Mock Test #8 – The Driving Examination

Mock Test 8 - The Driving Examination

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: When you see flashing amber light at a pelican crossing, you must:

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Pelican crossings are signal-controlled crossings where flashing amber follows the red light.

When the amber light is flashing, you must give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rule: 196.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: 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.

#18: 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.

#19: 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.

#20: 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.

#21: 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.

#22: 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.

#23: 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.

#24: 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.

#25: 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.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: 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.

#29: 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.

#30: 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.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: 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.

#48: 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.

#49: What does this sign mean?

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Agricultural vehicles.

#50: 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.

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