Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: You intend to turn left into a minor road ahead. On the approach you should:

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Keep as close to the left as is safe and practicable. Give way to any vehicles using a bus lane, cycle lane or tramway from either direction.

Highway code rule: 183.

#2: When a pedestrian is taking time to cross the road, you should:

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Be courteous and allow pedestrians plenty of time to cross. Do not harass them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rule: 194.

#3: At an incident there are casualties still in vehicles. If the area is safe, you should:

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If there is no danger from approaching traffic or fire, you should not move casualties still in vehicles.

Highway code rule: 283.

#4: Driving close behind large vehicles will

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Getting too close to large vehicles will obscure your view of the road ahead.

Highway code rules: 164, 222.

#5: Which type of light-controlled crossings allow horse riders to ride across?

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Equestrian crossings (or Pegasus crossings) are for horse riders. They have pavement barriers, wider crossing spaces, horse and rider figures in the light panels and either two sets of controls (one higher), or just one higher control panel.

Highway code rule: 27.

#6: Which lane should you normally use on a three-lane motorway?

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On a three-lane dual carriageway, all traffic should use the left-hand lane. 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.

#7: Front fog lights may be used ONLY if:

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You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves.

Highway code rules: 226, 236.

#8: You have stopped behind this cyclist. What should you do when the traffic lights change to green?

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Allow cyclists time and space to move off when the green signal shows.

Highway code rule: 178.

#9: When overtaking a horse and rider you should

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When passing animals, drive slowly. Be particularly careful of horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles especially when overtaking. Always pass wide and slowly.

Highway code rules: 214, 215.

#10: Two cyclists approach a roundabout in the left-hand lane. In which direction should you expect the cyclists to go?

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Give plenty of room to cyclists and horse riders who may stay in the left-hand lane if they intend to continue round the roundabout. Allow them to do so.

Highway code rule: 187.

#11: When approaching another vehicle from behind at night you should:

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Keep your headlights dipped when following another vehicle or when overtaking.

Highway code rules: 114,115.

#12: What is the national speed limit for cars and motorcycles on a dual carriageway?

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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.

#13: To back your vehicle safely:

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You should not depend only on mirrors.

Use all your mirrors. Check all around. Reverse slowly, while looking mainly through the rear window.

Highway code rule: 202.

#14: Why are place names sometimes painted on the road surface?

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Their purpose is to let you move into the correct lane in good time, allowing traffic to flow more freely. You should follow the signs and road markings and get into the lane as directed. In congested road conditions do not change lanes unnecessarily.

Highway code rule: 134.

#15: A driver approaches from behind. The driver is using his horn aggressively. What should you do?

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Do not make the situation worse. Try to be understanding if other road users cause problems. Do not allow yourself to become agitated or involved if someone is behaving badly on the road.

Highway code rules: 147, 112.

#16: Why should you slow down when you approach this level crossing?

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Driving at speeds too fast for the road and traffic conditions is dangerous. You should always reduce your speed when:
  • The road layout or condition presents hazards, such as bends.
  • Sharing the road with pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders, particularly children, and motorcyclists.
  • Weather conditions make it safer to do so.
  • Driving at night as it is more difficult to see other road users.


Highway code rule: 125.

#17: When driving in icy or snowy weather you should:

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When driving in icy or snowy weather drive with care, even if the roads have been treated. Allow more time for your journey. Keep well back from the road user in front as stopping distances can be ten times greater than on dry roads.

Highway code rules: 228, 230.

#18: Which light will not show at puffin crossings?

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Toucan, puffin and equestrian crossings are similar to pelican crossings, but there is no flashing amber phase. The light sequence for traffic at these three crossings is the same as at traffic lights.

Highway code rule: 199.

#19: Emergency Refuge Areas on motorways are designed to be used

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Emergency refuge areas have been built for use in cases of emergency or breakdown.

Highway code rule: 269.

#20: You are driving on a one-way street and wish to overtake a vehicle ahead. You may pass:

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Traffic could pass on either side.

Highway code rule: 143.

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Check How Well You’ve Learned the Highway Code

Car theory mock tests help you learn the essential parts of the Highway Code. Make sure you have a good understanding of the most common rules in the U.K. Highway Code before you start taking any of our practice tests.

This test has 20 questions. You will see correct answers at the end of the test.

Structured Learning Instead of Just Memorising

If you are unsure of an answer, make a note or review the corresponding section in the Highway Code. Structured learning instead of just memorising phrases will help you a lot. If you make notes, you should also try to write down facts with your own words.

How Many Questions are on the real Car Theory Test?

A DVSA theory test for car drivers has 50 multiple choice questions. With each question you will see a list of potential answers. Select the correct answer from the list. To pass the examination you must correctly answer 43 out of the 50 questions.

All questions are based on the information in the Highway Code. Many of the rules are legal requirements – if you disobey them you are committing an offence. These rules are identified using the words ‘MUST/MUST NOT’. Pay special attention to these rules.

For other safe driving practices, the words ‘SHOULD/SHOULD NOT’. You should, of course, follow these rules too.

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