Mock Test #6 – Study Help for Your Theory Test

Mock Test #6 - Study Help

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#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: Which sign shows that you enter a one-way road?

The one-way traffic sign requires vehicles to proceed in one direction only.

#5: 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.

#6: You are on a motorway. There are red flashing lights above every lane. In this situation you must:

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When red lamps are flashing above your lane, you MUST STOP unless you can move safely to a lane where red signals are not showing. When red lamps are flashing above all lanes, you MUST NOT go beyond the signal in any lane.

Highway code rule: 258.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: You are travelling on this one-way street. You wish to turn right ahead. How should you position yourself?

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Unless road signs or markings indicate otherwise, you should use
  • the left-hand lane when going left
  • the right-hand lane when going right
  • the most appropriate lane when going straight ahead.

Highway code rule: 143.

#10: If two occupied restraints prevent fitment of a third child restraint in a car, a child may use an adult belt, unless the child is:

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Correct child restraint must be used if the child is under three years of age.

If one is not available in a taxi, the child may travel unrestrained.

Highway code rules: 99, 100.

#11: 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.

#12: Which of the following may apply when dealing with this hazard?

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In winter, streams are likely to flood. In extremely cold weather, they could ice over. Assess the situation carefully before you drive through. Be aware that water may hide a depth gauge.

After this hazard, 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.

#13: 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.

#14: Which pavement marking tell you to give way at major/minor road junctions?

The Give Way marking consists of two broken lines laid side by side. It is used at major/minor road junctions. It may be accompanied by the approach triangle and the Give Way sign.

Highway code rule: 172.

#15: When can you reverse from a side road into a main road?

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Do not reverse from a side road into a main road. Drive round a block of side streets, if necessary. When using a driveway, reverse in and drive out if you can.

Highway code rule: 201.

#16: You are driving through a long tunnel. What will normally warn you of congestion or an incident ahead?

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When driving through a tunnel make sure you look out for variable message signs. Follow the instructions given by the signs or by tunnel officials. Accidents in tunnels can lead to serious casualties.

Highway code rule: 146.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: Before moving off from behind a parked car it is necessary to:

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Before moving off you should:
  • use all mirrors to check the road is clear.
  • look round to check the blind spots (the areas you are unable to see in the mirrors).
  • signal if necessary before moving out.
  • look round for a final check.
Move off only when it is safe to do so.

Highway code rule: 159.



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