Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: Which type of light-controlled crossings are designed for horse riders?

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Equestrian crossings (or Pegasus crossings) are for horse riders. They have pavement barriers, wider crossing spaces, horse and rider figures in the light panels and either two sets of controls (one higher), or just one higher control panel.

Highway code rule: 27.

#2: 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.

#3: When following a lorry like this, you should keep well back from it to

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Your ability to see and to plan ahead will be improved if you pull back to increase your separation distance. Keeping well back also allows the driver of the lorry to see you in his mirrors.

Highway code rule: 222.

#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: 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.

#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 driving on a dual carriageway with three lanes. The right-hand lane can be used for

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On a three-lane dual carriageway, you may use the middle lane or the right-hand lane to overtake but return to the middle and then the left-hand lane when it is safe.

Highway code rule: 138.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: Before fitting a rear-facing baby seat into a front seat, you must make sure that:

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A rear-facing baby seat must not be fitted into a seat protected by an active frontal airbag, as in a crash it can cause serious injury or death to the child.

Highway code rule: 101.

#13: 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.

#14: When you are driving on a well-lit motorway at night you should use your headlights:

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Always use headlights when driving on motorways at night.

Highway code rules: 113, 115.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: All of the following may use motorways, except:

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Motorways MUST NOT be used by:
  • pedestrians
  • holders of provisional motorcycle or car licences
  • riders of motorcycles under 50 cc
  • cyclists
  • horse riders
  • certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special permission)
  • agricultural vehicles
  • powered wheelchairs/powered mobility scooters.


Highway code rule: 253.

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Online Learning for the DVSA Car Test

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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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