Take the random mock theory test
Your vehicle pulls to one side when you brake. What is the most likely cause of the problem?
Incorrect tyre pressure
Your handbrake is still on
Low brake fluid level
Poorly adjusted brakes
What is the most common factor in causing road accidents?
Turning right only
You are driving along a motorway. A vehicle in front switches on its hazard warning light while it is still moving. What does this mean?
There is a police car ahead
The vehicle is leaving the motorway
The vehicle is changing lanes
There is a hazard ahead
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
How old must a car be before applying for the FIRST MOT certificate?
1 year old
2 year old
3 year old
4 year old
If you consider the vehicle behind you is following too close, what should you do ?
Flash your brake lights on and off
Accelerate away to increase the gap
Apply your brakes suddenly
Increase the gap between your vehicle and the one in front by slowing down very gently
You are driving past parked cars. You notice a wheel of a bicycle sticking out between them. What should you do?
Accelerate past quickly and sound your horn
Brake sharply and flash your headlights
Slow down and wave the cyclist across
Slow down and be prepared to stop for a cyclist
There are no speed limit signs on the road. How is a 30mph limit indicated?
By hazard warning lines
By street lighting
By double yellow lines
By pedestrian islands
Who has priority at an unmarked crossroads?
The faster vehicle
The smaller vehicle
The larger vehicle
No one has priority
You are following a vehicle on a wet road. You should leave a gap of at least...
You are at the scene of an accident. Someone is suffering from shock.You should...
Tell them to pull themselves together
Keep them warm
Offer them a warm drink
Offer them a cigarette
Your car needs an MOT certificate. If you drive without one this could invalidate your...
road tax disc
vehicle registration document
vehicle service record
What's the minimum tread depth for car tyres?
You are driving in torrential rain and your vehicle begins to slide. What is this called?
A provisional licence holder must not drive a motor car
On a dual carriageway
With passengers in the back
If you are driving on a motorway and you see brake lights coming on in the distance, what would you do ?
Switch on your hazard warning lights and leave them on.
Flash your headlights.
Check the distance of the cars behind you in your mirrors.
Keep going as normal
When driving on a narrow road only wide enough for one vehicle......
You may park in the passing places.
You should consider sounding your horn at sharp bends.
You should ONLY stop and give way to farm vehicles.
You should not give way at all
When approaching a right-hand bend you should keep well to the left. Why is this?
To improve your view of the road
To let faster traffic from behind overtake
To be positioned safely if you skid
To overcome the effect of the road's slope
Before overtaking a large vehicle you should keep well back. Why is this?
To give acceleration space to overtake quickly on blind bends
To leave a gap in case the vehicle stops and rolls back
To offer other drivers a safe gap if they want to overtake you
To get the best view of the road ahead
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
You break down on a motorway. You need to call for help. Why may it be better to use an emergency roadside telephone rather than a mobile phone?
It connects you to a local garage
Using a mobile phone will distract other drivers
It allows easy location by the emergency services
Mobile phones do not work on motorways
A heavy load on your roof rack will
improve the road holding
reduce the stopping distance
make the steering lighter
You are turning left into a side road. What hazards should you be especially aware of?
One way street
You are waiting to emerge left from a minor road. A large vehicle is approaching from the right. You have time to turn, but you should wait. Why?
The large vehicle can easily hide an overtaking vehicle
The large vehicle can turn suddenly
The large vehicle is difficult to steer in a straight line
The large vehicle can easily hide vehicles from the left
Which of the following should you NOT do at the scene of an accident?
Warn other traffic by switching on your hazard warning lights
Call the emergency services immediately
Offer someone a cigarette to calm them down
Ask drivers to switch off their engines
The right-hand lane of a three-lane motorway is
for lorries only
the right-turn lane
an overtaking lane
an acceleration lane
What do these zigzag lines at pedestrian crossings mean?
No parking at any time
Slow down to 20 mph
Parking allowed only for a short time
Sounding horns is not allowed
For what reason may you use the right hand lane of a motorway. ?
For overtaking other vehicles
For driving more than 70 mph
For turning right
For keeping out of the way of lorries
When overtaking a horse and rider you should
sound your horn as a warning and then pass
wait until the rider stops the horse then pass
pass slowly and wide
pass quickly and wide
You are waiting at a level crossing. A train has passed but the light is still flashing. Do you
Edge over the stop sign to get a better look
Park your vehicle a go and investigate the problem
Carry on waiting
Phone the signal operator
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 want to move off from a parked position. The road is busy with traffic passing from behind. You should:-
Signal while waiting for a gap in the traffic.
Edge your way into the traffic until someone gives way to you.
Wait without signalling for a safe gap in the traffic.
Give a signal and move away as soon as someone flashes you.
You should reduce your speed when driving if...
The road is very dry
Another vehicle passes you
You see a sign for a bend ahead
The road is wet
What should you check your tyres for?
Tread and pressure
Quality of the brand
If it is wet
The driver in front is driving very slowly. How do you deal with them?
Drive close to their bumper until they get the message and speed up
Use your horn to make them move over so you can overtake
Stay back and wait for an opportunity to pass
Overtake them quickly
You break down on the motorway - which way should you walk to use the emergency telephone?
Follow the arrows on the marker posts
Facing oncoming traffic
Use a cell phone
You are driving at night on an unlit road in moderate traffic. You should...
Have your lights on full beam so you can see where you're going
Switch off your headlights so you can see the road
Use dipped-beam headlights
Use fog lights
When's the greatest risk of falling asleep behind a wheel?
Between midnight and 6am and 2 to 4pm
As soon as you get up
After a large lunch
After a shower
What's the best way to get your parents to relax about you and driving?
Take them out for a spin and show them how you cope with speed and braking
Drive with them as often as possible
Tell them about all the potential accidents you've escaped
Reducing your speed from 85mph to 70mph improves fuel efficiency by how much?
What does this sign show?
Use the nearside (left) lane
Special diversion route
Diversion route to the football ground
Where would you find this Sign?
On a roundabout
On a overhanging load
At the end of the motorway
At a Level crossing with no barrier
What does this sign mean?
No Road Marking
No Through Road
What is the meaning of this sign?
School crossing patrol ahead
No pedestrians allowed
Pedestrian zobe - no vehicles allowed
What is the meaning of this sign?
Double bend first to left
Bend to right
Junction on bend
At a cross-road there are no road markings, who has priority?
Traffic from the right
Traffic from ahead
Traffic from the left
What other lights normally give signals besides direction indicators
You are driving behind a cyclist as they approach a roundabout in the left hand lane. In which direction should you expect them to go?
When can you can park on the right-hand side of the road at night?
If in a one-way street
As long as your sidelights are on
If more than 10 metres (32 feet) from a junction
If under a lamp-post
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