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1

New solo drivers are how many times more likely to be involved in casualty crashes than more experienced drivers?

3 times more likely

2

What is the minimum amount of time a driver must spend on their P1 licence if they have a good record?

12 months

3

What is the minimum amount of time a driver must spend on their P2 licence if they have a good record?

3 years

4

How many hours must be completed at night on your learner licence?

10 hours

5

From what distance must the L-plate be able to be seen?

20m away

6

What does BAC stand for?

Blood Alcohol Concentration

7

What is BAC?

The measure of the amount of alcohol you have in your blood

8

For how long do you have to hold learner licence before applying for a probationary licence?

at least 12 months for people under 18, at least 6 months for people aged 21 to 25, and at least 3 months for people aged 25 and above

9

What is a continuous period?

Permit must not have been broken by a suspension, cancellation or a break in continuity, such as allowing the permit to expire before regaining a new permit

10

What is a potential hazard?

Anything in the road environment that could present a danger or a risk while driving

11

What are dual controls?

Additional pedal(s) on the passenger side for use by the accompanying driver

12

What are the restriction regarding passengers for P-platers?

Only allowed to carry one passenger between the age of 16 and 22 unless it is an immediate family member or a full licensed supervisor

13

What is the BAC for learner and probationary licence holders?

0.00 BAC

14

What is the BAC for full licence holders?

0.05 BAC

15

Drivers aged ... are more involved in crashes than other drivers?

18-25

16

What is a head check?

Looking over your shoulder to see things through the rear side windows

17

Solo drivers with 120 hours have .... % lower risk than drivers with 50 hours

30%

18

What is hazard perception?

Ability to:
- identify possible risks/dangers around you
- Assess the level of risk and predict what might happen
- respond in a way and in time to avoid or deal with these potential hazards.

19

What is more important: hazard perception or reaction time?

Hazard perception

20

What is the only way to see blind spots?

Through head checks

21

What is a scan?

Taking in the road scene around you by looking ahead, to the sides and in rear view mirrors

22

Where should you be able to see in your side mirrors?

Edge of car (rear door handles)

23

What to do if brakes fail?

- pump on brake hard and fast
- apply hand brake so car doesn't skid
- change to lower gear and honk
- steer to avoid collision

24

0.05 BAC has ... the risk of crashing compared to 0.00 BAC

double

25

What times are dangerous to drive in terms of fatigue

times when normally would be asleep (10pm to 6am)

26

Wearing no seatbelt means you are .... more likely to be killed in crash

25

27

Who can be fined for not wearing seat belts?

Drivers and passengers over 16

28

Do crashes occur more on short or long journeys

Short

29

In a 60km/h zone, your risk of crashing ... for every 5km/h you exceed the limit

doubles

30

What is a safety margin

the space ahead, behind and to the sides of your vehicle

31

How many seconds should you be away from the driver in front

2 seconds

32

What is the following distance?

The space or gap between you and the vehicle in front

33

What is a long vehicle

One that is at least 7.5m long

34

How far away must long vehicles be away from each other that are following

60m away except in a built up area or multi lane road

35

What is a built up area

Area with one or more buildings next to the road or street lights

36

What fraction of probationary night time crashes occur on Friday and Saturday nights

half

37

What are horns and flashes used for

to warn other drivers of dangerous situations