Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: 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.

#2: Why should you avoid driving in neutral or with the clutch pressed down for too long?

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Coasting can reduce driver control because
  • engine braking is eliminated
  • vehicle speed downhill will increase quickly
  • increased use of the footbrake can reduce its effectiveness
  • steering response will be affected, particularly on bends and corners
  • it may be more difficult to select the appropriate gear when needed.


Highway code rule: 122.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: If your doctor tells you to stop driving because of your medical condition, you must:

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You must tell DVLA/DVA if you have a driving licence and you develop a notifiable medical condition or disability, or a condition or disability has got worse since you got your licence.

When you are advised by your doctor to stop you will need to tell the licensing agency and send them your licence.

Highway code rules: 90, 96.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: You have stopped behind this cyclist. What should you do when the traffic lights change to green?

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Allow cyclists time and space to move off when the green signal shows.

Highway code rule: 178.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: At an incident there are casualties still in vehicles. If the area is safe, you should:

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If there is no danger from approaching traffic or fire, you should not move casualties still in vehicles.

Highway code rule: 283.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: You are on a two-lane road. You need to pass an obstruction on your side of the road. In this situation you must always:

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Give way to oncoming vehicles before passing parked vehicles or other obstructions on your side of the road.

Highway code rule: 163.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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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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