Documents Theory Test

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A 10,000 miles
B 30,000 miles
C One year after the date it was issued
D Three years after the date it was issued
Correct Answer: C One year after the date it was issued
Explanation: Some garages will remind you that your vehicle is due for its annual MOT test, but not all do. To ensure continuous cover, you may take your vehicle for its MOT up to one month before its existing MOT certificate runs out. The expiry date on the new certificate will be 12 months after the expiry date on the old certificate.
2. What is a cover note? Mark one answer
A A document issued before you receive your MOT certificate
B A document issued before you receive your driving licence
C A document issued before you receive your insurance certificate
D A document issued before you receive your registration document
Correct Answer: C A document issued before you receive your insurance certificate
Explanation: Sometimes an insurance company will issue a temporary insurance certificate called a cover note. It gives you the same insurance cover as your certificate but lasts for a limited period, usually one month.
A Reapply for your full licence immediately
B Retake only your practical test
C Retake only your theory test
D Retake your theory and practical tests
Correct Answer: D Retake your theory and practical tests
Explanation: If you accumulate six or more penalty points within two years of gaining your first full licence it will be revoked. The six or more points include any gained due to offences you committed before passing your test. If this happens you may only drive as a learner until you pass both the theory and practical tests again.
A Until the vehicle is insured and MOT'd
B Until the vehicle is repaired or modified
C Until the vehicle is taxed, sold or scrapped
D Until the vehicle is used on the road
Correct Answer: C Until the vehicle is taxed, sold or scrapped
Explanation: A SORN allows you to keep a vehicle off-road and untaxed. SORN will end when the vehicle is taxed, sold or scrapped.
A A notification to tell DVLA that a vehicle isn't being used on the road
B A notification to tell DVSA that a vehicle doesn't have a current MOT
C Information held by insurance companies to check a vehicle is insured
D Information kept by the police about the owner of a vehicle
Correct Answer: A A notification to tell DVLA that a vehicle isn't being used on the road
Explanation: If you want to keep a vehicle untaxed and off the public road, you must make a SORN. It's an offence not to do so. Your SORN is valid until your vehicle is taxed, sold or scrapped.
A £1000
B £500
C £5000
D Unlimited
Correct Answer: D Unlimited
Explanation: Driving without insurance is a serious offence. As well as an unlimited fine, you may be disqualified or incur penalty points.
A The licensing authority
B The registered vehicle keeper
C The vehicle manufacturer
D Your insurance company
Correct Answer: B The registered vehicle keeper
Explanation: It's your legal responsibility to keep the details on your vehicle registration certificate (V5C) up to date. You should tell the licensing authority about any changes. These include your name, address or vehicle details. If you don't do this, you may have problems when you try to sell your vehicle.
A When a police officer asks you for it
B When buying or selling a vehicle
C When having an MOT inspection
D When making a SORN
Correct Answer: A When a police officer asks you for it
Explanation: You must produce a valid insurance certificate when requested by a police officer. If you can't do this immediately, you may be asked to take it to a police station. Other documents you may be asked to produce are your driving licence and the vehicle's MOT certificate.
A A valid driving licence
B A vehicle handbook
C Breakdown cover
D Proof of your identity
Correct Answer: A A valid driving licence
Explanation: Using a vehicle on the road illegally carries a heavy fine and can lead to penalty points on your driving licence. You must have
- a valid driving licence
- paid the appropriate vehicle excise duty (road tax)
- proper insurance cover
A A valid driving licence
B The handbook
C The vehicle's chassis number
D Valid insurance
Correct Answer: D Valid insurance
Explanation: The vehicle excise licence (road tax) can be renewed at post offices, vehicle registration offices, online or by phone. When applying, make sure you have all the relevant valid documents, including a valid MOT test certificate where applicable.
Correct Answer: D 7 days
Explanation: You don't have to carry around your vehicle's documents wherever you go. If a police officer asks to see them and you don't have them with you, you may be asked to produce them at a police station within 7 days.
A Apply for a driving test
B Pass their theory test
C Sign their provisional licence
D Take professional instruction
Correct Answer: C Sign their provisional licence
Explanation: Before a learner starts to drive on the road, they must have a valid provisional licence for the category of vehicle that they're driving. They must sign the licence because, without a signature, the licence isn't valid.
A That the insurance documents are in the vehicle
B That the vehicle is insured for your use
C That the vehicle owner has third-party insurance cover
D That your own vehicle has insurance cover
Correct Answer: B That the vehicle is insured for your use
Explanation: Driving a vehicle without insurance cover is illegal, so be sure that, whoever's car you drive, you're insured - whether on their policy or on your own. If you need to take out insurance, it's worth comparing several quotes before you decide which insurance provider best meets your needs.
A The vehicle excise licence (road tax)
B The vehicle service record
C Your insurance
D Your vehicle registration document
Correct Answer: C Your insurance
Explanation: If your vehicle requires an MOT certificate, it's illegal to drive it without one and your insurance may be invalid if you do so. The only exceptions are that you may drive to a pre-arranged MOT test appointment, or to a garage for repairs required for the test.
A Be accompanied on a motorway
B Display green L plates
C Have valid motor insurance
D Keep under 40 mph for 12 months
Correct Answer: C Have valid motor insurance
Explanation: It's your responsibility to make sure you're properly insured for the vehicle you're driving. This is the case regardless of whether you're a newly qualified driver or one with more experience.
A Damage to other vehicles
B Damage to your vehicle
C Fire damage to your vehicle
D Flood damage to your vehicle
Correct Answer: A Damage to other vehicles
Explanation: Third party insurance doesn't cover damage to your own vehicle or injury to yourself. If you have a crash and your vehicle is damaged you might have to carry out the repairs at your own expense.
A The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
B The car dealer
C The driver of the vehicle
D The registered keeper of the vehicle
Correct Answer: D The registered keeper of the vehicle
Explanation: The registered keeper of the vehicle is responsible for paying the vehicle excise duty or making a Statutory Off-Road Notification (SORN) if the vehicle is to be kept untaxed and off the road.
A The date of the MOT
B The registered keeper
C The service history details
D The type of insurance cover
Correct Answer: B The registered keeper
Explanation: Every vehicle used on the road has a registration document. This shows the vehicle's details, including date of first registration, registration number, registered keeper, previous keeper, make of vehicle, engine size, chassis number, year of manufacture and colour.
A When you change your vehicle
B When you take your vehicle abroad on holiday
C When you use your vehicle for work
D When your vehicle's insurance is due
Correct Answer: A When you change your vehicle
Explanation: The licensing authority needs to keep its records up to date. It sends out a reminder when a vehicle's excise licence (road tax) is due for renewal. To do this, it needs to know the name and address of the registered keeper. Every vehicle in the country is registered, so it's possible to trace its history.
A When you have to work abroad
B When you lend your vehicle to someone
C When your health affects your driving
D When your vehicle needs an MOT certificate
Correct Answer: C When your health affects your driving
Explanation: The licensing authorities hold the records of all vehicles, drivers and riders in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. They need to know if you have a medical condition that might affect your ability to drive safely. You must tell them if your health deteriorates and you become unfit to drive.
A When you complete the Pass Plus scheme
B When you don't wear glasses
C When you pass the driving test first time
D When you're under 25 years old
Correct Answer: A When you complete the Pass Plus scheme
Explanation: The cost of insurance varies with your age and how long you've been driving. Usually, the younger you are, the more expensive it is, especially if you're under 25. Pass Plus provides additional training to newly qualified drivers. The scheme is recognised by many insurance companies, and taking this extra training could give you reduced insurance premiums, as well as improving your skills and experience.
A You must be an approved driving instructor
B You must be at least 21 years old
C You must have held a licence for at least a year
D You must hold an advanced driving certificate
Correct Answer: B You must be at least 21 years old
Explanation: Learner drivers benefit by combining professional driving lessons with private practice. However, you need to be at least 21 years old and have held your driving licence for at least 3 years before you can supervise a learner driver.
A Up to seven days after the old certificate has run out
B When driving the car with the owner's permission
C When driving to an MOT centre to arrange an appointment
D When driving to an appointment at an MOT centre
Correct Answer: D When driving to an appointment at an MOT centre
Explanation: When a car is three years old (four years old in Northern Ireland), it must pass an MOT test and have a valid MOT certificate before it can be used on the road. Exceptionally, you may
- drive to a pre-arranged test appointment or to a garage for repairs required for the test
- drive vehicles made before 1960 without an MOT test, but they must be in a roadworthy condition before being used on the road
A Five years
B One year
C Seven years
D Three years
Correct Answer: D Three years
Explanation: The vehicle you drive must be roadworthy and in good condition. If it's over three years old, it must pass an MOT test to remain in use on the road. Vehicles made before 1960 are exempt from the MOT test, but they must be in a roadworthy condition before being driven on the road.
A To allow you to carry passengers
B To allow you to drive faster
C To improve your basic skills
D To let you drive on motorways
Correct Answer: C To improve your basic skills
Explanation: New drivers are far more vulnerable on the road and more likely to be involved in incidents. The Pass Plus scheme has been designed to improve new drivers' basic skills and help widen their driving experience.
A All damage and injury
B Damage to other vehicles
C Damage to your vehicle
D Injury to yourself
Correct Answer: B Damage to other vehicles
Explanation: Third-party insurance cover is usually cheaper than comprehensive cover. However, it doesn't cover any damage caused to your own vehicle or property. It only covers damage and injury you cause to others.
A Comprehensive
B Personal injury cover
C Third party only
D Third party, fire and theft
Correct Answer: C Third party only
Explanation: The minimum insurance required by law is third-party cover. This covers your liability to others involved in a collision but not damage to your vehicle. Basic third-party insurance also won't cover theft or fire damage. Ask your insurance company for advice on the best cover for you and make sure that you read the policy carefully.
A The insurance company will pay the first £100 of any claim
B You'll be paid £100 if you don't claim within one year
C You'll have to pay the first £100 of the cost of repairs to your car
D Your vehicle is insured for a value of £100 if it's stolen
Correct Answer: C You'll have to pay the first £100 of the cost of repairs to your car
Explanation: Having an excess on your policy will help to keep the premium down. However, if you make a claim, you'll have to pay the excess yourself - in this case, £100.
A To allow you to drive anyone else's vehicle
B To give you a discount on your MOT
C To improve your basic driving skills
D To increase your mechanical knowledge
Correct Answer: C To improve your basic driving skills
Explanation: After passing your practical driving test, you can take further training. One option is known as the Pass Plus scheme. It's designed to improve your basic driving skills and involves a series of modules, including night-time and motorway driving.
A Avoid mechanical breakdowns
B Increase their insurance premiums
C Supervise a learner driver
D Widen their driving experience
Correct Answer: D Widen their driving experience
Explanation: The Pass Plus scheme was created for newly qualified drivers. It aims to widen their driving experience and improve basic skills. After passing the practical driving test, additional professional training can be taken with an approved driving instructor (ADI). Some insurance companies also offer discounts to holders of a Pass Plus certificate.