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Your tyre bursts while you are driving. What should you do?

Hold up the steering wheel firmly to keep control

Take foot off the accelerator

Pull up slowly at the side of the road in a suitable, safe place


When to use hazard warning lights

Only used to warn other road users of a hazard ahead.

When you slow dow quickly on a motorway because of a hazard ahead

When you have broken down


A couple of elderly people are crossing the road. You should

Be patient and allow them to cross in their own time.


A bus has stopped at a bus stop ahead of you. It's right hand indicator is flashing. You should

Slow down and give way if it's safe to do so


What should you be aware when a bus has stopped at a bus stop ahead of you?

Look for passengers that may cross the road in front

The bus to pull away in front of you


What's the speed limit for vehicles towing caravans and trailers in a dual carriageway?



What should you be aware of when towing caravans and trailers?

The speed limit (60mph dual carriage)

Plan well ahead due to size and weight

Be extra careful in windy weather to avoid snaking from side to side


You are in a busy unmarked crossroad. Who has priority and how should you drive?

No one has priority.
Look for cyclists and motorcyclist
And if possible, give way to large vehicles


You have a loose filler cap on your diesel fuel tank. This will

Waste fuel and money
Make roads slippery for other road users.


At the end of a dry spell weather you should be aware

Of road surfaces may have high level if diesel spillage that hasn't been washed away by rain. It might be slippery


You are braking in a wet road. Your vehicle begins to skid. It does not have anti lock breaks you should

Release the foot brake

Reapply and release the foot brake a few times if necessary to allow the wheels to turn and limit skid


What to do to avoid skidding in wet conditions

Stay alert to the road and weather conditions

Keep a safe stopping distance and to have good visibility

Keep both hands on the wheels

Press brake gently when using it


If a trailer swerves or snakes when you are towing it you should

Ease off the accelerator and reduce speed


How can you stop a caravan snaking from side to side ?

Ease off the accelerator so to slow down gradually. P


There are flashing amber lights under a school warning sign. You should

Reduce speed until you are clear of the area

Be prepared to stop as children may be crossing


You are following 2 cyclists. They approach a roundabout in the left hand lane. In which direction should you expect the cyclists to go?

Any direction. They may feel safer keeping to the left all the way. Give then plenty of room.


You see a horse rider as you approach a roundabout. They are signalling right but keeping well to the left . You should

Stay well back.allow them to enter and exit roundabout in their own time. Don't get up close or alongside as it may upset the horse.


Powered vehicles used by disable ppl are small and hard to see. How do they give early warning when in a dual carriageway?

They will have flash amber light


Ahead of you there's a moving vehicle with a flashing amber beacon. It means

Slow moving. Be aware and judge whether it's safe to overtake


When approaching a narrow bridge with a hazard sign of oncoming vehicles in middle of road. You should

Slow down
Consider using horn
Beware if pedestrians