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1. Which of the following should you do before stopping?
  • Sound the horn
  • Use the mirrors
  • Select a higher gear
  • Flash the headlights

2. How can you reduce the chances of your car being broken into when leaving it unattended?
  • Take all contents with you
  • Park near a taxi rank
  • Place all valuables on the floor
  • Park near a fire station
3. You are driving on a wet road. How can you tell if your vehicles tyres are losing their grip on the surface?
  • The engine will stall
  • The steering will feel heavy
  • The engine noise will increase
  • The steering will feel very light

4. In areas where there are traffic calming measures you should?
  • Drive at a reduced speed
  • Always drive at the speed limit
  • Position in the centre of the road
  • Only slow down if pedestrians are near
5. How can you help to prevent you car radio being stolen?
  • Park in an unlit area
  • Hide the radio with a blanket
  • Park near a busy junction
  • Install a security coded radio

6. You are driving down a long steep hill. You suddenly notice your brakes are not working as well as normal. What is the usual cause of this?
  • The brakes overheating
  • Air in the brake fluid
  • Oil on the brakes
  • Badly adjusted brakes
7. When leaving your car unattended for a few minutes you should?
  • Leave the engine running
  • Switch the engine off but leave the key in
  • Lock it and remove the key
  • Park near a traffic warden

8. Who is responsible for making sure that a vehicle is not overloaded?
  • The driver of the vehicle
  • The owner of the items being carried
  • The person who loaded the vehicle
  • The licensing authority
9. Rear facing baby seats should never be used on a seat protected with?
  • Seat belts
  • Head restraints
  • Seat covers
  • An airbag

10. Where is the safest place to park your vehicle at night?
  • In a garage
  • On a busy road
  • In a quiet car park
  • Near a red route
11. A driver does something that upsets you. You should?
  • Try not to react
  • Let them know how you feel
  • Flash your headlights several times
  • Sound your horn

12. You have to make a journey in foggy conditions.You should?
  • Follow other vehicle's tail lights closely
  • Avoid using dipped headlights
  • Leave plenty of time for your journey
  • Keep two seconds behind other vehicles
13. You are driving a slow moving vehicle on a narrow road. When traffic wishes to overtake you should?
  • Take no action
  • Put your hazard warning lights on
  • Stop immediately
  • Pull in safely as soon as you can do so

14. Your overall stopping distance will be much longer when driving?
  • In the rain
  • In fog
  • At night
  • In strong winds
15. You start to feel tired while driving. What should you do?
  • Increase your speed slightly
  • Decrease your speed slightly
  • Find a less busy route
  • Pull over at a safe place to rest

16. You are approaching road works on a motorway. You should?
  • Speed up to clear the works quickly
  • Always use the hard shoulder
  • Obey all speed limits
  • Stay very close to the vehicle in front
17. Which of the following should not be kept in your vehicle?
  • A first aid kit
  • A road atlas
  • Spare Wheel
  • The vehicle documents

18. Pressing the clutch pedal down or rolling in neutral for to long while driving will?
  • Use more fuel
  • Cause the engine to overheat
  • Reduce your control
  • Improve tyre wear
19. Which one of these is most likely to deter the theft of your vehicle?
  • An immobiliser
  • Tinted windows
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • A sun screen

20. A driver's behaviour has upset you. It may help if you?
  • Stop and take a break
  • Shout abusive language
  • Gesture to them with your hand
  • Follow their car flashing the headlights
21. When snow is falling heavily you should?
  • Drive provided you use your headlights
  • Not drive unless you have a mobile phone
  • Drive only when your journey is short
  • Not drive unless it is essential

22. You should only flash your headlights to other road users?
  • To show that you are giving way
  • To show that you are about to turn
  • To let them know you have right of way
  • To let them know you are there
23. You should not overtake when?
  • Intending to turn left shortly afterwards
  • In a one way street
  • Approaching a junction
  • Going up a long hill

24. You are about to drive home.You cannot find the glasses you need to wear. You should?
  • Drive home slowly keeping to quiet roads
  • Borrow a friends glasses and use those
  • Drive home at night so that the lights will help you
  • Find a way of getting home without driving
25. The left hand pavement is closed due to street repairs. What should you do?
  • Watch out for pedestrians walking in the road
  • Use your right hand mirror more often
  • Speed up to get past the road works quicker
  • Postion close to the left hand kerb

26. You are on a motorway.There is a contraflow system ahead. What would you expect to find?
  • Temporary traffic lights
  • Lower speed limits
  • Wider lanes than normal
  • Speed humps
27. How can you use the engine of your vehicle to control your speed?
  • By changing to a lower gear
  • By selecting reverse gear
  • By changing to a higher gear
  • By selecting neutral

28. Vehicle excise duty is often called "road tax" or the "tax disc" you must?
  • Keep it with your registration documents
  • Display it clearly on your vehicle
  • Keep it concealed safely in your vehicle
  • Carry it on you at all times
29. Wherever possible,which one of the following should you do when parking at night?
  • Park in a quiet car park
  • Park in a well lit area
  • Park facing against the flow of traffic
  • Park next to a busy junction

30. You are waiting at a level crossing.A train has passed but the lights keep flashing.You must?
  • Carry on waiting
  • Phone the signal operator
  • Edge over the stop line and look for trains
  • Park and investigate
31. Which of the following types of glasses should not be worn when driving at night?
  • Half moon
  • Round
  • Bi-focal
  • Tinted

32. You are on the motorway.Luggage falls from your vehicle.What should you do?
  • Stop at the next emergency telephone and contact the police
  • Stop on the motorway and put on your lights whilst you pick it up
  • Walk back up the motorway to pick it up
  • Pull up on the hard shoulder and wave traffic down
33. You are approaching traffic lights that have been on green for some time.You should?
  • Accelerate hard
  • Maintain your speed
  • Be ready to stop
  • Brake hard

34. When should you especially check the engine oil level?
  • Before a long journey
  • When the engine is hot
  • Early in the morning
  • Every 6000 miles
35. What will reduce the risk of neck injury resulting from a collision?
  • An air-sprung seat
  • Anti lock brakes
  • A collapsible steering wheel
  • A properly adjusted head restraint

36. Your vehicle has a catalytic converter.Its purpose is to reduce?
  • Exhaust noise
  • Fuel consumption
  • Exhaust emmisions
  • Engine noise
37. During periods of illness your ability to drive may be impaired.You must?
  • See your doctor each time before you drive
  • Only take smaller doses of any medicnes
  • Be medically fit to drive
  • Take all medicines with you when you drive

38.You are on a country road.What should you expect to see coming towards you on your side of the road?
  • Motorcycles
  • Bicyles
  • Pedestrians
  • Horse riders
39. In daylight an approaching motorcyclist is using a dipped headlight.Why?
  • So that the rider can be seen more easily
  • To stop the battery overcharging
  • To improve the riders vision
  • The rider is inviting you to proceed

40. You are driving with your front fog lights switched on.Earlier fog has now cleared.What should you do?
  • Leave them on if other drivers have their lights on
  • Switch them off as long as visibility remains good
  • Flash them to warn oncoming traffic that it is foggy
  • Drive with them on instead of your headlights
41. What is most likely to cause high fuel consumption?
  • Poor steering control
  • Accelerating around bends
  • Staying in high gears
  • Harsh braking and accelerating

42. You may drive over a footpath
  • To overtake slow moving traffic
  • When the pavement is very wide
  • If no pedestrians are near
  • To get into a property
43. At a crossroads there are no signs or road markings.Two vehicles approach.Which has priority?
  • Neither vehicle
  • The vehicle travelling fastest
  • The vehicle on the widest road
  • Vehicles approaching from the right

44. When you are not sure that it is safe to reverse your vehicle you should?
  • Use your horn
  • Rev your engine
  • Get out an check
  • Reverse slowly
45. How will a school crossing patrol signal you to stop?
  • By pointing to children on the opposite pavement
  • By displaying a red light
  • By displaying a stop sign
  • By giving you an arm signal

46. What is the most common cause of skidding?
  • Worn tyres
  • Driver error
  • Other vehicles
  • Pedestrians
47. You have just passed your test.How can you decrease your risk of accidents on the motorway?
  • By keeping up with the car in front
  • By never going over 40 mph
  • By staying only in the left hand lane
  • By taking further training

48. You wish to overtake a long slow moving vehicle on a busy road.You should?
  • Follow it closely and keep moving out to see the road ahead
  • Flash your headlights for the oncoming traffic to give way
  • Stay behind until the driver waves you past
  • Keep well back until you can see that it is clear
49. How will a police officer in a patrol vehicle normally get you to stop?
  • Flash the headlights indicate left and point to the left
  • Wait until you stop then approach you
  • Use the siren,overtake,cut in front and stop
  • Pull alongside you,use the siren and wave you to stop

50. You arrive at the scene of a motorcycle accident.The rider is injured.When should the helmet be removed?
  • Only when it is essential
  • Always straight away
  • Only when the cyclist asks
  • Always,unless they are in shock
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