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

Road narrows on the right

Right hand lane ends ahead

Two way traffic ahead

One way traffic ahead

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

Turn left

Keep left

Turn left ahead

Park on the left

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

Contra-flow bus and cycle lane

With-flow bus and cycle lane

Buses and cyclists prohibited

Parking area for bus and cyclists

4.) U-turns can be risky if you don't:


Signal so that other drivers can slow down for you

Look over your shoulder for a final check

Select a higher gear than normal

5.) Who is legally authorised to direct traffic?

A teacher in charge of children who are crossing the road

A farm worker in charge of livestock crossing the road

A school crossing warden

Anyone assisting the driver of a large vehicle to reverse

6.) Pelican crossings have a flashing amber light which tells you that you must:

Stop and wait for the green light

Start moving immediately

Give way to pedestrians waiting to cross

Give way to pedestrians already on the crossing

7.) Which is the main cause of rear-end collisions?

Traffic lights changing suddenly

Stopping at every junction

Pedestrians crossing in busy, built-up areas

Driving too close to the vehicle in front

8.) Under-inflated tyres mainly affect what?



Changing gear


9.) You stop for pedestrians waiting to cross at a zebra crossing, but they don't start to cross. What should you do?

Be patient and wait

Sound your horn

Wave them to cross

Drive on

10.) Side winds will have most effect where:

On a narrow country lane

On an open stretch of road

On a busy stretch of road

On a bridge

11.) A police officer asks to see your driving documents. You don't have them with you. You must produce them at the police station within?

5 days

7 days

14 days

21 days

12.) We all at least occasionally get upset by another driver's actions. What is the safest thing to do?

Let them know how you feel

Flash your headlights several times

Drive back home

Try not to react

13.) You are driving at the legal speed limit. A vehicle comes up quickly behind flashing its headlights. You should?

Maintain your speed and prevent the vehicle from overtaking

Touch your brakes to show your brake lights

Accelerate to maintain a gap behind you

Allow the vehicle to overtake

14.) On leaving a restricted speed area whilst travelling on a dual carriage-way, a driver sees the sign on the right. The maximum speed he is allowed to drive is:





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

Vehicles may pass either side to reach the same destination

Road splits into two lanes ahead


Park on either side of the road

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

Deviation to the left

Slippery road

Cars skidding ahead

Drunk drivers ahead

17.) How do toucan crossings differ from other types?

They only operate during rush hours

It is controlled by traffic lights

It is controlled by two flashing lights

Cyclists can use it

18.) You are driving at night and are dazzled by headlights of an oncoming car. What should you do?

Pull down your sun visor

Close your eyes

Stop or slow down

Flash your headlights

19.) You intend overtaking a large vehicle and keep your distance. Before you have a chance, another car fills the gap. What should you do?

Sound your horn

Drop back further

Flash your headlights

Try to overtake both vehicles

20.) What is the shortest stopping distance at 70 mph?

73 metres or 240 feet

53 meters or 175 feet

60 metres or 200 feet

96 metres or 315 feet

21.) Very heavy rain means your stopping distance is likely to be?



Up to five times greater

No different

22.) What type of emergency vehicle is fitted with GREEN flashing light?



Fire engine


23.) What must you always do when joining a motorway?

Make sure you are travelling at 70mph

Stop at the end of the acceleration lane

Come to a stop before joining the motorway

Give way to traffic already on the motorway

24.) When driving in snow it is best to keep in as high a gear as possible. Why is this?

To leave a lower gear available in case of wheelspin

To help prevent wheelspin

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

To help you slow down quickly when you brake

25.) How fast are cars and motorcycles allowed to drive on the motorway?

30 mph

The speed limit has been abolished

60 mph

70 mph

26.) You intend to park on the road at night without lights. Which of the following is correct?

You must park at least half of your vehicle on the pavement

You must park with parking lights on

You must park facing opposite the traffic flow

The road must have speed limit of 30 mph or less

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

Two-way traffic crosses one-way street

Two-way traffic

Equal priority ahead

Give way to oncoming vehicles

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

Pedestrians only

No pedestrians

Pedestrians standing

Zebra Crossing

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

Bend to the right

Change to opposite carriageway

Double bend

Bend to the left

30.) A train has passed at railway level crossing, but the red light is still flashing. What should you do?

Assume the lights are stuck

Alert drivers behind you


Proceed with caution

31.) Roof racks are very useful. But if they are heavily loaded, how can this affect the vehicle?

Improve the road holding

Make it necessary to drive in a higher gear

Make the steering lighter

Reduce stability

32.) Which of these vehicles is NOT required to have an MOT certificate?

A police car

A caravan

An ambulance

Any vehicle built before 1970

33.) Traffic 'bunching' on a motorway is avoided by what means?

Variable speed limits

Allowing only certain vehicles on the motorway during rush hours

National speed limits

Lane closures

34.) Driving with under-inflated tyres can affect:

Your gear-box

Vehicle handling

Engine temperature

Fuel consumption

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

Bend to the right

Sharp deviation of route to right

Diversion ahead, turns right

One way street to the right

36.) When must you not drive or park on a cycle lane marked with a white line?

At any time

At night

If a cyclist is using it

During its period of operation

37.) At which of these places are you sometimes allowed to park?

On the near side lane of a motorway

On a clearway

Where there is a single broken yellow line

On a zig-zag line on a zebra crossing

38.) The horn must be used for a specific purpose. What is this?

To attract a friend's attention


To warn others of your presence

To warn someone you are about to overtake them

39.) The national speed limit on dual-carriageways is:

40 mph

50 mph

60 mph

70 mph

40.) When driving on public roads, there is a legal minimum insurance cover. What is it?

Third party, fire and theft


Third party only

Damage which is your fault

41.) What is the nearest you can park your vehicle to a junction?

10 meters

12 meters

15 meters

20 meters

42.) A tunnel might have warnings of accidents or congestion. What should you look out for?

Hazard warning lines

Other drivers flashing their lights

Variable message signs

An emergency vehicle

43.) Which of the following statement is correct?

The roads are safe after being gritted

Gritting ensures the roads are not slippery

Gritting is a waste of time and money

In freezing conditions take care even if the roads have been gritted

44.) What should you do before you enter a tunnel?

Switch your radio off

Remove any sunglasses

Close sunroof

Change down into first gear

45.) You are allowed to drive on a motorway provided:

You are with qualified driving instructor

You don't exceed 50 mph

You hold a full driving licence

You are asked to do so by a police officer

46.) You are driving on a wet road. You have to do an emergency stop. What should you do?

Select reverse gear

Give an arm signal

Keep both hands on the wheel

Apply the handbrake and footbrake together

47.) For how long is an MOT certificate usually valid for?

Five years after the date it was issued

10, 000 miles

One year after the date it was issued

30, 000 miles

48.) In which situation should you avoid overtaking?

In a one-way street

Just after a bend

On a 30 mph road

Approaching a dip in the road

49.) What is the safest thing to do at an accident scene?

Not put yourself at risk

Go to those casualties who are screaming

Pull everybody out of their vehicles

Go round and take details

50.) When traffic lights have failed who has priority?


Traffic on the major road

Traffic going straight ahead

Traffic turning left