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Theory Test Practice Questions

For every Friday that comes around, there will be a series of theory test questions to examine your existing knowledge or perhaps find an answer to something you didn't already know. The categories that a question may be on are:

  • Alertness
  • Attitude
  • Documents
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Incidents, Accidents & Emergencies
  • Motorway Rules
  • Types of Road Vehicles
  • Road Signs
  • Road Rules / Laws
  • Personal Safety and Vehicle Safety 
  • Vehicle Handling
  • Vehicle Loading

Any questions related to any of the above may be in this blog. 

Please Note: Answers are at the bottom of this page so make sure not to view them until finished. Either write your answers on a piece of paper or note them on an online document. 


  1. What is the right lane on a motorway used for?
  2. Can you overtake a bus when it has pulled up to pick up passengers on a busy road (both ways)?
  3. When should you use the dim lights on your car?
  4. If you have taken pills before driving, what should you do?
  5. How much space should you leave when you're the first car behind a closed train barrier?


  1. A right-hand lane on a motorway is used for overtaking. Drivers in this lane should be driving faster than those in other lanes. 
  2. If the road is busy with continuously incoming vehicles, you should wait behind the bus. If the road was calm, then you could check the road and go when clear and you had enough room. 
  3. The highway code suggests that you use dim lights when visibility is seriously reduced. This can mean anything below 100m ahead of you. 
  4. You should check the pill bottle to see whether it affects your driving as well as sleepiness and other driving-impacting consequences. If this is the case, you should not drive and wait for the effects to wear out or get a ride from another driver. 
  5. Although there is no true answer, it is recommended to leave a full car gap or even more. Going too close could pose a risk to your vehicle and put you in trouble. Leave as much room as you possibly can without stopping too far away. 


The topics covered this week were motorway rules, road rules, vehicle handling, personal safety & vehicle safety (x2). 

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