Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: 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.

#2: Which of the following are you required to report to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)?

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You must tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency if you have had, develop, or experience a change to a medical condition that affects your ability to drive safely.

Highway code rules: 90, 96.

#3: 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.

#4: A person herding sheep signals you to stop. You should:

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If a road is blocked by a herd of animals, stop and switch off your engine until they have left the road.

Highway code rule: 214.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: On some roads there are features such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings. They are intended to:

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Traffic calming measures such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings are intended to slow you down.

Highway code rule: 153.

#9: This sign means:

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

#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: 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.

#12: Unless you are preparing for a right turn, you may only enter a box junction when:

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Box junctions have criss-cross yellow lines painted on the road. You are allowed enter the box and wait when you want to turn right, and are only stopped from doing so by oncoming traffic, or by other vehicles waiting to turn right. In other situations you must not enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear.

Highway code rule: 174.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: You go to a social event and know that you need to drive a few hours later. What is the best precaution to take?

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The best solution is not to drink at all when planning to drive because any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely.

Highway code rule: 95.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: How will a school crossing patrol signal you to stop?

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You MUST stop when a school crossing patrol shows a 'Stop for children' sign

Highway code rules: 105, 210.

#20: 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.

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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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