Mock Test #4 – Car Theory Questions

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Theory Questions

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: This sign means:

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Other danger ahead. The sign conveys no specific message on its own. It is always used together with a supplementary plate, describing the hazard.

#4: 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.

#5: You arrive at the scene of an accident. There are casualties still in vehicles. When should you attempt to move casualties?

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If there is no danger from approaching traffic or fire, you should not move casualties still in vehicles.

Highway code rule: 283.

#6: 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.

#7: Driving when you are tired greatly increases your risk of collision. To minimise this risk on a long journey you should:

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Driving when you are tired greatly increases your risk of collision. To minimise this risk, make sure you are fit to drive. Do not begin a journey if you are tired. Get a good night's sleep before embarking on a long journey. Avoid undertaking long journeys between midnight and 6 am, when natural alertness is at a minimum.

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#8: 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.

#9: At a pelican crossing a disabled person is crossing slowly in front of you. When the light changes to green, you should:

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Allow pedestrians plenty of time to cross and do not harass them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rule: 194.

#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 are at traffic lights wishing to turn. When a filter green arrow turns on for your lane, you should:

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When facing a green filter arrow, you may proceed only in the direction of the arrow. Give way to vehicles and pedestrians still in the junction at the time of the light change. A directional green filter arrow means that you have priority over traffic as their lights will be on red when you make the turn. Always check that opposing traffic has stopped before proceeding.

Highway code rule: 177.

#12: When driving at higher speeds, which method helps you determine a safe following distance between you and vehicle ahead?

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Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. Allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front on roads carrying faster-moving traffic and in tunnels where visibility is reduced. This is known as the two-second rule.

Remember, the two-second rule is for good conditions. The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads.

Highway code rule: 126.

#13: 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.

#14: You are on a motorway and see red flashing lights above your lane only. What should you do in this situation?

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When red lamps are flashing above your lane only, move safely to a lane where red signals are not showing. You MUST NOT go beyond the red signal in that lane.

Highway code rule: 258.

#15: 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.

#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: 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.

#18: A vehicle that is fitted with anti-lock brakes:

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Anti-lock brakes are designed to help drivers maintain some steering ability and avoid skidding while braking. In an emergency you must brake immediately without locking your wheels.

Highway code rule: 120.

#19: 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.

#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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