Mock Test #4 – Car Theory Questions

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Theory Questions

#1: Which sign marks no entry for vehicular traffic, including pedal cycles?

 
 
 
 
No entry for vehicular traffic, including pedal cycles (usually indicates the end of a one-way road where all traffic is travelling in the other direction)

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: You arrive at the scene of a collision. Someone is unconscious in their vehicle. When should you call the emergency services?

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Arrange for the emergency services to be called immediately with full details of the incident location and any casualties.

Highway code rule: 283.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: You are travelling on a motorway. A mandatory speed limit is shown above the hard shoulder. What does this mean?

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An Active Traffic Management (ATM) Scheme helps reduce congestion. In areas where an Active Traffic Management (ATM) Scheme is in force, the hard shoulder may be used as a running lane. You will know when you can use this because a speed limit sign will be shown above all open lanes, including the hard shoulder.

Highway code rule: 269.

#8: 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.

#9: What road markings indicate a box junction?

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Box junctions have criss-cross yellow lines painted on the road.

Highway code rule: 174.

#10: What does this sign mean?

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End of dual carriageway. The sign indicates the resumption of two-way traffic on a single carriageway road after a length of dual carriageway.

#11: 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.

#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: 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.

#14: What should you do when passing sheep on a road?

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When passing animals, drive slowly. Give them plenty of room and be ready to stop. Do not scare animals by sounding your horn, revving your engine or accelerating rapidly once you have passed them.

Highway code rule: 214.

#15: 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.

#16: When going down a narrow shopping street a driver should particularly look out for:

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You should drive slowly and carefully on streets where there are likely to be pedestrians, cyclists and parked cars. Look out for vehicles moving off and car doors opening.

Highway code rule: 152.

#17: You are driving on a three-lane motorway. There is no traffic ahead. Which lane should you use?

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On a three-lane dual carriageway, all traffic should use the left-hand lane. You may use the middle lane or the right-hand lane to overtake but return to the middle and then the left-hand lane when it is safe.

Highway code rule: 138.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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