Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: 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.

#2: At a junction ahead, a long vehicle is swinging into your lane. What should you do?

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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: 170, 221.

#3: Travelling for long distances in neutral is known as coasting. How does coasting affect your driving?

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Coasting can reduce driver control because
  • engine braking is eliminated
  • vehicle speed downhill will increase quickly
  • increased use of the footbrake can reduce its effectiveness
  • steering response will be affected, particularly on bends and corners
  • it may be more difficult to select the appropriate gear when needed.


Highway code rule: 122.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: You arrive at a serious motorcycle crash. The motorcyclist is unconscious and bleeding. One of your main priorities should be to:

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Check the airway and once the airway is open check breathing for up to 10 seconds.

Stop the bleeding. First check for anything that may be in the wound, such as glass. If there is nothing embedded apply firm pressure over the wound.

DO NOT remove a motorcyclist's helmet unless it is essential.

Highway code rule: 283.

#9: Which sign prohibits all motor vehicles on the road?

 
 
 
 
The sign prohibits the use of a road by motor vehicles.

#10: 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.

#11: In daylight, an approaching motorcyclist is using a dipped headlight. Why?

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A motorcycle or moped is more difficult to see than other vehicles. They are easily hidden in a vehicle's blind spot and can be easily overlooked in heavy traffic. Dipped headlights, even in good daylight, often make a motorcyclist more conspicuous.

Highway code rule: 86.

#12: 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.

#13: Which sign tells you there is a hump bridge ahead?

 
 
 
 
Hump bridges are mainly found on rural roads where the road goes over a stream. A high hump can hide oncoming vehicles from view.

#14: 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.

#15: If you transport a child 11 year old child under 1.35 metres (4 feet 5 inches) in height, you must make sure that:

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Correct child restraint must be used where seat belts fitted.

Highway code rule: 101.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: What does this sign mean?

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Route for trams only.

#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: 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.

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Preparing for Your Driving Licence Exam

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Spread Your Driving Licence Practice Over Time

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