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Tourist driving theory quiz

 

Driving or hiring a car or campervan when you come on holiday to the UK? These 85 questions are the essential Highway Code rules you'll need to know to help you stay safe and reduce your chance of an accident.

 

Alertness

Staying alert while driving, being aware of other vehicles on the road, and road conditions.

Attitude

Anticipating and dealing with other road users actions and choosing the safest lane position.

Hazard Awareness

Knowing and understanding potential dangers when driving and manoeuvring.

Vulnerable Road Users

Taking care around pedestrians, cyclists, animals learner drivers, and motorcyclists

Motorway Rules

Driving on a motorway - rules, limits, safety, emergency procedures, roadworks and riding guidelines.

Rules of the Road

Parking, changing lanes, intersections, speed limits and general driving rules.

Road and Traffic Signs

Common and uncommon signs for rules and information; limits and parking.

Safety & Your Vehicle

Maintenance, driving in adverse weather, driving economically, and planning your journey.

Driving in the UK as a tourist or visitor

Whether you are flying into the UK and hiring a car or you are arriving on a car ferry or via the Channel Tunnel, if you haven't driven on the left before, it can be a challenge.

If you are feeling jet lagged, wait a day or two before attempting a long drive as driving while tired is extremely risky.

When you collect your vehicle, whether it's a campervan or car, spend a few minutes setting it up. If you've never driven on the left, make sure you are setting the mirrors up correctly. This is especially important if you are driving a left-hand drive car on our roads as your blind spots will be in different places than in your home country. Get any GPS working before you set off - these will help free you up from some of the navigation duties. Make sure you know how to turn on the headlights, windscreen wipers and indicators.

Some basic rules are:

  • Distances and speeds are listed in miles per hour. Multiply by 1.6 to get kilometres per hour
  • You must keep left on motorways and dual carriageways unless you are overtaking
  • A red light at a junction means stop - there's no free turn like in America
  • Roundabouts are driven clockwise, and you give way to vehicles from your right
  • A double solid white line in the middle of the road means you are not allowed to overtake

Now you know some of the rules, have a go at the quiz above and learn the other essential rules for driving in the UK.