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Flashcards in Taking Corrective or Emergency Action Deck (11)
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1

What can cause a vehicle to skid?

Excessive heavy braking

2

What should a driver do if a front tyre bursts while driving?

Grip the steering wheel firmly

3

What should a driver do if their vehicle gets a puncture on a motorway?

Pull in safe on the hard shoulder and call for assistance

4

What precautions could a driver take against the risk of fire in their vehicle?

Carry a fire extinguisher

5

When should a driver use hazard warning lights on a motorway?

When the vehicle has broken down

6

What should a driver do if their vehicle is broken down on a motorway and they are awaiting assistance?

Switch on the vehicle hazard warning lights, get out of the vehicle and stand safely to the side

7

What should a driver do when they see road works machinery with amber flashing lights up ahead?

Slow down and prepare to stop if necessary

8

Which vehicles are exempt from speed limits when being used in an emergency?

Fire brigade
Ambulance
Garda

9

What should a driver never do when an emergency service vehicle approaches with flashing blue lights?

Brake suddenly or block the road

10

Can a driver break a red light or break the speed limit to allow an emergency service vehicle to pass?

No

11

What is rubbernecking?
What effect does it have at the scene of a traffic accident?

Turning your head to look at something
Causes further incidents