Mock Test #4 – Car Theory Questions

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Theory Questions

#1: You have stopped at a junction. The traffic light turns green. When should you not proceed at green?

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A steady green traffic light means you can go through the junction. Only go forward when the traffic lights are green if there is room for you to clear the junction safely or you are taking up a position to turn right.

Highway code rules: 176, 109.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: It is recommended that you turn on your hazard warning lights when your vehicle is:

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Hazard warning lights may be used when your vehicle is stationary and temporarily obstructing traffic. You may also use them when you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead.

Highway code rule: 116.

#6: 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.

#7: You are driving a slow-moving vehicle and traffic is queuing up behind you. What is the best thing to do?

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Do not hold up a long queue of traffic, especially if you are driving a large or slow-moving vehicle. Check your mirrors frequently, and if necessary, pull in where it is safe and let traffic pass.

Failure to pull over when you have a long queue of traffic behind you could constitute an offence of inconsiderate driving.

Highway code rule: 169.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#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: 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.

#14: There is slow moving traffic ahead. What should you do?

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When traffic slows you should reduce the distance between you and the vehicle ahead to maintain traffic flow. Never get so close to the vehicle in front that you cannot stop safely. You should also leave enough space to be able to manoeuvre if the vehicle in front breaks down or an emergency vehicle needs to get past.

Highway code rule: 151.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#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: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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