Mock Test #10 – Ready for Your Driving Test

Mock Test #10 - Ready for Your Driving Test

#1: 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.

#2: Which sign tells you there is a staggered junction ahead?

 
 
 
 
Staggered junction ahead. Look carefully in all directions for vehicles about to cross your path.

#3: An anti-lock braking system will take effect when:

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To make anti-lock brakes work correctly, or work at all, you should apply constant, firm pressure to the pedal. During an emergency stop, brake rapidly and push the brake pedal all the way to the floor.

Highway code rule: 120.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: This sign is shown on a motorway. What does it mean?

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

Highway code rule: 257.

#7: You are at the scene of an accident. If a person is suffering from shock, you should do the following, except:

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Shock is a life threatening condition. The most common cause of shock is blood loss. Some of the symptoms include
  • Pale face
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Fast, shallow breathing
  • Rapid, weak pulse
Try to make them warm and as comfortable as you can. Protect them from rain or snow, but avoid unnecessary movement. Give reassurance confidently and try not to leave them alone or let them wander into the path of other traffic. You should not give them anything to eat or drink.

Highway code rule: 283.

#8: 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.

#9: In which situation may you sound your horn?

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Use your horn only while your vehicle is moving and it is necessary to warn other road users of your presence.

Highway code rule: 112.

#10: 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.

#11: This sign means:

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Traffic merges ahead onto main carriageway.

The sign is used is used to warn drivers that they are about to join a main carriageway and may have to concede priority.

#12: 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.

#13: You MUST NOT reverse your vehicle:

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You MUST NOT reverse your vehicle further than necessary.

Highway code rule: 203.

#14: 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.

#15: What is the best thing to do if you are dazzled by bright sunlight?

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Slow down, and if necessary stop, if you are dazzled by bright sunlight.

Highway code rule: 93.

#16: 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.

#17: You are on a motorway. There are red flashing lights above every lane. In this situation you must:

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When red lamps are flashing above your lane, you MUST STOP unless you can move safely to a lane where red signals are not showing. When red lamps are flashing above all lanes, you MUST NOT go beyond the signal in any lane.

Highway code rule: 258.

#18: Which of the following vehicles often have to use a different course to normal at roundabouts?

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Give plenty of room to long vehicles (including those towing trailers). These might have to take a different course or straddle lanes either approaching or on the roundabout because of their length. Watch out for their signals!

Highway code rule: 187.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

#22: You have broken down on a motorway. You have a warning triangle. Where should you place it?

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Never use warning triangles on motorways.

Highway code rules: 274, 275.

#23: Which sign prohibits pedal cycles on the road?

 
 
 
 
Riding of pedal cycles prohibited.

#24: 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.

#25: 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.

#26: What does this sign mean?

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Traffic signals not in use. Proceed with great care.

#27: This traffic light with additional white light signal:

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Additional white light signals may be provided for tram drivers.

Highway code rule: 177.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: When is it dangerous to overtake another vehicle?

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DO NOT overtake at a level crossing.

Highway code rules: 165, 166, 167.

#32: When are you allowed to drive onto a pavement?

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You may drive on or over a pavement to gain lawful access to property, or in the case of an emergency.

Highway code rule: 145.

#33: When should you use the two-second rule?

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Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. Allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front on roads carrying faster-moving traffic and in tunnels where visibility is reduced. This is known as the two-second rule.

The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads.

Highway code rule: 126.

#34: What is the national speed limit for cars and motorcycles on a single carriageway road?

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National speed limits for cars and motorcycles are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 60 mph (96 km/h) on single carriageways, and 70 mph (112 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 124, 125.

#35: 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.

#36: When passing some sheep beside the road, you should:

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When passing animals, drive slowly. Give them plenty of room and be ready to stop. Do not scare animals by sounding your horn, revving your engine or accelerating rapidly once you have passed them.

Highway code rule: 214.

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

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Steep hill upwards.

#38: 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.

#39: What does the flashing amber light at a pelican crossing mean?

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Pelican crossings are signal-controlled crossings where flashing amber follows the red light.

You must stop when the red light shows.

When the amber light is flashing, you must give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rule: 196.

#40: Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable

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Motorcyclists and cyclist are more difficult to see than other vehicles, especially when they are coming up from behind, coming out of junctions, at roundabouts, overtaking you or filtering through traffic. Junctions are the most likely places for car/motorcycle collisions to occur.

Highway code rules: 170, 211.

#41: 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.

#42: What does this sign tell you?

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No right turn.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: After getting your driving licence, you suffer from ill health. This affects your driving. In this situation, you must:

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You must report to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) any health condition likely to affect your driving.

Highway code rules: 90, 96.

#46: What do zigzag lines at pedestrian crossings mean?

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You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines.

Highway code rule: 191.

#47: 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.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: What does this sign mean?

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Temporary lane closure. The number and position of arrows and red bars may be varied according to lanes open and closed.

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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!

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