New Hazard Perception Test planned for 2013
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) have confirmed that they are in the process of updating the clips in the Hazard Perception Test, with the aim of introducing them into the second part of the Theory Test by the end of 2013.
The DSA wants people to take a look at the samples they have created of the new computer generated hazard perception clips. These are only early tests so may change from the samples they have released.
Why are the DSA updating the Hazard Perception Test clips?
The current hazard perception clips were introduced into the Theory Test in November 2002 and were created by filming developing hazards in a variety of road and traffic situations using a specially adapted car. Due to the advances in technology, although the hazards in each of the clips are still relevant, the image quality is not as clear or defined as is available today. And as you have probably noticed, the vehicles, fashions, backdrops are also looking a little dated too!
So what do you think? Watch the two new computer-generated Hazard Perception video clips from the DSA below:
Early test of the CGI Hazard Perception Clip 1
Early test of the CGI Hazard Perception Clip 2
DSA’s head of e-assessment, Peter Weddell-Hall says: “The clips are early prototypes. DSA aims to bring these computer-generated clips into the theory test by the end of 2013. It means DSA can introduce hazards that would be hard to film safely – particularly those involving vulnerable road users.”