Most Difficult Theory Test Questions

The driving theory test gets revised every few years and gets more difficult with each revision. So essentially, the sooner you pass it, the better.

Statistically, the current theory test pass rates tell us that UK theory test centres combined have a pass rate of 49.2% meaning that you have roughly 50/50 chance of passing. Some are naturally better at these types of tests than others and of course the more revising you do the better.

If you’re female you stand a slightly better chance of passing with a 50.8% chance compared to males who have a 49.2% chance.

It is however those difficult questions that catch a lot of test candidates out though. Those rather odd, obscure and difficult questions that almost nobody knows the answer to and which see may theory tests failed. So let’s increase your chances of passing by providing you with the most difficult theory test questions and of course answers.

Run through these questions and try to remember the answers because there’s a good chance you’ll be asked some of them on your theory test.

Question 1

‘A vehicle travelling at 70mph covers about:’

30 metres per second (about 100 feet)

Question 2

‘You are involved in a collision. Because of this which THREE of these documents may the police ask you to produce? Mark three answers:’

Driving licence
Insurance certificate
MOT certificate

Question 3

‘Powered vehicles used by disabled people have a maximum speed of:’


Question 4

‘The survival rate of a pedestrian involved in a collision at 20mph is:’


Question 5

‘In which THREE of these situations may you overtake another vehicle on the left?’

When you are in a one-way street
When the vehicle in front is signalling to turn right
In slow-moving traffic queues when traffic in the right-hand lane is moving more slowly

Question 6

‘The survival rate of a pedestrian involved in a collision at 30mph is:’


Question 7

‘Pedestrians who are blind and deaf may carry a white cane with:’

A red band

Question 8

‘Accidents on monotonous roads (for example motorways) caused by fatigue accounts for:’

15-20% of accidents

Question 9

‘A cycle lane is marked by a solid white line. You must not drive or park in it:’

During its period of operation

Question 10

‘On motorways you should leave a gap between you and the car in front at least:’

4 metres or yard for each mph of your speed

Question 11

‘The survival rate of a pedestrian involved in a collision at 40mph is:’


Question 12

‘Drivers of large goods vehicles, buses, coaches or vehicles towing a trailer on a motorway are not allowed to:’

Use the far right-hand lane

Question 13

‘Areas reserved for trams may have: Mark three answers’

White line markings
A different coloured surface
A different surface texture

Question 14

‘Contraflows are:’

Temporary systems where traffic travelling in the opposite direction shares the same carriageway

Question 15

‘Marker posts with a telephone symbol on a motorway are:’

100 metres apart (328 feet)

Question 16

‘Vehicles travelling at 70 mph use up to:’

30% more fuel than vehicles travelling at 50mph

Question 17

‘Where can you find reflective amber studs on a motorway?’

On the right-hand edge of the road

Question 18

‘The speed limit on a motorway if you are towing is:’


Question 19

‘You are in a collision with another moving vehicle. Someone is injured and your vehicle is damaged. Which FOUR of the following should you find out? Mark four answers’

Whether the driver owns the other vehicle involved
The other driver’s name, address and telephone number
The make and registration number of the other vehicle
The details of the other driver’s vehicle insurance

Question 20

‘You have a problem with your vehicle if it pulls to one side when you press:’

Your brake

Question 21

‘When accompanying a learner driver, you must be:’

Over 21 years old

Question 22

‘Avoid braking:’

On bends

Question 23

‘Skidding is mainly caused by:’

The driver

Question 24

‘Unbalanced wheels on a car may cause:’

The steering to vibrate

Question 25

‘Vehicles with bomb disposal experts may use:’

Flashing blue lights

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