Flashcards in Overtaking and Weather Conditions Deck (19)
What effect does a wet road surface have on a vehicle's braking ability?
Doubles braking distance
What should you do after overtaking another vehicle?
Gradually move back to the left after the vehicle has been passed
What happens if you cut in too soon after overtaking?
It forces the other vehicle to suddenly slow or change direction
What stopping distance should a driver allow for when driving in snow or ice?
Up to 10 times normal
What clearance should normally be allowed when passing car vehicles?
Why does it take longer to stop the vehicle on a wet road?
Tyres have less road grip
What should you do if there is loose chippings on a road?
Allow extra clearance to other traffic
What should a driver do when driving in slippery road conditions?
Drive at lower speeds
Use gentle acceleration and braking
What should a driver do when travelling downhill on snow or ice?
Select an appropriate gear
Brake gentle to control speed
How does driving at a high speed affect a vehicle's road holding?
Road holding ability is decreased
What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 50km/hr on a dry road?
What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 50km/hr on a wet road?
What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 100km/hr on a dry road?
What is the likely consequence of sudden braking?
Vehicle could be hit from behind
What affects the braking distance of a vehicle?
Speed and weight of the vehicle
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
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
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