Mock Test #10 – Ready for Your Driving Test

Mock Test #10 - Ready for Your Driving Test

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

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

 
 
 
 
Riding of pedal cycles prohibited.

#6: 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.

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

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Steep hill upwards.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#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: 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.

#21: 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.

#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: 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.

#24: 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.

#25: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: What does this sign mean?

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Traffic signals not in use. Proceed with great care.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: You are following a long vehicle. It approaches a crossroads and signals left, but moves out to the right. You should

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Remember, large vehicles need extra room. Long vehicles may have to use the whole width of the road to make a turn.

Highway code rules: 170, 221.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

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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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