Mock Test #6 – Study Help for Your Theory Test

Mock Test #6 - Study Help

#1: What should you do to correct a rear-wheel skid?

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Steer into the skid. If the rear of the vehicle skids to the right, steer immediately to the right to recover.

Highway code rule: 119.

#2: Traffic is slowing down and stopping ahead. You have a side road on your left. Blocking this junction:

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Allow access into and from side roads, as blocking these will add to congestion.

Highway code rule: 151.

#3: To overtake a vehicle ahead you need to enter an area designed to divide traffic. The area is surrounded by a solid white line. What should you do?

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You MUST NOT overtake if you would have to enter an area designed to divide traffic, if it is surrounded by a solid white line.

Highway code rules: 130, 165.

#4: While driving, this warning light shows your dashboard. What does it mean?

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Make sure that you understand the meaning of all warning displays on the vehicle instrument panel. A small oil can means there is low oil pressure.

#5: You may use front fog lights:

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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.

#6: This arm signal means that the driver in front intends to:

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For a left turn, extend the right hand at shoulder level, palm facing forward, and rotate it in an anti-clockwise direction. Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal lights if necessary.

Highway code rule: 103.

#7: A vehicle suddenly pulls out into your path at a junction. If there is no immediate danger, you should:

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Slow down and hold back if a road user pulls out into your path at a junction. Allow them to get clear. Do not over-react by driving too close behind to intimidate them.

Highway code rule: 147.

#8: What does this sign mean?

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The sign is an advance warning of tunnels. If the tunnel is controlled by wig-wag signals, the sign is supplemented by a plate.

#9: When you want to make a left turn at a junction with a steady red light, you should:

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A red traffic signal means Stop. Wait behind the stop line on the carriageway.

Highway code rules: 175, 176, 109.

#10: You want to overtake another vehicle on a two-lane road. When there is room to do so, you are allowed to pass on the left if:

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Only overtake on the left if the vehicle in front is signalling to turn right, and there is room to do so.

Highway code rules: 163, 212, 213.

#11: When driving on a narrow street and approached from behind by an ambulance showing a flashing blue beacon you should:

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When emergency and incident support vehicles approach do not panic. Consider the route of such a vehicle and take appropriate action to let it pass, while complying with all traffic signs. If necessary, pull to the side of the road and stop, but try to avoid stopping before the brow of a hill, a bend or narrow section of road.

Highway code rule: 219.

#12: You are driving on an icy road. To help keep control of your vehicle you should:

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Drive extremely carefully when the roads are icy. Avoid sudden actions as these could cause loss of control.

Highway code rule: 231.

#13: You are on a motorway. Traffic ahead is suddenly braking sharply. What should you do to warn traffic behind you?

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Hazard warning lights may be used when your vehicle is stationary and temporarily obstructing traffic. You may also use them when you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them for long enough to ensure that your warning has been observed.

Highway code rule: 116.

#14: When passing a horse rider, you should:

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When passing animals, drive slowly. Be particularly careful of horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles especially when overtaking. Always pass wide and slowly.

Highway code rule: 215.

#15: On a road with several lanes you see these overhead signs. What do they mean?

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A red cross above your lane means that there is an obstruction ahead. Move into one of the lanes showing a green arrow. If all lanes are showing a red cross, you must stop.

Highway code rule: 258.

#16: Which of the following is a likely effect of drinking alcohol?

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Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely. It 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.

#17: You are turning right onto a dual carriageway with a central reservation is too shallow for the length of your vehicle. What should you do?

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When crossing or turning right onto dual carriageways, first assess whether the central reservation is deep enough to protect the full length of your vehicle.
  • If it is, then you should treat each half of the carriageway as a separate road. Wait in the central reservation until there is a safe gap in the traffic on the second half of the road.
  • If the central reservation is too shallow for the length of your vehicle, wait until you can cross both carriageways in one go.


Highway code rule: 173.

#18: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. Which shape is used for mandatory instructions and prohibition?

 
 
 
 
Most regulatory signs are circular or round. Stop and Give Way signs are exceptions to this rule. Blue circles generally give a mandatory instruction and red circles are used for prohibitions.

#19: When turning right from a junction where your view is restricted by parked vehicles, you should:

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Take extra care at junctions where visibility is reduced. Buildings, trees or parked cars can obscure your view of traffic. Edge forward slowly until you can obtain a clear view of traffic from all directions. You will need to watch for traffic in both directions and wait for a safe gap.

Highway code rule: 179.

#20: Before overtaking a large vehicle you should keep well back. What is the main reason for this?

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Do not follow other vehicles too closely. Keeping well back gives you a better view of the road ahead.

Highway code rule: 164.

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