Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: You are driving the children of a good friend. The children are under 14 years old. Who is responsible for making sure that they wear seat belts?

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A child over 1.35 metres in height or 12 or 13 years must wear a seat belt. The driver is responsible for making sure they wear their seat belts.

Highway code rules: 99, 100.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: What does this sign mean?

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Opening or swing bridge.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: You must stop on a motorway when you:

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You MUST NOT stop except in an emergency, when told to do so by the police or HA traffic officers, or when red lights on the overhead signals flash above all lanes.

Highway code rule: 270.

#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: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#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: 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: You are on a two-lane dual carriageway. For which of the following would you use the right-hand lane?

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On a two-lane dual carriageway you should stay in the left-hand lane. Use the right-hand lane for overtaking or turning right. After overtaking, move back to the left-hand lane when it is safe to do so.

Highway code rule: 137.

#17: 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.

#18: It has been more than two years since you passed your first driving test. Under the penalty point system you will be disqualified if you within three years accumulate:

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A driver or motorcyclist who accumulates 12 or more penalty points within a 3-year period MUST be disqualified. This will be for a minimum period of 6 months, or longer if the driver or motorcyclist has previously been disqualified.

For every offence which carries penalty points the court has a discretionary power to order the licence holder to be disqualified. This may be for any period the court thinks fit, but will usually be between a week and a few months.

Special rules apply for a period of two years from the date of passing the first driving test.

#19: You are following a large lorry. To make sure the lorry driver can see you in the mirrors, you should:

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If you cannot see the mirrors on the lorry then the driver cannot see you.

Being able to see the rear-view mirrors of a lorry or a bus also allows the driver of the larger vehicle to see you.

Highway code rule: 222.

#20: 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.

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Preparing for Your Driving Licence Exam

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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.

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