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Would You Pass The UK Driving Test?

Multiple choice theory questions from the actual DVLA test. Get 30/35 to pass.

  1. 1. You are driving on a clear night. There is a steady stream of oncoming traffic. The national speed limit applies. Which lights should you use?
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    1. Full beam headlights
    2. Dipped headlights
    3. Sidelights
    4. Fog lights
  2. 2. You are driving along a duel carriageway. A van cuts close in front of you. What should you do?
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    1. Accelerate to get closer to the van
    2. Drop back to leave the correct separation distance
    3. Give a long blast on the horn
    4. Flash your headlights several times
  3. 3. You are towing a trailer on a motorway. What is your maximum speed limit?
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    1. 40 mph
    2. 50 mph
    3. 60 mph
    4. 70 mph
  4. 4. The left-hand lane of a motorway should be used for…
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    1. …breakdowns and emergencies only
    2. …overtaking slower traffic in the other lanes
    3. …slow vehicles only
    4. …normal driving
  5. 5. You may drive over a footpath…
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    1. …to overtake slow-moving traffic
    2. …to get into a property
    3. …when the pavement is very wide
    4. …if no pedestrians are near
  6. 6. A single carriageway has this sign. What is the maximum permitted speed for a car towing a trailer?
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    1. 30 mph
    2. 40 mph
    3. 50 mph
    4. 60 mph
  7. 7. How old must you be to supervise a learner driver?
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    1. 18 years old
    2. 19 years old
    3. 20 years old
    4. 21 years old
  8. 8. What style of driving causes increased risk to everyone?
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    1. Considerate
    2. Defensive
    3. Competitive
    4. Responsible
  9. 9. Why should you allow extra room when overtaking a motorcyclist on a windy day?
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    1. The rider may turn off suddenly to get out of the wind
    2. The rider may be blown across in front of you
    3. The rider may stop suddenly
    4. The rider may be traveling faster than normal
  10. 10. How will a school crossing patrol signal you to stop?
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    1. By pointing to children on the opposite pavement
    2. By displaying a red light
    3. By displaying a stop sign
    4. By giving you an arm signal
  11. 11. You see a pedestrian with a white stick and red band. This means the person is:
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    1. Physically disabled
    2. Deaf only
    3. Blind only
    4. Deaf and blind
  12. 12. As you approach a pelican crossing the lights change to green. Elderly people are halfway across. You should…
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    1. Wave them to cross as quickly as they can
    2. Rev your engine to make them hurry
    3. Wait because they will take longer to cross
    4. Flash your lights in case they have not heard you
  13. 13. An injured motorcyclist is lying unconscious in the road. You should…
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    1. Remove the safety helmet
    2. Seek medical assistance
    3. Move the person off the road
    4. Remove the leather jacket
  14. 14. What is the national speed limit for cars and motorcycles in the centre lane of a three-lane motorway?
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    1. 40 mph
    2. 50 mph
    3. 60 mph
    4. 70 mph
  15. 15. When may you sound the horn?
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    1. To give you right of way
    2. To warn others of your presence
    3. To attract a friend’s attention
    4. To make slower drivers move over
  16. 16. Immediately after joining a motorway you should normally…
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    1. Keep in the left-hand lane
    2. Try to overtake
    3. Position your vehicle in the centre lane
    4. Re-adjust your mirrors
  17. 17. There is a police car following you. The police officer flashes the headlights and points to the left. What should you do?
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    1. Turn left at the next junction
    2. Pull up on the left
    3. Stop immediately
    4. Move over to the left
  18. 18. At toucan crossings…
    1. …you only stop if someone is waiting to cross
    2. …cyclists are not permitted
    3. …there is a continuously flashing amber beacon
    4. …pedestrians and cyclists may cross
  19. 19. You are driving in traffic at the speed limit for the road. The driver is trying to overtake. You should…
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    1. …move closer to the car ahead, so the driver behind has no room to overtake
    2. …wave the driver behind you to overtake when it is safe
    3. …keep a steady course and allow the driver behind to overtake
    4. …accelerate to get away from the driver behind
  20. 20. A person herding sheep asks you to stop. You should…
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    1. …ignore them as they have no authority
    2. …stop and switch off your engine
    3. …continue, but drive slowly
    4. …try and get past quickly
  21. 21. What can cause heavy steering?
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    1. Driving on ice
    2. Badly worn brakes
    3. Over-inflated tyres
    4. Under-inflated tyres
  22. 22. A roof rack fitted to your car will…
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    1. …reduce fuel consumption
    2. …increase fuel consumption
    3. …improve road handling
    4. …make your car go faster
  23. 23. You are driving on a motorway in windy conditions. When passing high-sided vehicles you should…
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    1. …increase your speed
    2. …be wary of a sudden gust
    3. …drive alongside very closely
    4. …expect normal conditions
  24. 24. You are driving on a motorway. By mistake, you go past the exit that you wanted to take. You should…
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    1. …carry on to the next exit
    2. …carefully reverse on the hard shoulder
    3. …carefully reverse in the left-hand lane
    4. …make a U-turn at the next gap in the central reservation
  25. 25. When may you reverse from a side road into a main road?
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    1. At any time
    2. Only if both roads are clear of traffic
    3. Not at any time
    4. Only if the main road is clear of traffic
  26. 26. You have broken down on a two-way road. You have a warning triangle. You should place the warning triangle at least how far from your vehicle?
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    1. 5 meters (16 feet)
    2. 25 meters (82 feet)
    3. 45 meters (147 feet)
    4. 100 meters (328 feet)
  27. 27. You are carrying two 13-year-old children and their parents in the car. Who is responsible for seeing that the children wear seat belts?
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    1. The children’s parents
    2. You, the driver
    3. The front-seat passenger
    4. The children
  28. 28. Anti-lock brakes prevent wheels from locking. This means the tyres are less likely to…
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    1. …aquaplane
    2. …skid
    3. …puncture
    4. …wear
  29. 29. You want to turn right at a box junction. There is oncoming traffic. You should…
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    1. …wait in the box junction if your exit is clear
    2. …drive on, you cannot turn right at a box junction
    3. …wait before the junction until it is clear of all traffic
    4. …drive slowly into the box junction when signalled by oncoming traffic
  30. 30. You are driving in heavy rain. Your steering suddenly becomes very light. You should…
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    1. …steer toward the side of the road
    2. …apply gentle acceleration
    3. …brake firmly to reduce speed
    4. …ease off the accelerator
  31. 31. You have been involved in an argument before starting your journey. This has made you feel angry. You should…
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    1. …start to drive, but open a window
    2. …drive slower than normal and turn your radio on
    3. …calm down before you start to drive
    4. …have an alcoholic drink to help you relax before driving
  32. 32. As a provisional license holder you should not drive a car…
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    1. …over 30 mph
    2. …at night
    3. …on a motorway
    4. …with passengers in rear seats
  33. 33. What is the safest way to use a mobile phone in your vehicle?
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    1. Use hands-free equipment
    2. Find a suitable place to stop
    3. Drive slowly on a quiet road
    4. Direct your call through the operator
  34. 34. You are on a fast open road in good conditions. For safety, the distance between you and the vehicle in front should be…
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    1. …a two-second time gap
    2. …one car length
    3. …two meters
    4. …two car lengths
  35. 35. You are driving on a motorway and want to use your mobile phone. What should you do…
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    1. Try to find a safe place on the hard shoulder
    2. Leave the motorway and stop in a safe place
    3. Use the next exit and pull up on the slip road
    4. Move to the left lane and reduce your speed

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Dan Dalton is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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