Common DVLA Questions and Answers

The Vehicle Licensing Authority of Ghana requires all new drivers to take a theory and practical test that would be administered online or in-person to test the driver’s knowledge on theoretical and practical situations on the road. The results of this test will determine if the driver will be issued a license for them to hit the road or not.

These tests are important because driving is a delicate practice that involves the use of a machine that posses a potential threat to human lives and property, and drivers must acquire the best knowledge on how to be good controllers of these machines.

Below are a few common questions that you can meet for your examination.


When Changing Lanes You Should

Signal and then proceed.

B Check your mirrors and your blind spot and then proceed.

C Check your mirrors, signal, blind spot and then proceed.

D Check your mirrors, signal and then proceed.

Answer: C

With All Mirrors Properly Adjusted, A Driver Will Be Able To See All Around Him Including His Blind Spots. Is This Correct?

A In some cases

B At all times

C Yes

D No

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Answer: D

It Is Essential That Tyre Pressures Are Checked Regularly. When Should This Be Done?

A When tyres are cold

B After any lengthy journey

C After travelling at high speed

D When tyres are hot

Answer: A

Where Can You Find This Sign ( No Horn Sign)

A Police station

B Court

C Fire service

D Hospital

Answer: D

Hazard Can Be Classified As ‘Real Or Potential’. If This Assertion Is True, Which Of The Following Can Be Considered To Be Potential Hazard?

A Lead vehicles

B Cyclists

C Lead vehicles and cyclists

D All the above

Answer: D

A Flashing Red Light Means

A Stop, and wait for the light to turn green.

B Stop, and proceed when it is safe to do so.

C Slow down to check for oncoming traffic and proceed when it is safe.

D The flashing red light simply indicates an uncontrolled intersection.

Answer: B

What Can Be The Use Of The Hazard Or Flashing Warning Signals On A Motor Vehicle?

A To indicate an upcoming bus stop

B To indicate a school bus with children getting in and out

Answer: B

8 . When a Vehicle is Involved in an Accident, Causing Injury to Any Person, What Should you Do?

A Take the vehicle to the nearest police station and report the accident

B Stop the vehicle and report to the police station

C Take all reasonable steps to secure medical attention to the injured and report to the nearest police station within 24 hours

Answer: C

9 . When You Reach an Intersection Where There is no Signal Light or a Traffic Police Man, You Should;

A Give way to traffic approaching the intersection from other roads

B Give proper signal, sound the horn and then proceed

C Give way to the traffic approaching the intersection on your right side and proceed after giving necessary signals

Answer: C

10 . When is Overtaking Prohibited?

A When the road is marked with a broken center line in the colour white

B When the vehicle is being driven on a steep hill

C When the road is marked with a continuous center line in the colour yellow

Answer: B

11 . Before Starting the Engine of a Vehicle, You Should

A Check radiator water level and engine oil level

B Check headlight

C Check the brakes

Answer: A

12 . When Should You Switch on Your Hazard Warning Light?

A When you are moving straight

B When your vehicle is parked and the same is causing inconvenience to other road users

C When your vehicle parked in a no parking area

Answer: B

13 . When Your Vehicle is Being Overtaken, You Should;

A Stop your vehicle and let the vehicle overtake

B Increase the speed of your vehicle

C Not obstruct the other vehicle from overtaking

Answer: C

14 . What is Defensive Driving?

A Driving cautiously anticipating violation of traffic rules and road signs both by drivers and other road users

B Driving with sole aim of reaching the destination with no regards to road signs

C Driving on the assumption that other road users will be cautious about their safety

Answer: A

15 . When Near a Pedestrian Crossing, as The Pedestrians are Waiting to Cross the Road, What Should You Do?

A Sound horn and proceed

B Slow down, sound horn and pass

C Stop the vehicle and wait till the pedestrians cross the road and then proceed

Answer: C

The above are some of the common questions you can meet for your drivers license test. The tests also include images of road signs that you would need to identify correctly. 

Happy driving.

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