What's this about

When you're driving, a hazard is anything that may require you to take action to avoid danger.

When you're finished, you'll know how to:


Understand what hazards are


Spot hazards before they become a danger


Go through a specific routine to deal with any hazards

What are hazards?

Not all hazards are dramatic or obviously dangerous. That's why it's important to know how to spot hazards and react to them in the right way.

How to spot hazards

Experienced drivers can identify hazards without consciously thinking. But for newer drivers, it takes conscious effort to spot hazards – especially hidden ones.

What to do about hazards

Once you’ve got used to constantly scanning for hazards, you need to know what to do about them.

Am I ready?

Feeling good about this lesson? Tick off the skills you're confident you can do. When you've ticked them all, it might be time to move on to the next lesson.

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