Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: 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.

#2: You have just passed this hazard. Why should you test your brakes?

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Going through water will affect your brakes. You should dry them by applying light brake pressure at low speed. Proceed at normal speeds when you are sure your brakes are working properly.

A Try your brakes sign is often installed on the exit side of a ford. The Ford sign is used at all fords, even those which dry up in summer.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#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: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: What is the national speed limit for cars and motorcycles on a dual carriageway?

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National speed limits for cars and motorcycles are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 60 mph (96 km/h) on single carriageways, and 70 mph (112 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 124, 125.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: Why should you slow down when you approach this level crossing?

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Driving at speeds too fast for the road and traffic conditions is dangerous. You should always reduce your speed when:
  • The road layout or condition presents hazards, such as bends.
  • Sharing the road with pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders, particularly children, and motorcyclists.
  • Weather conditions make it safer to do so.
  • Driving at night as it is more difficult to see other road users.


Highway code rule: 125.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: You arrive at the scene of a motorcycle crash where the rider is unconscious and lying in the middle of the road. What is the FIRST thing you should do?

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Further collisions and fire are the main dangers following a crash. In this situation, the motorcyclist is in an extremely vulnerable position. If possible, you should warn approaching vehicles.

Turn on the hazard warning lights and use warning devices where appropriate.

Highway code rule: 283.

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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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