Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: At this crossing, a road hazard is caused by:

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Both cars are parked within the area marked with zigzag lines. You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines.

Highway code rule: 191.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: You must always stop when signalled to do so by which of the following?

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You must always stop when signalled to do so by a police or traffic officer, traffic warden, school crossing patrol.

Highway code rule: 105.

#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: Active Traffic Management (ATM) is effect on a motorway and a mandatory speed limit is displayed above the hard shoulder. What does this mean?

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In areas where an Active Traffic Management (ATM) Scheme is in force, the hard shoulder may be used as a running lane. You will know when you can use this because a speed limit sign will be shown above all open lanes, including the hard shoulder.

Highway code rule: 269.

#7: You are slowing down before a zebra crossing where pedestrians are waiting. What can you do to emphasise or reinforce your intention safely?

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Signals warn and inform other road users, including pedestrians of your intended actions. Use them to advise other road users before changing course or direction, stopping or moving off.

Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal lights if necessary.

Highway code rule: 103.

#8: On a dual carriageway where the speed limit exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h) powered vehicles used by disabled people MUST have:

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On a dual carriageway where the speed limit exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h) powered vehicles used by disabled people must have a flashing amber beacon.

Highway code rules: 220, 46.

#9: The traffic ahead of you is slowing. You should:

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When traffic slows you should reduce the distance between you and the vehicle ahead to maintain traffic flow. Never get so close to the vehicle in front that you cannot stop safely. You should also leave enough space to be able to manoeuvre if the vehicle in front breaks down or an emergency vehicle needs to get past.

Highway code rule: 151.

#10: What is a common effect of alcohol?

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Alcohol reduces all of the important skills you need to drive safely, even if you are below the legal limit. Alcohol affects judgement of speed, distance and risk. It reduces co-ordination and slows down reactions. It also gives a false sense of confidence.

Highway code rule: 95.

#11: You approach a bus signalling to move off from a bus stop. In this situation you should

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Give priority when you can do so safely. Watch for people getting off and crossing the road.

Highway code rule: 223.

#12: 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.

#13: You are on a single-track road. A driver behind wants to overtake. What is the best thing to do?

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If the driver behind wants to overtake, pull into a passing place on your left.

Highway code rule: 155.

#14: If local weather forecast warns of icy or snowy weather, you should:

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In winter check the local weather forecast for warnings of icy or snowy weather. DO NOT drive in these conditions unless your journey is essential. If it is, take great care and allow more time for your journey.

Highway code rule: 228.

#15: At traffic lights, amber and red means:

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Red and amber mean stop. Do not pass through or start until the green light shows.

Highway code rules: 175, 176, 109.

#16: Where would you find these road marking?

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Mini-roundabout.

Approach these in the same way as normal roundabouts. All vehicles MUST pass round the central markings except large vehicles which are physically incapable of doing so.

Highway code rule: 188.

#17: For which of these should you use hazard warning lights?

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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.

#18: Why should you avoid driving in neutral or with the clutch pressed down for too long?

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Coasting can reduce driver control because
  • engine braking is eliminated
  • vehicle speed downhill will increase quickly
  • increased use of the footbrake can reduce its effectiveness
  • steering response will be affected, particularly on bends and corners
  • it may be more difficult to select the appropriate gear when needed.


Highway code rule: 122.

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

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

Highway code rules: 114,115.

#20: A driver in front is giving this arm signal. It tells you that he or she is:

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For a left turn, extend the right hand at shoulder level, palm facing forward, and rotate it in an anti-clockwise direction. Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal lights if necessary.

Highway code rule: 103.

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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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