Mock Test #4 – Car Theory Questions

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Theory Questions

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: You are on a motorway. A car ahead turns on its hazard lights for a brief moment. What is the most likely reason for this?

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Hazard warning lights may be used when you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them for long enough to ensure that your warning has been observed.

Highway code rule: 116.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: You are on a country road and driving at the speed limit. A motorcyclist is coming up close and trying to overtake. What is the best thing to do?

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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.

#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: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: When following a large lorry on a wet road spray could make it difficult to see. What should you do in such a situation?

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Your ability to see and to plan ahead will be improved if you pull back to increase your separation distance. Keeping well back also allows the driver of the lorry to see you in his mirrors.

Highway code rule: 222.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: You are about to go down a steep hill. Which of the following is a good idea if you want to control the speed of your vehicle?

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Select a lower gear before you reach a long downhill slope. This will help to control your speed. Use your brakes carefully. Avoid excess use of the brakes, which become less effective if they overheat.

Highway code rule: 160.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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