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 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#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: 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.

#9: What is the two-second rule?

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Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. Allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front on roads carrying faster-moving traffic and in tunnels where visibility is reduced. This is known as the two-second rule.

The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads.

Highway code rule: 126.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: What does this sign mean?

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Opening or swing bridge.

#14: If you miss your exit when trying to leave a motorway, you should:

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If you have missed your exit, or have taken the wrong route, carry on to the next exit. Never reverse, cross the central reservation, or drive against the traffic flow.

Highway code rule: 263.

#15: 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.

#16: At a junction ahead, a long vehicle is swinging into your lane. What should you do?

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Remember, large vehicles need extra room. Long vehicles may have to use the whole width of the road to make a turn.

Highway code rules: 170, 221.

#17: What should you do as you approach this overhead bridge?

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Remember, large vehicles need extra room. They may need to move to the middle of the road so that they can pass safely under the bridge. You should be ready to stop and wait.

Highway code rules: 166, 221.

#18: Your vehicle breaks down on a motorway. If you decide to use your mobile phone to call for help it is important to:

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Use an emergency phone in preference to a mobile phone. If you use a mobile telephone to contact the emergency services, be prepared to advise them of your location.

Highway code rule: 275.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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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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