Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: You are driving on a narrow and busy road. You wish to overtake a long, slow-moving vehicle ahead. What should you do?

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Do not follow other vehicles too closely. Keeping well back gives you a better view of the road ahead. Make sure that you have enough room to complete your overtaking manoeuvre before committing yourself.

Highway code rule: 164.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: Why is coasting for too long dangerous?

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Coasting can reduce driver control because
  • engine braking is eliminated
  • vehicle speed downhill will increase quickly
  • increased use of the footbrake can reduce its effectiveness
  • steering response will be affected, particularly on bends and corners
  • it may be more difficult to select the appropriate gear when needed.


Highway code rule: 122.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#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: 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.

#12: Front fog lights should be used:

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You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves.

Highway code rules: 226, 236.

#13: 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.

#14: If your car starts to skid, which is the most common cause?

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Skidding is usually caused by the driver braking, accelerating or steering too harshly or driving too fast for the road conditions. A road that is normally safe can become dangerous when it is slippery. Slow down to a speed at which you can control the car.

Highway code rule: 119.

#15: Where would you expect to see these markers?

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These vertical markings are required to be fitted to builders' skips placed in the road, commercial vehicles or combinations longer than 13 metres. They are optional on combinations between 11 and 13 metres.

Highway code rule: 284.

#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: 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.

#18: You are driving at normal speed on a wet road. What should you do if your car starts to skid?

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If skidding occurs, remove the cause by easing off the accelerator.

Stay off the brake. Until the vehicle slows, your brakes could cause you to skid more. Turn the steering wheel in the direction you want the vehicle to go (into the skid). Continue to correct your steering until the vehicle is moving down the road under your control.

Highway code rule: 119.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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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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