Mock Test #7 – Prepare for the Final Exam

Mock Test #7 - Prepare for the Final Exam

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: On a road with several lanes you see these overhead signs. What do they mean?

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A red cross above your lane means that there is an obstruction ahead. Move into one of the lanes showing a green arrow. If all lanes are showing a red cross, you must stop.

Highway code rule: 258.

#5: 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.

#6: You are in the right-hand lane on a motorway. You see these overhead signs. You should:

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Change lane and reduce speed to no more than 50 mph.

Amber flashing lights may indicate a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or a message such as Fog.

Highway code rule: 257.

#7: What should you do if you are in the right-hand lane and see this sign?

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Temporary lane closure. The red bar indicates a lane that is closed ahead. Signs like this give earlier warning to drivers that they need to move over to the next lane.

#8: Unless road signs or markings indicate otherwise, which vehicle is the best position for a right turn?

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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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: Which of the following is the best advice to give to a driver who has had alcoholic drinks at a party?

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The best solution is not to drink at all when planning to drive because any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely. If you are going to drink, arrange another means of transport.

Highway code rule: 95.

#12: This sign means:

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Quayside or river bank.

#13: You approach horse riders on a country road. What is the best thing to do?

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Always pass wide and slowly. Horse riders are often children, so take extra care and remember riders may ride in double file when escorting a young or inexperienced horse or rider. Look out for horse riders' and horse drivers' signals and heed a request to slow down or stop. Take great care and treat all horses as a potential hazard.

Highway code rule: 215.

#14: 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.

#15: When using the emergency telephone on a motorway you should:

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Always face the traffic when you speak on the phone. Be prepared to state:
  • Nature of problem
  • Your name
  • Vehicle details
  • If applicable, membership number of motoring organisation.


Highway code rule: 275.

#16: 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.

#17: Which is one advantage of avoiding busy times when travelling?

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Before setting off, you should ensure that you have planned your route and allowed sufficient time. By avoiding busy times you are not adding to traffic congestion. You will also use less fuel and have a less stressful journey.

Highway code rule: 97.

#18: When are you allowed to enter an area with white chevrons bordered by solid white lines?

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Areas of white diagonal stripes or chevrons separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right. If the area is bordered by a solid white line, you MUST NOT enter it except in an emergency.

Highway code rules: 130, 165.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

#22: 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.

#23: What does this sign mean?

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Staggered junction ahead.

Look carefully in all directions for vehicles about to cross your path.

#24: 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.

#25: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: You arrive at the scene of an incident. It has just happened and someone is unconscious. Which should be given urgent priority?

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Remember the letters D R A B C.

If the person is not talking and the airway may be blocked, then place one hand under the chin and lift the chin up and forward. If they are still having difficulty with breathing then gently tilt the head back. Once the airway is open check breathing for up to 10 seconds.

Highway code rule: 283.

#29: When joining a motorway:

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When you join the motorway you will normally approach it from a road on the left (a slip road) or from an adjoining motorway. You should give priority to traffic already on the motorway. Do not force yourself into traffic.

Highway code rule: 259.

#30: 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.

#31: At a collision you suspect a casualty has back injuries. In general, you should do all of the following, except:

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DO NOT move casualties unless there is the threat of further danger. It can make injuries worse.

Highway code rule: 283.

#32: 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.

#33: Adult car passengers must wear a seat belt if one is available, unless they are

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Adult passengers aged 14 and over must wear a seat belt. Exemptions are allowed for the holders of medical exemption certificates.

Highway code rule: 99.

#34: 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)

#35: 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.

#36: You are in an Active Traffic Management area on a motorway. A red cross is shown above the hard shoulder and mandatory speed limits above all other lanes. This means that the hard shoulder:

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A red cross or blank sign above the hard shoulder means that you MUST NOT drive on the hard shoulder except in an emergency or breakdown.

Highway code rule: 269.

#37: At the entrance to a roundabout you see this line across the road. What does it mean?

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You must give way to traffic from the right at the roundabout.

Highway code rule: 172.

#38: 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.

#39: This sign means:

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Horse-drawn vehicles likely to be in the road.

#40: You approach a junction. The traffic lights are out of order. Who has priority?

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If the traffic lights are not working, treat the situation as you would an unmarked junction and proceed with great care.

Traffic lights not working means that the traffic lights do not light up. An unmarked junction does not have any give way or stop signs and will have no junction lines. In general, no one has priority in this type of junction.

Highway code rule: 176.

#41: After driving in thick fog, the fog clears and you can see more clearly. You must remember to:

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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: 114, 226.

#42: While driving on this motorway the traffic ahead of you suddenly slows down. What should you do?

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The traffic sign indicates that the right lane is closed ahead. Be wary of cars on your right cutting in and keep a safe distance to the vehicle ahead.

#43: 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.

#44: You are towing a small trailer on a three-lane motorway where all lanes are open. Which of the following rules must you follow?

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The right-hand lane of a motorway with three or more lanes MUST NOT be used if you are driving any vehicle drawing a trailer.

Highway code rule: 265.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: 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.

#48: As a provisional licence holder you must not drive a car:

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You cannot drive on the motorway with a provisional licence.

Motorways MUST NOT be used by:
  • pedestrians
  • holders of provisional motorcycle or car licences
  • riders of motorcycles under 50 cc
  • cyclists
  • horse riders
  • certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special permission)
  • agricultural vehicles
  • powered wheelchairs/powered mobility scooters.


Highway code rule: 253.

#49: If you arrive at the scene of a motorcycle crash where the rider is lying unconscious in the road, you must always:

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Get help. Proper medical assistance is essential. Try to get the assistance of bystanders. Get someone to call the appropriate emergency services on 999 or 112 as soon as possible.

DO NOT remove a motorcyclist's helmet unless it is essential.

Highway code rule: 283.

#50: Anti-lock brakes are particularly useful when you are:

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Anti-lock brakes are designed to help drivers maintain some steering ability and avoid skidding while braking. In an emergency you must brake immediately without locking your wheels.

Highway code rule: 120.

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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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