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1

what should you do when you join a motorway from a slip road?

- adjust speed to match traffic on motorway

2

what lane should you be in in the motorway?

- left hand unless overtaking

3

what should you do when you overtake?

- overtake on the right
- only on left is traffic is moving slowly in queues and queue on right is moving more slowly than you

4

whats a crawler lane?

- seperate lane on a steep uphill for slower moving traffic

5

what is the national speed limit for cars and motorcycles on motorway

70 mph

6

speed and lane restrictions for vehicle towing a trailer on a motorway?

60 mph
cant go right hand lane of 3 lane unless closures

7

what is atm

active traffic management

8

atm also known as?

smart motorways

9

what do atm/smart motorways do?

reduce congestion by showing speed limitis to reduce bunching

10

what happens to a hard shoulder on an atm

used as normal lane sometimes but will know bc will have a sign w speed limit or cross

11

what do traffic officers do on motorways and A class roads in england?

- able to stop and direct anyone on motorway/a road
- respond to calls from the emergency telephones at the roadside

12

what do reflective studs do?

identify position on carriageway esp at fog or night

13

what does a red reflective stud mean?

between hard shoulder and carriageway

14

what does a amber reflective stud mean?

between edge of carriageway and central reservation

15

what does a white reflective stud mean?

between lanes

16

what does a green reflective stud mean?

between carriageway and slip roads

17

what does a fluorescent green/yellow reflective stud mean?

contraflow system and roadworks

18

when can you stop on a motorway?

- flashing light on every lane
- traffic
- told to by police or traffic officers
- emergency or breakdown

19

where are emergency telephones?

- 1 mile intervals - markers every 100m to show

20

where should you stand when using an emergency telephone?

facing oncoming traffic so you can see hazards

21

how do you rejoin carriageway from hard shoulder?

- wait for safe gap
- gain speed on hard shoulder before moving out

22

what should you do if you cant get on to the hard shoulder when you break down?

- switch on hazard lights
- leave vehicle when you can get clear of carriageway safely

23

how do you negotiate a contraflow system?

- good distance from vehicle in front
- observe lower speed restriction
- be careful as lanes are narrower and maybe no permanent barrier