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1

You're driving in fog. Why should you keep well back from the vehicle in front? 

In case it stops suddenly

2

What will affect your vehicle's stopping distance?

The condition of the tyres

3

Why are vehicles fitted with rear fog lights?

To make them more visible in thick fog

4

What will happen if you hold the clutch pedal down or roll in neutral for too long?

It will reduce your control

5

What should you do when dealing with this hazard? 

Use a low gear and drive slowly

6

When may you wait in a box junction?

When oncoming traffic prevents you turning right

7

What should you do when you meet an oncoming vehicle on a single-track road?

Stop at a passing place

8

When may front fog lights be used?


When visibility is seriously reduced

9

What will happen to your car when you drive up a steep hill?

The engine will work harder

10

You're driving on the motorway in windy conditions. What should you do as you overtake a high-sided vehicle?

Be wary of a sudden gust

11

What should you do if you park on the road when it's foggy?

Leave parking lights switched on

12

You're driving at night. What should you do if you're dazzled by headlights coming towards you? 

Slow down or stop

13

You're driving with your front fog lights switched on. What should you do if the fog has cleared?

Switch them off as long as visibility remains good

14

Why should you switch off your rear fog lights when the fog has cleared?

To prevent dazzling drivers behind

15

What will happen if you use rear fog lights in good conditions?

They'll dazzle other drivers

16

Why would you fit chains to your wheels?

To help prevent skidding in deep snow

17

Which lights must you use if you're driving on a well-lit motorway at night?

Use your headlights

18

You're driving on a motorway at night. Which lights should you have on if there are other vehicles just ahead of you?

Dipped headlights

19

When will you feel the effects of engine braking?

When you change to a lower gear

20

Which lights should you switch on when daytime visibility is poor but not seriously reduced?

Dipped headlights

21

There's been a heavy fall of snow. What should you consider before driving in these conditions?

Whether your journey is essential

22

What should you check before you start a journey in foggy weather?

The windows and lights are clean and clear

23

You've been driving in fog. What must you do when the visibility improves?

Switch off your fog lights

24

Why is it dangerous to leave rear fog lights switched on after the fog has cleared?

They may be confused with brake lights

25

Why is it bad technique to coast when you're driving downhill? 

The vehicle will gain speed more quickly

26

Why is travelling in neutral for long distances (known as coasting) bad driving technique?

There won't be any engine braking

27

When must you use dipped headlights during the day?

When you're driving in poor visibility

28

When may you overtake another vehicle on their left?


When you’re in a one-way street

29

You're travelling in very heavy rain. How is this likely to affect your overall stopping distance?

It will be doubled

30

What should you do when you're overtaking at night?

Beware of bends in the road ahead