Free Driving Theory Test Practice 2022

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What to expect on the official driving theory test?
Number of questions:
50
Correct answers needed to pass:
43
Passing score:
86%
Minimum age to take test:
17years
Length of theory test:
57min
Minimum period between attempts:
3days
Failure rate:
47.70%
What to expect on the official hazard perception test?
Number of video questions:
14
Number of points:
75
Points needed to pass:
44
Passing score:
66%
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Is Passing the Driving Theory Test Hard?

It depends whether you come prepared and if you’ve studied effectively or not. The national pass-rate is about 50%, but many who fail have just glanced through the Highway Code instead of reading it from cover-to-cover repeatedly. Another common mistake is to use old resources to prep for the theory test.

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How Many Questions Are on the Theory Test?

The driving theory test consists of two parts: 50 multiple-choice questions and 14 hazard perception videos.

To pass, you must:

• Answer at least 43 questions correctly on the multiple-choice section

AND

• Get 44 points out of 75 on the hazard perception section

What Is It Like to Drive in the United Kingdom?

The Good

The amount of road traffic accidents in the United Kingdom is at its lowest on record, and down 31% since 2009.
Government spending on roads and road safety precautions reached £10,94 billion in 2019/2020.
The Government is actively promoting a culture of road safety to reduce casualties.

The Bad

There are still many people injured or killed each year on roads in the United Kingdom
25,959 serious injuries in road traffic accidents were reported to the police in 2019.
150,158 casualties of all severities in road traffic accidents were reported to the police in 2019.
1,752 people were killed in reported road traffic accidents in 2019.

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UK Driving Theory Test - Frequently Asked Questions

  • The theory test is comprised of two parts: (1) multiple-choice questions and (2) hazard perception. You need to pass both sections to get a passing grade on the exam.
  • Generally, you must be at least 17 years old to take the driving theory test.
  • A provisional licence is mandatory to sit the test.
  • The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is in charge of the practical driving tests as well as the driving theory tests. Although the theory tests are handled by a third-party on behalf of the DVSA.
  • All Mock Tests used by Zutobi are licenced directly from DVSA.
  • You can book your driving theory test here or by phone at 0300 200 1122
  • The entire test is 57 minutes long, and you can take a 3-minute break before the hazard perception section. Before the test starts, you will get instructions about how the test works.
  • You must bring your UK photocard driving licence to the test centre, and if you have a Northern Ireland licence, you must bring your paper counterpart licence and photocard. Your test will be cancelled unless you take the right things with you.
  • After passing the test, you’ll receive a pass certificate number at the test centre, which you use to book your driving test. You have 2 years to pass your practical driving test or you’ll have to re-take your theory test.
  • You can change your theory test appointment here free of charge.
Questions

After a collision, someone is unconscious in their vehicle. When should you call the emergency services? 

AOnly as a last resort
As soon as possible
CAfter you've woken them up
DAfter checking for broken bones

It's important to make sure that the emergency services arrive as soon as possible. When a person is unconscious, they could have serious injuries that aren't immediately obvious.  

When may front fog lights be used? 

When visibility is seriously reduced
BWhen they're fitted above the bumper
CWhen they aren't as bright as the headlights
DWhen an audible warning device is used

Your fog lights must only be used when visibility is reduced to 100 metres (328 feet) or less. You need to be familiar with the layout of your dashboard so you're aware if your fog lights have been switched on in error, or you've forgotten to switch them off.

You arrive at the scene of a motorcycle crash. No other vehicle is involved. The rider is unconscious and lying in the middle of the road. What's the first thing you should do at the scene? 

AMove the rider out of the road
Warn other traffic
CClear the road of debris
DGive the rider reassurance

The motorcyclist is in an extremely vulnerable position, exposed to further danger from traffic. Approaching vehicles need advance warning in order to slow down and safely take avoiding action or stop. Don’t put yourself or anyone else at risk. Use the hazard warning lights on your vehicle to alert other road users to the danger. 

You see this line across the road at the entrance to a roundabout. What does it mean? 

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Give way to traffic from the right
BTraffic from the left has right of way
CYou have right of way
DStop at the line

Slow down as you approach the roundabout and check for traffic from the right. If you need to stop and give way, stay behind the broken line until it's safe to emerge onto the roundabout. 

At an incident, it's important to look after any casualties. What should you do with them when the area is safe? 

AMove them away from the vehicles
Ask them how it happened
CGive them something to eat
DKeep them where they are

When the area is safe and there’s no danger from other traffic or fire, it’s better not to move casualties. Moving them may cause further injury. 

You're driving in heavy traffic on a wet road. Spray makes it difficult to be seen. What lights should you use? 

AFull-beam headlights
BSidelights only
CRear fog lights if visibility is more than 100 metres (328 feet)
Dipped headlights

You must make sure that other road users can see you, but you don't want to dazzle them. Use your dipped headlights during the day if visibility is poor. If visibility falls below 100 metres (328 feet), you may use your rear fog lights, but don’t forget to turn them off when the visibility improves. 

Why is it particularly important to carry out a check on your vehicle before making a long motorway journey? 

AYou'll have to do more harsh braking on motorways
BMotorway service stations don't deal with breakdowns
CThe road surface will wear down the tyres faster
Continuous high speeds increase the risk of your vehicle breaking down

Before you start your journey, make sure that your vehicle can cope with the demands of high-speed driving. You should check a number of things, the main ones being oil, water and tyres. You also need to plan rest stops if you’re making a long journey. 

Why are mirrors often slightly curved (convex)? 

They give a wider field of vision
BThey totally cover blind spots
CThey make it easier to judge the speed of following traffic
DThey make following traffic look bigger

Although a convex mirror gives a wide view of the scene behind, you should be aware that it won't show you everything behind or to the side of your vehicle. Before you move off, you'll need to look over your shoulder to check for anything not visible in the mirrors. 

Who has priority at an unmarked crossroads? 

AThe larger vehicle
No-one has priority
CThe faster vehicle
DThe smaller vehicle

Practise good observation in all directions before you emerge or make a turn. Proceed only when you’re sure it’s safe to do so. 

What does this white line along the centre of the road mean? 

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ABus lane marking
Hazard warning
CGive way warning
DLane marking

The centre of the road is usually marked by a broken white line, with lines that are shorter than the gaps. When the lines become longer than the gaps, this is a hazard warning line. Look well ahead for these, especially when you're planning to overtake or turn off. 

By how much can stopping distances increase in icy conditions? 

ATwo times
BThree times
CFive times
Ten times

Tyre grip is greatly reduced in icy conditions. For this reason, you need to allow up to ten times the stopping distance you would allow on dry roads. 

You think the driver of the vehicle in front has forgotten to cancel their right indicator. What should you do? 

AFlash your lights to alert the driver
BSound your horn before overtaking
COvertake on the left if there's room
Stay behind and don't overtake

Be cautious and don’t attempt to overtake. The driver may be unsure of the location of a junction and may turn suddenly.  

What's the purpose of the Pass Plus scheme? 

ATo give you a discount on your MOT
To improve your basic driving skills
CTo increase your mechanical knowledge
DTo allow you to drive anyone else’s vehicle

After passing your practical driving test, you can take further training. One option is known as the Pass Plus scheme. It's designed to improve your basic driving skills and involves a series of modules, including night-time and motorway driving.  

When must you use dipped headlights during the day? 

AAll the time
BOn narrow streets
In poor visibility
DWhen parking

You must use dipped headlights when daytime visibility is seriously reduced, generally to 100 metres (328 feet) or less. You may also use front or rear fog lights, but they must be switched off when visibility improves. 

You're driving over a level crossing. The warning lights come on and a bell rings. What should you do? 

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AGet everyone out of the vehicle immediately
BStop and reverse back to clear the crossing
Keep going and clear the crossing
DStop immediately and use your hazard warning lights

Keep going; don’t stop on the crossing. If the amber warning lights come on as you’re approaching the crossing, you must stop unless it's unsafe to do so. Red flashing lights together with an audible signal mean you must stop. 

You're travelling along this narrow country road. How should you pass the cyclist? 

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ASound your horn as you pass
BKeep close to them as you pass
Leave them plenty of room as you pass
DChange down one gear before you pass

Allow the cyclist plenty of room in case they wobble or swerve around a pothole or raised drain. Look well ahead before you start to overtake, because you'll need to use all of the road. Look for entrances to fields where tractors or other farm machinery could be waiting to pull out.  

There are flashing amber lights under a school warning sign. What action should you take? 

Reduce speed until you're clear of the area
BKeep up your speed and sound the horn
CIncrease your speed to clear the area quickly
DWait at the lights until they change to green

The flashing amber lights are switched on to warn you that children may be crossing near a school. Slow down and take extra care, as you may have to stop. 

What should you do when making a journey in foggy conditions? 

AFollow other vehicles’ tail lights closely
BAvoid using dipped headlights
Leave plenty of time for your journey
DKeep two seconds behind the vehicle ahead

If you’re planning to make a journey when it’s foggy, listen to the weather reports. If visibility is very poor, avoid making unnecessary journeys. If you do travel, leave plenty of time – and if someone is waiting for you to arrive, let them know that your journey will take longer than normal. This will also take off any pressure you may feel to rush. 

What should you do when passing sheep on a road? 

ABriefly sound your horn
Go very slowly
CPass quickly but quietly
DHerd them to the side of the road

Slow down and be ready to stop if you see animals in the road ahead. Animals are easily frightened by noise and vehicles passing too close to them. Stop if signalled to do so by the person in charge. 

Your vehicle breaks down in a tunnel. What should you do? 

AStay in your vehicle and wait for the police
BStand in the lane behind your vehicle to warn others
CStand in front of your vehicle to warn oncoming drivers
Switch on hazard warning lights, then go and call for help

A broken-down vehicle in a tunnel can cause serious congestion and danger to other road users. If your vehicle breaks down, get help without delay. Switch on your hazard warning lights, then go to an emergency telephone to call for help.  

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