There’s nothing quite as exciting as getting to drive for the first time. Of course, before you can hit the road in South Australia, you must first pass the written test. This is a test created by the Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure to test the potential driver’s knowledge of driving rules and the ability to recognize road signs.

South Australia Road Rules Test 1

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When being overtaken by another vehicle, you must not...?

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In which of these circumstances can you use a handheld mobile phone when driving?

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When parking, you should always leave how much space front and back to another parked car?

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You can use a mobile phone for GPS when driving provided...?

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If you intend to leave a roundabout before you are halfway around, how should you signal?

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At a red traffic light, drivers must not enter a bicycle storage area...?

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What is the maximum number of demerit points you can incur on your learner's permit before being disqualified?

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When approaching a T intersection, which of these has right-of-way?

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If a sign permits angle parking but does not specify an angle, you should park at what angle to the kerb?

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Under what circumstances is it acceptable for a person to ride in the back of an open pickup truck?

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When a sign indicates that you can turn left on a red light, you must...?

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When leaving a stationary position at the side of the road, you should signal for a least how long before pulling out?

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When you are on the road, which of these has precedence over all the others?

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You can only make a U-turn if...?

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When approaching another vehicle at night, you should date your lights when you get to within which distance of them?

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You are not allowed to park within what distance of train or tram tracks?

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When driving at night, you should always be able to stop within...?

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When joining a freeway or expressway, you should aim to enter at...?

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You must stop at a yellow light at an intersection unless...?

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When two lanes merge, which of these has right-of-way?

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If you need to use a bus lane to leave the road, avoid an obstruction or overtake a vehicle turning right, what is the maximum distance you can travel in the bus lane?

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Which of these is the only permissible reason for driving over a footpath?

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If you break down on a freeway, the best thing to do is...?

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If you change your residential/postal address, you must notify the Registrar of Motor Vehicles of this within...?

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At any intersection, you must give way to vehicles...?

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The Significance and Structure of the Test

Obtaining your Learners Licence in South Australia is vital to becoming a confident and capable driver. The test assesses your knowledge of the road rules and safe driving practices, ensuring you have the foundational understanding required for safe driving. It is composed of multiple-choice questions covering various essential areas of driving theory.

Test Format

The South Australian Learners Licence Test is a computer-based assessment featuring scenarios, road signs, and traffic laws. You’ll be presented with 30 questions in 30 minutes, with a pass mark set at 24 correct answers. The questions are randomized, ensuring no two tests are the same.

Key Areas of Assessment

The test broadly covers topics such as general driving information, the rules of the road, understanding road signs, and how to respond in certain driving situations. The multiple-choice format requires a deep understanding of each topic to choose the correct answer from a series of options.

Study Tips for Success

Diligent preparation is essential to excel in the South Australia Learners Licence Test. Here are several strategies to enhance your study efforts:

  • Review the Road Rules Handbook: The Handbook is invaluable, providing in-depth explanations of all the rules you’ll be tested on. Make sure to read it thoroughly.
  • Take Practice Tests: Engage in as many practice tests as possible. These simulate the actual test environment and help familiarize you with the format and types of questions you’ll encounter.
  • Study Regularly: Instead of cramming, establish a regular study schedule leading up to your test. Consistent, short study sessions are more effective than long, infrequent ones.
  • Focus on Weak Areas: Pay special attention to areas where you struggle. Reviewing these topics more thoroughly can improve your overall test performance.
  • Utilize Online Resources: Many online platforms offer study guides, practice questions, and even tutorials. Use these to supplement your preparation.

By following these strategies and dedicating sufficient time to study, you’ll be well-positioned to pass the South Australia Learners Licence Test with flying colors.