Mock Test #10 – Ready for Your Driving Test

Mock Test #10 - Ready for Your Driving Test

#1: When following a large vehicle that blocks your view ahead, you should:

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Large vehicles can block your view. Your ability to see and to plan ahead will be improved if you pull back to increase your separation distance.

If you are following too close, be aware that the driver may not be able to see you in the mirrors.

Pulling back is a good idea to both see and be seen.

Highway code rules: 126, 222.

#2: To avoid getting tired on a long journey, you should:

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Plan your journey to take sufficient breaks. A minimum break of at least 15 minutes after every two hours of driving is recommended The few minutes spent on a rest break can save your life.

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#3: A motorcyclist has been involved in a collision. Why should you usually NOT attempt to remove the rider’s helmet?

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DO NOT remove a motorcyclist's helmet unless it is essential.

It may be essential if the victim is
  • unconscious
  • vomiting
  • suffering from severe head injuries.
Removing a helmet could make injuries worse.

Highway code rule: 283.

#4: A traffic incident involves a vehicle carrying flammable loads. If you are the first to arrive at the scene, you should do all of the following, except:

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You should keep well away from the vehicle. Use your hazard warning lights to warn other traffic. Call for emergency services.

Do not try to rescue casualties as you yourself could become one. DO NOT use a mobile phone close to the vehicle and DO NOT smoke.

Highway code rule: 285.

#5: A crawler lane on a motorway should be used:

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Climbing and crawler lanes are provided on some hills. Use this lane if you are driving a slow-moving vehicle or if there are vehicles behind you wishing to overtake.

Highway code rule: 139.

#6: Which sign tells you that you must turn either left or right on the road ahead?

 
 
 
 
T-junction sign. You must turn left or right ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop and give way.

#7: In areas with traffic calming measures it is important to:

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Traffic calming measures such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings are intended to slow you down. When you approach these features reduce your speed.

Highway code rule: 153.

#8: You are driving at the legal speed limit when a vehicle approaches quickly from behind. The vehicle flashes its headlights. What should you do?

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Never assume that flashing headlights is a signal inviting you to proceed. Allow the vehicle to overtake.

Highway code rule: 111.

#9: You are going down a narrow shopping street with parked vehicles. Why is it important to drive slowly and carefully?

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You should drive slowly and carefully on streets where there are likely to be pedestrians, cyclists and parked cars. Look out for pedestrians, vehicles moving off and car doors opening.

Highway code rule: 152.

#10: Which sign tells you that stopping, not even to pick up or set down passengers, is prohibited?

 
 
 
 
The red cross means no stopping, not even to pick up or set down passengers. The sign is used to indicate a 24-hour clearway (usually on a rural road) or may be incorporated into other signs with the words No stopping.

#11: You wish to tow a caravan. Which of the following will mostly help to aid the vehicle handling?

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To avoid swerving or snaking, you should properly distribute the weight in your caravan or trailer with heavy items mainly over the axle(s). A stabiliser fitted to the tow bar is an extra safety precaution that will help you when you encounter unexpected situations, like wind turbulence or crosswinds.

Highway code rule: 98.

#12: You are on a three-lane dual carriageway. What can the right-hand lane can be used for?

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On a three-lane dual carriageway, you may use the middle lane or the right-hand lane to overtake but return to the middle and then the left-hand lane when it is safe.

Highway code rule: 138.

#13: You are turning into a busy main road from a side road. You should:

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Take great care when turning into a main road. You will need to watch for traffic in both directions and wait for a safe gap.

Highway code rule: 180.

#14: It has been more than two years since you passed your first driving test. Under the penalty point system 12 or more points will result in a disqualification. This applies under a period up to:

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A driver or motorcyclist who accumulates 12 or more penalty points within a 3-year period MUST be disqualified. This will be for a minimum period of 6 months, or longer if the driver or motorcyclist has previously been disqualified.

For every offence which carries penalty points the court has a discretionary power to order the licence holder to be disqualified. This may be for any period the court thinks fit, but will usually be between a week and a few months.

Special rules apply for a period of two years from the date of passing the first driving test.

#15: You MUST NOT reverse your vehicle:

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You MUST NOT reverse your vehicle further than necessary.

Highway code rule: 203.

#16: If your vehicle breaks down on the motorway and you cannot get your vehicle onto the hard shoulder, you should:

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Switch on your hazard warning lights. Do not place any warning device on the motorway. Do not attempt to leave your vehicle until you can safely get clear of the carriageway.

Highway code rule: 277.

#17: When you see this sign, what should you expect ahead?

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Steep hill upwards.

#18: Why should you test your brakes after passing this hazard?

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The Ford sign is used at all fords, even those which dry up in summer. It is placed at the entry to the road leading to the ford.

Going through water will affect your brakes. You should dry them by applying light brake pressure at low speed. Proceed at normal speeds when you are sure your brakes are working properly.

#19: When may you use hazard warning lights when driving?

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Hazard warning lights may be used when your vehicle is stationary and temporarily obstructing traffic. You may also use them when you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead.

Highway code rule: 116.

#20: You are driving in the right-hand lane on a road with several lanes. You see these signs above the lanes. You must continue in which lane?

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A red cross above your lane means that there is an obstruction ahead. Move into one of the lanes showing a green arrow. If all lanes are showing a red cross, you must stop.

Highway code rule: 258.

#21: Oncoming vehicles see a police officer giving this signal. What does it mean?

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This signal means stop for traffic approaching from both front and behind.

You must obey signals given by police officers, traffic officers, traffic wardens, and signs used by school crossing patrols.

You can download the pdf version of Signals by Authorised Persons here

Highway code rule: 105.

#22: Traffic is slowing down and stopping ahead. You have a side road on your left. Why should you keep this junction clear?

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Allow access into and from side roads, as blocking these will add to congestion.

Highway code rule: 151.

#23: What does this sign on a motorway mean?

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Temporary maximum speed advised.

Amber flashing lights may indicate a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or a message such as Fog.

Highway code rule: 257.

#24: Compared to a passenger car, what is true about a large vehicle?

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Large vehicles are not designed to be as manoeuvrable as cars. They have longer stopping and accelerating distances, and wider turning area. They also have larger blind spots.

Highway code rules: 126, 221.

#25: In which situation should you try to obstruct a driver who is trying to pass?

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If a driver is trying to overtake you, maintain a steady course and speed, slowing down if necessary to let the vehicle pass. Never obstruct drivers who wish to pass.

Highway code rule: 168.

#26: You arrive at the scene of an accident. Someone has a bleeding leg wound. Before raising the leg to reduce the flow of blood, you should make sure that:

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Check for anything that may be in the wound, such as glass. If the leg is not broken, raise it above the level of the heart to reduce the flow of blood. Apply firm pressure over the wound.

Highway code rule: 283.

#27: You are on a busy main road. You find that you are travelling in the wrong direction. What is the best thing to do?

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Choose an appropriate place to manoeuvre. If you need to turn your vehicle around, wait until you find a safe place. Try not to reverse or turn round in a busy road, find a quiet side road or drive round a block of side streets.

Highway code rule: 200.

#28: An ice cream van has parked by the side of the street ahead. You should:

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Drive carefully and slowly when there is a risk of pedestrians, especially children, stepping unexpectedly into the road. Slow down when passing parked vehicles, especially ice cream vans. Children are more interested in ice cream than traffic and may run into the road unexpectedly. Remember, children and older pedestrians who may not be able to judge your speed and could step into the road in front of you.

Highway code rules: 205, 206, 207.

#29: What is the best way of dealing with a situation where you have had too much to drink?

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If you are going to a social situation where alcohol will be served, use a designated driver or use public transportation or a cab, if available.

There is no way to sober up quickly. Things like coffee, fresh air, exercise, or cold showers will not help. Sleep will not help either, except to pass the time.

Time is the only thing that will sober you up.

Highway code rule: 95.

#30: When joining a motorway you should be driving:

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Use the slip road (acceleration lane) to build up speed. Check the traffic on the motorway and match your speed to fit safely into the traffic flow in the left-hand lane.

Highway code rule: 259.

#31: Priority through a road chicane or narrowing may be controlled by give way markings and which traffic sign?

 
 
 
 
Priority through a narrowing may be controlled by signs and give way markings. It is essential that you obey signs indicating priority to vehicles coming from the opposite direction.

Highway code rule: 153.

#32: A red cross is shown above the hard shoulder on a motorway. What does this mean?

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A red cross or blank sign above the hard shoulder means that you MUST NOT drive on the hard shoulder except in an emergency or breakdown.

Highway code rule: 269.

#33: This road is marked with white diagonal stripes bordered by a solid white line. What does it mean?

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Areas of white diagonal stripes or chevrons separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right. If the area is bordered by a solid white line, you MUST NOT enter it except in an emergency.

Highway code rules: 130, 165.

#34: Which of the following is likely to take a driver’s attention away from the road?

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Remember, you MUST exercise proper control of your vehicle at all times. Avoid distractions such as trying to read maps, inserting CD or tuning a radio, eating and drinking, and making phone calls.

Highway code rules: 148, 149.

#35: If you are involved in a crash and not injured, you must:

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Stop and stay at the scene. Arrange for the emergency services to be called immediately. Give full details of the incident location and any casualties.

Highway code rules: 286, 283.

#36: Lane dividers are:

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Lane dividers are short, broken white lines which are used on wide carriageways to divide them into lanes. Stay between the dividers.

Highway code rule: 131.

#37: You are driving through a tunnel. What systems are usually in place to warn of any incidents, collisions or congestion?

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When driving through a tunnel make sure you look out for variable message signs. Follow the instructions given by the signs or by tunnel officials. Accidents in tunnels can lead to serious casualties.

Highway code rule: 146.

#38: If you are waiting in a junction to make a turn. The traffic light changes from amber to red. What should you do?

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If you are within the junction, complete the turn as soon as it is safely possible. Do not block the junction and do not back up.

Highway code rules: 175, 176, 109.

#39: When towing, the extra weight will

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When towing, remember the extra weight will affect the braking and acceleration.

Highway code rules: 98, 160.

#40: You may use front fog lights with headlights ONLY when visibility is reduced to less than:

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You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves.

Highway code rules: 226, 236.

#41: What manoeuvre allows you to temporarily remove your seat belt?

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You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the seat you are using. There are only a few exceptions.

You are not required to wear a seat belt if you are reversing your car or supervising a learner driver who is reversing. Exemptions are also allowed for the holders of medical exemption certificates and those making deliveries or collections in goods vehicles when travelling less than 50 metres.

Highway code rule: 99.

#42: A driver in front gives this arm signal. What does it mean?

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For a right turn, extend the right hand at shoulder level with palm facing forward.

Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal lights if necessary.

Highway code rule: 103.

#43: You are being overtaken by a motorcyclist, who cuts in sharply. What is the best thing to do?

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If someone overtakes and pulls into the gap in front of you, it is best to adjust speed and drop back, maintaining a safe gap to the vehicle in front. Speeding up or driving unpredictably is dangerous. Never sound your horn aggressively and unless there is a danger.

Highway code rule: 168.

#44: While driving on this motorway the traffic ahead of you suddenly slows down. What should you do?

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The traffic sign indicates that the right lane is closed ahead. Be wary of cars on your right cutting in and keep a safe distance to the vehicle ahead.

#45: You are driving on a wet road. Which of the following can be a sign of aquaplaning?

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If the steering becomes unresponsive, it probably means that water is preventing the tyres from gripping the road. Ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually.

Highway code rule: 227.

#46: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. What is the circular shape used for?

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Most regulatory signs are circular or round.

Stop and Give Way signs are exceptions to this rule.

Blue circles generally give a mandatory instruction and red circles are used for prohibitions.

#47: Motorway emergency telephones are usually linked to the police. In some areas they may be linked to:

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A motorway telephone gives you a free and direct connection to the police motorway desk or the Highways Agency.

Highway code rule: 275.

#48: You are driving towards a zebra crossing. A person in a wheelchair is waiting to cross. What should you do?

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As you approach a zebra crossing, look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross. Do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across - this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching. Those with disabilities or walking difficulties require more time to cross the road. Be patient and allow them to cross in their own time. Do not hurry them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rules: 195, 207.

#49: As a driver why should you be more careful where trams operate?

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Trams move quickly but silently and cannot steer to avoid you.

Highway code rules: 224, 301.

#50: When braking on a wet road your vehicle begins to skid. If it does not have anti-lock brakes, the FIRST thing you should do is:

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Remove the cause of the skid by releasing the brake pedal fully.

Highway code rule: 119.

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More Car Theory Test Questions for Your Driving Test

Like the previous mock test in this series, this driving test has 50 questions. Use it to practise for your DVSA examination and to determine if you are ready or not for the real driving test.

Questions are drawn from a larger set of questions, which means you can take it several times to check your readiness for the real exam.

Set Your Goals High

Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. Stay committed. On the real exam you need to correctly answer 43 of the 50 questions.

When practising, you should get all 50 correct!

You don’t know which questions you will get on the real examination. That is why you need to cover all the basic information in the U.K. Highway Code and learn most of the road signs.

Next up is our Traffic Signs Tests!