Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: You are slowing down before a zebra crossing where pedestrians are waiting. What can you do to emphasise or reinforce your intention safely?

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Signals warn and inform other road users, including pedestrians of your intended actions. Use them to advise other road users before changing course or direction, stopping or moving off.

Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal lights if necessary.

Highway code rule: 103.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: When you carry a child under 3 years of age in the back seat of your car:

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Correct child restraint must be used. If one is not available in a taxi, the child may travel unrestrained.

Highway code rules: 99, 100.

#12: You are on a single-track road. A driver behind wants to overtake. What is the best thing to do?

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If the driver behind wants to overtake, pull into a passing place on your left.

Highway code rule: 155.

#13: True or false? When you reach a pelican crossing where the amber light is flashing, you must stop even if the crossing is clear.

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If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rule: 196.

#14: Before turning right, it is important to:

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Wait until there is a safe gap between you and any oncoming vehicle. Watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and other road users.

Check your mirrors and blind spot again to make sure you are not being overtaken, then make the turn.

Highway code rule: 179.

#15: 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.

#16: Two cyclists approach a roundabout in the left-hand lane. In which direction should you expect the cyclists to go?

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Give plenty of room to cyclists and horse riders who may stay in the left-hand lane if they intend to continue round the roundabout. Allow them to do so.

Highway code rule: 187.

#17: 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.

#18: You must always stop when signalled to do so by which of the following?

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You must always stop when signalled to do so by a police or traffic officer, traffic warden, school crossing patrol.

Highway code rule: 105.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.



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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