Mock Test #5 – Get Your Driving Licence

Mock Test #5 - Get Your Driving Licence

#1: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. Which of the following would be indicated by a triangular road sign?

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There are three basic types of traffic sign: regulatory signs that tell you what to do, warnings signs that warn, and information and direction signs. Each type has a different shape. Triangles are warning signs.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: What does this sign mean?

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Route for trams only.

#6: You want to reverse into a side road. You are not sure that the area behind your car is clear. What is your best course of action?

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Look carefully before you start reversing. You should use all your mirrors, check the blind spot behind you, and check there are no pedestrians (particularly children), cyclists, other road users or obstructions in the road behind you. Get out and check, if necessary.

Highway code rule: 202.

#7: 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.

#8: Car skids are mainly caused by

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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. A road that is normally safe can become dangerous when it is slippery. Slow down to a speed at which you can control the car.

Highway code rule: 119.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: When reversing your vehicle, you must:

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You MUST NOT reverse your vehicle further than necessary.

Highway code rule: 203.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: You wish to turn right ahead. Why is it a good idea to move to the correct position in good time?

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Well before you turn right you should take up a position just left of the middle of the road or in the space marked for traffic turning right. This will show other road users what you intend to do.

Highway code rule: 179.

#16: What is the national speed limit for cars and motorcycles in the centre lane of a three-lane motorway?

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National speed limits for cars and motorcycles are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 60 mph (96 km/h) on single carriageways, and 70 mph (112 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 261, 124, 125.

#17: 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.

#18: When joining a motorway you MUST

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When you join the motorway you will normally approach it from a road on the left (a slip road) or from an adjoining motorway. You should give priority to traffic already on the motorway.

Highway code rule: 259.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

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Preparing for Your Driving Licence Exam

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