Control of Vehicle

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A Operate the accelerator and brake with the left foot.
B Operate the accelerator and brake with the right foot.
C Operate the accelerator with the right foot and the brake with the left foot.
D Use the handbrake to bring the vehicle to a halt.
Correct Answer: B Operate the accelerator and brake with the right foot.
Explanation: When driving a car with automatic transmission, drivers should use the right foot to operate both the accelerator and the brake, just as in vehicles with a manual gear box. In general it is important to avoid using the accelerator and the brake at the same time.
A The brakes are unusually sharp.
B The brakes feel hard to press.
C The brakes feel spongy and soft.
D The brakes take longer than usual to release.
Correct Answer: C The brakes feel spongy and soft.
Explanation: If the brake pedal feels soft or spongy when pressed, it could indicate that the brake fluid level is low and there is a fault in the system. Each time a driver sets out on a journey, they should test the brakes. If a fault is detected, have it checked by a competent person. Drivers should check brake fluid levels regularly.
A One of the front tyres is flat.
B One of the rear tyres is flat.
C The brake linings or pads are worn.
D The brake-pads are wet.
Correct Answer: C The brake linings or pads are worn.
Explanation: Drivers should test their brakes regularly and particularly before setting out on a journey. However, if when driving they hear a scraping noise when they press the brake, the most likely reason is that the brake linings or pads are worn. In this case, brakes wont work as well as they should and the driver should have them replaced by a competent person immediately.
A The vehicle's fuel consumption is reduced.
B The vehicle's parking brake is more effective.
C The vehicle's stopping ability is affected.
D The vehicle's suspension is affected.
Correct Answer: C The vehicle's stopping ability is affected.
Explanation: Drivers should test their brakes before setting out on a journey. If when driving they notice that it is taking longer than usual to bring the vehicle to a stop, they should have the brakes checked immediately by a competent person.
5. What can cause a vehicle to skid? Please choose one answer
A Coasting to a stop.
B Controlled acceleration.
C Excessive heavy braking.
D Stopping in fourth gear.
Correct Answer: C Excessive heavy braking.
Explanation: Heavy braking can cause a vehicle to skid, particularly if the road surface is wet or uneven, or if the tyres are worn or incorrectly inflated. Read the road well ahead and try to avoid heavy braking, particularly in wet or slippery conditions.
A To avoid fuel spilling from the tank.
B To avoid severe bouncing.
C To maintain tyre pressure.
D To reduce road noise.
Correct Answer: B To avoid severe bouncing.
Explanation: Drivers should drive more slowly on an uneven road surface because driving a tractor at speed could cause the vehicle or the trailer to become unstable and difficult to control. During severe bouncing the tractor's wheels can lose contact with the road, negatively affecting steering and braking.
A At any time.
B Normally never.
C Only when going downhill.
D Only when going uphill.
Correct Answer: B Normally never.
Explanation: In general the handbrake should never be used to bring a vehicle to a halt. This practice is potentially dangerous, as the rear wheels could lock up and the vehicle could skid out of control. In addition, using the handbrake does not operate the rear brake lights to warn following traffic.
A The ABS could disconnect and cause the vehicle to skid.
B The engine will stall once the handbrake is applied at speed.
C The wheels could lock and cause the vehicle to skid.
D There is no danger - the vehicle will not skid as the handbrake can be released quickly.
Correct Answer: C The wheels could lock and cause the vehicle to skid.
Explanation: Except in an emergency, the handbrake (parking brake) should never be used when the vehicle is moving. This practice is potentially dangerous, as the wheels could lock up and the vehicle could skid out of control. In addition there is no warning to following traffic from the brake lights.
A All the wheels.
B The front wheels.
C The rear right-hand wheel.
D The rear wheels.
Correct Answer: D The rear wheels.
Explanation: In most vehicles, the parking brake operates on the rear wheels only. The function of the parking brake (handbrake) is to stop the vehicle from moving when it is parked or when it is stopped on a hill. Drivers normally use the parking brake when the vehicle is already stationary and should generally not use it to stop the vehicle. It is even more important to use the parking brake when parked on a hill or when stationary in a vehicle with automatic transmission to prevent creep.
A It can delay the driver from operating a control.
B It enables the driver to relax more on a long journey.
C It gives the driver a better view in the rear-view mirror.
D It improves the driver's ability to operate the clutch.
Correct Answer: A It can delay the driver from operating a control.
Explanation: Before starting a journey, you should adopt a suitable and comfortable driving position by adjusting the drivers seat to a position where all the vehicle controls can be operated efficiently.
A Brake squeal.
B Engine backfire.
C Exhaust backfire.
D Tyre squeal.
Correct Answer: D Tyre squeal.
Explanation: If you drive around a corner too fast, the tyres begin to lose contact with the surface of the road, and this causes a squealing sound. If you continue driving in this way, you can lose control of the vehicle.
A The vehicle could be hit from behind.
B The vehicle could be overtaken.
C The vehicle's braking system could overheat.
D There will be no consequences as the vehicle's brake lights will come on.
Correct Answer: A The vehicle could be hit from behind.
Explanation: As well as reading the road ahead, you should also be aware of traffic travelling behind you. This will help you react correctly in a situation where you need to brake suddenly.
A A fault in the brake fluid system.
B A fault in the hand-brake cable.
C The parking brake is on.
D Worn brake pads.
Correct Answer: A A fault in the brake fluid system.
Explanation: If the brake pedal feels soft or spongy when pressed, it could indicate that the brake fluid level is low and there is a fault in the system. Each time a driver sets out on a journey, they should test the brakes. If a fault is detected, have it checked by a competent person. Drivers should check brake fluid levels regularly.