Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: You may drive with front fog lights switched on:

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You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves.

Highway code rules: 226, 236.

#4: What does this sign mean?

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Opening or swing bridge.

#5: 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.

#6: There are two sets of traffic signals at a junction. Secondary signals are working. Primary signals are out of order. What should you do?

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If the primary signal is not working, you must obey the secondary signal as if it were the primary signal.

Highway code rule: 176.

#7: 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.

#8: Do NOT overtake a cyclist:

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Do not overtake just before you turn left and watch out for traffic coming up on your left before you make the turn.

Highway code rules: 182, 163, 167.

#9: 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.

#10: When you see two elderly pedestrians about to cross the road ahead, you should:

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Children and older pedestrians who may not be able to judge your speed and could step into the road in front of you.

Highway code rule: 207.

#11: If the driver ahead of you suddenly stops at a crossing to give way to pedestrians, you should:

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You MUST NOT overtake the moving vehicle nearest the crossing or the vehicle nearest the crossing which has stopped to give way to pedestrians.

Highway code rule: 191.

#12: At the scene of an accident you suspect a casualty has back injuries. If the area is safe, you should:

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DO NOT move casualties unless there is the threat of further danger. It can make injuries worse.

Highway code rule: 283.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: What could help you maintain speed when driving up steep hills?

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Your engine will need more power going up the hill. To maintain speed, you should select a lower gear when approaching a steep hill.

Highway code rule: 139.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. Which of the following would be indicated by a triangular road sign?

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There are three basic types of traffic sign: regulatory signs that tell you what to do, warnings signs that warn, and information and direction signs. Each type has a different shape. Triangles are warning signs.

#20: 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.

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