Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: Why is it particularly important to leave plenty of room when you are overtaking a cyclist?

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Give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car. Motorcyclists and cyclists may suddenly need to avoid uneven road surfaces and obstacles such as drain covers or oily, wet or icy patches on the road.

Highway code rules: 163, 212, 213.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: If traffic lights aren’t working, you must:

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If the traffic lights are not working, treat the situation as you would an unmarked junction and proceed with great care. Traffic lights not working means that the traffic lights do not light up. An unmarked junction does not have any give way or stop signs and will have no junction lines. In general, no one has priority in this type of junction.

Highway code rule: 176.

#13: You are going down a narrow street with parked vehicles. Why is it particularly important to drive slowly and carefully?

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You should drive slowly and carefully on streets where there are likely to be pedestrians, cyclists and parked cars. Where children are likely to be present look out for children running out from between vehicles.

Highway code rule: 152.

#14: What is the best thing to do if you start to feel tired behind the wheel?

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If you feel at all sleepy, stop in a safe place. Take the next exit. Do not stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway.

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#15: 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.

#16: You are on a country road and driving at the speed limit. The driver behind is coming up close and trying to overtake. What should you do?

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If a driver is trying to overtake you, maintain a steady course and speed, slowing down if necessary to let the vehicle pass. Never obstruct drivers who wish to pass.

Highway code rule: 168.

#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: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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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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