Rules of The Road Car Test by theorytestuk.co.uk | Jul 14, 2023 | 0 comments Welcome to your Rules of The Road Car Test 1. What's the speed limit for a car towing a caravan on a dual carriageway? 50 mph 40 mph 70 mph 60 mph 2. How far are you allowed to reverse? As far as it takes to reverse around a corner No more than a car’s length No further than is necessary The length of a residential street 3. Which vehicle might have to take a different course from normal at a roundabout? Sports car Long vehicle Estate car Van 4. What should you do when there's an obstruction on your side of the road? Give way to oncoming traffic Carry on, as you have priority Wave oncoming vehicles through Accelerate to get past first 5. You're turning right at a crossroads. An oncoming driver is also turning right. What's the advantage of turning behind the oncoming vehicle? You'll be able to turn without stopping You'll use less fuel because you can stay in a higher gear You'll have more time to turn You'll have a clearer view of any approaching traffic 6. You're travelling on a motorway in England. When must you stop your vehicle? When signalled to stop by a roadworks supervisor When signalled to stop by a pedestrian on the hard shoulder When signalled to stop by a traffic officer When signalled to stop by a driver who has broken down 7. When must you stop your vehicle? At a junction where there are ‘give way’ lines If you’re involved in an incident that causes damage or injury At the end of a one-way street Before merging onto a motorway 8. You're approaching a busy junction. What should you do when, at the last moment, you realise you're in the wrong lane? Continue in that lane Force your way into the lane you need Stop until the area has cleared Use arm signals to help you change lane 9. What will the speed limit usually be where you can see street lights but no speed-limit signs? 30 mph 40 mph 50 mph 60 mph 10. A single carriageway road has this sign. What's the maximum permitted speed for a car towing a trailer? 30 mph 50 mph 40 mph 60 mph 11. Who is authorised to signal you to stop? A motorcyclist A pedestrian A police officer A bus driver 12. You're driving in the right-hand lane of a dual carriageway. What should you do if you see a sign showing that the right-hand lane is closed 800 yards ahead? Keep in that lane until you reach the queue Move to the left immediately Wait and see which lane is moving faster Move to the left in good time 13. What's the national speed limit for cars and motorcycles on a dual carriageway? 70 mph 50 mph 60 mph 30 mph 14. What should you do if you want to overtake a tractor but aren't sure that it's safe? Follow another vehicle as it overtakes the tractor Stay behind it if you're in any doubt Speed past, flashing your lights at oncoming traffic Sound your horn to make the tractor driver pull over 15. You're looking for somewhere to safely park your vehicle. Where would you choose to park? At or near a bus stop Near the brow of a hill In a designated parking space On the approach to a level crossing 16. When may you enter a box junction? When there are fewer than two vehicles ahead When signalled by another road user When traffic signs direct you When your exit road is clear 17. Which vehicle is most likely to take an unusual course at a roundabout? Estate car Milk float Delivery van Long vehicle 18. When may you drive a car in this bus lane? To overtake slow-moving traffic To get to the front of a traffic queue You may not use it at any time Outside its hours of operation 19. You’re waiting at a pelican crossing. What does it mean when the red light changes to flashing amber? Get ready and go when the continuous amber light shows Move off immediately without any hesitation Wait for the green light before moving off Give way to pedestrians on the crossing 20. You're going to turn left from a main road into a minor road. What should you do as you approach the junction? Keep just left of the middle of the road Keep in the middle of the road Swing out to the right just before turning Keep well to the left of the road 21. What's the meaning of this sign? No entry Waiting restrictions National speed limit School crossing patrol 22. What does this sign mean? No through road End of traffic-calming zone End of controlled parking zone Free-parking zone ends 23. Where should you park your vehicle at night? Near a police station In a well-lit area On a red route In a quiet road 24. You're travelling along a residential street. There are parked vehicles on the left-hand side. Why should you keep your speed down? So that oncoming traffic can see you more clearly You may set off car alarms There may be delivery lorries on the street Children may run out from between the vehicles 25. You're driving on a busy main road. What should you do if you find that you're driving in the wrong direction? Turn around in a side road Make a U-turn in the main road Make a ‘three-point’ turn in the main road Turn into a side road on the right and reverse into the main road 26. A cycle lane, marked by a solid white line, is in operation. What does this mean for car drivers? They may park in the lane They mustn't drive along the lane They may use the lane when necessary They may drive in the lane at any time 27. When may you drive without wearing your seat belt? When you're carrying out a manoeuvre that includes reversing When you're moving off on a hill When you're testing your brakes When you're driving slowly in queuing traffic 28. There are no speed-limit signs on the road. How is a 30 mph limit generally indicated? By hazard warning lines By street lighting By pedestrian islands By double or single yellow lines 29. You're looking for somewhere to park your vehicle. Neither you or your passenger are disabled. What should you do if the only free spaces are marked for disabled drivers? Use one of these spaces Park in one of these spaces but stay with your vehicle Use one of the spaces as long as one is kept free Wait for a regular parking space to become free 30. How should you signal if you're going straight ahead at a roundabout? Signal right on the approach and then left to leave the roundabout Signal left after you leave the roundabout and enter the new road Signal right on the approach to the roundabout and keep the signal on Signal left just after you pass the exit before the one you're going to take 31. When may you drive over a pavement? To overtake slow-moving traffic When the pavement is very wide If there are no pedestrians nearby To gain access to a property 32. Who has priority at an unmarked crossroads? The larger vehicle The faster vehicle No-one has priority The smaller vehicle 33. When may you stop on an urban clearway? To set down and pick up passengers To use a mobile telephone To ask for directions To load or unload goods 34. When are you allowed to park in a parking bay for disabled drivers? When you have a Blue Badge When you have a wheelchair When you have an advanced driver certificate When you have an adapted vehicle 35. Why could it be dangerous to reverse from a side road into a main road? Your reverse sensors will beep Your view will be restricted Your reversing lights will be hidden Your mirrors will need adjusting 36. You're parked in a busy high street. What's the safest way to turn your vehicle around so you can drive in the opposite direction? Drive into a side road and reverse out into the main road Turn around in a quiet side road Ask someone to stop the traffic Carry out a U-turn 37. When may you stop on a clearway? Never When it's busy In the rush hour During daylight hours 38. Where will you see these red and white markers? Approaching a concealed level crossing Approaching the end of a motorway Approaching a concealed speed-limit sign Approaching the end of a dual carriageway 39. You're driving on a road that has a cycle lane. What does it mean if the lane is marked by a broken white line? There's a reduced speed limit for motor vehicles using the lane You shouldn't drive in the lane unless it's unavoidable Cyclists can travel in both directions in that lane The lane must be used by motorcyclists in heavy traffic 40. You're turning right onto a dual carriageway. What should you do if the central reservation is too narrow to contain your vehicle? Proceed to the central reservation and wait Wait until the road is clear in both directions Stop in the first lane so that other vehicles give way Emerge slightly to show your intentions 41. What should you do if the amber lights come on and a warning sounds while you're driving over a level crossing? Keep going and clear the crossing Stop and reverse back to clear the crossing Get everyone out of the vehicle immediately Stop immediately and use your hazard warning lights 42. What signal should you give when you're going straight ahead at a roundabout? Signal left before leaving the roundabout Don't signal at any time Signal right when you're approaching the roundabout Signal left when you're approaching the roundabout 43. You want to turn right at a box junction. What should you do if there's oncoming traffic? Wait before the junction until it's clear of all traffic Wait in the box junction if your exit is clear Drive on; you can't turn right at a box junction Drive slowly into the box junction when signalled by oncoming traffic 44. You want to park and you see this sign. What should you do on the days and times shown? Park in a bay and not pay Park in a bay and pay Park on yellow lines and not pay Park on yellow lines and pay 45. What should you do when you're unsure whether it's safe to reverse your vehicle? Get out and check Rev your engine Sound your horn Reverse slowly 46. Which road users benefit from toucan crossings? Cyclists and pedestrians Car drivers and motorcyclists Bus and lorry drivers Tram and train drivers 47. What must you do if you come across roadworks that have a temporary speed limit displayed? Obey the limit, but only during rush hour Obey the speed limit Ignore the displayed limit Use your own judgement; the limit is only advisory 48. What's the meaning of this sign? Local speed limit applies National speed limit applies No waiting on the carriageway No entry for vehicles 49. You're looking for somewhere to park at night. When may you park on the right-hand side of the road? When you're in a one-way street When you have your sidelights on When you're more than 10 metres (32 feet) from a junction When you're under a lamppost 50. You're driving at night with your headlights on main beam. A vehicle is overtaking you. When should you dip your headlights? Some time after the vehicle has passed you Before the vehicle starts to pass you As soon as the vehicle passes you Only if the other driver dips their headlights 51. What's the national speed limit on a single carriageway road for cars and motorcycles? 30 mph 50 mph 70 mph 60 mph 52. You're in a built-up area at night and the road is well lit. Why should you use dipped headlights? So that you can be easily seen by others So that you can go at a much faster speed So that you can switch to main beam quickly So that you can see further along the road 53. You're reversing into a side road. When would your vehicle be the greatest hazard to passing traffic? When the front of your vehicle swings out Just before you begin to manoeuvre After you’ve entered the side road After you’ve completed the manoeuvre 54. Where's the safest place to park your vehicle at night? In a garage On a busy road In a quiet car park Near a red route 55. Where may you overtake on a one-way street? Only on the left-hand side Overtaking isn't allowed Only on the right-hand side On either the right or the left 56. What should you do if you see a pedestrian waiting at a zebra crossing? Be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross Stop before you reach the zigzag lines and let them cross Go on quickly before they step onto the crossing Ignore them as they're still on the pavement 57. Other than direction indicators, how can you give signals to other road users? By using brake lights By using sidelights By using fog lights By using interior lights 58. You're on a road that's only wide enough for one vehicle. What should you do if a car is coming towards you? Pull into a passing place on your right Force the other driver to reverse Pull into a passing place on your left Pull into a passing place if your vehicle is wider 59. When should you use the right-hand lane of a three-lane dual carriageway? When you're overtaking only When you're turning right only When you're using cruise control When you're overtaking or turning right 60. You're waiting at a level crossing. What should you do if the red warning lights continue to flash after a train has passed by? Continue to wait Telephone the signal operator Get out and investigate Drive across carefully 61. What does this sign mean? End of minimum speed End of maximum speed Minimum speed 30 mph Maximum speed 30 mph 62. When would you use the right-hand lane of a two-lane dual carriageway? When you're staying at the minimum allowed speed When you're passing a side road on the left When you're turning right or overtaking When you're travelling at a constant high speed 63. You see these double white lines along the centre of the road. When may you park on the left? If the line nearest to you is broken When there are no yellow lines During daylight hours only To pick up or set down passengers 64. When may you stop and wait in a box junction? When oncoming traffic prevents you from turning right When you're in a queue of traffic turning left When you're in a queue of traffic going ahead When you're on a roundabout 65. What's the nearest you may park to a junction? 10 metres (32 feet) 12 metres (39 feet) 15 metres (49 feet) 20 metres (66 feet) 66. You're waiting at a level crossing. What must you do if a train passes but the lights keep flashing? Edge over the stop line and look for trains Phone the signal operator Carry on waiting Park and investigate 67. What should you do when you park at night on a road that has a 40 mph speed limit? Park facing the traffic Park near a street light Leave dipped headlights switched on Leave parking lights switched on Time's up Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.