Hazard: brakes, gas release or do nothing

zelonod 04-02-2018 Auto
Since March 1, 2008 ATR is an obligatory part of the theory test. You get 25 questions about various traffic situations, of which more than half must answer correctly. For these questions, you have three options: brakes, gas release or do nothing. In what situations should you brake, releasing the gas or just do nothing?


Hazard perception is the process of timely notice, recognize and predict potentially dangerous situations. The hazard perception part consists of 25 questions that are not read. There are only three possible answers: brakes, gas release or do nothing, depending on the situation. Of the 25 questions you should have at least 13 right to pass this part. For every question you have eight seconds to read it and then reply. That seems short, but on the road you often in a fraction of a second to respond to the situation ..

Brakes, gas release or do nothing

  • A. brakes. Significantly reduce speed or stop altogether.
  • B. Gas release. Reduce speed and be prepared for a different choice.
  • C. Nothing. By continuing to drive the same speed.

Tips for hazard

Where the other questions in the theory test buttons above factual knowledge, hazard appeals to your traffic insight and this is part of a more practical nature. That makes that it is also difficult to prepare. However, there are some points that you should keep in mind questions about hazard.
  • Only local traffic increasing. Traffic signals, signs and markers are all clues.
  • Also take into consideration weather conditions. So true in dense fog line 'halve your speed, double your distance. "
  • Also note the condition of the road. Is it slippery by rain or sleet? Or is there nothing wrong?
  • Do not forget to look at what the traffic image is being projected in the rearview mirror. If a large truck driving behind you, it can be dangerous to brake too early and too abruptly.

Brakes, gas release or nothing

A. Brakes
You should almost always brake when the next traffic situation occurs:
  • Weak or unstable road users. Think of cyclists.
  • Narrow roads and oncoming traffic.
  • Obstruction or obstacles on the road. That can be in the form of a parked car, but also wandering debris can obstruct the flow.
  • Poor condition of the road ,, for example by ice.
  • Overtaking and oncoming traffic
  • Confusing and dangerous intersections.
  • Unclear or sharp bends
  • Crowded areas, near schools and the like \
  • Origins of block or file
  • Large differences in speed between administrators
  • Bad weather conditions

B. Gas Release
In the following situations you choose option B: gas release.
  • If you do not trust the good traffic situation, but this one can easily see.
  • If the traffic situation is no immediate danger.
  • If you drive already in the appropriate speed for the prevailing conditions

Do nothing
It is not always necessary to intervene. While you are always alert as a driver, you choose to do so for sometimes "nothing." This means that you continue to drive the same speed. You choose option C in the following situations:
  • The situation is about to see.
  • You have to expect no immediate danger in the traffic situation.
  • You have plenty of space on the road to perform your action.
  • The speed differences between administrators, are not too large.