Mock Test #10 – Ready for Your Driving Test

Mock Test #10 - Ready for Your Driving Test

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

#22: You wish to turn right ahead. Well before you turn you should take up which position?

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Well before you turn right you should take up a position just left of the middle of the road or in the space marked for traffic turning right. This will show other road users what you intend to do.

Highway code rule: 179.

#23: 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.

#24: 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.

#25: What is true about Highways Agency Traffic Officers?

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Highways Agency Traffic Officers have powers to stop vehicles on most motorways and some A class roads, in England only.

Highway code rule: 108.

#26: 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.

#27: What does this sign tell you?

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No right turn.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: A line like this is painted across the road at the entrance to a mini-roundabout. What does it mean?

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You must give way to traffic from the right at the roundabout.

Highway code rule: 172.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: What could help you control your speed when you reach a long downhill slope?

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Select a lower gear before you reach a long downhill slope. This will help to control your speed.

Highway code rule: 160.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: You MUST NOT reverse your vehicle:

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You MUST NOT reverse your vehicle further than necessary.

Highway code rule: 203.

#48: You approach this bridge. If there is oncoming traffic, which type of vehicle is most likely to use the middle of the road?

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High vehicles may need to move to the middle of the road so that they can pass safely under the bridge. You should be ready to stop and give way to oncoming high vehicles in the middle of the road. Remember to look well down the road, through the bridge and be aware you may have to stop.

Highway code rules: 166, 221.

#49: What does this sign mean?

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Traffic signals not in use. Proceed with great care.

#50: If you have been drinking alcohol, what will help the alcohol to leave your body?

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Alcohol will take time to leave your body. 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 help alcohol leave your body.

Remember, you may be unfit to drive in the evening after drinking at lunchtime, or in the morning after drinking the previous evening.

Highway code rule: 95.

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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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