Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: When should you try to block the way of a driver who is trying to overtake?

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If a driver is trying to overtake you, maintain a steady course and speed, slowing down if necessary to let the vehicle pass. Never obstruct drivers who wish to pass.

Highway code rule: 168.

#2: 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.

#3: Your vehicle is broken down on a motorway at night. You have moved the vehicle to the hard shoulder. Which lights should you use?

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When your vehicle is broken down on the hard shoulder you should use your hazard lights. Keep your sidelights on when it is dark or visibility is poor.

Highway code rules: 274, 275.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: Using a mobile phone with hands-free equipment is likely to:

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Driving requires your full attention. Use of mobile phones, even with hands-free equipment, is likely to distract your attention from the road.

Highway code rule: 149.

#7: 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.

#8: A traffic incident involves a vehicle carrying flammable loads. What should you do if you are the first to arrive at the scene?

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You should keep well away from the vehicle. Use your hazard warning lights to warn other traffic. Call for emergency services.

Do not try to rescue casualties as you yourself could become one. DO NOT use a mobile phone close to the vehicle and DO NOT smoke.

Highway code rule: 285.

#9: 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.

#10: If a horse rider signals you to stop:

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Look out for horse riders' and horse drivers' signals and heed a request to slow down or stop. You must stop if a rider or driver signals you to do so.

Highway code rule: 215.

#11: You may use your horn in the following situations, except:

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Use your horn only while your vehicle is moving and it is necessary to warn other road users of your presence.

Highway code rule: 112.

#12: You approach this pavement marking. What does it mean?

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The Give Way marking consists of two broken lines laid side by side. It is used at major/minor road junctions. It may be accompanied by the approach triangle and the Give Way sign.

Slow down and be prepared to give way.

Highway code rule: 172.

#13: You have stopped in a busy street. What is the safest way to turn your vehicle around so you can go the opposite way?

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Choose an appropriate place to manoeuvre. If you need to turn your vehicle around, wait until you find a safe place. Try not to reverse or turn round in a busy road, find a quiet side road or drive round a block of side streets.

Highway code rule: 200.

#14: 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.

#15: Which of the following are the most vulnerable road users?

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The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.

Highway code rule: 204.

#16: If you approach traffic signal with a steady amber light, you should:

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An amber light means stop at the stop line. You may go on only if the amber appears after you have crossed the stop line or are so close to it that to pull up might cause an accident.

Highway code rules: 175, 176, 109.

#17: What does this sign mean?

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Route for trams only.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#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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