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Driving Test Success Hazard Perception (2003)

by Focus Multimedia Ltd
Windows 2000 / 95 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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  • Over 100 unique video clips - no duplication with those featured on the Driving Test Success Theory/Hazard Perception PC CD-ROM
  • Practice your Hazard Perception skills - watch each video clip and identify the hazards then review your own performance by reading the test report
  • Exam hints and tips to help you learn the skills you need to spot hazards earlier and maximise your chance of passing the test
  • 2 CDs full of Hazard Perception practice video clips
  • Also available: Driving Test Success 2003/2004
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  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 95 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00009MKMN
  • Release Date: 23 May 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,032 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Now that the Hazard Perception test is part of the driving theory test, learners should seriously consider the Driving Test Success Hazard Perception CD-ROM. You get over 100 video clips shot from the driver's viewpoint on two CDs depicting a wide range of potential hazards in all sorts of different driving conditions. The discs cover pedestrian, town, city, motorway, main road and rural hazards, so a clip might find you "driving" at night on a wet motorway, or negotiating a narrow street with badly parked cars or an unloading lorry, driving through fog, or negotiating roadworks, busy motorways and quiet country lanes. As each clip is played you have to watch the action carefully, clicking the left mouse button as soon as you see a developing hazard. You can click the mouse more than once (indeed, on some clips there's more than one hazard) but the software's clever enough to "watch" what you're doing, so that if you just click constantly in the hope of accidentally highlighting the hazard, it'll tell you you're cheating and give you no marks.

From the main menu you can practice on a video clip--these are chosen randomly--or take a mock-up of the test itself. There's a selection of tips and tricks to help you understand what a developing hazard is and how you should react to it and the program also helps you start to associate specific kinds of hazards with particular settings (for example, you're unlikely to find a parked ice-cream van on a motorway and thus, won't have to worry about children running out in front of it).

One important point to consider. The authors have confirmed that their video tests are functionally different to those you'll get in the actual exam room. For example, the DSA positions its camera on top of the car rather than inside--in addition, the invisible markers which dictate at what moment you should click to recognise an oncoming hazard and score high marks are slightly different. That aside, the program offers well-presented practice for learner drivers that will stand them in good stead when it's time to take the test. --Rob Beattie

Manufacturer's Description

Improve your Hazard Perception Skills Learner drivers are now required to pass the hazard perception test, which forms part of the driving theory test. In the hazard perception test learner drivers will be shown a series of video clips of real road scenes featuring potential hazards. Candidates will be tested on how soon they spot the dangers.

Hazards can be anything and can appear anywhere on our roads. The more practice you gain in recognising potential hazards, the better prepared you will be for both the test and real life. Use this unique collection of over 100 video clips covering a whole variety of different road situations to improve your hazard perception skills and become a safer driver.

Disc 1: Main Road, Motorway and Rural Hazards Disc 2: Pedestrian, Town and City Hazards

Customer Reviews

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't Panic 15 Oct. 2003
By A Customer
I bought this software to prepare for my motorbike test. I've been driving for 17 years but I had no idea what to expect from the hazard perception test (imagine how embarassing failure would be!). It doesn't help that researching the test on the internet can turn up some horror stories such as people failing because they identified hazards too early or clicking on the screen too often. While the developers readily admit that their software isn't exactly the same as the real test, I can tell you that it is close enough. If anything I found it harder to pass the mock tests in this software than the actual test. The best thing about this software is that it takes away any fears you may have concerning the test, and it also gives you an idea of what hazards are likely to come up in various situations. Oh, and I passed my theory test first time with a higher score than I had ever achieved using the software.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars dirt cheap, and helps you pass 10 Aug. 2004
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I like this - before buying this from amazon I had taken two theory tests, failing both times on the hazard perception element.
The hazard perception element of the test is a total crock - I cannot believe such a shoddy effort ever made it to be a part of the driving test. Don't be fooled that driving or road experience will get you through this section of the test - they won't, because in my opinion the test itself is a shoddy piece of low grade tat, and I've yet to find anyone who has taken it that disagrees with me.
After failing twice, I decided that the best approach would be the pragmatic one - if the DSA wants me to jump through hoops before they will give me a liscense, then I had better learn to jump through hoops, so given the cost of this it looked a better bet than buying the official one - I really didn't want to give the DSA any more of my money if I could help it. After buying it I used it to practise test technique, as a result of which I passed the test this morning, which for the amount this product costs is a good deal in my book - what more do you want for the money?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Practice 27 Nov. 2004
By Emma
I bought this a couple of weeks ago to prepare for the hazard perception part of the Theory test. Apparently only 1 in 2 people pass the theory test now and I wanted to be the 1 that passed it. At first I found it a little difficult as I wasnt sure if I was suppose to click at all hazards or try to identify the one they were looking for. However as it turns out if you read the insturuction and help section its failrly simple - click when you see a hazard and when it develops. I practiced it for a couple of weeks and had my test. I passed the test first time and although this isnt an official CD ROM its very simmilar to the real thing - I actually found this CD a little harder than the test. I would recommend it to anyone who has the theory test comming up and wants to pass, I found the test a breeze and im sure thats because I had prepared for it!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Driving Theory 8 Aug. 2003
By A Customer
This 2 cd pack is great value. The clips that they show are actual films, which are simialr to the type shown in the actual driving test. The program is split into practise tests and actual tests. The practise tests consist of 3 video clips, and you have to identify the hazard(s) in the clips. At the end of each clip you get yur score and a chance to review the clip and see where the hazards actually were. At the end of the 3 clips you get to see your score for that section, and therefore see your progress throughout the program.
A good program, definitely recommended to help you pass your hazard percepion test and give you an idea of what you are in for in the real exam
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars helped my wife pass so must be good... 18 Oct. 2004
My wife was freaking out from all the scare monmgers who told her how many people fail the HPT, which is true (her own driving instructor for example). So we got this, ran it on a steam powered 200mhz windows 98, and were pleasantly surprized when it actually worked!
Since all the scenes are around Swansea, where we live, it was great fun playing spot the landmark, but fun and games aside, this really did help her prepare. Identifying the hazards is not hard - the trick is how to indicate that without either being too gung ho, clicking at everything that moves, or waiting too long and getting lower scores. After a while you sense what they want, and it seems to match very closely the DSA's program (it is NOT the same as DSA's, and DSA have not officially sanctioned it) but the developers tell you that right from the start anyway.
They gave some good hints on how to avoid getting failed for "cheating".
We thought it was excellent value for money and good fun, better than Colin mcrae rally!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can anyone pass without it? 23 Nov. 2003
By Freckle
I took my theory test 4 times before finally giving in and buying a disk to help me with the hazard side of things. I had this programme for no more than a week before I took my theory and passed both sections with flying colours!!
If you are a bit confused with the way the hazard test works then no-one or nothing can help you like this disk - it even has a review part where you can see exactly where you should have clicked to get full marks.
Over two years of learning to drive and now I can finally take my practical! Any learner NEEDS this disk if they still are yet to pass there theory!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Ok :-)
Published 1 month ago by N C Onuoha
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent product. Prepares the learner driver for exactly what they will experience in the exam
Published 5 months ago by A M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 8 months ago by EITHNE TUBRID
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know in this CD
Brilliant for those learning to drive or getting ready for theory
I passed my test just by using this and the driving test theory CD
Was a great help
Published 13 months ago by Sana
5.0 out of 5 stars Present
No real comment, purchased as a present for someone else! It must have worked, they passed! I think that sums it up!
Published 17 months ago by T. J. Maker
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for all learner drivers
Bought for my son to improve his hazard perception skills. Tells you when you are ready to take the exam. His is coming up!
Published on 10 July 2010 by mistymole
4.0 out of 5 stars Hazard Perception DVD - recommended
Excellent product. I was really struggling with the HPT and without much hope of success I bought this CD-ROM in the vague hope that it would somehow get me through the test. Read more
Published on 13 Dec. 2009 by R. Turner
2.0 out of 5 stars Failed Test
One thing to watch with this product is that unlike the actual test you can click the mouse as many times as possible and it has no effect on the end score. Read more
Published on 15 July 2006 by Mr. Anthony S. Morgan
2.0 out of 5 stars balance between video quality and size
I Feel that this piece of software is of great value, and there are alot of clips in both cd's.
Unfortunately i'm very picky about video quality and find that the video... Read more
Published on 30 Jan. 2006 by A. Khimani
4.0 out of 5 stars Hazard Perception
This CD-ROM helped me a lot to pass the hazard perception part of the theory test!! It's very much the same as the real thing. Read more
Published on 12 Sept. 2005 by Rose
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