Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: You are following a learner driver who stalls at a junction. What is the best thing to do?

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Learners and inexperienced drivers may not be so skilful at anticipating and responding to events. Be particularly patient with learner drivers and young drivers.

Highway code rule: 217.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: When reversing your vehicle, you must:

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You MUST NOT reverse your vehicle further than necessary.

Highway code rule: 203.

#7: Which is the most important vehicle control to use when your vehicle is skidding?

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The steering wheel is most important vehicle control during a skid. When skidding occurs, remove the cause by releasing the brake pedal fully or easing off the accelerator, then use the steering wheel to recover.

Highway code rule: 119.

#8: 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.

#9: You are driving on a one-way street. You should expect other vehicles to overtake you:

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Traffic could pass on either side.

Highway code rule: 143.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: When an Active Traffic Management area on a motorway is operating:

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In areas where an Active Traffic Management (ATM) Scheme is in force, the hard shoulder may be used as a running lane. You will know when you can use this because a speed limit sign will be shown above all open lanes, including the hard shoulder.

Highway code rule: 269.

#18: Which of these may use motorways?

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Motorways MUST NOT be used by:
  • pedestrians
  • holders of provisional motorcycle or car licences
  • riders of motorcycles under 50 cc
  • cyclists
  • horse riders
  • certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special permission)
  • agricultural vehicles
  • powered wheelchairs/powered mobility scooters.


Highway code rule: 253.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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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.

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