Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: 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.

#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: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: Which instrument panel warning light could indicate that there is a fault within the braking system?

 
 
 
 
Make sure that you understand the meaning of all warning displays on the vehicle instrument panel. An exclamation mark in a circle could indicate that there is a fault within the braking system.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: Using a hands-free device to make a phone call while driving:

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Never use a hand-held microphone when driving. Using hands-free equipment is also likely to distract your attention from the road.

Highway code rule: 149.

#11: Drinking even a small amount of alcohol is likely to

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Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely. It affects judgement of speed, distance and risk. It reduces co-ordination and slows down reactions. It also gives a false sense of confidence.

Highway code rule: 95.

#12: You intend to tow a caravan along a motorway. How can you reduce the risk of swerving and snaking on the road?

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Towing is different from everyday driving. It requires some additional driving skills and safety precautions.

You should properly distribute the weight in your caravan or trailer with heavy items mainly over the axle(s) and ensure a downward load on the tow ball. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight and tow ball load.

Highway code rule: 98.

#13: A driver who approaches a pelican crossing when the amber light is flashing must always:

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If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rule: 196.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: You are driving past parked cars. You notice a bicycle wheel sticking out between them. What should you do?

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You should drive slowly and carefully on streets where there are likely to be pedestrians, cyclists and parked cars. Remember, a bicycle is more difficult to see than other vehicles.

Highway code rules: 152, 211.

#19: 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.

#20: Your eyesight becomes very poor. Your optician says they cannot help you. In this situation you must:

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If you cannot meet the eyesight requirements you must tell DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland).

You must be able to read a vehicle number plate, in good daylight, from a distance of 20 metres (or 20.5 metres where the old style number plate is used). If you need to wear glasses (or contact lenses) to do this, you must wear them at all times.

Highway code rule: 92.

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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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