Flashcards in ALERTNESS Deck (25)
Before you move off, you should?..
Check for BLIND SPOTS (final check)
SIGNAL - if necessary
Before overtaking, check that...
It’s safe, legal and necessary.
You have enough time to complete the overtaking manoeuvre.
How to be seen by others?
Switching lights on when dark.
Use horn if you can’t be seen.
What does circle signs mean?
What do triangle signs mean?
To give warnings.
What do rectangle signs mean?
To give information.
What is a dual carriageway?
A road with a dividing strip between the traffic in opposite directions and usually two or more lanes in each direction.
Decide if you’re fit to drive, you shouldn’t be:
Under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What should you do before making a U-turn?
Ensure road is clear in both directions.
Make sure road is wide enough.
Look over shoulder for final check.
What should you do as you approach a bridge?
Slow down& be cautious.
What is a blind spot?
area you're unable to see in mirrors
How to stop quickly in emergency?
Both hands on the wheel as you BRAKE
Why are yellow lines painted across the road leading to a roundabout or dangerous junction?
To make you aware of your speed.
Warning to adjust speed
What should you do when you're approaching traffic lights that have been on green for some time?
Be ready to STOP
What should you do before stopping?
Use MIRRORS to see whats happening behind you .
Why stay a safe distance behind a large vehicle?
To allow driver to see you in their mirrors
Why use your mirrors when you see a hazard ahead?
To brake sharply to a stop.
See whats happening behind may affect your response.
1 second at 60 mph =
27 metres/30 yards
View is obstructed when turning right...
Move forward slowly and carefully.
Keep looking at all times
Hanging objects from interior mirror=
Obstruct your view
Draw your attention from the road
Tired/ sleepy on a long motorway journey =
Stop in a safe place
Why should your turn your lights on when it starts getting dark?
So others can see you more easily
You have to stop your car in an emergency or because of a hazard, what should you do?
Keep both hands on the steering wheel for control
When is it acceptable to use your phone in a car?
When suitably parked