Take the random mock theory test
Any load that is carried on a roof rack MUST be
Securely fastened when driving
Carried only when strictly necessary
As light as possible
Covered with plastic sheeting
When moving off from a parked position you should
Signal if other drivers need to slow down
Give a hand signal as well as using the indicators
Look over your shoulder for a final check
Release your brake before your final check
Road surfaces tend to be at their most slippery:-
During the late afternoon
After heavy prolonged rain
After a long dry spell followed by a shower of rain
During a long dry spell
You are following a vehicle on a wet road. You should leave a time gap of at least...
It is essential that tyre pressures are checked regularly. When should this be done?
After driving at speed
After a lengthy journey
When the tyres are cold
When the tyres are hot
Where are you most likely to be affected by crosswinds while driving a vehicle?
On a busy stretch of road
On a narrow stretch of road
On a long straight road
On an open stretch of road
What advice should you give to a driver who has had a few alcoholic drinks at a party?
Go home by public transport
Wait a short while and then drive home
Have a strong cup of coffee and then drive home
Drive home carefully and slowly
You may make a U-turn...
by mounting both pavements carefully
in a wide one-way street
on a motorway, when it is safe
when it is safe on a wide road
You are driving on a wet motorway with surface spray. You should...
use your hazard flashers
use your rear fog lights
use dipped headlights
drive in any lane with no traffic
Who is especially in danger if you cannot see as you reverse your car?
Why should you make sure that you have cancelled your indicators after turning?
To avoid flattening the battery
To avoid misleading other road users
To avoid dazzling other road users
To avoid damage to the indicator relay
How can you, as a driver, help the environment?
By reducing your speed
By using leaded fuel
By driving faster
By harsh acceleration
Your car needs an MOT certificate. If you drive without one this could invalidate your...
road tax disc
vehicle registration document
vehicle service record
Where would a catalytic converter be on a car?
The exhaust system
The air conditioning
The front headlights
You should never attempt to overtake a cyclist
When approaching a roundabout
On narrow road
Just before you turn left
On a right hand bend
The main purpose of a box junction is
To slow traffic down
To prevent junctions becoming blocked by queuing traffic
To speed traffic up
To stop you turning right at a crossroads
A friend tells you it is safe to drive after taking medicine that makes you drowsy. Do you?
Ignore their advice and do not drive
Take their advice and drive
Drive as long as they are with you
Only drive for short distances
In which of the following situations would you switch on your hazard warning lights?
When driving in thick fog.
Whilst being towed after a breakdown.
Whilst causing an unavoidable obstruction.
Whilst reversing into a side road.
When being followed by an ambulance showing a flashing blue beacon you should
pull over as soon as safely possible to let it pass
maintain your speed and course
accelerate hard to get away from it
brake harshly and immediately stop in the road
You are approaching a mini-roundabout. The long vehicle in front is signalling left but positioned over to the right. You should
sound your horn
follow the same course as the lorry
overtake on the left
keep well back
A driver pulls out of a side road in front of you. You have to brake hard. You should
ignore the error and stay calm
sound your horn to show your annoyance
flash your lights to show your annoyance
overtake as soon as possible
There is a tractor ahead of you. You wish to overtake but you are NOT sure if it is safe to do so. You should
follow another overtaking vehicle through
speed through but flash your lights to oncoming traffic
sound your horn to the slow vehicle to pull over
not overtake if you are in doubt
Who is legally responsible for ensuring that a Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C) is updated?
The registered vehicle keeper
The vehicle manufacturer
Your insurance company
The licensing authority
You are overtaking a car at night. You must be sure that
you flash your headlights before overtaking
you select a higher gear
you have switched your lights to full beam before overtaking
you do not dazzle other road users
Freezing conditions will affect the distance it takes you to come to a stop. You should expect stopping distances to increase by up to
You have just gone through deep water. To dry off the brakes you should
accelerate and keep to a high speed for a short time
go slowly while gently applying the brakes
avoid using the brakes at all for a few miles
stop for at least an hour to allow them time to dry
You MUST obey signs giving orders. These signs are mostly in
You are joining a motorway. Why is it important to make full use of the slip road. ?
To build up speed similar to those already on the motorway
To allow you full access to an overtaking lane
To allow you to use the hard shoulder if required
Because there is room to slow down if required
You are driving in a built up area. You approach a speed hump. You should
Stop, and check both pavements
Slow your vehicle right down
Wait for any pedestrians to cross
Stop, then drive over slowly
When is it safe to coast (travel in neutral or with the clutch pressed down)?
Down a hill in an area you know well
When you're running low on petrol and need to save fuel
It's never safe to coast
When you are going to park
What is the national speed limit for cars on a motorway?
You may only stop on the hard shoulder if...
You feel tired and need to sleep
It's an emergency
You need to reverse to get back to an exit
When can you use the hard shoulder on the motorway?
When you need to read a map
When you're tired
When you've broken down
Loud music in a car can cause accidents because...
It makes other drivers mad
It distracts you
It tempts you to play around with the CD
You may hate the song being played
What type of car is better for the environment?
What colour backgrounds do Motorway signs show?
What does this sign mean?
No double parking
Which type of vehicle does this sign apply to?
What is the meaning of this sign?
Uneven road surface
Icy conditions ahead
Slippery road ahead
What is the meaning of this sign?
Opening or swing bridge
When driving on a two-lane dual carriageway why would you use the right-hand lane?
Constant high speed driving
Driving at the minimum allowed speed
Overtaking slower traffic
Who are at the greatest risk from other road users?
Busy bus drivers
Learner car drivers
You are driving up to a level crossing warning lights are flashing but the barriers are up. What should you do?
Drive through quickly
Stop before the barrier
Drive through carefully
Switch on hazard warning lights
What is the shortest overall stopping distance on a dry road from 60 mph?
53 metres (174 feet)
58 metres (190 feet)
73 metres (240 feet)
96 metres (315 feet)
If as Sheppard herding sheep asks you to stop. You should?
Ignore them as they have no authority
Stop and switch off your engine
Continue on but drive slowly
Try and get past quickly
When should you not drive in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line?
At any time
During the rush hour
If a cyclist is using it
During its period of operation
You intend to turn left into a minor road. As you approach you should?
Keep just left of the middle of the road
Keep in the middle of the road
Keep well to the left of the road
Swing out just before turning to make it easier to turn
Driving a four-wheel drive vehicle will improve?
You may drive over a footpath
to overtake slow-moving traffic
if no pedestrians are near
when the pavement is very wide
to get into a property
You are driving along a road that has a cycle lane. The lane is marked by a solid white line. This means that during its period of operation
the lane may be used for parking your car
the lane may be used when necessary
you may drive in that lane at any time
you must not drive in that lane