Mock Test #7 – Prepare for the Final Exam

Mock Test #7 - Prepare for the Final Exam

#1: 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.

#2: What does this sign mean?

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Staggered junction ahead.

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

#3: This sign means:

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Quayside or river bank.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#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 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: What does this sign mean?

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A Give Way sign is a downward pointing triangle. It is red and white with black letters. Slow down as you approach this sign. Look to the left and the right. Give way to traffic on the main road.

#21: 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.

#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 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.

#24: 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.

#25: The use of hand-held phones while driving is prohibited. A hands-free system:

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Driving requires your full attention. Use of mobile phones, even with hands-free equipment, is likely to distract your attention from the road.

Highway code rule: 149.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#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: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: 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.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

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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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