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1. When overtaking which routine should you use?

A. Mirrors, speed, position, look, mirrors, signal, manoeuvre
B. Speed, mirrors, look, signal, manoeuvre
C. Look, mirrors, position, mirrors, signal, manoeuvre
D. Mirrors, position, speed, look, mirrors, signal, manoeuvre

2. Which of the following types of glasses should NOT be worn when driving at night?

A. Half-moon
B. Round
C. Bi-focal
D. Tinted

3. When should you use front fog lights?

A. After dusk
B. When visibility is reduced to 100 metres or less
C. When overtaking at night
D. When visibilty is reduced to 150 metres or less

4. You see a pedestrian with a white stick and red band. This means that the person is

A. Physically disabled
B. Deaf only
C. Blind only
D. Deaf and blind

5. You are about to drive home but you can't find the glasses you need to wear. You should:

A. Drive home without going faster than 30 mph
B. Drive home at night so that the lights will help you
C. Find a way of getting home without driving
D. Only drive on minor roads

6. Which of the following should you do before stopping?

A. Sound the horn
B. Use the mirrors
C. Select a higher gear
D. Flash your headlights

7. Your mobile phone rings while you are travelling. You should

A. Stop immediately
B. Answer it immediately
C. Pull up in a suitable place
D. Pull up at the nearest curb

8. Your overall stopping distance will be much longer when:

A. Driving in fog
B. Driving in rain
C. Driving in strong winds
D. Driving on a very hot day

9. When correcting a rear-wheel skid you should

A. Steer into the skid
B. Brake sharply
C. Steer away from the skid
D. roll with it

10. When may you reverse from a side-road into a main road?

A. Only if both roads are clear of traffic
B. Not at any time
C. At any time
D. Only if the main road is clear of traffic

11. You are on a long, downhill slope. What should you do to help control the speed of your vehicle?

A. Select neutral
B. Select a lower gear
C. Grip the handbrake firmly
D. Apply the parking brake gently

12. What does tailgating mean?

A. Driving with your headlights on full beam
B. Bumping another car whilst parking
C. Following another vehicle too closely
D. Skidding on a dry road

13. You must not reverse

A. For longer than necessary
B. For more than a car's length
C. Into a side road
D. In built-up areas

14. What is the nearest you can park your vehicle to a junction?

A. 10 metres
B. 15 metres
C. 20 metres
D. 22 metres

15. Which type of crossing can detect when people are on them?

A. Puffin
B. Toucan
C. Zebra
D. Pelican

16. You may remove your seatbelt when carrying out a manoeuvre that involves

A. Reversing
B. A hill start
C. An emergency stop
D. Driving slowly

17. A police officer asks to see your documents. You do not have them with you. You may be asked to take them to the police station with

A. 5 days
B. 7 days
C. 14 days
D. 21 days

18. When driving in falling snow you should

A. Brake firmly and quickly
B. Be ready to steer sharply
C. Use sidelights only
D. Brake gently in plenty of time

19. What is the national speed limit for towing a trailor on a motorway?

A. 70 mph
B. 60 mph
C. 50 mph
D. 40 mph

20. How should you correct a rear wheel skid?

A. Steer into it
B. Steer away from it
C. Brake hard and not steer at all
D. Remove your hand's from the steering wheel and let the vehicle steer itself

21. You should only use a mobile phone when

A. Receiving a call
B. Suitably parked
C. Driving at less than 30 mph
D. Driving an automatic vehicle

22. For which of these must you show your motor insurance certificate?

A. When you are taking your driving test
B. When buying or selling a vehicle
C. When a police office asks for it
D. When having an MOT inspection

23. Driving towards a zebra crossing you see an elderly woman waiting to cross. What should you do?

A. Speed up
B. Be prepared to stop
C. Beep your horn to acknowlege her
D. Flash your headlights at her and wave her to cross

24. You are on a well-lit motorway at night. You must

A. Use only your sidelights
B. Always use your headlights
C. Always use your rear fog lights
D. Use your headlights only in bad weather

25. Unbalanced wheels on a car may cause

A. Poor acceleration
B. The tyres to wear out
C. The steering to vibrate
D. Poor braking

26. What is the meaning of this sign?

A. Entry into a 20 mph zone
B. End of a 20 mph zone
C. Minimum speed 20 mph

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

A. Park in an unlit area
B. Hide the radio with a blanket
C. Park near a busy junction
D. Install a security-coded radio

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

A. Cars
B. Cycles
C. Buses
D. Lorries

29. You lose your way on a busy road. What is the best action to take?

A. Stop at traffic lights and ask pedestrians
B. Shout to other drivers to ask them the way
C. Turn into a side road, stop and check a map
D. Check a map, and keep going with the traffic flow

30. A flashing green beacon on a vehicle means

A. Police on non-urgent duties
B. Doctor on an emergency call
C. Road safety patrol operating
D. Gritting in progress

31. If you start to feel tired whilst driving you should

A. Increase your speed to reduce your journey time
B. Decrease your speed
C. Stop at a safe place and rest
D. Turn on the radio and listen to loud music

32. 'Red Routes' in major cities have been introduced to

A. Raise the speed limits
B. Help the traffic flow
C. Provide better parking
D. Allow lorries to load more freely

33. Why are place names printed on the road surface?

A. To restrict the flow of traffic
B. To warn you of oncoming traffic
C. To enable you to change lanes early
D. To prevent you changing lanes

34. The purpose of a catalytic converter is to

A. Reduce oil consumption
B. Reduce fuel consumption
C. Reduce toxic exhaust gases
D. Increase acceleration

35. You are towing a caravan. Which is the safest type of rear-view mirror to use?

A. Interior wide-angle mirror
B. Extended-arm side mirrors
C. Ordinary door mirrors
D. Ordinary interior mirror

36. You are driving through a tunnel. There has been a collision and the car in front is on fire and blocking the road. What should you do?

A. Overtake and continue as quickly as you can
B. Lock all the doors and windows
C. Switch on the hazard warning lights
D. Stop and then reverse out of the tunnel

37. The reflective studs between a motorway and its slip road are what colour?

A. Green
B. Blue
C. Red
D. Purple

38. There has been a collision. A motorcyclist is lying injured and unconscious. Unless it's essentially why should you usually NOT attempt to remove their helmet?

A. Because they may not want you to
B. This could result in more serious injury
C. They will get too cold if you do this
D. Because you could scratch the helmet

39. A strong cross wind is least likely to affect which of these vehicles?

A. Cyclists
B. Cars
C. High-sided vehicles
D. Motorcycles

40. When travelling in very heavy rain your overall stopping distance is likely to be

A. The same as normal
B. Trebled
C. Doubled
D. Quadrupled

Explanation : MTST2 13.

41. You are approaching an unmarked crossroads. How should you deal with this type of junction?

A. Accelerate and keep to the middle
B. Slow down and keep to the right
C. Accelerate looking to the left
D. Slow down and look both ways

42. A cycle lane is marked by a solid white line. You must not drive or park in it

A. At any time
B. During the rush hour
C. If a cyclist is using it
D. During its period of operation

43. At which type of crossing are cyclists allowed to ride across with pedestrians?

A. Toucan
B. Puffin
C. Pelican
D. Zebra

44. You have driven through a flood. What is the first thing you should do?

A. Stop and check the tyres
B. Stop and dry the brakes
C. Check your exhaust
D. Test your brakes

45. In what situation are other drivers allowed to flash their headlights at you?

A. To tell you that they are giving way to you
B. To warn you danger is ahead
C. To warn you when you're breaking the speed limit
D. To warn you of their presence

46. A horse rider is in the left-hand lane approaching a roundabout. You should expect the rider to

A. Go in any direction
B. Turn right
C. Turn left
D. Go ahead

47. After how many years does a car first need a MOT certificate?

A. Four years
B. Three years
C. Two years
D. One year

48. What is the meaning of this sign?

A. Accompanied horses or ponies
B. Wild horses or ponies
C. Wild animals
D. No horses allowed

49. You are parking your car. You have some valuables, which you are unable to take with you. What should you do?

A. Park near a police station
B. Put them under the driver's seat
C. Lock then out of sight
D. Park in an unlit side road

50. A basic rule on motorways is

A. Use the lane that has least traffic
B. Keep to the left hand-lane unless overtaking
C. Overtake on the side that is clearest
D. Try to keep above 50 mph to prevent congestion

51. When being followed by an ambulance showing a flashing blue beacon you should

A. Pull over as soon as safely possible to let it pass
B. Accelerate hard to get away from it
C. Maintain your speed and course
D. Brake harshly and immediately stop in the road

52. What should you use the horn for?

A. To alert others to your presence
B. To allow you right of way
C. To greet other road users
D. To signal you annoyance

53. When driving at 60mph on a dry road what would be the shortest overall stopping distance?

A. 53 metres
B. 58 metres
C. 73 metres
D. 96 metres

54. When are you allowed to use a motorway hard shoulder?

A. To read a map
B. When your vehicle breaks down
C. To rest
D. To overtake slow moving traffic

55. Vehicle excise duty is often called 'Road Tax' or 'The Tax Disc'. You must

A. Keep it with your registration document
B. Display it clearly on your vehicle
C. Keep it concealed safely in your vehicle
D. Carry it on you at all times

56. You are on a road that has no traffic signs. There are streetlights. What is the speed limit?

A. 20 mph
B. 30 mph
C. 40 mph
D. 50 mph

57. In front of you is a class 3 powered vehicle (powered wheeled) driven by a disabled person. These vehicles have a maximum speed of

A. 8 mph (12 km/h)
B. 18 mph (29 km/h)
C. 28 mph (45 km/h)
D. 38 mph (61 km/h)

58. When following a vehicle on a wet road you should leave a time gap of at least?

A. 1 second
B. 2 seconds
C. 3 seconds
D. 4 seconds

59. Overloading your vehicle can seriously affect?

A. Your comfort
B. The Handling
C. Your ability to change gears
D. The steering

60. Which of the following is NOT allowed to travel in the right-hand lane of a three-lane motorway?

A. A vehicle towing a trailor
B. An estate car
C. A motorcycle
D. A mini bus

61. At toucan crossings, apart from pedestrians you should be aware of

A. Emergency vehicles emerging
B. Buses pulling out
C. Trams crossing in front
D. Cyclists riding across

62. You will use more fuel if your tyres are

A. Under-inflated
B. Of different makes
C. Over-inflated
D. New and hardly used

63. You are on a country road. What should you expect to see coming towards you on YOUR side of the road?

A. Motorcyclists
B. Bicycles
C. Pedestrians
D. Horse riders

64. The aim of an Active Traffic Management scheme on a motorway is to

A. Prevent overtaking
B. Reduce rest stops
C. Prevent tailgating
D. Reduce congestion

65. Motorcyclists will often look round over their right shoulder just before turning right. This is because

A. They need to listen for following traffic
B. Motorcycles do not have mirrors
C. Look around helps them balance as they turn
D. They need to check for traffic in their blind area

66. You are driving along a wet road. How can you tell if your vehicle is aquaplaning?

A. The engine will stall
B. The engine noise will increase
C. The steering will feel very heavy
D. The steering will feel very light

67. It is illegal to drive with tyres that

A. Have a large, deep cut in the side wall
B. Are of different makes
C. Were bought second-hand
D. Are more than three years old

68. You are driving down a long steep hill. You suddenly notice that your brakes are not working as well as normal. What is the usual cause of this?

A. The brakes overheating
B. Air in the brake fluid
C. Oil on the brakes
D. Badly adjusted

69. After buying a secondhand vehicle you should tell the licensing authority

A. Immediately
B. After 14 days
C. When you sell the vehicle
D. Before an MOT

70. You are in a line of traffic. The driver behind you is following very closely. What action should you take?

A. Ignore the following driver and continue to travel within the speed limit
B. Slow down, gradually increasing the gap between you and the vehicle in front
C. Signal left and wave the following driver past
D. Move over to a position just left of the centre line of the road

71. triangular road signs give:

A. Warnings
B. Information
C. Instructions
D. Directions

72. How should you react to drivers who appear to be inexperienced?

A. Sound your horn and warn them of your presence
B. Be patient and prepare for them to react more slowly
C. Flash your headlights to indicate that it is safe for them to proceed
D. Overtake them as soon as possible

73. When may you use hazard warning lights?

A. To park alongside another car
B. To park on double yellow lines
C. When you are being towed
D. When you have broken down

74. Using rear fog lights in clear daylight will

A. Be useful when towing a trailer
B. Give extra protection
C. Dazzle other drivers
D. Make following drivers keep back

75. When following a vehicle on a wet road you should leave a time gap of at least:

A. 1 second
B. 2 seconds
C. 4 seconds
D. 5 seconds

76. A driver does something that upsets you. You should

A. Try not to react
B. Let them know how you feel
C. Flash your headlights several times
D. Sound your horn

77. To drive on the road learners MUST

A. Have no penalty points on their licence
B. Have taken professional instruction
C. Have a signed, valid provisional licence
D. Apply for a driving test within 12 months

78. You MUST obey signs giving orders. These signs are mostly in

A. Green rectangles
B. Red Triangles
C. Blue rectangles
D. Red circles

79. Following a collision someone has suffered a burn. The burn needs to be cooled. What is the shortest time it should be cooled for?

A. 5 minutes
B. 10 minutes
C. 15 minutes
D. 20 minutes

80. You are travelling at the legal speed limit. A vehicle comes up quickly behind, flashing its headlights. You should

A. Accelerate to make a gap behind you
B. Touch the brakes sharply to show your brake lights
C. Maintain your speed to prevent the vehicle from overtaking
D. Allow the vehicle to overtake

81. Car passengers MUST wear a seat belt if one is available, unless they are

A. In a vehicle fitted with airbags
B. Travelling within a congestion charging zone
C. Sitting in the rear seat
D. Exempt for medical reasons

82. Whilst driving you have an accident in which someone is injured. You must report this to the police within

A. 12 hours
B. 24 hours
C. 36 hours
D. 7 days

83. It is illegal to drive with tyres that -

A. Have a large, deep cut in the sidewall
B. Are of different makes
C. Were bought second-hand
D. Are more than three years old

84. You are turning right onto a dual carriageway. What should you do before emerging?

A. Stop, apply the handbrake then select a low gear
B. Position your vehicle well to the left of the side of the road
C. Check that the central reservation is wide enough for your vehicle
D. Make sure that you leave enough room for a vehicle behind

85. You are turning left on a slippery road. The back of your vehicle slides to the right. You should

A. Brake firmly and not turn the steering wheel
B. Steer carefully to the left
C. Steer carefully to the right
D. Brake firmly and steer to the left

86. The main purpose of a box junction is

A. To slow traffic down
B. To prevent junctions becoming blocked by queuing traffic
C. To speed traffic up
D. To stop you turning right at a crossroads

87. At which pedestrian crossings are cyclists permitted to cross?

A. Toucan
B. Zebra
C. Puffin
D. Pelican

88. The reaction time of most drivers is over?

A. 0.5 second
B. 1 second
C. 2 seconds
D. 3 seconds

89. A strong crosswind is least likely to affect which of these vehicles?

A. Cyclists
B. Cars
C. High-sided vehicles
D. Motorcycles

90. You are driving past parked cars. You notice a bicycle wheel sticking out between them. What should you do?

A. Accelerate past quickly and sound your horn
B. Slow down and wave the cyclist across
C. Brake sharply and flash your headlights
D. Slow down and be prepared to stop for a cyclist

91. In windy conditions you need to take extra care when

A. Using the brakes
B. Making a hill start
C. Turning into a narrow road
D. Passing pedal cyclists

92. What is the safest way to us a mobile phone in you vehicle?

A. Use hands-free equipment
B. Find a suitable place to stop
C. Drive slowly on a quiet road
D. Direct your call through the operator

93. You are driving in busy traffic. You want to pull up on the left just after a junction on the left. When should you signal?

A. As you are passing or just after the junction
B. Just before you reach the junction
C. Well before you reach the junction
D. It would be better not to signal at all

94. Before overtaking a large vehicle you should keep well back. Why is this?

A. To give acceleration space to overtake quickly on blind spots
B. To get the best view of the road ahead
C. To leave a gap in case the vehicle stops and rolls back
D. To offer other drivers a safe gap if they want to overtake you

95. What is the national speed limit for cars in the left-hand lane of a three-laned motorway?

A. 80 mph
B. 60 mph
C. 70 mph
D. 50 mph

96. It is essential that tyre pressures be checked regularly. When should this be done?

A. When the tyres are cold
B. After a long journey
C. When the tyres are hot
D. After filling the vehicle with fuel

97. You keep well back while waiting to overtake a large vehicle. A car fills the gap. You should

A. Sound your horn
B. Drop further back
C. Flash your headlights
D. Start to overtake

98. Why should you make sure your indicators are cancelled after turning?

A. To avoid flattening the battery
B. To avoid misleading other road users
C. To avoid damage to the indicator relay
D. To avoid dazzling other road users

99. The road is icy. You should drive slowly

A. In the highest gear possible
B. In the lowest gear possible
C. With the handbrake partly on
D. With your left foot on the brake

100. Signals are normally given by direction indicators and

A. Brake lights
B. Sidelights
C. Fog lights
D. Interior lights

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