Flashcards in 8. vehicle handling Deck (18)
during winter a ford is more likely to flood - what will help you to decide whether you should continue through?
if there is a depth gauge
how do you drive through a flooded ford carefully
- use a low gear
- drive through slowly
- test your brakes afterwards as wet brakes are less effective
when is your visibility seriously reduced and what must you use?
- 100 m
- headlights or fog lights
why should you not use fog lights unless theres fog?
- breaking the law
- dazzle other drivers
- drivers behind wont be able to see your brake lights as clearly - may think your braking when your not
what are the studs on motorways that help you drive in fog?
- red studs for left hand edge of carriageway
- amber studs for central reservation
before driving in lots of fog and snow make sure to check
- lights are working
- windows are clean
when might you add snow chains?
if theres deep snow to help improve grip and stop skidding
what lights should you use on a motorway during night?
- dipped headlights
- sidelights if broekn down or on hard shoulder
what is coasting and why is it dangerous?
- driving w clutch down or in neutral for a while
- reduces control esp steering and braking
- esp dangerous when going downhill as can pick up speed quickly and no braking
what gear should you use when driving down a steep hill?
- lower gear
- helps to control the speed - good as brakes may become less effective if overheat
what happens to the engine when you drive uphill?
- engine works harder and youll slow down sooner
what will effect your stopping distance?
- your speed
- condition of tyres
why should you avoid skidding?
hard to regain control
what should you do if you start to skid after braking on a wet road without anti lock brakes and
- release fottbrake then if rear wheels skidding, steer into skid steering same direction
- dont brake suddenly
what do the areas used by trams look like?
- diff surface texture or colour
- white line markings
what is a rumble device and what does it do?
- raised markings across the road
- alert you to a hazard e.g. roundabout
- enourage you to reduce speed
are you allowed to wait in a box junction?
- yes if you want to turn right and exit is clear but you're stopped from turning bc of oncoming traffic