Mock Test #10 – Ready for Your Driving Test

Mock Test #10 - Ready for Your Driving Test

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: What does this sign tell you?

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No right turn.

#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: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

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

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Steep hill upwards.

#23: 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.

#24: 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.

#25: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

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

 
 
 
 
Riding of pedal cycles prohibited.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#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: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#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 are driving on a city street. Before changing lanes you should always:

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Always use your mirrors in good time before you signal or change direction or speed. When changing lanes, do not forget your blind spots.

Highway code rule: 161.

#49: What does this sign mean?

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Traffic signals not in use. Proceed with great care.

#50: 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.

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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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