Mock Test #8 – The Driving Examination

Mock Test 8 - The Driving Examination

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: What does this sign mean?

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Agricultural vehicles.

#6: 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.

#7: Your vehicle breaks down on the motorway. You cannot get your vehicle onto the hard shoulder. What should you do?

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Switch on your hazard warning lights. Do not place any warning device on the motorway. Do not attempt to leave your vehicle until you can safely get clear of the carriageway.

Highway code rule: 277.

#8: 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.

#9: This school crossing patrol signal means:

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You MUST stop when a school crossing patrol shows this 'Stop for children' sign

Highway code rules: 105, 210.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: When should you turn on your headlights during the day?

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When driving in fog you should turn on your headlights to see and be seen. Use your dipped headlights in fog.

Remember, you MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet).

Highway code rules: 113, 226.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

#22: 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.

#23: 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.

#24: When driving in icy or snowy weather you should:

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When driving in icy or snowy weather drive with care, even if the roads have been treated. Allow more time for your journey. Keep well back from the road user in front as stopping distances can be ten times greater than on dry roads.

Highway code rules: 228, 230.

#25: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: When taking any medicine, you should:

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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.

#28: When overtaking another vehicle you should allow plenty of room. This is particularly important when overtaking:

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Give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car. 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.

Highway code rules: 163, 212, 213.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: What is the purpose of an Active Traffic Management (ATM) scheme on a motorway?

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An Active Traffic Management (ATM) Scheme helps reduce congestion. In areas where an Active Traffic Management (ATM) Scheme is in force, the hard shoulder may be used as a running lane. You will know when you can use this because a speed limit sign will be shown above all open lanes, including the hard shoulder.

Highway code rule: 269.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: You stop for pedestrians waiting to cross at a zebra crossing. They do not start to cross. What should you do?

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As you approach a zebra crossing, look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross. Do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across - this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching. Allow pedestrians plenty of time to cross and do not harass them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rules: 194, 195.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: It is recommended that you only use your mobile phone when:

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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.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#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: When a traffic signal is showing a steady red light:

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A red signal light means stop. You can make a right turn against a red light after you stop and yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles close enough to be a hazard. Make the right turn only when it is safe. Do not turn if a no turn on red sign is posted.

A left turn against a red light can only be made from a one-way street onto a one-way street.

Remember, in California, you may not turn against a red arrow.

Highway code rules: 175, 176, 109.

#47: 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.

#48: Which car is best positioned for a turn right from a one-way street?

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Well before you turn right from a one-way street you should take up a position in the right-hand lane or in the space marked for traffic turning right. This will show other road users what you intend to do.

Highway code rule: 179.

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

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