Mock Test #6 – Study Help for Your Theory Test

Mock Test #6 - Study Help

#1: A guide or information sign on a primary road has the following background colour:

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Direction signs on primary routes have green backgrounds, yellow route numbers and white lettering.

Primary routes are roads of national and regional importance, other than motorways.

#2: Ahead is a with-flow bus lane which pedal cycles and taxis may also use. The sign shows no times of operation. What does this mean?

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When hours of operation are not shown the lane is in operation at all times.

Highway code rule: 141.

#3: Who is especially in danger of not being seen as you reverse your car?

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Look carefully before you start reversing. To be safe when there are children nearby, you should walk around your vehicle to make sure it is safe to reverse. As you look through the rear of your vehicle you may not be able to see a small child. Be aware of this before you reverse.

Highway code rule: 202.

#4: 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.

#5: In slow moving traffic you should reduce the distance between you and the vehicle ahead. Why is this?

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When traffic slows you should reduce the distance between you and the vehicle ahead to maintain traffic flow. Never get so close to the vehicle in front that you cannot stop safely. You should also leave enough space to be able to manoeuvre if the vehicle in front breaks down or an emergency vehicle needs to get past.

Highway code rule: 151.

#6: 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.

#7: You are turning left into a side road. Pedestrians have started to cross. What should you do?

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When turning at road junctions, you should give way to pedestrians who are already crossing the road into which you are turning.

Highway code rule: 206.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#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 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: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: When re-joining the main carriageway of a motorway after a breakdown, you should

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When re-joining the carriageway after a breakdown, build up speed on the hard shoulder. Watch for a safe gap in the traffic before you move out onto the carriageway.

Highway code rule: 276.

#19: Your overall stopping distance will be much longer when driving:

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In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads. This is because your tyres have less grip on the road.

Highway code rules: 126, 227.

#20: Which sign tells you that the dual carriageway ends ahead?

 
 
 
 
End of dual carriageway. The sign indicates the resumption of two-way traffic on a single carriageway road after a length of dual carriageway.

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