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: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: What does this sign mean?

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Staggered junction ahead.

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

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#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: 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.

#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: 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.

#20: 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.

#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: 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.

#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: 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.

#25: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#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: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: This sign means:

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Quayside or river bank.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: 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.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

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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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