Mock Test #7 – Prepare for the Final Exam

Mock Test #7 - Prepare for the Final Exam

#1: You can use the engine of your vehicle to control your speed. How do you do this?

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Select a lower gear before you reach a long downhill slope. This will help to control your speed.

Highway code rule: 160.

#2: A white arrow is painted on the road ahead. What does it mean?

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Areas of white diagonal stripes or chevrons separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right. A white arrow may be painted on the road as a reminder to keep left of markings. This type of arrow may also mark the route that high vehicles should take under a low bridge.

Highway code rule: 130.

#3: You approach a cyclist at a junction. The cyclist signals a turn. You should:

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Give cyclists time and space. Overtake only when it is safe

Highway code rules: 182, 212.

#4: When must you stop on a motorway?

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You MUST NOT stop except in an emergency, when told to do so by the police or HA traffic officers, or when red lights on the overhead signals flash above all lanes.

Highway code rule: 270.

#5: What does this sign prohibit?

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No overtaking.

The sign is used where forward visibility makes overtaking hazardous and the prohibition is not dealt with by double white lines. No overtaking signs might also be used at road works.

#6: At junctions you should look particularly for motorcyclists and cyclists. Why is this?

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A motorcycle or bicycle is more difficult to see than other vehicles. They are easily hidden in a vehicle's blind spot and can be easily overlooked in heavy traffic.

Highway code rules: 170, 211.

#7: When you approach a traffic signal displaying a steady amber light, you must:

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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.

#8: When you are stationary you must NOT use your horn:

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You must not use your horn when stationary, except when another road user poses a danger.

Highway code rule: 112.

#9: You are on a two-lane dual carriageway. For which of the following would you use the right-hand lane?

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On a two-lane dual carriageway you should stay in the left-hand lane. Use the right-hand lane for overtaking or turning right. After overtaking, move back to the left-hand lane when it is safe to do so.

Highway code rule: 137.

#10: At the scene of a traffic accident you should do the following, except:

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Further collisions and fire are the main dangers following a crash. Approach any vehicle involved with care. Switch off all engines and, if possible, warn other traffic. Stop anyone from smoking. Get help. Proper medical assistance is essential. DO NOT give injured people anything to eat or drink.

Highway code rule: 283.

#11: When you wish to pull a caravan or a trailer with a heavy load which is mostly important to check?

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You must not overload your vehicle or trailer. You should not tow a weight greater than that recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle.

Highway code rule: 98.

#12: You approach a pelican crossing. The lights change to green. An elderly person is still in the crossing, halfway across. 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: While driving, this warning light on your dashboard comes on. What does it mean?

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Make sure that you understand the meaning of all warning displays on the vehicle instrument panel. An exclamation mark in a circle could indicate that there is a fault within the braking system.

#14: You have broken down on a two-way road. You have a warning triangle. Where should you place it?

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Place a warning triangle on the road at least 45 metres (147 feet) behind your broken-down vehicle on the same side of the road.

Take great care when placing or retrieving them. Never use them on motorways.

Highway code rules: 274, 275.

#15: This cycle lane is marked by a solid white line. You must not drive or park your car in it:

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You MUST NOT drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line during its times of operation.

Highway code rule: 140.

#16: When is it a good idea to use hazard warning lights on a motorway?

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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.

Highway code rule: 116.

#17: Vehicles carrying dangerous goods in packages will be marked with plain reflective plates in which colour?

 
 
 
 
Vehicles carrying dangerous goods in packages will be marked with plain orange reflective plates.

Highway code rule: 284.

#18: You are in the right-hand lane at traffic lights. You are waiting to turn right. At which of these traffic lights may you move on?

 
 
 
 
You may proceed in the direction of the green arrow when it, or the full green light shows. Give other traffic, especially cyclists, time and room to move into the correct lane.

Highway code rule: 177.

#19: You approach a school crossing patrol officer giving this signal. What does it mean?

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This signal is a barrier to stop pedestrians crossing. You may go ahead.

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.

#20: Who is responsible for making sure that a vehicle is not overloaded?

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As a driver you must not overload your vehicle or trailer.

The heavier the load, the more difficult it is to control the vehicle.

Highway code rule: 98.

#21: What does this sign mean?

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No entry for vehicular traffic, including pedal cycles (usually indicates the end of a one-way road where all traffic is travelling in the other direction)

#22: You want to turn right and your view is obstructed by parked vehicles. What should you do?

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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.

#23: If you have to stop in a tunnel, what distance should you keep from the vehicle in front?

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If you have to stop in a tunnel, leave at least a 5-metre gap between you and the vehicle in front.

Highway code rule: 126.

#24: When you approach this sign you should:

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Quiet Lanes are places where people could be using the whole of the road for a range of activities such as children playing or for a community event. You should drive slowly and carefully and be prepared to stop to allow people extra time to make space for you to pass them in safety.

Highway code rule: 218.

#25: Which sign is used where the danger of vehicles skidding is greater than normal?

 
 
 
 
The slippery road sign is intended for use where the danger of vehicles skidding is greater than normal.

#26: Which of the following is more likely to make you sleepy when driving?

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The monotony of driving on a motorway can make you feel sleepy. To minimise the risk, plan for regular rest stops.

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#27: You are about to drive home. You cannot find the glasses you need to wear for safe driving. What is your best course of action?

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If you need to wear glasses (or contact lenses) to do drive, you must wear them at all times.

Highway code rule: 92.

#28: You are upset over another driver’s behaviour on the road. The best advice is to:

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You should not allow yourself to become agitated or involved if someone is behaving badly on the road. This will only make the situation worse.

Pull over, calm down and, when you feel relaxed, continue your journey.

Highway code rule: 147.

#29: The two-second rule tells you to keep a gap of at least two-seconds between your vehicle and the one in front when conditions are:

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Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. Allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front on roads carrying faster-moving traffic and in tunnels where visibility is reduced. This is known as the two-second rule.

Remember, the two-second rule is for good conditions. The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads.

Highway code rule: 126.

#30: When reversing your car:

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Use all your mirrors, but look mainly through the rear window. Do not depend on your rear-view or side mirrors, as you cannot see directly behind your vehicle.

Highway code rule: 202.

#31: After passing a ford with water, you should always:

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Going through water will affect your brakes. You should dry them by applying light brake pressure at low speed. Proceed at normal speeds when you are sure your brakes are working properly.

A Try your brakes sign is often installed on the exit side of a ford.

#32: Travelling in neutral or with the clutch pressed down for too long can:

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

Highway code rule: 122.

#33: What is the maximum speed for cars and motorcycles on a single carriageway road?

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National speed limits for cars and motorcycles are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 60 mph (96 km/h) on single carriageways, and 70 mph (112 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 124, 125.

#34: You are following a large lorry on a wet road. Spray makes it difficult to see ahead. What should you do to see well?

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Your ability to see and to plan ahead will be improved if you pull back to increase your separation distance. Keeping well back also allows the driver of the lorry to see you in his mirrors.

Highway code rule: 222.

#35: What does this sign mean?

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The pass either side sign is used on traffic islands, usually situated in one-way roads. Drivers may pass either side of the sign to reach the same destination immediately beyond.

#36: You are driving in town. There is a bus at the bus stop on the other side of the road. Why should you be extra careful?

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If you see a bus ahead watch out for pedestrians. If the bus is on the other side, pedestrians may cross from behind the bus and the may not be able to see you.

Highway code rule: 223.

#37: To avoid getting tired on a long journey, you should:

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Plan your journey to take sufficient breaks. A minimum break of at least 15 minutes after every two hours of driving is recommended The few minutes spent on a rest break can save your life.

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#38: You notice a ball bouncing out from a line of parked cars ahead. You should:

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Drive carefully and slowly when there is a risk of pedestrians, especially children, stepping unexpectedly into the road. You should drive with the safety of children in mind at a speed suitable for the conditions.

Highway code rules: 205, 206, 208.

#39: When carrying a heavy load or pulling a trailer you may be required to adjust:

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Carrying a load or pulling a trailer may require you to adjust the headlights.

Added weight, especially in the rear of your vehicle, may push the front of the vehicle up and alter the path of your headlight beams.

Highway code rule: 98.

#40: When you see a flashing amber lights under a school warning sign, you should:

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There may be a flashing amber signal below a school warning sign. It tells you that there may be children crossing the road ahead. Drive very slowly until you are clear of the area.

Highway code rule: 208.

#41: This sign means:

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Horse-drawn vehicles likely to be in the road.

#42: In front of you is a powered wheelchair driven by a disabled person. You should expect the vehicle to have a maximum speed of:

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These small vehicles travel at a maximum speed of 8 mph (12 km/h).

Highway code rule: 220.

#43: Which sign tells you that you are about to join a main carriageway and may have to give way?

 
 
 
 
Traffic merges ahead onto main carriageway. The sign is used is used to warn drivers that they are about to join a main carriageway and may have to concede priority.

#44: The best place for a rear-facing baby seat is the back seat. If you want to fit the baby seat into a front seat, you must make sure that:

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A rear-facing baby seat must not be fitted into a seat protected by an active frontal airbag, as in a crash it can cause serious injury or death to the child.

Highway code rule: 101.

#45: You enter a road in a built-up area. The road has several traffic calming humps. You should:

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Maintain a reduced speed along the whole of the stretch of road within the calming measures.

Highway code rule: 153.

#46: As you approach a roundabout you see a cyclist signalling right but keeping well to the left. You should:

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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.

#47: If you find yourself on a road at night with red reflective studs on your right and white ones to your left:

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

If you see red studs on your right and white studs on your left, you are going the wrong way.

Highway code rule: 132.

#48: You are driving at night on an unlit road behind another vehicle. You should

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You must dip your lights when they could dazzle or cause discomfort to a driver ahead.

Highway code rules: 113, 114.

#49: Which of the following is a hazard warning line?

   
 
 
 
Where forward visibility is restricted or on the approach to some other hazard, the centre line marking lengthens and the gaps shorten. It means that there is a hazard ahead

Highway code rule: 127.

#50: A long vehicle is preparing a left turn ahead. The driver

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Remember, large vehicles need extra room. Long vehicles may have to use the whole width of the road to make a turn.

Highway code rules: 170, 221.

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Prepare Effectively for the Final Exam

This 7th mock tests, is a full test with 50 exam questions and answers. The purpose is to prepare you for the final exam.

Most test takers get stressed before their final exam. This often results in bad performance.

Mock tests can limit that stress. Passing a full mock test will boost your confidence. Even if exam questions aren’t always identical, you can expect all of them to be very similar.

Remember, you shouldn’t just memorise questions and answers. Do research. Check facts in the Highway Code. Try to get acquainted with the basic strategies of reasoning, either verbal or non-verbal.

Start practising well ahead of the final exam and study daily. Mastering the Highway Code doesn’t happen overnight.

How Likely are You to Fail the Examination?

Here are some data for you (2015):

  • About 1.5m tests are taken every year
  • More than half of all test takers fail
  • Pass rate of the driving test in the UK is about 46%
  • 110 is the highest number of times a person has failed the theory test
  • 36 is the highest number of times the practical test has been failed

So, how can you improve your chances?

Mock tests are a proven way of learning quicker and also passing the car theory test.

It is also important for you to understand hazard perception since it is a part of the examination. The first step in recognising a hazard is to understand which situations that are more hazardous than others. Such situations are mentioned in the U.K. Highway Code and they are used in the hazard perception test.

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