Hazard Perception Handbook Summary

The Hazard Perception Handbook produced by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) aims to help develop your hazard perception skills and make you a safer driver.

Although the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) is a practical, computer-based test - the theory resources available can still assist your preparation. The Handbook outlines the skills necessary for effective hazard perception (the skills assessed by the HPT). Reading through the Handbook (which can be found here) forms the base for an appropriate preparation for the HPT.

drivingtestnsw.com has produced a summary of the Hazard Perception Handbook (which condenses and synthesises the 92-page Handbook into 22 pages) to help you prepare for the DQT. This can be used as a substitute for the Handbook or as a tool for revision.

There are two ways to to read the Hazard Perception Handbook Summary.

Choose the most convenient method for your use.


1. You can download a PDF to read on any device at your leisure:


2. You can read the summary across 8 posts linked below:

1. What is the HPT?

2. Crash Patterns of Provisional Drivers

3. How the HPT works

4. Keeping Space From Other Vehicles

5. Selecting Safe Gaps

6. Scanning for Hazards

7. Important Situations

8. Expecting the Unexpected

Check out the other resources available to help you pass the Hazard Perception Test so you can take the Practical Driving Test:

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