Why the hazard perception element was introduced
The government was committed to reducing the numbers killed and seriously injured
on Britain's roads by 40 per cent by 2010. The hazard perception element was introduced
into the driving test in November 2002 as one of the measures that should help achieve
this target by encouraging appropriate training in scanning the road, recognising
at the first opportunity from the clues that a potentially dangerous situation might
arise and adopting a driving plan to reduce the risk.