Last year, less than half of the candidates that went for a driving theory test managed to pass. But evidence suggests that the test is getting harder. And some experts believe that only one-in-ten current drivers would be able to pass today’s theory test.

Why not see how you measure up with this quiz, which uses real Highway Code sample questions.

In the real driving theory test, candidates need to correctly answer 43 of the 50 questions. In this shortened version a passing score would be 18 out of 21 questions.

What does this signal mean?
How can you reduce the environmental harm of your vehicle?
Why do MOT tests include a strict exhaust emissions test?
When will you feel the effects of engine braking?
When can you enter a box junction?
What does this sign mean?
In which conditions are your anti-lock brakes most unlikely to prevent skidding?
Your vehicle has a puncture on a motorway. What should you do?
A single carriageway road has this sign. What's the maximum permitted speed for a car towing a trailer?
What's the legal minimum depth of tread for car tyres?
You're on a motorway. There's a contraflow system ahead. What would you expect to find?
In which conditions will your overall stopping distance increase?
What can a loose filler cap on your diesel fuel tank cause?
You're turning left into a side road. What hazard should you be especially aware of?
What will happen if your car's wheels are unbalanced?
You're driving on a motorway at night. When may you switch off your headlights?




You're approaching a red traffic light. What will the signal show next?



You're driving on an open road in dry weather. What should the distance be between you and the vehicle in front?
When are anti-lock brakes (ABS) most effective?
You've been in an argument that has made you feel angry. What should you do before starting your journey?
What's the right-hand lane used for on a three-lane motorway?