Hazard Awareness Theory Test

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A On a diversion sign
B On a large goods vehicle
C On a motorway sign
D On a railway bridge
Correct Answer: B On a large goods vehicle
Explanation: These markers must be fitted to vehicles over 13 metres long, large goods vehicles, and rubbish skips placed in the road. They're reflective to make them easier to see in the dark.
A Parked cars around the corner
B The cyclist crossing the road
C Vehicles doing U-turns
D Vehicles turning right
Correct Answer: B The cyclist crossing the road
Explanation: Look at the picture carefully and try to imagine you're there. The cyclist in this picture appears to be trying to cross the road. You must be able to deal with the unexpected, especially when you're approaching a hazardous junction. Look well ahead to give yourself time to deal with any hazards.
A The car turning (arrowed D)
B The moving car (arrowed C)
C The parked car (arrowed A)
D The pedestrian waiting to cross (arrowed B)
Correct Answer: C The parked car (arrowed A)
Explanation: The car arrowed A is parked within the area marked by zigzag lines at the pedestrian crossing. Parking here is illegal. It also
  • blocks the view for pedestrians wishing to cross the road
  • restricts the view of the crossing for approaching traffic.

A Continue at the same speed
B Drive through quickly
C Slow down and get ready to stop
D Sound the horn
Correct Answer: C Slow down and get ready to stop
Explanation: Look well ahead to see whether any hazards are developing. This will give you more time to deal with them in the correct way. The man in the picture is clearly intending to cross the road. You should be travelling at a speed that allows you to check your mirror, slow down and stop in good time. You shouldn't have to brake harshly.
A Doors opening on parked cars
B Empty parking spaces
C The uneven road surface
D Traffic following behind
Correct Answer: A Doors opening on parked cars
Explanation: When passing parked cars, there's a risk that a driver or passenger may not check before opening the door into the road. A defensive driver will drive slowly and be looking for people who may be about to get out of their car.
A The road will bend sharply to the left
B The road will bend sharply to the right
C The road will go steeply downhill
D The road will go steeply uphill
Correct Answer: A The road will bend sharply to the left
Explanation: This sign indicates that the road will bend sharply to the left. Slow down in plenty of time and select the correct gear before you start to turn. Braking hard and late, while also sharply changing direction, is likely to cause a skid.
A Flash your headlights at the cyclist
B Rev your engine so the cyclist knows you're following behind
C Slow down and allow the cyclist to turn
D Try to overtake before the cyclist gets to the junction
Correct Answer: C Slow down and allow the cyclist to turn
Explanation: Keep well back and give the cyclist time and room to turn safely. Don't intimidate them by getting too close or trying to squeeze past.
A The footpath is narrow
B The kerbs are high
C The road surface is poor
D The view is restricted
Correct Answer: D The view is restricted
Explanation: You may have to pull forward slowly until you can see up and down the road. Be aware that the traffic approaching the junction can't see you either. If you don't know that it's clear, don't go.
Correct Answer: B Buses
Explanation: A bus or high-sided lorry will have to take a position in the centre of the road to clear the bridge. There's normally a sign to show this. Look well ahead, past the bridge and be ready to stop and give way to large oncoming vehicles.
A Bicycle
B Car
C Lorry
D Motorcycle
Correct Answer: C Lorry
Explanation: The highest point of the bridge is in the centre, so a large vehicle might have to move to the centre of the road to have enough room to pass safely under the bridge.
A Stop behind the line, then edge forward to see clearly
B Stop beyond the line, at a point where you can see clearly
C Stop only if there's traffic on the main road
D Stop only if you're turning right
Correct Answer: A Stop behind the line, then edge forward to see clearly
Explanation: The 'stop' sign has been put here because the view into the main road is poor. You must stop because it won't be possible to take proper observation while you're moving.
A Flash your lights to show your annoyance
B Ignore the error and stay calm
C Overtake as soon as possible
D Sound your horn to show your annoyance
Correct Answer: B Ignore the error and stay calm
Explanation: Be tolerant if a vehicle emerges and you have to brake quickly. Anyone can make a mistake, so don't react aggressively. Be alert where there are side roads and be especially careful where there are parked vehicles, because these can make it difficult for emerging drivers to see you.
A They won't be able to obtain car insurance
B They won't signal at junctions
C They'll need glasses to read road signs
D They'll take longer to react to hazards
Correct Answer: D They'll take longer to react to hazards
Explanation: As people age, their reaction time gets slower. The rate of decline varies from person to person but you can expect them to take longer to react to a hazard and they may be hesitant in some situations - for example, at a junction.
A No, only fuel stops will be needed
B No, you'll be less tired if you get there as soon as possible
C Yes, regular stops help concentration
D Yes, you should plan to stop every half an hour
Correct Answer: C Yes, regular stops help concentration
Explanation: Try to plan your journey so that you can take rest stops. It's recommended that you take a break of at least 15 minutes after every two hours of driving or riding. This should help to maintain your concentration.
A Go over it carefully
B Go over it quickly
C Stop before the barrier
D Switch on your hazard warning lights
Correct Answer: C Stop before the barrier
Explanation: At level crossings, the red lights flash before and while the barrier is down. At most crossings, an amber light will precede the red lights. You must stop behind the white line unless you've already crossed it when the amber light comes on. Don't be tempted to zigzag around half-barriers.
A Be prepared to brake sharply to a stop
B Be prepared to stop for any traffic
C Brake and stop only for large vehicles
D Brake sharply to a stop before looking
Correct Answer: B Be prepared to stop for any traffic
Explanation: When approaching a junction where the traffic lights have failed, you should proceed with caution. Treat the situation as an unmarked junction and be prepared to stop.
A Quickly drive behind the pedestrian in the road
B Tell the pedestrian in the road she shouldn't have crossed
C Wait for the pedestrian in the road to cross
D Wave towards the pedestrians who are waiting to cross
Correct Answer: C Wait for the pedestrian in the road to cross
Explanation: Some people might take a long time to cross the road. They may be older or have a disability. Be patient and don't hurry them by showing your impatience. If pedestrians are standing at the side of the road, don't signal or wave them to cross. Other road users might not have seen your signal and this could lead the pedestrians into a hazardous situation.
A Accelerate quickly to overtake before reaching the junction
B Only consider overtaking when you're past the junction
C Overtake after checking your mirrors and signalling
D Slow down and prepare to overtake on the left
Correct Answer: B Only consider overtaking when you're past the junction
Explanation: You should never overtake as you approach a junction. If a vehicle emerged from the junction while you were overtaking, a dangerous situation could develop very quickly.
A Be prepared to give way to large vehicles in the middle of the road
B Find another route; this one is only for high vehicles
C Move across to the right-hand side before going through
D Move out to the centre of the road before going through
Correct Answer: A Be prepared to give way to large vehicles in the middle of the road
Explanation: Oncoming large vehicles may need to move to the middle of the road to pass safely under the bridge. There won't be enough room for you to continue, so you should be ready to stop and wait.
A They give a wider field of vision
B They make it easier to judge the speed of the traffic behind
C They make the traffic behind look bigger
D They totally cover blind spots
Correct Answer: A They give a wider field of vision
Explanation: Although a convex mirror gives a wide view of the scene behind, you should be aware that it won't show you everything behind or to the side of your vehicle. Before you move off, you'll need to look over your shoulder to check for anything not visible in the mirrors.
A Approach with care and overtake on the left of the lorry
B Cautiously approach the lorry, then overtake on either side
C Follow the lorry until you can leave the motorway
D Use the right-hand lane and overtake the lorry normally
Correct Answer: A Approach with care and overtake on the left of the lorry
Explanation: This sign is found on slow-moving or stationary works vehicles. If you wish to overtake it, do so on the left, as indicated. Be aware that there might be workmen in the area.
A Flash your lights to alert the driver
B Overtake on the left if there's room
C Sound your horn before overtaking
D Stay behind and don't overtake
Correct Answer: D Stay behind and don't overtake
Explanation: Be cautious and don't attempt to overtake. The driver may be unsure of the location of a junction and may turn suddenly.
A Glare from the sun may affect the driver's vision
B Oncoming vehicles will assume the driver is turning right
C The black car may stop suddenly
D The bus may move out into the road
Correct Answer: D The bus may move out into the road
Explanation: If you can do so safely, give way to buses signalling to move off at bus stops. Try to anticipate the actions of other road users around you. The driver of the red car should be prepared for the bus pulling out. As you approach a bus stop, look to see how many passengers are waiting to board. If the last one has just got on, the bus is likely to move off.
A A broken-down vehicle
B A private ambulance
C A school bus
D An ice-cream van
Correct Answer: C A school bus
Explanation: Buses which carry children to and from school may stop at places other than scheduled bus stops. Be aware that they might pull over at any time to allow children to get on or off. This will normally be when traffic is heavy during rush hour.
A Children running out between vehicles
B Glare from the sun
C Lack of road markings
D Large goods vehicles
Correct Answer: A Children running out between vehicles
Explanation: On roads where there are many parked vehicles, you might not be able to see children between parked cars and they may run out into the road without looking.
A The cyclist may get off and push their bicycle
B The cyclist may move to the left and dismount
C The cyclist may swerve into the road
D The cyclist may wish to turn right at the end of the road
Correct Answer: C The cyclist may swerve into the road
Explanation: When following a cyclist, be aware that they have to deal with the hazards around them. They may wobble or swerve to avoid a pothole in the road or see a potential hazard and change direction suddenly. Don't follow them too closely or rev your engine impatiently.
A Follow them, flashing your headlights
B Gesture to them with your hand
C Shout abusive language
D Stop and take a break
Correct Answer: D Stop and take a break
Explanation: If you feel yourself becoming tense or upset, stop in a safe place and take a break. Tiredness can make things worse and may cause a different reaction to upsetting situations.
A At a reduced speed
B At the speed limit
C In the centre of the road
D With headlights on dipped beam
Correct Answer: A At a reduced speed
Explanation: Traffic-calming measures such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings are intended to slow drivers down to protect vulnerable road users. Don't speed up until you reach the end of the traffic-calmed zone.
A Because it's hard to see to the right
B Because of animals crossing
C Because of approaching traffic
D Because of the level crossing
Correct Answer: D Because of the level crossing
Explanation: You should be slowing down and selecting the correct gear in case you have to stop at the level crossing. Look for the signals and be prepared to stop if necessary.
A To help you select the correct lane in good time
B To prevent you from changing lanes
C To restrict the flow of traffic
D To warn of oncoming traffic
Correct Answer: A To help you select the correct lane in good time
Explanation: The names of towns and cities may be painted on the road at busy junctions and complex road systems. They guide you into the correct lane in good time, allowing traffic to flow more freely.
A Traffic can overtake on the left
B Traffic can travel faster in poor weather conditions
C Traffic in both directions can use the middle lane to overtake
D Traffic uses the middle lane for emergencies only
Correct Answer: C Traffic in both directions can use the middle lane to overtake
Explanation: If you intend to overtake, you must consider that approaching traffic could be planning the same manoeuvre. When you've considered the situation and decided it's safe, indicate your intentions early. This will show the approaching traffic that you intend to pull out.
A A doctor on call
B A fire engine
C A tractor
D An ambulance
Correct Answer: C A tractor
Explanation: An amber flashing beacon on a vehicle indicates that it's moving slowly or stopped and a possible hazard. Look well ahead on a dual carriageway and you should be able to see and respond to these vehicles in good time.
A Go ahead
B Stop
C Turn left
D Turn right
Correct Answer: B Stop
Explanation: Police officers may need to direct traffic; for example, at a junction where the traffic lights have broken down. Check your copy of The Highway Code for the signals that they use.
A People may cross the road in front of it
B The road surface will be slippery
C There are driveways on the left
D There's a zebra crossing ahead
Correct Answer: A People may cross the road in front of it
Explanation: A bus at a bus stop can hide pedestrians who might try to cross the road just in front of it. Drive at a speed that will enable you to respond safely if you have to.
A Approaching a junction
B On a one-way street
C On a single carriageway
D Travelling up a long hill
Correct Answer: A Approaching a junction
Explanation: You should overtake only when it's really necessary and you can see it's clear ahead. Look out for road signs and markings that show it's illegal or would be unsafe to overtake; for example, approaching junctions or bends. In many cases, overtaking is unlikely to significantly improve your journey time.
A Your ability to judge speed will be reduced
B Your awareness of danger will be improved
C Your confidence will be reduced
D Your reactions will be faster
Correct Answer: A Your ability to judge speed will be reduced
Explanation: Alcohol will severely reduce your ability to drive or ride safely and there are serious consequences if you're caught over the drink-drive limit. It's known that alcohol can
  • affect your judgement
  • cause overconfidence
  • reduce coordination and control.

A Cycle path
B Edge of the carriageway
C Footpath on the left
D Traffic lights ahead
Correct Answer: B Edge of the carriageway
Explanation: The continuous white line shows the edge of the carriageway. It can be especially useful when visibility is restricted, such as at night or in bad weather. It's discontinued in some places; for example, at junctions, lay-bys, entrances or other openings.
A A steady amber light
B Both half-barriers down
C One half-barrier down
D Twin flashing red lights
Correct Answer: A A steady amber light
Explanation: The steady amber light will be followed by twin flashing red lights that mean you must stop. An alarm will also sound to alert you to the fact that a train is approaching.
A Allow the cyclist time and room
B Tap your horn and drive through first
C Try to move off before the cyclist
D Turn right but give the cyclist room
Correct Answer: A Allow the cyclist time and room
Explanation: Hold back and allow the cyclist to move off. Some junctions have special areas marked across the front of the traffic lane. These allow cyclists to wait for the lights to change and move off ahead of other traffic.
A Check for bicycles on your left
B Check your right mirror
C Move out to the right
D Move up closer to the car ahead
Correct Answer: A Check for bicycles on your left
Explanation: If you've been in a queue of traffic and are about to turn left, check your nearside for cyclists as they often filter past on the nearside of slow-moving or stationary vehicles.
A A low bridge is ahead
B A staggered junction is ahead
C The road narrows ahead
D The road surface changes ahead
Correct Answer: B A staggered junction is ahead
Explanation: Traffic could be turning off or pulling out ahead of you, to the left or right. Vehicles turning left will be slowing down before the junction, and any vehicles turning right may have to stop to allow oncoming traffic to clear. Be prepared for this, as you might have to slow down or stop behind them.
A Traffic speed will increase
B Traffic will move into the left-hand lane
C Traffic will move into the right-hand lane
D Traffic won't need to change position
Correct Answer: B Traffic will move into the left-hand lane
Explanation: Be courteous and allow the traffic to merge into the left-hand lane.
A The two left lanes are open
B The two right lanes are open
C Traffic in the left lanes should stop
D Traffic in the right lanes should stop
Correct Answer: A The two left lanes are open
Explanation: On some busy roads, lane control signals are used to vary the number of lanes available to give priority to the main traffic flow. A green arrow indicates that the lane is available to traffic facing the signal. A white diagonal arrow means that the lane is closed ahead and traffic should move to the next lane on the left. A red cross means that the lane is closed to traffic facing the signal.
A Avoid mixing your alcoholic drinks
B Don't drink any alcohol at all
C Eat a hot meal with your alcoholic drinks
D Have some milk before drinking alcohol
Correct Answer: B Don't drink any alcohol at all
Explanation: Alcohol will stay in your body for several hours and may make you unfit to drive later in the day. Drinking during the day will also affect your performance at work or study.
A Driving licence
B Insurance premiums
C Road fund licence
D Vehicle test certificate
Correct Answer: B Insurance premiums
Explanation: You've shown that you're a risk to yourself and others on the road. For this reason, insurance companies may charge you a higher premium.
A Drive home carefully and slowly
B Go home by public transport
C Have a strong cup of coffee and then drive home
D Wait a short while and then drive home
Correct Answer: B Go home by public transport
Explanation: Drinking black coffee or waiting a few hours won't make any difference. Alcohol takes time to leave the body. A driver who has been drinking should go home by public transport or taxi. They might even be unfit to drive the following morning.
A Ask someone to come with you
B Avoid driving and check with your doctor
C Drive on quiet roads
D Only drive if your journey is necessary
Correct Answer: B Avoid driving and check with your doctor
Explanation: You aren't fit to drive if you're taking medicine that makes you drowsy. Check with your doctor if you're unsure. You mustn't put other road users, your passengers or yourself at risk.
A Avoid driving on motorways
B Get someone else to drive
C Never drive at more than 30 mph
D Only drive if someone is with you
Correct Answer: B Get someone else to drive
Explanation: You shouldn't drive if you're taking medicine that could cause you to feel drowsy at the wheel. Ask someone else to drive or, if that isn't possible, find another way to get home.
A See your doctor each time before you drive
B Stop driving until you're fit to drive again
C Take all your medicines with you when you drive
D Take smaller doses of any medicines
Correct Answer: B Stop driving until you're fit to drive again
Explanation: Only drive if you're fit to do so. Driving when you're ill or taking some medicines can affect your concentration and judgement. It may also cause you to become drowsy or even fall asleep.
A Close the car windows to help you concentrate
B Continue with your journey but drive more slowly
C Stop and rest as soon as possible
D Turn the heater up to keep you warm and comfortable
Correct Answer: C Stop and rest as soon as possible
Explanation: You'll be putting other road users at risk if you continue to drive when you're drowsy. Pull over and stop in a safe place for a rest. Caffeinated drinks and a short nap can temporarily help counter sleepiness. If you're driving a long distance, think about finding some accommodation so you can rest for longer before continuing your journey.
A Close all your windows and set the heating to warm
B Increase your speed and turn up the radio volume
C Leave the motorway at the next exit and rest
D Pull up on the hard shoulder and change drivers
Correct Answer: C Leave the motorway at the next exit and rest
Explanation: If you feel yourself becoming tired or sleepy, you should leave the motorway at the next exit or services and stop for a rest. If you have to drive a long way, leave earlier and plan your journey to include rest stops. That way, you're less likely to become tired while driving and you'll still arrive in good time.
A Drive home if you can stay awake for the journey
B Drive home, but take a tablet for headaches
C Wait for a short time, then drive home slowly
D Wait until you're fit and well before driving
Correct Answer: D Wait until you're fit and well before driving
Explanation: All of your concentration should be on your driving. Any pain you feel will distract you, and you should avoid driving when drowsy. The safest course of action is to wait until you've rested and are feeling better before starting your journey.
A Complete the journey without stopping
B Eat a large meal before driving
C Play loud music in the car
D Take regular refreshment breaks
Correct Answer: D Take regular refreshment breaks
Explanation: Long-distance driving can be boring. This, coupled with a stuffy, warm vehicle, can make you feel tired and sleepy. Make sure you take rest breaks to help you stay awake and alert. Stop in a safe place before you get to the stage of fighting sleep.
A Ask your friend if taking the medicine affected their driving
B Check the label to see if the medicine will affect your driving
C Drink some strong coffee one hour before driving
D Drive a short distance to see if the medicine is affecting your driving
Correct Answer: B Check the label to see if the medicine will affect your driving
Explanation: If you've taken medicine, never drive without first checking what the side effects might be; they might affect your judgement and perception, and therefore endanger lives.
A Continue and find another route
B Reverse into a driveway
C Reverse out of the road
D Turn around in a side road
Correct Answer: A Continue and find another route
Explanation: Never reverse or turn your vehicle around in a one-way street. It's illegal and could even cause a collision. If you've taken a wrong turn, carry on along the one-way street and find another route, checking the direction signs as you drive. Stop in a safe place if you need to check a map.
A Looking at road maps
B Looking in your door mirror
C Switching on your demister
D Using your windscreen washers
Correct Answer: A Looking at road maps
Explanation: Looking at road maps while driving is very dangerous. If you aren't sure of your route, stop in a safe place and check the map. You must not allow anything to take your attention away from the road while you're driving.
A Drive through as you have priority
B Move to the opposite side of the road
C Sound your horn and be prepared to stop
D Speed up and drive through quickly
Correct Answer: C Sound your horn and be prepared to stop
Explanation: White lights at the rear of a car show that the driver has selected reverse gear. The driver is hidden from view so can't see you approaching. Sound your horn to warn of your presence, and be ready to stop if the car reverses into your path.
A Calm down
B Have an alcoholic drink
C Open a window
D Turn on your radio
Correct Answer: A Calm down
Explanation: If you're feeling upset or angry, you'll find it much more difficult to concentrate on your driving. You should wait until you've calmed down before starting a journey.
A There are no footpaths
B There are roadworks ahead of you
C There are solid white lines on either side
D There's a broken white line in the centre
Correct Answer: B There are roadworks ahead of you
Explanation: Look well ahead and read any road signs as you drive. They're there to inform you of what's ahead. In this case, you may need to slow down and change direction. Check your mirrors so you know what's happening around you before you change speed or direction.
A Brake firmly
B Flash your lights
C Keep a safe gap
D Sound the horn
Correct Answer: C Keep a safe gap
Explanation: If another vehicle cuts in sharply, ease off the accelerator and drop back to allow a safe separation distance. Try not to overreact by braking sharply or swerving, as you could lose control. If vehicles behind you are too close or unprepared, it could lead to a crash.
A Borrow a friend's glasses and use those
B Drive home at night, so that the lights will help you
C Drive home slowly, keeping to quiet roads
D Find a way of getting home without driving
Correct Answer: D Find a way of getting home without driving
Explanation: If you need to wear glasses for driving, it's illegal to drive without them. You must be able to see clearly when you're driving.
A It improves judgement skills
B It increases concentration
C It increases confidence
D It leads to faster reactions
Correct Answer: C It increases confidence
Explanation: Alcohol can increase confidence to a point where your driving behaviour might become 'out of character'. Sensible behaviour might change to risk-taking behaviour. Never let yourself or your friends get into this situation.
A Drug companies want customer feedback on their products
B Some types of medicine can affect your ability to drive safely
C The medicine you take may affect your hearing
D You may have to let your insurance company know about the medicine
Correct Answer: B Some types of medicine can affect your ability to drive safely
Explanation: Always check the label or information leaflet for any medication you take. The medicine might affect your driving. If you aren't sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
A Only at night time
B Only in bad weather conditions
C When you think it's necessary
D Whenever you're driving
Correct Answer: D Whenever you're driving
Explanation: Have your eyesight tested before you start your practical training. Then, throughout your driving life, have checks periodically, as your vision may change.
A Bifocal
B Half-moon
C Round
D Tinted
Correct Answer: D Tinted
Explanation: If you're driving at night or in poor visibility, tinted lenses will reduce the efficiency of your vision by reducing the amount of light reaching your eyes.
A Busy roads
B Drugs
C Tinted windows
D Weather conditions
Correct Answer: B Drugs
Explanation: Both recreational drugs and prescribed medicine can affect your concentration. It's also an offence to drive with certain drugs in your body and a positive test could lead to a conviction.
A Tell the driver licensing authority
B Tell the police
C Tell your doctor
D Tell your optician
Correct Answer: A Tell the driver licensing authority
Explanation: Having very poor eyesight will have a serious effect on your ability to drive safely. If you can't meet the driver's eyesight requirements, you must tell DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland).
A When warning oncoming traffic that you intend to stop
B When you're double-parked on a two-way road
C When your direction indicators aren't working
D When your vehicle has broken down and is causing an obstruction
Correct Answer: D When your vehicle has broken down and is causing an obstruction
Explanation: Hazard warning lights are an important safety feature and should be used if you've broken down and are causing an obstruction. Don't use them as an excuse to park illegally. You may also use them on motorways to warn traffic behind you of danger ahead.
A Approach slowly and edge out until you can see more clearly
B Build up your speed so that you can emerge quickly
C Stay well back and wait to see if anything comes
D Stop and apply the parking brake even if the road is clear
Correct Answer: A Approach slowly and edge out until you can see more clearly
Explanation: You should slow right down, and stop if necessary, at any junction where your view is restricted. Edge forward until you can see properly. Only then can you decide whether it's safe to go.
A To accelerate quickly
B To brake progressively
C To engage cruise control
D To improve fuel economy
Correct Answer: A To accelerate quickly
Explanation: Kick down' selects a lower gear, enabling the vehicle to accelerate faster.
A Allow a two-second separation gap
B Be aware of spray reducing your vision
C Move into a lane that has less spray
D Switch your headlights onto main beam
Correct Answer: B Be aware of spray reducing your vision
Explanation: The usual two-second time gap increases to four seconds when the roads are wet. If you stay well back, you’ll
  • be able to see past the vehicle
  • be out of the spray thrown up by the lorry’s tyres
  • give yourself more time to stop if the need arises
  • increase your chances of being seen by the lorry driver.

A A vehicle overtaking you
B Mud on the road
C Pedestrians walking towards you
D The road getting narrower
Correct Answer: C Pedestrians walking towards you
Explanation: Pedestrians walking on a road with no pavement should walk against the direction of the traffic. You can't see around this bend and if pedestrians are in the road you need to be able to deal with the situation safely. Always keep this in mind and give yourself time to react if a hazard does appear.
A Accelerate past the vehicles in the left-hand lane
B Move across and continue in the right-hand lane
C Pull up on the left-hand verge
D Slow down, keeping a safe separation distance
Correct Answer: D Slow down, keeping a safe separation distance
Explanation: Allow the traffic to merge into the left-hand lane. Leave enough room so that you can maintain a safe separation distance, even if vehicles pull in ahead of you.
A When driving on a motorway to warn traffic behind of a hazard ahead
B When warning oncoming traffic that you intend to stop
C When you're double-parked on a two-way road
D When your direction indicators aren't working
Correct Answer: A When driving on a motorway to warn traffic behind of a hazard ahead
Explanation: Hazard warning lights are an important safety feature. Use them when driving on a motorway to warn traffic behind you of danger ahead. You should also use them if your vehicle has broken down and is causing an obstruction.
A Checking for traffic in your interior mirror
B Looking for traffic behind you
C Making eye contact with other road users
D Reflections of traffic in windows
Correct Answer: D Reflections of traffic in windows
Explanation: You must be completely sure it's safe to emerge. Try to look for traffic through the windows of the parked cars or in the reflections in windows. Keep looking in all directions as you slowly edge forwards until you can see it's safe.
A Always drive accompanied
B Avoid using motorways
C Inform the licensing authority
D Inform your local police
Correct Answer: C Inform the licensing authority
Explanation: You must tell DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland) if your health is likely to affect your ability to drive. The licensing authority will investigate your situation and then make a decision on whether you're fit enough to drive safely.
A To allow the bus to reverse
B To allow vehicles to enter and emerge
C To allow vehicles to make a U-turn
D To allow vehicles to park
Correct Answer: B To allow vehicles to enter and emerge
Explanation: You should always try to keep junctions clear. If you're in queuing traffic, make sure that when you stop you leave enough space for traffic to flow in and out of the junction.
A Open a window and stop as soon as it's safe and legal
B Slow down and let other drivers overtake
C Speed up to arrive at your destination sooner
D Stop on the hard shoulder for a sleep
Correct Answer: A Open a window and stop as soon as it's safe and legal
Explanation: Never stop on the hard shoulder to rest. If there's no service area for several miles, leave the motorway at the next exit and find somewhere safe and legal to pull over.