Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: 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.

#2: You approach a junction. There is a motorcyclist ahead of you. You are unsure what the rider is going to do. You should:

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When passing motorcyclists and cyclists, give them plenty of room

Highway code rules: 212, 163.

#3: 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.

#4: If your doctor tells you to stop driving because of your medical condition, you must:

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You must tell DVLA/DVA if you have a driving licence and you develop a notifiable medical condition or disability, or a condition or disability has got worse since you got your licence.

When you are advised by your doctor to stop you will need to tell the licensing agency and send them your licence.

Highway code rules: 90, 96.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: You are approaching a zebra crossing where pedestrians are waiting. What should you do?

As you approach a zebra crossing, look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross. Do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across - this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching.

Highway code rule: 196.

#9: 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.

#10: If your vehicle breaks down, you should always try to:

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Get your vehicle off the road if possible. Warn other traffic by using your hazard warning lights if your vehicle is causing an obstruction. Do not stand (or let anybody else stand) between your vehicle and oncoming traffic.

Highway code rules: 274, 275.

#11: Compared to a passenger car, what is true about a large vehicle?

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Large vehicles need a greater distance to stop.

It is no true that they have smaller blind spots, are easier to pass, or need less room to turn.

Highway code rules: 126, 221.

#12: 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.

#13: During periods of illness your ability to drive may be impaired. You must always:

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Always make sure that you are fit to drive.

You must not drive under the influence of drugs or medicine. Check the instructions or ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Highway code rules: 90, 96.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: Anti-lock brakes prevent the wheels locking and assist you with:

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Anti-lock brakes are designed to help drivers maintain some steering ability and avoid skidding while braking. In an emergency you must brake immediately without locking your wheels.

Highway code rule: 120.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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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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