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  • 1. 
    Triangular road signs give:
    • A. 

      Warnings

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Instructions

    • D. 

      Directions


  • 2. 

    What is the meaning of this sign?
    • A. 

      Accident blackspot ahead

    • B. 

      Pedestrian crossing ahead

    • C. 

      Light signals ahead at a level crossing

    • D. 

      Traffic queues likely


  • 3. 
    At which pedestrian crossings are cyclists permitted to cross?
    • A. 

      Toucan

    • B. 

      Zebra

    • C. 

      Puffin

    • D. 

      Pelican


  • 4. 
    Your overall stopping distance will be much longer when:
    • A. 

      Driving in fog

    • B. 

      Driving in rain

    • C. 

      Driving in strong winds

    • D. 

      Driving on a very hot day


  • 5. 
    When are you allowed to use a motorway hard shoulder?
    • A. 

      To read a map

    • B. 

      When your vehicle breaks down

    • C. 

      To rest

    • D. 

      To overtake slow moving traffic


  • 6. 
    Overloading your vehicle can seriously affect? (Select 2 answers)
    • A. 

      Your comfort

    • B. 

      The Handling

    • C. 

      Your ability to change gears

    • D. 

      The steering


  • 7. 

    What is the meaning of this sign?
    • A. 

      Side winds

    • B. 

      Quayside or river bank

    • C. 

      Falling or fallen rocks

    • D. 

      Cliff face ahead


  • 8. 
    Before reversing you should always check:
    • A. 

      The area behind you

    • B. 

      Your side mirrors

    • C. 

      All round

    • D. 

      Your rear view mirror


  • 9. 
    Which age group of drivers is most likely to be involved in an accident?
    • A. 

      17 to 25 year olds

    • B. 

      34 to 45 year olds

    • C. 

      46 to 55 year olds

    • D. 

      65 to 75 year olds


  • 10. 
    At road junctions which of the following are most vulnerable?(Mark 3 Answers)
    • A. 

      Car drivers

    • B. 

      Lorry drivers

    • C. 

      Pedestrians

    • D. 

      Cyclists

    • E. 

      Motorcyclists


  • 11. 
    You are driving in torrential rain and your vehicle begins to slide. What is this called?
    • A. 

      Ghosting

    • B. 

      Skiing

    • C. 

      Aquaplaning

    • D. 

      Coasting


  • 12. 
    Which two of these must not use motorways?
    • A. 

      Caravans

    • B. 

      Cyclists

    • C. 

      Coaches

    • D. 

      Motorcycles over 50cc

    • E. 

      Learner driver cars


  • 13. 
    The national speed limit for cars and motorcycles on a single carriageway road is?
    • A. 

      40mph

    • B. 

      50mph

    • C. 

      60mph

    • D. 

      70mph


  • 14. 
    It is essential that tyre pressures be checked regularly. When should this be done?
    • A. 

      When the tyres are cold

    • B. 

      After a long journey

    • C. 

      When the tyres are hot

    • D. 

      After filling the vehicle with fuel


  • 15. 
    As a driver, how can you help the environment?
    • A. 

      By using leaded fuel

    • B. 

      By driving faster

    • C. 

      By driving with your windows down

    • D. 

      By reducing your speed


  • 16. 
    Whilst driving on the motorway you have to slow down quickly due to a hazard. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Sound your horn

    • B. 

      Switch on your fog light

    • C. 

      Switch on your hazard lights

    • D. 

      Switch on the headlights to full beam


  • 17. 
    What is the nearest you can park your vehicle to a junction?
    • A. 

      10 Metres

    • B. 

      15 Metres

    • C. 

      20 Metres

    • D. 

      12 Metres


  • 18. 

    What is the meaning of this sign?
    • A. 

      Toll bridge ahead

    • B. 

      Opening or swing bridge ahead

    • C. 

      Humpback bridge ahead

    • D. 

      Road ahead closed


  • 19. 
    When driving in snow it is best to keep in as high a gear as possible. Why is this?
    • A. 

      To help prevent wheelspin

    • B. 

      To help you slow down quickly when you brake

    • C. 

      So that wheelspin does not cause your engine to run too fast

    • D. 

      To leave a lower gear available in case of wheelspin


  • 20. 
    At what age does a car need its first MOT certificate?
    • A. 

      2 years old

    • B. 

      3 years old

    • C. 

      4 years old

    • D. 

      5 years old


  • 21. 
    When driving at 60mph on a dry road what would be the shortest overall stopping distance?
    • A. 

      53 metres

    • B. 

      58 metres

    • C. 

      73 metres

    • D. 

      96 metres


  • 22. 
    Immediately after joining a motorway you should:
    • A. 

      Try to overtake

    • B. 

      Move to the right hand lane

    • C. 

      Keep in the left lane to get used to the speed

    • D. 

      Move to the centre lane


  • 23. 
    When are passengers allowed to ride in a caravan that is being towed?
    • A. 

      When they are over 18 years old

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      When travelling on minor roads

    • D. 

      When travelling on motorways


  • 24. 
    On a motorway traffic signs are mostly which colour?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Purple


  • 25. 

    What is the meaning of this sign?
    • A. 

      Humps on the road

    • B. 

      Humpback bridge

    • C. 

      Uneven road surface

    • D. 

      Risk of grounding


  • 26. 
    When driving through a Ford or flood water, what gear should you use?
    • A. 

      First or second

    • B. 

      Third

    • C. 

      Fourth

    • D. 

      Fifth

    • E. 

      Reverse


  • 27. 

    What is the meaning of this sign?
    • A. 

      Tunnel ahead

    • B. 

      Low bridge ahead

    • C. 

      Tourist route ahead

    • D. 

      Holiday route ahead


  • 28. 
    Which of the following is the main cause of rear-end collisions?
    • A. 

      Pedestrians crossing the road unexpectedly

    • B. 

      Driving too close to the vehicle in front

    • C. 

      Traffic lights

    • D. 

      A wet road surface


  • 29. 
    A strong crosswind is least likely to affect which of these vehicles?
    • A. 

      Cyclists

    • B. 

      Cars

    • C. 

      High-sided vehicles

    • D. 

      Motorcycles


  • 30. 
    You are about to drive home but you can't find the glasses you need to wear. You should:
    • A. 

      Drive home without going faster than 30 mph

    • B. 

      Drive home at night so that the lights will help you

    • C. 

      Find a way of getting home without driving

    • D. 

      Only drive on minor roads


  • 31. 
    Whilst driving you have an accident in which someone is injured. You must report this to the police within:
    • A. 

      12 hours

    • B. 

      24 Hours

    • C. 

      36 Hours

    • D. 

      48 Hours


  • 32. 
    It is illegal to drive with tyres that -
    • A. 

      Have a large,deep cut in the sidewall

    • B. 

      Are of different makes

    • C. 

      Were bought second-hand

    • D. 

      Are more than three years old


  • 33. 
    The reaction time of most drivers is over?
    • A. 

      1/2 second

    • B. 

      1 second

    • C. 

      2 seconds

    • D. 

      3 seconds


  • 34. 

    What is the meaning of this sign?
    • A. 

      Accompanied horses or ponies

    • B. 

      Wild horses or ponies

    • C. 

      Wild animals

    • D. 

      No horses allowed


  • 35. 

    What is the meaning of this sign
    • A. 

      Level crossing without barrier or gate

    • B. 

      Level crossing with barrier or gate

    • C. 

      Trams crossing ahead

    • D. 

      Trams only


  • 36. 
    The vehicle you are driving pulls to one side when you brake. What is the most likely cause of the problem?
    • A. 

      Poorly adjusted brakes

    • B. 

      Incorrect tyre pressure

    • C. 

      Low levels of power steering fluid

    • D. 

      A faulty handbrake


  • 37. 
    The reflective studs between a motorway and its slip road are what colour?
    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Purple


  • 38. 
    A provisional licence holder must not drive a motorcar
    • A. 

      At night

    • B. 

      On a dual carriageway

    • C. 

      Alone

    • D. 

      With passengers in the back


  • 39. 
    What shape is a STOP sign?
    • A. 

      Triangular

    • B. 

      Circular

    • C. 

      Square

    • D. 

      Octagonal


  • 40. 
    You start to feel tired whilst driving, you should?
    • A. 

      Increase your speed to reduce your journey time

    • B. 

      Decrease your speed

    • C. 

      Stop at a safe place and rest

    • D. 

      Turn on the radio and listen to loud music


  • 41. 
    When driving down a steep hill what should you do in order to control your speed?
    • A. 

      Select a high gear and use the brakes carefully

    • B. 

      Select neural and let the car freewheel down the hill

    • C. 

      Activate cruise control

    • D. 

      Select a low gear and use the brakes carefully


  • 42. 
    If you get six penalty points within two years of passing your practical test what will you have to do?
    • A. 

      Retake your theory and practical tests

    • B. 

      Incur a maximum fine of £1000

    • C. 

      Retake the theory test only

    • D. 

      Retake the practical test only


  • 43. 

    What is the meaning of this sign?
    • A. 

      Entry into a 20 mph zone

    • B. 

      End of a 20 mph zone

    • C. 

      Minimum speed 20 mph


  • 44. 
    While driving a vehicle, at what distance MUST you be able to read a number plate?
    • A. 

      10 metres (33 feet)

    • B. 

      15 metres (49 feet)

    • C. 

      20.5 metres (67 feet)

    • D. 

      30 metres (98 feet)


  • 45. 
    What does tailgating mean?
    • A. 

      Driving with your headlights on full beam.

    • B. 

      Bumping another car whilst parking

    • C. 

      Following another vehicle too closely

    • D. 

      Skidding on a dry road


  • 46. 
    At a puffin crossing which light won't you see?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Flashing amber

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Steady amber


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