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1. You are finding it difficult to find a parking place in a busy town. You can see there is space on the zigzag lines of a zebra crossing. Can you park there?

A. No, unless you stay with your car
B. Yes, in order to drop off a passenger
C. Yes, if you don’t block people from crossing
D. No, not under any circumstances


2. Signals are normally given by direction indicators and:

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


3. While driving, you intend to turn left into a minor road. On the approach you should:

A. Keep just left of the middle of the road
B. Keep in the middle of the road
C. Swing out wide just before turning
D. Keep well to the left of the road


4. You are reversing your vehicle into a side road. When would the greatest hazard to passing traffic occur?

A. After you’ve completed the manoeuvre
B. Just before you actually begin to manoeuvre
C. After you’ve entered the side road
D. When the front of your vehicle swings out


5. What is the meaning of this sign?

A. No entry
B. Waiting restrictions
C. National speed limit
D. School crossing patrol


6. What are the maximum national speed limits for cars and motorcycles in built-up areas and elsewhere?

A. 45mph and 100mph
B. 50mph and 80mph
C. 30mph and 70mph
D. 40mph and 70mph


7. What does a speed limit sign like this mean?

A. It is safe to drive at the speed shown
B. The speed shown is the advised maximum
C. The speed shown allows for various road and weather conditions
D. You must not exceed the speed shown


8. You are looking for somewhere to park your vehicle. The area is full EXCEPT for spaces marked ‘disabled use’. You can:

A. Use these spaces when elsewhere is full
B. Park if you stay with your vehicle
C. Use these spaces, disabled or not
D. Not park there unless permitted


9. You are approaching a busy junction. There are several lanes with road markings. At the last moment you realise that you are in the wrong lane. You should:

A. Continue in that lane
B. Force your way across
C. Stop until the area has cleared
D. Use clear arm signals to cut across


10. You are entering an area of roadworks. There is a temporary speed limit displayed. You must

A. Not exceed the speed limit
B. Obey the limit only during rush hour
C. Accept the speed limit as advisable
D. Obey the limit except for overnight


11. The dual carriageway you are turning right onto has a narrow central reverse. You should:

A. Proceed to central reverse and wait
B. Wait until the road is clear in both directions
C. Stop in the first lane so that other vehicles give way
D. Emerge slightly to show your intentions


12. What lights and why must you put them on when going through a tunnel?

A. Main-beam to see clearly where you are going.
B. Dipped-beam to help you see and also be clearly seen by others.
C. Dipped-beam and front and/or rear Fog lights to see and be seen clearly.
D. Hazard warning lights so nobody drives too near.
E. No lights are necessary as tunnels have their own lighting.


13. You may only enter a box junction when:

A. There are less than two vehicles in front of you
B. The traffic lights show green
C. Your exit road is clear
D. You need to turn left


14. You must not reverse:

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


15. Someone is waiting to cross at a zebra crossing. They are standing on the pavement. You should normally:

A. Go on quickly before they step onto the crossing
B. Stop before you reach the zigzag lines and let them cross
C. Stop, let them cross, wait patiently
D. Ignore them as they are still on the pavement


16. You are intending to turn right at a junction. An oncoming driver is also turning right. It will normally be safer to:

A. Keep the other vehicle to your RIGHT and turn behind it (offside to offside)
B. Keep the other vehicle to your LEFT and turn in front of it (nearside to nearside)
C. Carry on and turn at the next junction instead
D. Hold back, wait for the other driver to turn first


17. Where may you overtake on a one-way Street?

A. Only on the left-hand side
B. Overtaking is not allowed
C. Only on the right-hand side
D. Either on the right or the left


18. You are leaving your vehicle parked on a road. When may you leave the engine running?

A. If you will be parked for less than five minutes
B. If the battery is flat
C. When in a 20 mph zone
D. Not on any occasion


19. When you are NOT sure that it is safe to reverse your vehicle you should:

A. Use your horn
B. Rev your engine
C. Get out and check
D. Reverse slowly


20. What is the national speed limit, unless otherwise indicated, on dual carriageways for cars and motorcycles?

A. 100 mph
B. 80 mph
C. 70 mph
D. 30 mph


21. At a crossroads there are no signs or road markings. Two vehicles approach. Which has priority?

A. Neither vehicle
B. The vehicle the fastest
C. The vehicle on the widest road
D. Vehicles approaching from the right


22. There is a tractor ahead of you. You wish to overtake but you are NOT sure if it is safe to do so. You should:

A. Follow another overtaking vehicle through
B. Sound your horn to the slow vehicle to pull over
C. Speed through but flash your lights to oncoming traffic
D. Not overtake if you are in doubt


23. You meet an obstruction on your side of the road. You should:

A. Drive on; it is your right of way
B. Give way to oncoming traffic
C. Wave oncoming vehicles through
D. Accelerate to get past first


24. You see this sign ahead of you. It means:

A. Start to slow down to 30 kph after passing it
B. You are leaving the 30 kph speed limit area
C. Do not exceed 30 kph after passing it
D. The minimum speed limit ahead is 30 kph


25. You are going straight ahead at a roundabout. How should you signal?

A. Signal right on the approach and then left to leave the roundabout
B. Signal left as you leave the roundabouts
C. Signal left on the approach to the roundabout and keep the signal on until you leave
D. Signal left just after you pass the exit before the one you will take


26. You may remove your seat belt temporarily when carrying out a manoeuvre that involves:

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


27. Which vehicle might have to use a different course than normal at roundabouts?

A. Sports car
B. Van
C. Estate car
D. Long vehicle


28. You may drive over a footpath:

A. To overtake slow-moving traffic
B. When the pavement is very wide
C. If no pedestrians are near
D. To gain lawful access into a property


29. You are on a busy main road and find that you are in a wrong direction. What should you do?

A. Turn into a side road on the road on the right and reverse into the main road.
B. Make a U-turn in the main road
C. Make a ‘three point’ turn in the main road
D. Turn round in a side road


30. You are going along a single-track road with passing places only on the right. The driver behind wishes to overtake. You should:

A. Speed up to get away from the following driver
B. Switch on your hazard warning lights
C. Wait opposite a passing place on your right
D. Drive into a passing place on your right


31. You are parked in a busy high street. What is the safest way to turn your vehicle around to go the opposite way?

A. Find a quiet side road to turn round in
B. Drive into a side road and reverse into the main road
C. Get someone to stop the traffic
D. Do a U-turn


32. What is the meaning of this sign?

A. Local speed limit applies
B. No waiting on the carriageway
C. National speed limit applies
D. No entry to vehicular traffic


33. When going straight ahead at a roundabout you should:

A. Indicate left before leaving the roundabout
B. Not indicate at any time
C. Indicate right when approaching the roundabout
D. Indicate left when approaching the roundabout


34. What is the national speed limit on motorways, unless otherwise indicated, for cars and motorcycles?

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


35. You are driving at night with full-beam headlights on. A vehicle is overtaking you. You should dip your lights

A. Some time after the vehicles has passed you
B. Before the vehicles starts to pass you
C. Only if the other driver dips his headlights
D. As soon as the vehicle passes you


36. Who has priority at an unmarked crossroads?

A. The driver of the larger vehicle
B. No one
C. The driver who is going faster
D. The driver on the wider road


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