Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: 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.

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

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

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: You see flashing amber lights under a school warning sign. What action should you take?

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There may be a flashing amber signal below a school warning sign. It tells you that there may be children crossing the road ahead. Drive very slowly until you are clear of the area.

Highway code rule: 208.

#7: Which is the most important vehicle control to use when your vehicle is skidding?

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The steering wheel is most important vehicle control during a skid. When skidding occurs, remove the cause by releasing the brake pedal fully or easing off the accelerator, then use the steering wheel to recover.

Highway code rule: 119.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: Which of the following is one factor that greatly affects your stopping distance?

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Many things affect your stopping distance. Perception and reaction (thinking distance) can be affected by human factors such as tiredness, alcohol, fatigue and concentration levels. The braking distance is affected by speed, tires, brakes, and road conditions.

Highway code rule: 126.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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Preparing for Your Driving Licence Exam

Are you studying for your driving licence? Do you want to pass the DVSA written theory test as quickly as possible? Then you should use our mock tests. We have more than 1 000 driving licence questions waiting for you, pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.

This mock test has 20 multiple-choice questions. Pick the most complete and correct answer for each question. All answers are from the U.K. Highway Code and official DVSA publications.

Spread Your Driving Licence Practice Over Time

Challenge yourself to get all questions right, but don’t take test after test just to get a higher score.

You need to truly understand answers and the information given in the Highway Code. Reflection is an important part of the learning process.

Mock tests are much more effective if coupled with reflection and/or discussions with peers, parents, or instructors. Take a break after a handful of tests, let the information sink over a day or two. Think about what you have just learned. Look for examples in real life. It will help you learn better.

Read up on some more useful tips for your studies: Learn How to Pass Your U.K. Car Theory Test

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