Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: You are at a road junction, turning into a minor road. There are pedestrians crossing the minor road. What should you do?

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When turning at road junctions, you should give way to pedestrians who are already crossing the road into which you are turning.

Highway code rule: 206.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: Front fog lights should be used:

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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.

#5: If traffic lights are not working, you should proceed as if the junction is:

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If the traffic lights are not working, treat the situation as you would an unmarked junction and proceed with great care.

Traffic lights not working means that the traffic lights do not light up. An unmarked junction does not have any give way or stop signs and will have no junction lines. In general, no one has priority in this type of junction.

Highway code rule: 176.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: A bus has stopped at a bus stop ahead of you. If the driver turns on the right-hand indicator, you should

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Give priority when you can do so safely. Watch for people getting off and crossing the road.

Highway code rule: 223.

#9: What is the main cause of brake fade?

Brake fade is usually caused by a build-up of heat in the braking surfaces. It occurs most often during high performance driving or when going down a long, steep hill. It is more prevalent in drum brakes. Disc brakes are more resistant to brake fade.

Highway code rule: 117.

#10: You are towing a small caravan in a built-up area. Unless otherwise posted, you must not exceed:

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This is a National Speed Limit sign. National speed limits for cars towing caravans or trailers are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 50 mph (80 km/h) on single carriageways, and 60 mph (96 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 124, 125.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: For an immediate left turn in a roundabout with multiple lanes, you should:

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When taking the first exit to the left, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise, you should signal left and approach in the left-hand lane. Keep to the left on the roundabout and continue signalling left to leave.

Highway code rule: 186.

#14: 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.

#15: Where would you expect to see these markers?

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These vertical markings are required to be fitted to builders' skips placed in the road, commercial vehicles or combinations longer than 13 metres. They are optional on combinations between 11 and 13 metres.

Highway code rule: 284.

#16: When should you increase the gap between your vehicle and the one in front to more than two seconds?

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Large vehicles can block your view. Your ability to see and to plan ahead will be improved if you pull back to increase your separation distance.

If you are following too close, be aware that the driver may not be able to see you in the mirrors.

Pulling back is a good idea to both see and be seen.

Highway code rules: 126, 222.

#17: 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.

#18: What does this sign mean?

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

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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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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