Mock Test #7 – Prepare for the Final Exam

Mock Test #7 - Prepare for the Final Exam

#1: 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.

#2: This sign means:

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Horse-drawn vehicles likely to be in the road.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: If you need to use arm signals, how would you signal a left turn?

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For a left turn, extend the right hand at shoulder level, palm facing forward, and rotate it in an anti-clockwise direction.

Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal lights if necessary.

Highway code rule: 103.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: A box junction will have what painted on the road?

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Box junctions have criss-cross yellow lines painted on the road.

Highway code rule: 174.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

#22: 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.

#23: 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.

#24: 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.

#25: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: This sign means:

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Quayside or river bank.

#36: Your doctor has given you a prescription medicine. Why should you ask how the medicine will affect you?

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Drugs and medicine may affect your driving. Always check the labels or ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Highway code rule: 96.

#37: 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.

#38: You are travelling at 70 mph in good conditions. What is your typical overall stopping distance?

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Typical stopping distances are for general information only. The stopping distance will depend on your attention (thinking distance), the road surface, weather conditions, and the condition of your car.

Highway code rule: 126.

#39: When you enter a tunnel and the traffic is flowing normally, you should:

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A tunnel means limited visibility. Before entering a tunnel, switch on your dipped headlights. This will allow you to see and be seen.

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.

It is also a good idea to tune in your radio to the local frequency shown.

Highway code rule: 226.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#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 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.

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

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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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