Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: It is late at night and you are about to drive home. You are tired and have a severe headache. What should you do?

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Make sure that you are fit to drive. Any pain you feel will distract you. Never drive when you feel drowsy. Wait until you are fit and well before driving.

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: A good rule of thumb for calculating safe distance between you and the car ahead is the:

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Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. Allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front on roads carrying faster-moving traffic and in tunnels where visibility is reduced. This is known as the two-second rule.

The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads.

Highway code rule: 126.

#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: 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.

#9: On the motorway, the hard shoulder could be used:

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You may only stop in an emergency or breakdown.

Do not stop on the hard shoulder to either make or receive mobile phone calls.

Highway code rules: 269, 270.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: You have broken down on a motorway. In which direction should you walk to find the nearest emergency telephone?

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You should follow the arrows on the posts at the back of the hard shoulder. Always walk on your side of the carriageway.

Highway code rule: 275.

#16: 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.

#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: 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.

#19: What does this sign mean?

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The slow-moving vehicles signs are intended for use on roads where the gradient is such as to have an adverse effect on the speed of heavy commercial vehicles, thereby causing a potential hazard to other vehicles in the same lane.

Distance over which slow-moving vehicles hazard extends is shown on a plate below the sign.

#20: 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.

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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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