Mock Test #6 – Study Help for Your Theory Test

Mock Test #6 - Study Help

#1: Your brakes have become wet. What should you do to dry them?

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Test your brakes at the first safe opportunity by pushing gently on the brake pedal to make sure that they work. If they are not fully effective, gently apply light pressure while driving slowly. This will help to dry them out.

Highway code rule: 121.

#2: When may you wait in a yellow box junction?

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Box junctions have criss-cross yellow lines painted on the road. You are allowed enter the box and wait when you want to turn right, and are only stopped from doing so by oncoming traffic, or by other vehicles waiting to turn right. In other situations you must not enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear.

Highway code rule: 174.

#3: On a three-lane motorway there are red reflective studs on your left and white ones to your right. Where are you?

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Red studs mark the left edge of the road. White studs mark the lanes or the middle of the road.

Highway code rule: 132.

#4: When turning left, you should:

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Keep as close to the left as is safe and practicable. Give way to any vehicles using a bus lane, cycle lane or tramway from either direction.

Highway code rule: 183.

#5: Your vehicle is fitted with a navigation system. It is not working properly and distracting your driving. What should you do?

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You MUST exercise proper control of your vehicle at all times. Do not be distracted by maps or screen-based information (such as navigation or vehicle management systems) while driving or riding. If necessary find a safe place to stop.

Highway code rule: 150.

#6: On a long motorway journey you start to feel drowsy. What should you do?

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If you feel at all sleepy, stop in a safe place. Take the next exit. Do not stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway.

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#7: When snow is falling heavily you should:

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In winter check the local weather forecast for warnings of icy or snowy weather. DO NOT drive in these conditions unless your journey is essential. If it is, take great care and allow more time for your journey.

Highway code rule: 228.

#8: Travelling in neutral or with the clutch pressed down is known as:

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This term describes a vehicle travelling in neutral or with the clutch pressed down. It can seriously reduce driver control.

Highway code rule: 122.

#9: You may continue carefully against an amber light if:

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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.

#10: 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.

#11: You approach this police officer from the side. What does the signal mean?

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This signal is used to beckon traffic on.

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: At pelican crossing the traffic lights change to green. Some pedestrians are halfway across. In this situation, you should:

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Allow pedestrians plenty of time to cross and do not harass them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rules: 194, 198, 207.

#13: You approach a pelican crossing where the amber light is flashing. You must:

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When the amber light is flashing, you MUST give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rule: 196.

#14: A double red line along the side of the road means:

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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.

#15: It is important NOT to sound your horn:

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You must not use your horn when driving in a built-up area between the hours of 11.30 pm and 7.00 am, except when another road user poses a danger.

Highway code rule: 112.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: How should you react when you see drivers who appear to be inexperienced?

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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.

#20: Skidding is most likely to happen when driving:

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A skid usually occurs when there is not enough traction to keep the tyres rolling. On a wet road water can build up between the tyres and the road surface, forcing the tyres to ride on a film of water. On gravel and dirt roads tyres could also loose traction. To avoid getting into a skid, adjust your speed to the conditions, then look well ahead so that you have plenty of time to react smoothly.

Highway code rule: 119.

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