Mock Test #10 – Ready for Your Driving Test

Mock Test #10 - Ready for Your Driving Test

#1: 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.

#2: When daytime visibility is poor but not seriously reduced, you should switch on what lights?

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Use dipped headlights, or dim-dip if fitted, in dull daytime weather, to ensure that you can be seen.

Highway code rules: 115, 226.

#3: You are the first person to arrive at an accident where people are badly injured. A main priority should be to:

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Get help. Proper medical assistance is essential. Try to get the assistance of bystanders. Get someone to call the appropriate emergency services on 999 or 112 as soon as possible.

Highway code rule: 283.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: Where would you see this sign?

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This is a school bus sign. Drive carefully and slowly when passing a stationary bus showing the sign as children may be getting on or off.

Highway code rule: 209.

#9: 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.

#10: You are travelling on a motorway. You need to make a call on your mobile phone. You should:

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You MUST NOT stop on the carriageway, hard shoulder, slip road, central reservation or verge except in an emergency, or when told to do so by the police, HA traffic officers in uniform, an emergency sign or by flashing red light signals.

Do not stop on the hard shoulder to either make or receive mobile phone calls.

Highway code rules: 262, 270.

#11: You are on a motorway. Amber reflective studs can be found between:

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Reflective road studs may be used in combination with white lines. Amber studs are used to mark the central reservation of a dual carriageway or motorway (the right-hand edge of the road) .

Highway code rule: 132.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#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: 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.

#18: If you plan to turn just after a junction, you should:

Do not confuse other drivers by signalling too early. If you plan to turn just beyond a junction, signal when passing the junction. If you give signals too early, others may think you plan to turn at the junction and pull out in front of you.

Highway code rule: 103.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

#22: 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.

#23: 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.

#24: 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.

#25: 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.

#26: You are crossing a dual carriageway with a very shallow central reservation. What should you do?

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When crossing or turning right onto dual carriageways, first assess whether the central reservation is deep enough to protect the full length of your vehicle.
  • If it is, then you should treat each half of the carriageway as a separate road. Wait in the central reservation until there is a safe gap in the traffic on the second half of the road.
  • If the central reservation is too shallow for the length of your vehicle, wait until you can cross both carriageways in one go.


Highway code rule: 173.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: You break down on a motorway. You need to call for help. Why should you use an emergency roadside telephone rather than a mobile phone?

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When you use a roadside emergency telephone the emergency services are able to locate you easily.

Highway code rule: 275.

#37: 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.

#38: Travelling in neutral or with the clutch pressed down:

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Coasting describes a vehicle travelling in neutral or with the clutch pressed down. Coasting can seriously reduce driver control.

Highway code rule: 122.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#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: 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.

#43: What does a sign with this triangle shape mean?

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There are three basic types of traffic sign: regulatory signs that tell you what to do, warnings signs that warn, and information and direction signs. Each type has a different shape. Triangles are warning signs.

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

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Steep hill upwards.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: What does a red traffic light mean?

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A red traffic signal means Stop. Wait behind the stop line on the carriageway.

Highway code rules: 175, 176, 109.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

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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!