Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: What does this sign mean?

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Opening or swing bridge.

#10: 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.

#11: Which sign tells you there is a hump bridge ahead?

 
 
 
 
Hump bridges are mainly found on rural roads where the road goes over a stream. A high hump can hide oncoming vehicles from view.

#12: You approach a school crossing patrol officer giving this signal. What does it mean?

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This signal means the officer is ready to cross pedestrians. Vehicles must be prepared to stop.

You must obey signals given by police officers, traffic officers, traffic wardens, and signs used by school crossing patrols.

You can download the pdf version of Signals by Authorised Persons here

Highway code rule: 105.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: You plan to turn right from a main road into a side road. Just before turning you should:

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Use your mirrors to make sure you know the position and movement of traffic behind you. Give a right-turn signal. Take up a position just left of the middle of the road or in the space marked for traffic turning right. Just before turning check for traffic overtaking on your right. Do not forget your blind spot.

Highway code rule: 180.

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

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

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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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