Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: You are on a three-lane motorway. The left-hand lane is for use by:

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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.

#4: 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.

#5: Overloading your vehicle can seriously affect

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You MUST NOT overload your vehicle or trailer. The heavier the load, the more difficult it is to control the vehicle.

Highway code rule: 98.

#6: 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.

#7: If the rear of your vehicle starts to skid left, you should

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Steer into the skid. If the rear of the vehicle skids to the left, steer immediately to the left to recover.

Highway code rule: 119.

#8: 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.

#9: True or false? When you reach a pelican crossing where the amber light is flashing, you must stop even if the crossing is clear.

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If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rule: 196.

#10: You think the driver of the vehicle in front has forgotten to cancel their right indicator. What should you do?

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Stay behind. The indicator may not have been cancelled or the driver may turn. Proceed only when you are satisfied that it is safe.

Highway code rule: 104.

#11: 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.

#12: You have a mobile phone. Which of the following is a responsible way of using it while driving?

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It is safer not to use any telephone while you are driving or riding. Find a safe place to stop first or use the voicemail facility and listen to messages later.

Highway code rule: 149.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: You are turning left into a side road. Pedestrians are crossing the road near the junction. In this situation, you must:

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When turning at road junctions, you should give way to pedestrians who are already crossing the road into which you are turning.

Highway code rule: 206.

#16: You are on a fast, open road in good conditions. For safety, the distance between you and the vehicle in front should be at least:

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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.

Remember, the two-second rule is for good conditions. The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads.

Highway code rule: 126.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: You are driving on a well-lit motorway at night. You must:

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Always use headlights when driving on motorways at night.

Highway code rules: 113, 115.

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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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