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Driving Standards Agency

Driving Lessons In Nottinghamshire

1. The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

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No right turn

Give way

Right turn ahead

Bend in the road

2. The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

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Low flying aircraft or sudden aircraft noise

Aerodrome

Large airport

Military air space

3. What should you always do before stopping?

Used the appropriate indicator

Use the mirrors

Select a higher gear

Flash your headlights

4. At a pelican crossing, flashing amber means:

Give way to pedestrians already crossing

Stop and wait for the green light

Give way to pedestrians waiting to cross

Stop. if you can do so safely

5. When a long, heavy-looking lorry is taking a long time to overtake, what should you do?

Speed up

Slow down

Hold your speed

Give an arm signal to the driver to encourage him to overtake

6. Your doctor has given you a course of medicine. Why should you ask if it is OK to drive?

Some medicine can cause your reaction to slow down

Some medicine may affect your eyesight

Drugs make you a better driver by quickening your reaction

Your insurance company will have to know about the medicine

7. A catalytic converter improves your vehicle by making the:

Engine more fuel-efficient

Exhaust system easier to replace

Engine run quietly

Exhaust fumes cleaner

8. At traffic lights, amber on its own mean:

Prepare to go

Go if way is clear

Stop at the stop line

Go if no pedestrians are crossing

9. Driving at 60mph on a dry road, what is the shortest overall stopping distance?

You decide

58 metres (190 feet)

73 metres (240 feet)

96 meters (315 feet)

10. What colour are tourist attraction signs?

Mostly blue

Mostly brown

Mostly green

Mostly red circles

11. 'Traffic calming' measures encourage you to do what?

Travel at a reduced speed

Always travel at the speed limit

Watch out for speed traps

Only slow down if pedestrians are near

12. What is the maximum speed for lorries on a motorway?

40 mph

50 mph

60 mph

70 mph

13. The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

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Cattle

Wild animals

Accompanied animals

Farmhouse ahead

14. The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

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Use both lanes

No overtaking

No motor vehicles

Car park

15. School crossing patrols signal you to stop:

By pointing to children on the opposite pavement

By displaying a red light

By displaying a stop sign

By standing in front of your vehicle

16. After travelling at high speed for a long period on a motorway which one of the following should you check first when you exit?

Engine temperature

Your speed

The distance travelled

Tyre pressure

17. Lorries are more risky to pass than cars. Why?

Lorries are longer than cars

Lorries may suddenly pull up

The brakes of lorries are not as good

Lorries are slower than cars

18. Which group of pedestrians may find it difficult to judge the speed of approaching traffic?

Young adults

Middle aged adults

Young children

Those in wheelchairs

19. Driving in fog requires a reduced speed. Why?

The road surface is slippery

You will be dazzled by other headlights

The engine will take longer to warm up You will be dazzled by other headlights

It is more difficult to see events ahead

20. The approach to a pedestrian crossing is marked with:

Yellow lines

Zig-zag lines

Double white lines

Single white lines

21. When you break down on the motorway and need to find an emergency telephone, you should always walk:

With the traffic flow

Facing oncoming traffic

In the direction shown on the marker posts

Towards the next slip road

22. Whilst driving you notice a cyclist riding on the pavement. You should:

Switch on your hazard warning lights

Rev your engine

Drive on quickly

Expect the cyclist to move into the road without warning

23. You can park on the right-hand side of a road at the night:

In a one-way street

With your sidelights on

More than 10 metres (32 feet) from a junction

Under a lamp post

24. The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

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Double bends ahead

Series of bends ahead

Double bend to the left

No u-turn

25. The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

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No motor vehicles

Vehicles except motorcycles, scooters and mopeds

Motorcars

Motorcycles have preference over cars

26. If you see red flashing lights above your lane only on the motorway, what should you do?

Continue in that lane and look for further information

Move into another lane in good time

Pull on to the hard shoulder

Look and see what the vehicles in front are doing

27. If your steering suddenly feels light it is a sign that:

Your power steering system has failed

You are steering whilst the car is stationery

The tyres are losing their grip on the road

You tyre pressures are low

28. If you are caught driving without insurance, what is the maximum fine you can expect? (in )

As much as the court decides

500

1000

5000

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

Driving in the rain

Driving at night

Driving in the fog

Driving in strong winds

30. Following an accident, the driver is in shock. You should:

Give them a drink

Not leave them alone

Offer them a cigarette

Take down the details

31. You are at a road junction turning into a minor road. There are pedestrians crossing the minor road. You should:

Sound your horn to let the pedestrians know you are there

Carry on. The pedestrians should give way to you

Give way to the pedestrians who are already crossing

Stop and wave the pedestrians across

32. Overloaded vehicles are whose responsibility?

The driver of the vehicle

The owner of the items being carried

The person who loaded the vehicle

The Health & Safety Executive

33. What shape is the STOP sign?

Circular

Triangular

Inverted triangle

Octagonal

34. At an accident scene, there is an unconscious casualty. You check the breathing for at least how long?

2 seconds

10 seconds

5 minutes

2 minutes

35. Rear fog lights should be used when visibility is below:

Your overall stopping distance

Ten car lengths

10 metres (33ft)

100 metres (330ft)

36. The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

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Special bridge

River crossing

Quayside or riverbank

Scrap yard for cars

37. The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

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Available width of headroom

Height limits (e.g. low bridge)

No vehicles over length shown

No vehicle over 7.5tonnes

38. When you tow a trailer you need to know the maximum nose weight of your vehicle's tow ball. Where would you find this?

In the vehicle handbook

In the Highway Code

In your vehicle registration certificate

On the dashboard after you have attached the trailer

39. What do AMBER studs on the motorway show?

The right hand edge of the carriageway

The left hand edge of the carriageway

The separation of the lanes

The slip road off the motorway

40. Using a mobile phone is now against the law unless you use a 'hand's-free' Not using a 'hand's free' is likely to do what?

Make it harder to hear the caller

Increase your concentration

Reduce your view

Divert your attention

41. You are the only one on a three-lane motorway. Which lane should you drive in if you are travelling at 70 mph?

Centre

Left

Right

any lane

42. Cyclists can legally ride alongside pedestrians on which kind of crossing?

Toucan

All crossings

Pelican

Zebra

43. One red unbroken line painted parallel with the kerb in informing drivers of?

Clearway. No stopping

Restrictions on parking

Only applicable to lorries drivers

Restriction on weight of vehicle

44. Batteries need fluid. What should you top yours up with?

Battery acid

Distilled water

Engine oil

Tap water

45. When waiting to emerge into a main road, if you cannot see because of parked cars what should you do?

Wait a few seconds before proceeding

Creep forwards until you can see and proceed when safe

Stop at the line and wait until you see

Stop at line and sound your horn

46. Some brakes have an 'anti-lock' feature. It makes the tyres less likely to:

Aquaplane

Skid

Puncture

Burn

47. How would you react to other drivers who appear to be inexperienced?

Overtake them as soon as possible

Flash your headlights to indicate that it's safe for them to proceed

Be patient and prepared for them to react more slowly

Sound your horn to warn them of your presence

48. You may make a U-turn:

By mounting both pavements carefully

In a wide one-way street

On a motorway, when it is safe

When it is safe on a wide road

49. The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

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Camping ground

Caravans only

No towed caravans

Danger for caravans

50. The meaning of the sign illustrated on the right is:

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With-flow cycle lane

Contra-flow cycle lane

Pedal cycle route

No pedal cycles