Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: 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.

#2: You approach a speed hump in a built-up area. What should you do?

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Traffic calming measures such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings are intended to slow you down. When you approach these features reduce your speed.

Highway code rule: 153.

#3: When your car is fitted with anti-lock brakes and you need to stop in an emergency, you should:

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To make anti-lock brakes work correctly, or work at all, you should apply constant, firm pressure to the pedal. During an emergency stop, brake rapidly and push the brake pedal all the way to the floor.

Highway code rule: 120.

#4: You are following a learner driver who stalls at a junction. What is the best thing to do?

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Learners and inexperienced drivers may not be so skilful at anticipating and responding to events. Be particularly patient with learner drivers and young drivers.

Highway code rule: 217.

#5: Car skids are mainly caused by

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Skidding is usually caused by the driver braking, accelerating or steering too harshly or driving too fast for the road conditions. A road that is normally safe can become dangerous when it is slippery. Slow down to a speed at which you can control the car.

Highway code rule: 119.

#6: You have stopped in a busy street. What is the safest way to turn your vehicle around so you can go the opposite way?

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Choose an appropriate place to manoeuvre. If you need to turn your vehicle around, wait until you find a safe place. Try not to reverse or turn round in a busy road, find a quiet side road or drive round a block of side streets.

Highway code rule: 200.

#7: What is a common effect of alcohol?

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Alcohol reduces all of the important skills you need to drive safely, even if you are below the legal limit. Alcohol 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.

#8: When you come up to a roundabout you may see a cyclist signal right but keeping to the left. What may be the reason for this?

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Cyclists are more vulnerable in traffic. 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: What is the two-second rule?

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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.

The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads.

Highway code rule: 126.

#10: Your anti-lock brakes warning light stays on. What should you do?

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Make sure that you understand the meaning of all warning displays on the vehicle instrument panel. If your anti-lock brakes warning light stays on, you must have your brakes checked immediately.

Highway code rule: 120.

#11: You are towing a small caravan on a dual carriageway. Unless otherwise posted, you must not exceed:

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This is a National Speed Limit sign. National speed limits for cars towing caravans or trailers are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 50 mph (80 km/h) on single carriageways, and 60 mph (96 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 124, 125.

#12: 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.

#13: You are stopped at a pelican crossing. A disabled person is crossing slowly in front of you. If the light changes to green, you should:

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Be courteous and allow pedestrians plenty of time to cross. Do not harass them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rules: 194, 198, 207.

#14: When is it safe drive at the maximum speed indicated by a speed limit sign?

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The speed limit is the absolute maximum and does not mean it is safe to drive at that speed irrespective of conditions. Driving at speeds too fast for the road and traffic conditions is dangerous.

Do not treat speed limits as a target. It is often not appropriate or safe to drive at the maximum speed limit.

Highway code rules: 125, 146.

#15: When the traffic lights change to green at this junction the red car should:

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Allow cyclists time and space to move off when the green signal shows.

Highway code rule: 178.

#16: If you need to use arm signals, how would you signal a slowdown and stop?

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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.

#17: Your car is fitted with anti-lock brakes. Chances of skidding are particularly reduced when:

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Skidding is usually caused by the driver braking, accelerating or steering too harshly or driving too fast for the road conditions. Anti-lock brakes are designed to help drivers maintain some steering ability and avoid skidding while braking. In an emergency you must brake immediately without locking your wheels.

Highway code rule: 120.

#18: A traffic incident involves a vehicle carrying flammable loads. What should you do if you are the first to arrive at the scene?

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You should keep well away from the vehicle. Use your hazard warning lights to warn other traffic. Call for emergency services.

Do not try to rescue casualties as you yourself could become one. DO NOT use a mobile phone close to the vehicle and DO NOT smoke.

Highway code rule: 285.

#19: If you want to stop after a side road, you should:

Do not confuse other drivers by signalling too early. If, for instance, you want to stop or turn after a side road, do not signal until you are passing the road. If you signal earlier it may give the impression that you intend to turn into the road

Highway code rule: 103.

#20: 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.

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