Mock Test #8 – The Driving Examination

Mock Test 8 - The Driving Examination

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#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: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: 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.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: When is it dangerous to overtake another vehicle?

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DO NOT overtake where traffic is queuing at junctions or road works.

Highway code rules: 165, 166, 167.

#21: 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.

#22: 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.

#23: 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.

#24: 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.

#25: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: You approach a junction with a police officer directing traffic. The officer gives this signal. You must:

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This signal means stop for traffic approaching from both front and behind.

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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: You are driving in fog with your front fog lights switched on. What should you do when the fog clears?

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You MUST switch them off when visibility improves to avoid dazzling other road users.

Highway code rules: 114, 226.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: 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.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

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