Mock Test #7 – Prepare for the Final Exam

Mock Test #7 - Prepare for the Final Exam

#1: This sign means:

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Horse-drawn vehicles likely to be in the road.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#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 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.

#22: 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.

#23: 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.

#24: 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.

#25: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: Using a mobile phone while driving is:

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Using hands-free equipment is allowed, but likely to distract your attention from the road.

You MUST NOT use a hand-held mobile phone, or similar device, when driving or when supervising a learner driver, except to call 999 or 112 in a genuine emergency when it is unsafe or impractical to stop.

Highway code rule: 149.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: What does this sign mean?

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Staggered junction ahead.

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

#35: 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.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: When a car starts to skid, the skid is mainly caused by

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Skidding is usually caused by the driver braking, accelerating or steering too harshly or driving too fast for the road conditions. A road that is normally safe can become dangerous when it is slippery. Slow down to a speed at which you can control the car.

Highway code rule: 119.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: 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.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

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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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