Free Driving Theory Test


Car Mock Test 2


You have 57 minutes to answer 50 multiple choice driving theory test questions from the latest 2022 question bank. At least 43 out of 50 questions must be answered correctly in order to pass the test. Answers may be reviewed after each question or you can wait until the end of the test for your final score. Good luck!

Your Progress

Tests Taken

Last Score

Average Score

Reveal all questions for this test ▼

A Four seconds
B One second
C Three seconds
D Two seconds
Correct Answer: A Four seconds
Explanation: Water will reduce your tyres' grip on the road. The safe separation gap of at least two seconds in dry conditions should be doubled, to at least four seconds, in wet weather.
A End of maximum speed
B End of minimum speed
C Maximum speed 30 mph
D Minimum speed 30 mph
Correct Answer: B End of minimum speed
Explanation: The red slash through the sign indicates that the restriction has ended. In this case, the restriction was a minimum speed limit of 30 mph.
A Follow another vehicle as it overtakes the tractor
B Sound your horn to make the tractor driver pull over
C Speed past, flashing your lights at oncoming traffic
D Stay behind it if you're in any doubt
Correct Answer: D Stay behind it if you're in any doubt
Explanation: Following a tractor can be frustrating, but never overtake if you're unsure whether it's safe. Ask yourself: 'Can I see far enough down the road to ensure that I can complete the manoeuvre safely?' It's better to be delayed for a minute or two than to take a chance that may cause a collision.
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: This sign is used to enable pedestrians to walk free from traffic. It's often found in shopping areas.
A They give directions to car parks
B They give mandatory instructions
C They give motorway information
D They give temporary directions during a diversion
Correct Answer: B They give mandatory instructions
Explanation: Signs with blue circles generally give mandatory instruction. These are often found in urban areas and include signs for mini-roundabouts and directional arrows.
A Minor roads
B Motorway routes
C Primary roads
D Tourist directions
Correct Answer: D Tourist directions
Explanation: Signs with a brown background give directions to places of interest. They're often seen on a motorway, directing you along the easiest route to the attraction.
A Mini-roundabout
B No vehicles
C Ring road
D Roundabout
Correct Answer: D Roundabout
Explanation: As you approach a roundabout, look well ahead and check all signs. Decide which exit you wish to take and move into the correct position as you approach the roundabout, signalling as required.
A No entry for traffic turning left
B No through road on the left
C Turn left for ferry terminal
D Turn left for parking area
Correct Answer: B No through road on the left
Explanation: This sign shows you that you can't get through to another route by turning left at the junction ahead.
A During daylight hours only
B If the line nearest to you is broken
C To pick up or set down passengers
D When there are no yellow lines
Correct Answer: C To pick up or set down passengers
Explanation: You mustn't park or stop on a road marked with double white lines (even where one of the lines is broken) except to pick up or set down passengers.
A No, only fuel stops will be needed
B No, you'll be less tired if you get there as soon as possible
C Yes, regular stops help concentration
D Yes, you should plan to stop every half an hour
Correct Answer: C Yes, regular stops help concentration
Explanation: Try to plan your journey so that you can take rest stops. It's recommended that you take a break of at least 15 minutes after every two hours of driving or riding. This should help to maintain your concentration.
A Face the oncoming traffic
B Keep your back to the traffic
C Stand on the hard shoulder
D Stay close to the carriageway
Correct Answer: A Face the oncoming traffic
Explanation: Traffic is passing you at speed. If the draught from a large lorry catches you by surprise, it could blow you off balance and even onto the carriageway. By facing the oncoming traffic, you can see approaching lorries and so be prepared for their draught. You'll also be in a position to see any other hazards approaching.
A Cars only
B Motorcycles only
C No cars
D No motorcycles
Correct Answer: D No motorcycles
Explanation: You must comply with all traffic signs and be especially aware of those signs that apply specifically to the type of vehicle you're using.
A Leave the motorway at the next exit
B Move into the right-hand lane
C Pass the lorry on the left
D Stop behind the flashing lights
Correct Answer: C Pass the lorry on the left
Explanation: Sometimes work is carried out on the motorway without closing the lanes. When this happens, signs are mounted on the back of lorries to warn other road users of the roadworks ahead.
A When you're driving at a constant high speed
B When you're passing a side road on the left
C When you're staying at the minimum allowed speed
D When you're turning right or overtaking
Correct Answer: D When you're turning right or overtaking
Explanation: Normally you should travel in the left-hand lane and only use the right-hand lane for overtaking or turning right. Move back into the left lane as soon as it's safe but don't cut in across the path of the vehicle you've just passed.
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Even though you have priority, be prepared to give way if other drivers don't. This will help to avoid congestion, confrontation or even a collision.
A There's a fault with your vehicle
B There's a radar speed trap ahead
C They're giving way to you
D They're warning you of their presence
Correct Answer: D They're warning you of their presence
Explanation: If other drivers flash their headlights, this isn't a signal to show priority. The flashing of headlights has the same meaning as sounding the horn: it's a warning of their presence.
A The exhaust emissions
B The fuel consumption
C The suspension
D The tyre grip
Correct Answer: D The tyre grip
Explanation: If the road surface becomes very hot, it can soften. Tyres are unable to grip a soft surface as well as they can a firm dry one. Take care when cornering and braking.
A The cyclist may get off and push their bicycle
B The cyclist may move to the left and dismount
C The cyclist may swerve into the road
D The cyclist may wish to turn right at the end of the road
Correct Answer: C The cyclist may swerve into the road
Explanation: When following a cyclist, be aware that they have to deal with the hazards around them. They may wobble or swerve to avoid a pothole in the road or see a potential hazard and change direction suddenly. Don't follow them too closely or rev your engine impatiently.
A To enable parents to pick up or drop off children safely
B To enable teachers to have clear access to the school
C To ensure children can see and be seen when they're crossing the road
D To ensure delivery vehicles have easy access to the school
Correct Answer: C To ensure children can see and be seen when they're crossing the road
Explanation: These markings are found on the road outside schools. Don't stop or park on them, even to set down or pick up children. The markings are there to ensure that drivers, riders, children and other pedestrians have a clear view of the road in all directions.
A Cars
B Cyclists
C High-sided vehicles
D Motorcyclists
Correct Answer: A Cars
Explanation: Although cars are the least likely to be affected, side winds can take anyone by surprise. This is most likely to happen after overtaking a large vehicle, when passing gaps between hedges or buildings, and on exposed sections of road.
A To avoid puncturing the tyres on the edge of the drain covers
B To avoid splashing pedestrians on the pavement
C To help judge the bend using the drain covers as marker points
D To prevent the motorcycle sliding on the metal drain covers
Correct Answer: D To prevent the motorcycle sliding on the metal drain covers
Explanation: Other drivers or riders may have to change course due to the size or characteristics of their vehicle. Understanding this will help you to anticipate their actions. Motorcyclists and cyclists will be checking the road ahead for uneven or slippery surfaces, especially in wet weather. They may need to move across their lane to avoid surface hazards such as potholes and drain covers.
A Move the person off the road
B Remove their leather jacket
C Remove their safety helmet
D Seek medical assistance
Correct Answer: D Seek medical assistance
Explanation: If someone has been injured, the sooner proper medical attention is given the better. Ask someone to phone for help or do it yourself. An injured person should only be moved if they're in further danger. An injured motorcyclist's helmet shouldn't be removed unless it's essential.
Correct Answer: D Warn other traffic
Explanation: The motorcyclist is in an extremely vulnerable position, exposed to further danger from traffic. Approaching vehicles need advance warning in order to slow down and safely take avoiding action or stop. Don't put yourself or anyone else at risk. Use the hazard warning lights on your vehicle to alert other road users to the danger.
A Find their parents and explain what's happening
B Open their airway and begin CPR
C Put them in the recovery position and slap their back
D Talk to them confidently until an ambulance arrives
Correct Answer: B Open their airway and begin CPR
Explanation: If a young child has stopped breathing, first check that their airway is open and then begin CPR. With a young child, you may only need to use one hand and you shouldn't press down as far as you would with an adult. Continue the procedure until the child is breathing again or until a medical professional takes over.
A Open their airway
B Put their arms across their chest
C Roll them onto their side
D Shake them firmly
Correct Answer: A Open their airway
Explanation: It's important to ensure that the airway is open before you start CPR. To open the casualty's airway, place your fingers under their chin and lift it forward.
A Drive faster to complete your journey sooner
B Leave the motorway and stop in a safe place
C Play some loud music
D Stop on the hard shoulder for a rest
Correct Answer: B Leave the motorway and stop in a safe place
Explanation: If you feel sleepy, you should leave the motorway at a service area or at the next exit and stop in a safe place to rest. A supply of fresh air can help to keep you alert before you reach the exit, but it isn't a substitute for stopping and resting.
A Brake gently and repeatedly
B Drive at a slow speed in the highest gear possible
C Drive in a low gear at all times
D Use the parking brake if the wheels start to slip
Correct Answer: B Drive at a slow speed in the highest gear possible
Explanation: If you're travelling on an icy road, extra caution will be required to avoid loss of control. Keeping your speed down and using the highest gear possible will reduce the risk of the tyres losing their grip on this slippery surface.
A Check for bicycles on your left
B Check your right mirror
C Move out to the right
D Move up closer to the car ahead
Correct Answer: A Check for bicycles on your left
Explanation: If you've been in a queue of traffic and are about to turn left, check your nearside for cyclists as they often filter past on the nearside of slow-moving or stationary vehicles.
A Close all your windows and set the heating to warm
B Increase your speed and turn up the radio volume
C Leave the motorway at the next exit and rest
D Pull up on the hard shoulder and change drivers
Correct Answer: C Leave the motorway at the next exit and rest
Explanation: If you feel yourself becoming tired or sleepy, you should leave the motorway at the next exit or services and stop for a rest. If you have to drive a long way, leave earlier and plan your journey to include rest stops. That way, you're less likely to become tired while driving and you'll still arrive in good time.
A Complete the journey without stopping
B Eat a large meal before driving
C Play loud music in the car
D Take regular refreshment breaks
Correct Answer: D Take regular refreshment breaks
Explanation: Long-distance driving can be boring. This, coupled with a stuffy, warm vehicle, can make you feel tired and sleepy. Make sure you take rest breaks to help you stay awake and alert. Stop in a safe place before you get to the stage of fighting sleep.
A Flash your main-beam headlights
B Pull down your sun visor
C Shade your eyes with your hand
D Slow down or stop
Correct Answer: D Slow down or stop
Explanation: If the headlights of an oncoming vehicle dazzle you, slow down or, if necessary, stop. Don't close your eyes or swerve, as you'll increase your chances of having a collision. Don't flash your headlights either, as this could dazzle other drivers and make the situation worse.
Correct Answer: C 60 mph
Explanation: The speed limit for cars towing caravans or trailers on dual carriageways or motorways is 60 mph. Due to the increased weight and size of the combination, you should plan further ahead. Take care in windy weather, as a strong side wind can make a caravan or large trailer unstable.
A Make a 'three-point' turn in the main road
B Make a U-turn in the main road
C Turn around in a side road
D Turn into a side road on the right and reverse into the main road
Correct Answer: C Turn around in a side road
Explanation: Don't turn around in a busy street or reverse from a side road into a main road. Find a quiet side road and choose a place to turn around where you won't obstruct an entrance or exit. Look out for pedestrians and cyclists as well as other traffic.
A 100 metres (328 feet)
B 25 metres (82 feet)
C 45 metres (147 feet)
D 5 metres (16 feet)
Correct Answer: C 45 metres (147 feet)
Explanation: Advance warning triangles fold flat and don't take up much room. Use one to warn other road users if your vehicle has broken down or if there has been an incident. Place it at least 45 metres (147 feet) behind your vehicle (or the incident), on the same side of the road or verge. Place it further back if the scene is hidden by, for example, a bend, hill or dip in the road. Don't use warning triangles on motorways.
A Leave your vehicle and get everyone clear
B Stay in your car until you're told to move
C Tell drivers behind what's happened
D Walk down the track and signal the next train
Correct Answer: A Leave your vehicle and get everyone clear
Explanation: If your vehicle breaks down on a level crossing, your first priority is to get everyone out of the vehicle and clear of the crossing. Then use the railway telephone, if there is one, to tell the signal operator. If you have time before the train arrives, move the vehicle clear of the crossing, but only do this if the alarm signals aren't activated.
A By driving at higher speeds where possible
B By having your vehicle serviced regularly
C By keeping an empty roof rack on your vehicle
D By revving the engine in the lower gears
Correct Answer: B By having your vehicle serviced regularly
Explanation: If you don't have your vehicle serviced regularly, the engine will gradually become less efficient. This will cause increased fuel consumption and, in turn, an increase in the amount of harmful emissions it produces.
A Continue and find another route
B Reverse into a driveway
C Reverse out of the road
D Turn around in a side road
Correct Answer: A Continue and find another route
Explanation: Never reverse or turn your vehicle around in a one-way street. It's illegal and could even cause a collision. If you've taken a wrong turn, carry on along the one-way street and find another route, checking the direction signs as you drive. Stop in a safe place if you need to check a map.
A Attempt to repair your vehicle quickly
B Stand behind your vehicle to warn others
C Stop the traffic behind and ask for help
D Switch on your hazard warning lights
Correct Answer: D Switch on your hazard warning lights
Explanation: If you can't get your vehicle onto the hard shoulder, use your hazard warning lights to warn others. Leave your vehicle only when you can safely get clear of the carriageway. Don't try to repair the vehicle or attempt to place any warning device on the carriageway.
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 tax or making a Statutory Off-Road Notification (SORN) if the vehicle is to be kept untaxed and off the road.
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: DVLA holds 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 To make them more visible in thick fog
B To make them more visible when driving at high speed
C To show when they've broken down in a dangerous position
D To warn drivers following closely to drop back
Correct Answer: A To make them more visible in thick fog
Explanation: Rear fog lights make it easier to spot a vehicle ahead in foggy conditions. Avoid the temptation to use other vehicles' lights as a guide, as they may give you a false sense of security.
A It doesn't cost anything to park here
B It helps deter thieves
C It makes it easy to find your car
D It stops the car being exposed to bad weather
Correct Answer: B It helps deter thieves
Explanation: Whenever possible, leave your car in a secure car park. This will help deter thieves.
A By using brake lights
B By using fog lights
C By using interior lights
D By using sidelights
Correct Answer: A By using brake lights
Explanation: Your brake lights will give an indication to traffic behind that you're slowing down. Good anticipation will allow you time to check your mirrors before slowing.
A Install a security-coded radio
B Leave the radio turned on
C Park in an unlit area
D Park near a busy junction
Correct Answer: A Install a security-coded radio
Explanation: A security-coded radio can deter thieves, as it's likely to be of little use when removed from the vehicle.
A A two-second time gap
B One car length
C Two car lengths
D Two metres (6 feet 6 inches)
Correct Answer: A A two-second time gap
Explanation: One way of checking there's a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front is to use the two-second rule. To check for a two-second time gap, choose a stationary object ahead, such as a bridge or road sign. When the car in front passes the object, say 'Only a fool breaks the two-second rule'. If you reach the object before you finish saying the phrase, you're too close and need to increase the gap.
A Direction indicators may not work properly
B Electrical systems could be overloaded
C The bulbs would fail
D They may be confused with brake lights
Correct Answer: D They may be confused with brake lights
Explanation: If your rear fog lights are left on when it isn't foggy, the glare they cause makes it difficult for road users behind to know whether you're braking or you've just forgotten to turn off your rear fog lights. This can be a particular problem on wet roads and on motorways. If you leave your rear fog lights on at night, road users behind you are likely to be dazzled and this could put them at risk.
A In a quiet road
B In a well-lit area
C Near a police station
D On a red route
Correct Answer: B In a well-lit area
Explanation: When you're parking at night, park in a well-lit area. This can help deter criminals from targeting your vehicle.
A When you have a Blue Badge
B When you have a wheelchair
C When you have an adapted vehicle
D When you have an advanced driver certificate
Correct Answer: A When you have a Blue Badge
Explanation: Don't park in a space reserved for disabled people unless you or your passenger are a Blue Badge holder. The badge must be displayed on the dashboard or facia panel, where it can be clearly read through the front windscreen.
A Get everyone out of the vehicle and clear of the crossing
B Telephone your vehicle recovery service to move it
C Try to push the vehicle clear of the crossing as soon as possible
D Walk along the track to give warning to any approaching trains
Correct Answer: A Get everyone out of the vehicle and clear of the crossing
Explanation: First, get yourself and anyone else well away from the crossing. If there's a railway telephone, use that to get instructions from the signal operator. Then, if there's time, move the vehicle clear of the crossing.
A Pass closely
B Pass immediately
C Pass very slowly
D Pass widely
Correct Answer: D Pass widely
Explanation: In strong winds, riders of two-wheeled vehicles are particularly vulnerable. When you overtake them, allow plenty of room. Check to the left as you pass to make sure they're safe.

A Driving with rear fog lights on
B Following another vehicle too closely
C Reversing into a parking space
D Using the rear door of a hatchback car
Correct Answer: B Following another vehicle too closely
Explanation: 'Tailgating' is the term used when a driver or rider follows the vehicle in front too closely. It's dangerous because it restricts their view of the road ahead and leaves no safety margin if the vehicle in front needs to slow down or stop suddenly. Tailgating is often the underlying cause of rear-end collisions or multiple pile-ups.
A Doors opening on parked cars
B Empty parking spaces
C The uneven road surface
D Traffic following behind
Correct Answer: A Doors opening on parked cars
Explanation: When passing parked cars, there's a risk that a driver or passenger may not check before opening the door into the road. A defensive driver will drive slowly and be looking for people who may be about to get out of their car.
A The footpaths are narrow
B The road markings are faint
C The road surface is poor
D The view is restricted
Correct Answer: D The view is restricted
Explanation: You may have to pull forward slowly until you can see up and down the road. Be aware that the traffic approaching the junction can't see you either. If you don't know that it's clear, don't go.
A By displaying a 'stop' sign
B By displaying a red light
C By giving you an arm signal
D By pointing to children on the opposite pavement
Correct Answer: A By displaying a 'stop' sign
Explanation: If a school crossing patrol steps out into the road with a 'stop' sign, you must stop. Don't wave anyone across the road and don't get impatient or rev your engine.
A Be careful; they may misjudge your speed
B Expect them to wait for you to pass
C Speed up to get past them quickly
D Stop and wave them across the road
Correct Answer: A Be careful; they may misjudge your speed
Explanation: Older people may have impaired hearing, vision, concentration and judgement. They may also walk slowly and so could take a long time to cross the road.
A Assume the signal is wrong and that it's turning right
B Get closer in order to pass it quickly
C Overtake it as it starts to slow down
D Stay well back and give it room
Correct Answer: D Stay well back and give it room
Explanation: A long vehicle may need to swing out in the opposite direction as it approaches a turn, to allow the rear wheels to clear the kerb. Don't try to filter through if you see a gap; as the lorry turns, the gap will close.
A It allows easy location by the emergency services
B It connects you to a local garage
C Mobile phones don't work on motorways
D Using a mobile phone will distract other drivers
Correct Answer: A It allows easy location by the emergency services
Explanation: On a motorway, it's best to use a roadside emergency telephone so that the emergency services are able to find you easily. The location of the nearest telephone is shown by an arrow on marker posts at the edge of the hard shoulder. If you use a mobile, the operator will need to know your exact location. Before you call, find out the number on the nearest marker post. This number will identify your exact location.
A Between each pair of lanes
B Between the acceleration lane and the carriageway
C Between the central reservation and the carriageway
D Between the hard shoulder and the carriageway
Correct Answer: C Between the central reservation and the carriageway
Explanation: On motorways, reflective studs of various colours are fixed in the road between the lanes. These help you to identify which lane you're in when it's dark or in poor visibility. Amber-coloured studs are found on the right-hand edge of the main carriageway, next to the central reservation.
Correct Answer: D 70 mph
Explanation: Make sure that you know the speed limit for the road that you're on. The speed limit on a dual carriageway or motorway is 70 mph for cars and motorcycles, unless signs indicate otherwise. The speed limits for different types of vehicle are listed in The Highway Code.
A By double or single yellow lines
B By hazard warning lines
C By pedestrian islands
D By street lighting
Correct Answer: D By street lighting
Explanation: There's a 30 mph speed limit where there are street lights unless signs show another limit.
A When oncoming traffic prevents you from turning right
B When you're in a queue of traffic going ahead
C When you're in a queue of traffic turning left
D When you're on a roundabout
Correct Answer: A When oncoming traffic prevents you from turning right
Explanation: The purpose of yellow box markings is to keep junctions clear of queuing traffic. You may only wait in the marked area when you're turning right and your exit lane is clear but you can't complete the turn because of oncoming traffic or other traffic waiting to turning right.
A No trams ahead
B Oncoming trams
C Trams crossing ahead
D Trams only
Correct Answer: C Trams crossing ahead
Explanation: This sign tells you to beware of trams. If you don't usually drive in a town where there are trams, remember to look out for them at junctions and look for tram rails, signs and signals.
A At a level crossing
B At a pedestrian crossing
C On a motorway slip road
D On a single-track road
Correct Answer: C On a motorway slip road
Explanation: When driving on a motorway or slip road, you mustn't enter an area marked with chevrons and bordered by a solid white line for any reason, except in an emergency.
A 11 tonne weight limit
B Right-hand lane T-junction only
C Right-hand lane closed ahead
D Through traffic to use left lane
Correct Answer: C Right-hand lane closed ahead
Explanation: You should change lanes as directed by the sign. Here, the right-hand lane is closed but the left-hand and centre lanes are available. Merging in turn is recommended when it's safe and traffic is going slowly; for example, at roadworks or a road traffic incident. When vehicles are travelling at speed, this isn't advisable and you should move into the appropriate lane in good time.
A The driver is a foreign visitor
B The driver is a rescue patrol officer
C The driver is first-aid trained
D The driver is likely to be a disabled person
Correct Answer: D The driver is likely to be a disabled person
Explanation: If a disabled driver's vehicle breaks down and they're unable to walk to an emergency phone, they're advised to stay in their car and switch on the hazard warning lights. They may also display a 'help' pennant in their vehicle.
A Flash your headlights
B Give an arm signal
C Position over the centre line
D Sound the horn
Correct Answer: B Give an arm signal
Explanation: In some situations, you may feel your indicators can't be seen by other road users. If you think you need to make your intention more obvious, give the arm signal shown in The Highway Code.
A In the left-hand lane
B In the middle lane
C In the right-hand lane
D On the hard shoulder
Correct Answer: A In the left-hand lane
Explanation: The colours of the reflective studs on the motorway and their locations are
- red - between the hard shoulder and the carriageway
- white - between lanes
- amber - between the carriageway and the central reservation
- green - along slip-road exits and entrances
- bright green/yellow - at roadworks and contraflow systems
A Flash your headlights
B Overtake as soon as you can
C Slow down and stay behind
D Sound your horn
Correct Answer: C Slow down and stay behind
Explanation: Be patient and stay behind the car in front. You shouldn't normally overtake other vehicles in areas subject to traffic calming. If you overtake here, you may easily exceed the speed limit, defeating the purpose of the traffic-calming measures.
A Battery acid
B Distilled water
C Engine coolant
D Engine oil
Correct Answer: B Distilled water
Explanation: Some modern batteries are maintenance-free. Check your vehicle handbook and, if necessary, make sure that the plates in each battery cell are covered with fluid.
A Be prepared to brake sharply to a stop
B Be prepared to stop for any traffic
C Brake and stop only for large vehicles
D Brake sharply to a stop before looking
Correct Answer: B Be prepared to stop for any traffic
Explanation: When approaching a junction where the traffic lights have failed, you should proceed with caution. Treat the situation as an unmarked junction and be prepared to stop.
A Ignore the following driver and continue to travel within the speed limit
B Move over to a position just left of the centre line of the road
C Signal left and wave the following driver past
D Slow down, gradually increasing the gap between you and the vehicle in front
Correct Answer: D Slow down, gradually increasing the gap between you and the vehicle in front
Explanation: If the driver behind is following too closely, there's a danger they'll collide with the back of your car if you stop suddenly. You can reduce this risk by slowing down and increasing the safety margin in front of you. This reduces the chance that you'll have to stop suddenly and allows you to spread your braking over a greater distance. This is an example of defensive driving.
A Both trams and cars can continue
B Both trams and cars must stop
C Cars must stop
D Trams must stop
Correct Answer: D Trams must stop
Explanation: The white light shows that trams must stop. The green light shows that other vehicles can go if the way is clear. Trams are being introduced into more cities, so you're likely to come across them and you should learn which signs apply to them.
A Stop even if the road is clear
B Stop only if a red light is showing
C Stop only if children are waiting to cross
D Stop only if traffic is approaching
Correct Answer: A Stop even if the road is clear
Explanation: Stop' signs are situated at junctions where visibility is restricted or where there's heavy traffic. They must be obeyed: you must stop. Take good all-round observation before moving off.
A Check your vehicle registration document
B Contact your local garage
C Look at a map
D Look in your vehicle handbook
Correct Answer: C Look at a map
Explanation: Planning your journey before you set out can help to make it much easier and more pleasant, and may help to ease traffic congestion. Look at a map to help you do this. You may need maps of different scales, depending on where and how far you're going. Printing or writing out the route can also help.
A Flushed complexion
B Pale grey skin
C Slow pulse
D Warm dry skin
Correct Answer: B Pale grey skin
Explanation: The effects of shock may not be immediately obvious. Warning signs are rapid pulse, sweating, pale grey skin and rapid shallow breathing.
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: C 38 metres (125 feet)
Explanation: Be aware that this is just the braking distance. You need to add the thinking distance to this to give the overall stopping distance. At 50 mph, the typical thinking distance will be 15 metres (50 feet), plus a braking distance of 38 metres (125 feet), giving an overall stopping distance of 53 metres (175 feet). The stopping distance could be greater than this, depending on your attention and response to any hazards. These figures are a general guide.
A Driving licence
B Theory test certificate
C Vehicle registration document
D Vehicle service record
Correct Answer: A Driving licence
Explanation: You must stop if you've been involved in a collision which results in injury or damage. The police may ask to see your driving licence and insurance details at the time or later at a police station.
A To check for emerging traffic
B To check for overtaking vehicles
C To look for pedestrians about to cross
D To make sure the side road is clear
Correct Answer: B To check for overtaking vehicles
Explanation: A motorcyclist could be riding along the outside of the queue. Always check your mirror before turning, as situations behind you can change in the time you've been waiting to turn.
A Always wait for the green light before proceeding
B Give way to any pedestrians on the crossing
C Signal the pedestrian to cross
D Wait for the red-and-amber light before proceeding
Correct Answer: B Give way to any pedestrians on the crossing
Explanation: The flashing amber light allows pedestrians already on the crossing to get to the other side before a green light shows to the traffic. Be aware that some pedestrians, such as elderly people and young children, need longer to cross. Let them do this at their own pace.
A Keep in the middle of the road
B Keep just left of the middle of the road
C Keep well to the left of the road
D Swing out to the right just before turning
Correct Answer: C Keep well to the left of the road
Explanation: Your road position can help other road users to anticipate your actions. Keep to the left as you approach a left turn and don't swing out into the centre of the road in order to make the turn easier. This could endanger oncoming traffic and may cause other road users to misunderstand your intentions.
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 Drive slowly to the next service area to get assistance
B Pull up on the hard shoulder. Change the wheel as quickly as possible
C Pull up on the hard shoulder. Use the emergency phone to get assistance
D Switch on your hazard warning lights. Stop in your lane
Correct Answer: C Pull up on the hard shoulder. Use the emergency phone to get assistance
Explanation: Pull up on the hard shoulder and make your way to the nearest emergency telephone to call for assistance. Don't attempt to repair your vehicle while it's on the hard shoulder, because of the risk posed by traffic passing at high speeds.
A Brake harder because it's impossible to skid
B Drive at higher speeds
C Pay less attention to the road ahead
D Steer and brake harshly at the same time
Correct Answer: D Steer and brake harshly at the same time
Explanation: If the wheels of your vehicle lock, they won't grip the road and you'll lose steering control. In good conditions, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) will prevent the wheels from locking and you'll keep control of your steering. In poor weather conditions or on loose surfaces, the ABS may be less effective.
A Change down one gear before you pass
B Keep close to them as you pass
C Leave them plenty of room as you pass
D Sound your horn as you pass
Correct Answer: C Leave them plenty of room as you pass
Explanation: Allow the cyclist plenty of room in case they wobble or swerve around a pothole or raised drain. Look well ahead before you start to overtake, because you'll need to use all of the road. Look for entrances to fields where tractors or other farm machinery could be waiting to pull out.
A Be particularly careful at junctions
B Find a safe place to stop
C Reduce your speed
D Steer the vehicle with one hand
Correct Answer: B Find a safe place to stop
Explanation: Never attempt to use a hand-held phone while you're driving, except in a genuine emergency. It's illegal and will take your attention away from driving, putting you at greater risk of causing a collision.
A The rider may be blown across in front of you
B The rider may be travelling faster than normal
C The rider may stop suddenly
D The rider may turn off suddenly to get out of the wind
Correct Answer: A The rider may be blown across in front of you
Explanation: If you're driving in high winds, be aware that the conditions might force a motorcyclist or cyclist to swerve or wobble. Take this into consideration if you're following or wish to overtake a two-wheeled vehicle.
A In any lane
B In the left-hand lane
C In the middle lane
D On the hard shoulder
Correct Answer: B In the left-hand lane
Explanation: You'll see the first advance direction sign one mile from a motorway exit. If you're travelling at 60 mph in the right-hand lane, you'll only have about 50 seconds before you reach the countdown markers. There'll be another sign at the half-mile point. Move to the left-hand lane in good time. Don't cut across traffic at the last moment and don't risk missing your exit.
A Better fuel economy
B Lower vehicle excise duty (road tax)
C Reduced insurance premiums
D Slower journey times
Correct Answer: A Better fuel economy
Explanation: All vehicles need to be serviced to keep working efficiently. An efficient engine uses less fuel and produces fewer harmful emissions than an engine that's running inefficiently. Keeping the vehicle serviced to the manufacturer's schedule should also make it more reliable and reduce the chance of it breaking down.
A When you change to a higher gear
B When you change to a lower gear
C When you only use the handbrake
D When you're in neutral
Correct Answer: B When you change to a lower gear
Explanation: When you take your foot off the accelerator, engines have a natural resistance to turn, caused mainly by the cylinder compression. Changing to a lower gear requires the engine to turn faster and so it will have greater resistance than when it's made to turn more slowly. When going downhill, changing to a lower gear will therefore help to keep the vehicle's speed in check.
A Close your sunroof
B Remove any sunglasses
C Switch off your radio
D Switch on your windscreen wipers
Correct Answer: B Remove any sunglasses
Explanation: If you're wearing sunglasses, you should remove them before driving into a tunnel. If you don't, your vision will be restricted, even in tunnels that appear to be well lit.
A A two-second time gap
B One car length
C Two car lengths
D Two metres (6 feet 6 inches)
Correct Answer: A A two-second time gap
Explanation: One way of checking there's a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front is to use the two-second rule. To check for a two-second time gap, choose a stationary object ahead, such as a bridge or road sign. When the car in front passes the object, say 'Only a fool breaks the two-second rule'. If you reach the object before you finish saying the phrase, you're too close and need to increase the gap.
A A vehicle overtaking you
B No sign to warn you of the bend
C No white lines in the centre of the road
D Pedestrians walking towards you
Correct Answer: D Pedestrians walking towards you
Explanation: Pedestrians walking on a road with no pavement should walk against the direction of the traffic. You can't see around this bend: there may be hidden dangers. Always keep this in mind and give yourself time to react if a hazard does appear.
A Lower speed limits
B Speed humps
C Temporary traffic lights
D Wider lanes than normal
Correct Answer: A Lower speed limits
Explanation: When approaching a contraflow system, reduce speed in good time and obey all speed limits. You may be travelling in a narrower lane than normal, with no permanent barrier between you and the oncoming traffic. Be aware that the hard shoulder may be used for traffic and the road ahead could be obstructed by slow-moving or broken-down vehicles.
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 Drive it out of the tunnel if you can do so
B Leave it where it is, with the engine running
C Park it away from the carriageway
D Pull up, then walk to an emergency telephone
Correct Answer: A Drive it out of the tunnel if you can do so
Explanation: If it's possible, and you can do so without causing further danger, it may be safer to drive a vehicle that's on fire out of a tunnel. The greatest danger in a tunnel fire is smoke and suffocation.
A Easier steering
B Improvement in control
C Increased fuel consumption
D Reduction in control
Correct Answer: D Reduction in control
Explanation: Coasting is the term used when the clutch is held down, or the gear lever is in neutral, and the vehicle is allowed to freewheel. This reduces the driver's control of the vehicle. When you coast, the engine can't drive the wheels to stabilise you through a corner, or give the assistance of engine braking to help slow the car.
A Always drive accompanied
B Avoid using motorways
C Inform the licensing authority
D Inform your local police
Correct Answer: C Inform the licensing authority
Explanation: You must tell DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland) if your health is likely to affect your ability to drive. The licensing authority will investigate your situation and then make a decision on whether or not to take away your licence.
A All the time
B In poor visibility
C On narrow streets
D When parking
Correct Answer: B In poor visibility
Explanation: You must use dipped headlights when daytime visibility is seriously reduced, generally to 100 metres (328 feet) or less. You may also use front or rear fog lights, but they must be switched off when visibility improves.
A When they're exempt for medical reasons
B When they're sitting in the rear seat
C When they're under 1.5 metres (5 feet) in height
D When they're under 14 years old
Correct Answer: A When they're exempt for medical reasons
Explanation: If you have adult passengers, it's their responsibility to wear a seat belt, but you should still remind them to use one as they get in the car. It's your responsibility to make sure that all children in your car are secured with an appropriate restraint. Exemptions are allowed for those with a medical exemption certificate.

Read less

3692 votes - average 4.8 out of 5

These 15 mock tests cover the entire 2022 official DVSA revision bank. Like the real theory test, each mock is 57 minutes long and the pass mark is 43 out of 50. Questions are randomly selected from 14 topics. You also have the option of practicing in “test view” which closely resembles the real theory test.
As of 28 September 2020, three out of the 50 questions in your theory test will be based on a short video clip. Below are 9 video clip tests for you to practice with.