Road Signs Test

Road Signs Theory Test


Practice for your driving theory test with this free UK road signs test. You need to score 25 out of 30 to pass. These questions are derived from the Highway Code. Good luck!

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Correct Answer: A
Explanation: A 'slowing down' signal will indicate your intentions to oncoming and following vehicles. Be aware that pedestrians might start to cross as soon as they see this signal.
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: If the road has two lanes, you can use either lane and overtake on either side. Use the lane that's more convenient for your destination unless signs or road markings indicate otherwise.
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Blue circles tell you what you must do and this sign gives a clear instruction to turn left ahead. You should be looking out for signs at all times and know what they mean.
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: If you're overtaking, make sure you move back safely into the left-hand lane before you reach the end of the dual carriageway.
A On a dual carriageway
B On a one-way street
C On a roundabout
D On an urban motorway
Correct Answer: B On a one-way street
Explanation: The traffic permitted to use a contraflow lane travels in the opposite direction to traffic in the other lanes on the road.
A To pass a car signalling to turn left ahead
B To pass a road maintenance vehicle travelling at 10 mph or less
C To pass a vehicle that's towing a trailer
D To pass traffic that's queuing back at a junction
Correct Answer: B To pass a road maintenance vehicle travelling at 10 mph or less
Explanation: You may cross the solid white line to pass a stationary vehicle or to pass a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle if it's travelling at 10 mph or less. You may also cross the solid white line to enter a side road or access a property.
A Not under any circumstances
B When there's nowhere else available
C When you're dropping off children
D When you're picking up children
Correct Answer: A Not under any circumstances
Explanation: You shouldn't stop on yellow zigzag lines outside schools, not even to set down or pick up children or other passengers. This is to make sure passing drivers and pedestrians have an unobstructed view.
A Bus lane ahead
B End of two-way road
C Give priority to vehicles coming towards you
D You have priority over vehicles coming towards you
Correct Answer: D You have priority over vehicles coming towards you
Explanation: Don't force your way through. Show courtesy and consideration to other road users. Although you have priority, make sure oncoming traffic is going to give way before you continue.
A 20 mph
B 25 mph
C 35 mph
D 40 mph
Correct Answer: A 20 mph
Explanation: In some built-up areas, you may find the speed limit reduced to 20 mph. Driving at a slower speed will help give you the time and space to see and deal safely with hazards such as pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.
A Carry on with great care
B Find another route
C Maintain the same speed
D Telephone the police
Correct Answer: A Carry on with great care
Explanation: When traffic lights are out of order, treat the junction as an unmarked crossroads. Be very careful and be prepared to stop; no-one has priority.
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: To make it easy to recognise, the 'stop' sign is the only sign of this shape. You must stop and take effective observation before proceeding.
A Ahead only
B Keep left
C Minimum speed
D Road narrows
Correct Answer: D Road narrows
Explanation: Warning signs are there to make you aware of potential hazards on the road ahead. Take note of the signs so you're prepared and can take whatever action is necessary.
A End of the urban clearway restrictions
B No parking at all from Monday to Friday
C No parking on the days and times shown
D You can park on the days and times shown
Correct Answer: C No parking on the days and times shown
Explanation: Urban clearways are provided to keep traffic flowing at busy times. You may stop only briefly to set down or pick up passengers. Times of operation will vary from place to place, so always check the signs.
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 Bridge over the road
B Road ahead ends
C Uneven road surface
D Water across the road
Correct Answer: D Water across the road
Explanation: This sign is found where a shallow stream crosses the road. Heavy rainfall could increase the flow of water. If the water looks too deep or the stream has spread over a large distance, stop and find another route.
A Adverse camber
B Steep hill downwards
C Steep hill upwards
D Uneven road
Correct Answer: B Steep hill downwards
Explanation: This sign gives you an early warning that the road ahead will slope downhill. Prepare to alter your speed and gear. Looking at the sign from left to right will show you whether the road slopes uphill or downhill.
A Give way to farm vehicles
B Give way to trams
C Wait at the barriers
D Wait at the crossroads
Correct Answer: B Give way to trams
Explanation: Obey the 'give way' signs. Trams are unable to steer around you if you misjudge when it's safe to enter the junction.
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 Multi-exit roundabout
B Place of historical interest
C Risk of ice
D Six roads converge
Correct Answer: C Risk of ice
Explanation: It will take up to ten times longer to stop when it's icy. Where there's a risk of icy conditions, you need to be aware of this and take extra care. If you think the road may be icy, don't brake or steer harshly, as your tyres could lose their grip on the road.
A Lay-by 30 miles ahead
B Maximum speed 30 mph
C Minimum speed 30 mph
D Service area 30 miles ahead
Correct Answer: C Minimum speed 30 mph
Explanation: This sign is shown where slow-moving vehicles would impede the flow of traffic; for example, in tunnels. However, if you need to slow down or even stop to avoid an incident or potential collision, you should do so.
A Vehicles may not park on the verge or footway
B Vehicles may park fully on the verge or footway
C Vehicles may park on the left-hand side of the road only
D Vehicles may park on the right-hand side of the road only
Correct Answer: B Vehicles may park fully on the verge or footway
Explanation: In order to keep roads free from parked cars, there are some areas where you're allowed to park on the verge. Only do this where you see the sign. Parking on verges or footways anywhere else could lead to a fine.
A Bend to the right
B No right turn
C No traffic from the right
D Road on the right closed
Correct Answer: B No right turn
Explanation: The 'no right turn' sign may be used to warn road users that there's a 'no entry' prohibition on a road to the right ahead.
A No entry
B No parking
C No road markings
D No through road
Correct Answer: A No entry
Explanation: No entry' signs are used in places such as one-way streets to prevent vehicles driving against the traffic. To ignore one would be dangerous, both for yourself and for other road users, as well as being against the law.
A A cycle route
B A diversion route
C A pedestrian zone
D A picnic area
Correct Answer: B A diversion route
Explanation: When a diversion route has been put in place, drivers are advised to follow a symbol, which may be a black triangle, square, circle or diamond shape on a yellow background.
A Don't cross the line
B No overtaking allowed
C No stopping allowed
D You're approaching a hazard
Correct Answer: D You're approaching a hazard
Explanation: Road markings will warn you of a hazard ahead. A single broken line along the centre of the road, with long markings and short gaps, is a hazard warning line. Don't cross it unless you can see that the road is clear well ahead.
A To give directions
B To give information
C To give orders
D To give warnings
Correct Answer: D To give warnings
Explanation: This type of sign warns you of hazards ahead. Make sure you look at each sign that you pass on the road, so that you don't miss any vital instructions or information.
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Road signs in the shape of a circle give orders. Those with a red circle are mostly prohibitive. The 'stop' sign is octagonal to give it greater prominence. Signs giving orders must always be obeyed.
A Level crossings
B Motorway exits
C Pelican crossings
D Zebra crossings
Correct Answer: A Level crossings
Explanation: These signals are found at level crossings, swing or lifting bridges, some airfields and emergency access sites. The flashing red lights mean stop whether or not the way seems to be clear.
A The driver intends to turn left
B The driver intends to turn right
C The driver is slowing down
D The driver wishes to overtake
Correct Answer: A The driver intends to turn left
Explanation: There might be an occasion where another driver uses an arm signal. This may be because the vehicle's indicators are obscured by other traffic. In order for such signals to be effective, all drivers should know their meaning. Be aware that the 'left turn' signal might look similar to the 'slowing down' signal.
A Crossroads
B Give way
C Stop
D Turn right
Correct Answer: C Stop
Explanation: The 'stop' sign is the only road sign that's octagonal. This is so that it can be recognised and obeyed even if it's obscured (for example, by snow).

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