Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: 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.

#2: What is a common effect of alcohol?

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Alcohol reduces all of the important skills you need to drive safely, even if you are below the legal limit. Alcohol affects judgement of speed, distance and risk. It reduces co-ordination and slows down reactions. It also gives a false sense of confidence.

Highway code rule: 95.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: When joining a motorway you should do the following, except:

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You should give priority to traffic already on the motorway. Use the slip road (acceleration lane) to build up speed. Check the traffic on the motorway and match your speed to fit safely into the traffic flow in the left-hand lane. Do not forget to check your blind spot. This question asked what you should NOT do.

Highway code rule: 259.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: You are on a three-lane motorway. The left-hand lane is for use by:

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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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: For which of these should you use hazard warning lights?

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Hazard warning lights may be used when your vehicle is stationary and temporarily obstructing traffic. You may also use them when you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead.

Highway code rule: 116.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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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.