Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: It has been more than two years since you passed your first driving test. Under the penalty point system you will be disqualified if you within three years accumulate:

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A driver or motorcyclist who accumulates 12 or more penalty points within a 3-year period MUST be disqualified. This will be for a minimum period of 6 months, or longer if the driver or motorcyclist has previously been disqualified.

For every offence which carries penalty points the court has a discretionary power to order the licence holder to be disqualified. This may be for any period the court thinks fit, but will usually be between a week and a few months.

Special rules apply for a period of two years from the date of passing the first driving test.

#2: 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.

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

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

#4: You are following a cyclist. You wish to turn left just ahead. You should:

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Do not overtake just before you turn left and watch out for traffic coming up on your left before you make the turn.

Highway code rules: 182, 212.

#5: Why can it be dangerous to wave people across at pedestrian crossings?

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Do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across - this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching.

Be ready to slow down or stop to let pedestrians cross. You must give way when a pedestrian has moved onto a crossing.

Highway code rule: 195.

#6: When may you use hazard warning lights when driving?

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Hazard warning lights may be used when your vehicle is stationary and temporarily obstructing traffic. You may also use them when you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead.

Highway code rule: 116.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: A police officer in a patrol vehicle is approaching from behind. If the officer wants you to stop, how will he normally attract your attention?

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The police will normally attract your attention by flashing blue lights, headlights or sounding their siren or horn. The officer will then direct you to pull over to the side by pointing or using the left indicator.

Highway code rule: 106.

#10: 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.

#11: Which sign tells you to anticipate some adverse effects caused by wind?

 
 
 
 
The side winds sign is used where vehicles are suddenly exposed to risk from strong winds. Such locations may include exposed bridges or places where vehicles emerge from cuttings in areas which are particularly prone to high winds.

#12: This signal appears overhead on the motorway. What does it mean?

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Leave motorway at next exit.

Amber flashing lights may indicate a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or a message such as Fog.

Highway code rule: 257.

#13: You are driving on a wet road. Your steering suddenly feels very light. It tells you that:

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If the steering becomes unresponsive, it probably means that water is preventing the tyres from gripping the road. Ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually.

Highway code rule: 227.

#14: Unless road signs or markings indicate otherwise, which vehicle is the best position for a left turn?

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Unless road signs or markings indicate otherwise, you should use
  • the left-hand lane when going left
  • the right-hand lane when going right
  • the most appropriate lane when going straight ahead.


Highway code rule: 143.

#15: This sign means:

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This sign means no vehicles - except pedal cycles being pushed by hand.

#16: 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.

#17: Visibility is considered to be seriously reduced when you cannot see for more than:

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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).

Highway code rule: 226.

#18: You are approaching a mini-roundabout. A long vehicle in front is positioned over to the right but signalling left. What is the best thing to do in this situation?

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Give plenty of room to long vehicles (including those towing trailers). These might have to swing wide because of their length. Watch out for their signals!

Highway code rule: 187.

#19: What is the national speed limit on motorways for cars and motorcycles?

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National speed limits for cars and motorcycles are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 60 mph (96 km/h) on single carriageways, and 70 mph (112 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 261, 124, 125.

#20: 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.

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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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