Attitude Theory Test 2024

The Attitude Theory Test consists of 39 questions.
You need 34 out of 39 (86%) to pass. There is no time limit for this test.
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This section covers your attitude when driving, particularly your frame of mind, how you react to hazards and your behaviour to other road users. Having a good attitude leads to being a safe and careful driver with the ability of exercising patience and control under any circumstance.

A driver with a bad attitude can be a danger to other road users, particularly if they break speed limits, accelerate or brake too harshly and tailgate other vehicles. If you cannot keep your temper, you could become involved in dangerous road rage incidents.


  • Means following the vehicle in front too closely
  • Pressurises other drivers
  • Causes rear end collisions
  • Restricts the view ahead
  • If you are a victim of tailgating, you should slow down and let the other driver overtake

Horn and Indicators

  • Only use your horn to alert others to your presence
  • The correct use of indicators lets other road users know your intentions

Horses, Cyclists and Pedestrians

  • Horses can easily be startled, so pass them slowly and carefully
  • Cyclists may travel at variable speeds, always give them plenty of room
  • Be aware of pedestrians, particularly vulnerable people and children

Following Distances

  • 2 second rule: Leave a gap of 2 seconds between you and the vehicle in front in good driving conditions
  • 4 second rule: In wet or poor conditions, leave a gap of 4 seconds to the vehicle in front of you

Good Attitude

  • Aim to be a safe and careful driver
  • Concentrate at all times
  • Observe the speed limits
  • Park safely and correctly
  • Be alert, awake and responsible

Attitude Theory Test Tips

The questions about attitude require an answer that demonstrates common sense, cautious driving and no risk taking. The questions are designed to test your knowledge of defensive driving, consideration for other road users and anticipation of hazards.