Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: Using a hands-free device to make a phone call while driving:

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Never use a hand-held microphone when driving. Using hands-free equipment is also likely to distract your attention from the road.

Highway code rule: 149.

#2: How should you overtake horse riders?

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When passing animals, drive slowly. Be particularly careful of horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles especially when overtaking. Always pass wide and slowly.

Highway code rule: 215.

#3: This cycle lane is marked by a solid white line. During its period of operation:

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You MUST NOT drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line during its times of operation.

Highway code rule: 140.

#4: Who has priority when a vehicle joins the motorway?

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When you join the motorway you will normally approach it from a road on the left (a slip road) or from an adjoining motorway. You should give priority to traffic already on the motorway.

Highway code rule: 259.

#5: Your eyesight becomes very poor. Your optician says they cannot help you. In this situation you must:

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If you cannot meet the eyesight requirements you must tell DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland).

You must be able to read a vehicle number plate, in good daylight, from a distance of 20 metres (or 20.5 metres where the old style number plate is used). If you need to wear glasses (or contact lenses) to do this, you must wear them at all times.

Highway code rule: 92.

#6: You are driving at normal speed on a wet road. What should you do if your car starts to skid?

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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.

#7: Which of the following are you required to report to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)?

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You must tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency if you have had, develop, or experience a change to a medical condition that affects your ability to drive safely.

Highway code rules: 90, 96.

#8: When a traffic signal is showing a steady amber light:

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An amber light means stop at the stop line. You may go on only if the amber appears after you have crossed the stop line or are so close to it that to pull up might cause an accident.

Highway code rules: 175, 176, 109.

#9: Hills can affect the performance of your vehicle. Which applies when driving up steep hills?

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Your engine will need more power going up the hill. To maintain speed, you should select a lower gear when approaching a steep hill.

Highway code rule: 139.

#10: A large vehicle pulls out in front of you at a junction. What should you do?

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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.

#11: You go to a social event and know that you need to drive a few hours later. What is the best precaution to take?

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The best solution is not to drink at all when planning to drive because any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely.

Highway code rule: 95.

#12: Before fitting a rear-facing baby seat into a front seat, you must make sure that:

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A rear-facing baby seat must not be fitted into a seat protected by an active frontal airbag, as in a crash it can cause serious injury or death to the child.

Highway code rule: 101.

#13: There has been an engine fire at an accident scene. Someone’s hands and arms have been burnt. You should do the following, except:

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You should not try to remove anything that is sticking to the burn. This could cause infection to the wound.

if possible, you should try to cool the burn for at least 10 minutes with plenty of clean, cold (not ice) water or other non-toxic liquid. Early cooling reduces burn depth and pain.

Highway code rule: 283.

#14: If your car starts to skid, which is the most common cause?

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Skidding is usually caused by the driver braking, accelerating or steering too harshly or driving too fast for the road conditions. A road that is normally safe can become dangerous when it is slippery. Slow down to a speed at which you can control the car.

Highway code rule: 119.

#15: A driver who approaches a pelican crossing when the amber light is flashing must always:

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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.

#16: What does this sign mean?

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The one-way traffic sign requires vehicles to proceed in one direction only.

#17: You have been taking medicine for just a few days. You are not sure how the medicine will affect your driving. What is the best thing to do?

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You must not drive under the influence of drugs or medicine.

Check the instructions or ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Using illegal drugs is highly dangerous. Never take them if you intend to drive - the effects are unpredictable, but can be even more severe than alcohol and may result in fatal or serious road crashes.

Highway code rule: 96.

#18: While driving, this warning light shows your dashboard. What does it mean?

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Make sure that you understand the meaning of all warning displays on the vehicle instrument panel. The side view of a headlight with a series of horizontal lines indicate full beams.

#19: All of the following may use motorways, except:

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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.

#20: All of the following are likely to make you lose concentration while driving. Which is also prohibited by law?

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You MUST NOT use a hand-held mobile phone, or similar device, when driving or when supervising a learner driver, except to call 999 or 112 in a genuine emergency when it is unsafe or impractical to stop.

Remember, you MUST exercise proper control of your vehicle at all times. Avoid distractions such as trying to read maps, inserting CD or tuning a radio, and eating and drinking.

Highway code rules: 149, 148.

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Online Learning for the DVSA Car Test

Continue with this third FREE mock theory test. It has 20 questions and you will see correct answers at the end of the test.

You can take all our mock tests as many times as you need – until you are 100% ready! The test works on your phone, tablet, or computer. You can easily study at home, school, at the library, on the beach, or any place where you have some time to spare.

Each test has random questions from a larger bank of test questions, which means that each test will be slightly different.

Reaching the Perfect Score

If you reach the perfect score of 100% on more than one car test, you are most likely ready for the real thing. But don’t just memorise mock questions and answers. You are more likely to retain facts you truly understand or have studied thoroughly, rather than phrases you have just tried to memorise.

Are These the Real Questions?

DVSA has a bank of more than 1,000 driving car test questions and since they no longer publish the complete set, there is no way of knowing exactly which ones you will get when you take your real test.

Our mock questions are, however, very similar, or even identical, to the actual car theory test.

It is a good idea to always have the Highway Code handy. Read up on mistakes and try to understand why you missed a question. Did you misunderstand the question or answer? Did you read too fast? Or did you simply not know the answer?

Remember, structured learning instead of just memorising is an important key to success.