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1

What's the national speed limit on motorways for cars and motorcycles?

70 mph

2

You're travelling along a motorway. Where would you find a crawler or climbing lane? 

On a steep gradient

3

You're travelling along a motorway. When are you allowed to overtake on the left?

When in queues and traffic to your right is moving more slowly than you are

4

What's the speed limit for a car towing a trailer on a motorway? 

60 mph

5

When should you use the left-hand lane of a motorway?

When the road ahead is clear

6

You're driving on a motorway and have to slow down suddenly due to a hazard ahead. How can you warn drivers behind of the hazard?

Switch on your hazard warning lights

7

Your car gets a puncture while you're driving on the motorway. What should you do when you've stopped on the hard shoulder? 

Use an emergency telephone and call for help

8

What should you do if you're driving on a motorway and you miss the exit that you wanted to take?

Carry on to the next exit

9

Your vehicle has broken down on a motorway. What should you do if you aren't able to get onto the hard shoulder?

Switch on your hazard warning lights

10

Why is it particularly important to check your vehicle before making a long motorway journey?

Continuous high speeds increase the risk of your vehicle breaking down

11

You're driving on a motorway. What does it mean if the car in front shows its hazard warning lights for a short time?

Traffic ahead is slowing or stopping suddenly

12

You're driving on the motorway. Which lane should you get into well before you reach your exit?

 

The left-hand lane

13

What restrictions apply to people who have a provisional driving licence?

They can't drive unaccompanied

14

Your vehicle breaks down on a motorway and you manage to stop on the hard shoulder. What should you do if you use your mobile phone to call for help?

Check your location from the nearest marker posts beside the hard shoulder

15

What would you expect to find at a contraflow system on a motorway? 

Lower speed limits

16

You're joining a motorway from a slip road. How should you deal with traffic already on the motorway?

Match your speed to traffic in the left-hand lane and filter into a safe gap

17

Which vehicles should use the left-hand lane on a three-lane motorway?

Any vehicle that isn't overtaking

18

Which vehicles aren't allowed to use the right-hand lane of a three-lane motorway?

Vehicles towing a trailer

19

Your vehicle breaks down on a motorway and you need to call for help. Why might it be better to use an emergency roadside telephone rather than a mobile phone?

It allows easy location by the emergency services

20

Your vehicle broke down on the hard shoulder of a motorway, but has now been repaired. How should you rejoin the main carriageway?

Gain speed on the hard shoulder before moving out onto the carriageway

21

What do these motorway signs mean? 

They're countdown markers to the next exit

22

Where are amber reflective studs found on a motorway?

Between the central reservation and the carriageway

23

What colour are the reflective studs between the lanes on a motorway?

White

24

What colour are the reflective studs between a motorway and a slip road?

 

Green

25

Your vehicle has broken down on a motorway. In which direction should you walk to find the nearest emergency telephone?

In the direction shown on the marker posts

26

Why is it important to make full use of the slip road as you join a motorway?

To allow you to fit safely into the traffic flow in the left-hand lane

27

How should you position yourself when you use the emergency telephone on a motorway? 

Face the oncoming traffic

28

What colour are the reflective studs between the hard shoulder and the left-hand lane of a motorway? 

Red

29

On a three-lane motorway, which lane should you use if there's no traffic ahead?

Left

30

What should you do when going through a contraflow system on a motorway? 

Keep a good distance from the vehicle ahead