Automatic Driving School Test 1

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  • 1. 

    What is the most common cause for a vehicle to skid?

    • A.

      Because the tyres are worn

    • B.

      Because the driver makes a mistake

    • C.

      Because of a poor road surface

    • D.

      Because of the weather

    Correct Answer
    B. Because the driver makes a mistake
    Explanation
    The most common cause for a vehicle to skid is because the driver makes a mistake. This could include driving too fast for the road conditions, sudden braking or acceleration, or not properly adjusting to changes in the road surface or weather. Skidding can occur when the driver loses control of the vehicle's traction, resulting in the vehicle sliding or spinning out of control. It is important for drivers to be aware of their surroundings, follow speed limits, and maintain control of their vehicle to prevent skidding accidents.

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  • 2. 

    You intend to park within a 40 mph area, and there is traffic moving in both directions. During the night you should park?

    • A.

      On the left, with your hazard lights on

    • B.

      On the left, with your parking lights on

    • C.

      On the right, with your hazard lights on

    • D.

      On the right, with your parking lights on

    Correct Answer
    B. On the left, with your parking lights on
    Explanation
    During the night, when parking within a 40 mph area with traffic moving in both directions, it is recommended to park on the left side of the road with your parking lights on. This allows other drivers to see your parked vehicle more easily, reducing the risk of accidents or collisions. Hazard lights are typically used to indicate a hazard or emergency situation, and parking lights are designed to provide minimal lighting for parked vehicles without causing confusion to other drivers.

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  • 3. 

    You are allowed to park on the right hand side of the road at night?

    • A.

      If you leave side lights on

    • B.

      If you park under a street light

    • C.

      If its a one way street

    • D.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    C. If its a one way street
    Explanation
    If it is a one-way street, you are allowed to park on the right-hand side of the road at night. This is because on a one-way street, traffic only flows in one direction, and parking on the right-hand side ensures that you are not obstructing the flow of traffic.

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  • 4. 

    During or after periods of heavy rain, the motorway is causing you visibility problems. Spray is affecting your view of the motorway and affecting general driving conditions. What should you do?

    • A.

      Use your indicators to show there is bad weather

    • B.

      Ensure you have switched on your fog lights

    • C.

      Turn on your full beam lights

    • D.

      Ensure you have your dipped beam headlights on

    Correct Answer
    D. Ensure you have your dipped beam headlights on
    Explanation
    During or after heavy rain, the spray from the motorway can significantly reduce visibility. To address this issue, it is important to ensure that you have your dipped beam headlights on. Dipped beam headlights provide adequate illumination for driving in such conditions without causing glare or reflections that can further hinder visibility. Using indicators to show bad weather or switching on fog lights may not be necessary in this situation, as they are primarily used to enhance visibility in foggy conditions, not heavy rain. Full beam lights should also be avoided as they can cause glare and reduce visibility for other drivers.

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  • 5. 

    You are driving on a motorway and it is foggy. You know where the edge of the left hand lane is because there are reflective studs. What colour are they?

    • A.

      Amber

    • B.

      Green

    • C.

      White

    • D.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    D. Red
    Explanation
    The reflective studs on the edge of the left hand lane on a motorway are red. This is because red is the standard color used for indicating the left side of the road. The red studs help drivers to clearly identify the edge of the lane, especially in foggy conditions where visibility is reduced.

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  • 6. 

    You are driving behind a long vehicle when it reaches a junction. It indicates left but moves over to the right. You should?

    • A.

      Stay well back and give it plenty of room to turn

    • B.

      Overtake as soon as you can

    • C.

      Move to the left of the vehicle

    • D.

      Sound your horn and flash your lights

    Correct Answer
    A. Stay well back and give it plenty of room to turn
    Explanation
    When a long vehicle indicates left but moves over to the right at a junction, it is likely preparing to make a wide turn. In this situation, it is important to stay well back and give the vehicle plenty of room to turn safely. Overtaking may be dangerous as the vehicle may swing out wide during the turn. Moving to the left of the vehicle is also not recommended as it may obstruct the path of the turning vehicle. Sounding the horn and flashing lights are unnecessary and may startle other drivers or cause confusion.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these emergency vehicles has a green flashing beacon?

    • A.

      A doctors car

    • B.

      Bomb disposal vehicle

    • C.

      Fire engine

    • D.

      A blood transfusion vehicle

    Correct Answer
    A. A doctors car
    Explanation
    A doctors car may have a green flashing beacon to indicate that it is an emergency vehicle. This allows the car to move quickly through traffic and alert other drivers to its presence. The green beacon is often used by doctors and other medical professionals who are responding to emergencies or transporting patients. It helps them to navigate through traffic safely and reach their destination as quickly as possible.

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  • 8. 

    When driving you should wear sensible footwear. This is because?

    • A.

      Flat shoes will mean the pedals will not wear out as quickly

    • B.

      Should you break down you will find it easier to walk

    • C.

      You will have better control of the pedals

    • D.

      It will be easier for you to adjust your seat

    Correct Answer
    C. You will have better control of the pedals
    Explanation
    Wearing sensible footwear while driving allows for better control of the pedals. This is because sensible footwear provides better grip and stability, allowing the driver to accurately and smoothly operate the pedals without slipping or losing control. It ensures that the driver's feet are securely planted on the pedals, reducing the risk of accidents or mistakes while driving.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these will help to prevent neck injuries in the event of a crash?

    • A.

      Having anti-lock brakes

    • B.

      Having a seat that is air sprung

    • C.

      Not wearing a seatbelt

    • D.

      A head restraint that is properly adjusted

    Correct Answer
    D. A head restraint that is properly adjusted
    Explanation
    A head restraint that is properly adjusted will help prevent neck injuries in the event of a crash. This is because a properly adjusted head restraint can provide support and prevent excessive movement of the head and neck during a collision. It helps to keep the head and neck aligned with the spine, reducing the risk of whiplash or other neck injuries. Anti-lock brakes, having a seat that is air sprung, and not wearing a seatbelt do not directly contribute to preventing neck injuries in a crash.

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  • 10. 

    You are driving along when you come to an area that is flooded. You drive though it but then you need to check your brakes. How do you do this?

    • A.

      Speed up and drive fast for a while

    • B.

      Stop at the side of the road to let them dry for an hour

    • C.

      You drive slowly and gently apply the brakes a few times

    • D.

      Let them dry naturally by not using them for a few miles

    Correct Answer
    C. You drive slowly and gently apply the brakes a few times
    Explanation
    Driving slowly and gently applying the brakes a few times is the correct way to check the brakes after driving through a flooded area. This allows the brakes to dry and helps to ensure that they are functioning properly. Speeding up or driving fast for a while may not effectively dry the brakes and can be dangerous. Stopping at the side of the road for an hour may not be necessary and can cause inconvenience. Letting the brakes dry naturally by not using them for a few miles may not be as effective as applying them gently to ensure they are working correctly.

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  • 11. 

    You are 1st to arrive at the scene of an accident, you should?

    • A.

      Make sure everybody has their hazard lights on

    • B.

      Make sure that everybody gets out of their vehicles

    • C.

      Make sure you do not put yourself in danger

    • D.

      Attend to anyone that is screaming

    Correct Answer
    C. Make sure you do not put yourself in danger
    Explanation
    When arriving at the scene of an accident, it is important to prioritize your own safety. This is because if you put yourself in danger, you may not be able to provide any assistance to others. By ensuring that you do not put yourself in harm's way, you can then assess the situation and take appropriate actions to help those involved in the accident.

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  • 12. 

    You are asked by a police officer to produce your documents but you do not have them with you. You may produce them at a police station within how many days?

    • A.

      Three days

    • B.

      Fourteen days

    • C.

      Thirty days

    • D.

      Seven days

    Correct Answer
    D. Seven days
    Explanation
    If a police officer asks you to produce your documents but you don't have them with you, you are allowed to produce them at a police station within seven days. This gives you a reasonable amount of time to retrieve the necessary documents and present them to the authorities.

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  • 13. 

    When must you NOT sound your horn?

    • A.

      When you are in a built up area between 7.30am and 11.30pm

    • B.

      At any time in a built up area

    • C.

      When you are in a built up area between 8pm and 11.30pm

    • D.

      When you are in a built up area between 11.30pm and 7.00am

    Correct Answer
    D. When you are in a built up area between 11.30pm and 7.00am
  • 14. 

    When are you allowed to wait in a box junction?

    • A.

      When you are waiting at a zebra crossing

    • B.

      When you are waiting to turn right but are prevented from doing so by oncoming traffic

    • C.

      Never

    • D.

      When traffic is busy and you are in a line of traffic

    Correct Answer
    B. When you are waiting to turn right but are prevented from doing so by oncoming traffic
    Explanation
    You are allowed to wait in a box junction when you are waiting to turn right but are prevented from doing so by oncoming traffic. This means that if you are at an intersection and want to turn right, but there is oncoming traffic blocking your way, you can wait in the box junction until it is safe to proceed. However, you should only enter the box junction if your exit is clear and you can completely clear the junction without stopping.

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  • 15. 

    What is an insurance cover note?

    • A.

      The document you receive before you get your registration document

    • B.

      The document that you receive before you get your MOT

    • C.

      The document you receive before you get your insurance certificate

    • D.

      The document you receive before you get your driving license

    Correct Answer
    C. The document you receive before you get your insurance certificate
    Explanation
    An insurance cover note is a document that is received before obtaining an insurance certificate. It serves as a temporary proof of insurance coverage until the official certificate is issued.

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  • 16. 

    You are travelling at the legal speed limit, another car behind you is trying to overtake. You should?

    • A.

      Increase your speed

    • B.

      Move over to the right to prevent it from overtaking

    • C.

      Report the matter to police straight away

    • D.

      Allow the car to overtake

    Correct Answer
    D. Allow the car to overtake
    Explanation
    When another car is trying to overtake you while you are traveling at the legal speed limit, the correct action is to allow the car to overtake. It is important to maintain a safe distance and allow other vehicles to pass when it is safe to do so. Blocking the car from overtaking or increasing your speed can lead to dangerous situations and may be considered aggressive driving. Reporting the matter to the police is not necessary in this situation as long as both vehicles are following the rules of the road.

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  • 17. 

    You are towing a caravan and it starts to snake from side to side. How can you stop this from happening?

    • A.

      Turn the steering wheel from side to side in the opposite direction of the snaking

    • B.

      Speed up

    • C.

      Slow down quickly

    • D.

      Slow down gently

    Correct Answer
    D. Slow down gently
    Explanation
    When a caravan starts to snake from side to side, it means that it is experiencing instability and the back of the caravan is swaying. This can be caused by various factors such as high speed, incorrect loading, or crosswinds. To stop the snaking, it is important to slow down gently. This reduces the momentum and allows the caravan to regain stability. Speeding up or slowing down quickly can exacerbate the snaking motion and make the situation worse. Turning the steering wheel from side to side in the opposite direction of the snaking is not a recommended solution as it can lead to a loss of control.

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  • 18. 

    When you are driving towards a crossroads that's unmarked, how do you know if you have priority?

    • A.

      If you are driving faster than everyone else

    • B.

      No one has priority

    • C.

      If you arrive there before everyone else

    • D.

      If you have the largest vehicle

    Correct Answer
    B. No one has priority
    Explanation
    In an unmarked crossroads, no one has priority. This means that all vehicles approaching the crossroads must yield to each other and proceed with caution. The absence of any road signs or markings indicating priority rules implies that drivers should exercise caution and communicate with other drivers to determine the right of way. It is important for drivers to be aware of their surroundings, observe other vehicles, and proceed safely to avoid accidents or conflicts at the crossroads.

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  • 19. 

    You see people waiting to cross at a pedestrian crossing. You should never wave them to cross because?

    • A.

      There maybe another vehicle approaching

    • B.

      They may just be chatting and not want to cross yet

    • C.

      It would be safer to keep going

    • D.

      They may think you are being aggressive

    Correct Answer
    A. There maybe another vehicle approaching
    Explanation
    Waving people to cross at a pedestrian crossing can be dangerous because there may be another vehicle approaching that the person may not see. By waving them to cross, you could potentially put them at risk of being hit by the approaching vehicle. It is always safer to let people make their own decision to cross when it is safe to do so.

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  • 20. 

    How long is an MOT certificate valid for?

    • A.

      Twelve Months

    • B.

      20,000 miles

    • C.

      Six Months

    • D.

      Two Years

    Correct Answer
    A. Twelve Months
    Explanation
    An MOT certificate is valid for twelve months. This means that once a vehicle passes its MOT test, it is deemed roadworthy for the next twelve months. After this period, the vehicle will need to undergo another MOT test to ensure its continued roadworthiness. The purpose of the MOT test is to check various safety and environmental aspects of the vehicle, such as its brakes, lights, exhaust emissions, and overall condition. By requiring regular MOT tests, authorities aim to ensure that vehicles on the road meet certain safety and environmental standards.

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  • 21. 

    You arrive at the scene of an accident what should you NOT do?

    • A.

      Ask other drivers to switch their engines off

    • B.

      Call the emergency services

    • C.

      Offer someone a cigarette to calm them down

    • D.

      Warn other drivers by using your hazard warning lights

    Correct Answer
    C. Offer someone a cigarette to calm them down
    Explanation
    Offering someone a cigarette to calm them down is not appropriate in the scene of an accident. Smoking can be dangerous in such situations, especially if there are fuel spills or potential fire hazards. It is important to prioritize safety and not contribute to further risks. Instead, it is advisable to call emergency services, ask other drivers to switch their engines off, and warn other drivers using hazard warning lights.

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  • 22. 

    Where will you find a crawler lane on a motorway?

    • A.

      On a slip road

    • B.

      On a steep uphill gradient

    • C.

      Before a service station

    • D.

      Next to the hard shoulder

    Correct Answer
    B. On a steep uphill gradient
    Explanation
    A crawler lane is a designated lane on a motorway that is specifically designed for slow-moving vehicles, such as trucks or vehicles towing heavy loads, to ascend steep uphill gradients at a slower speed without obstructing the flow of traffic in the other lanes. Placing a crawler lane on a steep uphill gradient allows these vehicles to maintain a steady speed and prevents them from slowing down or causing congestion in the other lanes.

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  • 23. 

    You want to tow a caravan. What can you do to help with the handling?

    • A.

      Fit power steering to the towing vehicle

    • B.

      Fit a stabilizer to the tow bar

    • C.

      Fit anti lock brakes to the towing vehicle

    • D.

      Fit a jockey wheel to the towing vehicle

    Correct Answer
    B. Fit a stabilizer to the tow bar
    Explanation
    Adding a stabilizer to the tow bar helps with the handling when towing a caravan. A stabilizer reduces the swaying and bouncing motion of the caravan, providing better stability and control to the towing vehicle. It helps to prevent the caravan from fishtailing or jackknifing, especially during turns or when encountering crosswinds. This improves the overall safety and maneuverability of the towing setup, making it easier to handle the caravan while driving.

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  • 24. 

    You are driving along when you see a hazard ahead. You should check your mirrors. Why is this?

    • A.

      Because you will need to speed up to get away from the hazard

    • B.

      So you can assess any action you take will affect other road users

    • C.

      So you can see what is happening on the road in front of you

    • D.

      Because you have to brake hard

    Correct Answer
    B. So you can assess any action you take will affect other road users
    Explanation
    When you see a hazard ahead while driving, checking your mirrors is important because it allows you to assess how your actions will impact other road users. By checking your mirrors, you can have a better understanding of the surrounding traffic and make informed decisions on how to respond to the hazard. This helps ensure the safety of both yourself and other road users by avoiding any potential collisions or disruptions in traffic flow.

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  • 25. 

    You are driving along and another driver does something that upsets you. It may help if?

    • A.

      You sound your horn

    • B.

      You flash you lights

    • C.

      You sound your horn and flash your lights and gesticulate

    • D.

      You stop your calm and have a break until you feel calmer

    Correct Answer
    D. You stop your calm and have a break until you feel calmer
    Explanation
    Taking a break and calming down when another driver upsets you is the best course of action. This allows you to regain your composure and avoid escalating the situation further. Reacting with anger or aggression, such as sounding your horn, flashing your lights, or gesticulating, can potentially lead to road rage incidents or accidents. It is important to prioritize safety and maintain a calm and focused mindset while driving.

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  • 26. 

    On a motorway there are reflective studs between each lane. What colour are they?

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Green

    • D.

      Amber

    Correct Answer
    A. White
    Explanation
    The reflective studs on a motorway are white. These studs are placed between each lane to provide visibility and guidance to drivers, especially during low light conditions or bad weather. The white color helps to reflect the headlights of vehicles, making them easily visible and ensuring that drivers can clearly see the lane markings. This enhances safety on the motorway by reducing the chances of lane drifting or confusion for drivers.

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  • 27. 

    You are driving and towing a trailer, which starts to swerve from side to side and snake. You should?

    • A.

      Release the steering wheel so that the swerving will correct itself

    • B.

      Brake hard

    • C.

      Ease off the accelerator and slow down gently

    • D.

      Speed up

    Correct Answer
    C. Ease off the accelerator and slow down gently
    Explanation
    When a trailer starts to swerve and snake, it usually indicates a loss of control. Braking hard or speeding up can worsen the situation and potentially cause the trailer to jackknife or overturn. Releasing the steering wheel is also not recommended as it can lead to further instability. The correct approach is to ease off the accelerator and slow down gently. This allows the driver to regain control and stabilize the trailer by reducing the speed and minimizing any sudden movements.

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  • 28. 

    If you park on the road at night, when should you use parking lights?

    • A.

      If you park facing oncoming traffic

    • B.

      If you park near to a bus stop

    • C.

      If you park on a road with a speed limit above 30 mph

    • D.

      If there is a continuous white line in the middle of the road

    Correct Answer
    C. If you park on a road with a speed limit above 30 mph
    Explanation
    If you park on a road with a speed limit above 30 mph, you should use parking lights at night. This is because parking lights are used to make your vehicle more visible to other drivers when it is parked in a potentially hazardous location. On roads with higher speed limits, it is important to use parking lights to alert other drivers of your presence and prevent accidents.

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  • 29. 

    When you are preparing to turn left into a side road, what should you be most wary of?

    • A.

      A one way system on the road

    • B.

      Pedestrians and cyclists

    • C.

      Vehicle parked at the side of the road

    • D.

      Congested traffic on the side road

    Correct Answer
    B. Pedestrians and cyclists
    Explanation
    When preparing to turn left into a side road, you should be most wary of pedestrians and cyclists. This is because they may be crossing the road or traveling alongside it, and they are more vulnerable to accidents. It is important to be cautious and ensure that there are no pedestrians or cyclists in your path before making the turn to avoid any potential collisions or harm to them.

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  • 30. 

    You want to make a U turn in the road. Before you do so you should?

    • A.

      Signal and the begin the manoeuvre so that other drivers can slow down for you

    • B.

      Choose a lower gear so you can make the manoeuvre quickly

    • C.

      Look over your shoulder to make sure that the road is clear

    • D.

      Use arm signals as well as indicators so that other drivers are fully aware of what you are about to do

    Correct Answer
    C. Look over your shoulder to make sure that the road is clear
    Explanation
    Before making a U-turn, it is important to look over your shoulder to ensure that the road is clear. This is necessary because relying solely on mirrors may not provide a complete view of any approaching vehicles or obstacles. By physically checking over your shoulder, you can ensure the safety of yourself and other drivers on the road.

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  • 31. 

    It is possible that an elderly person's driving could be affected because?

    • A.

      They get lost more easily

    • B.

      Their reaction times may not be as quick as they used to be

    • C.

      They are unable to give signal correctly

    • D.

      They find it difficult to read road signs and markings

    Correct Answer
    B. Their reaction times may not be as quick as they used to be
    Explanation
    As people age, their reaction times tend to slow down. This can affect their ability to respond quickly to unexpected situations on the road, such as sudden stops or changes in traffic patterns. Slower reaction times can increase the risk of accidents, especially in situations that require split-second decisions. It is important for elderly drivers to be aware of this change and take precautions, such as driving at a safe speed and maintaining a greater following distance, to compensate for their slower reaction times.

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  • 32. 

    You brake down on a motorway and need to call for assistance. Why might it be better to use the emergency roadside phone rather than your mobile phone?

    • A.

      Using a mobile phone could distract other drivers

    • B.

      The emergency roadside phone will put you straight though to a garage that can help you

    • C.

      The emergency phone allows the emergency services to know where you are

    • D.

      Using a mobile phone may interfere with the frequency of the emergency services radio

    Correct Answer
    C. The emergency phone allows the emergency services to know where you are
    Explanation
    Using the emergency roadside phone allows the emergency services to know where you are. This is important in a situation where you have broken down on a motorway and need assistance. The emergency services can quickly locate your exact position and send help to you. This may not be possible if you use your mobile phone, as it may not provide accurate location information or may have difficulty connecting to the emergency services.

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  • 33. 

    You are approaching a roundabout on a main road. There are yellow lines painted across the road. There are there?

    • A.

      To help you keep your distance from the vehicle in front

    • B.

      To make you aware of how fast you are driving

    • C.

      To help you choose the correct lane

    • D.

      To let you know how far it is to the roundabout

    Correct Answer
    B. To make you aware of how fast you are driving
    Explanation
    The yellow lines painted across the road are there to make you aware of how fast you are driving. These lines serve as a visual reference point, helping you gauge your speed and maintain a safe and appropriate speed while approaching the roundabout. They can also be used to indicate speed limits or advisory speeds for the particular road or roundabout. By being aware of your speed, you can adjust accordingly and ensure a smooth and safe entry into the roundabout.

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  • 34. 

    You are driving down a road that is lit by street lights but there are no signs to tell you what the speed limit is. In these circumstances the speed limit is usually?

    • A.

      30 mph

    • B.

      40 mph

    • C.

      50 mph

    • D.

      60 mph

    Correct Answer
    A. 30 mph
    Explanation
    In the absence of any signs indicating the speed limit, the default speed limit is typically 30 mph. This is a common practice in many areas where street lights are present but specific speed limit signs are not. The assumption is that a lower speed limit ensures safer driving conditions in areas where pedestrians or other potential hazards may be present.

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  • 35. 

    The left hand lane of a motorway is for the use of?

    • A.

      The emergency services

    • B.

      Anybody

    • C.

      Slow vehicles

    • D.

      Lorries and caravans

    Correct Answer
    B. Anybody
    Explanation
    The left hand lane of a motorway is for the use of anybody. This means that any vehicle, regardless of its speed or type, can use the left lane. It is typically used by slower vehicles or those entering or exiting the motorway, but it is not exclusive to them. Other vehicles can also use the left lane for overtaking or when the other lanes are congested.

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  • 36. 

    Why is there more risk involved in overtaking a lorry than a car?

    • A.

      Because lorries are slower than cars

    • B.

      Because a lorry is heavier than a car their brakes may not be as good

    • C.

      Because a lorry is longer than a car

    • D.

      Because the lorry may suddenly stop

    Correct Answer
    C. Because a lorry is longer than a car
    Explanation
    Overtaking a lorry is more risky than overtaking a car because a lorry is longer than a car. The length of the vehicle affects the visibility and the time required to overtake safely. A longer vehicle increases the blind spot, making it harder to see oncoming traffic and judge the distance needed to overtake. It also requires more time and distance to complete the overtaking maneuver safely. Therefore, the length of a lorry poses a greater risk compared to a car when overtaking.

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  • 37. 

    What could be badly affected if the tyres are under inflated?

    • A.

      The speed of the car

    • B.

      Changing gear

    • C.

      The suspension

    • D.

      Braking

    Correct Answer
    D. Braking
    Explanation
    If the tyres are under inflated, it can badly affect the braking of the car. Under-inflated tyres have less contact with the road surface, leading to decreased traction and longer braking distances. This can result in reduced control and increased stopping time, potentially causing accidents or collisions. Therefore, maintaining proper tyre pressure is crucial for ensuring effective braking performance and overall road safety.

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  • 38. 

    You are driving behind a tractor and would like to get past but you are not sure if it is safe to do so. What should you do?

    • A.

      Overtake as quickly as possible, while flashing your lights

    • B.

      Overtake as quickly as possible sounding your horn

    • C.

      Follow closely behind another car that is overtaking the tractor

    • D.

      Not overtake until you are certain that it is safe to do so

    Correct Answer
    D. Not overtake until you are certain that it is safe to do so
    Explanation
    The correct answer is not to overtake until you are certain that it is safe to do so. Overtaking should only be done when it is safe and legal to do so. It is important to assess the situation, consider the visibility, road conditions, and any potential hazards before attempting to overtake a vehicle. Flashing lights or sounding the horn may startle the tractor driver and cause them to react unpredictably, so it is not a safe approach. Following closely behind another car that is overtaking the tractor can also be dangerous as it reduces your visibility and increases the risk of a collision. Therefore, the best course of action is to wait until you have a clear and safe opportunity to overtake.

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  • 39. 

    You see a vehicle with a green flashing beacon. Who is this?

    • A.

      A doctor going to an emergency call

    • B.

      A gritting lorry

    • C.

      The police carrying out non emergency duties

    • D.

      A refuge collector

    Correct Answer
    A. A doctor going to an emergency call
    Explanation
    A vehicle with a green flashing beacon is typically used by doctors when they are responding to an emergency call. The green beacon helps to alert other road users that the vehicle is on an urgent medical mission. This allows the doctor to navigate through traffic more easily and quickly reach their destination to provide necessary medical assistance.

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  • 40. 

    Following too closely behind a large vehicle is not a good idea because?

    • A.

      You may need to change your speed drastically

    • B.

      The life of your battery can get shorter

    • C.

      The length of your journey will increase

    • D.

      Your upholstery could be damaged

    Correct Answer
    A. You may need to change your speed drastically
    Explanation
    Following too closely behind a large vehicle is not a good idea because you may need to change your speed drastically. When you are driving close to a large vehicle, you have less time to react to any sudden changes in their speed or movements. If the large vehicle suddenly slows down or stops, you may need to quickly brake or change lanes to avoid a collision. This can lead to abrupt speed changes, which can be dangerous for you and other drivers on the road.

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  • 41. 

    You are driving in heavy rain. Your stopping distances are likely to be?

    • A.

      Twice what they are in good conditions

    • B.

      The times what they are in good conditions

    • C.

      The same as in good conditions

    • D.

      Five times what they are in good conditions

    Correct Answer
    A. Twice what they are in good conditions
    Explanation
    When driving in heavy rain, the road conditions become slippery and visibility is reduced. This means that it takes longer for the vehicle to come to a complete stop compared to driving in good conditions. Therefore, the stopping distances are likely to be twice as long as they are in good conditions.

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  • 42. 

    To be allowed to drive on the roads a learner driver MUST?

    • A.

      Apply to take their test within twelve months

    • B.

      Have a valid, signed provisional driving license

    • C.

      Have had professional driving lessons

    • D.

      Have not received any penalty points on their license

    Correct Answer
    B. Have a valid, signed provisional driving license
    Explanation
    To be allowed to drive on the roads, a learner driver must have a valid, signed provisional driving license. This license is a legal requirement and indicates that the driver has met the necessary criteria to begin learning to drive. It serves as proof of identity, age, and eligibility to drive. Without a provisional driving license, a learner driver is not permitted to drive on public roads.

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  • 43. 

    You need to make a journey but it is very foggy. What should you do?

    • A.

      Keep two seconds behind the vehicle in front

    • B.

      Allow more time for your journey

    • C.

      Keep your full beam lights on

    • D.

      Follow the tail lights of the vehicle in front

    Correct Answer
    B. Allow more time for your journey
    Explanation
    When driving in foggy conditions, it is important to allow more time for your journey. This is because visibility is reduced, and it may be difficult to see hazards or other vehicles on the road. By allowing more time, you can drive at a slower pace and be more cautious, reducing the risk of accidents. Keeping a safe distance behind the vehicle in front, using dipped headlights or fog lights instead of full beam lights, and following the tail lights of the vehicle in front are also recommended in foggy conditions, but the most appropriate action is to allow more time for the journey.

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  • 44. 

    When should you update your V5C?

    • A.

      When your MOT is due

    • B.

      If you have an accident

    • C.

      If you move house

    • D.

      When you have passed your driving test

    Correct Answer
    C. If you move house
    Explanation
    You should update your V5C when you move house because it is important to have your correct address registered with the DVLA. This ensures that you receive important documents and correspondence related to your vehicle, such as road tax reminders and penalty notices. It also helps the authorities to contact you in case of any issues or emergencies related to your vehicle. Therefore, updating your V5C with your new address is necessary to maintain accurate and up-to-date records.

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  • 45. 

    What is the typical stopping distance in good conditions when travelling at 70 mph?

    • A.

      240 feet (73 metres)

    • B.

      175 feet (53 metres)

    • C.

      315 feet (96 metres)

    • D.

      197 feet (60 metres)

    Correct Answer
    C. 315 feet (96 metres)
    Explanation
    The typical stopping distance in good conditions when travelling at 70 mph is 315 feet (96 metres). This distance includes both the thinking distance and the braking distance. The thinking distance is the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a hazard, and the braking distance is the distance the vehicle travels while the brakes are applied. At higher speeds, both the thinking and braking distances increase, which is why the stopping distance at 70 mph is longer than at lower speeds.

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  • 46. 

    Which of these emergency vehicle might have a blue flashing beacon?

    • A.

      A doctor's car

    • B.

      The coastguard

    • C.

      A gritting lorry

    • D.

      An animal ambulance

    Correct Answer
    B. The coastguard
    Explanation
    The coastguard might have a blue flashing beacon because they are responsible for maritime search and rescue operations. The blue flashing beacon helps to alert other vessels and people on the coast of their presence and urgency. It is a visual signal that indicates the coastguard is responding to an emergency situation at sea.

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  • 47. 

    It is important that you check tyre pressures regularly. This should be done?

    • A.

      If you have been driving fast

    • B.

      When tyres are cold

    • C.

      After a long journey

    • D.

      When tyres are hot

    Correct Answer
    B. When tyres are cold
    Explanation
    Tyre pressures should be checked when they are cold because as tyres heat up during driving, the air inside expands and the pressure increases. Checking the pressures when the tyres are cold ensures that the readings are accurate and allows for any necessary adjustments to be made.

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  • 48. 

    You are driving towards traffic lights that have been green for a while. What should you do?

    • A.

      Speed up so that you can get through them before they change

    • B.

      Be prepared to stop

    • C.

      Stay at the same speed

    • D.

      Brake hard if they change to red

    Correct Answer
    B. Be prepared to stop
    Explanation
    When approaching traffic lights that have been green for a while, it is important to be prepared to stop. This is because the lights may change to red at any moment, and it is necessary to be ready to stop the vehicle safely. Speeding up to try to get through the lights before they change is dangerous and can lead to accidents. Similarly, staying at the same speed without being prepared to stop can also be risky. Lastly, braking hard if the lights change to red can be abrupt and may result in a collision. Therefore, being prepared to stop is the safest and most appropriate action in this situation.

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  • 49. 

    Its been snowing and there is a layer of snow covering the road. You should leave a time gap of AT LEAST between you an th vehicle in front?

    • A.

      2 seconds

    • B.

      5 seconds

    • C.

      10 seconds

    • D.

      15 seconds

    Correct Answer
    C. 10 seconds
    Explanation
    In snowy conditions, it is important to leave a sufficient time gap between your vehicle and the one in front to ensure safe braking and maneuvering. The layer of snow on the road can reduce traction and increase stopping distance. A time gap of at least 10 seconds allows for a longer reaction time and provides enough space to brake and avoid a collision if necessary.

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  • 50. 

    Excessive wear of the tyres can be due to?

    • A.

      Headlight problems

    • B.

      Suspension problems

    • C.

      Gearbox problems

    • D.

      Brake problems

    Correct Answer
    B. Suspension problems
    Explanation
    Excessive wear of the tyres can be due to suspension problems. The suspension system of a vehicle is responsible for maintaining contact between the tyres and the road surface. If there are issues with the suspension, such as worn-out or damaged components, it can lead to uneven tyre wear. This can occur because the suspension is not properly absorbing the impact of bumps and potholes, causing the tyres to wear down more quickly in certain areas. Additionally, suspension problems can also affect the alignment of the wheels, leading to further tyre wear.

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