Mock Test #4 – Car Theory Questions

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Theory Questions

#1: 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.

#2: You are turning left from a main road into a side road. People are already crossing the road into which you are turning. You should:

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When turning at road junctions, you should give way to pedestrians who are already crossing the road into which you are turning.

Highway code rule: 206.

#3: 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.

#4: You are on a two-lane road. There are cyclists and a sharp bend ahead. What is the best thing to do?

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Overtake only when it is safe and legal to do so. You should not get too close to the vehicle you intend to overtake.

Give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car.

Highway code rules: 163, 212, 213.

#5: In snowy or icy weather you should:

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In winter check the local weather forecast for warnings of icy or snowy weather. DO NOT drive in these conditions unless your journey is essential. If it is, take great care and allow more time for your journey.

Highway code rule: 228.

#6: 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.

#7: You are driving along this road. The driver on the left is reversing from a driveway. You should

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When it is necessary to warn other road users of your presence, you should sound your horn and/or flash your headlights.

Highway code rules: 112, 201.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: If you have stopped at a traffic incident to give help, you should:

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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.

#12: There is a tanker ahead. Which sign shows that it is carrying dangerous goods?

 
 
 
 
Certain tank vehicles carrying dangerous goods must display hazard information panels. The panel illustrated is for flammable liquid.

Highway code rule: 284.

#13: 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.

#14: Driving when you are tired greatly increases your risk of collision. To minimise this risk on a long journey you should:

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Driving when you are tired greatly increases your risk of collision. To minimise this risk, make sure you are fit to drive. Do not begin a journey if you are tired. Get a good night's sleep before embarking on a long journey. Avoid undertaking long journeys between midnight and 6 am, when natural alertness is at a minimum.

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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