Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: You approach a bus signalling to move off from a bus stop. In this situation you should

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Give priority when you can do so safely. Watch for people getting off and crossing the road.

Highway code rule: 223.

#2: 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.

#3: A driver is carrying two 13 year old children and their parents in his car. Who is responsible for making sure that the children wear seat belts?

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A child over 1.35 metres in height or 12 or 13 years must wear a seat belt. The driver is responsible for making sure they wear their seat belts.

Highway code rules: 99, 100.

#4: You are driving fast on a slippery road. Your vehicle starts to skid, you should:

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If skidding occurs, remove the cause by easing off the accelerator.

Stay off the brake. Until the vehicle slows, your brakes could cause you to skid more. Turn the steering wheel in the direction you want the vehicle to go (into the skid). Continue to correct your steering until the vehicle is moving down the road under your control.

Highway code rule: 119.

#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: 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.

#7: 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.

#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: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: In which of these situations should you use your horn?

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Use your horn only while your vehicle is moving and it is necessary to warn other road users of your presence.

Highway code rule: 112.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: You are on a motorway. There are red flashing lights above the central reservation. In this situation you must:

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Signals situated on the central reservation apply to all lanes. If red lights flash on a signal in the central reservation or at the side of the road, you MUST NOT go beyond the signal in any lane.

Highway code rules: 256, 258.

#15: 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.

#16: You are following a motorcyclist on an uneven road. You should:

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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. Give them plenty of room and pay particular attention to any sudden change of direction they may have to make.

Highway code rule: 213.

#17: 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.

#18: When should you turn on your headlights during the day?

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When you cannot see others clearly you should turn on your headlights. Remember, you MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet).

Highway code rules: 113, 226.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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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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