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Theory Test: Documents Topics include:
Licenses: knowing what type of driving licenses you need.
Insurance: car insurance cover types and what you need to drive legally.
MOT Certificate: know the legal requirements for vehicle testing and what the test covers.
Vehicle Excise Duty (tax disc)
Vehicle Registration Document/Certificate.
Insurance You must have a valid insurance cover that covers you for at least third party liability.
Third Party Car Insurance covers - injury to another person, damage to someone's property, damage to other vehicles. This is the minimum level of insurance you need to drive on public roads.
Third Party Fire and Theft Car Insurance covers the above plus damage to your vehicle through fire and theft.
A cover note is a document issued before you receive your insurance certificate.
You cannot obtain a tax disc without having valid car insurance.
The maximum specified fine for driving without insurance is £5000.
MOT Certificate A MOT certificate is valid for one year after the date it was issued.
All cars over three years old need a MOT certificate.
The only time you can drive a three year old car without an MOT certificate is when driving to an MOT test centre for an appointment.
An MOT test checks your car is roadworthy, that all parts work properly and the car is safe to drive, and that it keeps to the legal limits for exhaust emissions.
If you drive a car without an MOT certificate you will invalidate your insurance.
Vehicle Excise Duty (tax disc) Your vehicle must display an up-to-date tax disc on the windscreen.
Before obtaining a tax disc your car must have:
An MOT certificate
A Statutory Off-Road Notification (SORN) is valid for 12 months. It is a notification to tell the DVLA that a vehicle is not being used on the road and so doesn't need a tax disc for the 12 month period.
Vehicle Registration Certificate This lists all the important details about the vehicle and the registered keeper of the vehicle.
The registered vehicle keeper is legally responsible for ensuring that a Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C) is kept up to date.
You must update your Vehicle Registration Certificate when you move house.
Contact the licensing authority when:
You change your vehicle You change your nameYour permanent address changesYour health affects your drivingYour eyesight does not meet a set standard
Other Facts To Know To supervise a learner driver you must be 21 years of age and have held a full licence for more than 3 years.
If you get six penalty points on your licence within two years of passing your practical driving test your driving licence will be revoked. You will have to take and pass the theory and practical tests again.
If a police officer ask to see your documents but you don't have them with you, you must take them to a police station within 7 days.
The Pass Plus scheme is to help new drivers improve their basic driving sckills. Taking it can reduce the cost of car insurance.
Vehicles Handling Theory Questions
The correct answer is highlighted in red, as is the official DSA knowledge and understanding for each question.
Qu.1 - Mark one answer A cover note is a document issued before you receive your
A. driving licence
B. insurance certificate
C. registration document D. MOT certificate
Sometimes an insurance company will issue a temporary insurance certificate called a cover note. It gives you the same insurance cover as your certificate, but lasts for a limited period, usually one month.
Qu.2 - Mark two answers You have just passed your practical test. You do not hold a full licence in another category. Within two years you get six penalty points on your licence. What will you have to do?
A. Retake only your theory test
B. Retake your theory and practical testsC. Retake only your practical test
D. Reapply for your full licence immediately
E. Reapply for your provisional licence
If you accumulate six or more penaltypoints within two years of gaining your first full licence it will be revoked. The six or more points include any gained due to offences you committed before passing your test. If this happens you may only drive as a learner until you pass both the theory and practical tests again.
Qu.3 - Mark one answerWhat is the maximum specified fine for driving without insurance?
It is a serious offence to drive without insurance. As well as a heavy fine you may be disqualified or incur penalty points.
Qu.4 - Mark one answer A police officer asks to see your documents. You do not have them with you. You may be asked to take them to a police staion within
A. 5 days
B. 7 days C. 14 days
D. 21 days
You don’t have to carry the documents for your vehicle around with you. If a police officer asks to see them and you don’t have them with you, you may be asked to produce them at a police station within seven days.
Qu.5 - Mark one answer When you apply to renew your vehicle excise licence (tax disc) what must you have?
A. Valid insurance B. The old tax disc
C. The vehicle handbook
D. A vaild driving licence
Tax discs can be renewed, online, at most post offices, your nearest vehicle registration office or by post to the licensing authority. Make sure you have or take all the relevant documents with your application.
Qu.6 - Mark one answer Before driving anyone else's motor vehicle you should make sure that
A. the vehicle owner has third party insurance cover
B. your own vehicle has insurance cover
C. the vehicle is insured for your use D. the owner has left the insurance documents in the vehicle
Driving a vehicle without insurance cover is illegal. If you cause injury to anyone or damage to property, it could be very expensive and you could also be subject to a criminal prosecution. You can arrange insurance cover with, an insurance company, a broker and some motor manufacturers or dealers.
Qu.7 - Mark one answerA newly qualified driver must
A. display green L plates
B. not exceed 40 mph for 12 months
C. be accompanied on a motorway
D. have valid motor insurance
It is your responsibility to make sure you are properly insured for the vehicle you are driving.
Qu.8 - Mark three answers Which THREE pieces of information are found on a vehicle registraion document?
A. Registered keeper B. Make of the vehicle C. Service history details
D. Date of the MOT
E. Type of insurance cover
F. Engine size
Every vehicle used on the road has a registration certificate. This is issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) or Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) in Northern Ireland. The document shows vehicle details including, date of first registration, registration number, previous keeper, registered keeper, make of vehicle, engine size and chassis number, year of manufacture and colour.
Qu.9 - Mark one answer The cost of your insurance may reduce if you
A. are under 25 years old
B. do not wear glasses
C. pass the driving test
D. take the Pass Plus scheme
The cost of insurance varies with your age and how long you have been driving. Usually, the younger you are the more expensive it is, especially if you are under 25 years of age. The Pass Plus scheme provides additional training to newly qualified drivers. Pass Plus is recognised by many insurance companies and taking this extra training could give you reduced insurance premiums, as well as improving your skills and experience.
Qu.10 - Mark three answersWhich THREE of these do you need before you can drive leaglly?
A. Registered keeper
B. A valid tax disc displayed on your vehicle C. A vehicle service record
D. Proper insurance coverE. Breakdown cover
F. A vehicle handbook
Make sure that you have a valid driving licence and proper insurance cover before driving any vehicle. These are legal requirements, as is displaying a valid tax disc in the vehicle.
Contains the Theory Test Questions for Car Drivers. Crown copyright material has been reproduced by permission of the Driving Standards Agency which does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the reproduction.
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