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How many times as far away can a person in high vis clothing be seen compared to one wearing non high vis?

3 times

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Traffic light sequence

Red - stop
Red/Amber - stop
Green - go
Amber - stop
Red - stop

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Pelican crossing

Pedestrian operated signal controlled Crossings

Red-stop
Green - cross with care
Flashing green - do not start to cross,if you are already crossing then continue

3

Puffin crossing

Red - stop
Green - go

No flashing green

Red/green figures are above the control of on your side of the road.

4

Toucan crossing

Pedestrians and cyclists

Red - stop
Green - cross

5

Zebra crossing

Flashing beacons each side.

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Zebra crossing with Island in Middle - is it classed as 1 crossing or 2 separate crossings?

2 separate crossings

7

Staggered pelican or puffin crossings - staggered by an island - 1 crossing or 2?

2 separate crossings

Pelican - if it goes straight across, even with island in middle, it is 1 crossing

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Stopping distances

20mph - 40 metres
30mph - 75 metres
40mph - 118 metres
50mph - 175 metres
60mph - 240 metres
70mph - 315 metres

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How much are stopping distances increased in wet conditions?

2 times (double)

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How much are stopping distances increased in snow /ice?

10 times

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2 classes of powered wheelchairs mobility scooters and their speeds?

Class 2 - 4mph max - can only be used on pavements

Class 3 - 8mph max - can be used on road and pavement

12

Guidelines for breaks whilst driving long distances...

15mins every 2hours

13

Must be able to read reg plate from what distance?

20metres

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Drink driving limits

Breath - 35microgrammes in 100milliletres of breath

Blood - 80 milligrammes in 100 millilitres of blood

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Seatbelts

A seat belt must be worn over what age?

14 years old.

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Child height / age limits for child restraints?

Under 3- must use child restraint. Unless in taxi where one not avail.

Over 3 - under 12 or up to 1.35metres tall (whichever they meet first) - mist wear child restraint. If not avail in taxi, or if unexpected necessity to travel short distance or if 2 occupied restraints prevent a third then the child must wear an adult seatbelt.

12 & 13 - (or over 1.35 metres) - seatbelt must be worn

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Times for use of headlights in 'hours of darkness'

Half hour after sunset and half hour before sunrise

18

Steering into skids...

If Rear of vehicle skids to right.. Steer to the right to recover

19

Speed limits

Cars
Caravans
Buses
Vans
Lorries

In built up areas, single carriageways, dual carriageways, motorways..

Cars - 30, 60 , 70 , 70
Caravans - 30, 50, 60, 60
Buses - 30, 50, 60, 70
Vans - 30, 50, 60, 70 (60 if towing)
Lorries - 30, 40, 50, 60

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How many seconds between you and car in front?

2 second rule

21

Distance left between you an car in front if have to stop in tunnel?

5 metres

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Reasons you can cross double white line

To enter premises
To enter side road
To pass stationary vehicle
To overtake pedal cycle horse or road maintenance vehicle if travelling less than 10mph

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Colour of road studs...

White - mark lanes or middle of road

Red - mark left edge of road

Amber - Mark Central reservation of dual carriageway /motorway

Green - edge of main carriageway at lay-bys and slip roads

Green/yellow - indicate temporary adjustments to lane layouts (ie in roadworks)

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When must you not reverse?

For longer than required

25

Deaf blind people - how identify them?

Carry a white cane with red band round it or
Using dog with white and red harness

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Single yellow line

Mustn't wait or park during times of operation shown on nearby time plates (or zones if in controlled parking zone)

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Double yellow lines

No waiting at anytime.

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Where must you not stop / park?

Near school entrance

Anywhere you would prevent access for emergency services

At or near bus stop or taxi rank

On approach to level crossing

Opposite a junction

Within 10metres of junction (except in authorised space)

Near brow of hill

Opposite traffic island

Opposite another parked car if it causes obstruction

Where kerb lowered to help wheelchair users

On a bend

In front of entrance to property

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Parking facing up hill

Put in forward gear and turn steering wheel away from kerb