Mock Test #8 – The Driving Examination

Mock Test 8 - The Driving Examination

#1: 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.

#2: You are following a long lorry. The driver signals to turn left into a narrow road. What should you do?

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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.

When they swing wide, they could mask another vehicle turning out of the same junction. Stay well back and be prepared to stop.

Highway code rules: 170, 221.

#3: 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.

#4: Your mobile phone rings while you are driving. Which of the following is the best thing to do?

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It is safer not to use any telephone while you are driving or riding. Find a safe place to stop first or use the voicemail facility and listen to messages later.

Highway code rule: 149.

#5: Why should you wear suitable shoes when you are driving?

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Suitable clothing and footwear help you use the controls in the correct manner.

Highway code rule: 97.

#6: Why should you keep well back when following a lorry?

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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.

#7: 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.

#8: Where is it particularly important to look out for motorcyclists and cyclists?

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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. Junctions are the most likely places for car/motorcycle collisions to occur.

Highway code rules: 170, 211.

#9: 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.

#10: If you are involved in a crash, you must:

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Stop and stay at the scene. Arrange for the emergency services to be called immediately. Give full details of the incident location and any casualties.

Highway code rules: 286, 283.

#11: 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.

#12: At the scene of a traffic accident you can do the situation worse if you:

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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.

Highway code rule: 283.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: What is the best thing to do when another road user is behaving aggressively?

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Do not make the situation worse. Try to be understanding if other road users cause problems. Do not allow yourself to become agitated or involved if someone is behaving badly on the road.

Highway code rule: 147.

#16: As a driver, you may remove your seat belt when

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You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the seat you are using. There are only a few exceptions.

You are not required to wear a seat belt if you are reversing your car or supervising a learner driver who is reversing. Exemptions are also allowed for the holders of medical exemption certificates and those making deliveries or collections in goods vehicles when travelling less than 50 metres.

Highway code rule: 99.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: You are driving on a clear night. There is a steady stream of oncoming traffic. The national speed limit applies. Which lights should you use?

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Keep your headlights dipped when full beam headlights would dazzle oncoming road users.

Highway code rules: 113, 115.

#21: What does this sign mean?

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Agricultural vehicles.

#22: For which of the following reasons should you flash your headlights to other road users?

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Only flash your headlights to let other road users know that you are there.

Highway code rule: 110.

#23: You are travelling along a motorway. You see this sign. What must you do?

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Leave motorway at next exit.

Amber flashing lights may indicate a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or a message such as Fog.

Highway code rule: 257.

#24: Your vehicle is fitted with an anti-lock braking system. When will the system start to work?

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An anti-lock braking system has sensors that detect when the wheels are about to lock.

Highway code rule: 120.

#25: 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.

#26: If your vehicle breaks down on a motorway, you should always try to:

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Pull on to the hard shoulder and stop as far to the left as possible, with your wheels turned to the left. After using an emergency telephone, return and wait near your vehicle - well away from the carriageway and hard shoulder. Never stand between your vehicle and oncoming traffic.

Highway code rules: 274, 275.

#27: Which instrument panel warning light shows that headlights are on full beams?

 
 
 
 
Make sure that you understand the meaning of all warning displays on the vehicle instrument panel.

#28: 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.

#29: What does this motorway sign mean?

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Right-hand lane 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.

#30: This marking appears on the road just before:

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The triangular marking is used only at junctions where a transverse Give Way line is painted on the road.

Highway code rule: 172.

#31: You are on a road with street lights but no traffic signs. Normally, the speed limit is

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The 30 mph limit usually applies to all traffic on all roads with street lighting unless signs show otherwise.

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.

#32: If you need to use arm signals, how would you signal a left turn?

For slowing down, extend the right hand at shoulder level with palm facing downward, and wave it downwards and upwards.

Use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal lights if necessary.

Highway code rule: 103.

#33: 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.

#34: When overtaking another vehicle at night you must be sure that:

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Keep your headlights dipped when overtaking. Switch to full beam when you are level with the other vehicle, but only if necessary and as long this do not dazzle oncoming road users.

Highway code rule: 115.

#35: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. Which shape is used for speed limit for tramcars?

 
 
 
 
The sign shown indicates the speed limit for tramcars. It is diamond in shape to distinguish it from signs for motor vehicles. Remember, all diamond-shaped signs are for tram drivers only.

#36: When approaching a long tunnel it is good advice to:

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On the approach to tunnels a sign will usually show a local radio channel. Make sure your radio is tuned to the frequency shown.

Local radio may give a warning of any incidents or congestion ahead. You should also look for variable message signs. Follow the instructions given by the signs or by tunnel officials. Accidents in tunnels can lead to serious casualties.

A tunnel means limited visibility. Do not use sunglasses and the sun visor.

Highway code rule: 146.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: When driving at dusk or dawn, you should switch your headlights on:

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Use dipped headlights, or dim-dip if fitted, in dull daytime weather, to ensure that you can be seen.

Highway code rules: 115, 226.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: What does this sign indicate?

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Climbing and crawler lanes are provided on some hills. Use this lane if you are driving a slow-moving vehicle or if there are vehicles behind you wishing to overtake.

Highway code rule: 139.

#45: You are on a road with more than one lane going in your direction. You may overtake on the left if:

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Stay in your lane if traffic is moving slowly in queues. If the queue on your right is moving more slowly than you are, you may pass on the left.

Highway code rule: 163.

#46: 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.

#47: 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.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: Which of the following may result in the highest number of penalty points added to your record?

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Failing to stop after an accident may result in 5 to 10 points.

Driving without insurance may result in 3 points in each case.

Using a hand-held mobile phone when driving may result in 3 points.

A traffic light offence may result in 3 points.

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