Mock Test #8 – The Driving Examination

Mock Test 8 - The Driving Examination

#1: Two vehicles reach a junction at the same time. The junction has no signs or road markings. Which driver has priority?

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In side roads and country lanes you should look out for unmarked junctions where nobody has priority.

Highway code rule: 146.

#2: You are following truck at a safe distance on a wet road. Another driver overtakes you and pulls into the gap. What is the best thing to do?

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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: You turn sharply to the left on a slippery road. The back of your vehicle suddenly slides to the right. What should you do?

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Steer into the skid. If the rear of the vehicle skids to the left, steer immediately to the left to recover.

Highway code rule: 119.

#4: You get increased engine braking when you:

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Lower gear gives increased engine braking. Select a lower gear before you reach a long downhill slope. This will help to control your speed.

Highway code rule: 160.

#5: When approaching a junction where the traffic light changes from green to amber, you should:

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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.

#6: While driving, a warning light on your vehicle’s instrument panel comes on. What should you do?

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Make sure that you understand the meaning of all warning displays on the vehicle instrument panel. If they come on while you are driving, stop and investigate the problem, as you could have a serious fault.

#7: What does this sign tell you?

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Two-way traffic.

The two-way traffic sign indicate the resumption of two-way traffic on a single carriageway road after a one-way road.

#8: At an accident someone is unconscious. When should you administer chest compressions?

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If there are no signs of life and there is no pulse, then chest compressions should be administered.

Highway code rule: 283.

#9: You have entered a built-up area. At what times are you prohibited from using your horn?

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You must not use your horn when driving in a built-up area between the hours of 11.30 pm and 7.00 am, except when another road user poses a danger.

Highway code rule: 112.

#10: This warning sign means:

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This sign is used on the approach to a railway level crossing which is equipped with gates or barriers.

It is also used at a tramway crossing if barriers are provided.

#11: You are entering traffic from a side road. Why should you be especially alert for motorcycles?

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Motorcyclists and cyclist are more difficult to see than other vehicles, especially when they are coming up from behind, coming out of junctions, at roundabouts, overtaking you or filtering through traffic.

Highway code rules: 170, 211.

#12: Why should you increase your separation distance when following a large vehicle?

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Large vehicles can block your view. Your ability to see and to plan ahead will be improved if you pull back to increase your separation distance.

If you are following too close, be aware that the driver may not be able to see you in the mirrors.

Pulling back is a good idea to both see and be seen.

Highway code rules: 126, 222.

#13: White zigzag lines close to a pedestrian crossing mean:

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You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines.

Highway code rule: 191.

#14: You are driving along a slippery road. What happens if your vehicle’s tyres lose their grip on the surface?

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As your tyres lose traction, you will also lose the ability to steer. To recover some traction and regain steering control, you must slow down. Take your foot off the accelerator.

Highway code rules: 119, 120, 227.

#15: When are you allowed to enter an area with white stripes bordered by broken 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 broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so.

Highway code rule: 130.

#16: You are driving on a motorway. You MUST stop when signalled to do so by which of these?

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When red lamps are flashing above your lane, you MUST STOP unless you can move safely to a lane where red signals are not showing. When red lamps are flashing above all lanes, you MUST NOT go beyond the signal in any lane.

Highway code rule: 258.

#17: You approach a parked ice cream van. You should:

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Drive carefully and slowly when there is a risk of pedestrians, especially children, stepping unexpectedly into the road. Slow down when passing parked vehicles, especially ice cream vans. Children are more interested in ice cream than traffic and may run into the road unexpectedly.

Highway code rules: 205, 206.

#18: On motorways you may use your hazard warning lights:

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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.

#19: When going down this narrow street a driver should particularly look out for:

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You should drive slowly and carefully on streets where there are likely to be pedestrians, cyclists and parked cars. Where children are likely to be present look out for children running out from between vehicles.

Highway code rule: 152.

#20: The legal eyesight standard means that you must be able to read a new style car number plate from at least:

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You must be able to read a vehicle number plate, in good daylight, from a distance of 20 metres (or 20.5 metres where the old style number plate is used). If you need to wear glasses (or contact lenses) to do this, you must wear them at all times.

Police have the power to require a driver to undertake an eyesight test.

Highway code rule: 92.

#21: You are driving along a country road. Horse riders are approaching. What should you do?

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When passing animals, drive slowly. Be particularly careful of horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles especially when overtaking. Always pass wide and slowly.

Highway code rules: 214, 215.

#22: In which situation are you allowed to go beyond this sign?

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Vehicles must not go beyond the sign.

The sign may be placed only by a police officer in uniform or a person acting under the instructions or authority of the chief officer of police. The sign gives an instruction to drivers not to proceed beyond it. It may be placed on a highway for a period not exceeding seven days.

#23: What does this signal mean?

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When facing a green filter arrow, you may proceed only in the direction of the arrow. Give way to vehicles and pedestrians still in the junction at the time of the light change. A directional green filter arrow means that you have priority over traffic as their lights will be on red when you make the turn. Always check that opposing traffic has stopped before proceeding.

Highway code rule: 177.

#24: You are planning a long journey. Should you include breaks in your plans?

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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.

#25: You wish to overtake a long, slow-moving vehicle ahead. Driving up close to the vehicle will:

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Do not follow other vehicles too closely. Keeping well back gives you a better view of the road ahead. Make sure that you have enough room to complete your overtaking manoeuvre before committing yourself.

Highway code rule: 164.

#26: This junction has advanced stop lines. Which vehicle has made a correct stop?

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Some signal-controlled junctions have advanced stop lines to allow cycles to be positioned ahead of other traffic.

Motorists, including motorcyclists, must stop at the first white line reached if the lights are amber or red and should avoid blocking the way or encroaching on the marked area at other times, e.g. if the junction ahead is blocked.

Highway code rule: 178.

#27: What does this sign mean?

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Sharp deviation of route to the left. The chevron sign is often used on roundabouts to face traffic on each approach and elsewhere to denote sharp changes in the direction of a road.

#28: When taking drugs that are likely to affect your driving, you should:

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You must not drive under the influence of drugs or medicine.

Check the instructions or ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Using illegal drugs is highly dangerous. Never take them if you intend to drive - the effects are unpredictable, but can be even more severe than alcohol and may result in fatal or serious road crashes.

Highway code rule: 96.

#29: What should you do when elderly people are crossing the road?

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Older pedestrians may need more time to cross the road. Be patient and allow them to cross in their own time. Do not hurry them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rule: 207.

#30: What colour are the reflective studs between a motorway and its slip road?

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Green studs mark the edge of the main carriageway at lay-bys and slip roads.

Highway code rule: 132.

#31: You are turning right onto a dual carriageway. Before emerging, you should:

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When crossing or turning right onto dual carriageways, first assess whether the central reservation is deep enough to protect the full length of your vehicle.
  • If it is, then you should treat each half of the carriageway as a separate road. Wait in the central reservation until there is a safe gap in the traffic on the second half of the road.
  • If the central reservation is too shallow for the length of your vehicle, wait until you can cross both carriageways in one go.


Highway code rule: 173.

#32: At the scene of an accident a casualty is unconscious. Their breathing should be checked. This should be done for up to

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Normal breathing should be established. Once the airway is open check breathing for up to 10 seconds.

Highway code rule: 283.

#33: A cycle lane is marked by a solid white line and this sign. When are you allowed to drive your car in this lane?

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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.

#34: What does this sign tell you?

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Priority must be given to vehicles from the opposite direction on a narrow length of road.

#35: What does a double red line along the side of the road mean?

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Red lines are used on some roads instead of yellow lines. Red Routes indicate that stopping to park, load/unload or to board and alight from a vehicle (except for a licensed taxi or if you hold a Blue Badge) is prohibited.

A single red line means that stopping is prohibited at certain times. The times that the red line prohibitions apply are shown on nearby signs.

A double red line means no stopping at any time.

Highway code rules: 240, 247.

#36: You are on a motorway with three lanes. The right-hand lane is:

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On a three-lane dual carriageway, you may use the middle lane or the right-hand lane to overtake but return to the middle and then the left-hand lane when it is safe.

Highway code rule: 138.

#37: You are at the scene of an accident. What can you do to prevent an injured person from going into shock?

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Shock is a life threatening condition. The most common cause of shock is blood loss. Some of the symptoms include
  • Pale face
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Fast, shallow breathing
  • Rapid, weak pulse
Try to make them warm and as comfortable as you can. Protect them from rain or snow, but avoid unnecessary movement.

Give reassurance confidently and try not to leave them alone or let them wander into the path of other traffic.

You should not give them anything to eat or drink.

Highway code rule: 283.

#38: What do these road markings indicate?

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Traffic calming measures such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings are intended to slow you down. When you approach these features reduce your speed.

Highway code rule: 153.

#39: When driving on icy roads stopping distances can be:

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When driving in icy or snowy weather you should keep well back from the road user in front as stopping distances can be ten times greater than on dry roads.

Highway code rule: 230.

#40: If a horse rider signals you to stop:

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Look out for horse riders' and horse drivers' signals and heed a request to slow down or stop. You must stop if a rider or driver signals you to do so.

Highway code rule: 215.

#41: You have stopped before turning right into a side road. There is a queue of traffic behind you. Why is it important to check your right mirror just before turning?

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Just before turning check for traffic overtaking on your right. Do not forget your blind spot.

Highway code rule: 179.

#42: It is a cold and wet day. Why should you stay well behind a motorcyclist?

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Motorcyclists and cyclists may suddenly need to avoid uneven road surfaces and obstacles such as drain covers or oily, wet or icy patches on the road. Give them plenty of room and pay particular attention to any sudden change of direction they may have to make.

Highway code rule: 213.

#43: Why is coasting for too long dangerous?

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Coasting can reduce driver control because
  • engine braking is eliminated
  • vehicle speed downhill will increase quickly
  • increased use of the footbrake can reduce its effectiveness
  • steering response will be affected, particularly on bends and corners
  • it may be more difficult to select the appropriate gear when needed.


Highway code rule: 122.

#44: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. What is the standard colour on a primary road sign like this is?

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Direction signs on primary routes have green backgrounds, yellow route numbers and white lettering.

Primary routes are roads of national and regional importance, other than motorways.

#45: When travelling on a motorway, you MUST stop when signalled to do so by which of these?

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You MUST follow any directions given by Police officers or Traffic officers.

Highway code rules: 108, 281.

#46: What does this sign mean?

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Agricultural vehicles.

#47: Why should you adjust your speed when going past a stationary bus?

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Watch for people getting off and crossing the road. A stationary bus at a bus stop can hide pedestrians just in front of it. Adjust your speed so you can stop safely if you need to.

You should also be ready to give way if the bus suddenly moves off. Always give priority to buses when you can do so safely,

Highway code rule: 223.

#48: What should you do as you approach this road marking?

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Road markings guide high vehicles through the highest part of an arch bridge. High vehicles may need to move to the middle of the road so that they can pass safely under the bridge. You should be ready to stop and give way to oncoming high vehicles in the middle of the road.

You may keep to the left-hand side of the road, crossing the road markings, where this would enable you to pass oncoming vehicles in safety.

Highway code rules: 166, 221.

#49: As you approach a roundabout you see a horse rider 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.

#50: You are on a single-track road. There is a pedestrian ahead. What should you do?

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Slow down when passing pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

Highway code rule: 155.

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