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: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: Which sign tells you that you should expect merging traffic from the left?

 
 
 
 
Traffic merges from the left. The sign is used where two physically separated streams of traffic proceeding in the same direction join the same carriageway.

#5: 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.

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

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

#7: If you need to change lane, you should:

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Blind spots are areas around your vehicle your mirror does not cover.

Before taking off, making lane changes or turns, quickly turn your head to look for hidden pedestrians or vehicles. Avoid driving in other drivers' blind spots.

Highway code rule: 133.

#8: You have a hand-held mobile phone. What should you do if you want to use it while driving?

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It is safer not to use any telephone while you are driving or riding. Find a safe place to stop first or use the voicemail facility and listen to messages later.

Highway code rule: 149.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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)

#13: 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.

#14: You are approaching a mini-roundabout. The long vehicle in front is signalling left but positioned over to the right. You should

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Remember, large vehicles need extra room. Long vehicles may have to use the whole width of the road to make a turn.

Highway code rules: 187, 221.

#15: 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.

#16: After a breakdown you need to re-join the main carriageway of a motorway from the hard shoulder. What should you do?

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When re-joining the carriageway after a breakdown, build up speed on the hard shoulder. Watch for a safe gap in the traffic before you move out onto the carriageway.

Highway code rule: 276.

#17: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. What are blue circles used for?

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Blue circles are generally used for positive (mandatory) instructions.

They may also indicates a route for use only by particular classes of vehicle.

#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 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.

#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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You can use our FREE theory questions to practise for the DVSA examination and for self-evaluation. Each mock test helps you determine if you are ready for the final exam or not.

Our mock tests aren’t only for newbies. They can also be used by anyone who wants to brush up their knowledge about U.K. driving rules. Several new laws have been added the last 10 years, laws that every driver must know, regardless if they have already passed the knowledge exam or not.

The first book you must study is the U.K. Highway code. Make sure you have the latest copy. You must also get the booklet ‘Know Your Traffic Signs‘. It explains all the traffic signs you should know for your exam.

Even drivers who passed their driving test some years ago should keep up to date with recently introduced signs.

Quizagogo.com has several simple tests that cover the U.K. traffic signs. They are a good supplement to the tests found on this website.

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