Mock Test #4 – Car Theory Questions

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Theory Questions

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: You are approaching a roundabout with a cyclist just ahead. The cyclist is signalling a right turn. What is the best thing to do in this situation?

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Give plenty of room to cyclists and horse riders who 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: What does this sign mean?

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The Ford sign is used at all fords, even those which dry up in summer. It is placed at the entry to the road leading to the ford.

Where a road is subjected to frequent flooding, the sign may be used with the plate Road liable to flooding.

#13: You see double white lines on the road. The line nearest to you is solid. What does it mean?

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Double white lines where the line nearest you is solid. This means you must not cross or straddle it unless it is safe and you need to enter adjoining premises or a side road.

You may cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.

Highway code rule: 129.

#14: Which of the following result from drinking alcohol?

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Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely. It affects judgement of speed, distance and risk. It reduces co-ordination and slows down reactions. It also gives a false sense of confidence.

Highway code rule: 95.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: You are driving along a wet road. How can you tell if your tyres are losing traction?

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As your tyres lose traction, you will also lose the ability to steer. To recover some traction and regain steering control, you must slow down. Take your foot off the accelerator.

Highway code rules: 119, 120, 227.

#19: You plan to reverse out of a driveway. There are children nearby. Before reversing, it is a good idea to do what?

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Look carefully before you start reversing. To be safe when there are children nearby, you should walk around your vehicle to make sure it is safe to reverse.

Highway code rule: 202.

#20: When are passengers allowed to ride in a caravan that is being towed?

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Never carry passengers in the caravan when it is being towed.

Highway code rule: 98.

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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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