Flashcards in The Driver's Mental State Deck (12)
What should a driver do if they're not driving as fast as the vehicle in front?
The driver should keep to the left and allow vehicles to overtake if they wish
What should a driver do if they wish to drive across a busy road and the traffic lights which normally control the junction are temporarily out of action?
Take good observation, wait for a clear break in the traffic and proceed to cross the road safely
What should a driver do if they see a school bus stopped on the left side of the road ahead?
Reduce speed and overtake with caution
What should the driver do when driving behind a vehicle that is going from side to side on the road in an unsafe manner?
The driver should stay well back in a safe position
When is it permitted to force oncoming traffic onto the hard shoulder on the opposite side of the road when overtaking?
When meeting oncoming traffic on a national road, is it permitted to move into the hard shoulder to allow following traffic to overtake?
Yes, temporarily if hard shoulder is clear and it is safe to drive there
What should the driver do when driving a vehicle they are not familiar with?
Initially drive with extra care and at a lower speed until fully familiar with the vehicle
What should drivers do if they approach road works and there is earth-moving machinery moving about?
Reduce speed as there may be loose gravel or mud on the road
Subject to the speed limit, what is the 'safest' speed to drive at?
The speed that will enable the driver to stop the vehicle within the distance ahead that they can see to be clear
What should a driver do if another vehicle blocks their right of way at a junction?
Be patient and show restraint
What should a driver do when they get a puncture while driving?
Stop at a safe place and change the wheel