Mock Test #7 – Prepare for the Final Exam

Mock Test #7 - Prepare for the Final Exam

#1: You intend to turn left at a junction ahead. Just before turning it is important to:

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Watch out for traffic coming up on your left before you make the turn, especially if driving a large vehicle. Cyclists, motorcyclists and other road users in particular may be hidden from your view.

Highway code rule: 182.

#2: 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.

#3: You want to turn right into a side road. Just before turning you should:

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Use your mirrors to make sure you know the position and movement of traffic behind you. Give a right-turn signal. Take up a position just left of the middle of the road or in the space marked for traffic turning right. Just before turning check for traffic overtaking on your right. Do not forget your blind spot.

Highway code rule: 180.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: You are travelling along a motorway. Which sign tells you that the right-hand lane is closed ahead?

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

Highway code rule: 257.

#9: 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.

#10: What does this sign mean?

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Staggered junction ahead.

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

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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)

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: You cannot see clearly behind when reversing. What is your best course of action?

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Get someone to guide you if you cannot see clearly.

Highway code rule: 202.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

#22: 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.

#23: Motorcyclists are recommended to wear a light or brightly coloured helmet and fluorescent clothing or strips. Why?

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A motorcycle or moped 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. Wearing a light or brightly coloured helmet and fluorescent clothing or strips can make a motorcyclist more conspicuous.

Highway code rule: 86.

#24: A police car is following you. The police officer flashes the headlights and points to the left. What should you do?

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The police will normally attract your attention by flashing blue lights, headlights or sounding their siren or horn. The officer will then direct you to pull over to the side by pointing or using the left indicator.

You must pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so. Switch off your engine, turn off radio and wait for the officer to approach.

Highway code rule: 106.

#25: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: When are you allowed to cross a double solid white line in the middle of the road?

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Double white lines where the line nearest you is solid. This means you must not cross or straddle it unless it is safe and you need to enter adjoining premises or a side road.

You may cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.

Highway code rule: 129.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: At a pelican crossing the flashing amber light means you MUST:

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When the amber light is flashing, you MUST give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rule: 196.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: An anti-lock braking system is most effective when you:

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To make anti-lock brakes work correctly, or work at all, you should apply constant, firm pressure to the pedal. During an emergency stop, brake rapidly and push the brake pedal all the way to the floor.

Highway code rule: 120.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: Motorcyclists will often look round over their right shoulder just before turning right. This is because:

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If motorcyclists look over their shoulder to check blind areas it could mean that they intend to pull out, turn right or change direction.

Highway code rule: 212.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: 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.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: When is it dangerous to overtake another vehicle?

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DO NOT overtake when approaching a school crossing patrol.

Highway code rules: 165, 166, 167.

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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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