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1

What effect does a wet road surface have on a vehicle's braking ability?

Doubles braking distance

2

What should you do after overtaking another vehicle?

Gradually move back to the left after the vehicle has been passed

3

What happens if you cut in too soon after overtaking?

It forces the other vehicle to suddenly slow or change direction

4

What stopping distance should a driver allow for when driving in snow or ice?

Up to 10 times normal

5

What clearance should normally be allowed when passing car vehicles?

Door width

6

Why does it take longer to stop the vehicle on a wet road?

Tyres have less road grip

7

What should you do if there is loose chippings on a road?

Slow down
Allow extra clearance to other traffic

8

What should a driver do when driving in slippery road conditions?

Drive at lower speeds
Use gentle acceleration and braking

9

What should a driver do when travelling downhill on snow or ice?

Select an appropriate gear
Brake gentle to control speed

10

How does driving at a high speed affect a vehicle's road holding?

Road holding ability is decreased

11

What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 50km/hr on a dry road?

25m

12

What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 50km/hr on a wet road?

36m

13

What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 100km/hr on a dry road?

70m

14

What is the likely consequence of sudden braking?

Vehicle could be hit from behind

15

What affects the braking distance of a vehicle?

Speed and weight of the vehicle

16

In dry weather how might a driver judge what is a safe following distance to the vehicle in front?

By using a fixed point and applying the two second rule

17

In wet weather how might a driver judge what is a safe following distance to the vehicle in front?

Fixed point and 4 second rule

18

What phrase is recommended for drivers to help them determine a safe distance from the vehicle in front on a dry road?

Only a fool breaks the 2 second rule

19

What effect does carrying a load have on a vehicle's braking ability?

Increases the distance required to stop