Flashcards in Theory Deck 3 Deck (27)
What makes a toucan crossing different from other crossings?
. It is controlled by a police officer or traffic warden.
. Cyclists can use it.
. Its lights are different from those at other crossings.
. Only children can use it.
A: Cyclists can use it.
What are traffic calming measures used for?
. Helping drivers to park
. Reducing road rage incidents
. Helping drivers to overtake
. Slowing traffic down
A: Slowing traffic down
These are usually found in built-up areas.
It is compulsory for a motor car to have an MOT certificate when
. it is two years old.
. it is sold for the first time.
. it is three years old.
. it first comes off the production line.
A: it is three years old.
An MOT tests certain aspects of a car's safety and performance, so it is obtained after some activity.
You are driving behind a large vehicle. You should keep well back because
. otherwise, the driver of the large vehicle will not be able to see you in the vehicle's mirrors.
. you will be protected by the wind in that position.
. you will be able to take corners and bends more quickly.
. the large vehicle will be able to brake safely.
A: otherwise, the driver of the large vehicle will not be able to see you in the vehicle's mirrors.
Your visibility to others should be maximised at all times.
You have had to use the hard shoulder on a motorway, but now you need to rejoin the carriageway. You should
. indicate your intention and then wait for another driver to flash his or her lights at you.
. build up your speed on the hard shoulder before joining the carriageway.
. pull onto the carriageway with your hazard lights on so that other traffic will be more aware of you.
. wait for a gap in the traffic, pull onto the carriageway, and then build up your speed.
A: build up your speed on the hard shoulder before joining the carriageway.
When pulling onto the carriageway, you should not obstruct the flow of traffic on it.
You are driving on a motorway and are getting tired, so you decide that you need to stop. Where should you do this?
. On the slip road
. On the central reservation
. At a service station
. On the hard shoulder
A: At a service station
Ordinarily, you use dipped headlights at night. When MUST you use dipped headlights in the daytime?
. When you are parallel parking
. When you are driving in a built-up area
. When visibility is poor
. When it is raining
A: When visibility is poor
When you are driving, being seen is as important as being able to see.
It is illegal to overload a vehicle. Who is legally responsible for this?
. The person who loaded the vehicle
. The person to whom the loaded items belong
. The driver of the vehicle
. The registered keeper of the vehicle
A: The driver of the vehicle
To tow a trailer, you must ensure that it is hitched securely to the towing vehicle. What could you use as an extra precaution?
. A breakaway cable
. A jockey wheel
. A liquid gas cylinder
. An extra tow hitch
A: A breakaway cable
If you carry a heavy load on a roof rack, you will have
. improved road holding.
. lighter steering.
. reduced stability.
. heavier steering.
A: Reduced stability
A heavy load on the roof will affect the vehicle's handling.
You can use the right-hand lane of a three-lane dual carriageway for
. overtaking and turning right.
. driving over 50 mph only.
. overtaking only.
. turning right only.
A: overtaking and turning right.
Unlike motorways, you can turn right off a dual carriageway.
There is an obstruction on your side of the road. You should
. stop and give way to oncoming traffic; they have right of way.
. accelerate; in this situation, the first through has right of way.
. continue driving; you have right of way.
. drive through slowly; whoever is there first has right of way, but you do not want to drive dangerously.
A: stop and give way to oncoming traffic; they have right of way.
An obstruction on your side gives oncoming traffic priority.
You discover that your fuel consumption is higher than it should be. What is the most likely cause of this?
. Steering too sharply
. Driving slowly
. Using high gears
. Driving over 50 mph
A: Driving over 50 mph
Fuel consumption is greater at higher speeds.
(See Fig.14) Once you're on a zebra crossing, you should
. never stop, unless there is immediate danger to pedestrians, cyclists, or other motorists.
. always sound your horn if you see a pedestrian.
. stop and wave pedestrians across.
. allow pedestrians to cross but rev your engine so that they will hurry up.
A: never stop, unless there is immediate danger to pedestrians, cyclists, or other motorists.
Zebra crossings should be kept clear.
You are driving in very heavy rain when suddenly your car starts to slide. This is called
. water skiing.
One of your passengers is a baby. You are going to place the rear-facing safety seat in the front passenger seat. What must you do first?
. Make sure the child locks are off.
. Deactivate the front passenger airbag.
. Deactivate all the airbags.
. Make sure the child locks are on.
A: Deactivate the front passenger airbag.
You are the first car in a queue waiting to turn right into a side street. Before starting to move, you need to
check your right mirror
. to look for pedestrians.
. to look for traffic that may be emerging.
. to check if any vehicle is trying to overtake you.
. to make sure that there is no traffic in the side road.
A: to check if any vehicle is trying to overtake you.
Make sure no other vehicle is trying to pass.
You are driving in icy conditions when you suddenly go into a rear wheel skid. What should you do?
. Steer away from the skid.
. Brake hard.
. Steer into the skid.
. Don't steer at all and let your car right itself.
A: Steer into the skid.
What can you expect to see on triangular road signs?
What is the purpose of an Active Traffic Management scheme on a motorway?
. To prevent dangerous overtaking
. To encourage drivers to make more rest stops
. To prevent congestion
. To reduce the incidence of tailgating
A: To prevent congestion
When you drive at night, which of the following types of eyeglasses should you NOT wear?
. Half moon
You are attempting to join a dual carriageway. You should
. drive straight onto the dual carriageway; the other drivers will see you and give way to you.
. stop as you would at a T-junction and wait until it is safe for you to join the dual carriageway.
. drive along the hard shoulder until there is a gap in the traffic.
. give way to traffic already on the dual carriageway.
A: give way to traffic already on the dual carriageway.
(See Fig.15) You are driving along when you come across a cyclist. When you overtake, you should give the cyclist as much room as you would a car because
. the cyclist might want to move into another lane.
. the cyclist might want to turn right.
. the cyclist might swerve.
. the cyclist might stop and get off.
A: the cyclist might swerve.
A cyclist is vulnerable and may make involuntary movements.
You need to reverse into a side street. At what point is your car the biggest hazard to passing traffic?
. After you have entered the side road
. When you have completed the manoeuvre
. When you begin the manoeuvre
. As the front of your car swings out
A: As the front of your car swings out
You are involved in a collision in which someone suffers a burn. A burn should be cooled for at least
. 30 minutes.
. 1 hour.
. 20 minutes.
. 5 minutes.
A: 20 minutes.
This is not the shortest length of time.
You should use your horn
. to warn others of danger.
. to let others know that they have annoyed you.
. as a greeting to other drivers or pedestrians whom you recognise.
. to let others know that you are going straight ahead.
A: to warn others of danger.