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What does this curved arrow road marking mean?



Overtaking traffic should move back to the left


Why are these yellow lines painted across the road?

To make you aware of your speed


You're travelling along this road. How should you pass the cyclist?

Leave them plenty of room as you pass


You're turning right onto a dual carriageway. What should you do before emerging?

Check that the central reservation is wide enough for your vehicle


What should you do before making a U-turn? 

Look over your shoulder for a final check


Where should you avoid overtaking?

Approaching a dip in the road


What should you do if your mobile phone rings while you're driving or riding?

Leave it until you have stopped in a safe place


What should you do when you're approaching traffic lights that have been green for some time?

Be ready to stop


What should you do before slowing down or stopping your vehicle? 

Use the mirrors


You're following a large vehicle. Why should you stay a safe distance behind it?

You'll give the driver a chance to see you in their mirrors


Why should you use your mirrors when you see a hazard ahead? 

To assess how your actions will affect the traffic behind


You're waiting to turn right at the end of a road. What should you do if your view is obstructed by parked vehicles? 

Stop and then move forward slowly and carefully for a clear view


There are objects hanging from your interior mirror. Why could this be a hazard

Your view could be obstructed


Why should you switch your headlights on when it first starts to get dark?

So others can see you more easily


What’s most likely to distract you while you’re driving?

Using a mobile phone


You're driving your car. When may you use a hand-held mobile phone?

When you've parked safely


You're driving on a wet road. What should you do if you have to stop your vehicle in an emergency?

Keep both hands on the steering wheel


What should you do when you move off from behind a parked car?

Look around before moving off


When do windscreen pillars cause a serious obstruction to your view? 

When you're approaching bends and junctions


What should you do if you can't see clearly behind when you're reversing?

Ask someone to guide you


What does the term ‘blind spot’ mean?

An area not visible to the driver


What's likely to happen if you use a hands-free phone while you're driving?

It will divert your attention


How can you make sure that a satellite navigation (satnav) system doesn't distract you when you're driving?

Set it before starting your journey


You're on a long motorway journey. What should you do if you start to feel sleepy?

Leave the motorway and stop in a safe place


You're waiting to emerge from a junction. The windscreen pillar is restricting your view. What should you be particularly aware of?



What should you do as you approach this bridge?

Slow down