Mock Test #6 – Study Help for Your Theory Test

Mock Test #6 - Study Help

#1: You are on a two-lane road. There is a child on a bicycle in front of you and a car approaching from the other direction. What is the best thing to do?

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Overtake only when it is safe and legal to do so.

Highway code rule: 163.

#2: There is a puffin crossing ahead. It is showing a green signal. Which colour follows the green signal?

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Toucan, puffin and equestrian crossings are similar to pelican crossings, but there is no flashing amber phase. The light sequence for traffic at these three crossings is the same as at traffic lights.

If the signal-controlled crossing is not working, proceed with extreme caution.

Highway code rule: 199.

#3: 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.

#4: You are towing a caravan along a motorway. The caravan begins to swerve from side to side. What is the most likely reason?

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The main reason for snaking or swerving is too much speed in combination with wrongly positioned load in your caravan. You should properly distribute the weight in your caravan or trailer with heavy items mainly over the axle(s). Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight and tow ball load.

Highway code rule: 98.

#5: If you need to use arm signals, how would you signal a right turn?

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For a right turn, extend the right hand at shoulder level with palm facing forward.

Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal lights if necessary.

Highway code rule: 103.

#6: You are the first to arrive at the scene of a crash. An injured person is lying in a busy road. What is the FIRST thing you should do to help?

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Warn other traffic. Further collisions and fire are the main dangers following a crash.

Highway code rule: 283.

#7: When you are towing a trailer on a motorway your speed must not exceed?

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National speed limits for cars towing caravans or trailers are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 50 mph (80 km/h) on single carriageways, and 60 mph (96 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 124, 125.

#8: You enter a built-up area with traffic calming measures. What should you NOT do in such an area?

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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. You should NOT overtake other moving road users while in these areas

Highway code rule: 153.

#9: Which of the following is most likely to take an unusual course at roundabouts?

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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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: You are driving down this narrow street. What should you be especially aware of?

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You should drive slowly and carefully on streets where there are likely to be pedestrians, cyclists and parked cars. Look out for vehicles moving off and car doors opening.

Highway code rule: 152.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: You are trying to find a parking space in a busy town. You can see there is space on the zigzag lines of a zebra crossing. Can you park there?

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You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines.

Highway code rule: 191.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: You are driving along a wet road. How can you tell if your vehicle is aquaplaning?

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If the steering becomes unresponsive, it probably means that water is preventing the tyres from gripping the road. Ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually.

Highway code rule: 227.

#19: You are being overtaken by a van that is taking a long time to pass. What should you do?

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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.

#20: The two-second rule refers to how you should:

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The two-second rule refers to a following distance. Always keep at least two seconds space cushion between you and the vehicle ahead. When the weather is bad you should double that time.

Highway code rule: 126.

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