When you are studying for the car theory test you will need to study and practice 14 car theory test subjects. These subjects range from your attitude towards road users around you to the rules regarding the motorway.
Essential Documents – a total number of 28 questions on the car theory test, essential documents question bank ranges from what’s a cover note to getting six penalty points on your licence within the first two years of passing the practical driving test.
Let us now concentrate on the first question which is:
What’s a cover note?
- A document issued before you receive your driving licence
- A document issued before you receive your insurance certificate
- A document issued before you receive your registration document
- A document issued before you receive your MOT certificate
A cover note is a letter or email that your car insurance gives you when you have purchased car insurance. The main reason why they send this to you is because it can take a while for your full car insurance documents to arrive so they send this out first so if you got stopped by the police or had an accident you have proof that you have car insurance. So, the correct answer to the car theory test question ‘what’s a cover note?’ is ‘a document issued before you receive your insurance certificate.’
Now I want to look at the incorrect answers to the car theory test question above:
‘A document issued before you receive your driving licence’ – when you receive your driving licence you will receive a document also known as the counterpart document that goes with your driving licence card. This document records information on it like penalty points.
‘A document issued before you receive your registration document’ – the registration document or (log book) is the document you will receive when you purchase a vehicle. It has details like proof of registered keeper on it and previous registered keepers too.
‘A document issued before you receive your MOT certificate’ – when your car passes its annual MOT then you will get a document from your mechanic to prove that it has passed its MOT and also your mechanic will document this on the GOV.uk website so you will not need to carry the MOT certificate around with you.
The second question we will discuss today that you will find on the car theory test is:
You’ve just passed your first practical driving test. What will you have to do if you get six penalty points on your licence in the next two years?
- Retake only your theory test
- Retake your theory and practical tests
- Retake only your practical test
- Reapply for your full licence immediately
Before we begin to analyse the question, we need to discuss penalty points. When you first get your driving licence you start with 0 penalty points. For the first 2 years you are not allowed to reach 6 penalty points. Once your driving licence is 2 years old and over then you are not allowed to reach 12 penalty points.
If you jump a red light soon after it has gone red or you are driving at 35-mph (miles per hour) in a 30-mph zone then that’s normally 3 penalty points. If you are driving way above 40-mph in a 30-mph zone for example, then that’s 6 penalty points. If you get 6 penalty points or more in the first two years of passing your practical driving test then you must retake both the theory test and the driving test like you did the first time around. The only problem here is that regarding the driving test you would likely have built up some bad driving habits and find yourself retaking a handful of driving lessons again in order to unlearn your bad habits making sure that you are test ready again. So, we know that the correct answer to the car theory test question above is to ‘retake your theory and practical tests.’