Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#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 following a vehicle on a slippery road. You should leave a time gap of at least:

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Allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front. The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads!

Highway code rule: 126.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: Your vehicle breaks down on a motorway. If you decide to use your mobile phone to call for help it is important to:

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Use an emergency phone in preference to a mobile phone. If you use a mobile telephone to contact the emergency services, be prepared to advise them of your location.

Highway code rule: 275.

#9: If you need to use arm signals, how would you signal a slowdown and stop?

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For slowing down, extend the right hand at shoulder level with palm facing downward, and wave it downwards and upwards.

Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal lights if necessary.

Highway code rule: 103.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#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 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.

#14: 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.

#15: Vehicles carrying dangerous goods in packages will be marked with plain reflective plates. What colour are the plates?

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Vehicles carrying dangerous goods in packages will be marked with plain orange reflective plates.

Highway code rule: 284.

#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: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#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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