Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: On a road with several lanes you see these overhead signs. What do they mean?

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A red cross above your lane means that there is an obstruction ahead. Move into one of the lanes showing a green arrow. If all lanes are showing a red cross, you must stop.

Highway code rule: 258.

#2: You are driving past parked cars. You notice a bicycle wheel sticking out between them. What should you do?

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You should drive slowly and carefully on streets where there are likely to be pedestrians, cyclists and parked cars. Remember, a bicycle is more difficult to see than other vehicles.

Highway code rules: 152, 211.

#3: Why is coasting for too long dangerous?

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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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: On some roads there are features such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings. They are intended to:

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Traffic calming measures such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings are intended to slow you down.

Highway code rule: 153.

#7: What is the shape of a warning sign that tells you there is a roundabout ahead?

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There are three basic types of traffic sign: regulatory signs that tell you what to do, warnings signs that warn, and information and direction signs. Each type has a different shape. Triangles are warning signs.

#8: You plan to leave the motorway at the next exit. How should you normally position your vehicle:

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Unless signs indicate that a lane leads directly off the motorway, you will normally leave the motorway by a slip road on your left. Move into the left-hand lane well before reaching your exit.

Highway code rule: 272.

#9: 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.

#10: Unless you are preparing for a right turn, you may only enter a box junction when:

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Box junctions have criss-cross yellow lines painted on the road. You are allowed enter the box and wait when you want to turn right, and are only stopped from doing so by oncoming traffic, or by other vehicles waiting to turn right. In other situations you must not enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear.

Highway code rule: 174.

#11: When entering a tunnel, which lights should you use?

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A tunnel means limited visibility. Before entering a tunnel, switch on your dipped headlights. This will allow you to see and be seen.

Highway code rule: 226.

#12: You arrive at the scene of a motorcycle crash. The rider is injured. When should you try to remove the rider’s helmet?

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DO NOT remove a motorcyclist's helmet unless it is essential.

It may be essential if the victim is
  • unconscious
  • vomiting
  • suffering from severe head injuries.


Highway code rule: 283.

#13: 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.

#14: What is the reason for yellow criss-cross lines on the road in a junction?

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Box junctions have criss-cross yellow lines painted on the road. They tell you that you must not enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear.

Highway code rule: 174.

#15: 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.

#16: A motorcyclist overtakes you and cuts in sharply. What should you do?

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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.

#17: At the scene of an accident a casualty has an injured arm. It is bleeding but not broken. Why should you get them to keep it in a raised position?

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If a limb is bleeding but not broken, raise it above the level of the heart to reduce the flow of blood.

Highway code rule: 283.

#18: You break down on a two-way road. If you carry a warning triangle, you should place the warning triangle at least how far from your vehicle?

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Place a warning triangle on the road at least 45 metres (147 feet) behind your broken-down vehicle on the same side of the road.

Take great care when placing or retrieving them. Never use them on motorways.

Highway code rules: 274, 275.

#19: 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.

#20: Which instrument panel warning light could indicate that there is a fault within the braking system?

 
 
 
 
Make sure that you understand the meaning of all warning displays on the vehicle instrument panel. An exclamation mark in a circle could indicate that there is a fault within the braking system.

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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.

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