Mock Motorcycle Theory Test 7

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A You'll be able to ride on unlit roads at night with sidelights
B You'll be seen more easily by other road users
C You'll dazzle other road users
D You'll distract other road users
Correct Answer: B You'll be seen more easily by other road users
Explanation: For your own safety, you need other road users to see you easily. Wearing brightly coloured or fluorescent clothing will help you to achieve this during daylight. At night, wearing clothing that includes reflective material is the best way of helping others to see you.
A Check that the battery is fully charged
B Check that your lights are working
C Make sure that you have a spare visor with you
D Make sure that you have a warm drink with you
Correct Answer: B Check that your lights are working
Explanation: It's best to avoid riding in foggy weather. However, if you have to, there are some precautions you can take before setting off to help make your journey as safe as possible. These include checking that all your lights are clean and working, and that your visor is clean.
A Before changing gear
B Before changing lanes
C Before giving signals
D Before slowing down
Correct Answer: B Before changing lanes
Explanation: The areas that aren't covered by your mirrors are called blind spots. Other vehicles may be hidden in these areas. Before changing lanes, you should make sure it's safe by checking the blind spot on the side you intend to move. This is called a lifesaver check.
A Boots
B Sandals
C Shoes
D Trainers
Correct Answer: A Boots
Explanation: It's important to wear good boots when you ride a motorcycle. Boots protect your feet and shins from knocks, and give some protection in a crash. They also help keep you warm and dry in cold or wet weather.
A Always give arm signals
B Ride in the middle of the road
C Wear a tinted visor
D Wear reflective clothing
Correct Answer: D Wear reflective clothing
Explanation: You need to make yourself as visible as possible - from the front and back, and also from the side. Don't just rely on your headlight and tail light. Wear clothing with reflective material, as this stands out in other vehicles' headlights.
A When it's dark
B When it's raining
C When it's sunny
D When it's windy
Correct Answer: B When it's raining
Explanation: Extra care should be taken in wet weather. Wet roads will affect the time it takes you to stop: your stopping distance could be as much as doubled.
A That the motorcycle is insured for your use
B That the owner has the insurance documents with them
C That the owner has third-party insurance cover
D That your own motorcycle has insurance cover
Correct Answer: A That the motorcycle is insured for your use
Explanation: If you borrow a motorcycle, you must make sure that you're insured to ride it. It's better to find this out for yourself, rather than taking somebody else's word for it.
A When a driver from the opposite direction reaches the crossing
B When the pedestrians are clear of the front of your motorcycle
C When the pedestrians have reached a safe position
D When you start to edge forward onto the crossing
Correct Answer: C When the pedestrians have reached a safe position
Explanation: An electronic device will automatically detect when the pedestrians have reached a safe position. Don't move forward until the green light shows and you've checked that it's safe to proceed.
A All damage and injury
B Damage to your motorcycle
C Injury to others
D Injury to yourself
Correct Answer: C Injury to others
Explanation: Third-party insurance is usually cheaper than comprehensive insurance. It covers injuries to other people and damage to their property, but it doesn't cover any damage to your own motorcycle or property. Nor does it provide cover if your motorcycle is stolen.
A To allow you to park in restricted areas
B To certify how many miles per gallon it does
C To make sure your motorcycle is roadworthy
D To prove you own the motorcycle
Correct Answer: C To make sure your motorcycle is roadworthy
Explanation: It's your responsibility to make sure that any motorcycle you ride is in a roadworthy condition. Any faults that develop should be corrected promptly. If your motorcycle fails an MOT test, it shouldn't be used on the road unless you're taking it to have the faults repaired or for a previously arranged retest.
A That the sidecar has a registration plate
B That the sidecar has a spare wheel
C That the sidecar has a waterproof cover
D That the sidecar is correctly aligned
Correct Answer: D That the sidecar is correctly aligned
Explanation: If the sidecar isn't correctly aligned with the mounting points, the outfit will be difficult to control and could be dangerous. Riding with a sidecar attached requires a different technique from riding a solo motorcycle. You should keep your speed down while learning this skill.
A Before a long journey
B Early in the morning
C Every 6000 miles
D When the engine is hot
Correct Answer: A Before a long journey
Explanation: As well as the oil, you'll need to check other items. These include fuel, water and tyres.
A It will increase the fuel economy
B It will increase the stopping distance
C It will make the steering lighter
D It will reduce the motorcycle's stability
Correct Answer: B It will increase the stopping distance
Explanation: A sidecar will alter the handling considerably. Give yourself time to adjust to the different characteristics and allow a greater stopping distance.
Correct Answer: A Braking
Explanation: When they're wet, painted road markings can be more slippery than the normal road surface. Other road-surface hazards that become slippery when wet include drain covers, leaves and mud. Take extra care when braking or cornering on these wet surfaces.
A Giving arm signals
B Revving your engine
C Riding slowly
D Your dipped headlights
Correct Answer: B Revving your engine
Explanation: When passing horses, allow them plenty of space and slow down. Animals can be frightened by sudden or loud noises, so don't sound your horn or rev your engine.
A A full motorcycle licence
B A motorcycle with an engine larger than 125 cc
C A passenger who holds a full motorcycle licence
D Three years' motorcycle riding experience
Correct Answer: A A full motorcycle licence
Explanation: As a learner motorcyclist, you aren't allowed to carry a pillion passenger, even if they hold a full motorcycle licence. You mustn't carry a passenger, or tow a trailer, until you've passed your test.
A Concentrate on what's happening ahead
B Leave the motorway at the next exit
C Place a warning triangle in the road
D Stop and cross the carriageway to help
Correct Answer: A Concentrate on what's happening ahead
Explanation: Always concentrate on the road ahead. Try not to be distracted by an incident on the other side of the road. Many motorway collisions occur due to traffic slowing down because drivers are looking at something on the other side of the road.
A Bomb disposal
B Breakdown recovery
C Motorway maintenance
D Snow plough
Correct Answer: A Bomb disposal
Explanation: Emergency vehicles use blue flashing lights. If you see or hear one, move out of its way as soon as it's safe and legal to do so.
A It helps them balance as they turn
B Motorcycles don't have mirrors
C To check for traffic in their blind area
D To listen for following traffic
Correct Answer: C To check for traffic in their blind area
Explanation: When you see a motorcyclist take a glance over their shoulder, they're probably about to change direction. Recognising a clue like this helps you to anticipate their next action. This can improve road safety for you and others.
A When a slower vehicle is travelling in the right-hand lane of a dual carriageway
B When approaching a motorway slip road where you'll be turning off
C When the vehicle in front is signalling to turn left
D When you're in a one-way street
Correct Answer: D When you're in a one-way street
Explanation: You may pass slower vehicles on their left while travelling along a one-way street. Be aware of drivers who may need to change lanes and may not expect faster traffic passing on their left.
A Beware of bends in the road ahead
B Put your headlights on full beam
C Sound your horn twice before moving out
D Wait until a bend so that you can see oncoming headlights
Correct Answer: A Beware of bends in the road ahead
Explanation: Don't overtake if there's a possibility of a road junction, bend or brow of a bridge or hill ahead. There are many hazards that are difficult to see in the dark. Only overtake if you're certain that the road ahead is clear. Don't take a chance.
A Local speed limit applies
B National speed limit applies
C No entry for vehicles
D No waiting on the carriageway
Correct Answer: B National speed limit applies
Explanation: This sign doesn't tell you the speed limit in figures. You should know the speed limit for the type of road that you're on and the type of vehicle that you're driving. Study your copy of The Highway Code.
A A bus driver
B A motorcyclist
C A pedestrian
D A police officer
Correct Answer: D A police officer
Explanation: You must obey signals to stop given by police and traffic officers, traffic wardens and school crossing patrols. Failure to do so is an offence and could lead to prosecution.
A Go on quickly before they step onto the crossing
B Ignore them as they're still on the pavement
C Stop before you reach the zigzag lines and let them cross
D Stop to let them cross and wait patiently
Correct Answer: D Stop to let them cross and wait patiently
Explanation: By standing on the pavement, the pedestrian is showing an intention to cross. By looking well ahead, you'll give yourself time to see the pedestrian, check your mirrors and respond safely.
A Get ready and go when the continuous amber light shows
B Move off immediately without any hesitation
C Wait for pedestrians on the crossing to clear
D Wait for the green light before moving off
Correct Answer: C Wait for pedestrians on the crossing to clear
Explanation: This light allows pedestrians already on the crossing to get to the other side in their own time, without being rushed. Don't rev your engine or start to move off while they're still crossing.
A Cars and motorcycles only
B Clearway (no stopping)
C No motor vehicles
D No overtaking
Correct Answer: C No motor vehicles
Explanation: A sign will indicate which types of vehicles are prohibited from certain roads. Make sure that you know which signs apply to the vehicle you're using.
A No entry
B No parking
C No road markings
D No through road
Correct Answer: A No entry
Explanation: No entry' signs are used in places such as one-way streets to prevent vehicles driving against the traffic. To ignore one would be dangerous, both for yourself and for other road users, as well as being against the law.
A Ahead only
B Keep left
C Minimum speed
D Road narrows
Correct Answer: D Road narrows
Explanation: Warning signs are there to make you aware of potential hazards on the road ahead. Take note of the signs so you're prepared and can take whatever action is necessary.
A No through road
B T-junction
C Telephone box ahead
D Toilet ahead
Correct Answer: A No through road
Explanation: You won't be able to find a through route to another road. Use this road only for access.
A Change to the left lane
B Contraflow system
C Leave at the next exit
D One-way street
Correct Answer: B Contraflow system
Explanation: If you use the right-hand lane in a contraflow system, you'll be travelling with no permanent barrier between you and the oncoming traffic. Observe speed limits and keep a good distance from the vehicle ahead.
A Level crossings
B Motorway exits
C Pelican crossings
D Zebra crossings
Correct Answer: A Level crossings
Explanation: These signals are found at level crossings, swing or lifting bridges, some airfields and emergency access sites. The flashing red lights mean stop whether or not the way seems to be clear.
A It's a busy junction
B Speed on the major road is derestricted
C There are hazard warning lines in the centre of the road
D Visibility along the major road is restricted
Correct Answer: D Visibility along the major road is restricted
Explanation: If your view at a road junction is restricted, you must stop. There may also be a 'stop' sign. Don't emerge until you're sure no traffic is approaching. If you don't know, don't go.
A End of motorway
B End of restriction
C Free recovery ends
D Lane ends ahead
Correct Answer: B End of restriction
Explanation: Temporary restrictions on motorways are shown on signs that have flashing amber lights. At the end of the restriction, you'll see this sign without any flashing lights.
Correct Answer: D Pedestrians
Explanation: On a quiet country road, always be aware that there may be a hazard just around the next bend, such as a slow-moving vehicle or pedestrians. Pedestrians are advised to walk on the right-hand side of the road if there's no pavement, so they may be walking towards you on your side of the road.
A No-one has priority
B The faster vehicle
C The larger vehicle
D The smaller vehicle
Correct Answer: A No-one has priority
Explanation: 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.
A When parked on double yellow lines to visit a shop
B When stopped and temporarily obstructing traffic
C When travelling during darkness without headlights
D When travelling slowly because you're lost
Correct Answer: B When stopped and temporarily obstructing traffic
Explanation: You mustn't use hazard warning lights while moving, except to warn traffic behind when you slow suddenly on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway. Never use hazard warning lights to excuse dangerous or illegal parking.
A At or near a bus stop
B On a road with a 40 mph speed limit
C Where there's no pavement
D Within 20 metres (65 feet) of a junction
Correct Answer: A At or near a bus stop
Explanation: It may be tempting to park where you shouldn't while you run a quick errand. Careless parking is a selfish act and could endanger other road users. It's important not to park at or near a bus stop, as this could inconvenience passengers and may put them at risk as they get on or off the bus.
A Accelerate and keep to the middle
B Accelerate and look to the left
C Slow down and keep to the right
D Slow down and look both ways
Correct Answer: D Slow down and look both ways
Explanation: Be cautious, especially when your view is restricted by hedges, bushes, walls, large vehicles, etc. In the summer months, these junctions can become more difficult to deal with, because growing foliage may further obscure your view.
A Accelerate quickly to pass before the junction
B Only consider overtaking when you're past the junction
C Overtake after checking your mirrors and signalling
D Slow down and prepare to overtake on the left
Correct Answer: B Only consider overtaking when you're past the junction
Explanation: You should never overtake as you approach a junction. If a vehicle emerged from the junction while you were overtaking, a dangerous situation could develop very quickly.
A Always use the hard shoulder
B Obey all speed limits
C Speed up to clear the area quickly
D Stay very close to the vehicle in front
Correct Answer: B Obey all speed limits
Explanation: Collisions often happen at roadworks. Be aware of the speed limits, slow down in good time and keep your distance from the vehicle in front.
A Allow it to pull away, if it's safe to do so
B Flash your headlights as you approach
C Get past before it moves
D Signal left and wave the bus on
Correct Answer: A Allow it to pull away, if it's safe to do so
Explanation: Try to give way to buses if you can do so safely, especially when the driver signals to pull away from a bus stop. Look out for people getting off the bus or running to catch it, because they may cross the road without looking. Don't accelerate to get past the bus, and don't flash your lights, as this could mislead other road users.
A Ask your local garage
B Check your vehicle handbook
C Consult a travel agent
D Use a route planner on the internet
Correct Answer: D Use a route planner on the internet
Explanation: Various route planners are available on the internet. Most of them give you several options, allowing you to choose between the most direct route and quieter roads. They may also identify rest and fuel stops. Print off the directions and take them with you.
A You may find you have to pay a congestion charge
B You may get held up by a tractor
C Your maps may have different scales
D Your original route may be blocked
Correct Answer: D Your original route may be blocked
Explanation: It can be frustrating and worrying to find your planned route is blocked by roadworks or diversions. If you've planned an alternative, you'll feel less stressed and more able to concentrate fully on your driving or riding. If your original route is mostly on motorways, it's a good idea to plan an alternative using non-motorway roads. Always carry a map with you just in case you need to refer to it.
A Allow plenty of time for the trip
B Avoid roads with the national speed limit
C Plan to travel at busy times
D Prevent other drivers from overtaking
Correct Answer: A Allow plenty of time for the trip
Explanation: Always allow plenty of time for your journey in case of unforeseen problems. Anything can happen; for example, punctures, breakdowns, road closures, diversions and delays. You'll feel less stressed and less inclined to take risks if you aren't 'pushed for time'.
A Increased fuel consumption
B Increased road safety
C Reduced exhaust emissions
D Reduced pollution
Correct Answer: A Increased fuel consumption
Explanation: Using the controls smoothly can reduce fuel consumption by about 15%, as well as reducing wear and tear on your vehicle. Plan ahead and anticipate changes of speed well in advance. This will reduce the need to accelerate rapidly or brake sharply.
Correct Answer: D 8 mph
Explanation: Some powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters are designed for use on the pavement only and cannot exceed 4 mph (6 km/h). Others can go on the road as well, and this category cannot exceed 8 mph (12 km/h). Take great care around these vehicles. They're extremely vulnerable because of their low speed and small size.
A Continue unless the pedestrians step out
B Prepare to slow down and stop
C Speed up and pass by quickly
D Stop and wave the pedestrians across
Correct Answer: B Prepare to slow down and stop
Explanation: Be courteous and prepare to stop. Don't wave people across, because this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching the crossing.
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: If the road has two lanes, you can use either lane and overtake on either side. Use the lane that's more convenient for your destination unless signs or road markings indicate otherwise.
A Contraflow bus and cycle lane
B No buses and cycles allowed
C No waiting for buses and cycles
D With-flow bus and cycle lane
Correct Answer: D With-flow bus and cycle lane
Explanation: Buses and cycles can travel in this lane. In this example, they'll flow in the same direction as other traffic. If it's busy, they may be passing you on the left, so watch out for them. Times on the sign will show the lane's hours of operation; if no times are shown, or there's no sign at all, this means the lane is in operation 24 hours a day. In some areas, other vehicles, such as taxis and motorcycles, are allowed to use bus lanes. The sign will show if this is the case.
A All traffic is going one way
B Only one lane is in use
C This is a single-track road
D You can't stop on this road
Correct Answer: A All traffic is going one way
Explanation: In a one-way system, traffic may pass you on either side. Always be aware of all traffic signs and understand their meaning. Look well ahead and react to them in good time.