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Where would you see a contraflow bus and cycle lane?

. On an urban motorway

. On a roundabout

. On a dual carriageway

. On a one-way street

A: On a one-way street

The traffic permitted to use a contraflow lane travels in the opposite direction to traffic in the other lanes on the road.


What speed limit is often found in narrow residential streets?

. 25 mph

. 35 mph

. 20 mph

. 40 mph

A: 20 mph

In some built-up areas, you may find the speed limit reduced to 20 mph. Driving at a slower speed will help give you the time and space to see and deal safely with hazards such as pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.


(See Fig.39) The driver of the car in front is giving this arm signal. What does it mean?

. The driver intends to turn right

. The driver intends to turn left

. The driver wishes to overtake

. The driver is slowing down

A: The driver intends to turn left

There might be an occasion where another driver uses an arm signal. This may be because the vehicle's indicators are obscured by other traffic. In order for such signals to be effective, all drivers should know their meaning. Be aware that the 'left turn' signal might look similar to the 'slowing down' signal.


(See Fig.40) What does this road marking mean?

. Don't cross the line

. You're approaching a hazard

. No overtaking allowed

. No stopping allowed

A: You're approaching a hazard

Road markings will warn you of a hazard ahead. A single broken line along the centre of the road, with long markings and short gaps, is a hazard warning line. Don't cross it unless you can see that the road is clear well ahead.


(See Fig.41) What does this sign mean?

. Adverse camber

. Steep hill upwards

. Uneven road

. Steep hill downwards

A: Steep hill downwards

This sign gives you an early warning that the road ahead will slope downhill. Prepare to alter your speed and gear. Looking at the sign from left to right will show you whether the road slopes uphill or downhill.


You're approaching a zebra crossing where pedestrians are waiting. Which arm signal might you give?

. (See Fig. 42)

. (See Fig. 39)

. (See Fig. 43)

. (See Fig. 44)

A: Fig. 43

A 'slowing down' signal will indicate your intentions to oncoming and following vehicles. Be aware that pedestrians might start to cross as soon as they see this signal.


Which of these signs means turn left ahead?

. (See Fig. 45)

. (See Fig. 46)

. (See Fig. 47)

. (See Fig. 48)

A: Fig. 48

Blue circles tell you what you must do and this sign gives a clear instruction to turn left ahead. You should be looking out for signs at all times and know what they mean.


(See Fig.49) What does this sign mean?

. No parking on the days and times shown

. End of the urban clearway restrictions

. You can park on the days and times shown

. No parking at all from Monday to Friday

A: No parking on the days and times shown

Urban clearways are provided to keep traffic flowing at busy times. You may stop only briefly to set down or pick up passengers. Times of operation will vary from place to place, so always check the signs.


(See Fig.50) These flashing red lights mean that you must stop. Where would you find them?

. Level crossings

. Motorway exits

. Zebra crossings

. Pelican crossings

A: Level crossings

These signals are found at level crossings, swing or lifting bridges, some airfields and emergency access sites. The flashing red lights mean stop whether or not the way seems to be clear.


(See Fig.51) What does this sign indicate?

. A pedestrian zone

. A picnic area

. A diversion route

. A cycle route

A: A diversion route

When a diversion route has been put in place, drivers are advised to follow a symbol, which may be a black triangle, square, circle or diamond shape on a yellow background.


Which sign means no motor vehicles are allowed?

. (See Fig.52)

. (See Fig.53)

. (See Fig.54)

. (See Fig.55)

A: Fig.52


You’re on a motorway at night, with other vehicles just ahead of you. Which lights should you have on?

. Dipped headlights

. Sidelights only

. Main-beam headlights

. Front fog lights

A: Dipped headlights


You’re towing a trailer along a three-lane motorway. When may you use the right-hand lane?

. When you can maintain a high speed

. When large vehicles are in the left and centre lanes

. When there are lane closures

. When there's slow-moving traffic

A: When there are lane closures


What’s the maximum speed on a single carriageway road?

. 50 mph

. 70 mph

. 40 mph

. 60 mph

A: 60 mph


How would you identify a section of road used by trams?

. There would be zigzag markings alongside it

. There would be yellow hatch markings around it

. There would be a different surface texture

. There would be metal studs around it

A: There would be a different surface texture


You’re travelling along a motorway. When are you allowed to overtake on the left?

. When you warn drivers behind by signalling left

. When in queues and traffic to your right is moving more slowly than you are

. When the traffic in the right-hand lane is signalling right

. When you can see well ahead that the hard shoulder is clear

A: When in queues and traffic to your right is moving more slowly than you are


At an incident, a casualty is unconscious. You need to check whether they’re breathing. How long should you allow for this check?

. At least 2 minutes

. At least 2 seconds

. At least 10 seconds

. At least 1 minute

A: At least 10 seconds


You’re travelling in the left-hand lane of a three-lane motorway. How should you react to traffic joining from a slip road?

. Switch on your hazard warning lights

. Maintain a steady speed

. Race the other vehicles

. Move to another lane

A: Move to another lane


(See Fig.56) What does it mean if this light comes on while you’re driving?

. Your seat belt isn't fastened

. A rear light has failed

. The engine oil is low

. A fault in the braking system

A: A fault in the braking system


Which sign means that pedestrians may be walking along the road?

. (See Fig.57)

. (See Fig.58)

. (See Fig.59)

. (See Fig.60)

A: Fig. 57


How can you help to prevent your car radio being stolen?

. Park in an unlit area

. Leave the radio turned on

. Park near a busy junction

. Install a security-coded radio

A: Install a security-coded radio


(See Fig.61) Where will you see these red and white markers?

. Approaching the end of a motorway

. Approaching a concealed speed-limit sign

. Approaching a concealed level crossing

. Approaching the end of a dual carriageway

A: Approaching a concealed level crossing


(See Fig.62) A single carriageway road has this sign. What’s the maximum permitted speed for a car towing a trailer?

. 60 mph

. 50 mph

. 30 mph

. 40 mph

A: 50 mph


(See Fig.63) Where does this marking normally appear on a road?

. Just before a 'give way' sign

. Just before a 'no through road' sign

. Just before a 'stop' sign

. Just before a 'no entry' sign

A: Just before a 'give way' sign


(See Fig.64) You’re driving past a line of parked cars. You notice a ball bouncing out into the road ahead. What should you do?

. Continue driving at the same speed and flash your headlights

. Stop and wave the children across to fetch their ball

. Slow down and be prepared to stop for children

. Continue driving at the same speed and sound your horn

A: Slow down and be prepared to stop for children


On a road where trams operate, which of these vehicles will be most at risk from the tram rails?

. Cars

. Buses

. Cycles

. Lorries

A: Cycles


You claim on your insurance to have your car repaired. Your policy has an excess of £100. What does this mean?

. You'll have to pay the first £100 of the cost of repairs to your car

. You'll be paid £100 if you don't claim within one year

. Your vehicle is insured for a value of £100 if it's stolen

. The insurance company will pay the first £100 of any claim

A: You'll have to pay the first £100 of the cost of repairs to your car