LGV Theory Test

LGV Theory Test

There are two parts to the driving test for a large goods vehicle (LGV): Three theory tests and a practical test. You must pass the theory test before you can take the practical test.

The theory tests have three parts:


1. Multiple Choice

2. Hazard Perception


You don't have to take both parts of the test on the same day but you must take them within two years of each other to get your theory test certificate.


3. Case Studies (also known as Module 2) which you can do at this stage or after you pass your driving test.


The Multiple Choice Test Covers The Following Topics:

  • Vehicle Weights and Dimensions
  • Drivers' Hours and Rest Periods
  • Braking Systems
  • The Driver
  • The Road
  • Incidents, Accidents and Emergencies
  • Vehicle Condition
  • Vehicle Loading
  • Vehicle Condition
  • Vehicle Loading
  • Restriced View
  • Essential Documents
  • Environment Issues
  • Other Road Users
  • Road and Traffic Signs
The Hazzard Perception Test covers the following topics:

In the test you will see 19 film clips, each shown from a driver's point of view. You'll need to spot the developing hazard in each film: this is something that might need you, as the driver, to take some action such as changing speed or direction. For example, a car pulling in to the side of the road ahead of you is a developing hazard because you'll need to slow down and manoeuvre around it. It's vital to prepare for your theory test; it may be a while since you last refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road. The better prepared you are, the more likely you are to pass first time, which will save you the time and money that retaking the test will cost.


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