Flashcards in Theory Deck 2 Deck (27)
(See Fig.10) When driving through a flooded area, what should you do?
. Check your exhaust.
. Test the function of your brakes at the earliest safe opportunity.
. Stop the vehicle and dry your brakes.
. Stop the vehicle and check your tyres.
A: Test the function of your brakes at the earliest safe opportunity.
When driving through a flooded area, you should pay more attention to your brakes than to your tyres.
Where can you find a crawler lane on a motorway?
. On a slip road
. Before a service station
. On a steep gradient
. Next to the hard shoulder
A: On a steep gradient
A crawler lane is for heavy loads. On a steep gradient this extra lane is provided for these slow-moving vehicles to allow the faster-moving traffic to flow more easily.
You are approaching a roundabout on a main road. Yellow lines are painted across the road
. to let you know how far it is to the roundabout.
. to make you aware of how fast you are driving.
. to help you choose which lane you need to be in.
. to help you keep your distance from the vehicle in front.
A: to make you aware of how fast you are driving.
Taking a roundabout too fast can be dangerous.
It is important that you check tyre pressures regularly. This should be done
. after a long journey.
. when the tyres are cold.
. if you have been driving fast.
. when the tyres are hot.
A: when the tyres are cold.
This should be done before a journey.
What is the typical stopping distance when travelling at 70 mph in good conditions?
. 197 feet (60 metres)
. 315 feet (96 metres)
. 240 feet (73 metres)
. 175 feet (53 metres)
A: 315 feet (96 metres)
Approximately the height of the Big Ben clock tower.
Under what circumstances are you allowed to park on the right-hand side of a road at night?
. If it is a one-way street
. If you park under a lamppost
. If you leave side lights on
A: If it is a one-way street
Parking on the right-hand side of a road at night will be dangerous if there is oncoming traffic.
Which of these might be badly affected if the tyres are underinflated?
. Changing gears
. The suspension
. The speed of the car
Brakes are connected to a car's wheels.
The head restraint should be adjusted so that the rigid part of it is
. as far away from the back of the head as possible.
. level with your neck.
. as low as the bottom of the ears.
. at least as high as the eyes or top of the ears.
A: at least as high as the eyes or top of the ears. (See Fig. 11)
A head restraint that is properly adjusted for the person sitting in the seat will offer some protection against neck injuries. The head restraint should be adjusted so that the rigid part of it is at least as high as the eyes or top of the ears and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable.
Which of these emergency vehicles has a flashing green beacon?
. A fire engine
. A doctor's car
. A bomb disposal vehicle
. A blood transfusion vehicle
A: A doctor's car
Traditional emergency vehicles are fitted with blue beacons.
When are you allowed to wait in a box junction?
. When you wish to turn right but are prevented from doing so by oncoming traffic
. When you are at a zebra crossing
. When you are stuck in a queue of traffic
A: When you wish to turn right but are prevented from doing so by oncoming traffic (See Fig.12)
Waiting is only allowed for a particular manoeuvre.
If you park on the road at night, you should switch your parking lights on
. if there is a continuous white line in the middle of the road.
. if you park near a bus stop.
. if you park facing oncoming traffic.
. if the speed limit exceeds 30 mph.
A: if the speed limit exceeds 30 mph.
Faster traffic needs to be able to see your vehicle.
You are driving on a motorway in fog. You know where the edge of the left-hand lane is because you can see the reflective studs (cat's eyes). What colour are they?
A: Red (See Fig.5)
If you see a tank vehicle displaying a diamond symbol with a 3 in it, it means the vehicle is
. carrying a load overhanging by more than 3 metres.
. carrying dangerous goods (flammable liquid).
. part of the road works equipment.
. not travelling in the right direction.
A: carrying dangerous goods (flammable liquid).
Certain tank vehicles carrying dangerous goods must display hazard information panels. If you see such panel with a diamond symbol with number 3 in it, it means the vehicle is carrying flammable liquid. Other dangerous goods codes include (6) - toxic substance, (5.1) - oxidizing substance, (2) - non-flammable compressed gas, (7) - radioactive substance, (4) - spontaneously combustible substance, (8) - corrosive substance.
You want to make a U-turn in the road. Before you do so, you should
. look over your shoulder to make sure that all is clear.
. choose a lower gear so that you can make the manoeuvre more quickly.
. signal and then begin the manoeuvre so that other drivers will slow down for you.
. use arm signals as well as indicators so that other drivers will be fully aware of what you are about to do.
A: look over your shoulder to make sure that all is clear.
You are driving when you come across a pelican crossing that is flashing an amber light. This means that you
. must stop and wait for the green light to show.
. must stop and give way to pedestrians already on the crossing.
. can continue driving as the pedestrians will yield to you.
. must stop and wait for the amber light to stop flashing.
A: must stop and give way to pedestrians already on the crossing.
You need to drive but it is very foggy. What should you do?
. Keep two seconds behind the vehicle in front.
. Leave more time for your journey.
. Keep your full-beam lights on.
. Follow the taillights of the vehicle in front.
A: Leave more time for your journey.
What is a cover note?
. The document that you receive before you get your registration document
. The document that you receive before you get your insurance certificate
. The document that you receive before you get your MOT
. The document that you receive before you get your driving licence
A: The document that you receive before you get your insurance certificate
Skidding is most often caused by
. driver error.
. worn tyres.
. other people's actions.
. pedestrians or other drivers.
A: driver error
Where are you likely to see the alternately flashing red lights?
. Airfields or fire stations
. Swing or lifting bridges
. Level crossings
. At all of the above locations
A: At all of the above locations
How long is an MOT certificate usually valid for?
. 6 months
. 12 months
. 100,000 miles
. 20,000 miles
A: 12 months
A long, heavy vehicle is trying to overtake you, but it is taking a long time. What should you do?
. Slow down so that it can overtake you more quickly.
. Change direction or stop so that it can get past you.
. Speed up so that it can pull back in behind you.
. Keep driving at the same speed; it will get past you soon.
A: Slow down so that it can overtake you more quickly.
You are driving along a three-lane motorway while towing a trailer. You must NOT
. tow without having a stabiliser fitted.
. use the right-hand lane.
. drive faster than 50 mph.
A: use the right-hand lane.
When towing a trailer, you must not obstruct the motorway.
If you are driving through a tunnel, you must
. switch on your windscreen wipers.
. keep your eyes open for variable road signs.
. make sure that your rear fog lights are on.
. make sure that your air conditioning is working properly.
A: keep your eyes open for variable road signs.
When driving through a tunnel, you need to be aware of all that is going on around you.
Braking distances change in different weather conditions. In icy conditions, braking distances are
. ten times greater than usual.
. five times greater than usual.
. seven times greater than usual.
. three times greater than usual.
A: ten times greater than usual.
Over 1,200 feet at 50 mph.
If you use a hands-free phone while you are driving, you are likely to
. have better concentration.
. have normal concentration; it's just like listening to the radio.
. have your attention diverted.
. have your view restricted.
A: have your attention diverted.
Using a mobile phone while driving can make you think about other things.
On a motorway, where can amber reflective studs be found?
. Between the carriageway and the hard shoulder
. Between the acceleration lane and the carriageway
. Between the carriageway and the central reservation
. Between all lanes
A: (See Fig 5) Between the carriageway and the central reservation (See Fig.13)