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 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: When a pedestrian is taking time to cross the road, you should:

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Be courteous and allow pedestrians plenty of time to cross. Do not harass them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rule: 194.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: Front fog lights may be used ONLY if:

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You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves.

Highway code rules: 226, 236.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: Traffic on a motorway is suddenly braking sharply because of an incident. You warn traffic behind you by turning on hazard warning lights. How long should you keep them on for?

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Hazard warning lights may be used when you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them for long enough to ensure that your warning has been observed.

Highway code rule: 116.

#20: 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.

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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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