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What does a responsible driver must always be concerned?


Your passengers and their needs: illness, disabilities, safety and seat belts

Other road users: especially children, older people, disabled, cyclists, motorcyclists, people in charge of animals. Be tolerant, make allowances sometimes.

Recognising own limitations and those of others.


What can affect your concentration

Feeling tired and unwell
Upset, annoyed
Stressed or absent minded
Satnavs, looking at road maps
iPods, MP3 players
Loud music/headphones (mask sound)
Tuning radio, changing CDs
Eating, drinking or smoking
Stickers on windows restricting view
Hanging objects


What does a good driver needs



How can you help other road users know what you are planning to do when driving?

Signalling correctly
Moving to correct position at junctions


A large vehicle is trying to overtake you but is taking a long time, you should...

Slow down and let it pass. It will need more time to pass you than a car would.


You are driving a slow-moving vehicle and there's a queue behind you. You should...

Pull over as soon as you can do so safely and let traffic pass.


You are driving at the speed limit and a driver comes up behind flashing their headlights or trying to overtake. You should...

Keep steady course and allow them to overtake. Don't stop them as they may become more frustrated.


When should you use your horn?

Only if there's a danger and you need to let others know you are there.


At night, what should you do when meeting another vehicle coming towards you or following another vehicle?

Dip the lights


When should you dip your lights at night?

When meeting coming traffic
When following behind another vehicle.


Why should you dip your lights at night when following behind a vehicle or meeting coming traffic?

To avoid dazzling other road users.


When should you flash your headlights?

ONLY flash headlights to show other road users you are there.


What should you do when passing horses on the road?

Keep speed down
Give them plenty of room.


How to pass horses safely on the road:

Slow down

Be ready to stop if necessary

Look out for riders' signals to slow down or stop

Watch out for sudden movements, horses can be easily frightened and unpredictable

Don't sound horn or rev the engine

Pass wide and slow when overtaking; giving the horse plenty of room.

Don’t accelerate rapidly once you have passed them.

On roundabouts, horse riders will keep to the left within the roundabout until reaching their exit, when they will signal left. They will normally signal right only when approaching exits they don't intend to use


There are animals (cows, sheep...) on the road. What should you do?

Keep speed right down
Be prepared to stop
Give them plenty of space
Keep an eye


A herd of sheep is blocking the road. You should

Switch off the engine
Wait for the road to clear


What is tailgating?

Driving too close behind another vehicle.


Why should you not tailgate?

It intimidate/distracts the road user in front

It can cause an incident if the vehicle in front stops suddenly.

You can see less of the road ahead


Why should you stay well back from the vehicle in front especially if it's a large vehicle?

To see further down the road ahead

Spot any hazards ahead more easily

Prevent a collision if the car in front has to stop suddenly


The vehicle behind you is following to closely. You should...

Gradually increase the gap between you and the vehicle in front of you.


Why should you increase the gap from the vehicle in front of you when the car behind is following too closely?

To give you a greater safety margin and have time to break more gradually if you need to.


You are driving in the main road. A vehicle just pulls out of a junction and cuts in front of you. What should you do?

Drop back until you have a safe gap (safety margin restored)


How many seconds should you keep between you and the vehicle in front in: a) good dry conditions
b) wet weather
c) snow and icy conditions

a) good dry conditions = 2 seconds
b) wet = 4 seconds
c) icy and snow = 10 seconds


How can your measure the distance in seconds between you and the vehicle in front?

By using a fixed point, like a road sign in front of you and the vehicle.


Why should you be aware of road priority?

Having priority does not mean you can demand right of way.

The driver coming towards you may not have seen or understood the sign.


You are driving on the road and an emergency vehicle is coming behind you. What should you do?

Pull over to let them go through as soon as you can do so safely.

Always give them priority because someone's life might depend on it.


What emergency services vehicles use blue flashing lights?

Blood transfusion
Bomb disposal
Coastguard HM
Mountain rescue


What emergency service vehicle has green flashing lights?

Doctors vehicles when answering an emergency call.


How should you react when a flashing blue light service vehicle needs to go through traffic?

Keep calm
Look and listen
Pullover, stop if it's safe
Stay off kerbs, pavements and verges
Stay safe and legal


You are at a junction. An emergency service car is approaching. You should...

Never go through a red light
Avoid bus lanes
Don't break suddenly
Wait for the emergency vehicle to pass
Don't overtake the emergency vehicle
Give plenty of room
Follow at a safe distance