DVLA Driving Test Questions & Answers + How to Pass.

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Are you preparing to get a driver’s license from the DVLA anytime soon but don’t have enough test questions for the preparation? Then this article is for you.

Passing a practical and theory driving test is essential for the acquisition of a driver’s license.

In this write-up, I will list some examinable driving test question and answers, how to pass the DVLA practical test and other related matters.

Without wasting much time let’s start the journey. Note that you can use the table of content below to jump to any section of the article.

 The driving test consist of the theory aspect and the practical.

Now view below some theory questions you can practice on. The answers are in RED.

You can also download a PDF document containing all the questions from the link beneath this post.

If you don’t want to see the answers CLICK HERE TO START QUIZ.

SAMPLE DRIVING TEST QUESTIONS.

1. When pulling away from the curb, you should:
a.
Shoulder check, then pull out when safe.

b. Check your rear-view mirror, then pull out when safe.
c. Signal, shoulder check, then pull out when safe.
d. Signal, check your rear-view mirror, then pull out when safe.

 

2. Where should you position your hands on the steering wheel?
a.
Left hand at 11 o’clock and right hand at 1 o’clock.

b. Left hand at 9 o’clock and right hand at 3 o’clock.
c. Left hand at 10 o’clock and right hand at 2 o’clock.
d. B. and C. are both correct.

 

3. As you are driving, you should:
a.
Keep to the right-hand side of the lane.

b. Keep to the left-hand side of the lane.
c. Keep to the center of the lane.
d. It depends on which lane you are in and the hazards that are around you.

 

4. If you are going into a curve too quickly, you should:
a.
Slam on your brakes.

b. Pump the brakes, gradually slowing down until you can stop.
c. Pull the emergency brake and steer into the curve.
d. Ease off the accelerator, then speed up slightly as you regain traction.

 

5. At what minimum distance away from railroad tracks should you stop?
a.
6 metres from the nearest rail.

b. 5 metres from the nearest rail.
c. 10 metres from the nearest rail.

d. 3 metres from the nearest rail.

 

6. When driving behind a slow-moving truck going up a hill you should:
a.
Check for approaching cars and pass in the oncoming lane when it is safe.

b. Pass on the shoulder of the road.
c. Honk so that the driver knows you are there and can pull over for you.
d. Be patient and try to let your road rage subside

 

7. When approaching a stop sign where there is no stop line, sidewalk or
crosswalk you should:
a.
Stop 3 metres back from the intersection and inch up slowly.

b. Slow down and proceed with caution.
c. Stop just before you enter the intersection.
d. Stop only if pedestrians are waiting to cross.

 

8. When you see a potential hazard ahead, it makes sense to:
a.
Pull over until the hazard is gone.

b. Slow down.
c. Take your foot off the accelerator and rest it on the brake pedal.
d. b. and c. are correct.

 

9. When approaching a railway crossing you should:
a.
Watch for warning lights that indicate an approaching train.

b. Watch for motorcycle riders and cyclists who may slip on the wet tracks.
c. Realize that trains always have the right of way.
d. All of the above.

 

10. How far away from a fire hydrant are you required to park?
a.
10 metres.

b. 6 metres.
c. 5 metres.
d. 3 metres.

 

11. How far away from a stop sign, traffic control signal or crosswalk are you
required to park?
a.
10 metres.

b. 6 metres.
c. 5 metres.

d. 3 metres.

 

12. It is illegal to park:
a.
On a sidewalk.

b. On a bridge or in a tunnel.
c. In a bicycle lane.
d. All of the above.

 

13. When parallel parking, you must be within how many centimeters from the
curb?
a.
50 cm.

b. 30 cm.
c. 5 cm.

d. It doesn’t matter.

 

14. When backing up you should:
a.
Do a 360-degree vision check before you begin.

b. Turn your body to look out the rear window.
c. Be especially careful when backing out of a driveway.
d. All of the above.

 

15. When is it a good idea to use hand signals in addition to a turn signal?
a.
When changing lanes.

b. When turning a corner.
c. When pulling out from a line of parked vehicles.
d. When stopping.

 

16. When should you use your car’s signals?
a.
When changing lanes.

b. When turning a corner.
c. When pulling out from a line of parked vehicles.
d. All of the above.

 

17. A sign depicting a green circle with a straight arrow pointing upwards inside
it means:
a.
Straight road ahead.

b. One lane ahead.
c. No turns – through only.
d. a. and c. are correct.

 

18. A black sign depicting a white arrow that curves to the left means:
a.
The road curves to the left ahead.

b. Cars in this lane must turn left.
c. Left turns are prohibited.

d. Parking is to the left.

 

19. When arriving at an uncontrolled intersection or four-way-stop at the same
time as another car, which car should proceed first?
a.
The car farthest to the right.
b. The car farthest to the left.

c. Whichever car is fastest.
d. The car with the meanest-looking driver.

 

20. If you are turning left at an uncontrolled intersection or four-way-stop you
should:
a.
Proceed immediately – you have the right of way.

b. Yield to approaching cars.
c. Keep going straight – left turns are prohibited at these intersections.

d. Wait for another driver to flag you through.

 

21. At uncontrolled intersections you should always:
a.
Come to a complete stop, make sure it is safe and proceed with caution.

b. Slow down, make sure it is safe and proceed with caution.
c. Stop well before the intersection and inch out slowly; only proceed when no cars are

approaching.
d. Speed right on through.

 

22. It is against the law to follow an emergency vehicle more closely than:
a.
50 metres.

b. 100 metres.
c. 150 metres.
d. 200 metres.

 

23. If a vehicle ahead of you is stopped at a crosswalk on a multi-lane road you
should:
a.
Pass the vehicle on the right only.

b. Pass the vehicle on the left only.
c. Stop before passing this vehicle and make sure there are no pedestrians in the
crosswalk.
d. Honk to encourage the vehicle’s driver to get going.

 

24. When should you slow down to 30 km/h near a playground?
a.
As soon as you notice that you are near a playground.

b. When you see the playground sign.
c. When you see the playground sign accompanied by a 30 km/h speed limit.
d. From dawn to dusk when you see the playground sign accompanied by a 30 km/h
speed limit.

 

25. A sign indicating that school children may be present and that is accompanied by a 30 km/h speed limit means you must slow down to 30 km/h at
which times?
a.
All the time.

b. During daylight hours.
c. Between 8 AM and 5 PM on school days.
d. Between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday to Friday.

 

26. Why is it necessary to shoulder-check when changing lanes?
a.
Just to be extra-cautious.

b. No matter how you adjust your mirrors, you will always have blind spots.
c. It stretches out your neck while driving.

d. It gives you an excuse to check out the people in the next car.

 

27. When can you make a right turn at a red light?
a.
After slowing down to check for oncoming traffic.

b. After coming to a complete stop and yielding to both traffic and pedestrians.
c. Anytime there are no signs prohibiting a right turn on a red light.
d. b. and c. are correct.

 

28. When can you make a left turn at a red light?
a.
Never.

b. When turning from a one-way street onto another one-way street.
c. When turning from a two-way street onto a one-way street.
d. b. and c. are correct.

 

29. When changing lanes you should:
a.
Signal and then proceed.

b. Check your mirrors and your blind spot and then proceed.
c. Check your mirrors, signal, check your blind spot and then proceed.
d. Check your mirrors, signal and then proceed.

 

30. A two-way left turn lane in the center of the road means:
a. You can turn left or right from this lane.
b. You can pass other cars in this lane.
c. Cars traveling in both directions can turn left from this lane.
d. You can park in this lane.

 

31. A flashing red light means:
a.
Stop, and wait for the light to turn green.

b. Stop, and proceed when it is safe to do so
c. Slow down to check for oncoming traffic and proceed when it is safe.

d. The flashing red light simply indicates an uncontrolled intersection.

 

32. A flashing green light means:
a.
This is a pedestrian-controlled traffic light.

b. You can continue through the intersection as long as it’s clear.
c. This light simply warns you that you are entering an intersection.
d. a. and b. are correct

 

33. A light with a steady green arrow pointing either left or right means:
a.
You may turn in the direction of the arrow if the intersection is clear.
b. You must check for oncoming traffic before turning in the direction of the arrow.

c. Stop and proceed in the direction of the arrow with caution.
d. Drive straight through the intersection.

 

34. A light with a steady red cross above a lane of traffic means:
a.
Proceed with caution

b. Begin moving out of this lane and into a lane with a steady green arrow.
c. You cannot drive in this lane.
d. Bus lane only.

 

35. A large diamond painted on the road in a particular lane means:
a.
Bus lane only.

b. You cannot drive in this lane.
c. Reserved for buses and High Occupancy Vehicles (HOVs).
d. Crosswalk.

 

36. When are you permitted to pass in the oncoming lane?
a. When there is a yellow double solid line in the center of the road.
b. When there is a broken yellow line in the center of the road and it is safe to pass.
c. When there is a broken white line in the center of the road.

d. You should never pass in the oncoming lane.

 

37. A U-turn is not permitted:
a.
On a curve.

b. Near or at the crest of a hill.
c. Where a sign prohibits a U-turn.
d. All of the above.

 

38. You should never pass in the oncoming lane in which circumstances?
a.
On a curve.

b. Near or at the crest of a hill.
c. In an intersection.
d. All of the above.

 

39. You may pass on the right when:
a.
You are on a two or more-laned roadway.

b. A driver ahead of you is turning left, and it is safe to go around.
c. There is a paved shoulder.
d. a. and b. are correct.

 

40. When a school bus displays flashing red lights:
a.
You can pass on the left, as long as the bus is parked.

b. You must stop if you are behind the bus, but you can continue if you are approaching from the opposite direction.
c. You cannot pass the bus in either direction.
d. You should slow down to the school zone speed limit.

 

Thanks for looking through the question up to this point. Now let’s see how to pass the practical test with ease. See tips below.

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