Managing Risk 3

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A It could damage the sidewalls.
B It could increase the air pressure.
C It could strengthen the sidewalls.
D It could wear the tread.
Correct Answer: A It could damage the sidewalls.
Explanation: Drivers should avoid hitting or mounting the kerb as it causes damage to the sidewalls of the tyre. The damage caused could cause the tyre to blow-out later. If this happens at high speed the driver may lose control of the vehicle with dangerous consequences.
2. What does this light mean? Please choose one answer
A The battery is not charging.
B The engine is over-heating.
C The gear box is over-heating.
D The oil level is too low.
Correct Answer: A The battery is not charging.
Explanation: If the battery warning light comes on whilst driving, it means there is some kind of problem with the electrical charging system of the vehicle and the battery is not being charged properly. The driver should get this checked by a professional as soon as possible. It is important to understand the meaning of your vehicles warning lights, information on which can be found in the vehicles handbook.
3. What does this light mean? Please choose one answer
A The headlight beam should be dipped.
B The high-beam headlights are switched on.
C The number plate light is faulty.
D The reversing light is switched on.
Correct Answer: B The high-beam headlights are switched on.
Explanation: All vehicles are fitted with warning lights to alert the driver to different things. This light comes on when the full beam headlights are turned on. It is important to understand the meaning of your vehicles warning lights, information on which can be found in the vehicles handbook.
4. What does this light mean? Please choose one answer
A Low battery fluid level.
B Low brake fluid level.
C Low engine coolant level.
D Low engine oil level.
Correct Answer: D Low engine oil level.
Explanation: If the engine oil warning light comes on, it means that the engine oil level/pressure has dropped. You should not drive the vehicle until the problem is fixed. If the light comes on while driving, pull over and stop in a safe place as soon as possible. It is important to understand the meaning of your vehicles warning lights, information on which can be found in the vehicles handbook.
5. What does this light mean? Please choose one answer
A Brake light bulb blown.
B Directional indicator on.
C Headlight bulb blown.
D Right-hand fog light on.
Correct Answer: B Directional indicator on.
Explanation: All vehicles are fitted with warning lights to alert you to different things. This light tells you that the directional indicator is on. If this light is still on after you have completed your manoeuvre, cancel it to avoid misleading other road users. It is important to understand the meaning of your vehicles warning lights, information on which can be found in the vehicles handbook.
A As far to the left as possible.
B As far to the right as possible.
C In the lane where the problem occurred.
D The nearest exit ramp.
Correct Answer: A As far to the left as possible.
Explanation: When a vehicle breaks down it is important to move as far in to the left as possible for the convenience of other road users and the safety of the vehicles occupants
A Call local radio station.
B Place a large object in the centre of the road.
C Stand in the road and wave arms.
D Use hazard lights.
Correct Answer: D Use hazard lights.
Explanation: If you arrive at the scene of a crash, find a safe place to stop so that you don't endanger yourself or others, warn other road users of the incident by using hazard lights.
Correct Answer: A 112
Explanation: If a driver arrives at or is involved in a crash it may be essential to obtain the assistance of the emergency services as a matter of urgency. The common European emergency number is 112 however in Ireland you may also use 999.
A National Roads Authority.
B National Safety Council.
C Road Safety Authority.
D The Gardaí.
Correct Answer: D The Gardaí.
Explanation: The emergency telephones at the side of a motorway are linked directly to An Garda Síochána in order for them to respond appropriately as soon as possible. The Gardaí know precisely the location of each call using these phones.
A If the person has broken bones.
B If the person is bleeding.
C If the person is cold.
D If the person needs CPR.
Correct Answer: D If the person needs CPR.
Explanation: If a person discovered lying in the road is not breathing, it may be essential to move them in order to safely carry out emergency CPR. It may also be necessary to move them under other circumstances but an urgent assessment of the situation should be carried out first.
A Accident.
B Airway.
C Arms.
D Assist.
Correct Answer: B Airway.
Explanation: In assessing a crash victims vital signs the following basic procedure should be used First check the victims Airway is clear, then check they are Breathing and then check their Circulation (ABC)
A Circulation.
B Coma.
C Coronary.
D Cough.
Correct Answer: A Circulation.
Explanation: In assessing a crash victims vital signs, the following basic procedure should be used: First check the victims Airway is clear, then check they are Breathing and then check their Circulation (ABC)
A Apply cold water to the burn.
B Apply grease to the burn.
C Apply warm water to the burn.
D Remove clothing covering the burn.
Correct Answer: A Apply cold water to the burn.
Explanation: When a person has been burned firstly check the person for shock, then try to cool the burn if you can. Try to find water or other liquid that is clean, cold and non-toxic to pour on it. The cool liquid may cool the affected area down and reduce damage. The person should be advised to seek medical advice as soon as possible.
A It should be fitted in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
B It should be left unsecured.
C It should be placed on a front passenger seat only.
D It should be placed on the floor.
Correct Answer: A It should be fitted in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Explanation: It is recommended to fit the child seat correctly, according to the manufacturers instructions, it is safer to fit the seat in the back seat of the car and to buy a child car seat only from a retailer who will check that it fits both the car and the child.
A When another vehicle is following too closely.
B When parked in the hard shoulder to take a phone call.
C When the vehicle has broken down.
D When towing another vehicle.
Correct Answer: C When the vehicle has broken down.
Explanation: Use the hazard warning lights to warn other road users of a danger ahead. For example, if your vehicle has broken down and is stopped on the hard shoulder, you can use the hazard warning lights to warn following vehicles of your presence.
A Ask a passenger to stand on the motorway to warn other traffic.
B Move the vehicle to the hard shoulder.
C Place a red warning triangle to the left of the vehicle.
D Turn on the full beam headlights.
Correct Answer: B Move the vehicle to the hard shoulder.
Explanation: Move the vehicle to the hard shoulder. Park as near to the left as possible. If this is not possible, take steps to warn other drivers, such as switching on the hazard warning lights.
A Ask a passenger to stand on the motorway to warn other traffic.
B Place a red warning triangle to the left of the vehicle.
C Turn on the full beam headlights.
D Wear a high visibility vest.
Correct Answer: D Wear a high visibility vest.
Explanation: Move the vehicle to the hard shoulder. Park as near to the left as possible. If this is not possible, take steps to warn other drivers, such as switching on the hazard warning lights. Wear a high visibility vest. Always carry at least two in the vehicle.