Learner’s Driving Licence Practice Test 5

Q01: On a three lane single carriageway, the middle lane is only for what?

Option 1 : Turning right

Option 2 : Overtaking

Option 3 : Overtaking and turning right

Option 4 : Turning left

On three lane roads, the middle lane is only for overtaking and for turning right. Don’t use it for normal driving.


Q02: If your accelerator sticks when you are driving, how should you react?

Option 1 : Stamp on the brakes as hard as possible

Option 2 : Pull on the parking brake

Option 3 : Sound your horn continuously

Option 4 : Shift gear into neutral

If your accelerator sticks, using the brakes will not stop it and will put great strain on your engine. Shifting into neutral disengages the engine from the wheels, and you will then be able to come to a stop and deal with the problem.


Q03: If you’re involved in an accident, other involved parties have a right to ask for what?

Option 1: Your ignition keys

Option 2 : Your name and address

Option 3 : A written confession of guilt

Option 4 : Financial compensation on the spot

In any accident, you should when requested provide your name and address to other involved parties, and they should do the same for you.



Q04: When driving on a four lane road with a dividing median, which position should you choose?

Option 1 : Whichever one you like

Option 2 : The left-hand lane

Option 3 : The right-hand lane

Option 4 : Straddling both lanes

In this situation, drive in the right-hand lane, leaving the left-hand lane to slow-moving vehicles. Be ready to pull in to the left-hand lane if another driver wishes to overtake.


Q05: You are approaching a wild animal on the road. What should you do?

Option 1 : Accelerate and give them a wide berth

Option 2 : Sound your horn continually

Option 3 : Rev your engine loudly

Option 4 : Slow down and give them a wide berth

Wild animals on the road can be extremely dangerous, either if they attack or if you hit them by accident. If you scare them with your horn or engine they may react unpredictably; drive past them slowly and give them as much room as you can.


Q06: You are approaching a roundabout at which you want to turn left. Which course should you follow?

Option 1 : Left hand lane all the way round

Option 2 : Right hand lane all the way round

Option 3 : Right hand lane on entry, left on exit

Option 4 : Left hand lane on entry, right on exit

If you want to turn left, stay left all the way around the roundabout, however empty other lanes might be.


Q07: If you are stressed, excited or upset, how should you approach driving?

Option 1 : Drive with the windows open

Option 2 : Avoid driving until you have calmed down

Option 3 : Drive more slowly than usual

Option 4 : Take quieter streets

If you are in any way disturbed in your mind, don’t drive. Mental conflict leads to accidents.


Q08: Before setting off on the road, which of these should you do?

Option 1 : Sound your horn to warn others you will be moving

Option 2 : Check all around and under your vehicle for children and animals

Option 3 : Move away as quickly as possible

Option 4 : Shout a warning to others

Children and small animals love to play around cars and hide underneath them; the only way you can be sure they are not there is to make proper visual checks.


Q09: When going around the roundabout at which you wish to turn right, you should switch to indicating left…?

Option 1 : Once you are half way around the roundabout

Option 2 : At no time

Option 3 : As soon as you enter the roundabout

Option 4 : After you have passed the exit before the one you want

Don’t start indicating your exit direction until you are approaching the exit you wish to take, otherwise you may confuse other drivers.


Q10: What would you expect to see on a rectangular road sign?

Option 1 : Prohibitions

Option 2 : Warnings

Option 3 : Information

Option 4 : Directions

Rectangular signs give information to road users, for example directions to the nearest hospital or place of interest.


Q11: A driver ahead of you puts out their right arm and makes a circular motion with it. What are they indicating?

Option 1 : They intend to move or turn left

Option 2 : They intend to slow down

Option 3 : They intend to stop

Option 4 : They intend to turn right

This signal is used by drivers who do not have electronic indicators, or whose indicators are faulty, to show they are turning left.


Q12: When driving at night, you should…?

Option 1 : Reduce your normal daytime speed

Option 2 : Drive faster than you would in the daytime

Option 3 : Drive at your normal daytime speed

Option 4 : Any of these depending on conditions

Your reaction times will be slower at night, and so your stopping distance is longer. Make sure you slow down to account for this.


Q13: A fan belt should have about what amount of play?

Option 1 : 3 cm

Option 2 : 8 cm

Option 3 : 15 cm

Option 4 : 0.5 cm

A properly adjusted fan belt should have around 3 cm of play. If it is any tighter or looser it may snap or come off.


Q14: Which of these persons has a right to make you stop by signaling to you?

Option 1 : All of them

Option 2 : Traffic wardens

Option 3 : School crossing attendants

Option 4 : Police officers

All uniformed public officials mentioned here have a right to make you stop, and it is an offense not to do so.


Q15: When parking, you should always be within what distance of the curb?

Option 1 : 50 cm

Option 2 : 30 cm

Option 3 : 90 cm

Option 4 : 70 cm

To avoid obstructing other road users, always park your car within 30 cm of the curb.


Q16: At a roundabout, you must give way to traffic…?

Option 1 : Coming from the left

Option 2 : That is turning left

Option 3 : Coming from the right

Option 4 : That is larger than you

Always give way on roundabouts to traffic coming from the right, i.e. traffic which is already on the roundabout.


Q17: You may only cross through an amber light if…?

Option 1 : You sound your horn first

Option 2 : You are traveling faster than than 60 KM/H

Option 3 : You were already over the stop line when it appeared

Option 4 : You can see no other traffic

If you are over a stop line when the lights turn to amber/yellow, you should proceed across the intersection. Under all other circumstances you should stop.


Q18: If you start to feel drowsy when driving, which of these should you do?

Option 1 : Increase your speed

Option 2 : Pull over and take a nap

Option 3 : Drive more slowly

Option 4 : Close the windows

Tiredness can kill on the road. As soon as you begin to feel sleepy, pull over and rest until you feel more able to carry on.


Q19: The lap belt part of your seatbelt should rest where?

Option 1 : Across your thighs

Option 2 : Across your stomach

Option 3 : Across your hips

Option 4 : Just below your ribs

The safest place for the lap belt of your seatbelt is across your hips, where it will keep you securely in your seat in case of an accident.


Q20: If you feel an overtake is slightly risky or doubtful, what should you do?

Option 1 : Sound your horn continuously as you make the maneuver

Option 2 : Abandon the maneuver

Option 3 : Increase speed to make sure you make it

Option 4 : Try to make it but be prepared to pull out

Never take a chance with an overtake: if it looks like there’s a chance you won’t make it, don’t take it.


Q21: You should not park within what distance of the entrance to a fire station?

Option 1 : 2 m

Option 2 : 10 m

Option 3 : 5 m

Option 4 : 7 m

Fire engines need plenty of room to get in and out of stations. Make sure you give them this room by not parking within 10 m of the entrance to a fire station.


Q22: You are driving up a three lane one-way street and you wish to go straight ahead. Which lane should you choose?

Option 1 : Whichever one you prefer

Option 2 : The left-hand lane

Option 3 : The middle lane

Option 4 : The right-hand lane

Leave the left and right lanes on a one-way street for those who are turning left or right. The center lane is the safest place to use if you’re going straight across.


Q23: A flashing red light indicates what?

Option 1 : Maintain your speed and proceed cautiously

Option 2 : Slow down and proceed cautiously

Option 3 : Speed up and proceed cautiously

Option 4 : Stop, then proceed cautiously

A flashing red light is warning you of the potential hazard. Stop and make sure everything is safe before proceeding.


Q24: Under what circumstances is it acceptable not to stop after an accident?

Option 1 : None

Option 2 : If nobody is hurt

Option 3 : If you are in a hurry

Option 4 : If it wasn’t your fault

By law you must stop at the scene of an accident, check that nobody is hurt and exchange details if appropriate.


Q25: On a single lane road, the driver behind wants to overtake you. What should you do?

Option 1 : Move over to the left to make space

Option 2 : Move over to the right to block them

Option 3 : Keep your position in the center of the road

Option 4 : Accelerate so they cannot overtake

If another driver is going faster than you, you won’t lose any space or time by letting them overtake. Trying to block someone will only cause aggression and possible accidents.


Q26: The first thing you should do before making a right turn is what?

Option 1 : Accelerate

Option 2 : Signal

Option 3 : Turn the wheel

Option 4 : Check your mirrors

The first thing to do before making a right turn is find out what other traffic is around and how it might affect your maneuver. Only then can you safely begin your turn.


Q27: You are coming up behind a car carrying learner driver plates. What should you do?

Option 1 : Be patient and give them extra room

Option 2 : Sound your horn to warn them

Option 3 : Overtake as quickly as possible

Option 4 : Get as close as possible to the rear bumper

Learners need other drivers to be considerate to them and give them time to make their decisions and maneuvers. Hang back and don’t pressurize them.


Q28: Your vehicle tires must have a tread depth of at least…?

Option 1 : 0.5 mm

Option 2 : 1 mm

Option 3 : 0.25 mm

Option 4 : 0.75 mm

By law, you must have at least 1 mm of tread depth on your tires for them to be used on the road.


Q29: Any four wheeled vehicle you drive on the road must have…?

Option 1 : Registration plates front and rear

Option 2 : Rear seats

Option 3 : A full windscreen

Option 4 : A lockable trunk

By law, you must show front and rear registration plates at all times when driving on the road.


Q30: You are making a right-hand turn into a three lane carriageway. You should complete your turn by turning into which lane?

Option 1 : The left-hand lane

Option 2 : The center lane

Option 3 : Any lane

Option 4 : The right-hand laness

When turning right from one three lane highway into another, make your turn from the right lane and stay in it all the way round. Don’t switch lanes until you are well on to your new road.