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1

What should you do before making a U-turn?

. Activate your indicators, then wave your arms to catch the attention of other road users.

. Flash your lights at oncoming drivers so they will slow down during the manoeuvre.

. Immediately before the U-turn, look behind you to check for obstructions.

. Put your car into fourth or fifth gear.

A: Immediately before the U-turn, look behind you to check for obstructions.

It's vital to determine whether you can perform the manoeuvre without hitting anything.

2

(See Fig.16) Before making a right turn to join a dual carriageway, what should you do?

. Move your car as close to the left-hand side of the road as possible.

. Make sure that the dual carriageway's central reservation has sufficient width for your vehicle.

. Come to a halt, activate your handbrake, and change into a lower gear.

. Double-check that vehicles queuing behind you have sufficient room.

A: Make sure that the dual carriageway's central reservation has sufficient width for your vehicle.

The width of the central reservation determines whether your car will be exposed when entering a dual carriageway.

3

You have been driving on the motorway for several hours and feel fatigued. What should you do?

. Accelerate and drive as fast as possible to complete the journey in less time.

. Exit the motorway at the next junction or find a service station.

. Pull over onto the motorway's hard shoulder for a quick power nap.

. Stay alert by looking at passing road signs and the scenery outside your windows.

A: Exit the motorway at the next junction or find a service station.

Incorporating short breaks into a long journey can reduce accidents and increase awareness.

4

You can flash your headlights at other drivers only when

. you are giving way and allowing the other drivers to pass.

. you are preparing to turn into another road.

. you are alerting road users to your presence.

. you have right of way and are preparing to pass.

A: you are alerting road users to your presence.

Only to alert others.

5

While travelling down a steep hill, some drivers hold the clutch down or put the gearbox in neutral. If done for prolonged periods of time, this can be dangerous because

. the vehicle can gain speed quickly.

. it can increase fuel consumption.

. it can increase tyre wear.

. it can harm your engine and lower its lifespan

A: the vehicle can gain speed quickly.

You need to be able to control your vehicle at all times.

6

(See Fig. 17) While travelling on a one-way street, you decide to turn right. Where should your car be positioned?

. In the left-hand lane

. In the right-hand lane

. In any lane

. On the left-hand side of the centre line

A: In the right-hand lane

You need to ensure that you won't obstruct other drivers on the one-way street.

7

When driving on a three-lane motorway, which lane should you use?

. The left-hand lane

. Either the middle lane or the right-hand lane

. The middle lane

. The right-hand lane

A: The left-hand lane

This lane should be used unless you are overtaking.

8

Two pensioners are getting ready to cross the road, but not at a pedestrian crossing. As you approach, you should

. increase speed to pass them faster.

. use extra caution because they may not realise how fast your car is travelling.

. expect them to see you and cause no problems.

. stop and allow them to cross.

A: use extra caution because they may not realise how fast your car is travelling.

9

While driving through a residential area, you accidentally crash into a garden wall. No one else is around. You must

. inform the homeowner by visiting the person the next day.

. notify the insurance company when you arrive at your destination.

. inform the police within 24 hours.

. ask a passer-by for advice.

A: inform the police within 24 hours.

You should speak to the homeowner immediately if the person is available. Use another option if not.

10

You should NOT stop on a motorway if

. you are seriously injured and need immediate medical assistance.

. you need to check an atlas to see where you are.

. red lights are flashing above all lanes.

. you are asked to stop by the police.

A: you need to check an atlas to see where you are.

You should only stop when it is absolutely necessary.

11

In which of the following situations is it LEAST safe to overtake another vehicle?

. Immediately after emerging from a bend

. In a designated 30-mph zone

. Driving on a one-way street

. Travelling towards a dip in the road's surface

A: Travelling towards a dip in the road's surface

To overtake safely, you need to be able to clearly see any hazards or traffic that may obstruct you.

12

Stop signs are which shape?

. Rounded rectangular

. Circular

. Triangular

. Octagonal (eight-sided)

A: Octagonal (eight-sided)

The shape of the sign is intended to be distinctive.

13

Never attempt to overtake cyclists when you are

. about to turn left.

. travelling on a dual carriageway.

. approaching a left-hand bend.

. travelling on a one-way street.

A: about to turn left.

14

A Statutory Off Road Notification, also known as a SORN, is valid

. until your vehicle is taxed, sold, scrapped, or permanently exported.

. for 10 years.

. until the warranty on the vehicle runs out.

. for as long as the vehicle still works.

A: until your vehicle is taxed, sold, scrapped, or permanently exported.

Your vehicle must be in and remain in Great Britain for your SORN to be valid.

15

If you press down on the accelerator rapidly and brake heavily without planning, it can lead to

. fewer emissions from your car's exhaust.

. greater fuel consumption.

. enhanced road safety.

. less pollution entering the atmosphere.

A: greater fuel consumption.

Fast acceleration and sudden braking aren't beneficial to the environment, your vehicle, or you.

16

You need to show your certificate of motor insurance when

. you are about to buy or sell a car.

. requested by the police.

. you are about to take your driving test.

. your car is getting an MOT.

A: requested by the police.

This may sometimes be required by the emergency services.

17

What is the main measure used to prevent congestion on a motorway?

. Variable speed limits in busier areas

. Contraflow systems

. Closed lanes

. One flat speed limit

A: Variable speed limits in busier areas

In some cases, you may be alerted to slower speeds ahead.

18

Powered wheelchairs and scooters, designed for use by disabled people, have a maximum speed of

. 12 mph.

. 20 mph.

. 16 mph.

. 8 mph.

A: 8 mph.

19

Where can reflective studs (cat's eyes) be found on a motorway?

. On the right-hand side of the motorway

. Dividing a slip road from the lanes

. On the left-hand side of the motorway

. All of the above

A: All of the above

The colours vary depending on where the reflective studs are located.

20

(See Fig.18) You are approaching an amber traffic light. What does this mean?

You can continue if there are no pedestrians.

You should prepare to move.

You need to come to a halt at the stop line.

You can continue driving if there are no obstructions ahead.

A: You need to come to a halt at the stop line.

21

Which type of vehicle may have to follow an unconventional course on a roundabout?

. 4x4s

. Long vehicles

. Motorcycles

. Convertibles

A: Long vehicles

Long vehicles may not have plenty of room to negotiate the roundabout.

22

While travelling on a wet road, you need to make an emergency stop. What should you do?

. Keep both hands on the steering wheel.

. Wave your arm to alert other road users.

. Honk your horn.

. Put your vehicle into reverse.

A: Keep both hands on the steering wheel

The car may be more difficult to control than usual.

23

While driving in the town centre, you notice that there is a stationary bus located at the bus stop on the other side of the road. You should exercise greater caution because

. pedestrians may attempt to cross the road from behind the vehicle.

. the bus could be broken down.

. the bus could remain in the same position.

. the bus may start to move without warning.

A: pedestrians may attempt to cross the road from behind the vehicle.

Large vehicles such as buses can obscure pedestrians wishing to cross.

24

(See Fig. 19) You are approaching a traffic light. Only the amber light is lit. Which light(s) will come on next?

. Red only

. Both amber and green

. Both red and amber

. Green only

A: Red only

25

(See Fig. 20) As you are driving in the left lane on a three-lane motorway, more cars start to join from a slip road. You need to

. indicate and move into the middle lane if it is safe to do so.

. continue at the same speed.

. activate your hazard lights.

. accelerate and race those other drivers.

A: indicate and move into the middle lane if it is safe to do so.

You should make room for those who are joining the motorway.

26

The vehicle behind you has a flashing green light on the roof. The driver is

. a patrol officer monitoring road safety.

. a policeman in an unmarked car on a non-urgent assignment.

. a medical professional on an urgent call.

. gritting the road.

A: a medical professional on an urgent call.

27

In an area with a tram network, you should drive with caution because

. trams cannot brake if a car is in the way.

. trams do not have exterior lights.

. trams cannot swerve or change direction.

. trams cannot sound a horn.

A: trams cannot swerve or change direction.