Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: Where would you find a crawler lane on a motorway?

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Climbing and crawler lanes are provided on some hills. Use this lane if you are driving a slow-moving vehicle or if there are vehicles behind you wishing to overtake.

Highway code rule: 139.

#2: You are the first to arrive at the scene of a crash. There are uninjured people and the area is safe. What should you do?

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If there are uninjured people, move them away from the vehicles to safety. On a motorway this should, if possible, be well away from the traffic, the hard shoulder and the central reservation.

Highway code rule: 283.

#3: 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.

#4: What does this sign mean?

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Opening or swing bridge.

#5: Your vehicle is broken down on a motorway at night. You have moved the vehicle to the hard shoulder. Which lights should you use?

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When your vehicle is broken down on the hard shoulder you should use your hazard lights. Keep your sidelights on when it is dark or visibility is poor.

Highway code rules: 274, 275.

#6: 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.

#7: You approach this pavement marking. What does it mean?

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The Give Way marking consists of two broken lines laid side by side. It is used at major/minor road junctions. It may be accompanied by the approach triangle and the Give Way sign.

Slow down and be prepared to give way.

Highway code rule: 172.

#8: This warning sign means:

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The side winds sign is used where vehicles are suddenly exposed to risk from strong winds. Such locations may include exposed bridges or places where vehicles emerge from cuttings in areas which are particularly prone to high winds.

#9: You are driving along a country road. There is a horse rider in front. What should you do?

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When passing animals, drive slowly. Be particularly careful of horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles especially when overtaking. Always pass wide and slowly.

Highway code rules: 214, 215.

#10: If you meet an aggressive driver or someone who behaves badly on the road, you should

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You should not allow yourself to become agitated or involved if someone is behaving badly on the road. This will only make the situation worse.

If needed, pull over, calm down and, when you feel relaxed, continue your journey.

Highway code rule: 147.

#11: 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.

#12: You may use your horn in the following situations, except:

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Use your horn only while your vehicle is moving and it is necessary to warn other road users of your presence.

Highway code rule: 112.

#13: 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.

#14: You are travelling along a motorway. Which overhead sign tells you to change lane?

 
 
 
 
Change lane. Amber flashing lights may indicate a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or a message such as Fog.

Highway code rule: 257.

#15: You are on a narrow country road. The road ahead is blocked by a herd of sheep. You should:

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If a road is blocked by a herd of animals, stop and switch off your engine until they have left the road.

Highway code rule: 214.

#16: When reversing your vehicle, you must:

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You MUST NOT reverse your vehicle further than necessary.

Highway code rule: 203.

#17: On a long motorway journey boredom can cause you to feel sleepy. What is the best advice?

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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.

#18: What should you do as you approach this overhead bridge?

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Remember, large vehicles need extra room. They may need to move to the middle of the road so that they can pass safely under the bridge. You should be ready to stop and wait.

Highway code rules: 166, 221.

#19: You have been taking medicine that made you feel drowsy. Today you feel better but still need to take the medicine. You should only drive

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You must not drive under the influence of drugs or medicine.

Check the instructions or ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Using illegal drugs is highly dangerous. Never take them if you intend to drive - the effects are unpredictable, but can be even more severe than alcohol and may result in fatal or serious road crashes.

Highway code rule: 96.

#20: What is the main hazard the driver of the red car (arrowed) should be aware of?

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A stationary bus at a bus stop may suddenly move off. It can also hide pedestrians just in front of it

Highway code rule: 223.

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