Safe and Responsible Driving 10

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A The driver is not allowed to turn right.
B The driver may turn right.
C The driver must allow the orange car to cross.
D The driver must turn left.
Correct Answer: B The driver may turn right.
Explanation: You may turn right if there no oncoming traffic but you should also be aware that there might be traffic emerging from the minor roads.
A Driving on the tracks can improve braking.
B Driving on the tracks can improve steering.
C Driving on the tracks can improve tyre grip.
D Driving on the tracks can reduce tyre grip.
Correct Answer: D Driving on the tracks can reduce tyre grip.
Explanation: Different road surfaces can affect your vehicles grip on the road and its stopping distances. You should be aware of this when driving on different surfaces.
A Because the required stopping distances is greater.
B Because tyre grip improves when wet.
C Because wheels rotate at a greater speed after rain.
D Because wheels rotate at a slower speed after rain.
Correct Answer: A Because the required stopping distances is greater.
Explanation: On a wet road surface, your tyres do not grip the road surface as well as in dry conditions and your required stopping distance is increased. Because of that you should slow down during or after rain and keep a greater distance from the vehicle in front.
A Continue to drive at the same speed.
B Drive closer to the left-hand side (nearside) and sound the horn.
C Keep a close eye on the children and be prepared to brake in good time.
D Speed up to pass the children quickly.
Correct Answer: C Keep a close eye on the children and be prepared to brake in good time.
Explanation: Because it is difficult to predict children's behaviour, you should always be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation or to stop.
A Be prepared for the boy setting off at any moment.
B Proceed as the boy is on the footpath.
C Slow down and beckon the boy to cross the road.
D Stop the car until the boy has moved off.
Correct Answer: A Be prepared for the boy setting off at any moment.
Explanation: Because it is difficult to predict children's behaviour, you should always be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation or to stop.
A The driver may turn right before the cyclist.
B The driver must allow the cyclist to proceed.
C The driver must allow the motorcyclist to proceed.
D The driver must stop and yield right of way to the other road users.
Correct Answer: B The driver must allow the cyclist to proceed.
Explanation: When you are turning right from a major road to a minor road, you must yield to oncoming traffic, and you should proceed only when it is safe to do so.
A A child could turn back to collect the ball from the roadway.
B The ball could damage your vehicle.
C The ball may burst after you have passed.
D The oncoming vehicle may swerve in your direction.
Correct Answer: A A child could turn back to collect the ball from the roadway.
Explanation: Because it is difficult to predict children's behaviour, you should always be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation and be prepared to stop.
A The cyclist must allow the other vehicles to proceed.
B The cyclist must proceed first.
C The driver may continue ahead with caution.
D The driver must allow the van to cross the junction.
Correct Answer: C The driver may continue ahead with caution.
Explanation: On approaching a crossroads you should check the road sign to see which traffic has priority and be prepared for emerging traffic from either side. Vehicles do not have an automatic right of way on the road. The overriding rule is to proceed with caution in all circumstances. .
A Drive on quickly in order not to delay following traffic.
B Maintain speed and not expect other children.
C Reduce speed and be prepared to stop as other children could follow.
D Sound the horn as a warning and proceed.
Correct Answer: C Reduce speed and be prepared to stop as other children could follow.
Explanation: You should always be aware of other road users especially children, who can be unpredictable and show no road sense. You should drive with extra care in areas where there are children about - for example, near schools, playgrounds and in residential areas.
10. In this situation who should wait? Please choose one answer
A Neither vehicle should wait.
B The driver behind the stopped van should wait.
C The oncoming vehicle must wait.
D Whichever vehicle is furthest away from the van.
Correct Answer: B The driver behind the stopped van should wait.
Explanation: When you are overtaking a parked vehicle or obstruction, you should yield to oncoming vehicles so that they don't have to slow down or take evasive action.
11. In this situation, who should wait? Please choose one answer
A Both drivers should wait.
B Neither driver should wait.
C The driver in the red car should wait.
D The driver on the main road should wait.
Correct Answer: C The driver in the red car should wait.
Explanation: A vehicle driving on the main road has priority over vehicles emerging from side roads. However, you must understand that the right of way is not an absolute right of way and you should be considerate of other road users at all times.
A Accelerate quickly to clear the crossing.
B Allow the pedestrian to cross the road.
C Continue ahead and overtake the blue van.
D Sound the horn and drive on.
Correct Answer: B Allow the pedestrian to cross the road.
Explanation: When approaching a zebra crossing, you must yield to pedestrians already on or about to cross the road.
A A dangerous right-hand bend ahead.
B A minor road to the left ahead.
C A minor road to the right ahead.
D A sharp dip in the road ahead.
Correct Answer: A A dangerous right-hand bend ahead.
Explanation: You should always read the road ahead and be prepared to react to changing traffic situations, in this case paying attention to the warning sign clearly indicating a right-hand bend ahead.
Correct Answer: C 3
Explanation: The correct position from which to turn right from a major road to a minor road is just left of centre. You should take up the correct position in good time and avoid cutting the corner or swan necking : that is going beyond the turning point as car 2 is in the picture.
Correct Answer: A 1
Explanation: The correct position from which to turn right from a minor road to a major road is just left of centre of the road. You should take up the correct position in good time and complete the turn by entering the left-hand side of the major road.
A It increases the danger of skidding.
B It increases tyre grip on the road.
C It increases visibility.
D It reduces the danger of skidding.
Correct Answer: A It increases the danger of skidding.
Explanation: When it is wet, your tyres do not grip the road surface as well as when it is dry, your stopping distance is increased and you are more likely to skid. For these reasons you should slow down during or after rain and keep a greater distance from the vehicle in front.
A The gaps between the stones helps road holding and grip is improved.
B The road surface is particularly even and tyre grip is improved.
C The road surface is uneven and road grip varies.
D The smoothness of the cobblestones helps to improve grip.
Correct Answer: C The road surface is uneven and road grip varies.
Explanation: Different road surfaces can affect your vehicles grip on the road and its stopping distances. You should be aware of this when driving on different surfaces.
A A vehicle door may open on either side of the street.
B Oncoming traffic as the driver overtakes the truck.
C The truck may be a left-hand drive vehicle.
D The truck may not have proper markings.
Correct Answer: A A vehicle door may open on either side of the street.
Explanation: When driving on a one-way street, you should be extra careful and should be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation.
A Oncoming traffic as the driver overtakes the truck.
B Pedestrians crossing between the vehicles.
C The truck may be a left-hand drive vehicle.
D The truck may not have proper markings.
Correct Answer: B Pedestrians crossing between the vehicles.
Explanation: When driving on a one-way street, you should be extra careful and be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation.
A Because a vehicle could come from the left.
B Because there is an increased danger of skidding.
C The vehicle coming from the right has the right of way.
D The vehicle coming from the right is not required to signal.
Correct Answer: B Because there is an increased danger of skidding.
Explanation: Where there are fallen leaves on the road surface, your tyres might have reduced grip on the road surface and your braking distances might be greater.
A Allow both cars to proceed.
B Allow the blue car to proceed.
C Allow the red car to proceed.
D Proceed ahead of both cars.
Correct Answer: C Allow the red car to proceed.
Explanation: When you are turning right from a main road into a side road, you must give way to oncoming traffic on the main road even if they are turning left into the same road.
A It is easier to see pedestrians because of the bright lights.
B Other vehicles do not need to use their head lights.
C Parking spaces may be difficult to notice.
D Traffic lights may be difficult to distinguish from the other bright lights.
Correct Answer: D Traffic lights may be difficult to distinguish from the other bright lights.
Explanation: When driving at night in an area where there is a variety of light sources, you need to be extra careful, as potential hazards might be more difficult to see.
A There may be a bus stop ahead.
B There may be a slow moving vehicle in your lane.
C There may be no road markings ahead.
D Traffic calming measures may apply.
Correct Answer: B There may be a slow moving vehicle in your lane.
Explanation: On the approach to the brow of a hill you should be extra careful and be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation.
A A high-sided vehicle may be approaching.
B A vehicle may be broken down.
C Safety cameras may be in operation.
D There may be a pelican crossing ahead.
Correct Answer: B A vehicle may be broken down.
Explanation: On the approach to the brow of a hill you should be extra careful and be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation.
A A high-sided vehicle may be approaching.
B There may be no road markings.
C There may be oncoming pedestrians.
D Traffic calming measures may apply.
Correct Answer: C There may be oncoming pedestrians.
Explanation: On the approach to the brow of a hill you should be extra careful and be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation.
A Safety cameras may be in operation.
B There may be a bus stop ahead.
C There may be livestock on the road.
D There may be no road markings.
Correct Answer: C There may be livestock on the road.
Explanation: On approach to the brow of a hill you should be extra careful and be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation.
A A high-sided vehicle may be approaching.
B There may be a pelican crossing ahead.
C There may be hedge-cutting taking place.
D Traffic calming measures may apply.
Correct Answer: C There may be hedge-cutting taking place.
Explanation: On the approach to the brow of a hill you should be extra careful and be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation.
A Only buses may use this road.
B The bus may be parked at a terminus.
C The bus may be towing a trailer.
D There may be a car hidden from view in front of the bus.
Correct Answer: D There may be a car hidden from view in front of the bus.
Explanation: On approach to an area with a restricted view you should be extra careful and be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation.
A Overtake the other vehicles quickly on the right-hand side.
B Slow down and allow the driver in front to change lanes.
C Take any lane as convenient.
D Take position in the right-hand lane even if proceeding straight ahead.
Correct Answer: B Slow down and allow the driver in front to change lanes.
Explanation: You should always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front especially when it is slowing down or stopping.
A Drive on because the oncoming traffic must wait.
B Give way only if you are towing a trailer or caravan.
C Increase speed in order to clear the bridge before the oncoming car.
D Reduce speed and stop if necessary.
Correct Answer: D Reduce speed and stop if necessary.
Explanation: When road priority is unclear you might have to yield to oncoming vehicles. Never drive a vehicle into an area that it might not be able to clear or where it could cause an obstruction or bottleneck.
A The cyclist must wait.
B The driver must wait.
C The pedestrian and the cyclist must wait.
D The pedestrian must wait.
Correct Answer: B The driver must wait.
Explanation: By law you must give way to other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, when you are entering or leaving a driveway.
32. What action should the driver take? Please choose one answer
A Proceed in front of the bus.
B Proceed in front of the cyclist.
C Signal the bus to proceed.
D Stop at the Stop line.
Correct Answer: D Stop at the Stop line.
Explanation: By law you must stop at a Stop line (or at a Stop sign if there is no Stop line), and wait for other traffic to clear before proceeding.
A Drive as close as possible to the vehicle.
B Overtake the vehicle in front.
C Pass the vehicle slowly by mounting the kerb on the left.
D Reduce speed and prepare to stop if necessary.
Correct Answer: D Reduce speed and prepare to stop if necessary.
Explanation: You should always read the road ahead and be prepared to react to the changing traffic situation as you approach junctions.
A By crossing the broken white line.
B By sounding the horn to warn the cyclist they intend to pass.
C By straddling both lines and keeping close to the cyclist.
D Overtake the cyclist, but without crossing any of the lines.
Correct Answer: A By crossing the broken white line.
Explanation: Where there are two lines in the centre of the road, you must obey the one closest to you. So, if the closest line is a broken white line, by law you may overtake, so long as it is safe to do so.
A Allow the cyclist to continue before turning left.
B Allow the van and cyclist to proceed.
C Turn left in front of the cyclist.
D Yield right of way to the van.
Correct Answer: A Allow the cyclist to continue before turning left.
Explanation: Do not overtake a cyclist as you approach a junction at which you are turning left. The cyclist might be continuing ahead. Cyclists are vulnerable road users and may be unstable in slow-moving traffic and at junctions. Give them more room.
A Drivers can only see the traffic coming against them.
B Drivers can only see the traffic in front of them.
C It may be difficult to make out poorly lit vehicles in the dark areas.
D Traffic lights will not be working.
Correct Answer: C It may be difficult to make out poorly lit vehicles in the dark areas.
Explanation: When you are driving along a poorly-lit street, you should take extra care and be prepared to react to hazards such as unlit parked vehicles.
A Proceed in front of the motorcycle and the bus.
B Stop at the line.
C Stop in front of the bus.
D Stop in front of the motorcycle.
Correct Answer: B Stop at the line.
Explanation: You must stop at the line where a junction is controlled by a Stop sign and Stop line. Do not proceed until it is safe to do so.
A That the vehicle being parked may move out without warning.
B That there may be a driveway at the point where the vehicle is parking.
C The driver may have to stop and assist the driver parking the vehicle.
D The vehicle may be parking at an area designated for loading.
Correct Answer: A That the vehicle being parked may move out without warning.
Explanation: When you approach a vehicle that is being parked on the roadway, you should be aware that its driver will probably be concentrating on parking the vehicle and may not be aware of moving out into the road to correct its position.
A Allow the cyclist heading straight on to pass.
B Increase speed to be able to complete the left turn before the cyclist.
C Overtake the cyclist on the left and complete the turn.
D Sound the horn to alert the cyclist to the car's presence.
Correct Answer: A Allow the cyclist heading straight on to pass.
Explanation: Do not overtake a cyclist as you approach a junction at which you are turning left. The cyclist might be continuing ahead. Cyclists are vulnerable road users and may be unstable in slow-moving traffic and at junctions. Give them more room.
40. What should the driver do? Please choose one answer
A The driver may turn left first.
B The driver must stop and yield to all traffic.
C The driver should allow the oncoming cyclist to turn first.
D The driver should allow the yellow car to proceed.
Correct Answer: D The driver should allow the yellow car to proceed.
Explanation: At a cross junction of equal importance the traffic approaching from the right has priority. It is important to understand that the right of way is not an absolute right. You must proceed with caution while showing regard for other road users.