Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: You may use hazard warning lights in the following situations, except:

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Never use them as an excuse for dangerous or illegal parking.

Highway code rule: 116.

#10: When you come up to a roundabout you may see a cyclist signal right but keeping to the left. What may be the reason for this?

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Cyclists are more vulnerable in traffic. Give plenty of room to cyclists and horse riders who may stay in the left-hand lane and signal right if they intend to continue round the roundabout. Allow them to do so.

Highway code rule: 187.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: The reflective studs between the lanes on a motorway are what colour?

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White studs mark the lanes or the middle of the road.

Highway code rule: 132.

#14: 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.

#15: You are going to a party and know you must drive the next morning. What precaution should you take?

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The best solution is not to drink at all when planning to drive because any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely.

Highway code rule: 95.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#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 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.

#20: 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.

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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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