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for the Hazard Perception Test (HPT)

QLD Driving Test provides information on each question and the appropriate response. Feel free to review this commentary if you are unsure of an answer when completing the test.

Don't forget to check out the other HPT practice tests:

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Practice Test 3

Practice Test 4

Practice Test 5

Practice Test 6


Practice Test 6 - Question commentary

Question 1

Instructions

You are stopped.
You wish to turn right at the intersection.
Click the 'REACT' button when it would be safe to go.

Setting

You want to turn right at an intersection controlled by traffic lights.

Response

There are no safe gaps during the video. As such, the correct answer is not to respond - just let the clip play until it is complete.

 

Question 2

Instructions

You are approaching an intersection.
You might need to slow down.
Click the 'REACT' button when you would slow down.

Setting

You are approaching an intersection controlled by traffic lights and want to drive through it. A vehicle ahead of you in the lane to your right is stopped and indicating that it will turn right at the intersection.

Response

You should respond as soon as you see that the red car approaching the intersection from the opposite direction wants to turn right in front of you. Although you have the right of way, you may not be particularly visible to them and must proceed with caution.

 

Question 3

Instructions

You are driving on a country road.
You might need to slow down.
Click the 'REACT' button when you would slow down.

Setting

You are travelling at 70km/h along an unsealed, country road. Eventually the road bends to the right.

Response

The correct answer is to respond when you notice you are coming up to a bend and will need to slow down.

 

Question 4

Instructions

You are approaching an intersection.
You might need to slow down.
Click the 'REACT' button when you would slow down.

Setting

You are approaching an intersection controlled by traffic lights and want to drive through it. You have a green light.

Response

You should respond as soon as you see the pedestrian that enters the intersection as you approach (on the right of the screen).

 

Question 5

Instructions

You are driving straight ahead.
You might need to slow down.
Click the 'REACT' button when you would slow down.

Setting

You are travelling at 40km/h along a street in a commercial area with parked cars on either side of the road.

Response

You should respond as soon as you notice the child on the path to your left wave to their friend and deviate from the path. Parked cars provide the potential for people to enter the road without notice, so you must be aware of this risk.

 

Question 6

Instructions

You are driving on a country road.
You may overtake if it is safe and legal.
Click the 'REACT' button when it would be safe to overtake.

Setting

You are travelling 55km/h along an unmarked country road that is bending to the right. You are following two cyclists. When the clip starts there is no oncoming traffic but an oncoming vehicle passes as you go around the bend.

Response

As you go around the bend you are turning blind and have no idea if there is oncoming traffic. This means it is not safe to overtake the cyclists. When the road is straight and you can see there is no oncoming traffic you should respond as it is now safe.

 

Question 7

Instructions

You are driving straight ahead.
You might need to slow down.
Click the 'REACT' button when you would slow down.

Setting

You are travelling at 50km/h along a city street along which trams travel.

Response

You should respond as soon as you notice the person on the path to your left signal for the tram to stop. You could also respond when you notice the tram’s brake lights come on, indicating it is slowing down.

 

Question 8

Instructions

You are driving straight ahead.
You might need to slow down.
Click the 'REACT' button when you would slow down.

Setting

You are travelling at 80km/h along a country road. There is a train crossing not too far ahead that does not have light and sound signalling.

Response

The correct answer is to respond when you notice that there is a train using the crossing ahead, preventing you from using the road.

 

Question 9

Instructions

You are driving straight ahead.
You might need to slow down.
Click the 'REACT' button when you would slow down.

Setting

You are travelling at 80km/h along a country road. There is an oncoming car in the distance.

Response

The correct answer is to respond when you notice the kangaroo jumping to the left side of the road. Animals are unpredictable so you need to slow down and use caution. Reacting as the kangaroo enters the road is too late.


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