There are 50 driving theory test questions below, the pass mark is 43 and the test should be completed in 57 minutes or less. Once you have completed the theory test, click on "Submit Answers for Grading" to get your results.

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1.) The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

Steep hill downwards

Steep hill upwards

Height limit

Dead ground

2.) The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

Uneven road

Hump bridge

Low bridge

Tower Bridge

3.) Your mobile rings while you are driving. What should you do?

Stop immediately

Answer it immediately

Pull up in a suitable place

Explain to the caller you are driving and hang up

4.) 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

5.) What is meant by "tailgating"?

Using the rear door of a hatchback car

Reversing into a parking space

Following another vehicle too closely

Driving with the boot open

6.) When overtaking a horse and rider you should:

Pass quickly and wide

Pass slowly and wide

Wait until the rider stops the horse then pass

Sound your horn as a warning and then pass

7.) In large towns and cities, why have 'Red Routes' been introduced?

To provide a separate bus lane

Help the traffic flow

Provide better parking

Allow lorries to load more freely

8.) What is the most important factor in avoiding running into the car in front?

Having tyres that meet the legal requirements

Making sure your brakes are effective

Keeping the correct separating distance

Always drive at a steady speed

9.) On ice, what is the braking distance?

Twice the normal distance

Five times the normal distance

What your experience tells you

Ten times the normal distance

10.) You are following a long vehicle. It approaches a crossroad and signals left but moves to the right. What should you do?

Get closer to overtake quickly

Stay well back and give it room

Overtake as it slows down

Assume the signal is wrong. It is really turning right

11.) Approaching crossroads, you notice the traffic lights are not working. What should you do?

Look behind you

Brake sharply to stop before looking

Be prepared to brake sharply to a stop

Be prepared to stop for any traffic

12.) You have broken down on a motorway. You have stopped on the hard shoulder. Where is the safest place to wait for help?

On the grass bank

In the front of the car

Behind the car

In the car

13.) The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:



No Motor Vehicles except solo motorcycles, scooters or mopeds

Taxi rank

14.) The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

Swing bridge ahead

Low bridge ahead

Tower bridge ahead

Chain Bridge

15.) Before you turn right into a side road, you should check for a motorcyclist who might be:

Overtaking on your left

Going too fast

Emerging from the side road

Overtaking on your right

16.) Why might a motorcyclist steer round drain covers on a bend when the road is wet?

To help judge the bend

To avoid puncturing the tyres on the drain covers

To avoid splashing pedestrians

To prevent the motorcycle sliding on the metal covers

17.) Powered vehicles for disabled people have a maximum speed of:

8 mph

15 mph

28 mph

38 mph

18.) 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

19.) On a road with speed humps, the vehicle in front is driving at a slower speed. Should you:

Sound your horn

Overtake as soon as you can

Accelerate to encourage it to move faster

Slow down and stay behind

20.) Before you make a U-turn in the road, you should:

Give an arm signal

Select a higher than normal gear

Flash your headlights to warn other drivers

Look over your shoulder for a final check

21.) Cars and motorcycles must keep to the national speed limit on motorways. What is it?

30 mph

40 mph

60 mph

70 mph

22.) You have to park your car on the road on a foggy day. What should you do?

Leave your headlights on

Leave your fog lights on

Leave your side lights on

Leave your interior lights on

23.) Where there are no speed limit signs, but you can see street lights, the limit is usually:

30 mph

20 mph

50 mph

60 mph

24.) How old must a car be before applying for the FIRST MOT certificate?

1 year old

2 years old

3 years old

4 years old

25.) The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

Recommended route for cyclists

Cyclists only

Parking for cyclists

No cycling

26.) The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:



Anti-clockwise one way system


27.) On a motorway, where are reflective amber studs to be found?

Separating the slip road from the motorway

On the left-hand edge of the road

On the right-hand edge of the road

As you approach motorway services

28.) You are reversing into a side road. Whilst reversing you should look mainly:

Into the interior mirror

Into the external mirror nearest the kerb

Into all of the mirrors

Through the rear window

29.) A SORN is a Statutory Off Road Notification. How long does it last?

12 months

24 months

3 years

5 years

30.) You are driving your car and there is the first shower of rain for weeks. What is the greatest danger to you?

Being distracted by wipers making a noise

The brakes getting wet and needing drying out

The road becoming very greasy and slippery

Being dazzled by oncoming vehicles' lights

31.) An injured motorcyclist's helmet should be removed when?

Only when it is essential

If the helmet looks damaged

Only when the motorcyclist asks

Always, unless they are in shock

32.) If a person is carrying a white stick with red reflective bands, what disabilities would they have?



Partially sighted

Deaf and blind

33.) Caravans sometimes snake from side to side. How can you stop this?

Turn the steering wheel slowly to each side

Accelerate to increase your speed

Make sure there is a passenger in the caravan

Slow down very gradually

34.) You notice a bus signalling to move off from a bus stop ahead. You should:

Slow down and give way

Speed up

Signal to the bus driver with your headlights and give way

Continue at the same speed

35.) You can sometimes reduce the cost of your insurance if you:

Score 100% in the Theory Test

Do not wear glasses

Pass the driving test first time

Take the pass plus scheme

36.) You are joining the motorway. Why is it important to use the slip road?

Because you can slow down if you need to

To build up speed similar to traffic on the motorway

Traffic merging from left

Trunk Road

37.) The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

Re-surfaced road

Loose chippings

Stones on the road

Water Puddle

38.) When must a car get its first MOT test certificate? When it is:

One year old

Three years old

In need of repair

Seven years old

39.) If your vehicle is fitted with ABS braking, what effect is this most likely to have on the vehicle and the way it can be driven?

The brakes are better on the wet

The brakes can stop the car in a shorter distance

You can steer and brake together

The brakes will lock up quickly

40.) If you come across a casualty with suspected back injuries, and the area is safe, you should:

Offer them a drink

Not move them

Help them to lie down flat

Offer them a cigarette

41.) If you are driving your car through a ford or flood water, what gear should you be in?

First or second gear

Top gear

Third with slipping clutch

No gears at all, freewheeling

42.) The use of mobile phones has now been made illegal because it increases the chance of an accident by:

Two times

Four times

Eight times

Ten times

43.) Where you see street lights but no speed limit signs the speed limit is usually:

60 mph

50 mph

40 mph

30 mph

44.) You must take extra care when refuelling with diesel fuel because when spilt it is:

Difficult to remove from skin and clothing




45.) You are driving passed a row of parked cars. What should you do if you see a football bounce out in front of you?

Sound your horn

Continue at the same speed, but flash your lights

Slow down and be prepared to stop

Stop and wave the children to fetch their football

46.) Road transport contributes to the overall figure of emissions. By what percentage?





47.) When driving on a motorway, when should you indicate to change lanes?

You should indicate to pull out but not on returning to a lane

You should always indicate to change lanes

You only need to indicate when they are other drivers behind you

You need not to indicate when you are on a motorway

48.) The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

Contra-flow bus lane

With-flow bus lane

Buses crossing ahead

Bus Station

49.) The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

Ahead only

One-way traffic

One lane only ahead

Two-way traffic

50.) The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

Side road ahead

Traffic merging from left with equal priority

Traffic merging from left

Trunk Road