Mock Test #4 – Car Theory Questions

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Theory Questions

#1: The risk of aquaplaning and skidding increase

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Chances of aquaplaning and skidding increase as speeds increase.

As you move faster, your tires will start to ride up on the water, much like water skis. This is called aquaplaning.

Highway code rule: 119.

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

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

#3: You may continue carefully against an amber light if:

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An amber light means stop at the stop line. You may go on only if the amber appears after you have crossed the stop line or are so close to it that to pull up might cause an accident.

Highway code rules: 175, 176, 109.

#4: 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.

#5: When the roads are icy you can lose control of your vehicle:

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Drive extremely carefully when the roads are icy. Avoid sudden actions as these could cause loss of control.

Highway code rules: 230, 231.

#6: 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.

#7: What is the best thing to do if you start to feel tired when driving?

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If you feel at all sleepy, stop in a safe place. Take the next exit. Do not stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway.

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: You are approaching a roundabout. There are horses just ahead of you. In this situation you should:

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Watch out for and give plenty of room to cyclists and horse riders.

They may stay in the left-hand lane and signal right if they intend to continue round the roundabout. Allow them to do so.

Highway code rule: 187.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: When following a motorcyclist on an uneven road it is a good idea to:

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Motorcyclists and cyclists may suddenly need to avoid uneven road surfaces and obstacles such as drain covers or oily, wet or icy patches on the road. Give them plenty of room and pay particular attention to any sudden change of direction they may have to make.

Highway code rule: 213.

#18: 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.

#19: A large vehicle is taking a long time to overtake you. What is the best action you can take?

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If a driver is trying to overtake you, maintain a steady course and speed, slowing down if necessary to let the vehicle pass. Never obstruct drivers who wish to pass.

Highway code rule: 168.

#20: You approach this police officer from behind. What does the signal mean?

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This signal is used to beckon traffic on.

You must obey signals given by police officers, traffic officers, traffic wardens, and signs used by school crossing patrols.

You can download the pdf version of Signals by Authorised Persons here

Highway code rule: 105.

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