Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: What does a sign with this shape mean?

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The eight-sided shape is exclusively used for stop signs.

#2: 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.

#3: You want to turn right from a one-way street. How should you position yourself?

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Well before you turn right from a one-way street you should take up a position in the right-hand lane or in the space marked for traffic turning right. This will show other road users what you intend to do.

Highway code rule: 179.

#4: What does this sign mean?

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

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: You are on a motorway. Where would you find green reflective studs?

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Green studs mark the edge of the main carriageway at lay-bys and slip roads.

Highway code rule: 132.

#8: 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.

#9: This sign means:

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

#10: Car passengers must wear a seat belt or child restraint if one is available, unless they are

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Adult passengers aged 14 and over must wear a seat belt. Exemptions are allowed for the holders of medical exemption certificates.

A child over 1.35 metres in height or 12 or 13 years must also wear a seat belt. All other children must be secured in a correct child restraint.

Highway code rule: 99.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: You have pulled out to pass another vehicle on the left side of the road. An oncoming vehicle is approaching faster than expected. What should you do?

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Overtake only when it is safe. Give way to oncoming vehicles.

Highway code rule: 163.

#15: What is the reason for yellow criss-cross lines on the road in a junction?

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Box junctions have criss-cross yellow lines painted on the road. They tell you that you must not enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear.

Highway code rule: 174.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: When a traffic signal is showing a steady amber light:

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An amber light means stop at the stop line. You may go on only if the amber appears after you have crossed the stop line or are so close to it that to pull up might cause an accident.

Highway code rules: 175, 176, 109.

#19: You break down on a two-way road. If you carry a warning triangle, you should place the warning triangle at least how far from your vehicle?

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Place a warning triangle on the road at least 45 metres (147 feet) behind your broken-down vehicle on the same side of the road.

Take great care when placing or retrieving them. Never use them on motorways.

Highway code rules: 274, 275.

#20: 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.

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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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