Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: 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.

#2: You see double white lines on the road. The line nearest to you is broken. What does it mean?

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Double white lines where the line nearest to you is broken means you may cross the lines to overtake if it is safe

Highway code rule: 128.

#3: When is it dangerous to overtake another vehicle?

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DO NOT overtake when approaching or at a road junction on either side of the road.

Highway code rules: 165, 166, 167.

#4: 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.

#5: You intend to turn right into a side road. Just before turning you should check for motorcyclists who might be:

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It is often difficult to see motorcyclists and cyclists, especially when they are coming up from behind. Just before turning check for traffic overtaking on your right. Do not forget your blind spot.

Highway code rules: 211, 180.

#6: You are travelling along a motorway. Which sign indicates that the right-hand lane is closed ahead?

 
 
 
 
Right-hand lane closed. Amber flashing lights may indicate a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or a message such as Fog.

Highway code rule: 257.

#7: Before turning right, it is important to:

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Wait until there is a safe gap between you and any oncoming vehicle. Watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and other road users.

Check your mirrors and blind spot again to make sure you are not being overtaken, then make the turn.

Highway code rule: 179.

#8: 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.

#9: Where would you see this road marking?

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Traffic calming measures such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings are intended to slow you down. When you approach these features reduce your speed.

Highway code rule: 153.

#10: 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.

#11: When driving down a long steep hill your brakes may become less effective. What is the usual cause of this?

Brake fade is usually caused by a build-up of heat in the braking surfaces. It occurs most often during high performance driving or when going down a long, steep hill. It is more prevalent in drum brakes. Disc brakes are more resistant to brake fade.

Remember, do not apply the brakes continuously, as they may overheat and become less effective.

Highway code rule: 117.

#12: 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.

#13: You arrive at the scene of an accident. Someone has a severe bleeding leg wound. It is not broken and there is nothing in the wound. What should you do?

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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.

#14: What should you do as you approach this lorry?

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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.

#15: Which of the following can seriously affect your concentration?

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Your ability to drive safely depends on the ability to see clearly, not being overly tired, not driving while on drugs or under the influence of alcohol, being generally healthy, and being emotionally fit to drive. If you are taking drugs, always check the labels or talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Highway code rules: 91, 96, 148.

#16: As a provisional licence holder you must not drive a car:

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You cannot drive on the motorway with a provisional licence.

Motorways MUST NOT be used by:
  • pedestrians
  • holders of provisional motorcycle or car licences
  • riders of motorcycles under 50 cc
  • cyclists
  • horse riders
  • certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special permission)
  • agricultural vehicles
  • powered wheelchairs/powered mobility scooters.


Highway code rule: 253.

#17: You plan to overtake a large vehicle. A motorcyclist cuts in and fills the gap. You should:

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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.

#18: You are on a motorway. The left-hand edge of the motorway are marked by reflective studs. What colour are they?

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Red studs mark the left edge of the road.

Highway code rule: 132.

#19: You approach this police officer from behind. What does the signal mean?

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This signal means stop for traffic approaching from 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.

#20: 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.

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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.