Driving Test Questions

Driving Test Questions

The questions examined here are primarily related to the knowledge required for passing a driving school test in Kenya. These questions cover various aspects of traffic laws, road usage rules, and common road signs used on Kenyan roads.

Key Points:

  1. Understanding Traffic Laws in Kenya:
  • Having a good understanding of traffic laws in Kenya is essential.
  • Knowledge of common road usage rules for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists is important.
  • Mastery of various road signs used on Kenyan roads and their meanings is required.

Common Driving School Questions and Answers:

Question 1:

  • How many wheels does a saloon car have?
  • Answer: Five (Four moving and one spare)

Question 2:

  • How many eyes does a driver have?
  • Answer: Three (Two natural and one artificial)

Question 3:

  • Name four causes of accidents in Kenya
  • Answer:
  • a) Drunkenness
  • b) Overspeeding
  • c) Overloading
  • d) Carelessness

Question 4:

  • What is the Highway Code?
  • Answer: A booklet checked and passed by the parliament for rules of road users.

Question 5:

  • Within which period should an accident be reported at a police station in Kenya?
  • Answer: As soon as possible but within 24 hours

Question 6:

  • What is a pedestrian crossing?
  • Answer: A safe crossing provided for the safe use of pedestrians

Question 7:

  • What are the rules of the model town board?
  • Answer:
  • a) Use the shortest and the most correct route without using the parking
  • b) Use the longest and the most correct route without using the parking
  • c) Use parking if there is no other route

Question 8:

  • Green Colour on the traffic light means go, except when?
  • Answer:
  • a) When there is an oncoming vehicle from the right
  • b) When stopped by a police officer

Question 9:

  • What do you look for when driving past stationary vehicles?
  • Answer:
  • a) Opening of doors
  • b) Pedestrian crossing

Question 10:

  • What is the rule of the Road in Kenya?
  • Answer: To keep left unless overtaking.

Question 11:

  • Which side do you overtake from?
  • Answer: The right side

Question 12:

  • Name three documents that must be valid before you are allowed to drive:
  • Answer:
  • a) Valid driving license
  • b) Valid insurance certificate
  • c) Valid vehicle inspection certificate

Question 13:

  • When are you not allowed to drive despite having the three valid required documents?
  • Answer:
  • a) When you are sick
  • b) Drunk
  • c) Under drugs fatigue

Question 14:

  • Which vehicles have the right of way?
  • Answer:
  • a) An ambulance with a siren
  • b) Fire Engine with a siren
  • c) Presidential escort with a siren
  • d) A police car with a siren

Question 15:

  • When can you put on the lights during the day?
  • Answer:
  • a) When it is foggy
  • b) During heavy rainfall
  • c) When it is misty
  • d) During emergency

Question 16:

  • What is the maximum speed limit in town?
  • Answer: 50km/hr

Question 17:

  • What is the maximum speed limit on the highway for:
  • a) Pick-up / lorries.
  • b) Cars.
  • c) Trailers.
  • Answer:
  • a) 80km/hr
  • b) 110km/hr
  • c) 65km/hr

Question 18:

  • What are the four important tools you have to carry when driving for a safari?
  • Answer:
  • a) Carjack
  • b) Spare Wheel
  • c) Spotlight

Question 19:

  • What should you do first when receiving your driving license for the first time?
  • Answer: Check all the details and sign in ink pen

Question 20:

  • When there is a white continuous line down a one-way traffic road, what does it mean?
  • Answer: No changing lanes

Question 21:

  • State the three seconds rule
  • Answer: If you reach the object before three seconds, then you are not driving at a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you.

Question 22:

  • Traffic signs are divided into how many groups?
  • Answer: Three; mandatory, warning, information

Question 23:

  • When you intend to turn, what distance should you start indicating?
  • Answer: You should start indicating at a distance of 50m in advance

Question 24:

  • What is the difference between turning left and passing left?
  • Answer: When turning left, there is a complete change of direction to be made, but passing left is just like keeping left.

Question 25:

  • What is the difference between a street and an avenue?
  • Answer: A street is a road where buildings are found along, while an avenue is a road where vegetation is found along.

Question 26:

  • What is an “engine”?
  • Answer: An engine is a power-generating machine.

Question 27:

  • What is the main purpose of the following documents:
  • Driving license.
  • Insurance certificate.
  • Vehicle inspection certificate.
  • Answer: To allow you to drive, for security purposes, to show the road-worthiness of a vehicle.

Question 28:

  • What is coasting?
  • Answer: Coasting is driving a vehicle for a long distance only with one gear.

Question 29:

  • What is a three-point turn in driving?
  • Answer: A three-point turn is driving a vehicle facing in the opposite direction with the use of reverse and forward gear.

Question 30:

  • Describe the warning sign?
  • Answer: Warning signs are red in color, triangular in shape with the apex facing upwards.

Question 31:

  • List down two examples of a caravan?
  • Answer: Side car, Mobile toilet/clinic

Question 32:

  • Write down all the mechanical signals of a saloon car?
  • Answer: Headlights, parking lights, brake lights, reverse lights, indicators, number plate light, interior lights, and hazards lights.

Question 33:

  • Why must all vehicles be insured?
  • Answer: For security purposes.

Question 34:

  • What is the meaning of a PDL?
  • Answer: Provisional driving license.

Question 35:

  • What is the use of speed governors and safety belts?
  • Answer: To maintain a specific speed on the highway and to reduce injuries during accidents.

Question 36:

  • Class A signs are subdivided into how many groups? Name the groups and give at least one example.
  • Answer: Three groups, including priority signs (stop sign), compulsory signs (all vehicles must keep left), regulatory signs (no entry).

Question 37:

  • As a driver, when you come across a river bed crossing, explain how to cross it?
  • Answer: Determine the river’s depth by dipping a stick in the water before crossing.

Question 38:

  • State five ways to keep your vehicle roadworthy.
  • Answer:
  • Ensure your wheels are in good condition.
  • Ensure all lights are in good condition.
  • Ensure the steering wheel is in good condition.
  • Ensure the brakes are working.
  • Ensure mirrors are okay.

Question 39:

  • Describe your approach at a pedestrian crossing?
  • Answer: Approach alertly and at a speed where you can control and stop in case of an emergency.

Question 40:

  • How do you hold the steering wheel clockwise?
  • Answer: Hold it in the 10 to 2 position or ¼ to 3 position.

Question 41:

  • What do you do if, as crossing by the traffic lights is green, then they suddenly change to amber?
  • Answer: Proceed if you had crossed the stop sign.

Question 42:

  • What is the correct position at the junction when turning?
  • Answer:
  • (a) Left: Drive at an extreme left.
  • (b) Right: Drive at an extreme right.

Question 43:

  • What does the green arrow filter on the traffic lights mean?
  • Answer: You should go in the direction shown by the arrows.

Question 44:

  • Which type of vehicles to be taken for inspection?
  • Answer: [No specific answer provided in the text.]

Question 45:

  • Which is the strongest gear on a vehicle and why?
  • Answer: Reverse gear because it has no other alternative gear.

Question 46:

  • Why should you look right twice when approaching a junction?
  • Answer: The right side is closer to danger.

Question 47:

  • State how you can overtake another vehicle?
  • Answer:
  • Slow down.
  • Start indicating right.
  • If it’s clear, overtake.
  • After overtaking, indicate to the left and keep to your side.

Question 48:

  • When the traffic lights show green and you are stopped by a police officer, who should you obey?
  • Answer: You should obey the police because he is under mandatory.

Question 49:

  • What is a hard shoulder way?
  • Answer: It’s a road where bumps are put closely together.

Question 50:

  • What is another name given to a give-way sign?
  • Answer: Another name for a give-way sign is yield.

Question 51:

  • What is the different between a street and an avenue?
  • Answer: A street is where buildings are found along, while an avenue is where vegetation is found along.

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