Theory test award

Award for safety for the hpt

The hazard perception part of the driving theory test has been recognised with a national road safety award.

The hazard perception test won the John Smart Road Safety award at this years’ Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) awards. The award recognises the hazard perception test’s role in reducing the number of crashes and improving road safety.

Research has shown that hazard perception training and testing could account for an 11 percent reduction in accidents, potentially saving hundreds of lives every year.

DVSA Chief Executive, Alastair Peoples, said:

“I am extremely pleased that the hazard perception test and its contribution to road safety have been recognised in this way. The theory test plays a vital role in making sure that new drivers know the Highway Code and the rules of the road, helping them to drive safely and responsibly and making our roads safer.”

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