Mock Test #4 – Car Theory Questions

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Theory Questions

#1: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. What are blue circles used for?

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Blue circles are generally used for positive (mandatory) instructions.

They may also indicates a route for use only by particular classes of vehicle.

#2: You are on a two-lane road. There are cyclists and a sharp bend ahead. What is the best thing to do?

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Overtake only when it is safe and legal to do so. You should not get too close to the vehicle you intend to overtake.

Give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car.

Highway code rules: 163, 212, 213.

#3: The area close to a pedestrian crossing is covered by the zig-zag lines. What do they mean?

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You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines.

Highway code rule: 191.

#4: When is it dangerous to overtake another vehicle?

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DO NOT overtake if there is any doubt, or where you cannot see far enough ahead to be sure it is safe.

Highway code rules: 165, 166, 167.

#5: What does this warning sign mean?

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This sign is used in advance of open railway level crossings which have neither gates nor barriers.

#6: You are approaching a zebra crossing where pedestrians are waiting. What is the wrong thing to do in this situation?

Do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across - this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching. Be ready to slow down or stop to let pedestrians cross. You must give way when a pedestrian has moved onto a crossing. This question asked which is the wrong thing to do!

Highway code rules: 195, 196.

#7: You are turning left from a main road into a side road. People are already crossing the road into which you are turning. You should:

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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.

#8: The white line along the side of the road marks:

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Solid white lines mark the edge of the carriageway.

Highway code rule: 132.

#9: Front fog lights should ONLY be used when:

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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.

#10: You plan to reverse out of a driveway. There are children nearby. Before reversing, it is a good idea to do what?

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Look carefully before you start reversing. To be safe when there are children nearby, you should walk around your vehicle to make sure it is safe to reverse.

Highway code rule: 202.

#11: You are approaching this traffic light. You wish to turn right. What should you do?

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You may turn when the full green light shows. Give other traffic, especially cyclists, time and room to move into the correct lane.

Highway code rule: 177.

#12: 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.

#13: When joining a motorway you should do the following, except:

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You avoid driving to the end of the slip road and stop.

Use the slip road (acceleration lane) to build up speed. Check the traffic on the motorway and match your speed to fit safely into the traffic flow in the left-hand lane. Do not forget to check your blind spot.

Highway code rule: 259.

#14: You are driving on a slippery road. The rear of your vehicle starts to skid. You should ease off the accelerator and

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Turning the wheel in the direction of the skid (into the skid).

An easy way to decide what way to steer is to look where you want to go (down the road) and steer there.

Highway code rule: 119.

#15: At the scene of an accident, you believe that an injured person may be suffering from shock. What are the warning signs to look for?

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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.

#16: You are preparing to pass another vehicle when the vehicle ahead of you stops at a pedestrian crossing. What should you do?

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You MUST NOT overtake the moving vehicle nearest the crossing or the vehicle nearest the crossing which has stopped to give way to pedestrians.

Highway code rule: 191.

#17: 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.

#18: You are on a motorway. What colour are the reflective studs on the left edge of the road?

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Red studs mark the left edge of the road.

Highway code rule: 132.

#19: 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.

#20: If traffic lights aren’t working, you:

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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.



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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. has several simple tests that cover the U.K. traffic signs. They are a good supplement to the tests found on this website.

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