Driving Theory Test Questions (2012-2018)

Below is the driving theory test questions database that was used prior to 2018. There are a lot more questions here than in the latest iteration of the database. Some questions in this database even have more than one correct answer. The DVSA have since rephrased and removed many questions, and have also simplified things by removing those questions with more than one correct answer.

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A basic rule when on motorways is
A bus has stopped at a bus stop ahead of you. Its right-hand indicator is flashing. You should
A bus lane on your left shows no times of operation. This means it is
A casualty has an injured arm. They can move it freely but it is bleeding. Why should you get them to keep it in a raised position?
A casualty is not breathing normally. Chest compressions should be given. At what rate?
A collision has just happened. An injured person is lying in a busy road. What is the FIRST thing you should do to help?
A cover note is a document issued before you receive your
A crawler lane on a motorway is found
A cycle lane is marked by a solid white line. You must not drive or park in it
A driver does something that upsets you. You should
A driver pulls out of a side road in front of you. You have to brake hard. You should
A driver’s behaviour has upset you. It may help if you
A flashing green beacon on a vehicle means
A friend wants to help you learn to drive. They must be
A heavy load on your roof rack will
A horse rider is in the left-hand lane approaching a roundabout. You should expect the rider to
A long, heavily-laden lorry is taking a long time to overtake you. What should you do?
A newly qualified driver must
A person herding sheep asks you to stop. You should
A police officer asks to see your documents. You do not have them with you. You may be asked to take them to a police station within
A properly serviced vehicle will give
A red traffic light means
A red traffic light means
A roof rack fitted to your car will
A rumble device is designed to
A single carriageway road has this sign. What is the maximum permitted speed for a car towing a trailer?
A Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) is valid
A Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) will last
A tanker is involved in a collision. Which sign shows that it is carrying dangerous goods?
A toucan crossing is different from other crossings because
A trailer must stay securely hitched up to the towing vehicle. What additional safety device can be fitted to the trailer braking system?
A vehicle has a flashing green beacon. What does this mean?
A vehicle pulls out in front of you at a junction. What should you do?
A white line like this along the centre of the road is a
After a breakdown you need to rejoin the main carriageway of a motorway from the hard shoulder. You should
After a collision someone has suffered a burn. The burn needs to be cooled. What is the shortest time it should be cooled for?
After a collision someone is unconscious in their vehicle. When should you call the emergency services?
After passing your driving test, you suffer from ill health. This affects your driving. You MUST
After this hazard you should test your brakes. Why is this?
Ahead of you there is a moving vehicle with a flashing amber beacon. This means it is
An adult casualty is not breathing. To maintain circulation, compressions should be given. What is the correct depth to press?
An elderly person’s driving ability could be affected because they may be unable to
An Emergency Refuge Area is an area
An injured motorcyclist is lying unconscious in the road. You should always
An injured person has been placed in the recovery position. They are unconscious but breathing normally. What else should be done?
An MOT certificate is normally valid for
Anti-lock brakes are most effective when you
Anti-lock brakes are of most use when you are
Anti-lock brakes can greatly assist with
Anti-lock brakes may not work as effectively if the road surface is
Anti-lock brakes prevent wheels from locking. This means the tyres are less likely to
Anti-lock brakes reduce the chances of a skid occurring particularly when
Anti-lock brakes will take effect when
Any load that is carried on a roof rack should be
Are passengers allowed to ride in a caravan that is being towed?
Areas reserved for trams may have
As a driver why should you be more careful where trams operate?
As a driver you can cause more damage to the environment by
As a driver, you can help reduce pollution levels in town centres by
As a driver you find that your eyesight has become very poor. Your optician says they cannot help you. The law says that you should tell
As a provisional licence holder, you must not drive a motor car
As a provisional licence holder you should not drive a car
As well as planning your route before starting a journey, you should also plan an alternative route. Why is this?
As you approach a pelican crossing the lights change to green. Elderly people are halfway across. You should
As you approach this bridge you should
At a busy unmarked crossroads, which of the following has priority?
At a collision you suspect a casualty has back injuries. The area is safe. You should
At a crossroads there are no signs or road markings. Two vehicles approach. Which has priority?
At a junction you see this sign partly covered by snow. What does it mean?
At a junction you see this signal. It means
At a pelican crossing the flashing amber light means you MUST
At a pelican crossing, what does a flashing amber light mean?
At a puffin crossing, which colour follows the green signal?
At a railway level crossing the red light signal continues to flash after a train has gone by. What should you do?
At an incident a casualty has stopped breathing. You should
At an incident a casualty is not breathing. To start the process to restore normal breathing you should
At an incident a casualty is unconscious but still breathing. You should only move them if
At an incident a casualty is unconscious. Which THREE of these should you check urgently?
At an incident a small child is not breathing. To restore normal breathing you should breathe into their mouth
At an incident it is important to look after any casualties. When the area is safe, you should
At an incident someone is unconscious. Your THREE main priorities should be to
At night you see a pedestrian wearing reflective clothing and carrying a bright red light. What does this mean?
At puffin crossings, which light will not show to a driver?
At road junctions which of the following are most vulnerable?
At some traffic lights there are advance stop lines and a marked area. What are these for?
At the scene of a traffic incident you should
At this blind junction you must stop
At this junction there is a stop sign with a solid white line on the road surface. Why is there a stop sign here?
At toucan crossings
At toucan crossings, apart from pedestrians you should be aware of
At traffic lights, amber on its own means
At which type of crossing are cyclists allowed to ride across with pedestrians?
Before driving anyone else’s motor vehicle you should make sure that
Before driving through a tunnel what should you do?
Before overtaking a large vehicle you should keep well back. Why is this?
Before starting a journey in freezing weather you should clear ice and snow from your vehicle’s
Before starting a journey it is wise to plan your route. How can you do this?
Before starting a journey, where can you get help to plan your route?
Before you make a U-turn in the road, you should
Braking distances on ice can be