Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: What does this sign mean?

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Other danger ahead. The sign conveys no specific message on its own. It is always used together with a supplementary plate, describing the hazard.

#2: If you miss your exit when trying to leave a motorway, you should:

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If you have missed your exit, or have taken the wrong route, carry on to the next exit. Never reverse, cross the central reservation, or drive against the traffic flow.

Highway code rule: 263.

#3: What does a flashing amber light at a pelican crossing mean?

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If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rule: 196.

#4: Which of the following are the most vulnerable road users?

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The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.

Highway code rule: 204.

#5: You wish to turn right ahead. Why is it a good idea to move to the correct position in good time?

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Well before you turn right you should take up a position just left of the middle of the road or in the space marked for traffic turning right. This will show other road users what you intend to do.

Highway code rule: 179.

#6: What does this sign mean?

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Route for trams only.

#7: There is a zebra crossing ahead and a person in a wheelchair is waiting to cross. What should you do?

As you approach a zebra crossing, look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross. Do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across - this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching.

Highway code rules: 195, 196.

#8: Red routes in major cities have been introduced to do what?

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Red lines are used on some roads instead of yellow lines. Red Routes indicate that stopping to park, load/unload or to board and alight from a vehicle (except for a licensed taxi or if you hold a Blue Badge) is prohibited.

A single red line means that stopping is prohibited at certain times. The times that the red line prohibitions apply are shown on nearby signs.

A double red line means no stopping at any time.

Highway code rules: 240, 247.

#9: Which instrument panel warning light shows that headlights are on dipped beams?

 
 
 
 
Make sure that you understand the meaning of all warning displays on the vehicle instrument panel. The side view of a headlight with a series of downward pointing lines indicate dipped beams.

#10: On a dual carriageway you see a vehicle with an amber flashing beacon. It’s likely to be:

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Flashing amber beacons warn of a slow-moving or stationary vehicle (such as a Traffic Officer vehicle, salt spreader, snow plough or recovery vehicle) or abnormal loads, so approach with caution.

Highway code rules: 220, 225.

#11: You may use hazard warning lights in the following situations, except:

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Never use them as an excuse for dangerous or illegal parking.

Highway code rule: 116.

#12: If a horse rider signals you to stop:

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Look out for horse riders' and horse drivers' signals and heed a request to slow down or stop. You must stop if a rider or driver signals you to do so.

Highway code rule: 215.

#13: Which sign tells you that you should watch for pedestrians walking along the road?

 
 
 
 
Where pedestrians frequently use a road without proper footways, this sign is used to warn drivers of the likely presence of pedestrians in the carriageway.

#14: You want to reverse into a side road. You are not sure that the area behind your car is clear. What is your best course of action?

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Look carefully before you start reversing. You should use all your mirrors, check the blind spot behind you, and check there are no pedestrians (particularly children), cyclists, other road users or obstructions in the road behind you. Get out and check, if necessary.

Highway code rule: 202.

#15: When an Active Traffic Management area on a motorway is operating:

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In areas where an Active Traffic Management (ATM) Scheme is in force, the hard shoulder may be used as a running lane. You will know when you can use this because a speed limit sign will be shown above all open lanes, including the hard shoulder.

Highway code rule: 269.

#16: Which of the following is likely to make you lose concentration while driving?

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Remember, you MUST exercise proper control of your vehicle at all times. Avoid distractions such as playing very loud music. Loud music may also mask other sounds.

Highway code rules: 148, 149.

#17: You are following a large lorry. To make sure the lorry driver can see you in the mirrors, you should:

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If you cannot see the mirrors on the lorry then the driver cannot see you.

Being able to see the rear-view mirrors of a lorry or a bus also allows the driver of the larger vehicle to see you.

Highway code rule: 222.

#18: What is the national speed limit for cars and motorcycles in the centre lane of a three-lane motorway?

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National speed limits for cars and motorcycles are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 60 mph (96 km/h) on single carriageways, and 70 mph (112 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 261, 124, 125.

#19: How far from a broken-down vehicle should you place a warning triangle?

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Place a warning triangle on the road at least 45 metres (147 feet) behind your broken-down vehicle on the same side of the road.

Take great care when placing or retrieving them. Never use them on motorways.

Highway code rules: 274, 275.

#20: If you develop a condition that might affect your ability to drive safely, you must:

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You must report to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) any health condition likely to affect your driving.

Highway code rules: 90, 96.

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