Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: Do NOT overtake a cyclist:

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Do not overtake just before you turn left and watch out for traffic coming up on your left before you make the turn.

Highway code rules: 182, 163, 167.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: What does a flashing amber light at a pelican crossing mean?

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If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rule: 196.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: Your anti-lock brakes warning light stays on. What should you do?

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Make sure that you understand the meaning of all warning displays on the vehicle instrument panel. If your anti-lock brakes warning light stays on, you must have your brakes checked immediately.

Highway code rule: 120.

#9: 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.

#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: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: You should not wave people across at pedestrian crossings because:

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Do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across - this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching.

Be ready to slow down or stop to let pedestrians cross. You must give way when a pedestrian has moved onto a crossing.

Highway code rule: 195.

#18: You may drive with front fog lights switched on:

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You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves.

Highway code rules: 226, 236.

#19: What could help you maintain speed when driving up steep hills?

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Your engine will need more power going up the hill. To maintain speed, you should select a lower gear when approaching a steep hill.

Highway code rule: 139.

#20: 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.

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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.

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.

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