Mock Test #4 – Car Theory Questions

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Theory Questions

#1: What is the normal speed limit where you see street lights but no speed limit signs?

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The 30 mph limit usually applies to all traffic on all roads with street lighting unless signs show otherwise.

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: 124, 125.

#2: Ahead of you there is a moving vehicle with a flashing amber beacon. This indicates that the vehicle is

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Flashing amber beacons warn of a slow-moving or stationary vehicle (such as a Traffic Officer vehicle, salt spreader, snow plough or recovery vehicle) or abnormal loads, so approach with caution.

Highway code rules: 220, 225.

#3: You are about to go down a steep hill. Which of the following is a good idea if you want to control the speed of your vehicle?

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Select a lower gear before you reach a long downhill slope. This will help to control your speed. Use your brakes carefully. Avoid excess use of the brakes, which become less effective if they overheat.

Highway code rule: 160.

#4: You are travelling along a motorway. What does this sign mean?

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End of restriction.

Amber flashing lights may indicate a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or a message such as Fog. Adjust your speed and look out for the danger until you pass a signal which is not flashing or one that gives the all clear sign and you are sure it is safe to increase your speed.

Highway code rule: 257.

#5: You are following a large vehicle. The driver signals to turn left into a narrow road. What should you do?

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DO NOT overtake when approaching or at a road junction on either side of the road.

Highway code rules: 165, 166, 167.

#6: You approach this police officer from behind. What does the signal mean?

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This signal is used to beckon traffic on.

You must obey signals given by police officers, traffic officers, traffic wardens, and signs used by school crossing patrols.

You can download the pdf version of Signals by Authorised Persons here

Highway code rule: 105.

#7: You see double white lines on the road. The line nearest to you is solid. What does it mean?

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Double white lines where the line nearest you is solid. This means you must not cross or straddle it unless it is safe and you need to enter adjoining premises or a side road.

You may cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.

Highway code rule: 129.

#8: You have driven through deep water. What is the first thing you should do?

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Test your brakes at the first safe opportunity by pushing gently on the brake pedal to make sure that they work. If they are not fully effective, gently apply light pressure while driving slowly. This will help to dry them out.

Highway code rule: 121.

#9: When are passengers allowed to ride in a caravan that is being towed?

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Never carry passengers in the caravan when it is being towed.

Highway code rule: 98.

#10: You have broken down on a motorway. When you use the emergency telephone you will be asked for:

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Give full details to the Highways Agency or the police. Be prepared to state:
  • Nature of problem
  • Your name
  • Vehicle details
  • If applicable, membership number of motoring organisation.
Also inform them if you are a vulnerable motorist such as disabled, older or travelling alone.

Highway code rule: 275.

#11: A vehicle comes up quickly behind you, flashing its headlights. What should you do?

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Never assume that flashing headlights is a signal inviting you to proceed. Allow the vehicle to overtake.

Highway code rule: 111.

#12: This arm signal means that the driver in front intends to:

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For slowing down, extend the right hand at shoulder level with palm facing downward, and wave it downwards and upwards.

Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal lights if necessary.

Highway code rule: 103.

#13: A white arrow is painted on this road. What does it mean?

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A white arrow may be painted on the road as a reminder to keep left of areas of white diagonal stripes or chevrons ahead. This type of arrow may also mark the route that high vehicles should take under a low bridge.

Highway code rule: 130.

#14: There is a tanker ahead. Which sign shows that it is carrying dangerous goods?

 
 
 
 
Certain tank vehicles carrying dangerous goods must display hazard information panels. The panel illustrated is for flammable liquid.

Highway code rule: 284.

#15: You are driving along a wet road. How can you tell if your tyres are losing traction?

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As your tyres lose traction, you will also lose the ability to steer. To recover some traction and regain steering control, you must slow down. Take your foot off the accelerator.

Highway code rules: 119, 120, 227.

#16: You arrive at the scene of a motorcycle crash where the rider is unconscious and lying in the middle of the road. What is the FIRST thing you should do?

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Further collisions and fire are the main dangers following a crash. In this situation, the motorcyclist is in an extremely vulnerable position. If possible, you should warn approaching vehicles.

Turn on the hazard warning lights and use warning devices where appropriate.

Highway code rule: 283.

#17: In snowy or icy weather you should:

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In winter check the local weather forecast for warnings of icy or snowy weather. DO NOT drive in these conditions unless your journey is essential. If it is, take great care and allow more time for your journey.

Highway code rule: 228.

#18: If you have stopped at a traffic incident to give help, you should:

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Shock is a life threatening condition. The most common cause of shock is blood loss. Some of the symptoms include
  • Pale face
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Fast, shallow breathing
  • Rapid, weak pulse
Try to make them warm and as comfortable as you can. Protect them from rain or snow, but avoid unnecessary movement. Give reassurance confidently and try not to leave them alone or let them wander into the path of other traffic. You should not give them anything to eat or drink.

Highway code rule: 283.

#19: A large vehicle is taking a long time to overtake you. What is the best action you can take?

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If a driver is trying to overtake you, maintain a steady course and speed, slowing down if necessary to let the vehicle pass. Never obstruct drivers who wish to pass.

Highway code rule: 168.

#20: You have a hand-held mobile phone. What should you do if you want to use it while driving?

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It is safer not to use any telephone while you are driving or riding. Find a safe place to stop first or use the voicemail facility and listen to messages later.

Highway code rule: 149.

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You can use our FREE theory questions to practise for the DVSA examination and for self-evaluation. Each mock test helps you determine if you are ready for the final exam or not.

Our mock tests aren’t only for newbies. They can also be used by anyone who wants to brush up their knowledge about U.K. driving rules. Several new laws have been added the last 10 years, laws that every driver must know, regardless if they have already passed the knowledge exam or not.

The first book you must study is the U.K. Highway code. Make sure you have the latest copy. You must also get the booklet ‘Know Your Traffic Signs‘. It explains all the traffic signs you should know for your exam.

Even drivers who passed their driving test some years ago should keep up to date with recently introduced signs.

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