Mock Test #4 – Car Theory Questions

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Theory Questions

#1: You must be especially cautious when going past this stationary bus. Why is this?

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Watch for people getting off and crossing the road. A stationary bus at a bus stop can hide pedestrians just in front of it. Adjust your speed so you can stop safely if you need to.

You should also be ready to give way if the bus suddenly moves off. Always give priority to buses when you can do so safely,

Highway code rule: 223.

#2: If you need to change lane, you should:

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Blind spots are areas around your vehicle your mirror does not cover.

Before taking off, making lane changes or turns, quickly turn your head to look for hidden pedestrians or vehicles. Avoid driving in other drivers' blind spots.

Highway code rule: 133.

#3: 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.

#4: You are driving along this road. The driver on the left is reversing from a driveway. You should

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When it is necessary to warn other road users of your presence, you should sound your horn and/or flash your headlights.

Highway code rules: 112, 201.

#5: Where could you expect to see a contraflow bus and cycle lane?

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Buses and/or cycles may have a contraflow lane on one-way streets.

Highway code rule: 143.

#6: Before driving through a tunnel it is a good idea to do what?

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A tunnel means limited visibility. At night or in poor visibility, do not use tinted glasses, lenses or visors if they restrict your vision.

Highway code rule: 94.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: Traffic signs telling you what you must do are generally which shape?

 
 
 
 
Blue circles generally give a mandatory instruction and red rings or circles tell you what you must not do.

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

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The upside down triangle shape is exclusively used for Give Way signs.

#11: You approach a junction controlled by traffic lights. There is a marked area between two stop lines. What is this area for?

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Some signal-controlled junctions have advanced stop lines to allow cycles to be positioned ahead of other traffic.

Motorists, including motorcyclists, must stop at the first white line reached if the lights are amber or red and should avoid blocking the way or encroaching on the marked area at other times, e.g. if the junction ahead is blocked.

Highway code rule: 178.

#12: This cycle lane is marked by a broken white line. This marking tells you that

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Do not drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a broken white line unless it is unavoidable.

Highway code rule: 140.

#13: What should you do when overtaking a motorcyclist in strong winds?

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When passing motorcyclists and cyclists, give them plenty of room

Highway code rules: 212, 163.

#14: 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.

#15: After a breakdown you need to re-join the main carriageway of a motorway from the hard shoulder. What should you do?

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When re-joining the carriageway after a breakdown, build up speed on the hard shoulder. Watch for a safe gap in the traffic before you move out onto the carriageway.

Highway code rule: 276.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: You are towing a caravan along a motorway. The caravan begins to swerve from side to side. What is the best thing to do?

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Ease off the accelerator and reduce speed gently to regain control. Braking or steering heavily can make matters worse.

To avoid swerving or snaking, you should properly distribute the weight in your caravan or trailer with heavy items mainly over the axle(s).

Highway code rule: 98.

#19: 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.

#20: What is a suitable restraint system for a child under the age of one year?

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Small children should ride in a rear seat in child safety seats approved for their age and size. Rear-facing infant carriers are the safest way to transport an infant and should be used until the child no longer meets the height or weight limit of the particular seat.

A rear-facing baby seat must not be fitted into a seat protected by an active frontal airbag, as in a crash it can cause serious injury or death to the child.

Highway code rule: 101.

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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.

Quizagogo.com 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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