Highway Code Tests
Beat the statistics
The official DVSA statistics show that a lot of people fail their theory test (view the latest stats). Ensure you pass by studying our highway code test study series.
Theory test pass rates
Staying alert, avoiding distractions, using mirrors and recognising blind spots.
Following distances, pelican crossings, headlights, and responding to other road users.
Licences, MOT certificates, theory tests, SORN, fines, vehicle registration and insurance.
Joining and exiting, lane choice, overhead signals and Active Traffic Management.
Speed limits, junctions, parking, roundabouts and level crossings.
A range of signs and signals from throughout the highway code.
How have theory tests been impacted by covid-19?
Please see the official guidance on this which is being updated as things change.
How old do you have to be to take the theory test?
You can take the theory test when you are 17 years of age.
How can I book my theory test?
You can book your test online with the DVSA directly. You will need to have with you your:
- UK driving licence number
- email address
- credit or debit card
What does the theory test involve?
There are 2 parts to the test:
You take them as a single test and you need to pass both of them to pass the test.
What do I need to study?
The questions that form the multiple-choice part of the theory test are based on these three books, which are available at lots of bookshops and online:
- The Highway Code
- Know your traffic signs
- Driving – the essential skills
So these are what you need to study to ensure you know all the rules and skills that will appear in the test. Our website also includes the official revision test questions (almost a thousand of them) so it’s a great place to start coming to grips with it all. When you’re ready, you can try a free mock theory test.
Where do these questions come from ?
These questions come from the DVSA revision question bank.
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