test was not as hard as i thought, with no hard stats questions etc. Just general trends, which with a bit of common sense and critical thinking, could generally be worked out on the spot (even if you had only lightly read the manual).
    The videos were as mentioned, but alot shorter than i expected. I didnt press the screen on many occasions.
    Good luck to everyone!!

  49. 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!
    Anyway, another website I recommend is here, some members have such a good memory that they can recite the question and correct answer. SUPERB!
    http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/tips-for-passing-dqt-nsw-driving-test-p2-to-unrestricted-licence/

    LAst but not least, the best advice I found was from the site above, and it is to imagine that you are driving in a brand new car which you just purchased yesterday. You’ll drive much more carefully! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! =)

  50. hi michale how r ya look i need da qestions 4 da dqt test because i am faling i no every fin but i dont understand dem so u fink u can help me. i would really apricatit if u did thanks

  51. Hi Aiman,

    What don’t you understand specifically? I don’t have all the questions, as the RTA would never provide them, however most are noted above. If you read through the comments you might gain a good understanding. I also reiterate that you read through the handbook and learn the statistics.

    If you’re continually failing it’s probably beneficial that you make sure you have a well-formed understanding of why you have failed and ensure, before you go into it again, you know the answers to your mistakes. Otherwise you’re just wasting money and that’s never a nice feeling!

    Also there is a lot of value in writing proper English 😛

    Cheers,

    Michael

  52. well michael i just wated 2 tell ya dat there is 3 parts dat i am studying 4 the exams n if i was wadering if any 1 can help me in da parts dat i am failing in coz i really wanna pass n not keep failing coz it is a very bad feeling so if there is any 1 out there dat can help me can u plz let dem no bout me thanks michael get bak 2 me wen u hav time k thanks……

  53. Hey guys! I passed first go!

    All I did was read the key points summary and Tine’s Q&A.. helped alot.

    I had alot of “touch the screen when you need to slow down.”. I pretty much touched the screen after 2 seconds and had 4 right turns in Part II. 3/4 of the right turns I didn’t have to do anything.

    Hope this helps you guys.

  54. They should give it to us 4 years on the road spending $5000 to $7000 a year on 4 tyers and a seat no matter what u drive go to school go to work what more do thay whant more hours ?
    money, money, money. green slip what for theres insurance 3thrd party should be free if its stolen bad luck buy anther shit box it will be cheaper.
    what will it be when i have kids will it be affodable.

  55. Hi guys,

    I passed my DQT first go on sat!! Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who contributed to this site – it really helped.

    Don’t freak out too much about the test. The book makes it sound like the test is going to be really hard, but it’s not. They basically hand the answers to you in the multiple choice – as other people have said here, just eliminate the obviously wrong answers and you’ll get it.

    For example, one question I got was “What is sleep debt?”.
    a) was the correct answer – the difference between the amount of sleep you get and the amount of sleep you need, b) was so lame “Bills that accumulate while you sleep” and the other two were equally as stupid. Just make sure you read through the book and key points and you’ll do fine. And take your time reading the questions/answers before submitting you answer.

    I was worried about getting statistics questions, but only had 2: % of fatal fatigue related crashes on rural roads (75%) and if you’re travelling 5km over the speed limit of 60km, how much more likely are you to have a crash (twice as likely).

    The HPT part was pretty easy too – had 2 overtaking questions with cyclists – do not overtake. Had mostly right hand turn questions – 2 in pouring rain with tonnes of traffic and low visibility – do not turn. One stopped at red lights – obvious do not turn. A couple of “touch the screen when you’d slow down” – like it’s been said here – touch the screen pretty much immediately and I had to touch it 2 – 3 times for each scenario.

    Good luck everyone!

  56. i passed this morning. Thankyou to everyone on this site. only info i can offer that hasn’t been mentioned (i dont think) was one of the slow down videos in part 2. Towards the end of the clip you see a car approaching from a side street to the right. Press the screen obviously but at the last minute the car pulls out in front of you so be sure to press the screen again quickly.
    All the best for those who are yet to take it.

  57. Just wanted to say thanks for putting the site and the tips up. I had previously failed the test twice about 5 years ago (the HPT part) and was so stressed because I didn’t know what I had done wrong that I never re-attempted until today. The tips here were a great help – for the bicycle overtaking questions it was pretty obvious it was a bad idea to overtake (double lines, windy roads, crests etc – put your hands on your lap), for the right turn questions I only turned once out of about six questions (and when I did turn there was no car visible), I find the slowing down questions the hardest – I got about 3 of these and each time I pressed the screen as soon as I saw the hazard (I am still unsure whether this is the right thing to do but I scored 100% so hopefully that was the correct response – hazards I can recall were an old man crossing the road, a car approaching on my right). I think I got a relatively easy set of HPT questions compared to last time so I guess sometimes you just have to sit several times until you get a string of reasonable scenarios. Hopefully the RTA will eventually realise that it needs to give some decent practise questions so people are less stressed going into test and so can genuinely demonstrate their skill.

  58. i did the test today after looking over the book last night and passed first go. Firstly, with the verbal questions take your time – apply a bit of logic and you will get through about 80% of them on that alone. For the rest, i wrote maybe half an A4 page summary of those “Key Points” areas in the book and learnt those. I think i probably got all 15 right.

    As for part 2 it is slightly more difficult than the HPT but you just have to find a way to translate your real driving to the screen (which I understand is difficult for some).
    Don’t overtake (pretty much ever) – they will not penalise you as overtaking is a form of risk taking and is therefore technically not necessary most circumstances.
    Another I had was a scenario where there was a semi trailer to my right hand side and another one in front of me and I had to tap when to slow down – for that one the point is to realise that because you are blocked to your right, if the semi in front of you stops or does something stupid you are unable to get out of the way. Therefore, you should slow down the second you see the semi trailer appearing on your right.

    The other ones i had for part 2 were alot of right hand turns – its somewhat difficult to judge on a computer screen how far the oncoming cars are from the vehicle, but for most in dry conditions there’s a spot where you are able to turn.

    Overall, the most important suggestion I can give is the use of logic, a bit of study of that book and translating your road skills to the computer!

  59. I am just about to go for my DQT, I’ve studied the handbook well and I could not agree more with the ploy of generating money.

    If I hated anything more than failing the P2 test it would be the RTA personel who’s faces light up knowing that you will have to fork out another $40 to rebook the test. The once sour old gargoyles now turn into the bubbly and cheerful sales reps you may find at a clothing store flogging their over priced goods to the customer who’s knees go week at the sight of a simple smile.

  60. Great article. Def a RTA cash cow. The RTA have recently become very commercial – new tests, higher fees, new number plates, annual fees on most number plates (even non personalised one’s like euro plates)… It seems that the NSW government is putting pressure on these government enterprises to pull their own weight – become profitable – when in essence they should really be about driver safety.

    I think if they were serious about road safety they would scrap the multiple touch screen knowledge tests (yes there is merits in raising awareness of dangers and stats)but being in a car and being shown that if you go that extra 10 km/h and that causes you to run over the orange cone that would be a kid or obstruction on the road – that would be far more beneficial – and could even be cheaper!

  61. I found this site when I was looking for study hints and it really proved helpful. I passed first go. I thought I wouldn´t pass as I was waiting for the RTA lady to tell me the results though due to a couple of trick questions which had two or more correct answers in some case.
    The ones I remember are:
    What are “low alcohol hours”?
    The answer I chose was during daylight hours on weekdays. I was almost tripped up reading it fast because the book details HIGH alcohol hours and I nearly chose the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and weekends option.
    Where do you have to be more aware of cyclists and motorcyclists?
    One way roads, two way roads, pedestrian crossings or intersections…
    Honestly I don’t remember seeing that anything related to this in the handbook (correct me if I’m wrong). I chose intersections because there are more directions to consider
    What are the chances of ending up in hospital from a crash as opposed to getting booked?
    Lower, higher, about the same, getting eaten by a shark
    I remember clearly in the handbook that they talking about getting killed being 2000 times less risky that being booked but nothing about ending up in hospital with injuries. I chose the shark option. Which just goes to show the quality of the questions they ask after making you study for 4 – 5 hours of your life aren’t exactly worthy of your time.
    The Second part of test I was scared about because I remember failing the HPT the first time around. The key honestly is to not over take the bicycle riders because it would endanger the life of the rider…only choose to turn right when you would in real life, and by that I mean don´t take risks…and slow down the moment you think something strange is about to pull out of the road on the questions which ask you to slow down.
    I think the concept of the DQT is good but in practice it will in no way make you a better driver. I think it would be better to do a second practical test than a computer test or send people to a driving school to learn how to handle difficult conditions better….
    Good luck and be safer drivers. I hate people who cut me off. Don´t be another impatient Ahole just to save a few seconds. Driving is a serious thing and your life is at risk everytime you do something without thinking.

  62. Hi, gedday Micheal, I found this site when I was looking for study hints and it really proved helpful. thank you Micheal for such great job you has done. I failed the DQT test for the first time I had it , but after studying yr site, I went for my second test and I pass, coz I wasn’t feeling novies at the second time afer studying yr site,may God be with you and always give you wisdom and knowledge to continu yr good work.

  63. I just passed my test on my first attempt and wanted to say a big thank you. Here are some of the things I remember:

    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

    Part 2
    – I had 2 in 50km urban zones where I had to press 6-7 times. There were lots of people, parked cars doors opening, I was driving behind a red car which braked etc
    – tunnel – truck on L indicates to turn into your lane
    – Don’t overtake cyclists
    – R turns: I didn’t turn R in most of them
    – country road: in the distance you can see something (press to slow down), it’s a truck and you drive past the truck, a guy walks out so slow down again

    Good luck guys! The test is a lot better than I thought it would be.

  64. hey guys! great tips on here il be going for my licence today at 12.00pm and its 10.50am now north syd rta, ive read the whole DQT book once and highlighted all the key points summarys so i should be alright

    hope i pass, aint really good with numbers but anwyays some ppl have said theyve had statistics and some havnt we’l have to wait and see wish me luck ehh

    liz

  65. 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!

  66. Hey Guys,

    I took the test and encountered one hard question to me.

    Which are you less like to be injuried in when it crashes.

    Bus
    MotoCycle
    MotoCycle and Car
    Car???

  67. Hi michael…I followed your steps red the book, summary points and what not…..i attempted the test 7 times and i still failed… its mainly on the questions……I have an intleqctual disability and i have troubles understanding the questsions and choices of answers they give me, they dilibertly confuse the shit outta ya so u can fail….I also read the book over and over again and still not sinking in….could you please e-mail me a way that i could pass both sections without failing?….coz i followed your steps and it still didint help. I wish they could just do another driving test that would be alot better….i’m very good with practical side.

  68. I know ay Shane….its really bugging me hardcore….the book don’t do squat for me…they should do it like the DKT online practice same with HPT..

  69. Umm it may sound qierd but lol if anyone has the list of questions for the DQT that would help us study it alot better could you email them to me please? daora_heat1984@Hotmail.com i find its teh best way for me to study reading summaries over and over isnt helping me done that 2 weeks straight and failed again/

  70. yeah true that bro

    its very annoying i went yestday for the test failed

    they dont tell u your mistakes they just put what section you fail and u read over and still fail

    i dont get it. its started to give me the shits $36 is alot of money just for computer test

    should be $10 bucks atleast

  71. It’s bullshit…..they should tell you what questions you had wrong.

    It’s annoying me too…I tried to study both ways, summary points and reading the book and half of the answers that are in the test isnt in the book.

  72. Well i just got back from failing the DQT

    All they would tell me is i did well in the first part but got 2 questions wrong – but wouldnt tell which ones!! Why not?? I Have no idea which ones i got wrong.

    And the second part – they say “you pressed the screen two many times” what the?

    I have absolutely no idea how this test has anything to do with how you drive.

    And for me to walk away not knowing what i got wrong, i find it hard to even know where to start again so they don’t snap up another $36 from me plus an hour our of my working day.

  73. I know how u feel amy…. all they do is tell what section u failed in and how many questisons wrong but no what ones.

    I’ts bullshit if u ask me…..I heard in WA theres no test for the full licence just pay money take photo and done…. i wish its like that here.

  74. I passed the DQT first go today =)

    I think the blog and the comments made it appear harder than it actually was. For anyone doing the test, as long as you read the handbook summary points and aren’t too rusty with driving, you will be fine.

    The first part asked about what risks there were and what would you do in certain situations. My main concern was that I had to retouch the screen multipe times as the sensors were sometimes non responsive.

    The second part covered day, night, rain, country roads, cyclists, etc scenarios. The best thing to do is remain cautious. Every now and then I would find an appropriate time to turn right. Sometimes it would not be safe to do anything and the clip would be over in 10 seconds. I also had to watch out for hazards and would touch the screen whenever cars changed into my lane or breaked suddenly

  75. hi michael thanks for putting this sight on i went yesterday and passed third time lucky . your sight was very helpfull. last time i went i got 1 wrong in the first section and 2 in the 2nd and still failed this time i got 1 wrong in each section and passed. its a very frustrating test i was sure i failed again, but was surprised to pass and very reieved as you dont no until the lady at the desk tells you. the maim thing is to read the book and summary points. and read your sight thanks again.

  76. I failed the test 3 times 2 years ago so I ended up renewing my P2 licence. It annoyed the hell out of me. Today, I passed the test. Thanks forthe tips in this site.

    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.

    I read the whole book but I did not remember details like this. I thought it was C, luckily I only got this question wrong so i still passed.

    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.

  77. Hi Guys,

    Just came back from the test and Passed first Go. I am sooooooooooooo happy. I was sooo scraed to take the test, i felt like i was about to puke, but went in, prayed & GOT IT!!

    I got alot of common sense questions, no stats at all. Part 2 was easier than part 1,

    Part 2:

    i had 6 when is it safe to turn – i turned on 2 occasions, the rest i didnt even touch the screen.

    i had when is was safe to overstake – NEVER OVER take, let the clip finish without touching the screen.

    & then i had 2 questions on when to slow down – i pressed it twice when the car was getting too close, then when the car breaked. Bascially the same question.

    I want everyone to know, dont freak out, its really easy. All you have to do is read the book, for the first part (i had no stats) , and the before you get each question in part 2 have a minute break b4 you click to start the film rolling, it helped, i put myself in the situation and pretended i was driving, and when it the film started, just focus.

    Thanks Michael, you website to fantastic – and thanku to eveyone else who placed tips on this website!!

    THANKSSSSSSSSS!!!

  78. Hey i sit the test tomorrow at ten am. Ive passed all these tests first go (to now) So i’ll see how i go. Much of what ive read corresponds with what i know from DKT & HPT. Ill let you guys know how i went tomorrow

  79. Hey guys,

    I have passed my dqt and want to thank everyone who has contributed to this site! I found part 2 frightening, the difference between right and wrong was vague. During the practice questions I did a “press screen to slow down” type.

    ***
    I was travelling on a freeway behind a truck, on my right there was an additional truck passing by. I touched the screen once to slow down because I was sandwiched, then the car kept moving forward towards the truck infront and i imediately hit the screen again (however it was a little late). What made it confusing, was did my first hit of the screen already register as slowing down for the truck infront or did it register as avoiding the sandwiching. The practice question told me it was too late, so I repeated the question again and ignored the first sandwiching and only slowed down when the car got closed to the truck infront. (that response was “good” for the test.)
    ***

    anyone want to clarify this for people who are about to do the dqt?

    Also this is a word doc I made of all the questions mentioned on this site by others, please add with new questions and re-post!

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CC5QMWIW

  80. Dear Michael,

    I failed the test two years ago because I weren’t sure where to touch the screen when it is safe to turn right or slow down. I just touched the screen in front of me but some one said you have to touch the screen where you want to turn, for instance, if one wants to turn right & it’s safe to do so, one has to touch the street on the right hand side (not in front of the car). Is it right? Please let me know as soon as you can as I have to sit for the test again in two months time (I renewed for another two years after I failed).

    Thank you for your help.

    Best wishes

    Lisa

  81. 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

  82. 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

  83. 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.

  84. 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!!

    between the car infront, and what’s

  85. OMG… MY TEST IS 2MORRO AT 9:30AM….

    Thanks to this wonderful website… Just reading it has given me so much confidence and encouragement. Basically, what I get from the above comments is that “you have to read the book.” I hope and pray that I do pass 2morro coz

    1. I need to drive and without my licence, it feels like having no legs.

    2. I paid $37 for the test.. Dont want to pay that again LOL

    Efff well see you all 2morro and hopefully… I do PASS…

    THANKS EVERYONE….

  86. HELLO MY DEAR FRIENDS…I PASSED…I Passed all my test first go and now my full licence also on the first go WOW…

    FIRSTLY THANK YOU GOD FOR SUPPORTING ME IN THE TEST…
    Thank God for Michael who created this site. God will repay you Michael in some way, some day for your kindness…

    THANKS to everyone that made comments in this site. Your support and encouraging words has helped me pass today.

    I would like to help others by saying:
    READ THE BOOK OR U WILL REGRET IT…
    Practice the online examples coz they help sooo much…
    The best material I used from the comments above is from ‘Mike Crick’.

    Basically it can be anything and everything….

    Part 1
    Learn ur Statistics well… There was so many questions on the basics.
    – Consequences of Road Crashes. I had a question about country areas crashes and their percentages…
    – Risk Taking – Drive aggressively question
    – There was a Head Check question
    – Three Second Rule
    – The ‘Space Cushion’
    Thatz mostly the ones I remember, however some are soo easy that you will get it coz other options do not match the question…LOL

    But please do not make the mistake I made.. Study the Alcohol, drugs and Fatigue well coz I got that one wrong.

    Part 2
    OMG u never if u going good or not coz u think you should and then your not meant to.. Besides in real life we never do.

    Take extra care. Same as the comments above, slow down when u need to. I got 2 bikes ones, didnt even touch them. Some right turns but did not go coz it was raining.

    ONLY GO WHEN U NEED 2… OK

    ANYWAYS… SEE YA… GOOD LUCK EVERYONE…

  87. Ive been looking over your website over and over . i downloaded tthe dqt book and have practiced knowlege questions on rta website my problem isnt with the section 2 but section one ! Im totally freaking out . im one who hates to fail!
    My test is this friday i really hope i pass ! off to study again Hopefully il have some good news on friday . Thanks for putting up this website its very informative .

  88. Hi Michael…
    Thank’s alot for putting up this website and thanks to all the people who wrote all the tips and tricks ‘how to pass DQT test. Yesterday, I passed my test..a few days bfor my P2 licence expired. Thank God u can’t imagined how i feel..so relieved! (cos i was a bit rushed thinking that my licence’ll be expired soon!)
    A FEW POINT that all people say here and i’ll like to mention it again…cos i think it’s
    very helpfull are:
    1.Thinking about something that will motivate you to pass this test,I thought about the dress that i want..;P I was thinking like ..hey! I don’t wanna waste my money 40 $ again and again to get the licence! If i failed 3-4 times, i could buy a nice dress with this sort of money!! This really motivated me to pass the test!
    2. Be Calm, don’t get panicked, after finished one questions (in part 2), and bfor starting the next video clip, take a breath, it helped me to feel ‘a bit’ relax,relieved abit tension.
    3.Be a SUPER SAFE driver, turn right only when there’s hugeeeeeeeeeeeee gap between ur car ana an oncoming vehicle, or there’s no vehicle coming at all.Most of the time i didn’t touch screen at all.(especially when u’re asked to turn right in the heavy rains).
    4.Be a SUPER Patient driver, NEVER EVER overtake the cyclist.
    5.Touch the screen as qucik as possible (ONCE) when u see each hazards.

  89. I’m doing my first go at DQT in about three hours and am so nervous…read the book and looked at all the questions everyone posted. More nervous about the questions that the hazard perception atm!

  90. I passed! The HP was fine for me, I am normally a very very cautious driver.

    As for questions, I had all ones I’d seen on here before except for:

    How long does it take to brake after spotting a hazard? (I knew the answer was 1.5 seconds for this one)
    What are the most common collisions with cars involving motorbikes? (I don’t know this one so I guessed cars pulling out in front of motorbikes)

  91. Just passed the test first go.

    Read the book once or twice and read the key points from the book 5 or 6 times and you’ll be fine for the theory. The correct answer jumped out for me every time.

    For part 2 just be really cautious – Don’t overtake cyclists, and if you get the scenarios where it says press the screen when you would slow down, be very cautious. The test is not hard so don’t get too worked up.

    Thanks for your comments everyone they helped me get through the test with ease.

  92. Just wanted to let everyone know i passed 1st go on friday . the test isnt as scary as everyone makes out! Seriously!!!!

    And thanks to this site I have my new 5 year gold licence ! Thanks a heap!

    Advice : to pass this test u need to study the book without a doubt

    But i still can understand what the statistics have to do with being a better driver !

    revenue raising forsure

  93. I just want to say thank u Michael and everybody who leave so many wonderful comments in this site. I am going to do the test tomorrow. I failed two months ago and never tried since then. I hope I can pass this time with all the skills learnt from here.

  94. Thank you soooooooooooooooo much Michael. You were so kind to create such a wonderful site for us. I finish my DQT today and pass it with no mistake in part1&2. Last time, I made 1 in part1 and 3 in part 2. something to contribute TODAY .

    in part 1,

    I ‘ve been asked what is the good habit of scanning routine.

    If there is an accident happened, what does a driver possible to do. Of cause trying to blame others.

    I remember there was a stupid question about driving distance with the car parking on the road side. There were 4 options, 75m, 45m, 1m and 0.75m Of cause the answer is 1m.

    There weren’t many statistics in my test, a lot of common sence questions.

    In part 2
    I have been asked to slow down for many times. I remember one senario was in a two way road. There were suicidal lady, a man tried to open his door, a girl returned to her car… I might not do it very well. However, the same senario appeared again in the next question. Then I managed to do it better. I don’t know if it is normal or not.

    Anyway, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOU WHO LEAVED SO MANY GREAT COMMENTS HERE.

    MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. OF CAUSE INCLUDING ME.

  95. Good info… i went today and failed twice within one hour.. guess i was trying to be a hero and not study the book.. going again tomorrow this time im going to memorize the book lol

  96. Hey guys thanks heaps for all the advice and tips. I went for my test today and was pretty nervous and shaky but as a result of reading other peoples experiences i was more than prepared and the test actually was alot easier than Id worked it up to be.

    Quick bits – For Part 1 – I received quite a few questions based on statistics or percentages. eg. How more likely are you to crash going 70km rather than 60km. (answer is twice as likely)

    and one that appeared that im still unsure whether i got right or wrong was ‘When do most speeding related crashes occur’ I ticked daytime, but night time was another option. I think I got it. Anyway part 1 is a breeze if you read through the booklet and additionally use the resources on this website. (Well done Michael!)

    Part 2 – I got one ovetaking question, as tempting as it is do NOT ovetake the cyclists. I had 4 turn right questions and i only turned right on one of them I think.

    The slow down questions gave me some uncertainty just as to how the computer judges whether your stop is early or late. Press the screen when a sign is clear but dont leave it too late, and I pressed again when entering the corners after the sign (not sure if i needed to but play it safe)

    Try not to stress over it, (I tried not to but was still shaky) By the end of the test I was very confident I had passed. Just remember as long as you spot the hazards and react before they are a danger you’ll be fine.

    I never got any feedback from the RTA other than ‘yep you passed’.

    Now who wants to come out and celebrate with me by drinking light beers so I can legally drive home!!!!

  97. Wohoooo pass on first try. Thanks for this site I owe everything in here. Anyway whats the answer for this question: ” When your driving at 60 km/h ..what percentage u most likely hit or kill someone?.

    A 10%
    B 70%(this is where 50/50 not sure if this is the right answer).
    C 90% (this is what i answer please correct me if i am wrong).
    d 1%

  98. i know it’s a bit late. but thanks mate. i knew those test were a bit bullcrap.
    and i am one of those poeple not good with statistics and numbers. farout rta sure knows how to milk people like me for our money.

    thanks again for the tips. hope i pass it today.

  99. 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 be nervous and take your time in reading the questions in part 1 and in part 2 if you feel that it is right don’t touch the screen.

    Thanks heaps and good luck to you all

  100. I have been lurking this page for the past 2 days reading everyones comments/etc.

    I had my p’s booked for Friday, but read the book once on Wednesday and decided to give it a crack on Thursday (today). Wasn’t too confident, but just had a clear head and thought “what do the RTA want you to say/do”… Passed 1st go.

    Just wanted to thank everyone for their submissions (especially the text files.. the guy who summarised the book to a 10 page word doc is a legend).

    the questions and so-fourth. Thanks guys.

  101. THANK EVERY ONE FOR ALL THE INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE HEAPS OF DIFFICULTIES IN PASSING THE TEST, I’VE TRIED 6 TIMES AND THEN I GOT UPSET AND WANTING TO QUIT. BUT THEN I FOUND THIS SITE AND ITS ACTUALLY HELPING ME ALOT. P.S. I HOPE I PASS THE TEST THIS WEEK…

  102. thank you … alll… for the info…. i have trouble passing the DQT test, i tried 6 time and still fail … i dont know y…. i read and make notes from the book but it didnt help much…. i was going to give up .. lucky i find this site… im studying really hard so that i can pass…

  103. Hi guys! I was at Green P for 9 yrs and it took me a day to understand why I passed the DQT test.

    After long hours driving, many times got little accident and a crash that ultimately teach you how to be better driving, you would understand and knows how to answer DQT questions. Its all about checking your hazard while you are driving! In the real one!

    Well this is my story, I went into advance driving training course that run by one of the most prestige car make in the world. Mercedes Benz! They thought you the hard way how to handle the road and understand that we want the licence not only better handling on the road but also better understand with the perception!

    They took me to the Eastern Creek racing field a few years ago and guess what! That the thrill you would not miss! With AMG V8 most powerfull engine and with my Green P plate. You think you know everything? Bet you dont! Dont think as well that after 1 or 2, 3 years your driving experience you become the most toughtest driver out there. Well I tell you what. It never will! This car really spin me around! Not only on the track but also on the skid water road! Think for a moment that you are on the real road situation! What would you do? Slow down! Going fast to follow your adrenalin? How about drinking? Or play it safe? Hm that’s what I called the mind set to teach you how to react. By this experience, you than understand when you are going to the public road! And can answer to those all DQT questions and be proud you are not just having licence for a sake of having it but knows how to handle the road rules and the vehicle of yours!

    Now I hope everyone who reading this will get I have explained. Teach yourself first long enough on the road, get expert or advance driving course to teach what is about driving and hazard perceptions and review all those quoestions you ever had from you are started as learner until you are having green P.

    I bet everyone will pass at once just with sensible mind on the road!

  104. Hey everyone, i just wanted to thank the person that created this page it helped me so much!
    I went for my test on Friday and passed the first time!!!!

    These were the questions i got in section 1

    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

    8) 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

    That’s all i can remember. hope this helps!

    section II
    this is the section i was freaked out by

    Slow down ones: touch the screen almost everytime LOL, like when u see a yellow sign, people about to cross, cars coming from the opposite direction, parked cars etc.

    right turn: there’s no need to touch the screen if you think it is not safe to turn right.
    i had heaps of these and i only remember touching the screen twice
    hope this helps!

    remeber to bring a lot of money with you because its a big rip-off. i paid close to $190: $151 for a 5 yr license and $36 for the test

    good luck everyone and remember do not stress over this test because its actually easier than you think.

    another important thing to remember is to take your time to read all the instructions carefully because you have a lot of time!!

  105. Hi to all

    i have just passed DQT test….these comments are very helpful…….I m very thankful to you guys..

    For passing the test just read book carefully………and take your time in between the questions.

    If you read all these comments i think you would pass easily…….All the best

  106. Hi Guys

    I sat for my test today…i have always hated these tests:(
    I failed all my other tests on the computer and paseed the practical test first go
    Unfortunatley i didn’t pass today:(

    But i did have a question

    Has anyone had this question

    who is the most emotional drivers

    males
    young women
    women over 50
    and another male one i think

    i chose young women

    I think i got that one wrong

    Could someone tell me the answer

    Thank you

    Ps i just found this sight today i should have found it earlier, as i could have passed today if i had found it earlier.

  107. I tried attempted twice and failed both
    like many others, I got all correct in part 1
    and failed to “slowing down and avoid hazard or crashes” in part 2

    “I had a question where your driving along a two way road and theres an oncoming truck and a motorbikle that atempts to overtake the turck”

    I had this exact question and I ONLY touched the screen when i saw the truck coming. but DIDN’T touch it again when the motorbike pulled out. Coz I thought it’d be too late.
    I’m still confused, should I touch it once or should I touch it both in the begining of the clip and then touch it again when i see that motorbike coming out?

  108. I passed, and I had that truck/motorbike question. I pressed the screen twice, once when the truck was coming and again when the motorbike pulled out. I don’t know how I did in that question specifically, but as I said I passed the whole thing so it couldn’t have been wrong.

  109. Going for my DQT test today, I am absolutely freaking out after seeing so many people fail their first go. I barely found the time to study, but I have the handbook on me and read through the whole thing last night and I’m going over and over the summaries for each section every chance I get. I think I am more freaked out about the touch screen part rather than the questions! People seem to think that they are doing the right thing, but they end up failing !! I’m glad that there are websites like this just to go over in case you find any hard questions that you wouldn’t expect to find in the test. I passed L’s and P2 test first go, so hopefully I will pass this time around, fingers crossed!

  110. Okay so I just failed! My report said it was Because I didn’t select safe gaps when turning and didn’t slow down to avoid crashes. But I felt as though it was because I touched the screen TOO many times. Michael you are right about it being a psychological game, it’s terrible and you can barely see the screen! I’m so depressed about the fact that I got all the questions right! What a waste!!!

  111. I just passed first attempt and I had to wing half the questions because I barely studied…just got lucky I guess :S I really thought I had failed though because I often didn’t opt to turn right when the gaps were rather large. However, I chose not to touch the screen because I wasn’t able to determine speed from the image and often by the time I realised they were going slow enough and probably had time to go, it’s kinda too late to touch the screen. Seems to have been OK though. There was another where I thought I should have turned right (got about 5 or 6 of those) but the crap mobile phone video quality made the blinker of the approaching car (wanting to turn right at the intersection) completely impossible to see. Perhaps they take these things into account… Plus I opted to go when I couldn’t see behind cars on the opposite side turning left and there were actually cars approaching. In real life, I’d have crashed. It’s likely my passing was purely a fluke.
    For the theory bit, cram about the statistics a little more. Accidents – who/what/when and consequences.
    Thanks to everyone here who have previously posted..your tips were a great help to me 🙂

  112. I think the dqt second part is deliberately designed to eliminate cautious drivers. slowing down to many times is accepted as a wrong answer, and I cannot still believe that. In one of the videos I was shown, the break lights of the car in front of me was on, there was a worker standing by a vehicle inside the road, A car reversing towards the road from a driveway, a car tring to turn to the road I was driving on, a driver opening the door of his car. that is five hazards and I touched the screen 5 times. I failed and I saw that this answer was accepted as wrong since I touched the screen too many times. I think RTA should make it clear what it wants exactly from the people taking this test.

  113. just had my dqt on the 22nd dec and passed – thanks everyone for their input and comments about the test, they really helped!

    here are some pointers regarding the video test:

    – try to relax before the exam, take deep breaths
    – pretend as if you’re driving a car in real life, slow down in the video as you would in a real life situation, etc.
    – keep your hands poised ready to tap the screen, but keep your fist clenched when you know you should not make a selection, so you don’t accidently tap the screen

    here are some pointers regarding actual videos:

    – NEVER choose to overtake the cyclists!!
    – when a car/truck approaches you in the opposite direction lane, don’t tap to slow down, this will be seen as overly cautious
    – tap to slow down when you see a warning sign on the road, and tap to slow down again if you actually encounter the hazard (e.g. one of the videos involved a road sign warning about debris on the road – tap to slow down when you see the sign and tap again when you drive across the debris)
    – when driving on a multilane road, and a truck moves alongside you, you don’t need to tap. only tap to slow down when the vehicle in front is applying their brakes or signalling to turn.
    – when turning right in safe gaps, make sure all oncoming cars have created a reasonable gap; if you feel that the next oncoming car will reach the intersection within 2 seconds or less, DO NOT tap to turn

    i’ve actually compiled a summary of the main points of the dqt handbook, and some notes on the video test (which i gathered from all the comments posted here). you can access them here:

    dqt video test notes: http://www.mediafire.com/file/znxnuyhvyjh/DQT Part II Tips.pdf

    dqt handbook notes: http://www.mediafire.com/file/x0wlzmzkmt2/DQT Theory Summary.pdf

    good luck everyone!

  114. Just want to say thanks Michael for setting up this website and for all the comments made by everyone. It helped me so much…I passed my DQT this morning. Yeah! 🙂

    I can’t remember the questions I got for part 1…but they were pretty much common sense and most were straight from the DQT handbook and those few that weren’t were very straightforward and based on common sense. I recommend reading the whole DQT handbook once, then going over the Key Summaries at the end of each major topic a few times and have have a look over certain pictures (in the DQT book) like how the car in front of you should look if your 3 seconds away. Doing this should help u pass part 1.

    For the 2nd bit I got an fairly even amount of questions on ‘when would I slow down’ and ‘when would I turn right’ and one overtaking scenario. My advice would be to just do this part as if u were actually driving. Also type Driver Qualification Test in youtube and on the 2nd page or so there are examples of some driving scenarios. I think thr test is for British citizens…but I found it useful.

    When doing the test take a break for a few seconds and take ur time.

    Good luck to all and try to remain calm!!! (Never give up and keep trying even if u don’t get it 1st go) 🙂

  115. going for my dqt test today for the second time but i don’t think i am going to do well even though i read the book all night last night, i ll just take my time and see how i will go…………….wish me luck

  116. failed again what m i doing wrong lol………..does anyone know what the percentage is u need to get to pass this test, i am going to give up soon as i am not doing to well, i read the book and i forget most things by the time i go lol………can anyone help me out

  117. heyaz i went for my test today and i passed no problems, i went for it before and i failed then i found this site which helped me out heapz, and to suzie i recomend writing down every statistic you find in the book and revising them aswel as readin the summary part and with the 2nd part of the exam the hpt i got scenes such as when to turn right and i never did and scenes where i press the screen everytime i need to stop so i jst stopped straight away den stopped when i saw another car and stopped when the car infronts brake lights went on.

    hope this helps abit, thnx agen

  118. i have read the book like 4 times i have trouble remembering things, i read and forget lol…………so im just going to give up i think…………

  119. 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, hope it helps

  120. 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 🙂

  121. PASSED THANKS TO DIS SITE … QUESTION R BIT TRICKY SO READ THE BOOK … IF U DONT HAVE TIME STIL HAVE A QUICK READ D/L THE HANDBOOK FROM RTA SITE AND JUS GO THRU IT QUICKLY .. 2ND PART OF THE TEST SEEM HEAPS EASIER DEN THE 1ST PART.. 2ND PART TOUCH THE SCREEN ONCE … IT SAY TOO TOUCH IT MORE DEN ONCE BUT DONT IT DOESN’T GIVE U A BATTER FEED BACK… IF U FAILING DONT GIVE UP TAKE UR TIME AND READ THE BOOK .. BOOK SEEMS LAME TO PPLZ BUT ITS THE WAY TO GO… AT LEAST WEN I GET PULL OVER I CAN SMILE CAN SAY I HAD TWO DRINKS LOL

  122. Just passed the DQT.. feel like I am at the top of the world!!! It was my second attempt and thanks to this site, I could anticipate the questions!
    I think I was overconfident in my first attempt, have an international licence and got my P2 directly. I never had to give DKT. I didnt expect the HP to be that hazardous!

    Part one questions were almost the same, except for one tricky on –
    There was an animation of two cars running on a country road with trees by its side, and the question was what is the following distance? For this question I counted the time (1001-1002-1003) it takes after the first car crossed a particular tree and the second car to reach the same.

    In the Part two scenes
    There was one with a right turn at an intersection where the signal was green. There was a truck on the opposite side that too was waiting for a right turn, I never touched the screen because I was waiting for the truck to takes its turn first as it blocked view of all the oncoming traffic from the other side. This one is similar to the once on vicroads only the motorbike is not there.

    the rest of the scenes have already been mentioned,
    Overtake cyclists (Never did, even though there was enough gap and the cyclists seemed to have given way),
    right turn in rain (never did),
    right turn in night on a highway (got a gap and so touched the screen),
    slow down one on a country road where a bike tries to overtake a truck from the opposite direction(touched the screen as soon as i saw the bike coming out),
    Slow down one in tunnel where a bus tries to come in the lane (touched the screen as soon as i saw the indicator from the bus),
    right turn – this was same as the practice test,
    right turn on a highway in daylight (didnt touch the screen at all, the space was not enuf for an elephant to pass :D)

    A big thanks to all those who have posted before, this site really helped a lot.

  123. 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)

  124. I also can’t believe this blog was created 3 years ago! Thank you Michael and to everyone’s comments, 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!

  125. chooo hoo i passed first go, thanks to mike and everyone on this website God bless, im so over the sky! and relieved that its over.

    I followed everyones pointers, really study the DQT book along with all the main pointers in this site, i promise you you’ll be fine. thankyou again to everyone on this page i wish you all the best. God Bless

  126. Hey everyone im going for my test tomoro,ill try to take with me a spy camera and upload the videos to youtube so everyone can feel comfortable.. I will be wearing a shirt and under the shirt I will be hiding my spy pen with camera recording all the questions and videos.. I believe that I will pass first go therefore no need to study, all general knowledge..Thank you verymuch people

  127. Hello everyone its me , I was only joking about the camera but I passed the test.

    First part was very very easy, I had no statistical questions at all, Questions I had were very general, it was basically general knowledge based questions.

    Part2 was alright I had the following:

    2 over take videos – Basicall in both videos there are 2 cyclists in front of you, it ask you to touch the screen to overtake one is in suburban busy street and the other is at country road. In bot cases you DO NOT touch the screen at all.

    2 slow down videos – One I cant really remeber but I touched the screen 3 times. The other video is while the car is going u see the break lights of the car in font of you go on so I touch the screen and while you do that if you look ahead you can spot a bus on the left side when you get close to it the bus signals and goes in front of you so I touched the screen as soon as I realised the bus wants to move in.

    6 right turn videos – 2 of these were the same as the screenshot at the top ofthis page which were very easy basically common sense (if u get this wrong u definately dont deserve a licence). 1 of the videos were toturn right while raining, it was heavy rain, to me it looked like there was a safe gap at one point but I never touched the screen.

    One of the videos was to turn right but the road was kinda curved and it was night time u can see the cars through the trees and u have to estimate if its safe gap.. There was a safe gap somewhere midlle of the video but I made some doubts and it was late to touch however I was lucky there was one more safe gap towards the end of the video so I touched it when I saw the last gap.

    And there was also a video to turn right at traffic lights I didnt touch that as well.

    At the end I passed and as a feedback I had somethig about one of the slowing down videos which I could have done better,(I guess it was the video where I touched 3 times in quick successions)

    Overall it was easy Just hope that you dont get slow down questions because the videos are poor quality and its hard to notice and judge the hazards so I found right turns pretty easy.

    GOOD LUCK evrybody

  128. 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

  129. 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! 🙂

  130. GUDD LUCK ALL

    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.

    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

    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.

  131. hey guy tried the picking the right gap to turn right tried many time on my pc keep saying did not choose the unsafe gap…getting my head turn…be going for my test soon..

  132. I’ve been sitting on my P2 licence for 7 and 1/2 years, would you believe it?!? Failed when i did the DQT the first and only occasion, and thought it was such a rediculous test that i have boycotted and not done it again! Found this site just in time ’cause hope to join the cops soon and need a full licence!! Thanks a million for the tips!

  133. Thanks to those who have posted past and present – went and got my golds today and passed 100%, the woman was even surprised as she said most get ‘could have done better’. I put it all down to following everything on these posts. cheers! and GL.

  134. Cheers guys massive help!

    Part 2 for me had a lot of when is it safe to turn, slow down and also overtake. Part 1 was a lot harder I prepared with statistics but it was more addressed indirectly, so if you know the percentage of each option it helps you know which is the answer you need. I got asked about SSS, and ‘low alcohol hours’- trick Q, read the LOW, not HIGH. Also questions on motor cyclists, male drivers and their behaviour. I also got a pic asking what was the cause for crash- think about 3 sec rule.

    That’s all I can remember now. I would tell the answers but I don’t know which ones were right.

    I recommend when you do the test, take the practice questions and read carefully, know your book.

    Good luck to all, Thanks to the others 😀

  135. Just want to say THANK YOU to u all so much for posting what you have. This website is amazing. I passed today first go. There’s no need for me to type what i had because its all already posted. This website is a big big reason why i passed. Thanks guys and good luck to the rest of u that need to do the test 🙂
    P.S Make sure u do the practice questions n skip the questions u r unsure of do the ones u know and go back to them later. There is no time limit so take all the time u need… 🙂

  136. I just wanted to say that this test is damn easy if you just skim through the book and read the summaries carefully. 30 mins max study time. Most people here are scarying you!

  137. 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.

  138. 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.

  139. I studied your website and found the test EASY to past and got my full drivers gold The questions that I found a bit hard was what is the most common crashes in NSW? a) the motorcycle crashing the back of the car b) the car crashing the motorcycle c) the car crashes the motorcycle as it turns to the other side of the road? My answer was a) I don’t know if is correct but if it not I still passed. The first part of the test was common sense all 15 questions and I could not think of 2 answers and skip them to continue with the rest of the test,later those 2 questions came back for me to answer them later at the end. The second part on touching the screen I was very lucky ‘cos I got the turning right questions and I did not touch the screen at all, but found out I had to touch the screen up to 4 times for SLOWING DOWN ones. I had the truck in front of me at the speed of 50km I had to touch the screen as soon as I saw that the truck brakes. Also the 2 cycles in front of you DO NOT TOUCH the screen to OVERTAKE them it is a trap. Good Luck to everyone out there, and thank you so very much for this site.It really help me heaps!!

  140. 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.

    also read the summary a few posts up – that helped me a lot =]

    GOODLUCK!

  141. Thanks to this website I literally just walked in the door from passing my DQT and got 100% – very first go! If you read your handbook, focus on the key point summaries, and scroll through all the hints and tips here, you honestly have nothing to worry about. My test felt absolutely breezy and there was nothing that came as a shock or a surprise. The test is more about anticipating hazards than anything, so focus on anticipating the hazards before they appear, instead of simply reacting when they do.

    A girl came in and sat the DQT test after I had already started, and she was finished before I did. She failed. Sitting in the seat longer won’t automatically equal a pass (if only!) but I think this says something about rushing. Take your time! It’s not a race. Even if you have to do it again, I’d still recommend going slow, if not slower than your first time.

    Anyway, I thought I’d leave a few handy tips, or at least, some observations I made during the test.

    PART ONE
    I’ll be honest. I didn’t know my book front to back, but you don’t need to. The key point summaries really have nearly all the information you need to pass this section, and anything that isn’t included, is either on this website or is plain common sense.

    I did actually have a few statistic related questions (more than I was anticipating) and what I found, instead of trying to remember the actual figures, apply simply logic to them. For example, I had a question about the percentages of fatigue related crashes in rural areas. My options were a) 25%, b) 50%, c) 0% and d) 75%. Now, I didn’t know the actual number, but I knew that fatigue related crashes were HIGHER in rural areas than metropolitan areas, so this instantly cancels out the 0% (which is just stupid) and the 25% and 50% (because I knew it was higher, it couldn’t have been less, or the same as metropolitan areas). This happened to me quite a few times as statistics kept popping up for me, but by knowing my facts, not necessarily the actual statistic, I was able to apply logic and knock out three of the possible answers and get them all right. Handy tip if you’re face with evil numbers!

    PART TWO
    As I said, it’s all about anticipating the hazards. Here’s a few quick tips, most of which have been said before:

    – I recommend deliberately failing your practice questions, or use them to test out the parameters of the test. It will make you see what a ‘wrong’ answer looks like and what a ‘right’ one is.
    – If you’re following cyclists, be aware that you’re probably not going to touch the screen. I got two questions involving cyclists and touched the screen neither time.
    – If you’re turning right, you will know when there’s a gap. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t go. I got a practice right hand turn question, and I deliberately didn’t touch the screen just to see how big the gap is. I counted an eight second gap. I recommend not touching the screen, or deliberately failing the practice questions as you get to repeat these until you get them right. It will make you feel at ease and really help you understand just how big the gaps will be in these questions. As I said, if there’s no gap or it doesn’t feel right, then don’t go. You WILL know when to go though. The gaps are huuuge.
    – Also in regards to turning right questions, it says hit the screen every time you think you could go. In the instances where I DID touch the screen and could go, the second gap appeared right before the question ended. I was about to hit the screen at one point, and then it just stopped altogether. I guess all I’m saying is, don’t be too gung-ho about making a second turn if you see a second gap. The question will most likely end before you get to make it.
    – There seems to be a bit of a confusion over slowing down next to trucks. The handbook does say to try and not to drive next to other vehicles, especially trucks, so in my practice question, I immediately slowed down when there was a truck next to me and then again when a van slowed down in front of me. This question came back and said I could have done it better. I only touched the screen twice in this question, and when I repeated it, I didn’t slow down for the truck, just the van, and it came back positive. So, in this instance, you don’t need to touch the screen when there’s a truck.
    – Also in regards to slowing down, it’s all about anticipating the hazards. Look out for signs, corners, indicators, brakes and surprise motorbikes. If you know what’s likely to pop up in the question, you’ll be much better off.
    – Most of the questions are ridiculously short. I think I spent more time reading the instructions and listen to the voice over than doing the actual test. Do read and listen to everything though, it’s very calming, and will help you not rush through things.
    – I also don’t remember touching the screen anymore than twice for any individual question.

    Hope that helps! I know it’s not really any new information, but hopefully the fact that I passed first go on 100% and didn’t find it all that difficult (it’s more or less a game of seeing if you can psyche yourself out in the lead up to it), will help ease the mind of someone else about to take the test and help them pass too!

    Good luck! 🙂

  142. Hi just a quick question wondering if n e one can help unsure if i got the question right. Travelling on a highway doing 100km 3 lane traffic in 100 k zone u are in between too trucks do u slow down n get behind truck on left or remain at same speed n olvertake. Confused because i thought were meant to give them plenty of room.

  143. I DIDN’T PASS 🙁

    Could please tell me about blind spot ,i didn’t get that picture with the colours,so i didn’t know wich colour was the blind spot.Somone told me that is the area outside the car not covered by mirrors.,is that right, What colour was that???

    Thank you.

  144. Would just like to say THANK YOU to Michael and everyone’s input on this page, my green p’s are due to expire in 2 days but after reading everthing on here it gave me the confidence to sit the test (otherwise I would have just renewed my greens) and I passed first go, so thank you again to everyone on here.

  145. Passed today thanks guys!!! First time, Two things that have been said before read the book for part 1 I read it twice and also do not touch the screen when you see cyclists.
    Take your time and do the practice questions.
    I found part 2 quite fast espically the breaking questions!!!
    Thanks again guys!!

  146. thank you so much to the publisher of this website with all the points and help that every1 contributed i would like to thank you for helping me and every1. saved me alot of money… hehehehe so happy thanks yous!!!!

  147. failed on the 22nd june , rather angry my computer was crap it didnt click properly when i touched it and yeh failed, did a burn out heading out of the rta to release sum steam lol went home studied the pdf file online took notes, went back the next day so much more confident got a different computer and passed, trust me read the book through once on the second time go through and take notes on every thing that sounds important, read through your notes and you will be fine 🙂 ps. i dont advise you do a burn out if you fail its very risky especially near the rta, i only did it cause i was tht angry and frustrated lol peace.

  148. Passed the DQT yesterday at 1st go!!–Not bragging but trying to give hope to others

    that it can be done.Reading about others who made it gave me hope too.

    First,thank you very much Mr.Langley for this great website and all those

    contributing,wonderful people you are, God bless you.

    I don’t have good memory like others but here are some tips I found helpful:

    Part1:Read the DQT Handbook several times if you have time,taking note of the key
    points.Some of it is common sense.

    Take your time and try to calm your nerves before starting.Going thru the intro part at the begining slowly helps.

    Part2 : -Don’t overtake the cyclist–either road too narrow, bending or double lines.
    -Touch screen to turn right only if huge gaps and watch out for red light and/or
    anything suspiciuos.
    -On slowing down parts look well ahead and anticipate,slow down for truck
    blocking view,folks about to cross road,car about to enter main road …some
    things you don’t usually do.
    I’ll miss my green P’s but hey,i’ts life,need to progress.

    Good luck y’all!

  149. top stuff thats sooo true after all the years this info was thrown up,,its still doing us all well because of this i passed first gooo thanks bro

  150. Just went today to do it for the first time, failed. I scored perfect on the first part, but the hazard perception, I got about 6-7 “Slow down on every occasion” questions and they were just ridiculously BULLSHIT. Especially the one in the busy neighbourhood following the red car with lots of parked cars on the side, I clicked about 7-8 times in that video and I still got 1 error (I think it was towards the end where you are heading towards the T section).

    Also I got an error for “Selecting Safe gaps when turning” for NOT making a right turn after the motorbike car had passed the truck in the opposite land. Where the truck just sat there blocking my vision of the oncoming traffic.

    I am so disgrunted after the test because I know that I am a safe driver, never had an accident or ticket and always cautious by keeping to the left lane. This test is a big waste of time and money.

  151. Went today for Take Two, passed with 100% YEAAAA YOU SON OF A GUN!

    Tips for Part 2(HPT): Treat the computer like an arcade gaming machine, know its behaviour and you will succeed. For example, the computer HATES you have overtaking cyclist, so just sit back relax and enjoy the “ride”. Also for the “Turn Right” scenarios, do not touch the screen unless the screen has literally no cars at all(most of the time the vid will be over, but you will not be wrong for sitting back with your thumbs up your buttocks).

    Lastly, it requires abit luck for not getting too many “Click when you think you should slow down” questions. But if you do, MAKE SURE you glue your heads to the monitor and fingers on the trigger, because if you miss even one, you are screwed. So make sure if you get these questions, do some relaxation exercise before you start the video and focus on taking this biatch down.

  152. THANK YOU MICHAEL! YOUR VALUABLE INFORMATION GAVE ME CONFIDENCE AND I PASSED FIRST. TIME. JUST TAKE TIME TO READ THE QUESTIONS AND DON’T TOUCH THE SCREEN FOR RIGHT TURNS, MOST OF THE TIME IT’S NOT SAFE. GOOD ON YOU MICHEAL.

  153. Went to yesterday and passed on second time, thanks this website and everyone. First part, I got two wrong, but second part are very good.

    I got many right turn questions. First is at the traffic light, there are a lot of car from opposite road, I didn’t click the screen because the first two or three cars blcoked the other cars behind. Second, need turn right under very heavy rain, I didn’t do anything either as it’s better to be safe. Third, is at night you only turn right when you barely see the car light and car is in a far distance, I remember it’s a bend road and there are some bushes, I click the screen twice when cars are still behind the bushes. Fourth, is the a little like the practice questions, a motor vehicle behind the truck, you only turn when the motor vehicle also pass the road. Fifth, two cars from opposite, you need turn right, wait until these two cars pass, it’s a little bit tricky here, I failed first time, because I clicked the screen as I saw the car turned the right light on but suddenly went straight… This time is the first car suddendly trun right without turning the right light.

    Two overtake questions, never overtake.

    Three slowdown questions, first I clicked twice, one is the school zone and the other when I saw the bus will merge in. The second slowdown, is following a car on a busy road and a lot of car parked the on the road, I only clicked twice, first is when you saw a guy coming out of car, second, when you see the car in front are turning right light on at a roundabout. I can’t remember the last slowdown question, but it’s simple, for each question, I clicked the screen not over three times…

    Also, please take your time when you do the second part, take a little break between each question. Good luck!

  154. Studied the books and facts yesterday and passed first go. I have to say everyone did have different kinds of scenarios so it’s less straight forward to get it 100% accurate. My questions in Part 1 were less statistical. They were more factual questions about ‘what do you do when you see an ambulance in front of you’ and what is a ‘SSS’ person. There was the specfic question about the likely hood of being booked than being in hospital. Having read the book (which you need to), the likely hood of being booked is 2000x more.

    Part 2 I had to be cautious. Most of them were turning right and at intersections. Again, just accordingly but if there is a large obvious gap then do touch the screen. If the car ahead looks to be at 4 seconds more (look in picture example in book) then yes it is ok.
    Slow downs were down a street, two guys talking on the side of the kerb. Slow down when there is a person opening his car door and when another car pulls out AND when he brakes.

    Bad luck to the other two girls who sat next to me who didn’t make it. This test is slightly harder because you have to judge and you can only do it. Just don’t slow down incessantly, only when a car in front is slowing down, signs saying curves, people pulling out, pedestrians, and if the car is getting closer to the car in front.

  155. Also, I think people get caught out because they feel they need to touch the screen to ‘slow’ the car down. If you identify one hazard, touch once. The clip will continue playing but the computer will know you responded to that hazard. Essentially up to the point of identifying one hazard, erase that in your mind and look ahead. The car will not slow down.

  156. first of all thank u very much michale to create this side and everybody who tried to help through this side. well i went today and pass in first time which is not possible without this side. in first part i got general knowledge question and some from book so plz read book carefully luckily i did not get any statics question part one was really easy .
    part two was very confusing and it was like trape plz be very careful. dont overtake bycycle this is golden rule. for right turn question if u see cars with indiacater plz dont go its trape becoz after some time they go straight. if u see truck stopped with indicator dont go becoz after some time bike will come out. and if u see and truck dont go becoz it will block view. when u drive in tunnel in two way lane u will see one car will brake in other lane dont slow down becoz its on other lane. when u see any car to brake,indicater, ladies. any rode sign. any stopped truck, school zone plz slow down asap.i hope it will help.

  157. Hi everyone,

    I couple of weeks ago I went for my full license and took the DQT test, I passed. However this was my second attempt. Im going to give some advice to pass the
    DQT first go or go for again a second time. First thing read the DQT Handbook you
    can download a PDF for free from the RTA site. Generate questions based on
    the book for example the keyfactors (MOST IMPORTANT) all stats, its highly
    recommended you know. Study this for 3 weeks straight. For the HPT review this
    site and make full use of all the tips mentioned. Touch the screen ONLY ONCE. Unless
    required to press again. Slow down JUST before a HAZARD or SIGN. Beware of hazards
    in the tunnel where the van changes lanes. In this scenario touch the screen twice.
    Also be weary of the crazy lady who strolls prams across the road and motorcyclists that appear from blind spots. The picture with the motorcyclist looks like a white truck stopped at a right hand turn and trees to the side (its at the top of the page.)
    Another tip NEVER OVERTAKE (Vehicles and Bike riders). Finally at right hand turns do not turn unless it is clearly safe most of the time it is NOT, remember all this it really helps.

    Make notes for yourself with tips to remember and print sheets with generated general knowledge questions, doing all this you have the best chance at getting your full license first go or for a second time.

  158. hi,
    I just wanted to ask that is this possible to do the full licence test (DQT) practice like DKT, if its possible how can I do it please let me know
    thanks in advanced

  159. Hallo mates,

    You guys know the practice question for the second part of the test on RTA website.
    1, on the turning right i did not turn right at all in the whole senario. and the feedback was( you did not pick a safe gap) does this mean i failed that question or i was doing well.

    2, on the senriao where you have to overtake another car signaling in a two way lane with broken lane. i did not overtake at all and i recived the simmilar response( you did not pick a safe gap ?\

    thanks for the help guys.
    cheers

  160. hey guys i have read the book 3 times today and hand written the whole book once so it is glued in my head …. but i must say i have found more advice and better responces of this website i sit my test tomorrow so fingers crossed i pass will let u know how i go XD

  161. Passed first go today 🙂 I would like to extend thanks to this forum, and those who’ve posted within it. It is a bit of a joke that drivers have to go outside the RTA to receive ESSENTIAL tips on the DQT (records indicate people have been sharing advice here for years!), but it is certainly great to see so many helpful tips in one place.

    I’d recommend one helpful post in particular here: That of MIKE CRICK. He writes;

    “In regards to the first section, reading the handbook is almost a must. I copied some of the main points and summaries from the book and made a 9 page word document to read over before I did the test.

    I’ve uploaded it to the internet in .doc and .docx format to help anyone else out who might be having trouble with this section of the test.

    .docx (Office 2007) Version:

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

    .doc (Office 97 – 03) Version

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

    Good Luck People!”

    Special thanks to Mike. Though his notes were missing a few things, they were reasonably solid, covering all main key point summaries. They also certainly cut the need to import key charts/tables from the DQT PDF into a word doc, which is probably what I would have done otherwise.

    In reading Mike’s print-outs along side the PDF I was able to make corrections and add my own study notes, which proved essential. As many in the forum suggest, the test is mostly common sense, though I found much of this common sense was converted into jargon ie “Sleep Debt” (difference between hours of sleep one needs and one actually gets). Reading the PDF manual is a must.

    As for the HPT, I found it mostly came down to staying alert and playing it extra safe. I had about 7 scenarios that asked me to turn right – many did not offer clear gaps. The biggest tips I can give here would be;

    a) The computer simulated scenarios are videos, as such your simulated car DOES NOT slow down when you indicate you would slow down. This is a little odd at first (very different to actual driving), and may take some getting used too for some people. Be mindful of this. I’d encourage doing the practice questions, and redoing them if it suggests your responses could of been better.

    b) Make sure you firmly press the computer screen. Due to the RTA’s notoriety to utilize dated equipment, your screen may not register light touches. If there is a serious problem (computer doe not recognize your touches) don’t hesitate to call for assistance. I can imagine there are people falling through the cracks here because they may be nervous or hesitant to interrupt staff – don’t be.

    I found RTA staff to be pleasant despite several disgruntled customers. If you’re friendly toward the staff I’ve no doubt they’ll extend the same to you – this could especially be helpful if you fail the test, as they may take a little more time explaining where you may have gone wrong.

    For interest sake, I studied on and off for approx. 10 hours (two nights before, and revision the morning of).

    Hopefully you find the above observations of use. Good luck, future driver!

  162. Hey

    Passed First time. Test was simple and wasn’t too difficult. Key wasn’t too worry too much, If you have a sudden case of anxiety that wont help either. As long as you’ve studied the key points in the book then you should have no problem in passing. Your allowed to get 2 wrong in the first part and its very pretty common sense.

    Second part is tricky. They have a video which has you turning right on a red light!! Dont press.
    The OVERTAKE questions in general. Dont press.

  163. Michael,

    Great website, you have no idea how much it helped me. Passed first go two weeks ago and couldnt be happier. Will admit i was a little nervous and actually thought i had failed the test due to the last clip. Anyway, for those of you who will be going for the DQT test soon here is some info:

    – The first section of the test (15 questions) – i had NO statistics whatsoever but i must admit i studied the handbook and let me tell you, you definitely need to study (key points in particular). If you remember key points, the answer will pop out at you because it’s so obvious, even if it doesnt ask you to identify the %.

    The questions i had (dont remember all) included:
    – medication/label warnings – answer was to not drive when using that medication.
    – biggest cost – answer was long term care
    – had a short animation clip of an ambulance/car in the middle of road – i answered to ‘slow down and move to the left’
    – question about managing risk (forget my answer)
    – diagram of a bus, motorcycle and car and the question asked to identify who was the least at risk – my answer was car as i remember the handbook mentioned motorcycle and large vehicles were more at risk – refer to page 58 of handbook.
    – had a question on biggest distractions while driving – correct answer is passengers
    – more likely to take risks while driving – correct answer is males.
    – had two questions on “which of the following is the true/ false statement” – questions related to rural/metropolitan areas
    – question on dull/overcast conditions – answer was to drive with headlights on
    – question on 3 second rule and when car behind is tailgating.
    That’s all i can remember.

    As for part 2 – i was one of those unlucky ones who had a lot of ‘press the screen when to slow down’ questions – had only 2 or 3 right turn questions at an intersection/side street and one overtake question.

    The clips i can remember are:
    1. Two cyclists on the left of road – i did NOT overtake.
    2. Car travelling down a hill on residential area, a truck in front brakes suddenly – pressed the screen as soon as i saw it.
    3. A clip of a busy residential street, you are following a red car (seems many on here also had that clip) and it asks you to press the screen. I forgot how many times i pressed the screen because so many things were happening – it was crazy! – car in front brakes, guy opens car door just as you pass the car, people on side of road, car approaches street etc.
    4. Had the same clip AGAIN with the busy street and following red car – i saw no difference, pressed the screen with each thing i saw happening.
    5. Turn right clip – at intersection with white truck, you can see a car and motorbike approaching intersection, they both cross the intersection, and the truck finally turns. Clip ended straight after so did not touch screen.
    6. Turn right clip into side road – too much traffic, did NOT touch screen.
    7. Another right turn – saw a HUGE gap in traffic so touched the screen.
    8. Quiet residential road, saw a parked truck on side of road, then a guy walks towards the street – pressed screen.

    Cant remember other 2 clips but i honestly thought the last clip got me. Was relieved when i saw on the screen that i passed.

    Like everyone has mentioned – you need to study! Good luck everyone 🙂

  164. This is what I predicted the test would be like, thanks for the help.

    I just can’t wait to get my License and not put up with idiot drivers anymore who make the good P drivers like myself in more danger of these problems. these people should be banned for life…

    Thanks again for the update of the test and I’m confident of the test now.
    Passed all other 3 in 1st go and hopefully the same on this one. thanks again.

    P.S
    I AM READING THE BOOK TWICE NOW, JUST A MONTH AND A HALF TILL I GET MY LICENSE 😀

  165. After answering questions (DQT test), how do I know whether my answers are right or wrong ( Part 1 ) ?. I did not see any warning on screen . I just failed my test but did not have any clue !

  166. One more happy customer here. Just went for it for the first time and got it first go thanks to reading all the feedback provided here.

    I thought I failed to be honest, but passed! This page is invaluable for people going for the DQT.

    Many thanks,

    – Ryan

  167. I went to this site before I did the test and I did PASS on first go BUT here are my TIPS:

    The Part 1 is pretty much all in the book PLUS commonsense. There are some stupid possible answers so that helps you eliminate. I didn’t read all the book but that was my choice I just skim through the pages and read the “KEY POINTS” summery.
    BUT everyone is different and that’s the way I study and it worked for me.

    Part 2: Honestly, you can read what people say on this blog but you can’t depend on it and memorize what people had in their test. Because after all it’s testing your SKILLS and if YOU can’t do it then maybe you shouldn’t be on your Full Licence.

    BIG HINT:
    DON’T TOUCH when its not safe to turn right!
    TOUCH when you should slow down!

    hahaha… Most people who read this site has passed so there is a most likely chance of YOU PASSING if you read the book and read this site that is 🙂

    I know most people want to get their Full Licence straight away but I believe for the people who have failed is to just practice the simulation on the website. We all know that the RTA is a money taking place so only take the test when your 100% ready, confident and in the good mood.

    GOOD LUCK to all DQT…

  168. Guess what? I freakin passed!!! Literally almost everything discussed on this blog was in the test. I failed my test twice previously, but i must admit, I didnt really study for the test – thought it was common sense type of questions. Did okay in the first part both times, but the second part is what killed me. Then i decided to do some research online and came across this blog. Amazing tips!.. And I passed on the third go, after reading the key summary points and all the tips and pointers the other readers left on Part 2 of the test… Michael Langley…you ROCK!! 🙂

  169. Well I’m 43 and have just failed my P1 driving test – I previously held a license for 15 years without ever having an accident or even getting a ticket. I believe that I completed the test without making an error and I signed the test results under protest. How is any individual assessor held accountable for their performance ? Can I ask for a different assessor next time or for someone else to sit in on the test ? (I know this is off-topic but I have bookmarked this page for future reference after reading through it – thankyou 🙂

  170. i passed the test today. some questions i remember:
    part1
    1) two biggest inside distraction
    other passengers and adjust radio, CD

    2)one picture shows a distance following a truck
    2 seconds
    3 seconds
    4 seconds
    5 seconds. answer:3 seconds

    3)one picture show a distance
    keep proper distance (cant remember )

    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) Something about good scanning routines
    6)ask why need be careful children
    because they do not have traffic safe knowledge as adult.
    7) keep proper distance in traffic
    8) when you reverse
    look back and scan all areas

    part 2
    1) i got two turn right in raining day, one do not need touch, another one just touch at the end.
    2) i also got two turn right at good condition day, one is truck turn left in opposing direction, i did not touch. another one i also did not press.
    3) i have two overtakes, two bicyclists in front, one is on busy road, another one is on turning mountain road. DO NOT overtake.
    4) i also got three slow down questions.the last one is one truck stopping in front road side, another car wants to cross the road, so press once to slow down.if not, that car will cross the road and hit with your car.

    another one is to press two times, one man crosses the road from right, one is a car come into the road from left. the last one is that,i cant remember.

  171. Thanks to this website and everyone’s advice on here, I passed the DQT first go this morning!! Honestly, everything was so much more straight forward on here than in the handbook…it definitely put my mind at ease going into the test. Thankfully Part 1 didn’t include any q’s on statistics, and Part 2 q’s involved a whole lot of me not touching the screen at all lol.

    Good luck everyone!!

  172. Hi Michael.

    This is a great site my cousin in NSW is going for his licence at the moment and will find it very useful. I am from Victoria and currently on my green Ps which I have to hold for 3 yrs before getting a full licence. I am fortunate here we also have to do a HPT but when we go for our licence (I failed 4 times before passing) but now I have a licence all I need to do is make sure I stay under 5 demerit points for the remaining 9 months of my Ps no DQT here thank god.

  173. hi Michael, thanks a lot of the site helps a lot but must read the book too.Yesterday igot my full license in first go i’m so happy i thought it’s hard but it’s not mostly common sense especially part 1 n part 2 just like your actually driving,so good luck guys,just relax n read properly n understand d question.THANKS

  174. 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!!

  175. I passed the DQT two weeks ago (bit late) thanks to this website and thanks to Jana on the summaries that she has provided, it just saved time.

    As much as I can remember, the questions were pretty straight forward:

    What percentage accounts for human error = 90%
    Most crashes = Fine weather and unsealed roads
    Distractions = Changing CD’s (adjusting stereo) and passangers
    What is a hazard? (I don’t remember the answers, but trust me you’ll know it when you see it, its impossible to get it wrong)
    A mistake leads to a near crash every 800km.
    And other common sense questions.

    For part 2, its straight forward as well:

    For turning right, look for a good gap and then touch the screen. Depending on the video you may need to touch several times (max 3 times). When slowing down, if the car in front starts to slow down, touch the screen and if you feel that your car is getting too close to the car in front slow down.

    Heads up on this particular video (I nearly failed because of this):

    Scenario:
    You are turning right, touch the screen every time you would turn right.
    I’ll cut to the chase, I had touched the screen two times since the video had started and I was getting ready to touch it again because the car that was coming from the opposite direction gave his signal to turn right. But as he came close, he changed his mind and went straight, I was thinking he was actually going to turn right. So watch out some of these videos are very shifty.

    Just go in there with confidence and don’t be hesitant. You’ll do fine.

    Good luck.

  176. fucck this dqt test its to hard the goverment just making money they dont cary about you amd me they just making money DQT is a shit test this is the 7 time that iam failed fucck you all people all advice was wrong

  177. Just wanted to clear up a misconception.
    On page 7 of the Handbook, it clearly states most accidents occur “in NSW happen on sealed roads, in fine weather and in daylight”. It is not fine weather and UNsealed roads as stated above.

  178. REPOST

    I passed the DQT two weeks ago (bit late) thanks to this website and thanks to Jana on the summaries that she has provided, it just saved time.

    As much as I can remember, the questions were pretty straight forward:

    What percentage accounts for human error = 90%
    ***Most crashes = Fine weather and SEALED roads
    Distractions = Changing CD’s (adjusting stereo) and passangers
    What is a hazard? (I don’t remember the answers, but trust me you’ll know it when you see it, its impossible to get it wrong)
    A mistake leads to a near crash every 800km.
    And other common sense questions.

    For part 2, its straight forward as well:

    For turning right, look for a good gap and then touch the screen. Depending on the video you may need to touch several times (max 3 times). When slowing down, if the car in front starts to slow down, touch the screen and if you feel that your car is getting too close to the car in front slow down.

    Heads up on this particular video (I nearly failed because of this):

    Scenario:
    You are turning right, touch the screen every time you would turn right.
    I’ll cut to the chase, I had touched the screen two times since the video had started and I was getting ready to touch it again because the car that was coming from the opposite direction gave his signal to turn right. But as he came close, he changed his mind and went straight, I was thinking he was actually going to turn right. So watch out some of these videos are very shifty.

    Just go in there with confidence and don’t be hesitant. You’ll do fine.

    Good luck.

  179. Hi I have just passed the DQT this morning. I found this site at the last minute this morning and I would have definitely failed without you guys sharing. Thanks a lot.

    There is one senario in Part 2 which is quite tricky. Red car pulls out from your left hand side, as you proceed, a man comes out of a car, then you will see a person standing at the corner of a T- junction, etc. You need to touch the screen whenever you spot these hazards. I was given a second time for this question. First time I overlooked something I guess.

    Goods luck.

  180. THAKYOU FOR THESE GREAT TIPS AS SOON I WILL BE GOING FOR MY TEST MY QUESTION IS HOW DO I GET THIS HANDBOOK FROM THE RTA AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COSTS WHAT IS IT CALLED ? I KNOW SOUNDS STUPID.

  181. Hi I have just passed the DQT this morning. I found this site at the last minute this morning and I would have definitely failed without you guys sharing. Thanks a lot.

  182. Thanks to you all! I passed the DQT this morning and now a full license holder. I found this blog last night, Praise God, I could have failed if not for your tips and sharing of experiences… special thanks to Michael….

    btw, I did not have stats questions in Part 1 but mostly common sense questions, Part 2 were mostly slow down and turn right scenarios – if you read all the sharings by all here and read the key summaries of the manual – a bit of practice in touching the screen for Part 2 – you shouldn’t miss it….

    All the best!

  183. You can download the book off the RTA website or you can go into your local RTA and ask for it. It doesn’t cost anything 🙂
    I failed yesterday 🙁 apparently I didn’t slow down to avoid hazards or crashes and didn’t select safe gaps when overtaking. I got 100% on the questions though!
    I know how to fix the second….I overtook those cyclisits…this time I won’t hit the screen!
    Thanks for all your help! This afternoon I might pass 🙂

  184. Just passed my test this arvo 🙂

    Thanx mike for this website .. helped me so much. Im not one to sit down n memorise a handbook so this gave me a lot of helpful tips.

    In part 1 i got basically commons sense questions. I read over the hard ones on the practice test on rta.com, but the ones i got in the test weren’t anywhere near as hard. They make it out to be harder than it actually is. Jst read the key points in the handbook and they are all there.

    Part 2 is bacically what everyone else has said already. Turning right most of them you dont have to click anything. I click it onces out of six videos (where there was a HUGE gap). And the others were over taking which u couldnt because of double lines and curvy bend etc. And the slow down ones jst slow down when u see a side street, break lights, pedestrians, indicators, curve/bend in the road, some street signs, and any hazard that is noticeable.

    Good luck to everyone 🙂

    Jst dont panic …. go in there strong minded and you guys will ace it.

  185. Thank you i passed the DQT today, great tips this site is the best
    in part 2 never overtake
    got a heap of turn rights pressed the screen once
    turn right question at night in the rain DON’Tturn
    turn right question at night DON’T turn
    in part 2 keep an eye on your speed which will be stated [eg.if you are driving 60km/h and you see a speed sign with 50km/h slow down], look out for signs
    slow down when you see a curve
    hope it helps good luck to all.

  186. I passed from the third go and i am very happy becuse i now have my five years gold full licence i had 15 questions about thw knowledge driving and also i had ten questions about the psychology games here is some advice for all you people that want to pass the test just read and understand the hand book, spend some time about reading the helpful tips on easy made websites

    THANK YOU

  187. I just passed my test I got 100%- The lady seemed to be as shocked as I was about it, it musn’t happen that often at QBN RTA. Thank-you so much to everyone for their help this website is the reason why I passed.

    As everybody says study the handbook to the last word, and you will be sure to pass part 1.

    As for part 2- I’d like to clear up two things that got me confused before I did my test.

    1- There is NO need to touch the screen to slow down because others cars are driving on the other side of a two directon road.

    You only need to slow down in a situation as above if any of the vehicles on the other side of the road is somehow hazardous.

    eg- in one ‘ touch the screen when you would slow down’ situation there is a motorycle coming in the opposite direction trying to overtake a car which is also travelling towards you on the other side of the road. You need to slow down because the motorcycle could crash into you by overtaking that car.

    2-There is NO need to touch the screen to slow down because another car is driving in the lane next to you on a two or more laned road.

    you would only slow down if the person in that lane does something that is hazardous.

    eg- there is a scenario in whch a large truck is in the lane on your right and a small white truck is in the lane ahead. The white truck ahead slows down, so you need to slow down too, but you don’t need to slow down because of the truck driving on your right.

    You definitely need to slow down if there are trucks or other vehicles on BOTH sides of you, as this is considered a hazardous situation.

    Good luck to everyone who has to do this test in the future.

  188. Thanks Michael and commenters, this was really useful!! Yet another satisfied customer who passed the DQT first go.

    My two cents; Part I is just a matter of reading over the booklet and some common sense to eliminate the obviously incorrect options.

    Part II got quite a lot of right turn questions (thankfully) – didn’t press for any of them. Same for the overtaking questions; they were all behind cyclists as others have mentioned, so it’s never safe to overtake. Generally with the right turn and overtaking ones I *never* pressed (both for DQT and the green P’s test), seems to be a pretty safe bet.
    Got the slowing down one with the truck blocking the view of the motorcycle that pulls out and ducks back in, a few others have mentioned it.

    There was also one more tricky one that might have been mentioned here (I didn’t see it tho) – its a suburban street, a white car pulls up to a cross street on your right and stops at the intersection. It stays stopped there, but then tries to cross the intersection when you’re almost right on top of the intersection! You need to be alert ‘cos it shoots out into the intersection quite suddenly.

    Good luck all future DQT’ers!

  189. Thanks to everyone for their tips – I passed first time around and hearing about the diff. q’s everyone encountered has definitely helped me prepare for the HPT as much as I possibly could.

    My own observations of the test: use the flat part of yr finger & use firm touches because sometimes the computer does not register when you touch the screen softly. I also liked how, at Castle Hill RTA at least, it asks you to confirm whether you pressed the screen – when I did my L’s theory test I accid. touched the wrong multi-choice answer; I still passed but that was annoying.

    In a q where there was a 2 way suburban street, as soon as you see the other car coming from the other side, slow down! In the same screen, a lady then opens the car door – that was then that I touched the screen – a bit late. Computer feedback told me to be more reactive to that type of situation next time.

  190. Passed with 100%, thank you to everyone here!

    Most of it has been covered pretty thoroughly, but there was one question in part 1 that I haven’t noticed. You get shown a picture of a 3 lane road, you’re in the middle with a blue truck on your left and a red truck on your right. You’re all travelling at the speed limit (100 km/hr), what do you do? Options were something like:

    a) Do nothing
    b) Slow down and go behind the blue truck
    c) Slow down and go behind the red truck
    d) Accelerate and go in front of the blue truck

    Correct answer was B. A was wrong because if you needed to avoid something the best you could do was brake (this is mentioned in previous comments for a question in part B), while D is obviously wrong since you’re all going at the speed limit anyway. Only bit I’m not sure about was why C was wrong. I figured it was because the right lane is usually for overtaking, but other than that I couldn’t think of a reason from the handbook.

  191. I went to do my DQT today and passed, but unlike everyone else, I wasn’t told of my score nor was I given any feedback. (I went to Fairfield RTA). But really glad I don’t have to do anymore of these stupid tests again.

    Anyway, most of the part 1 questions I got were straight forward apart from 2 qs which I was confused.

    1st one is I was asked if I am driving on a busy freeway and a car follow my car very closely, what should I do. I The 2 responses that got me confused were (1) to increase the gap in front of me or (2) to brake so the car behind me can be warned. I chose (1) because I thought it would be dangerous to brake because the car would have collided into my rear.

    The other one was what is the time taken for a driver to “actually” brake when he/she sees a hazard(something like that), choices were 1, 1.5, 3 or 5 secs. I couldn’t remember but picked 1.5sec in the end, still don’t know if I got that one right or wrong.

    Part 2 of the test I got alot of slow down questions. I knew someone said you should not touch the screen more than 3 times. But in many of the slow down questions, I touched about 5 times, because for example, when you get close to a car in front of you, you should brake, then as the clip goes on, the car in front of you brake….of course I touched the screen again. Not to mention you’ve got people coming out, car reversing from driveway etc…

    I also got few questions in part 2 which I was confused. I was in a tunnel and car next to me suddenly brake…but he has no intention of cutting into my lane or overtaking. But I still touched the screen which now I think I shouldn’t.

    Another confused one is I am driving on a hill with 2 cyclists in front of me and I was asked to touch the screen when I feel safe to overtake. At first I was driving on a curved road so no overtaking…BUT then I entered a straight section but the road is not very wide…there seems to be sufficient space for me to overtake but I hesitated and ended up not touching the screen at all.

    I think I didn’t do very well but still passed. So I think you can get few wrong and still pass.

    Good luck to anyone who will be doing the DQT soon.

  192. I failed today and am going again tomorrow – very nervous after today!!
    I got all the multiple choice questions right but a few of the questions in part 2 wrong.

    I got an animation where it said to touch the screen when I think it is safe to turn right – there was no safe gap in the oncoming traffic and then a car in the oncoming traffic put his blinker on to turn right in front of me – I touched the screen to turn right as the other car was about to turn right but instead the cars blinker turned off and continued to go straight instead (after I had already touched the screen to turn)

    be careful of this one! i noticed no one has mentioned this one yet, haha I must be very unlucky to have got this one!

    hopefully tomorrow I can say I have passed

  193. Hi all,

    Did the test today and passed. Thankyou to Michael and everyone else who posted on this site, your information was very helpful. I can’t remember all of my questions but I remember one about head on collisions.

    Part 2- I found the south australian practise tests very helpful and some are even in the actual test. Once again sorry but I don’t remember them cos I was so nervous.

  194. Hi guys, just like to say that this site is amazing. Went for my fulls today and got em first go. Honestly the book does help, but this site is just on another level in terms of information and general ideas of how the test will be.

    For the first part, I only got 2 statistic questions, neither of which were even hard. All common sense in the end.

    For part 2, I got 6 turn right questions (1 of which I turned, the others I did not) and 4 slow down scenarios which were all pretty basic. Was coming up to a bend and I slowed down, as I progressed I came to a truck on the side of the road with a guy next to it and I slowed once again and then finished up by slowing at another bend at the end of the road. The other ones were simply slowing down when cars in front slowed or when I got too close to a car. I did not get any over taking questions.

    Other than that, this test is really really easy. Just take your time and read the questions. You have no time limit on this test. Most of the answers are just absurd, so you wont have trouble with part 1. Just with part 2, be alert and only press the screen when something looks wrong. Don’t press it when a car is coming in the opposite direction on a two-way road as that will be classified as being ‘over cautious’. I only ever pressed the screen a maximum of 3 times on one slow down question.

    Good luck and R.I.P P plates.

  195. Hi all!

    Just took the test and passed first go!

    For PART A:
    I simply studied the notes that the kind person offered here. These are just summaries of the “key points” from the booklet. I strongly advise you read them, and memorise as much as you possibly can!
    In saying that, there were MANY questions that I was given that weren’t in the hand notes. For example, why you must be more aware of elderly people when they are crossing the road. A lot was common sense, but do remember some of your statistics!
    The last thing I can suggest for this part is to take the time and READ the question AND answers. The correct one will, more often than not, stick out like a sore thumb!

    For PART B:
    I was really worried about it, but it was actually MUCH easier than the first part. I tried keeping track of what question types I got, but I couldn’t remember: I was far too focussed on answering the questions to be honest.
    I will say that you should familiarise yourselves with the website below. It contains scenes that are in the NSW RTA test, even though the website is for SA. I completed the sample HPT questions on this website until I knew them back to front, and three of my ten questions had the same clips as some on this website:

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

    I highly recommend you use that website!

    Good luck to all! Just keep your cool and read the questions. Practicing the HPT using the website I’ve given will also be a GREAT help =)

    LJ.

  196. hey guys thanks for the info, really helpful.

    I got a question which asked me to touch when to slow down. i can see the person ahead on the screen but do i press it as soon as i see the hazard? or give it some time?. cause if i press very soon then i kinda think that i slowed down too early . and the fact that the car doesn’t slow down makes me nervous and so i press it again lol.

    they told me that i didn’t detect the hazards which is BS cause i did.

  197. Hi Avan

    Slow down questions, touch the screen straight away once you hear that sound which confirms you’ve touched the screen.

    Right turns- mainly do NOT turn… there are roughly 1-2 which you can turn which i’ve seen, but mainly don’t touch the screen for thes.

  198. just like to say thank for the info on this site, really helpful, perhaps its more helpful than the RTA’s website :D. I passed the test 2day.

    first part got alot of really easy questions. but there was one about the chances of getting caught by the police comared to getting hospitalized in a crash is: Higher, lower, about the same.. i put higher.

    second part, alot of right turns this time in rainy conditions so i didnt touch it even if there was a gap to go…

    one about slowing down when u see a car coming from the adjacent street.

    one about slowing down when old people are crossing
    and few on over taking.

    This site was helpful as Lj said. http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

    good luck to everyone 😀

  199. I failed twice so far, and this is a funny story…

    first go i didn’t study, got 4 wrong in Part 1and 1 wrong for Part 2.

    second go i studied alot for Part 1 and did some video tests, and i told myself that i’ll pass this time, no matter what.

    Part 1 i got 13/15 – i supposedly that means i passed (2 wrong)

    Part 2 i got roughly 2 wrong – there were 2 new videos ive never seen… damn updated tests lol

    – The video was when to slow down on a 50km/h road…. and said touch the screen on any occasioon you think its safe to slow down.

    Car was going @ 50km/h in a shop area… there was a bus, however i touched the screen waaaaaay before that happened, cause i keep thinking it’s HPT, touch it to slow down.

    Second video was turn right on any occasion, there was a car and a motorbike, after that motobike…. i turned, there was no other pedestrians or cars.

    (they said i failed on those 2, cause i touched screen so many times… which prolly an error?)

    I didn’t care about the reason(s), i just accept it as a fail.

    Next attempt with Part 2, i shall know when to touch the screen because it’s more advanced, even though how many times i did the sample videos……..

  200. Hey All,

    Just went for my test and passed first go YAY !! It was totally easy and whoever is taking the test has NOTHING to worry about. It goes for about 20-30 min and the videos dont go for as long as everybody has quoted above.

    Adivce: Read all the ABOVE comments and you will be fine..everything noted above is basically is the test. Also do the South Australia exempler hazard perception test that someone has mentioned above as some of those questions were actually in my NSW test. Part one was totally stupid and pure common sense..some of the questions were from the booklet so advice is to have a quick skim of the summary of each topic and you should be more than okay. Dont over study- its not worth it.

    Thankyou for all your comments- it really helped me pass the test with pure confidence.

    Take your time- and read every question twice.

    ALL THE BEST !

  201. Forgot to add: This test does seem like a revenue raising exercise. It cost me $38 for the test and $153 for the 5yr licence. For the $38 per go they’re charging people, they should at least put that money into better HD video that doesn’t look like its been filmed using a friggin toaster. The video is fine for questions relating to right hand turns, but for slow downs, by the time anyone has the opportunity to see a hazard it’s way too late. For part one there are a few trick questions, but common sense will prevail.

    Submitting a complaint to the RTA in relation to that matter. Enough people complain maybe they’ll do something about it.

  202. Thankyou so much everyone!!!! I failed the test twice but after studying and reading comments on here I Passed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So Happy Big thankyou to everyone

  203. ok. so i failed this test the first time. it was because of part 2.
    my test is tomorrow so i would like some help.

    there is one question i got where i was really confused.

    here is goes- your driving down a suburban street

    – i slowed down when i saw the other car turning into the street from the otherside
    – lady is opening her car door
    – and when we get closer to the car in front

    there were some old men standing on the side of the road am i suppose to press it when i see them too. they are not doing anything just standing there.
    are there any other hazards i missed in this clip, also i got this one twice.

    i do not want to fail again!! i refuse!!

  204. Sat the test this afternoon and passed. In the theory I was not presented with any Statistical questions. A lot of the theory is common sense and eliminating ridiculous answers. I read through the key points summary in the book about 3 times and found that to be sufficient.

    There does not seem to be that many different questions you can get, It seems as though there are only about 40 total different questions out there for this test and only one of the questions I was presented with was not already listed on this site.

    Just read up on the alcohol days, 3 second gap etc, you will be fine.

    In part 2 I got a lot of the “Touch the screen every time you would slow down” questions, which is frustrating but the clips do not take as long as people are saying. The longest was about 30 seconds. For the Intersection questions, NEVER HIT THE SCREEN no matter how big the gap may be.
    For any question involving the cyclists, NEVER HIT THE SCREEN.

  205. All the comment from your so helpful, thanks a lot all your guys help me passed the test to get the full license and the wet site
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt
    It’s really good, and useful, also read all the comment addressing above, memo all the picture about the car and percent accident happen and all the key summery in hand book before sitting on the test.
    I fail in the first time, I though:
    May be the in first time, I took a long time to read and made decision for each question. I get fail almost in part 1, in the next day, iI’s busy at work
    I did not have time to read again the hand book I might I fail again but I already paid for test, However this is a lucky time, Yeap, I got full license
    In the second test (Day after) I went straight to the test, no more practice, guiding
    I chose to answer quickly. Made the decision quickly and touch the screen fast,
    I passed in the second time, Cheer.

  206. Hi Guys,

    Great website. Just did my test in Miranda RTA – passed first go. Asked for an exact score but apparently she said they only know pass or fail?(bs prob)

    Anyway, 1st part

    15 questions;

    From what I can remember(bit of a blur – had no stat questions)

    – I had 4 “Which of these do NOT contribute to hazards” so pay attention.
    – One about which group takes more risks(young males)
    – picture of the 5 major car crashes and asked “which is the most common” – answer is rear end crashes
    – One question where you are behind a red truck and asked what “is the minimum safe distance” answer is 3seconds(as per 3 second rule as the pic is in DAYLIGHT & SEALED lane)
    – Had one of a top-down picture where a trunk is facing opposite direction of traffic over broken lines -(answer: brake and stay to lefT)
    – One question about “effective hazard checking” -answer is SCANNING AND LISTENING
    – Had no stat questions

    2nd part
    – my screen was dodgy, try and put like half ur finger on the screen or it wont register

    – I had 1 overtake questions(cyclists on left hand lane)- answer: DONT OVERTAKE, dont touch screen
    – had about 4 “when to slow down”. There is a tricky one to be careful for as mentioned here where you are on an unsealed road in the daytime, one oncoming white van approches in the opposite direction and behind this van will be a motorbike that will swerve towards you in your lane before going back to his own lane – be careful and touch early.
    Other slow down one was in a tunnel, two lane same direction traffic. white van is already breaking (PRESS!) then he will indicate to go to your lane(PRESS AGAIN)
    other slow down one was a 50km/hr street, a T-junction sign will come on the left. Ensure you press when you can read the sign. if you press too late, video will end
    – Rest where “press when to turn right” I had THREE in horrible rainy weather – didnt press on any of them. Another one at an intersection , again dont press, the opposite truck/van turning right BLOCKS EVERYTHING. Use the “enough gap for an elephant to cross principle”. I only turned right once at the beginning of one video – most are no go.

    OTHER TIPS:
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/done (this is brilliant, I had about 2 videos IDENTICAL)
    – read the DQT book but dont go overboard. the summary points are enough to pass

  207. Hi guys,

    My p2 licence is about to expire. Stressing out about this test.

    What people have said previously has helped but i still have a question.

    In the first section of the test you can skip questions, but does that same question come back later or do they give you a new question?

    Thanks guys

  208. hey i was just wondering the DQT handbook that can be downloaded off the rta website because i have downloaded something from the RTA which says says driver qualification hand book . i wasn’t sure what to study do i study the key points or what to i do because i want to for my full license but need help.

    thanks.

  209. Zac: Yes you can skip but you will have to eventually answer the questions you skipped

    alex: Read up on the key points in the book you downloaded and the questions mentioned on this site. That should be sufficient, it was for me.

  210. Hey guys

    I was just reading through what people were saying and I picked up that there was no questions regarding alcohol limits did anyone get those sort of questions

    thanks

  211. YAY.

    I passed first go today.

    I’ve been reading this forum since yesterday and I read a bit of the RTA Hand Book, but it’s seriously no stress.

    The bits where you had to slow down or turn right were a bit vague though, I wasn’t sure if I touched the screen too many times or not but I did anyway and passed 🙂

    So glad I don’t have to do anymore tests! I’m a fully fledged driver now!

    Thanks all for the tips and hints.

    The SA practise website people posted a couple of posts back really helps too.

  212. Hi guys, I passed!

    ok got 2 wrong, 1 in each section.

    part 1:
    tricky question i thought, Q: best way to scan, how to scan something like this

    a) check blind spots
    b) check mirrors
    c) constantly scan, and check mirrors
    d) scan for hazards ahead

    i thought between c and d, answer is c

    part 2.

    i had, press screen when you would slow down

    scene: narrow suburban lane way, following 4wd, about 10 metres in front of you.
    you follow it for about 10 seconds, then it hits brakes, then immediatly after suddenly turns into its driveway, with out indicating.

    so i did 1 wrong move by pressing when i saw a driveway, ( no need to press unless you see a vehicle, coming out)

    i pressed, after a few secs ( too close),
    then at driveway, then when the brake lights went on, then when it turned.

    i think mistake was pressing when empty driveway. correct may be 2 or 3 touches.

    also had another one,

    case: night time, cars coming uphill round a bend, asks when to turn right. i saw a gap, then a cars lights in distance, i pressed.

    this must have been an ok answer. i thought it may have been wrong. i think in this situation, not pressing or pressing in a 4-5 sec gap are both ok responses.

  213. I passed first go and this site was probably the main reason for it.

    I got questions like ‘what is sleep dept’ and ‘what are the high concentration alcohol days?’.

    For the 2nd part i was lucky and got a lot of turn right questions and a few slow down questions.

    I honestly pressed around 2-3 times for each slow down, never one time. I might of been wrong because i was too cautious but better safe than sorry i suppose. (was really glad my test didn’t have a rear view mirror like the practice one had on the RTA website as it allowed me to concentrate on ahead.

    For the right turn i basically only right turn if there was quite a massive gap like basically if the 2nd last car pasts me and the last car can be seen as a little dot at the end of the road, only then will i turn.

    GL to everyone else.

  214. This fucking test is a real bitch let me tell you.

    I failed the first time on the HPT P2 part because I was stupid enough to think that the RTA website would help me to pass. I got 100% in the multiple choice. So I came here and learnt all of your wonderful tips, did the test again today and fucking passed the HPT with 100% and failed the knowledge part because I got like 5 statistics questions in a row. How the hell do statistics say anything about my ability to have a liscense I ask you? And seriosuly $40 bucks for a test? I could have cried.

    So now I know I need to memorise every single statistic and then I will be fine. Third time lucky I suppose though I felt like kicking myself for not waiting till next week. I just want my full lisence so badly!

    Now my tips:

    P1:

    -Learn the statistics. It is shit knowing you could have passed had you known idiotic numbers like “How many kilometres on average does it take for a person to crash?” Really RTA! Really? or how about percentages? Make sure you know them. I sure as hell wish I had now.
    – Read through the ENTIRE handbook once before the test. It will be in your head that way.

    P2

    – Overtaking: don’t ever do it
    – Right at intersections: Don’t ever do it
    – In the slowing down questions, look out for car brakes, side streets, indicators, people, car doors opening, people crossing
    – Turning right: the only go if the gap is the size of an elephant principle worked for me. Don’t go in wet weather at all.

    Hope this helps. If I don’t pass on the third time I may just shoot someone.

  215. Just passed yay!!!!

    I will admit this site helped me get my full license, thanks to Michael who started this blog and many others who contributed to it.

    For all who are trying to get their full license be patient. Read the questions slowly make sure you understand the questions before you answer them. Take your time. There is 4 multiple choice answers to a question 2 of the answers a quite stupid. Then you have to decide which of the other two makes sense.

    In regards to Part 1 of the test I didn’t get any statistic questions just the question about How many kilometres on average does it take for a person to crash?” Every thing else is common sense.

    In the Part 2 of the test I had a scenerio where it was a two lane and there were cars around you and you had to press the screen when you would slow down. I pressed the screen as soon as I saw the brake lights go on.

    Apart from that Good Luck to everyone and don’t worry like I did just use your common sense and you guys have been driving for 24 mths you should be able to complete this test read the above statements and the summary of the RTA book and you will be fine.

    Zac

  216. Did it today and passed my first go with 2 wrong in part 1 and aced part 2 according to the RTA bloke. Thanks Michael for this site and especially Mike Crick because that word document helped me a lot.

  217. Hi Michael,
    Passed…1st attempt,yay:) thank you for putting this blog also to all of you guys that put their suggestions etc. coudn`t do it without you.

    For my contribution:
    1) Read Michaels blog twice the night before you take the test, then spend 1 hour reading the key points at RTA Handbook.

    2) On the day of the test, make sure that you come to RTA 15-20minutes ealier to relax, coffee helps tho.

    3) When you sit on the test, read the instructions and have the practice test, one I have came up to the actual test on Part 1 & 2 so thats 1 less to worry.

    4) Skip the Qs on part 1 if ur not sure with the answer, it`ll come back later at least u have time to think about it, relaxed, take ur time and don`t rush “remember it`s ur $37 on the line”

    5) Listen to the guys on Michaels blog `bout part 2 of the test: Don`t overtake cyclist, slow down only if u see the signs, curvs, hazards etc. Don`t turn right if u think it`s not safe to do so(DON`T TOUCH THE SCREEN).

    6)You are allowed to have 3 mistake on Part 1 of the test but non on Part 2 so that make me feels better before the test knowing I don`t have to sweat too much.

    7) When u r in Part 2 have ur hands/finger close to the screen so u can touch the screen and react quickly to slow down Qs.

    8) The theory part (A,B,C,D Qs was easy) just) read Michaels blog ( will save u money) and the key pointers on the handbook and u`ll be fine…Goodluck guys, now I don`t have to be the designated drivers when we go out on weekends.

    9) 🙂

    Rey

  218. Hi Michael,

    It is a very appreciate that you put the test to the web.
    That a lot of people will get the benefit for that.

    Is it the video test will be same as the Green P test??
    I am going to do my Green P soon!

    Thank you very much!

  219. i cant belive i just passed sat for them twice on the same day which is today yea i failed the firsst time the lady said do u wanna sit for it again i told her with attitude i dont wanna sit if im not ganna pass so i sat for them again anywayz i thought there would be the same questions but no and i was standing for 10 minutes tell a guy came and started singing love is in the air and told me congrats i was like wtf read the key points to the handbook it is very very useful and make sure u go on this http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

    i got three out them on my test make sure you stay relaxed i told her hom much can u get wrong she said it all depends on the sections u got wrong so good luck every1 and study the keypoints good luck every1

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love is in the air

  220. thanks a lot for this websit. passed. here are some useful tips.
    if the touch screen did not work well, please do ask the counter to fix or change a computer.sound is importand as well because if you did the touch screen, it will give yo a DING sound to ensure the computer has registered your action.

    general knowledge test part:
    1. related with high risk stuff which choice is true. answer: young male.
    2. when is the most crashes happen from mon to friday? 9.00am-3.00pm
    3. what is the most fatigue time? 4.00am-8,00am and noon to 2.00pm
    4. what is the safest bac or sth? answer: don’t drink if you intend to drive
    5. man with a ‘large sleep debt’ are likely to do the following: answer: fall alseep when he is driving.
    6. why the head-on crash is more severe than any other crashes?
    i skipped this question first and i chose : because of the combination speed of both vehicles.
    7. something related with tailgating, answer is: fines,caught by the police
    8. if dangerous driving, which following is true: could be jail in 10 years
    9. how long will a driver make a mistake and lead to a near crash? every 800km
    10. what is the most common crash for the first year full license driver? with diagram in the choices. rear end crashes with diagram c.
    11. a diagram shows you are following a truck. what is the minimum distance you need to follow? 3 secs
    12. shown a medicine label: answer is : to consult your doctor before you drive
    13.if you drive 10km/hr faster than 60km/hr, what the following is true: the risk of crash is higher than 60km/hr
    14. if you drive 5km/hr more than 60km/hr, it will be twice likely to be crashed.
    15. if you travel 70km/hr, compared with 60km/hr, what percentage more distance will be? answer: 30%

    hazard perception test part:
    only remember some. too nervous to recall
    in my cases, i only have 2 clips which i did not touch the screen.
    1. there is a bending rd with 3 lanes, you need to turn right and in the evening
    i touched once when the cars with lights were far (can see headlights via some trees)
    2. a wagon in front , brake, move on , brake again and turn left (slow down)
    3. follow a truck, but travel in 100km/hr. too close maybe, touch to slow down
    4. drive, a truck drive in opposite direction, touch quickly when you see the truck, then there is a semi-trailer moving out from the side street.
    5. a easy right turn question, same as my test sample one. there is a big gap when the clip started. (i did not touch screen but the result told you could have done better. then i tried to touch when the first gap is available, the result come out good)
    6. slow down one , saw bending road, curves
    7. right turn, a car with indicator of right turn, then suddenly go straight, DON NOT TOUCH SCREEN
    8. a curved road, need to turn right: choose a big gap to turn
    the other 2 should be right turn questions but i cannot recall the senario.

    happy weekends now.

  221. Hi Michael and all,

    Thanks heaps guys for the great help from this website, with that I passed my DQT at second go but…

    I was stuck in the maze when doing my first and failed part 2 like many others. Reading your excellent tips Michael and inputs from other capable blokes, I “greeted” the RTA for a thousand times, in my heart of course.considering I went for it at one of the graveyard registries in northern Sydney, I think I owe you guys a big thanks for passing it at a second go. I am sorry dear RTA, no more test fee for you.

    Michael the great, you are right mate. Almost whenever you are asked to touch the screen when you should go (turn right), don’t. Not touch it will at most give you ” you could have done better” but never “what you did was unsafe”. If you cannot resist the temptation, congrats, another 38 dollars to RTA. When you are asked to slow down just press the screen almost immediately the clip starts, otherwise congrats mate, another 38 dollars to RTA…

    Good luck for all who will go for theirs and I highly recommend this great blog to all who want to save on test fee and other related costs.

    By the way grab a five year license, it is cheaper and easier.

    S

  222. Hey Michael & everyone this website really help alot just got my Full Licence today all the answer is easy just gotta study it & try remember it the next day you go sit in the test Thanks Good Luck people. 🙂

  223. Passed my fulls first go today!

    Thanks for this website, a lot of good information here.

    I only remember 1 question from part 1.

    Part 1.
    -Gave me an animation from top view of 2 cars on a road and asked how many seconds apart are the cars. The answer was 3secs because it gives you trees on the side as reference points to count how far apart they are.

    Part 2.
    A lot of slow down questions for me, just remember to press it once for each problem. I had a practice question where i was behind a truck and asked me to press when to slow down. I pressed it once when the gap was getting smaller between myself and the truck, but the video kept going closer. I thought i had to press it again, but that reslted in a “ok response”, i tried it again, and only pressed it once throughout it speeding up and got the “well done”

  224. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED ANYTHING TO THIS PAGE!!
    I was so nervous about this test, but passed it first go thanks to studying the book and the tips here.

    I did not get any statistic questions in the first one, but plenty of ‘when would you slow down’ questions in part 2. (This girl next to me got the opposite, more stats in p1 and mostly right turn questions in p2)

    Keep a cool head and don’t rush! Study the book and do the practice videos on the SA roads and traffic page to get an idea on how to react to the video scenarios.

    Though you shouldn’t be motivated to get any wrong, the lady told me you could get 1 wrong in part 2 because they base in percentages not exact scores (ie. 15/15). I don’t know if it’s 1 or more wrong in part 2, because I got one wrong (I think I hit it early when I got that -truck with motorbike swinging out- video). Maybe they work it out based on Fair to Good responses, I’m not too sure – I didn’t want to question it. Hehe.

    DANNY: How did you know how you went on part 2? (Ok and Well Done results) I didn’t see that on mine, unless it was on that final page they show you when they reveal if you passed. I was too relieved to skim read that page..

    The questions are misleading based on comments here, for the Slow down questions people say hit it only once. Before you play the video it says something about instances when you would slow down, implying you could press the screen more than once.

    SOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

  225. and thanks saz h

    failed coz of the “slowing down to avoid hazards or crashes” in part 2 again …

    any1 noe wat dat is ?

  226. 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!!!!!!!!!!

  227. OMG- I came across this last night & I am ever so freakin thankful because this morning I sat for my full licence … And I PASSED!!!!! All I can say is do the practice questions.. Again thanks

  228. Hey all I did my test today and passed first go. I got 15/15 in the first section and got 7/10
    in the second section (HPT) So as many people say you that you cant get any wrong in the 2nd part this is incorrect people all say that you can”t touch the screen more than 3 times this is also incorrect as i ask the lady at the counter after my test and she said eg:
    if you see 6 Hazards you touch the screen 6 times, I think thats how I got 3 wrong in the 2nd part by not touching the screen enough.

    Good Luck to all and most of the question are listed in this forum so just write them all down and memorise them and you should be fine.

  229. Just went for the test and passed 🙂
    This site was great help for part 1 of the DQT, I studied the book like crazy and the hints on here are great but there are always trick questions out there! I memorised statistics but didnt get any statistic questions, felt more prepared knowing them though.
    My advice for part 2 is to remember to only touch the screen once per hazard, dont be tempted to double hit (for example in a question where you are following a truck and his brake lights come on, you touch the screen because its a hazard but the car you are in wont be shown as slowing down – you only need to hit the screen once)
    Also ive seen people writing that you are allowed two wrong answers per section but thats not exactly true, there are certain questions which MUST be answered correctly and some that can be wrong and you will still pass. So it just depends on which questions you get wrong. Good luck everyone and remember its not the end of the world if you fail you can retake the test another time 🙂

  230. Hi all ive had my green ps for 8 years,i just kept putting it back just renewing them every couple of years. Im going tommorow to do the test im soooooooooo nervious, FINGERS CROSSED

  231. Yesterday I sat the DQT.
    Part1 knowlege test (i would like to pass easy questions)
    1.what are the most common motorcycle collsions?
    answer->(Where a turning motocycle is struck) by a vehicle going straight through,
    where nother vehicle turns across the path of an on coming motorcycle.

    2.animation on “3 second rule”-fine weather, good sead road condition.
    3.why speeding is dangerous? the two options are tricky, the others are silly.
    i answered the narrower your” field of vision”(page75)
    4.about fatigue(easy)
    5.fatigue related crashes are more likely to occur during public and school holiday.
    (ture or false)
    6-7.about young male drivers(dangerous,emotionlly~~-easy question)
    8.page 61,coping with adverse driving conditions-rain,foggy condition,you can use
    “headlights on low beam”.
    9.about old pedestrians

    there were no numer,statistic questions.
    part2
    lots of right turn question-various weather conditions,ex,rainny day,night…
    just one overturn question-never touch the screen.
    4or more slow down-
    1.curved tunnel->touch the screen, suddenly bus indicates its rihgt indicator->touch screen
    2.opposit lane,big truck is comming without staying in its lane->touch screen
    suddenly motorcyclist appear from the big truck->touch screen

  232. I sat the test today and passed thanks to the great advice here: took lots of deep breaths and looked for the most logical answer. In part 2 hardly touched the screen at all. Thanks again

  233. Thanks Michael , i passed the test this morning. it was a great feeling when i heard he said “you passed”. i want to thank all the people who shared and give some tips in taking the test, Thanks heaps guys. Cheers.

  234. Yew passed my full licence first go today. Just read over the online book they have on the RTA website, that helped alot! Also on the Hazard Perception part be overly cautious of everything! but dont touch the screen to many times. 🙂

  235. Thanks for this website. I passed my test after reading the suggestions.. It made my test so easy. I got much confident to answer each questions.

    My personal experience says that if you u do not touch screen for certain question, you will be given more of same type of questions,, for example they ask you to turn right when it is safe, and you not touch screen then you will get similar types of question time and again. honestly today I answered 80% of test just answering turning rights.

    Always I think the computer detects the weakness of person so quickly,, so be careful,,,,

    Any ways thanks for useful comments, it gives you idea what does majority think about certain questions.

    Regards

  236. I went and did the DQT this morning and I passed. I am so happy.
    This is blog is great, without it I would not have passed the test.
    I also read the DQT handbook, made some study notes and read the tips and comment on here.
    The SA practise website that someone posted really helps:
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

  237. Passed with a perfect score.
    RTFM (Read the handbook) is very important, take some key pointers out of it – the questions NEED you to have read that handbook – else you WILL get it wrong.
    The PDF is on the RTA website.

    Then, the HPT you can take the sample lessons online (i.e. the SA Government one) – ‘drive safely’ comes to mind.

  238. the first part of the test is only a waste of time and will not improve or help in my driving. The only thing is that we will be aware or be stereotyping everysingle person behind the wheel. This could improve our road rage (what I meant is that it will increase the road rage) is a young kid made a mistake or a women we read statistics that they are the worse blah, blah so we now pass a test with that mentality.
    So I guess the RTA wants us to be more angry to this people is not awareness not everysingle teenager goes and drives like a maniac. There are a lot of kids that work after school, college or uni and take the friends to work. worked in the night time the RTA or Government doesnt want to help new generation to improve.

  239. Thanks guys for all the tips on here. I just sat my test (and passed!) and all the feedback and experience here really really helped out. Here are some of my thoughts:

    Part 1:

    – first of all, if you want to guarantee a first-go pass, you have GOT to at least read all of the key points sections in the handbook, and preferably read the entire thing if you have time. download it at: http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/downloads/driver_qualification_handbook.pdf. It’s an absolute must.

    – I don’t think i got any statistic questions, however i did get a few that required a little bit more than just commonsense.

    – TAKE YOUR TIME. I was pretty stressed before hand, so i just spent a lot of time (probably 10-15 minutes in total) reading the instructions. In between questions, I also took a couple of breaths. It seemed to help relax me. Also do the practice questions.

    – There are 15 questions in total, you can skip them but you’ll have to come back to the ones you’ve skipped at the end, and you don’t know how you’ve done until the very end of the entire test.

    These are some of the questions i could remember (on one or two i’ve added another option when i couldn’t remember all of them):

    1) A person injured in a car crash with a high BAC has what risk of dying compared to a person in the same position with a 0 BAC?
    a) lower
    b) higher
    c) the same risk
    d) depends on gender

    2) High fatigue hours include…
    a) 8am – noon
    b) 10am – 2pm
    c) 4am – 8am
    d) 8am – 10am

    3) Motorcycles are difficult to see because…
    a) they can be obscured behind other vehicles
    b) they fit into blindspots
    c) they can fit into blindspots, they may share lanes and can be obscured by other vehicles
    d) they may share lanes with other vehicles

    4) A person’s chance of being in a fatal crash is what compared to being booked by police?
    a) higher
    b) lower
    c) They are of equal risk
    d) You have a greater risk of being attacked by a shark than either (legit option, I swear)

    5) What is the best way that you can increase your field of vision
    a) Slow down
    b) Buy convex wing mirrors
    c) Speed up
    d) Constantly scan the distance

    6) What is one way you can reduce the risk of injury to pedestrians and other road users?
    a) Speed up going through towns to minimise time spent in highly populated zones
    b) Wind down your window to be able to hear them easily
    c) Tell your passengers to keep an eye out for hazards
    d) Constantly scan in the distance and your wing mirrors for hazards

    7) You see a truck tailgating you in your rear-view mirror (a picture was given). What do you do?
    a) Brake hard
    b) Gradually slow down and increase the space in front of you
    c) Gradually increase speed
    d) Brake and then increase speed

    8) You are tailgating a semi-trailer (an overhead picture was given of a car right up behind a truck). How do you let the truck driver know where you are?
    a) Slow down to increase your following distance
    b) Beep your horn
    c) Flash your lights twice
    d) Increase speed and overtake

    9) You are driving in an overcast, dusky evening. How best could you decrease your risk of crashing with other road users?
    a) Turn on high beams
    b) Turn on you parker lights
    c) Turn on low beams
    d) Beep your horn at 10 second intervals and when going around corners

    10) What are most people likely to do after a crash?
    a) Become overconfident in their driving ability
    b) Speed off to avoid the police
    c) Blame others and the environment
    d) Accept responsibility for things that were their fault

    11) What is a driver under the influence of alcohol likely to do?
    a) Drive safely to avoid being pulled over by police
    b) Scan for hazards diligently
    c) Wear a seatbelt
    d) Take risks and break road rules

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

    Part 2:

    – Definately the harder of the two parts, but in all honesty that’s not saying too much. 10 questions (scenarios), probably pressed the screen on average once/scenario, but on some i never pressed it, on others i pressed it twice. I don’t think i had to press it three times. It is the same thing as the green p’s test, but you may have to press more than once.

    – The scenarios last about 15-20 seconds each on average, but some were probably 10 seconds, others up to about 30 seconds.

    – You have GOT to do the practice examples on the SA website. Two or three were exactly the same as what i got in my test. It can be accessed from http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt (as many have said before). I did the practice thing probably 10-12 times, since it keeps giving 7 random scenarios out of a large pool)

    – Take a break between each scenario, don’t rush it. If you’re rushing it, you’re probably more likely to take risks, so you’re more likely to make a bad choice.

    – There are four types of scenarios:
    1) You are travelling along a road, press the screen to SLOW DOWN when you see a hazard
    2) You are travelling along a road, press the screen to OVERTAKE
    3) You are stopped on a road, press the screen to turn right
    4) You are stopped at an intersection, press the screen to turn right

    – For the slow down scenarios, press AS SOON as you see the hazard. This includes the car in front braking, oncoming cars overtaking (and coming into your lane), doors opening at the side of the road, pedestrians on the road, SIGNS warning about T-sections or turns, cars coming out of driveways, cars coming out of sidestreets, and blind hills (i.e. if you’re going up a hill but can’t see over the top).

    – For the overtaking scenarios, follow the golden rule and DO NOT press the screen. I had two of these (with bicycles), and was fine not pressing at all.

    – for the turning right questions, only do it when the gap between oncoming cars is huge. And i mean HUGE. On some of these questions, there were two opportunities to turn right, so i pressed the screen twice. For each gap, only press once (i.e. if it is a huge gap, you don’t need to keep pressing up until the gap has closed). and if there is another vehicle waiting to turn right in the other direction, DO NOT turn right unless you are SURE there are no cars/motorbikes hidden behind it. in fact, probably safer to not press at all.

    Anyway, thats my (really quite long) 2 cents. Feel free to ask any questions, i might come back to visit in a week or two

  240. Part 2

    Thanks to all for the information here. Was very helpful so I could pass first go. To add my 2 cents, I found the second part reasonably tricky. Some questions had opportunities to turn right but I didn’t turn at all because it was hard to judge the speed of the vehicles at first. I don’t think I was penalised too much for it.

    For slowing down, I had the motorbike question referred to earlier where a car and motorbike in an opposing direction are coming at you. I tapped the screen (To slow down) when the motorbike tried to overtake the car in front. I also pressed the screen when there was a sign that a turn was coming.

    I followed the do not overtake bicycles rules. I had two videos on that (one exactly the same as the South Australian website.

    Part 1

    Questions I remember (in a random order)

    1) Most frequent crashes for full license holders(you are shown four diagrams – the answer was diagram b – rear end collisions)

    2) I had 2 questions in relation to the most hazardous/danger prone drivers (which is always young males)

    3) How often should you scan your mirrors (pg 100 of handbook). The handbook says 8-10 seconds but the only right multiple choice answer is 10 seconds.

    4) The question showed a diagram where you were turning right at a t intersection with a car on your left and a car on your right. This diagram is on page 91 of the handbook. It asked if you needed more time/distance from the car on the left or the car on the right. As you can see in the handbook, you need more time/distance for the car on the left.

    5) I also got a question mentioned earlier where there is an animation of a blue car following a red car from a birds eye (top down view). The questions asks how many seconds are between the red and blue car. The animation shows trees on the sides so you can use to count (“1001, 1002, 1003”) in your head until the tree has moved from the red car to the blue car. In my test the gap was 3 seconds.

    6) When turning your head to see blind spots what area are you covering:
    a) what you cant see with outside mirrors
    b) what you cant see with inside mirrors
    c) what you cant see with mirrors (ANSWER: pg 98 handbook)

    7) What do experienced drivers do? (Answer was driving too close to the vehicle in front).

    8) What do you do if you are being tailgated? (Ans: Slow down gently to create a space cushion).

    The rest of the questions are similar to what has already been asked.

  241. 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

  242. Hi Michael,

    I wish you very very happy new year.
    Really wonderful site.
    Could you send me some practise link of DQT videos (practice videos).

    Thanks

    Kind Regards

    Raj

  243. 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 – some of the pictures are therefore missing from the original word document). 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:

    Experienced Full Licence Drivers

    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.

  244. DQT is pointless!

    I failed even though I got all the questions right because I touched the screen too many times in pt2.

    Wish I had know before doing the test to touch the screen only once or twice as I would know be holding my full licence.

  245. Just curious to ask

    In the sample questions by RTA, there was the 10th question which says,

    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

    The answer was c as the full license holder’s BAC limit is 0.05. For some odd reason the answer for this question was a.

    I need to find out why the correct answer is a and not c?

    A reply from one or more people would be appreciated

  246. oops my bad, didn’t read the question properly, I realised why the answer was a because they asked for the safest BAC limit

  247. 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 author of this blog Michael Langley 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.

  248. this site was such a great help. I have had my P2 licence for god knows how long, must be close to 8 years now. I finally went for the DQT this morning but failed, they told me I could resit there and then (No thanks! So I can hand you over another $40) so I went home and studied and went back in the afternoon and passed with 100%. I failed my first test on Part 1. I know most people say it’s basic common sense and just read the Keypoints, but there are Q’s that will NOT be in the key summary, and I recommend you read the whole book.

    And also read everyone’s replies to this blog (if your’e reading mine you’ve probably done that already). I had a few Q’s that I didn’t know but had read in amongst the replies so I lucked out with the right answer.

  249. i failed the DQT test. i failed part 1
    what is the answer to the following:
    what is the percentage of crashes which happen in the metropolitan in NSW
    25%
    50%
    75%
    none??

    I chose 75% however i know that is wrong.. is it 25%?

  250. is there any where that i can do the test to practice before i go in to do it as i have failed 4 time in 2yrs n really what to pass this time i have read the book ova n ova again it just doesn’t seem to sink in so was thing ing if i could do the test ova n ova again it might sink in. PLEASE HELP ME

  251. hey mike

    thanks so much for your help with this went today and passed no worries.

    didnt do any study just had a quick read through your website and did the practice questions

    thanks again mate

  252. One of the question was…
    When is fatal crash most likely to happen
    A) large cars
    B) small cars
    C) daytime
    D) nighttime

    I chose c but not sure if it right anyway I passed and party at my house!!

  253. hi guys,
    i passed the test today first go,big thanks to this website with excellent information.i never read the book .my licence was expired so yesterday i decide to go for full licence test.i spent half a day but what i read ,i read carefully with concentration so i must understand everything.i read every comment so i can understand people mistakes too.thank you guys.
    part one was a little bit hard for me i thought i m going to fail but while doing that part i used my common sense.the questions i wasnt 100% sure were one about driver distraction,one was about space cushion and one was about speed death. part two was a piece of cake for me after reading this website and people comments and sharing excellent information.

    thanks to all Oswah

  254. Thanks to Michael and all the tips and suggestions from the posters of this website, I finally got my full license this morning! I failed DQT tests twice earlier in May and was supposed to take another test last week but something happened with the RTA where I used to do the test so I had to move to another office.

    From Part 1 there were a few Qs I didn’t remember seeing it before in any tips. I don’t remember the exact wording but just to get the point straight through:

    Q: At BAC 0.05, the risk of crashing is:
    A: More than TWICE at zero BAC (there were other options like half at zero BAC or 1.5 times at

    Q: Driving in dull, overcast day:
    A: Turn headlight on, low beam (There’s another option: Headlight on, high beam > thought it’s for night driving? I didn’t get the feedback on this so I assume i’m right)

    Q: High-risk time for fatigue-related crash:
    A: 4 am-8 pm

    My suggestion is to read the handbook and not just relying on summary of key points, especially when it comes to statistics.

    For Part 2: I didn’t get the overtaking questions (the cyclists) but most of them were the ones on right turns and slowing downs.

    * On most of the slow down clips, my car is following another car in the front so slow down when the car ahead is braking and the brake light is on. There’s one clip on the 50km/hr speed limit on two-way road (housing area), I tapped the screen when I saw someone was walking on the footpath on my left side towards the end of the clip. There’s also a clip when I had to tapped the screen immediately after the clip started because the car was about to turn at a corner, and tapped two more times – I think the second time when there’s a car in the front braking, and the last one when I saw a bend in the front.

    * Right turns: like suggested by other posters, only turn right when there’s a huge gap. Most of the time I didn’t tap the screen! Don’t turn right (tap the screen) on the intersection/crossroads when the other cars in the front covered our sights. I had one night scene and only turn right when the road was clear and I saw no lights on the road bend in front.
    Also, check out and practise the HPT on the SA website given on this website, I’ve got one clip (right turn) from here! http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt

    Good luck everyone! Cheers.

  255. thanks so much! i passed first go thanks to this site ,… in the exam i felt like i already knew all those questions

  256. Hi guys, i just did my dqt failed part one, thought all the question would be common sense onces, but there is a few statisic that you need to remember, so i went through this blog and I guess iam ready to take the exam.
    Appreciate to all those who put material up here.

    Much Obliged.

  257. Thanks Michael, cos of this awesome site u whipped up I was able to pass my DQT this morning and only found this site out yesterday. Thanks everyone who posted as well.
    Yes EXACTLY as has already been mentioned many times, read the DQT handbook, read through the posts on this site as well as one by NEERAV BHATT. Very very helpful. In part 2 DON’T TURN RIGHT unless there is a huge gap. DON’T OVERTAKE in those silly questions either. In the slow down questions tap for all hazards (very obvious).
    Thanks all, I got my golds now.

  258. Thanks to EVERYONE who commented on here… I PASSED!

    Pretty much 80% of Part 1 can be found in the handbook, but I almost got stumped on a couple of questions…
    One gave an image of a pedestrian at a zebra crossing, and a car is about to hit him. The question is: how could this accident this happen. I answered: because the pedestrian suddenly came onto the road. I think this is supposed to test you on the part of the handbook talking about expectations of how others will act – pedestrians can be unpredictable, and they expect YOU to stop at a zebra crossing.
    Another one was why children are more likely to get into accidents – because they do not have the road skills of adults.

    Part 2 freaked me out so much… For the ones saying ‘touch every time there is a hazard’, I touched the screen around 3 times for each vid… and it was fine. But I hated those questions as they are very vague. As others have said – do not overtake no matter what. Turn right when it is obvious to do so… and it is very very obvious.

  259. I went for my test on 10th sept and I passed.

    Thanks to this wonderful blog and everyone who shared all the details, it was a piece of cake. I read handbook twice, practiced whatever simulations I could get for part 2 and read all the comments here once…

    So Happy, no more tests now till I am 85 (thats what the test officer said when he gave me my new licence).

    Goodluck all

  260. Thanks Everyone, Went for my test and passed, and my heart was racing, had to feel for the girl who was crying cause she failed, but as she was told by the rta lady, it was all due to the slow down questions, so i think thats where many people fail.

    questions i can remember are

    1) Where should you particularly watch for motorcyclists

    a) two way street
    b) intersections
    c)one way street
    d) some other answer

    pretty much the questions above

    my solution is study, and slow down on the slow down questions, some of them, i thought i had failed but i passed… so if i can do it, and i stressed out all week, so can you.

    Good Luck to all

  261. Website was a great help just went for my test and I passed. Just want to thank the creator of this article. Bloody brilliant.

  262. Just passed test first time woohoo thanks for tips here.

    Skim read booklet but def focus on qts posted here as pretty much everything I was asked is posted here. Main qt that I got stuck on was what is the main type of accident with motorbike. Otherwise it is pretty straightforward.

    Hazard test stick to pretty much never clicking screen for right turn. Dont over take bike riders and click to slow down as much as possible and its all good!

    Best of luck everyone
    Caitlin

  263. Thankyou so much everyone! Passed today first go!
    I did read the handbook once and took notes, but reading this site and the bhatt site 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
    goodluck everyone!!!

  264. i failed the test and it’s hard get into test in nsw , i should move to victoria or ACT or queensland green p’s to full driver licence without computer test.

  265. Thanks for all the comments above, passed this morning

    There were 2 question in sec one I thought for a while, there were

    Which hazards you can control ?

    a) you can control some hazards inside the car

    b) and c) are quite obvious wrong choices

    d) you can control hazards outside the car

    I chose a

    What is the best way to avoid hazards?

    a) scanning and listening

    b) listening

    c) looking at mirror

    d) scanning

    I chose d

    Section 2 a lot right turn questions one was the same as the SA HPT practice question
    where u are right turning into the side road from the T section, just turn after the 1 st car pass, the gap is good enough, if you didn’t turn after 1st car you would got wrong as I knew from the practice question

    Another right turn at night, I did turn after a set of cars pass but it was near the end of video as I pressed

    Also got the motorcycle following truck question, just press as you see the motorcycle comes out

    Anyone who read the comments above should pass OK

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  267. Thx for the blog!!!
    Passed my DQT today
    Just read all the comments above and you’ll be fine

    Alhought in part II, I touched the screen when a stupid car change mind from turning right to keep going straight !!!

  268. Thanks to everyone who commented ive passed few tips just have a coffeee before u go in caffine makes u more alert, study the book common sence elminiating stupid answers will get u through part 1, part 2 just focus and try to
    Keep all the disstractiobs out and be extra safe and youll do fine most times dont need to press screen for right turns unless decent gap one thing i screwed up on the question was tap to turn right but i thought it was tap to slow down so i tapped it when a car was coming luckily still passed and can now drive my turbo charged s15 🙂

  269. Michael, and everyone else, thank you so much for your advice and tips and remembered scenarios – after two days of studying and much stressing I actually passed my test today in NSW. I’m still in shock over it!!

  270. Thanks so much to this site I passed on my first go, head so many negative things about this tests, i took the general advice of be absolutely sure when touching screen (eg be passive if in doubt, dont overtake the cyclists) and it was fine,

    normally when driving you’d really make the right turn / overtake but this test will not really fail you if you just play it safe and even miss a “chance” to turn

    Thank you X 100

  271. Thanks to everyone who posted these test key points, I passed the test today, wish more people can pass the test after read this blog

  272. Gosh I wish I had found this website before! I attempted the DQT for the first time this morning and failed, and like many others, it was part 2 that let me down. I was really angry because I know I’m a safe, cautious driver – the RTA is all about the revenue raising; it’s bloody ridiculous paying $40 for a computer test!!!

    Anyway, I made the conscious decision not to attempt again today as I think I would do worse, so fingers crossed I pass it next week with everyone’s help!!

  273. 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  274. I don’t want to make this page longer than it already is but thank you to everyone for potentially saving me money and frustration from re-tests.

    All the questions I received in part 1 were already mentioned in this forum (I wasn’t worried about this part because I heard you were allowed some wrong anyway).

    After reading all the comments about all the “slow-down” questions in part 2 I was nervous and during the test I had no idea if I did the right thing or not but I passed. I just pressed the screen 2 or 3 times for each and it all turned out OK. I don’t know the algorithm which they use to pass you or not but I can understand the frustration everyone is feeling. For example, we know you only have to press once for each hazard (suggesting that for slow-down questions only, a simple counting algorithm may be used, possibly with no timing considerations). I didn’t slow down for side-streets on my left but still pressed 3 times for other hazards. I pressed once for the sign indicating a curve and then again for the curve itself – who knows if that was correct?

    By the way, the tips for the right-hand turn and overtaking questions were really helpful. Like a lot of people, the only one I could go through was the one where you can turn right at night where you see a bit of light in trees around the bend (who knows if you wouldn’t get passed if you didn’t go anyway?). And of course, you never overtake 🙂

  275. Hey All

    I did my DQT today after having my L’s and P’s for over 14 yrs..part of the reason why it took so long was because of these ridiculous tests you have to keep doing to progress to a full licence.

    I was shitting myself about completing this test until I found this blog and some others which I found to be more useful than the stupid manual as they gave summaries of actual questions that were asked!

    In my opinion these tests don’t in any way reflect your skills or abilities on the road as a driver (besides the actual P’s driving test on the road), I haven’t been driving in years and was fortunate to still pass these stupid computer tests. How does that reflect if I’m a good driver??

    Anyway to help you out as much as everyone else here helped me prior to my test..I’ve written down all the multiple choice questions I can remember from part 1. There are 15 questions and you can only get about 2 wrong..I got 100% right in this section. Dont listen to anyone that says don’t read the book – read it..I was up til 1am the night before the test crammiing it all in..yes a lot is common sense but listen to the questions people are telling you were actually asked then reference them to the manual to ensure they’ve given you the correct answers as one or two comments above had a wrong answer.

    Thankfully, I didn’t get any statistics questions..I got 15/15 for the multiple choice section in part 1 and two questions wrong in the practical part..but still passed.

    The first question I had

    1. What is a hazard?
    They give you a few options of actual hazards but the correct answer was anything that can cause an accident or injury to another person.

    Q. High risk time for fatigue…
    A.The manual says it is btw 4am-8am btw 12pm and 2pm…there was only an option for 4am-8am with no ref to 12-2pm so I selected that

    Q. What is sleep debt?
    A. The difference between the hours of sleep you need and the hours of sleep you actually get.

    Q. What is a blind spot?
    A. The areas you can’t see in your mirrors

    Q. Something like where do most distractions occur?
    A. Outside the vehicle

    Q. Who is more likely to have a higher SSS (need for thrills and sensation)
    A. Males (as with feedback above..blame everything on the young males..seriously.

    Q. Something like..who causes the most accidents
    A. Those with a higher tendency to take risks and have a need for thrills and sensations..rem young males are in the highest risk category.

    High alcohol hours
    Weekends – thurs – sun..weeknights

    Q. Most common types of crashes
    A. Colliding into the rear of another vehicle

    Q. You’re shown an image of the car with colours around it..you need to pick the colour indicating the blind spots.
    A. It was orange and was the colour to the right and left of the car indicating the blind spots ..rem you only have 180 degree vision when driving and the mirrors behind you.

    Can’t rem the rest but hope this helps someone. The hazard perception test was slightly harder…i did not get any questions relating to ‘spot the hazard’..eg pedestrians etc. They were all simulations where you had to indicate when you would turn into a side st, when you would turn at an intersection and when you would slow down..oh and when you would overtake.

    As everyone said..only turn right when there is a MASSIVE gap..i loved the elephant analogy (don’t go unless an elephant can cross)..i got one huge gap straight away and then let all the cars pass

    The questions I apparently got wrong had to do with the cyclists..i dont know what went wrong cause I didnt overtake them at any time and kept pressing the screen as soon as I saw them to slow down….go with your own judgement on this one

    Slow down at every corner as people suggest and I just clicked whenever I saw a car on the road lol.

    Good Luck everyone!

  276. Hi guys,

    Just wanted to stop by and say thanks to Michael and everyone for posting such valuable comments. With God on my shoulder I passed today first go, only one q wrong overall (part 1). It was quick and easy, reading the book and doing the practice hazard q’s from the SA site as well as this site were great preparation.

    One question which I have not seen anyone mention:

    There is an image where you are in a three lane road 100km/h zone and you are going 100km/h with a truck on either side of you.
    Your options are to:
    Accelerate
    Slow down and move behind truck on your left
    Slow down and move behind truck on your right
    Stay as you are

    I got 1 q wrong and I believe it was this one. I chose stay as you are. If I am travelling the max speed limit how can I accelerate and why would I choose to go behind one truck on not the other? Im not sure which option is correct. Hope you find this helpful.

    To everyone who is preparing for dqt, i recommend reading the book and not just relying on these comments. There are some incorrect stats (perhaps because they are older comments and a new version of the book is out, or maybe because people are from different states??)

    Like I said, the book, this site and the SA site will guarantee you a pass.
    Good luck!

  277. Just regarding #343’s question if it helps anyone – I believe the best and safest response would be to slow down and move behind the truck on your left.

    You should not choose the go into right lane as right lanes are strictly for overtaking.
    You would wait for the truck on your right to move out of the right lane… and when it is safe to do so, you can then do some overtaking of your own.

    Remember to keep left unless overtaking, especially for roads with speed limits exceeding 80km/hr.

    Hopefully that makes sense!

  278. Hey guys,

    I had a LOT of trouble with this test.I passed my L’s,red P’s & green P’s first time no problem so I was quite stressed and exhasperated when I failed this test several times.I have finally passed with the help of this website and a man named John.
    I always got 15/15 in part 1 no problem.then part 2 would fail me.Eventually I got a really awesome RTA worker who really wanted to help me.he ended up calling one of the creators who designed the DQT test,his name is John(loveliest guy!) and let me speak with him.He told me what I was doing wrong.The slowing down for hazards section which everyone hates.Got me every time!
    You have to press the screen more than you think is realistic.everything is a hazard.the red car scenario for example(or hospital as RTA seems to call it),you would press it when you see the red car,press it when it pulls in front of you,press it when it brakes and press it when it indicates.along with everything else that could be a hazard in the example.be quick to react have your finger ready not on your lap and sit back from the screen so you can take everything in.good luck! if you’ve failed numerous times and your very stressed about this test trust me I feel for you.a waste of time,money and energy.especially when you hear that our neighbors QLD and VIC don’t even have this test you just go in and upgrade.anyway good luck all!!!

  279. Hey,

    I went for my full licence yesterday after studying and failed….

    I read this blog this morning and tried again and passed!!!

    Thanks a lot guys for all of the tips.

    Some tips:

    1
    – Remember all of the stupid stats
    – The most common crash for a first year full licence holder is rear ending someone going the same direction
    – 0.5 blood alcohol increases crash risk twice as much as if your were sober
    – remember the high alcohol and fatigue times
    – if you are between two trucks going the speed limit, slow down and go behind the left truck

    2
    – Between the 2 tries I had 3 difference overtaking scenarios with cyclists. DO NOT OVERTAKE
    – When turning right make sure the gap is GIANT, don’t take any chances with the smaller gaps
    – A lot of right turn scenarios do not need any input because it is constantly unsafe to turn
    – Expect sudden braking of the vehicle in front or people popping out in the slow down scenarios
    – Slow down when you see any signs such as a change in traffic condition or a school zone

  280. Last week I passed the test and I am appreciated Michael and other people put so many useful comments, I prepared more than 2 weeks and read almost all of the information in the page.
    When I test one question I think should think it over, I can not remember what the exactly question, but like this?
    When you drive, another car suddenly plugs in front of you. What do you do?
    1 is continue look at front
    2 is continue look at front and light up
    3 drive close the car
    4 drive close the car and light up, read book we should know ignore and tolerate this thing, I choose 1 continue look at front.
    I try to trace the South Australia website link to help us easy to review, the site has 7 directories, when you test http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt, every time get one video from each directory so every time random get 7 videos, so I trace the link, all 34 questions like below, want to save time, can practise all the videos. May be some links are not right, please help me to maintenance the links.
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/7/1 (turn right a motorcycle pass you quickly)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/7/2 (follow a black car, the car stops suddenly)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/7/3 (turn right begin red traffic light)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/7/4 (night time follow two cyclists)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/6/5 (night time drives follow other cars)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/6/4 (dark day in tunnel, a car changes line in front of you)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/6/3 (daytime follow 2 cyclists )
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/6/2 (daytime drive curve pass 2 cyclists)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/6/1 (daytime a bus starts to change line)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/5/5 (day time drive slowdown when turn left curve road)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/5/4 (day time drive slowdown when turn left curve)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/5/3 (day time drive slowdown when left turn curve road)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/5/2 (dark time to follow other cars)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/5/1 (day time drive curve road in front of look like an airplane)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/4/5 (raining day turn right)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/4/4 (dark day turn right, only big gap can turn)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/4/3 (daytime time to chase 2 cars)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/4/2 (day time to follow other cars, look like same with 4/3)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/4/1 (traffic light right turn, it is estate car block the traffic)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/3/5 (traffic light right turn, it is an estate car block the traffic) like 4/1
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/3/4 (daytime should stop when see a red car will cross road pass your car)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/3/3 (turn right when a pool of cars)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/3/2 (turn right, a red car quickly pass light drive toward you)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/3/1 (traffic light right turn, when a blue car suddenly drive toward you)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/2/5 (traffic light right turn)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/2/4 (turn right an estate car block road and a red car pass you quickly)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/2/3 (turn right when estate car after another car)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/2/2 (turn right a yellow car quickly pass light drive toward you)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/2/1 (should stop when see a woman push a baby carriage in front of you)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/1/5 (should slowdown when see a parking car open door, a man comes out)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/1/4 (should slowdown when see a parking car open door)
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/1/3 (should stop when a car towards you and a truck drives backwards)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/1/2 (can turn right when first see big gap)

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hpt2/1/1 (should stop when see a car drives toward you and another car is backwards left side of your car)

  281. Hey there,

    Just wanted to thank Michael and everyone else for their comments, i went for my green P’s a long time ago and failed twice i felt De motivated and gave up and didn’t want to pay for another test!

    Every-time my license expired i would just go to the rta and pay to renew them and got very complacent.

    i just dreaded the thought of going for green p’s test and failing again and i put it off.

    recently i got 2 points taken off my license as didn’t have my green p’s on display i knew i had to just go get my full license and try again that’s when i stumbled across this blog which helped me a lot!

    in the past i would always pass the first section of questions no problems as i had studied my handbook i just would struggle in hazard section and now i know why! it is quite psychological as i felt i had to press the screen when you would over take, choose gap etc as it’s a test and was at times overly cautious when slowing down and it would cause me to fail.

    After reading this blog with everyone’s tips and advice i passed! i didn’t overtake bicycle riders, i didn’t chose gap to turn right into intersection unless there was a good 6 second gap and was cautious to not over touch on the screen.

    still agree with others that posted it’s definitely a clever way for RTA to make their money, and more of a minds game don’t feel it’s an indication of how one actually drives in every day life. I had let 5 years pass since i went for my green p’s test again! it was due to a fear of failing again and a bit of being compliant, in that time i have never had an accident, am a competent driver and only till recently had lost points, was a blessing in disguise as it forced me to go for them again, and mostly this blog helped me it’s great to hear others experience and tips and have a place like this were everyone can help each other as we are all looking for the same result!!

    good luck to others!! p.s i also paid extra for 5 year full license works out cheaper in long run and happy to not have to go into RTA as regularly now lol 🙂

  282. Don’t laugh! My daughter lead me to this site to pass my DQT… which I did today! I was too nervous to drive as a 17 year old. I’m in my late 40’s. So you can all do this 🙂 This website helped a lot, especially reading up on what everyone else went through. I found the questions in my test today, were worded in a way, to find out if I had studied the DQT book. Most of my questions were about the general flow of the book, rather than statistics, which I was trying to remember. I know some people get them. I didn’t. If you READ,READ,READ the book, and focus on the content, then with the multiple choice answers given to you, the correct answer should naturally flow. Do study the statistics, but, READ the book. I downloaded the one online, but ended up getting a paperback one, so that I could scribble out what did not apply to the info I needed. Also I find typing out some of the info, as above, is a really good method of memmorising the facts. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the test, have a good meal beforehand, so your brain has fuel. The HPT test was as it was presented. Sometimes you touched the screen, sometimes you did not have too.Use your safe gaps and don’t panic. The NSW RTA website animations are not part of the test. Better to use the SA websites animations to practise on How’s that….I waited this long to do it. I can’t believe it… YOU WILL PASS. Goodluck and happy, safe driving 🙂

  283. Hi michael langley,its nathan.thanks for the intel.i went for the dqt today,and past with flying colors.thanks for the intel!!!

  284. 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 🙂

  285. Hey guys,
    I came by to say thank you and leave some newest Q&A I just did in DQT August 2013 for reference
    NO particular order:
    1) yes, animation question has always been the same:blue car followed the red car,some trees on the left. it is
    3 seconds. (but please still count 1001 1002 1003 to make sure if any changes)

    2) when you have sleep debt, what should you do ?
    get plenty of sleep

    3) What is covering brake?
    Your right foot covering the brake (something like that,it is common sence)

    4)why elder pedestrian has high risk in the crash ?
    they are bad vision,slow walking and easy get injured in the crash,

    5) if your friend had a couple of drinks at your place and want to go home after, the best he should do is
    went home by taxi or public transport

    6) how many kilo meter to led a NEAR crash
    800 k

    There are two Question made me sweat for seconds, one of them I choose the wrong answer, but I still passed. HERE THEY ARE

    7) FOR the scanning routine, always look ahead up to how many seconds?
    a ) 3
    b) 12
    c) 8
    d)20

    the correct answer is b). handbook page 99, written in bold. but I could not remember very clearly, and think too much about ‘check your mirror every 8-10 seconds, so I choose the wrong answer c)

    8) why the narrowing vision occurs when you drive fast?
    our eyes and brain can’t keep up with the rapidly changing images in our peripheral vision.

    you can find this one on handbook page 76, but this question and answers are tricky as the other answers are reasonable by mentioning about eye vision ability, and the correct answer is actually did not mention ‘EYE’,only states ‘ our brain can’t keep up with…”

    the rest of Q&A s are either common sense or already been given by above guys. the DQT test has not change much for a few years by the look. it is pretty much all the similar questions.

    Part 2:

    it is quite similar to HPT test but there are much more traffic and weather condition.
    just pretend you are a coward driver ,DO NOT do any thing risky ,you will be easily pass!
    However, they change the word ‘hazard’ into ‘ occasion’ at instruction. for example:
    Slow down whenever you think it is the occasion. you don’t touch the screen randomly , you have to point the ‘hazard’ out even they call ‘occasion’. I tried this in the practice test before I started the PART 2 , the result is much better when you touch the ‘hazard’.

  286. i also came to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to the comments! you guys are so helpful!
    i did the stupid DQT today and i passes. it is ny second attempt. i failed the first time because i didnt read all the tips before doing the test!

    i will try to.remember the questions for.anyone who is going to take the test soon:
    PART 1 THEORY
    i got a few stats questions today like
    whats the % of fatugue related crashes on country roads?
    75%
    they are all pretty simple.ones
    i was not so sure about one Question:
    whats the most common type of crash between.motor cycle and car?
    i cant remember what it says in the handbook
    i have chosen: car turns acrosson incoming motorcycle or.something like that

    PART 2 HPT
    just read through all the comments and follow the rules:
    i got 6 turning right questions
    4 slowing down questions
    no take over questions for me

    turning rigt: most of them did not have any.safety gaps or gaps for an elephant to wamder through. even if you think the gap looks ok, dont touch because its computer based! dont play withRTA! treat yourself as learner driver. only turn right when there is absolutely no cars!
    slowing down: touch the screen as soon as the clip starts no matter what scenario you have got
    good luck guys

  287. thanks Mike, this site is very helpful, I feel much more confident now. I am going to take the test this Wednesday, so wish me a good luck!

  288. Hey, great blog. It feels like they added in some new things to throw you off though. I’ll try and give some recollections of issues I had with the test:

    Part 1:

    Some of these questions are downright nasty and cover small bullet points that are covered at a passing glance in the guide. Some of the more nasty ones have been covered in the blog so study that thing cover to cover, some of the questions are almost designed to make you fail, they do not cover any proper road knowledge at all. Its mainly statistics on crashes. The maximum jail sentence you can get for killing someone in dangerous driving is 10 years (from 1,2,5 and 10) BUT if you injure then its 18 months or something. Things like this will catch people so be aware.

    As for Part 2:

    There are tricks like Mike covered. A good one to watch out for is the turn right at intersection. One in particular i remember vividly when I failed was there was a car infront of you turning left with an enormous gap behind him, making it viable that you can turn as hes going left infront of you. Then BOOM he stops indicating and accelerates straight and hard AFTER HE HAS STOPPED for at least 1 second. That is just flat out unfair…

    Another one is there is a van turning to the left, as he turns left a motor bike undertakes him at speed out of nowhere (at the start of the clip you do not even see the bike so its rigged from the off) and by the time you press it you can’t go back on it. So watch out, some of them again are almost certain pitfalls.

  289. also in part 1 there was a question where it shows you a police car that looks like hes ahead of you. HE IS NOT, the car is coming towards you. I couldn’t believe how shoddy this was, there was nothing saying he was coming towards you, it was a static image and lots of people could interpret it as a car just in your lane up ahead. Always pick slow down and move to the left. In the image no sirens are even displayed like in the handbook, again the image is solely designed to generate revenue.

  290. Thank you so much for this site.
    Failed at the first attempt. I didn’t read this carefully.
    Passed at the second attempt.

    here is the tips
    First part. my first attempt, I had no asking for any statistic at all. It’s so easy for me (I got 100% correct) but for my second attempt. It’s hell. because of asking almost stats. READ the book and you will pass for sure.

    2nd Part.
    Do not worry too much because they will fall into 3 categories
    1. Right Turn – If you don’t see big gap – DO Nothing (Don’t touch) … period

    2. Overtake – Most of the time – Do Nothing (Don’t touch) … period

    3. Slow down – Whenever you see ANY movements on the screen, touch screen every time

    I thought I wouldn’t pass because I touched screen for slowing down too much but I passed
    For my second attempt I got slowing down about 5 clips, it made me exhausted, and one clip also repeated.

    Do this, you will pass

  291. Did the test today and passed first go. All thanks to this blog and everyone’s input.

    Part 1:
    Fatigue related questions
    Near crash incidence (800km)
    Scanning, how often, moving head and eyes to scan front, mirrors etc.
    Increasing speed and narrowing of field of vision.
    Estimating gap between cars using animation, mine was 4 seconds.
    Young males being risk takers.
    Why are motor cycles harder to spot? I chose D which was all of the above (they share lanes with other vehicles, and some other stuff which was easy to guess).

    Part 2
    I had a few questions come directly from the SA hazard perception test.
    Lots of right turns at intersections, during rainy weather etc. most of the time I didn’t touch the screen. When I did, it was after spotting a huge gap.

    Slow down questions: hated it.
    But they came directly from the SA website.

    Overtaking cyclist: didn’t touch screen, as it was on a bend.

    Read the manual, take hints from this blog and do the practice HPT on the SA site and you’ll pass without any problems.

  292. I have my test today. Went through the DQT book and this site has been very helpful. Fingers closed will see what happens. l’m nervous though:-)

  293. Hahaha man i was shitting my pants off not until i completed this so called DQT! I passed first time attempt. I will be honest with you most questions i saw in here didn’t come. But heya thanks i didn’t touch the bloody screen on making a right turn. Thanks for the info though.

  294. I just passed first go at fairfield RTA!

    The lady said I got 100% which totally surprised me because i thought i missed this bus and skipped so many good opportunities to turn right.

    These are the questions i remember:

    Part 1.

    1. what is cover break?
    ans: when right foot goes above break getting ready for hazards.

    2. near crash?
    ans: 800km

    3. what does slowing down do when you’re driving 100km/h (something like that)
    ans: reduces the impact of reduced field of vision

    4. What factor contributes to many crashes?
    ans: alcohol

    5. What do you do in regards to the warning medical label that says don’t drive when taking it.
    ans: don’t drive.

    6. most crashes are by
    and: younger male

    7. pic of a truck. What is the least distance you need to keep away from a vehicle?
    ans: 3 sec

    8. two pics of cars one with headlights on one without. which is safer?
    ans: one with headlights

    9. what reduces your chance of being in a collision?
    ans: low beam headlights

    10. how do you reduce sleep debt?
    ans: get more sleep

    11. what is the likely effect of being late or having a deadline?
    ans: risky driving

    12. highest cost of crashes?
    ans: long term care

    13. speeding usually occurs during:
    ans: late nights.

    Part 2 ( a few from the SA HTP website )

    2 overtaking bikes: don’t overtake

    4 right turn: i thought i missed a lot of big gaps when i saw how slow they were approaching me but i guessed it didnt matter. I clicked once max for these turning questions. 2 raining which i didn’t press. other two was when there was absolutely no cars behind. (towards end of clip)

    4 slow down: the clip where yours behind a white car in a busy street and a bus on the left indicates and leaves kerb – I clicked 4 times twice when the car in front was getting close to me and another when i saw it break. and another when I was approaching the bus (with break lights on) and when it indicated to go out.

    another when i was in a dirt road and stopped when i got to a yellow hazard sign and I slowed down.

  295. Many thanks to Michael Langley 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.

  296. Did the test today.
    Can say it is easy. Got stuck on a few questions. I thought i actually failed cause kinda guessed 2 questions but worked out.

    part 1)
    guessed a few, should have skipped. overall was easy. i would recommend reading the handbook as 2 or 3 were directly from the handbook. I didnt get any statistic questions.

    part 2)
    was easy. TIP: make sure you only press the screen ONCE for each hazard. In the practice question i pressed it 3 times for the truck to slow down and i got wrong then i pressed once and it was fine.

    – i got mostly right turn questions. i pressed the screen for a couple of them as there was a clear amount of space to turn.

    – i got 2 bike questions asking whether I should overtake. I didnt click on the screen on both occasions as there was no clear time to overtake.

    – i got 2 slow down questions. easy
    REMEMBER only click once for each hazard. so if u see a car pulling out only press screen once.

    good luck

  297. 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.

  298. Hi Michael,

    The legacy of this blog is amazing. You wrote it so long ago and it’s still so useful. I found it after a Google search and the tips and the pointer to the SA site were spot on. I took my test today for the first time and passed it straight away! If I had only practiced whatever was in the NSW site I’d have failed for sure.

    Thank you so much.

    Cheers,


    Edwin

  299. Today I have passed the DQT in first go. Thanks to this site for providing the tips here. Today I will share my experience. Honestly speaking the test seemed a bit harder (obviously harder than Green P test) to me than my expectation. In first part most of the question you can answer from the common sense. I got two questions seemed confusing to me:

    1. Taking which of the following may increase the risk of crash?
    a. cannabis(marijuana)
    b. cold tablet
    c. cold tablet and cannabis(marijuana)
    d. None of them
    My answer was c which is the correct one, though I was not sure at that time.

    2. At which spot of the following you should pay special attention for cyclist and motorcyclist (Something likes that)?
    a. pedestrian crossing
    b. Intersection
    c. one way road
    d. two way road

    I chose d. Still I am not sure whether the answer is correct or not.

    My advice is to read the RTA Handbook carefully from online where we will get the latest one. I found some statistics given by people here as answer is not correct now. They might be correct when they were uploaded. For example, the risk of being booked and issued for a traffic offence is 5000 times greater than being killed in a crash, which is actually wrong. The correct answer is 1000. Another one- the average cost to the community for a fatal crash is about $1.7 million which is not correct anymore. Now the correct answer is $5.8 million.

    In the second part, my first question was to turn right in a T-section. There were only two cars coming towards me. After passing the car I could not see any vehicle so I touch the screen to make the right turn. The second one almost same and I touched the screen too. I got some more questions regarding right turn. I didn’t touch any of them except the last one. That was a critical one. I was waiting on an intersection at night where vehicle were approaching towards me from a curved road. So I couldn’t actually see the vehicles from fur. I have been waiting for long time as lots of vehicles coming continuously. After a long waiting I have found a gap where two cars coming together. Some people might think of making turn there but it was not safe enough to me. After that, another two cars were coming together with the same or a bit bigger gap. This time I touch the screen because in real life probably I would do that. But I thought I made a mistake. I was pretty sure that I would fail until the lady there told me I passed the test.

    I got 2/3 slow down scenario. One seemed to me very difficult where I pressed the screen 3 to 4 times for a school bus cutting in front of me from left, the car in front of me slowing done etc. I got an overtaking scenario with two cyclists in front of me, I didn’t touch the screen at all. This question together with some others was common to me from http://www.mylicence.sa.gov.au/hazard-perception-test .

    Part 2 seemed to me very long. I thought it would never finish. Anyway I finished it and thank God I passed this boring test.

    One more thing I wanna share with you. I sit for DQT 6 month before finishing the validity of Green P license. After passing the test I took the license for 5 years. I thought the period of the new license would start from the end date (11/11/14) of Green P license (stupid thinking!). But it started from today’s date. So basically I lost 6 months. If I would take the license near the end date of Green P I would have to spend the same money. You may think of it if you like. Anyway, thanks again to everybody and wish a good luck to the people who are going to seat for DQT test.

  300. thanks to u all , I passed my full licence test today didn’t really read the handbook but I read a few comments from here that really helped , thanks alot once again

  301. I passed first go, the questions are very simple and basic, however I agree with everyone above, read the book, do the practice questions, and learn the stats associated with alcohol etc, the second part, where made up of videos that showed right turns, and slow downs press the screen on each occasion where you think you would turn right, or to overtake (Don’t PRESS) & slow down, when each video comes up, immediately press the screen to indicate your slowing down etc, good luck, its very easy and took me only 11 mins to complete, (including reading the introductions and practice questions) so really 8 mins tops, GOOD LUCK and don’t stress

  302. First of all, thank you michael for establishing this website. I read alot of the comments the night before my test and can truly say I wouldnt have passed if I did not come across this website. So much useful info that made it easy for me to remember. So thank you for creating a website which is so helpful and thank you to everyone who shared their knowledge.

    alot of the questions in my test was stated in the above comments already I.e. fatigue, low and high alcohol hours etc. Just scroll above and memorise the answers.

    The second part of the test. There were many turning right when its safe, I got this 5 times and only touched the screen on one of them when there was completely no cars or if they were to far. Whatever you do, dont overtake the people on bikes as the road is to narrow, also when you see a truck on a two way road touch the screen.

    Study the stats! and go to the sa hpt test, they have some of the questions which are the same.
    Visit this website for flashcards revision

    http://quizlet.com/20038585/dqt-test-flash-cards/

    goodluck everyone!!!

  303. “Your” should be written as “you’re” if you mean “you are”.
    “Brake” is not written as “break”. That is to break something.
    Hold the shift button at the start of the sentence.
    A fullstop is followed by a space and a capital letter.
    Learn the difference between 2, two, too, and to.

    I have counted six spelling mistakes in a single sentence here! I don’t even want to read that. Surely when one gets to legal driving age, they have covered spelling, punctuation and grammar in school. There really is no excuse for this . The comment box has a built in spell check!

  304. hey so i am doing the DQT test today. just wondering if anyone has done it recently and know if it hasb een questions ppl have suggested?

  305. Plz help! I stumbled on 2 Qs in part 1
    *what is the distance between your vehicle and the car in front? It was a moving animation
    I chose 3 sec but not sure if the correct answer was 4 sec ??
    * what are the ‘low alcohol hours’?
    I chose the longest answer “……….. Daylight hours”
    Feedback provided was that I should revise alcohol and fatigue section in handbook so I’m certain I got that one wrong too
    *which of the following statements is true about fatigue ?
    Tossing between ” fatigue is a result of everyday activities ”
    “Holiday period is the most understated …….”

  306. just went for mine today and passed on 2nd go just one tip do not react before you actually see any road sign or hazard that made fail the first time.Thanks to everyone on this site for your tips they really helped.

  307. Guys this blog is great help! I passed first go my DQT -:) I read everyone’s comment and tips, and read the book twice. Also for part II you can go to R&M/ SA website and practice HP clips – keep praticing those clips and you’ll get different situations which we help you when you actually write the test.
    Thanks to All for great advise and Good luck to those going to write test soon..-:)

  308. So happy to say I passed my test today!!! It was my first attempt. I had studied the key points and wrote them down in a book and looked over them for about three weeks. By the end, I knew it off my heart so I was confident about part 1. It was part 2 I was really worried about but I had did the SA practice test for about 3 weeks. Today I had questions about how long it takes to brake, which one is safer to drive out of a motorbike, bus and car, why drivers have crashes, I had the picture where I’m between the two trucks and I said to merge behind the blue truck, what road conditions have the most crashes, I had no statistic questions. In Part 2 I had mostly right turns (I was so relieved as I was worried about the slow downs). I had a couple right turns in the rain and at intersections. I had a few slow down ones in a 50km/h road with pedestrians and cars, and two overtake videos with the cyclist which I knew to not overtake thanks to everyone here. It was easier then what I thought and I am so happy I passed!! Thank you to this site and the advice id give is study book and practise SA HPT and you should be fine. Take your time in the test and read the questions properly as they may try and trick you. Goodluck everyone and best wishes!

  309. Disregard the last comment, sorry. The post where I mention I also read the driver qualification handbook (accidently typed DQT) twice before my test didn’t post. Goodluck and don’t be nervous!

  310. Just wanted to say this site is amazing!! Thank you so much! I passed the DQT today- it was my second attempt!

    My first attempt, I didn’t study much and thought I could pass but I realised you have to know specific details. I also practiced using the SA hpt for my second attempt.

    I didn’t get any stat questions, but as emphasised, definitely study the handbook!

    A couple of questions from part 1 that I remembered:
    – what are three good hazard perception skills? (scanning, selecting safe gaps, safe distance)
    – who takes more risks- younger males
    – why are children more at risk- they don’t have safety skills of adults
    – the risk of being pulled over by cops compared to being hospitalised- higher chance

    Part 2:
    2 overtake- definitely don’t
    6right hand turns- 1 one raining (did not) 1 at night (only when the gap was huge) the rest are common sense- 2 no way, 2 tapped about once for each
    2 slow downs- tap once for each time something is moving

    Good luck everyone!!

  311. I just passed DQT first go! Thanks so much for this website and all the useful comments.

    First part were all standard questions, if you read the manual they should all be easy. However, one question did threw me – it was along the lines of “Severe crashes caused by speeding are (a) more common at night (b) more common during the day (c) more common in small cars (d) more common in big cars” – I honestly didn’t know, guessed and got it wrong. But still passed.

    Second part was mostly when to slow down, turn right etc.

    Good luck everyone!

  312. Thanks for all the tips! Passed first go today. The things I found most helpful were familiarising myself with the key facts and figures in each section of the book, and practicing the HPT on the SA website. The majority of the questions I got in Part 1 were very easy (some bordering on ridiculous), but there was the occasional one that I wouldn’t have been able to answer if I hadn’t made sure I was across the stats. I tried to approach Part 2 exactly as I was if I was driving in real life ie alert but not alarmed! Cheers.

  313. HI Michael

    Been studying for the past two days and found your blog from a few years ago.. I just want to say from the bottom of my heart.. Thank you for your tips. If I found your website earlier, I would’ve passed my first try. And to everyone who gave tips on the comments — THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Practicing from the SA DQT website is a MUST

    Questions from Part 1 that I remembered were mostly about fatigue, alcohol, crashes and a couple of stats.. Reading a book is the key.. for the past 3 attempts, I didn’t read the book that much and was over confident that I would pass but from those failed tests kind of put me off upgrading for 3 more years but since I moved to another job (which is from a motor industry), I have to upgrade my licence since most of their cars are turbo charged and P-platers are prohibited from driving them cars so that was my motivation to take the test this morning.

    Part 2 were mostly turning right, at least 4 to slow down and 1 to overtake. I didn’t touch the screen on the overtake question but touched the screen once on turning right (it was during night time and there was a massive gap so I touched it right away).

    As soon as I saw that I passed, I didn’t read the comments about my test.. It doesn’t matter now cause I passed! LOL

    Felt to bad to the young girl who took the test after me, she failed 🙁

    again thank you so much and I will recommend your blog to anyone who’s about to upgrade their P2s

    Bless y’all

    xxx

  314. Hey guys, just need a bit of help with part 2 of the test. I failed recently and the only part i failed on was the video section, in particularly the slowing down questions. Do I need to tap the screen to slow down when a truck is driving in the opposite direction? Also how far in advance do i have to slow down before approaching a bend.

    thanks

    1. Hi Callum,

      As mentioned in my post:

      “– If you are asked to “press the screen each time you need to slow down” – press the screen at each point where you see a vehicle coming towards you, or at the first appearance of a corner (look out for the sign). Do not hesitate to slow down – it’s always safe to slow down.”

      Cheers,
      Michael

  315. Just went for the test and failed because i didn’t select safe gaps when overtaking……when there weren’t ANY questions on overtaking…so much hate right now hahah fml

  316. Read through the whole handbook twice and made these notes below to study on:

    Don’t have to remember all the percentages, but its important to take note on statistics
    (that rear end same direction is highest, rather than rear end is 33%)

    5 Most Common crash types: (80% nsw 1st year fulls)
    – 33% Rear end same direction
    – 17% side on
    – 15% opposing directions
    – 9% run off straight into something
    – 8% running off bend hitting something
    Experienced = Rear ends more, single vehicle & run off crashes. Cocky – Drive close and/or faster to other rear
    Road crashes cost community a lot of money
    1 in 50 injured, many live with physical and mental consequences rest of their lives
    24% costs – long term care of injured costs community the most money (got asked this question)
    21% Loss of quality of life next biggest

    RISK MANAGEMENT
    Risk of getting a ticket for traffic offence is 1000 times greater than being killed in a crash

    Was asked a question in the test where “HUMAN” was the answer 3 times in a row in the multiple choice
    CAUSES OF CRASHES
    90% human involvement of mistakes (crashes)
    57% Human factors ALONE
    27% Human and environment
    6% Vehicle and human
    3% All 3 factors
    3% Environmental alone
    2% Vehicle alone
    1% vehicle and environmental
    These mistakes could lead to a crash about:
    Every 3km could lead to a crash
    800km leads to a near crash
    980 000km leads to a crash
    External attribution – Blaming other things/people for what happens
    Internal attribution – Accept blame or the reason that things happen to yourself.

    MOTIVATION AND DRIVING
    Pressure -> deadline = speeding
    Emotions -> dictate driving (Esp males)

    RISK TAKING AND DRIVING
    SSS (Sensation seeking scale) men under 26 years generally have highest scores. Greater crash risk
    – Negligent driving = up to 18 months prison
    – Dangerous driving = 10 years prison
    ALCOHOL & DRIVING
    20% fatal crashes – alcohol & 5% injuries (Men more likely)
    More than 50% people killed had BAC of 0.15 or more (0.5 legal limit fulls still x2 likely to crash and die than zero BAC )
    57% fatal crashes in ‘high alcohol hours’ are alcho related (Thursday, Friday nights) + weekends. LOW = Weekdays in daylight

    OTHER DRUGS AND DRIVING
    Penalty – Heavy fines, loss license and even prison
    FATIGUE AND DRIVING (sleepy, tired, exhausted)
    18% fatal crashes in NSW (75% male -> more kms, jobs, social patterns- couple, family or groups)
    75% country roads | 25% urban areas
    Fatigue times 4am-8am and 12pm-2pm esp weekends
    Sleep debt – sleep you need and sleep you get

    DISTRACTIONS AND CRASH RISK
    Leading to crashes:
    30% outside vehicle | 36% inside
    6% all crashes – driver being distracted by something
    – Most crashes on dry roads in fine weather daylight on sealed roads

    Controlling your speed:
    Speed – 40% fatal crashes in NSW
    70kmph in 60km zone – need 30% more distance to brake
    3/4 seconds to see, another 3/4 to brake = 1.5 seconds to brake
    Faster = narrower field of vision
    0km 180 degree field of vision | 100kmph only 50degrees

    Severity of hitting into pedestrian, speed doubles = x4 (80kmph x4 as severe as one at 40kmph
    Hitting pedestrian at 60kmph, more than 70% probability of dying
    Each year, 2000+ pedestrians killed/injured

    SAFE DISTANCE
    Space cushion
    At least 1m between your vehicle and other things
    – Try not to travel with a vehicle to your left and right, need space to avoid hazards
    – 6 second gap (60km about 100m)
    – 4 second gap

    SCANNING
    360 degree scene
    Look up to 12 seconds ahead, (60kmph/200m|100kmph/500m check mirrors every 8-10 seconds
    Check blind spots

  317. Hey,

    I’m about to go for my fulls today. So i’ll add some notes from what i from from the test. I haven’t studied properly so we’ll see how it goes.

  318. Hi,

    So i have unfortunately failed. Just a heads up though there were barley anyway statistics, to be honest i didn’t really study that hard, hopefully i will next. Such a big downer!

  319. Hi,

    I just put the finishing touches on a new website that provides study resources for all 4 of the NSW licence tests including the Driver Qualification Test (DQT).

    The site includes handbook summaries, practice tests, study and test-taking tips to help people pass any of the NSW driving tests on their first attempt.

    http://www.drivingtestnsw.com/

    It’s intended to be another great resource like this page

    Hopefully it helps someone out there

    Cheers

  320. Thank you to everyone who posted on here! I passed the test this morning after being very stressed about it…. The test was relatively easy, no stats questions and only got turn right/slow down questions. I thought I’d failed for sure and slumped my way through the last few questions, but just remember to try to relax!

    I would absolutely recommend the SA website. It, with this website and the handbook is what got me to pass! In my opinion the animations/simulations on the NSW site are pretty useless.

    Thanks guys! 🙂

  321. passed the DQT XD i get pass the DQT

    Same as all the others P2 drivers that feel like I am at the top of the world!

    It was my First attempt and thanks to this site, thanks to Michael

    I could anticipate the questions, thanks you all xxxx
    Cheers

  322. Just wanted to say thanks for the tips. To anyone who still hasn’t done the test, just follow the tips in his post and you will do fine. Remember to study up on statistics.

  323. Thank you to everyone here for all the info. This page helped me pass 1st time!

    Part 1 questions and answers that I got:

    1. What is the biggest contributor to crashes – human error
    2. Mate had a few at party, what should he do to get home – catch a taxi or bus
    3. Mistake that leads to near crash – happens every 800km
    4. High speed is more difficult because – it narrows your field of view
    5. People take risks because – for the thrill and to relieve boredom
    6. What are the 3 keys to good hazard perception – scanning, choosing safe gaps & keeping space around car
    7. Animation 2 cars how big is gap between them – 4 seconds
    8. Travelling at 100km/h what is the minimum distance to keep – 3 seconds
    9. Motorcyclists are harder to spot because – they can be hidden by other cars, they can share lanes & they can be in blindspots
    10. Who take more risks – young males
    11. What is most common distraction in distraction crashes – other occupants
    12. Which of these is not a way to reduce risk of fatigue crash – wind down window for fresh air
    13. What is the only way to repay sleep debt – get enough sleep

    Part 2 scenarios I got:

    Two when would you overtake videos… one behind cyclists on narrow dirt road, one behind cyclists on main street. Didn’t touch on either, no safe gaps.

    Two when would you slow down videos… one following a car before a ute starts to pull out.. pressed when got too close to car ahead, once when their brake lights came on, once when ute started to pull out, once when car ahead put on blinker. Cant’t properly remember other video.

    The rest were when would you turn right videos. On two of them I saw 2 large gaps – one I pressed once, on the other I pressed twice. The other 4 were short videos with no safe gaps. My turn right videos were not as obvious as expected, and I actually thought I would fail on the one where I pressed twice. But I came out good.

    Do as everyone else here says, read the book, make notes of key point summaries. Most of the quiz was common sense but there were some that needed the book. As for part 2, definitely do the SA practise tests over and over. Although the videos in the DQT are longer, some were from the SA videos, so I felt more familiar and kinda knew what it expected.

  324. Now that I’ve passed the test and left my tips above, I would like to complain about part 2 of the test.

    In part 1 they emphasize how hard it is to drive with a narrowed field of view, yet in part 2 they test your skills by giving you this exact scenario. Anticipating hazards around you on a screen, with no peripheral vision, with very dodgy low resolution videos, is not a true test of whether you’re a safe driver. The lady at the RMS told me that 40% of people fail. No wonder, with the stupid mind games these videos put you into. It’s hard to spot hazards ahead on the slow down videos… it leads you into a paranoia that you have to press for everything. Yet if you press to slow down too many times, you fail, even though there is no harm in driving at a safe pace in real life and gently slowing down if you’re not sure. Geez this test is just a revenue raiser, no doubt about it.

  325. Passed today!

    This website definitely helped heaps. Here are some of the questions I had.

    First Part1

    Most were mentioned the above,

    I didnt get much stat questions ( 1 question) .

    Younger males more prone to accidents question came up.

    One thing that stood out for me was the full licence holder accident question.

    The answer is : front collision with another car.

    Most of the Part 1 questions if you study the booklet you should be fine.

    Part2

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hazard-perception-test/1/1 (Practice here) I had 2 questions from this site come up.
    As people have already mentioned dont be scared to turn right (as long as there is a huge gap) you need to press turn. If its ridiculously busy and cars keep coming just dont do anything.
    The 2 practice questions you get to do before the Part2 test is good so make sure you dont skip it.

    Good luck to everyone

    Good luck to everyone

  326. I passed this test on my first go last week woohoo! No more p-plates!
    I am surprised how many people would fail it, especially because I found it super easy!
    I found your tips helpful Michael, and yes I was nervous at first, but all the questions I got correct, both part 1 and 2, and the RMS lady said I made NO MISTAKES 😀
    I also used the SA hazard perception since a few of the ones I got were from there and they helped a lot.

  327. Feeling really despondent .. Went on Wednesday and failed Twice :/ .

    Got all of part 1 correct both times but failed part 2 , the girl was quite rude and told me to go home and read the book – clearly I did as I got all of part 1 right .

    It’s upsetting that people who aren’t the sharpest tools have told me they just winged it and didn’t practice anything went in and passed first go yet I can’t .

    I worry I’ll never pass .

    I had a truck on highway I pressed slow down but it was too quick and I find the you can turn right at some intersections and not on others that are similar .

    People have been telling me touch screen once and others as saying to do it multiple times .

    Any constitutive advice would be much appreciated .

  328. Feeling really despondent .. Went on Wednesday and failed Twice :/ .

    Got all of part 1 correct both times but failed part 2 , the girl was quite rude and told me to go home and read the book – clearly I did as I got all of part 1 right .

    It’s upsetting that people who aren’t the sharpest tools have told me they just winged it and didn’t practice anything went in and passed first go yet I can’t .

    I worry I’ll never pass .

    I had a truck on highway I pressed slow down but it was too quick and I find the you can turn right at some intersections and not on others that are similar .

    People have been telling me touch screen once and others as saying to do it multiple times .

    Any constitutive advice would be much appreciated .

  329. Just did my test this morning. Passed first go, 100% in both sections. This test really isn’t as hard as people make it sound, most people are failing because they are nervous and are making silly mistakes. Yes there are some questions in the first section that require you to study a little, but honestly, it really isn’t that hard and everything you need to know has already been said above.

    Most people worry about the hazard test because they put a fancy little “advanced” infront of Hazard Perception Test. It isn’t hard at all, you’ve drove for 3 years already minimum on your own, how hard can it be? I had 5 tap when to slow down questions, I ranged from pressing the screen 5 times to once. Just use your eyes and look for things that you should slow down for in real life to be SAFE. Do not slow down because of some random person walking on the sidewalk, they are fine, that is being over careful. Slow down if you can see them deciding to move towards the road to cross or if you see them walk behind a car and out of your vision as you don’t know what they are doing. I also had a moment during the press when you would turn where a car turns infront of you perfectly fine, then the next car has blinker on to do the same but all of a sudden chooses not to, do not assume that the car will turn purely because their blinker is on.

    If you are worried about this test, don’t be. You’re stressing yourself out over something that isn’t difficult. Read the book summaries, write down a few things, read this site and you will 100% pass so long as you keep calm. What is the worst that can happen if you fail? You resit it, you still drive out of there on your green Ps. The test is stupid, they decide that you shouldn’t be allowed an open license but you’re fine to drive away in a car on your green P. I will never understand that.

  330. Hey guys,
    I passed the test first go today. Was pretty easy and most of the questions people have shared on here appeared in the test. 3 other questions i got asked were
    1) in what speed range are most crashes involved – it had options like 60km/hr, 70km/hr, 100 km/hr and 80km/r
    2) which category of people are most likely to let emotions affect their driving – options were young women, middle aged women, old men and old women
    3) what contributes most to an accident – weather conditions, drivers expert, road conditions and i can’t remember the 4th option

  331. Hi, I’m going to be sitting this test in a couple of days for the first time. I’m just wondering with the HPT part of the test, do you need to slow down when you see parked cars or not? Because in real life I wouldn’t slow for parked cars 99% of times.
    & Dale thanks for posting the ‘advanced’ did have me wondering lol.
    I’ll post how I go on Saturday. Hopefully I’ll be a part of the gold club then 🙂

  332. HI, just wondering. do you need to slow down when the vehicle in front of you brakes and when a vehicile is approaching you but going in the opposite direction?

  333. Q) In what speed range are most crashes involved?
    A) 60 km/hr

    Q) Which category of people are most likely to let emotions affect their driving?
    A) Younger males

    Q) What contributes most to an accident?
    A) Human error

    Q) How often do we make a mistake that leads to a near crash?
    A) Every 800 kilometres

    Q) High speed is more dangerous because?
    A) It narrows your field of vision

    Q) People take risks because?
    A) They feel pressured by a time or deadline or to get a thrill or a buzz or just to relieve boredom.

    Q) What are the 3 good keys to a good hazard perception?
    A) Scanning for hazards ahead, behind and to the side.
    Selecting safe gaps
    Keeping a safe distance from other vehicles.

    Q) Travelling at 100km/h what is the minimum distance to keep?
    A) 3 seconds

    Q) What is the most common distraction while driving?
    A) Other passengers

    Q) What is the only way to repay sleep debt?
    A) Get enough sleep

    Q) What is sleep debt?
    A) The difference between the hours of sleep a person needs and the actual hours of sleep they get.

    Q) What are the high intake of alcohol hours? (you may be tricked and ask what the low hours are)
    A) Weeknights on Thursdays and Fridays and on weekends.

    Q) What is a cover brake?
    A) When your foot is over the brake pedal but not activating it.

    Q) What is a blind spot?
    A) The area where your vision to the front, side or rear is blocked when driving/ area not covered by mirrors.

    Q) What is the highest cost of crashes?
    A) Long term care

    Q) What is the percentage of fatigue related crashes on rural roads?
    A) 75%

    Q) What is the percentage of fatigue related crashes in metropolitan?
    A) 25%

    Q) When do fatigue related crashes occur?
    A) Early morning between 4am – 8am and in the afternoon 12 noon – 2pm.

    Q) Why is the head on crash more severe than any other crashes?
    A) The combination speed of both vehicles. For example if both cars are travelling at 50km/h, that gives a collision speed of 100 km/h.

    Q) How often should you scan your mirrors?
    A) Every 8-10 seconds

    Q) What is a head check?
    A) Where you look over your shoulder to the left or right to make sure that there’s nothing in your blind spot.

    Q) How long does it take to brake?
    A) 1.5 seconds ( 0.75 seconds to see a hazard and make a decision and 0.75 seconds to get your foot from the accelerator to the brake.)

    Q) What day and time do most crashes occur?
    A) Monday – Friday between 9am and 3pm.

    Q) How more likely are you to crash going 70km/h rather than 60km/h what percentage more distance will be?
    A) 30%

    Q) If you are travelling 5km/h over the speed limit, how much more likely are you to crash?
    A) Twice as likely

    Q) What is the most common crash type for new full license holders?
    A) Rear end

    Q) If you hit a pedestrian at 60km/h, what percentage do they have of dying?
    A) 70%

    Q) What is the distance from the moving car to a parallel kerb parked car?
    A) 1 metre

    Q) What is the legal alcohol limit for a full license holder?
    A) 0.05

    Q) What makes you a safer driver?
    A) Accept what is your fault

    Q) You are travelling at 100km/h between 2 trucks on a 3 load road, what do you do?
    A) Slow down and go behind the truck on the left

    Q) You see a truck tailgating you in your rear-view mirror (a picture was given). What do you do?
    A) Gradually slow down and increase the space in front of you/slow down gently to create a space cushion.

    Q) At which spot of the following you should pay special attention for cyclist and motorcyclist?
    A) Intersection

  334. Passed first go yesterday after reading this blog and noted down the questions in my post above 🙂
    I only got 2 stats questions…how long does it take to brake and how many kms until a near crash.

    Part 2 there are 10 questions, do the practice examples on the SA website as they are very similar.

    Remember NOT to overtake when you are following the bikes…I got 2 of those.

  335. Did my DQT yesterday and passed! Thanks for this amazing site.

    Some tips I can share is to read the DQT handbook as it will give you some ideas on part 1. Few questions are not in the book and will just need some common sense.

    Part 2:
    – 2 clips overtaking two cyclists – A big ‘NO’ on overtaking. Never overtake
    – 2 clips right turn came from SA HPT website. Never turned right. Try the practice clips on SA HPT
    – another 3 right turn clips – never turned right as there is not enough ‘big gap’ to turn. I usually wait till there are totally no cars, but the clip ended before the last car pass through
    – 1 clip right turn raining daytime – never turned right
    – 1 clip on an 80kph road with an approaching truck. I’ve slowed down just when before the truck came in full view and then a motorcyclist appear from behind and went back again behind the truck
    – 1 clip on a busy commercial suburb, slowed down thrice – first when the bus brakes and a man went down the bus, second when a car came out from the left side road and third when a man crosses the opposite lane towards your lane

    Hope this help and good luck to others who will take their DQT soon!

  336. Hi Everyone,

    I have passed the DQT scoring 100% in first attempt on 31December 2015, thursday @ 2 PM, Parramatta RTA NSW. Just before new year. I was blank at the end when the screen prompt you to call your RTA customer service after i completed the test. At this point i thought i may have failed. The person on the counter was helpfull and told me that i have scored 100%. He refreshed the screen on his end and then i can see the result stating that i have passed DQT. It is a great relief and i have controlled my emotion. He also mentioned that people do fail time to time on second part. He asked me if this is my first attempt of the test. And i replied yes.

    Part 1 questions were common sense ones. It was easy and you will pass if you have read the RTA handbook/summary/keypoints and this blog. I did not receive much of statistical question accept 1 which is covered in this blog. Eg if you travel or increase speed from 60 k to 70 k, answer was 30% more distance that you will travel. You may receive more statistical question so please do not ignore it for your test. Most of the question asked were covered in this blog. Had one animation in Part 1 test as car following a truck in 100 k zone. It asked to determine the gap. The correct answer was 3 seconds.

    I studied for 2 weeks for few hours each day after i finish work. Remembering statistical questions was hard and confusing. So i copy paste all RTA pdf handbook notes onto word document. Took the printout and memorised it by heart. This boost my confidence for part 1 test.

    Part 2 is the tricky ones and i had to struggle just a bit as you do not know whether you were right or wrong when u touch the screen. This is the part that everyone fails as clips were short and sometimes long. I will recommend is to stay focus and avoid any distraction from RTA. Good spot is to take further end where you will be less distracted from other testee and other customers. Keep your finger closer to screen. Avoid hitting nail to the screen as it will not register to your response.

    Do not be overconfident when you attempt the test. I recall as I would complete this test in 10 minutes but i took my time to read each instruction/each line. Always get the headset and ensure the sound is on. This is the best advise i can give is to be very patient and do not skip through the instructions and practise questions. They are helpfull and do attempt all if you are sitting for test fitst time. Part 1 you can control. But part 2 you have be very carefull as you cannot pause the clip and cannot change your touch response.

    Practice HPT slide available on SA gov website as mentioned on this blog if you scroll up. I was able to download all 32-34 clips from one of the dropbox link as zip file in this blog. The file format was swf. In order to play the file you need to launch internet explorer and drag swf file to internet explorer. This was helpfull as you can practice offline and was very responsive. If you are preparing the test from SA website then attempt 30-40 times each day.

    Links

    http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/licence/driver/tests/hazard-perception-test.html
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hazard-perception-test
    http://www.drivingtestnsw.com/driver-qualification-test-practice-test-1/
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hbwdmiydckk8sp1/DQT.zip

    This is highly recommended as i got 3 clips exactly same. You cant go wrong also 1 same question repeated from test scenario before i commenced part2 RTA test.

    My experience is no matter how much you practice you may may make mistake in real test part 2. So dont panic and stay focus. It happened to me but i became more focussed on next clip.

    Points to remember for DQT part 2

    -Do not overtake cyclist
    -Do not right turn when it is raining and visibility is low
    -Slow Down when you see a signboard towards your left as road will curve or intersection is ahead
    -In real life on road you can right turn but RTA test you cant in most of the clips unless there is a big gap
    -Hit the screen when you spot the hazard/slow down such vechile turning on the intersection left then followed by motorbike overtaking avoiding head on collision to your scree .I pressed twice.
    -Most of the hazard will be on your left or on your lane that you are driving on the clip
    -One clip was in tunnel. I hit the screen once when the road was curved then suddenly the white van from left lane flashed indigator and moved front of my lane. I pressed only once.
    – Slow down if truck is driving on right lane in same direction as you are driving on left lane
    – Slow down when u are getting closer to vechine on the front when they slowdown, indigator flashed, or stopped
    – Do not hit screen multiple times when vechile is traveling in oppsite direction on thier lane in 2 way road as you would never do in real life situation.

    Test is easy for those who have passed already but not for those who havent yet. So dont rush to book the test unless you are well prepared. Once you have booked it then also study and practice each day so it stays on your memory.

    I am from overseas and settled in Australia for few years. I had start from learners to full license. If i can do it then you can as well.

    Good Luck Guys and Gals. Be sincere and accept that you may fail.So this will prepare you mentally strong and i am sure you will do well as i did in first go.

    I got the licence for 10 Years and have paid A$ 324. I recommend is to get for 5 to 10 years. This will save cost and time in longer terms. If you loose your license or gets stolen then you only have to payA$ 25 for replacement and validity duration stays the same.

    Keep the receipt in safe place which is only valid for 2 weeks and as my license will be delivered in 7 to 10 business days to my postal address. So if you dont receive the license then you may pay additional 25 bucks after 2 weeks. So claim it before 2 weeks if you havent received in 10 days.

    Note – Not all RTA provide licence on the spot. So they refer you too another centre if you havent received. So be mindfull if you want your license on same day then to book the test to the centre which can print the license.

    Since i havent received my full license as delivered then i guess i still have to drive with my green P for a week.

    I wish you everyone a very happy and prosporous new year 2016 in advance. Have a great life ahead and stay safe on roads during holiday season.

    A special thanks to Michael Langley for creating this blog and to each one of you who have and will contrubute in future.

    A Sen

  337. Hi Everyone,

    I have passed the DQT scoring 100% in first attempt on 31December 2015, thursday @ 2 PM, Parramatta RTA NSW. Just before new year. I was blank at the end when the screen prompt you to call your RTA customer service after i completed the test. At this point i thought i may have failed. The person on the counter was helpfull and told me that i have scored 100%. He refreshed the screen on his end and then i can see the result stating that i have passed DQT. It is a great relief and i have controlled my emotion. He also mentioned that people do fail time to time on second part. He asked me if this is my first attempt of the test. And i replied yes.

    Part 1 questions were common sense ones. It was easy and you will pass if you have read the RTA handbook/summary/keypoints and this blog. I did not receive much of statistical question accept 1 which is covered in this blog. Eg if you travel or increase speed from 60 k to 70 k, answer was 30% more distance that you will travel. You may receive more statistical question so please do not ignore it for your test. Most of the question asked were covered in this blog. Had one animation in Part 1 test as car following a truck in 100 k zone. It asked to determine the gap. The correct answer was 3 seconds.

    I studied for 2 weeks for few hours each day after i finish work. Remembering statistical questions was hard and confusing. So i copy paste all RTA pdf handbook notes onto word document. Took the printout and memorised it by heart. This boost my confidence for part 1 test.

    Part 2 is the tricky ones and i had to struggle just a bit as you do not know whether you were right or wrong when u touch the screen. This is the part that everyone fails as clips were short and sometimes long. I will recommend is to stay focus and avoid any distraction from RTA. Good spot is to take further end where you will be less distracted from other testee and other customers. Keep your finger closer to screen. Avoid hitting nail to the screen as it will not register to your response.

    Do not be overconfident when you attempt the test. I recall as I would complete this test in 10 minutes but i took my time to read each instruction/each line. Always use the headset and ensure the sound is on. This is the best advise i can give is to be very patient and do not skip through the instructions and practise questions. They are helpfull and do attempt all if you are sitting for test fitst time. Part 1 you can control. But part 2 you have be very carefull as you cannot pause the clip and cannot change your touch response.

    Practice HPT slide available on SA gov website as mentioned on this blog if you scroll up. I was able to download all 32-34 clips from one of the dropbox link as zip file in this blog. The file format was swf. In order to play the file you need to launch internet explorer and drag swf file to internet explorer. This was helpfull as you can practice offline and was very responsive. If you are preparing the test from SA website then attempt 30-40 times each day.

    Links

    http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/licence/driver/tests/hazard-perception-test.html
    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hazard-perception-test
    http://www.drivingtestnsw.com/driver-qualification-test-practice-test-1/
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hbwdmiydckk8sp1/DQT.zip

    This is highly recommended as i got 3 clips exactly same. You cant go wrong also 1 same question repeated from test scenario before i commenced part2 RTA test.

    My experience is no matter how much you practice you may may make mistake in real test part 2. So dont panic and stay focus. It happened to me but i became more focussed on next clip.

    Points to remember for DQT part 2

    -Do not overtake cyclist
    -Do not right turn when it is raining and visibility is low. Only turn if you have huge gap
    -Slow Down when you see a signboard towards your left as road will curve,bend on intersection ahead
    -In real life on road you can right turn but RTA test you cant in most of the clips unless there is a big gap
    -Hit the screen when you spot the hazard/slow down such vechile turning on the intersection left then followed by motorbike overtaking avoiding head on collision to your screen .I pressed twice.
    -Most of the hazard will be on your left or on your lane that you are driving on the clip
    -One clip was in tunnel. I hit the screen once when the road was curved then suddenly the white van from left lane flashed indigator and moved front of my lane.
    – Slow down if truck is driving on right lane in same direction as you are driving on left lane
    – Slow down when u are getting closer to vechine on the front when they slowdown, indigator flashed, or stopped
    – Do not hit screen multiple times when vechile is traveling in oppsite direction on thier lane in 2 way road as you would never do in real life situation.

    Test is easy for those who have passed already but not for those who havent yet. So dont rush to book the test unless you are well prepared. Once you have booked it then also study and practice each day so it stays on your memory.

    I am from overseas and settled in Australia for few years. I had start from learners to full license. If i can do it then you can as well.

    Good Luck Guys and Gals. Be sincere and accept that you may fail.So this will prepare you mentally strong and i am sure you will do well as i did in first go.

    I got the licence for 10 Years and have paid A$ 324. I recommend is to get for 5 to 10 years. This will save cost and time in longer terms. If you loose your license or gets stolen then you only have to payA$ 25 for replacement and validity duration stays the same.

    Keep the RTA receipt in safe place which is only valid for 2 weeks and as my license will be delivered in 7 to 10 business days to my postal address. So if you dont receive the license then you may pay additional 25 bucks after 2 weeks. So claim it before 2 weeks if you havent received in 10 days. Sooner the better.

    Note – Not all RTA provide licence on the spot. So they refer you too another centre if you havent received. So be mindfull if you want your license on same day then to book the test to the centre which can print the license.

    Since i havent received my full license as delivered then i guess i still have to drive with my green P for a week.

    I wish you everyone a very happy and prosporous new year 2016 in advance. Have a great life ahead and stay safe on roads during holiday season.

    This blog is very helpfull. A very well wishes to michael langley who have created this awesome blog.

    A SEN

  338. Hey guys!

    Did the DQT a few hours ago and passed on my first go! Woo! So long, P Plates!

    A big thank you to everyone who’s commented here and given advice and tips, especially Michael for making this blog–it helped a bunch–and Dale’s comment a few posts up! Since I’ve learnt so much from you all, I thought I would add something too!

    Not sure if the procedure/questions are any different in 2016, but this is what I had for my test this year:

    Part 1: No stats at all! But they did ask for times. It was a walk in the park, really. You have to read the book though, since all the answers for the questions are from there. For anyone pressed for time, you can read this awesome summary from this website: http://www.drivingtestnsw.com/driver-qualification-handbook-summary/

    Part 2: I had 5 right turns (turned only once), 3 slow downs and 2 overtakes (didn’t touch the screen at all).
    I honestly thought I messed up with the slow down ones since there was a new clip in there! It was a 80 or 100km/hr two-laned country road, and the side I was driving on had an unbroken line, and the other side had a broken line. There was a truck coming from the opposite direction, so I clicked on the screen since I couldn’t see behind him. And in the last 2-3 seconds, a motocyclist came out from behind (clicked the screen right away!) and overtook the truck. Other than that, it was like the HPT from the SA website everyone has linked~

    Just some advice for people who are stressing about the test (I was for the whole week!): don’t stress too much. We’ve been driving for a while now, so our experience is advantageous to us. Don’t overthink, and react how you would normally when out for a drive.

    Read the questions slowly and double/triple check your answers if it will help you calm down. Speed doesn’t matter in this test. You can take up all 30 minutes if you need to.

    Hope it helps. Good luck, guys! You can do it. 😀

  339. hey Michael, id like to say a massive thank youb for your sites help, i came across it after failing 3 times and i passed today all thanks to this sites help so thank you heaps for shareing this
    thanks again , harley. J

  340. Did my DQT today and passed! Couldn’t remember much about the questions but if you study and practice a lot on these websites you will be pass easy like me

    http://www.drivingtestnsw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Driver-Qualification-Handbook-Summary-drivingtestnsw.pdf

    http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/hazard-perception-test/done

    Part 1 I did not receive much of statistical question. All the questions are common sense.

    Part 2 i got the clip too
    – clip on an 80kph road with an approaching truck. I’ve slowed down just when before the truck came in full view and then a motorcyclist appear from behind and went back again behind the truck
    – some clip same as SA HPT website. that why you should practice A LOT to get used to it

    Good luck 🙂

  341. Did the test Today and I passed from first go, thanks for everyone who contributed with questions , they helped a lot…

    I didn’t have much statistic questions but I got too many trick/similar answers, I thought I failed but the girl told me , I only made 2 mistakes lol

    You need to read the book or there’s 70 percent you will fail and do the practice videos from sa.

    Good luck for everyone

  342. Thanks for making such a useful sight Michael. I managed to pass first go after reading everyone’s comments!

    Here is my contribution:
    Part 1-
    You do need to study for this section as it draws heavily on the DQT handbook. But good news is that as long as you read through it (or at least the ‘key points’) then you will easily be able to pass this section. Remember to memorise statistics.

    Part 2-
    The Hazard Perception part is a lot like the green Ps test but a little harder. Basically what you need to remember for it is…

    Overtake questions- DO NOT overtake.

    Turn right questions- Basically never turn right. When I did the test, there were a couple of ones where there was a BIG GAP in the traffic. In those situations I went. But the majority of turn right questions are a chance for you to sit back, relax, and watch the screen until it ends.

    Slow down questions- I found these ones the most challenging in the test. Thankfully there were only about 3 of them for me. The trick with these is to tap the screen whenever there’s any change in condition on the road. (Within reason) So watch out for driving too close to the vehicle in front, cars and trucks coming from side streets, pedestrians, the suicidal mum with a pram, bicycles, curves, signs, speed, weather, tight spaces, car doors opening, etc. As long as you catch these potential hazards as quick as possible then you’ll be fine. (You usually tap around 2 times per clip. Around 3 at the most)

    Anyway, good luck!

  343. Thanks guys I owe this website a lot without this wouldn’t have passed.
    sorry guys i’m so excited can’t remember anything right now .. thank you so much MICHAEL

  344. Thanks for all the comments

    Passed DQT today.

    The only thing I have to add is, I saw a girl next to me who failed really quickly. The RMS person said something to the effect of if you get two wrong in part 2, the test automatically ends? Can someone confirm this for future benefit?

  345. DQT Handbook along with this website
    1. http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/licence/documents-forms.html#DriverQualificationHandbook
    2. http://www.drivingtestnsw.com/driver-qualification-test-practice-tests/
    3. http://michael.langley.id.au/rta-driver-qualification-test-dqt/

    Follow those 3 and gurantee of pass is 100%

    Today March 18,2016 finished my exam.

    Part 1:
    1. What is Hazard?
    2. When reversing car what you consider?
    (look ahead and scan, look out from window,ask others to guide) – these 3 options are incorrect. I forget the correct option.
    3. safe BAC for full license – 0
    4. Fatigue – 8am-4am amd noon – 2pm
    5. you car in between two trucks – slow down and take left side

    and some other common questions which can be answered easily – provided read DQT Handbook.

    Part 2:

    1. TAKE RIGHT TURNS: I did not touch screen at all – nearly 6 questons
    2. Slow down: I had to click couple of times
    3. Overtake: Did not touch screen at all

    Read this forum page and comments, handbook, SA website HTP Practise

    I read nearly 1-2 days – for Part 1 and Part 2

  346. As there are no available practice tests online for the DQT I promised myself that I would make a post here as I picked up alot of tips from this comments section.
    Firstly I found the best means of revising for the Part 1 Knowledge test to read through the 28 page summary notes provided by DRIVINGTESTNSW.COM a few times. They cover all you need to know.
    http://www.drivingtestnsw.com/driver-qualification-handbook-summary/
    I also went through all the questions listed in the above comments as well. I am pretty confident that you will have all bases covered if you read through both the summary notes and the listed questions a few times.
    Part 1 is fairly straightforward and you can cover all possible questions beforehand.
    Part 2 however is tricky and I actually found some of the comments in this comments section unhelpful now in retrospect. I failed Part 2 the first time I did it. The reason I failed was because I had spent a while practising on the South Australian practice test that can be found at http://www.drivingtestnsw.com/driver-qualification-test-practice-test-1/
    Now it’s true that the NSW DQT Part 2 is based on the same type of scenarios and footage there is a subtle difference to the actual DQT test Part 2. Those practice tests are just looking for ONE response (or one NON response) whilst the DQT is looking for UP TO 3 responses (or NONE at all). So the first time I did the test I only touched the screen 4 times for the 10 scenarios and failed because I didn’t respond enough. The South Australian practice tests do have some flaws, there a few scenarios where you get penalised for turning right and in the same scenario in the DQT you get penalised for NOT turning right so you have to approach the DQT differently. On my 2nd attempt at Part 2 I touched the screen 12 times for the 10 scenarios.
    Here is a link to someone who had the exact same experience as me:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comments/380ylr/tips_for_passing_dqt_p2_full_license/
    So yes, you WILL get penalised if you do get a sufficient gap to turn right and you don’t take it.
    So generally I found from the scenarios:
    – don’t overtake any cyclists – there doesn’t seem to be a scenario where this is a good idea
    – take a right turn if there is an obvious gap and you can see for miles up the road. There are only 2 right turning scenarios that you have a clear view up the road I think and if you don’t take the turn you will be penalised
    – Slow downs:
    tap if you are coming to a corner. One slow down scenario starts right before a corner so you have to tap right away..
    tap if you feel you are too close to the car ahead of you
    tap if the car ahead of you puts on the brake lights or indicators
    there is a clip where you are behind a truck and another truck passes you on the opposing lane. It all seems fairly cramped on the road but you only need to tap once when the truck ahead of you puts on its brake lights.

    I passed Part 2 on my 2nd go. The person behind the desk told me that I failed the first time because I was much too cautious during Part 2 (4 taps) so I was fairly liberal with my tapping the second time (12 taps) and passed no problem.

    I hope this helps – best of luck.

  347. thank you so much, passed on my first go thanks to this, was easy there was just 1 questions i screwed up which was for part 2 the HPT part

    right turn scenario: at night a bend to the right side with trees hiding the oncomming cars, i waited too long and screwed it up. However theres 2 gaps. Remember you just need 6 seconds.

    other than that, the exam is easy especially the first part

  348. Thanks heaps!! I just passed on my first go yesterday! Great tips- I’ll definitely recommend your post to my friends 🙂

  349. Thank you for your article Michael. I plan to take this test soon (next Monday if possible), and I was nervous about failing. I still am, but to a lesser degree. If I pass I’ll post again with very-appreciative feedback. 🙂

  350. Thanks to all good people here, I passed the DQT test today at Beverly Hills motor registry at the first go. I found all important information in this blog. If some follow this blog anyone pass.