Below we have listed the most common theory test questions that people get wrong, and the answers to them.

  1. What can cause excessive or uneven tyre wear?
  2. What does the law require you to keep in good condition?
  3. Someone has suffered a burn following a collision, what is the shortest time it should be cooled for?
  4. What is the minimum legally allowed tyre tread depth?
  5. What should you do when going through a contraflow system on a motorway?
  6. What should you do when moving off from behind a parked car?
  7. You wish to turn right ahead, why should you take up the correct position in good time?
  8. You’re travelling down a narrow country road, how should you pass a cyclist?
  9. When will you feel the effects of engine braking?
  10. When are anti – lock brakes most effective?
  11. What can a loose filler cap on your diesel fuel tank cause?
  12. On which occasion should you inflate your tyres to more than their normal pressure?
  13. Why should you allow extra room when overtaking a motorcyclist on a windy day?
  14. What should you do if your anti-lock brakes (abs) warning light stays on?
  15. When do windscreen pillars cause a serious obstruction to your view?
  16. You wish to turn right ahead. Why should you take up the correct position in good time?
  17. You’re travelling along a motorway and feel tired. Where should you stop to rest?
  18. You’re on a motorway. There’s a contraflow system ahead. What would you expect to find?
  19. When must you notify the licensing authority?
  20. You are driving on a motorway at night. When may you switch off your headlights?
  21. What should you do when approaching traffic lights where red and amber are showing together?
  22. You’re the first to arrive at the scene of a crash. What should you do?
  23. When must you stop your vehicle?
  24. What should you do when overtaking a motorcyclist in strong winds?
  25. What colour are the reflective studs between a motorway and its slip road?
  26. Where can you find reflective amber studs on a motorway?
  27. What percentage of all emissions does road transport account for?
  28. At a puffin crossing, which colour follows the green signal?
  29. What does this road marking mean?
  30. Why are place names painted on the road surface?