Mock Test #10 – Ready for Your Driving Test

Mock Test #10 - Ready for Your Driving Test

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: What does this sign mean?

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Traffic signals not in use. Proceed with great care.

#9: 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.

#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 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.

#12: 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.

#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: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: When taking a medicine prescribed by your doctor, who is responsible for deciding if you can drive or not?

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You are responsible. It is a good idea to check the instructions or ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Highway code rule: 96.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

#22: 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.

#23: 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.

#24: 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.

#25: You are at the scene of an accident. If a person is suffering from shock, you should do the following, except:

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Shock is a life threatening condition. The most common cause of shock is blood loss. Some of the symptoms include
  • Pale face
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Fast, shallow breathing
  • Rapid, weak pulse
Try to make them warm and as comfortable as you can. Protect them from rain or snow, but avoid unnecessary movement. Give reassurance confidently and try not to leave them alone or let them wander into the path of other traffic. You should not give them anything to eat or drink.

Highway code rule: 283.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

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

 
 
 
 
Riding of pedal cycles prohibited.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#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: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

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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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