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When turning right onto a dual-carriageway from a side road at a T-junction, you must check to make sure that

The central reservation is wide enough for your vehicle to wait in


You are driving on a late winter afternoon and it is approaching dusk - you should switch on your lights:

When the daylight fades even if the street-lights are not on


As a driver what do you understand the term 'blind-spot' to mean?

An area not covered by your mirrors


If your mobile phone rings when you are driving, you should

Pull up in a suitable place to answer the call


If it starts to get dark in the evening, you should switch your lights on. The best time to switch on your lights is

Whenever necessary to help other drivers to see you


Before making a U-turn you should

Look over your shoulder for a final safety check


The pillars at the side of your windscreen can obstruct your view, you need to be aware of this at all times but you should take particular care

At junctions


In which situations would you avoid overtaking?

Near to a junction


When waiting behind the give way lines to turn right at a T-junction your view is blocked by parked vehicles. Should you

Move forwards very slowly and carefully to improve your view


If you get lost while driving the best thing to do is

Stop your car and switch on your sat-nav or look at a map


If you feel sleepy during a long motorway journey you should

Leave the motorway as soon as possible and find a safe place to park


How can you avoid being distracted from the road when using a satellite navigation system?

Only input your destination and other information when parked safely


Windscreen pillars can restrict your view - when you are waiting to emerge from a junction this can make it particularly difficult to see



Before stopping, at the side of the road or in a traffic queue, your first action should always be

Check mirrors


When a driver wishes to use a hands-free telephone he/she should

Do it when the vehicle is parked


If you cannot see clearly behind your vehicle before or during a reversing manoeuvre what action should you take?

Ask someone to help you


Lucky dice or other objects hanging from the centre rear-view mirror can

Restrict drivers view


When following a large vehicle, for example a bus or a lorry, it's good driving practice to keep well back. One reason for doing this is

It helps the driver of the large vehicle to see you more easily


You are driving on a late winter afternoon and it is approaching dusk - you should switch on your lights:

So that other drivers can see you


If you have to stop in an emergency on a wet road you should

Keep both of your hands on the steering wheel


When approaching a set of traffic lights that have been green for some time, you should

Be prepared to stop


Why is it important to use your mirror when you see a hazard ahead?

To assess how your actions will affect following traffic


Which of these things should you do when moving off from behind a parked car?

Check all your mirrors

Look round to make a blind-spot check before moving off

Give a signal if necessary

Give another look


Information regarding the off-the-shelf medication should be checked in order to find out

Whether the medication causes drowsiness


What should you do to relieve fatigue, drowsiness?

Stop in a motorway service area, drink a caffeinated drink and rest


Jeremy has a cold with a slightly blocked nose. He has long a motorway journey to make that will take around three hours. To reduce his cold symptoms he uses an off-the-shelf cold remedy bought from his local pharmacy. Because its a cold and dull day, Jeremy turns on his dipped-headlights and the heater. A short way into the journey, Jeremy begins to get bored and starts feeling drowsy.
What could Jeremy do to help himself stay alert in the short term?

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