Driver Theory Test 2

You have 45 minutes to answer 40 multiple choice driver theory test mock questions. The pass mark is 35. You may check your answers as you progress or wait for your final score after finishing your test. Best of luck!

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A Braking ability.
B Climate control system.
C Engine temperature.
D The exhaust system.
Correct Answer: A Braking ability.
Explanation: Under-inflated tyres may adversely affect many of the vehicle's systems, including its braking ability, suspension, steering and fuel consumption. In particular, under-inflated tyres can affect the vehicles braking ability and can result in premature tyre wear. Tyres should always be inflated according to the vehicle manufacturers guidelines, information on which can be found in the vehicle handbook.
A It increases exhaust emissions.
B It increases fuel consumption.
C It increases fuel efficiency.
D It increases wear and tear on the engine.
Correct Answer: D It increases wear and tear on the engine.
Explanation: Low oil pressure is usually related to low oil level or to a faulty oil pump. Low engine oil level should be topped up in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Failure to do so may result in costly and extensive engine damage.
A The brake lights on the motorcycle may not be working.
B The driver following the motorcycle may need a longer braking distance than normal.
C The motorcyclist may signal the reversing driver to stop.
D The reversing driver will stop when they see the motorcyclist.
Correct Answer: B The driver following the motorcycle may need a longer braking distance than normal.
Explanation: You should always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front if it is slowing down or stopping. Always read the road and be prepared to react correctly to changes in the traffic ahead.
A A child could turn back to collect the ball from the roadway.
B The ball could damage your vehicle.
C The ball may burst after you have passed.
D The oncoming vehicle may swerve in your direction.
Correct Answer: A A child could turn back to collect the ball from the roadway.
Explanation: Because it is difficult to predict children's behaviour, you should always be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation and be prepared to stop.
A Overtake the other vehicles quickly on the right-hand side.
B Slow down and allow the driver in front to change lanes.
C Take any lane as convenient.
D Take position in the right-hand lane even if proceeding straight ahead.
Correct Answer: B Slow down and allow the driver in front to change lanes.
Explanation: You should always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front especially when it is slowing down or stopping.
A Allow the cyclist to continue before turning left.
B Allow the van and cyclist to proceed.
C Turn left in front of the cyclist.
D Yield right of way to the van.
Correct Answer: A Allow the cyclist to continue before turning left.
Explanation: Do not overtake a cyclist as you approach a junction at which you are turning left. The cyclist might be continuing ahead. Cyclists are vulnerable road users and may be unstable in slow-moving traffic and at junctions. Give them more room.
Correct Answer: C 6 months.
Explanation: A learner driver needs to be aware that there is a lower penalty point threshold for learner or novice drivers
A Beckon other traffic to overtake.
B Reverse the vehicle to the exit.
C Switch on the hazard warning lights.
D Wait in the vehicle for help to arrive.
Correct Answer: C Switch on the hazard warning lights.
Explanation: If a driver's vehicle stops in a tunnel due to a breakdown, switch off the engine, switch on the hazard warning lights, check the radio for instructions and use the emergency phone at the emergency station to call for help, check all electronic signs in the tunnel for information.
A It can distort the rear vision of the driver.
B It can keep them clean.
C It can short-circuit the electrically heated mirrors.
D It has no effect.
Correct Answer: A It can distort the rear vision of the driver.
Explanation: When driving in the rain, water droplets can adhere to the exterior mirrors and obscure the driver's view to the side and rear of the vehicle. If the vehicle has heated mirrors, turn them on to clear them. Alternatively, stop periodically to clear them manually.
A Always keep close to the left and use short, sharp brake applications to keep the speed down.
B Engage a higher gear than normal in order to avoid wheel-spin.
C Engage a lower gear early and use gentle braking applications to keep the speed down.
D Keep the clutch depressed and use gentle braking.
Correct Answer: C Engage a lower gear early and use gentle braking applications to keep the speed down.
Explanation: In snow or ice, a vehicle takes longer to stop. Before starting a steep descent in a large vehicle, the driver should reduce speed and select a lower gear, brake gently and only when needed. If the vehicle is fitted with a manually selectable retarder, engage it before starting the descent.
A Check all around for approaching traffic and pedestrians before opening the door.
B Ensure all valuables are secured and out of sight.
C Ensure the gear lever is in neutral.
D Open the door and try to get out as speedily as possible.
Correct Answer: A Check all around for approaching traffic and pedestrians before opening the door.
Explanation: Before opening any door, check for other road users passing, and in particular look out for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Exit the vehicle only when it is safe to do so, and close the door as soon as possible. Passengers should exit on the side nearest the kerb wherever possible.
A Ask someone to guide you when reversing.
B Look in nearside (left) mirror when reversing.
C Open driver's door and look behind.
D Open driver's window and look behind.
Correct Answer: A Ask someone to guide you when reversing.
Explanation: Do not attempt to reverse into an area that you cannot see into properly. You should get assistance from somebody who can guide you safely into the area.
A Avoid carrying unnecessary weight.
B Fit a roof rack.
C Increase road speed.
D Reduce pressure in all tyres.
Correct Answer: A Avoid carrying unnecessary weight.
Explanation: The more extra weight is in your vehicle, the more fuel you use. Using a roof rack or a roof box increases wind resistance and this also increases fuel consumption : by as much as 15%. Remove roof racks and roof boxes when not in use.
A Avoid reversing your vehicle into a space.
B Don't park it where it may endanger other road users.
C Drive into parking space as quickly as possible.
D Park your vehicle opposite another vehicle on a narrow road.
Correct Answer: B Don't park it where it may endanger other road users.
Explanation: When parking make sure you do not interfere with normal traffic flow and that your vehicle does not disturb, block or endanger other road users.
A Apply the footbrake to bring the vehicle to a halt.
B Apply the handbrake to bring the vehicle to a halt.
C Turn the steering wheel in the same direction as the front wheels are heading.
D Turn the steering wheel in the same direction as the rear wheels are heading.
Correct Answer: D Turn the steering wheel in the same direction as the rear wheels are heading.
Explanation: If your vehicle goes into a rear-wheel sideways skid, turn the steering in the direction the rear wheels are heading. This should be done very gradually, as too much steering could cause the vehicle to skid in the opposite direction.
A Drive in a high gear.
B Engage the parking brake.
C Increase speed.
D Reduce speed.
Correct Answer: D Reduce speed.
Explanation: When you are driving a tractor with a trailer, you need to take extra care because of the vehicles instability. Always drive at a safe speed, in particular when changing direction, such as on a roundabout.
A Beckon other traffic to overtake.
B Signal all other traffic to stop.
C Switch off all lights and remain in vehicle until help arrives.
D Switch on hazard warning lights and walk to emergency station to call for help.
Correct Answer: D Switch on hazard warning lights and walk to emergency station to call for help.
Explanation: If your vehicle breaks down or is involved in a collision in a tunnel, switch on your hazard warning lights, switch off your engine, go to an emergency station and use the emergency phone to alert the tunnel operator.
A When driving at less than 50 km/h.
B When entering a motorway.
C When meeting or driving behind other traffic.
D When there is no oncoming traffic.
Correct Answer: C When meeting or driving behind other traffic.
Explanation: When driving at night you should dip your headlights when you meet oncoming vehicles so that you do not dazzle them. And you should also dip your headlights when you are driving behind another vehicle so the driver is not dazzled by your lights in their mirror.
A Drive close behind the vehicle to encourage the driver to pull in.
B Drive close behind the vehicle to show your intention to overtake.
C Maintain a distance behind to avoid undue pressure.
D Overtake the vehicle as quickly as possible.
Correct Answer: C Maintain a distance behind to avoid undue pressure.
Explanation: Show patience and courtesy when driving behind a learner driver. Learner drivers are not as experienced as other road users and may drive erratically when put under pressure.
A Learner permit holders must be accompanied by a full licence holder.
B Traffic generally travels at lower speeds on a motorway than on a dual-carriageway.
C Traffic is generally permitted to travel at a higher speed on a motorway.
D Traffic travelling at 120 km/h must only use the outside lane of a motorway.
Correct Answer: C Traffic is generally permitted to travel at a higher speed on a motorway.
Explanation: Motorways are designed so that traffic can move faster and more freely, without traffic lights, crossroads, level crossings and other road features that might slow down traffic. There are also restrictions on who may use a motorway : for example L-drivers and motorcycles under 50 cc are prohibited.
A Drive with dipped headlights and fog lights.
B Drive with full headlights and fog lights.
C Drive with sidelights and fog lights.
D Drive with sidelights and hazard warning lights.
Correct Answer: A Drive with dipped headlights and fog lights.
Explanation: In dense fog you should use dipped headlights and fog lights (where fitted). Sidelights are not strong enough in fog, and full headlights can reflect off the fog and make it harder to see where you are going.
A No, except on "2-plus-1 roads".
B No, it is never permitted to drive on a hard shoulder except in the case of an emergency.
C Yes, temporarily when the hard shoulder is clear and it is safe to drive there.
D Yes, when a truck or bus is oncoming.
Correct Answer: C Yes, temporarily when the hard shoulder is clear and it is safe to drive there.
Explanation: On national roads, the hard shoulder is normally for the use of pedestrians and cyclists only. If you want to allow a vehicle behind to overtake, you may pull into the hard shoulder briefly as long as no pedestrians or cyclists are using it and there are no junctions or entrances nearby. In the case of motorways, however, you must not drive on the hard shoulder, except in an emergency.
A Beckon to following traffic to overtake.
B Drive close to the vehicle in front.
C Indicate left as a signal to following traffic to overtake.
D Stay back and leave a gap for other drivers to overtake.
Correct Answer: D Stay back and leave a gap for other drivers to overtake.
Explanation: You should always allow sufficient distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front. This will enable you to stop safely (within the distance you can see clear). It will also give overtaking vehicles enough room to pull in safely to the left lane after they have passed you.
A No, because other vehicles do not have room to overtake.
B No, because the vehicle in front may stop suddenly.
C Yes, because all traffic moves in the one direction at the same time.
D Yes, because there is oncoming traffic.
Correct Answer: B No, because the vehicle in front may stop suddenly.
Explanation: If you drive too close to the vehicle in front and it brakes suddenly, you will not have enough time to react. For that reason you should always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. One way of calculating a safe distance in dry weather is the two-second rule: allow at least two seconds to elapse between the vehicle in front and your own vehicle passing a fixed point such as a lamp post or sign post.
A The driver should increase speed and make progress over the humpbacked hill.
B The driver should maintain normal speed and road position.
C The driver should move to the centre in order to avoid vehicles that may be parked on the left.
D The driver should reduce speed, keep to the left and be alert for hazards ahead.
Correct Answer: D The driver should reduce speed, keep to the left and be alert for hazards ahead.
Explanation: As you approach a humpbacked bridge or hill, you should be aware that there might be hidden dangers ahead : for example, overtaking traffic coming towards you. You should always read the road ahead and be prepared to react to changing traffic situations such as this.
A Increase speed and make progress through the dip.
B Move to the centre of the road in order to avoid any vehicles that might be parked on the left.
C Pull in, stop and switch on hazard warning lights.
D Reduce speed, keep to the left and be alert for hazards ahead.
Correct Answer: D Reduce speed, keep to the left and be alert for hazards ahead.
Explanation: As you approach a sharp dip in the road, you should be aware that there might be hidden dangers ahead. For example, there might be pedestrians, cyclists or other approaching traffic, or the road could be flooded in the dip. You should always read the road ahead and be prepared to react to changing traffic situations : you might need to reduce your speed and drive with extra care.
A Headlights and a reversing light.
B Headlights, brake lights and indicators only
C Headlights, front and rear side lights, rear number plate light, red rear reflectors, brake lights and indicators.
D Headlights, number plate and rear reflectors only.
Correct Answer: C Headlights, front and rear side lights, rear number plate light, red rear reflectors, brake lights and indicators.
Explanation: In general all cars, tractors and works vehicles are required by law to have headlights, front and rear side lights, rear number plate light, rear reflectors, brake lights and indicators. There are some exceptions to this, such as Electric cars with a maximum speed of 38 km/h.
A Carry on and check the problem later.
B Continue for a distance to see if the light goes out.
C Continue to drive and listen for any unusual sounds.
D Stop and check the problem.
Correct Answer: D Stop and check the problem.
Explanation: If a system warning light lights up while you are driving, you should stop in a safe place as soon as possible and investigate the problem before deciding what action to take. It is important to understand the meaning of your vehicles warning lights, information on which can be found in the vehicles handbook.
A Drive at a reduced speed.
B Open the windows and continue on.
C Stop where safe and investigate.
D Turn on the fan to clear the air.
Correct Answer: C Stop where safe and investigate.
Explanation: A strong smell of fuel is usually an indication that something is wrong, and drivers should stop and investigate as soon as possible. Leaking or spilling petrol can be dangerous because it is so combustible, and leaking diesel fuel can make the road very slippery.
A The driver should ensure that tyre pressure is correct, in line with the manufacturer's recommendations.
B The driver should increase the front tyre pressure in order to cope with sustained high speed.
C The driver should increase the rear tyre pressure in order to cope with sustained high speed.
D The driver should reduce tyre pressure because high speeds will cause them to heat up.
Correct Answer: A The driver should ensure that tyre pressure is correct, in line with the manufacturer's recommendations.
Explanation: he driver should ensure that the tyre pressure of their vehicle is correct at all times. Correct tyre pressure is especially important when travelling long distances, on motorways and at speed.
A 0.6 millimetres
B 1 millimetre
C 1.6 millimetres
D 2.6 millimetres
Correct Answer: C 1.6 millimetres
Explanation: All road vehicles, except motorcycles and vintage vehicles, must have a minimum tyre tread depth of 1.6 mm over the main tread. However, for safety reasons, you should replace the vehicles tyres before they become this worn.
A Vehicles may cross the line for a short time.
B Vehicles may not cross or straddle the line.
C Vehicles may park during daylight hours only.
D Vehicles may perform a U-turn.
Correct Answer: B Vehicles may not cross or straddle the line.
Explanation: You must not cross or straddle a continuous white line in the centre of the road unless you wish to enter land or premises and it is safe to do so.
33. What does this hand signal mean? Please choose one answer
A The cyclist intends to slow down.
B The cyclist intends to stop.
C The cyclist intends to turn left.
D The cyclist intends to turn right.
Correct Answer: D The cyclist intends to turn right.
Explanation: This hand signal tells other road users that the cyclist intends to either move out or make a right hand turn. Drivers should be aware that cyclists could cross the path of their vehicle.
34. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Abattoir ahead.
B No animals permitted ahead.
C Possibility of sheep ahead.
D Sheep market ahead.
Correct Answer: C Possibility of sheep ahead.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning that there may be sheep on the road ahead. Slow down if required and be prepared to stop.
35. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Road closed - drivers must turn back.
B Series of speed ramps ahead.
C Sharp change of direction to the left.
D Sharp change of direction to the right.
Correct Answer: D Sharp change of direction to the right.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of a sharp change of direction to the right. You should slow down as you approach the hazard.
36. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Guarded level crossing ahead.
B Low bridge ahead.
C T-junction with dual carriageway ahead.
D Unguarded level crossing ahead.
Correct Answer: C T-junction with dual carriageway ahead.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of a T-junction at a dual carriageway ahead. Drivers need to be observant, taking extra care for traffic coming from each direction. Yield and/or stop as appropriate.
37. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Buses may block the driver's view of cyclists.
B Contra-flow bus lane ahead.
C With-flow bus lane on the left.
D With-flow bus lane on the right.
Correct Answer: D With-flow bus lane on the right.
Explanation: This sign indicates a with-flow off-side bus lane on the right. Only buses, taxis and cyclists may use the bus lane during the stated operational hours.
A Stop at the line.
B Stop no more than one car length past the line.
C Stop only if there is traffic on the major road.
D Stop past the line.
Correct Answer: A Stop at the line.
Explanation: When accompanied by a STOP sign, the white stop line indicates the point at which you must stop your vehicle.
A All roads except dual-carriageways.
B All roads except motorways and dual-carriageways.
C All roads except motorways.
D All roads except national roads.
Correct Answer: C All roads except motorways.
Explanation: A learner permit holder must not drive on a motorway. It is a serious offence to do so.
40. How should an L-plate be composed? Please choose one answer
A A green L on a white background.
B A red L on a transparent background.
C A red L on a white background.
D A white L on a red background.
Correct Answer: C A red L on a white background.
Explanation: L-plates should be displayed front and rear. The plates should be a red L on a white background and should be not less than 15 cm high with a border of at least 2 cm. A learner motorcyclist must wear a yellow tabard displaying L-plates front and rear. The L-plates must be not less than 15 cm high on a white background.