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1

What's the main cause of skidding?

The driver

2

What should you do when you're driving in snowy conditions?

Brake gently in plenty of time

3

What's the main benefit of driving a four-wheel-drive vehicle?

Improved grip on the road

4

You're about to go down a steep hill. What should you do to control the speed of your vehicle?

Select a low gear and use the brakes carefully

5

You're driving a vehicle that has anti-lock brakes. How should you apply the footbrake when you need to stop in an emergency?

Rapidly and firmly

6

You're driving along a country road. You see this sign. What should you do after dealing safely with the hazard?

Test your brakes

7

In which conditions will your overall stopping distance increase?

In the rain

8

How can you use your vehicle’s engine as a brake?

By changing to a lower gear

9

What can result when you travel for long distances in neutral (known as coasting)?

Reduction in control

10

You're driving in a built-up area that has traffic-calming measures. What should you do when you approach a road hump?

Check your mirror and slow down

11

What should you do when you're overtaking a motorcyclist on a windy day? 

Pass widely

12

How can you avoid wheelspin when you're driving on an icy road? 

Drive at a slow speed in the highest gear possible

13

You're driving in freezing conditions. What should you do as you approach a sharp bend?

Slow down gently

14

You're about to start a journey in freezing weather. What part of your vehicle should you clear of ice and snow? 

The Windows

15

What will help you to move off on a snowy surface? 

Using a higher gear than normal

16

What should you do when you park a car facing downhill?

Turn the steering wheel towards the kerb

17

On what type of road surface may anti-lock brakes be ineffective?

Loose

18

What would suggest you're driving on an icy road?

There's less tyre noise

19

You're driving along a wet road. How can you tell if your vehicle’s tyres are losing their grip on the surface?

The steering will feel very light

20

You're driving on an open road in dry weather. What distance should you keep from the vehicle in front?

A two-second time gap

21

How should you use anti-lock brakes when you need to stop in an emergency?

Brake promptly and firmly until you've stopped

22

What lights should you use when you're driving on a wet motorway and vehicles are throwing up surface spray?

Dipped headlights

23

What should you do before starting a journey in foggy weather?

Allow more time

24

How much can stopping distances increase in icy conditions?

Ten times

25

What requires extra care when you're driving or riding in windy conditions?

Passing pedal cyclists

26

Why should you keep well to the left as you approach a right-hand bend?

To improve your view of the road

27

You’ve just gone through flood water. What should you do to make sure your brakes are working properly?

Go slowly while gently applying the brakes

28

What will be affected if the road surface becomes soft in very hot weather?

The tyre grip

29

Where is your vehicle most likely to be affected by side winds?

On an open stretch of road

30

You're following a vehicle on a wet road. You stay a safe distance behind it. What should you do if a driver overtakes you and pulls into the gap you've left? 

Drop back to regain a safe distance