Mock Test #10 – Ready for Your Driving Test

Mock Test #10 - Ready for Your Driving Test

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: What does this sign mean?

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Traffic signals not in use. Proceed with great care.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

#22: 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.

#23: 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.

#24: Freezing conditions can affect the distance it takes you to come to a stop. You should expect stopping distances to:

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When driving in icy or snowy weather you should keep well back from the road user in front as stopping distances can be ten times greater than on dry roads.

Highway code rule: 230.

#25: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

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

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Steep hill upwards.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: 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.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

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

 
 
 
 
Riding of pedal cycles prohibited.

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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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