Mock Test #4 – Car Theory Questions

Driver's Mock Test #3 - Car Theory Questions

#1: 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.

#2: Your vehicle has broken down on a motorway. You are not able to get your vehicle onto the hard shoulder. What should you do?

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Warn other traffic by using your hazard warning lights if your vehicle is causing an obstruction. Do not stand (or let anybody else stand) between your vehicle and oncoming traffic.

Highway code rules: 274, 275.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: This arm signal means that the driver in front intends to:

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For slowing down, extend the right hand at shoulder level with palm facing downward, and wave it downwards and upwards.

Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal lights if necessary.

Highway code rule: 103.

#8: 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.

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

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

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: You have stopped at a red light at a puffin crossing. You may proceed when:

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You may not proceed until the green light shows.

A puffin crossing has a sensor which detects when someone is within the crossing area. The green light will not show until the crossing area is clear of people.

Highway code rule: 199.

#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: 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)

#20: 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.

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More Car Theory Test Questions

Another test with 20 car theory questions taken from a larger set of test questions and answers.

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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