Mock Test #7 – Prepare for the Final Exam

Mock Test #7 - Prepare for the Final Exam

#1: 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.

#2: A delivery van enters the road and cuts in close in front of you. In this situation, you should

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If someone overtakes and pulls into the gap in front of you, it is best to adjust speed and drop back, maintaining a safe gap to the vehicle in front. Speeding up or driving unpredictably is dangerous. Never sound your horn aggressively and unless there is a danger.

Highway code rule: 168.

#3: 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.

#4: 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)

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#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: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: This sign means:

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Horse-drawn vehicles likely to be in the road.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

#22: 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.

#23: 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.

#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: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: This sign means:

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Quayside or river bank.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: 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.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

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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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