Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: 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.

#2: You intend to turn left into a side road ahead. A pedestrian starts to cross the side road. What should you do?

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Watch out for pedestrians crossing a road into which you are turning. If they have started to cross they have priority, so give way.

Highway code rule: 170.

#3: 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.

#4: When another driver may have trouble seeing you and may cause you danger, it is a good idea to:

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When it is necessary to warn other road users of your presence, you should sound your horn and/or flash your headlights.

Highway code rule: 112.

#5: 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.

#6: When sharing the road with elderly drivers, you should be aware that they can be unable to:

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Older drivers' reactions may be slower than other drivers. Make allowance for this.

Highway code rule: 216.

#7: Which of the following is important to check before setting off on a long journey?

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You should ensure that you have sufficient fuel before commencing your journey, especially if it includes motorway driving. It can be dangerous to lose power when driving in traffic.

Highway code rule: 97.

#8: You are driving on a narrow and busy road. You wish to overtake a long, slow-moving vehicle ahead. What should you do?

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Do not follow other vehicles too closely. Keeping well back gives you a better view of the road ahead. Make sure that you have enough room to complete your overtaking manoeuvre before committing yourself.

Highway code rule: 164.

#9: When you want to overtake a cyclist, you should pass:

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Overtake only when it is safe and legal to do so. Give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car.

Highway code rules: 163, 212, 213.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: Where is it especially important to look out for motorcyclists?

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Motorcyclists and cyclist are more difficult to see than other vehicles, especially when they are coming up from behind, coming out of junctions, at roundabouts, overtaking you or filtering through traffic. Junctions are the most likely places for car/motorcycle collisions to occur.

Highway code rules: 170, 211.

#13: What does a sign with this shape mean?

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The eight-sided shape is exclusively used for stop signs.

#14: Which arm signal might you give when approaching a zebra crossing where pedestrians are waiting?

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. Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal if necessary. At zebra crossings, the use of the slowing down hand signal can be of benefit to other motorists who may not see a pedestrian or small child.

Highway code rule: 103.

#15: Which sign gives you advance warning of a double bend ahead?

 
 
 
 
Double bend first to the left. The sign is used where bends of similar severity follow in close proximity.

#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: 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.

#18: Braking distances on ice can be up to:

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When driving in icy or snowy weather you should keep well back from the road user in front as stopping distances can be ten times greater than on dry roads.

Highway code rule: 230.

#19: When you near a stopped school bus with this sign, you should:

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This is a school bus sign. Drive carefully and slowly when passing a stationary bus showing the sign as children may be getting on or off.

Highway code rule: 209.

#20: You are on a narrow country road that is only wide enough for one vehicle. What should you do if a car is coming towards you?

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Roads that are only wide enough for one vehicle may have special passing places. If you see a vehicle coming towards you pull into a passing place on your left.

Highway code rule: 155.

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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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