Mock Test #2 – Highway Code Knowledge

Driver's Mock Test #2 - Highway Code Knowledge

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: A driver approaches from behind. The driver is using his horn aggressively. What should you do?

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Do not make the situation worse. Try to be understanding if other road users cause problems. Do not allow yourself to become agitated or involved if someone is behaving badly on the road.

Highway code rules: 147, 112.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#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: 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.

#9: You intend to turn left into a minor road ahead. On the approach you should:

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Keep as close to the left as is safe and practicable. Give way to any vehicles using a bus lane, cycle lane or tramway from either direction.

Highway code rule: 183.

#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: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: You are driving fast on a slippery road. Your vehicle starts to skid, you should:

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If skidding occurs, remove the cause by easing off the accelerator.

Stay off the brake. Until the vehicle slows, your brakes could cause you to skid more. Turn the steering wheel in the direction you want the vehicle to go (into the skid). Continue to correct your steering until the vehicle is moving down the road under your control.

Highway code rule: 119.

#16: You are on a fast, open road in good conditions. For safety, the distance between you and the vehicle in front should be at least:

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Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. Allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front on roads carrying faster-moving traffic and in tunnels where visibility is reduced. This is known as the two-second rule.

Remember, the two-second rule is for good conditions. The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads.

Highway code rule: 126.

#17: Overloading your vehicle can seriously affect

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You MUST NOT overload your vehicle or trailer. The heavier the load, the more difficult it is to control the vehicle.

Highway code rule: 98.

#18: 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.

#19: To back your vehicle safely:

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You should not depend only on mirrors.

Use all your mirrors. Check all around. Reverse slowly, while looking mainly through the rear window.

Highway code rule: 202.

#20: On a dual carriageway where the speed limit exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h) powered vehicles used by disabled people MUST have:

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On a dual carriageway where the speed limit exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h) powered vehicles used by disabled people must have a flashing amber beacon.

Highway code rules: 220, 46.

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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.