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Can Americans Pass The UK Driving Test?

Adapted from actual questions from the DVSA car theory test. Four wrong answers, and you’ve failed, and then you'll never drive your lorry on the carriageway, chap.

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  1. ThinkStock
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    An arm extended out window, waving up and down.
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    An arm extended out window, spinning in circle.
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    An arm extended out window, stationary.
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    An arm extended in car, spinning in circle.
  2. ThinkStock
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    Renewing your vehicle excise licence.
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    Renewing your driving licence.
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    Obtaining a driving licence.
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    Obtaining vehicle insurance.
  3. ThinkStock
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    Immediately after purchase.
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    One year after purchase.
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    Three years after purchase.
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    Five years after purchase.
  4. ThinkStock
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    Ring road
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    Dual carriageway ends
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    No outlet
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    Mini-roundabout
  5. ThinkStock
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    55 mph
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    70 mph
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    80 kmh
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    120 kmh
  6. ThinkStock
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    10 metres
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    15 metres
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    35 metres
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    45 metres
  7. ThinkStock
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    Slow down and pass them.
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    Get by them as quickly as possible.
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    Ignore them. They’re have no authority.
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    Stop your car and shut off the engine.
  8. ThinkStock
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    No waiting or parking.
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    Designated student pick-up area.
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    Parked cars must be attended.
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    Slow to 15 mph in this area.
  9. ThinkStock
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    Children my suddenly enter roadway.
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    Pedestrians and cyclists may cross.
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    A railway crosses the roadway.
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    Toucans may suddenly enter the roadway.
  10. ThinkStock
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    No entry
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    No passing
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    No stopping
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    No crossing
  11. creativity103.com
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    Pull out before they reach the intersection.
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    Pull out after they’re completely through the intersection.
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    Back up and let them pass through the intersection.
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    Wait until they’ve slowed and started their turn, then pull out.
  12. ThinkStock
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    Normal driving.
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    Breakdowns.
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    Passing slower motorists.
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    Emergency vehicles.
  13. ThinkStock
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    The edge of the carriageway
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    Bicycle lane.
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    No passing lane.
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    Breakdown lane.
  14. ThinkStock
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    30 mph
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    50 mph
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    40 kph
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    60 kph
  15. ThinkStock
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    If no pedestrians are present.
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    To enter a property.
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    As a shortcut.
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    When another vehicle is stopped in the road.
  16. ThinkStock
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    …the person is blind.
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    …the person is deaf.
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    …the person is deaf and blind.
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    …the person is a government official.
  17. ThinkStock
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    If you’ve witnessed a traffic incident.
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    When you’re merging onto the motorway.
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    If you’re involved in an incident involving damage or injury.
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    When entering a roundabout.
  18. ThinkStock
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    1 year.
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    3 years.
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    5 years.
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    10 years.
  19. ThinkStock
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    Full beam lights
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    Dipped lights
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    Fog lights
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    Sidelights
  20. ThinkStock
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    Ferry-crossing ahead.
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    Only Ford brand automobiles may pass.
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    There may be shallow water on the road ahead.
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    Temporary hazard in roadway ahead.
 
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