Learner activities and resources

There is a variety of resources available to help you during the six steps of obtaining your driver's licence, including online quizzes and a simulator of the Hazard Perception Test.

  About the Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks

The information in the Ride Safe handbook aligns with Towards Zero, the State Government road safety strategy 2008-2020. The strategy means that we, in the WA community, do not accept that any person should die or be seriously injured on our roads.

The Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks are owned and maintained by the Western Australian Department of Transport. The handbooks are not the law, but a simplified version of the road rules contained in the relevant Acts and Regulations.

The Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks will be reviewed and updated following changes in policy, legislation and/or road rules and traffic regulations.

Any requests to reproduce information or images contained in the Drive Safe or Ride Safe handbooks must be made in writing.

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
General Manager,
Driver and Vehicle Services,
Department of Transport,
GPO Box R1290,
Perth 6844.
Opens in a new window Road Safety Commission: Towards Zero

  About the learner's permit card

The learner's permit card displays a photo of the learner driver, date of birth, class of licence and security features such as a watermark and unique serial number. Learner driver applicants will be issued with an interim paper-based permit before receiving a learner's permit card in the mail within 14 days.

LBU_DL_FS_LearnerPermitCard.pdf icon Western Australian learner's permit card (Fact sheet) Kb

  Drive Safe handbook (by chapter)

This handbook is a comprehensive guide to safe driving practices and the road rules that apply in Western Australia.

LBU_DL_B_DriveSafeIntro.pdf icon Drive Safe: Introduction and table of contents Kb
LBU_DL_B_DriveSafePart1.pdf icon Drive Safe: Part 1 - Safe driving Kb
LBU_DL_B_DriveSafePart2.pdf icon Drive Safe: Part 2 - How to obtain a Western Australian licence Kb
LBU_DL_B_DriveSafePart3.pdf icon Drive Safe: Part 3 - Major road rules and additional safety advice Kb
LBU_DL_B_DriveSafePart4.pdf icon Drive Safe: Part 4 - Emergencies and crashes Kb
LBU_DL_B_DriveSafePart5.pdf icon Drive Safe: Part 5 - The law and you Kb
LBU_DL_B_DriveSafePart6.pdf icon Drive Safe: Part 6 - Cycle safe Kb
LBU_DL_B_DriveSafePart7c.pdf icon Drive Safe: Part 7 - Appendices Kb

  Drive Safe handbook (full version)

This handbook is a comprehensive guide to safe driving practices and the road rules that apply in Western Australia.

LBU_DL_B_DriveSafeFull_c.pdf icon Drive Safe: Full version Kb

  Keys2drive program

Keys 2 Drive logo

Keys2drive is an Australian Government-funded program. The program provides access to a website incorporating information, education and interactive games as well as a free session for both the learner driver and their supervisor.

In many cases a parent who may not have had a refresher on road rules and driver training in many years.

Another key feature of the program is an accreditation scheme for participating driving instructors.

External Link Keys2drive program

  Keys for life (School Drug Education and Road Aware)

Keys for life logo

School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) has developed a pre-driver program called Keys for Life, to assist school staff to deliver pre-driver training to Year 10-12 students. Participating students receive free resources and a discounted rate on their Learner's Permit.

A one day workshop is compulsory for teachers wishing to conduct the Keys for Life program. For more information go to SDERA's Keys for life website.

Opens in a new window School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA): Keys for life

  Theory test sample quizzes (road rules)

Each quiz consists of 30 multiple choice questions. Select the answer that you think is correct. After you have made your selection, select "next" to proceed. Some questions include images, many do not.

  • Each quiz contains 30 questions.
  • You must attempt all 30 questions in order to review your results.
  • There are eleven different quizzes, please select one of the following buttons to get started.

Quiz questions are based on the Drive Safe handbook.

Road rules quiz 01 Road rules quiz 02 Road rules quiz 03 Road rules quiz 04 Road rules quiz 05 Road rules quiz 06 Road rules quiz 07 Road rules quiz 08 Road rules quiz 09 Road rules quiz 10 Road rules quiz 11
External Link Adobe: Flashplayer
External Link Road Safety Commission: Games and quizzes

  Ride Safe handbook (by chapter)

This handbook is a comprehensive guide to safe riding practices for riders of mopeds and motorcycles and the road rules that apply in Western Australia.

LBU_DL_B_RideSafeP1.pdf icon Ride Safe: Part 1 - Purpose Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafeP2.pdf icon Ride Safe: Part 2 - The licensing system in Western Australia Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafeP3.pdf icon Ride Safe: Part 3 - Your licence and the law Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafeP4.pdf icon Ride Safe: Part 4 - Licences from interstate or overseas Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafeP5.pdf icon Ride Safe: Part 5 - Motorcycle rules and regulations Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafeP6.pdf icon Ride Safe: Part 6 - Your safety Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafeP7.pdf icon Ride Safe: Part 7 - Safe riding skills Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafeP8.pdf icon Ride Safe: Part 8 - Riding in regular traffic Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafeP9.pdf icon Ride Safe: Part 9 - Managing emergencies Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafeP10.pdf icon Ride Safe: Part 10 - Answers to the review questions Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafeP11.pdf icon Ride Safe: Part 11 - Appendices Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafeIdx.pdf icon Ride Safe: Index Kb

  Ride Safe handbook (full version)

This handbook is a comprehensive guide to safe riding practices for riders of mopeds and motorcycles and the road rules that apply in Western Australia.

LBU_DL_B_RideSafeAll.pdf icon Ride Safe: A handbook for Western Australian road users Kb

  Theory test sample quizzes (motorcycle specific)

Each quiz consists of 35 multiple choice questions. Select the answer that you think is correct. After you have made your selection, select "next" to proceed. Some questions include images, many do not.

  • Each quiz contains 35 questions.
  • You must attempt all 35 questions in order to review your results.
  • There are three different quizzes, please select one of the following buttons to get started.

Quiz questions are based on the Ride Safe handbook.

Motorcycle quiz A Motorcycle quiz B Motorcycle quiz C
External Link Adobe: Flashplayer
External Link Road Safety Commission: Games and quizzes

  Novice driver's graduated demerit points quiz

Learn about novice driver graduated demerit points and how they impact upon drivers and riders.

The quiz consists of 10 multiple choice questions. Select the answer that you think is correct. After you have made your selection, select Next to proceed.

  • The quiz contains 10 questions.
  • Some questions require more than one answer.
  • You must attempt all 10 questions in order to review your results.
  • The pass rate is set at 100%.

Please select the following button to get started.

Novice driver's graduated demerit points quiz
LBU_DL_FAQ_Graduated_DP.pdf icon Graduated demerit points for Novice Drivers (Frequently Asked Questions) Kb
External Link Adobe: Flashplayer
External Link Road Safety Commission: Games and quizzes

  Hazard Perception Test simulator (online)

Taking this sample test will give you a taste of the skills you need before taking the real Hazard Perception Test (HPT).

You'll need to demonstrate you know how to:

  1. Overtake other road users safely.
  2. Slow down at the right time.
  3. Turn at an intersection safely and at the right time.
You are driving down the main street of a busy suburb.
There is a cyclist in front of you.
Press 'Play' then press the 'Overtake' button when you think it is safe to overtake.
 

You are driving along a country road.
There is a hazard in front which you are unsure of.
Press 'Play' then press the 'Brake' button when you think you should brake.
 

You are at a controlled intersection waiting to turn right.
Press 'Play' then click the 'Turn now' button when it is safe to start the turn.
You are at a controlled intersection waiting to turn right.
Press 'Play' then press the 'pause' button on the video controls when it is safe to start the turn.

  What if the quizzes don't work for me?

The quizzes have been tested on most of the common web browsers in use today. Each quiz is available in both Flash and HTML5 format.

  • Your web browser will automatically determine the best format to use.

If the quizzes still fail to work, please consider updating your web browser. Most common web browsers are free to download and use.

External Link Adobe: Flashplayer

  Resources provided by the Road Safety Commission

The Road Safety Commission has several online games and quizzes designed both to help you in your journey in obtaining a driver's licence, and to encourage you to be a safe driver.

Indigenous road safety

Aboriginal people are over-represented in road trauma in Australia. In Western Australia, Aboriginal people make up 3% of the population, but 9% of those killed on the roads and 8% of those who are seriously injured.

The Indigenous Drink Driving and Licensing Kit may be found on the Road Safety Commission's website. The kit offers 10 different road safety and licensing resources specifically developed for Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

RoadTrip 120

The more experience you get as a learner driver, the better driver you will be. RoadTrip 120 encourages novice drivers to complete 120 hours of supervised driving experience in a range of conditions.

Visit RoadTrip 120 to see what the benefits are of completing 120 hours of supervised driving.

Young drivers

The Road Safety Commission provides information packs for learner drivers and their tutors. The information pack for learners includes topics such as:

  • Hazards, risks and driving.
  • Getting the most from your lessons.
  • Learning for life.
  • Learning vehicle skills.
  • Learning traffic skills.
  • Learning safety skills.
  • Learning advanced safety skills.
  • Drive with care and attention.
External Link Road Safety Commission: Games and quizzes
Opens in a new window Road Safety Commission: Indigenous Road Safety
Opens in a new window Road Safety Commission: Novice drivers

 

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