Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: 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.

#2: If you need to change lane, it is important to:

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Blind spots are areas around your vehicle your mirror does not cover.

Before taking off, making lane changes or turns, quickly turn your head to look for hidden pedestrians or vehicles. Avoid driving in other drivers' blind spots.

Highway code rule: 133.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: When you have entered a roundabout and are going straight ahead you should:

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Signal left after you have passed the exit before the one you want.

Highway code rule: 186.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: When planning a journey it is a good idea to avoid busy times? Why is this?

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Before setting off, you should ensure that you have planned your route and allowed sufficient time. By avoiding busy times you are not adding to traffic congestion. You will also use less fuel and have a less stressful journey.

Highway code rule: 97.

#11: 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.

#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: You are driving on a one-way street and wish to overtake a vehicle ahead. You may pass:

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Traffic could pass on either side.

Highway code rule: 143.

#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: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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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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