Mock Test #3 – Study for the DVSA Car Test

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Test Questions

#1: You intend to turn left into a side road ahead. A pedestrian starts to cross the side road. What should you do?

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Watch out for pedestrians crossing a road into which you are turning. If they have started to cross they have priority, so give way.

Highway code rule: 170.

#2: 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.

#3: You are driving a vehicle fitted with anti-lock brakes. This feature allows you to:

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Anti-lock brakes are designed to help drivers maintain some steering ability and avoid skidding while braking.

Highway code rule: 120.

#4: How should you overtake horse riders?

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When passing animals, drive slowly. Be particularly careful of horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles especially when overtaking. Always pass wide and slowly.

Highway code rule: 215.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: You are on a motorway. In which situation may you stop on the hard shoulder?

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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: 270, 277.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: There has been an engine fire at an accident scene. Someone’s hands and arms have been burnt. You should do the following, except:

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You should not try to remove anything that is sticking to the burn. This could cause infection to the wound.

if possible, you should try to cool the burn for at least 10 minutes with plenty of clean, cold (not ice) water or other non-toxic liquid. Early cooling reduces burn depth and pain.

Highway code rule: 283.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: Visibility is considered to be seriously reduced when you cannot see for more than:

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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).

Highway code rule: 226.

#18: For an immediate left turn in a roundabout with multiple lanes, you should:

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When taking the first exit to the left, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise, you should signal left and approach in the left-hand lane. Keep to the left on the roundabout and continue signalling left to leave.

Highway code rule: 186.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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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.

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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.