LGV Theory Test: Restricted View

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Correct Answer: C Parking
Explanation: Sitting in a high cab doesn't always give you all-round visibility. Other road users might assume that you can see them and position themselves out of sight close to your vehicle. Making good use of any extra mirrors can help prevent dangerous incidents, especially when parking.
A The site should be level
B The site should be made of concrete
C The site should be sheltered
D The site should have marked parking bays
Correct Answer: A The site should be level
Explanation: Check that the ground is firm and level before you uncouple the trailer. If you need to, place a heavy plank under the legs to distribute the weight and stop the legs sinking into the ground. Don't park illegally. Make sure that your unattended trailer isn't blocking access for others.
A Check the blind spots before you start moving
B Move off when there's no oncoming traffic
C Only use your mirrors after you've started moving
D Start to signal when you've started moving
Correct Answer: A Check the blind spots before you start moving
Explanation: Because the body of your vehicle is designed to take loads, your view around it will be restricted. Take extra care to look well out of the window to check the blind spots. Don't forget to check all the mirrors. Check ahead and signal, if necessary, before moving off.
A It's a closed junction
B There are bollards in the middle of the road
C There's a grass verge on the left
D There's a motorcycle on the left
Correct Answer: D There's a motorcycle on the left
Explanation: Make sure that you signal in good time, so that the motorcyclist behind you knows your intention. You may have to position yourself wide in order to negotiate the junction. Be aware that the motorcyclist may see this as an opportunity to filter through on your nearside. Check your left-hand mirror carefully before you start to turn.
A Brake hard to a stop and wave it out
B Brake smoothly and allow it to emerge
C Drive on; you're on the major road
D Turn left to give it a clear view
Correct Answer: B Brake smoothly and allow it to emerge
Explanation: Good forward planning will allow you to deal safely with this situation. You need to assess how your actions will affect other road users. Acting on impulse can have disastrous consequences.
A Get someone to guide you into the bay
B Open your door and lean well out while reversing
C Reverse into the bay until your bumper touches the end wall
D Use an audible warning signal while reversing
Correct Answer: A Get someone to guide you into the bay
Explanation: Don't take chances when reversing in a confined space. It's too easy to crush or kill someone without knowing they're in danger. If in doubt, get help from a reliable person.
A The motorcyclist from the right passing the parked van
B The pedestrians on the footpath by the main road
C The vehicles behind on the minor road
D The vehicles coming from the left along the main road
Correct Answer: A The motorcyclist from the right passing the parked van
Explanation: Parked vehicles near junctions can hide smaller road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists. Double-check before emerging with a large vehicle. If in doubt, move forward slowly into a position where you can safely have another look.
A In a factory entrance
B In a motorway service area
C In dock-authority areas
D On the road
Correct Answer: D On the road
Explanation: Goods vehicles exceeding 2500 kg laden weight must always have their parking lights switched on when they're parked on the road at night. This includes parking in lay-bys: other drivers entering the lay-by must be able to see the vehicle.
A After driving over a pedestrian crossing
B Before climbing a steep hill
C When driving round sharp bends
D When traffic is merging from the right or left
Correct Answer: D When traffic is merging from the right or left
Explanation: The size and design of some cabs can create blind spots. This is especially true of a sleeper cab. A quick sideways glance might show something you can't see in your mirrors, especially when traffic is merging.
A It increases your blind spots
B It increases your view in the left-hand mirror
C It increases your view in the right-hand mirror
D It increases your view of the road ahead
Correct Answer: A It increases your blind spots
Explanation: A sleeper cab can create extra blind spots. Look out for vehicles just to the rear offside and nearside of your cab - they could soon become hidden in your blind spots.
A The 'give way' lines
B The hazard line
C The motorcyclist
D The road surface
Correct Answer: C The motorcyclist
Explanation: Indicate your intentions in good time, so that both the motorcyclist and pedestrians know you plan to turn right. You should note all potential hazards and keep checking as you turn.
A The distance of the following vehicle
B The exhaust to check for emissions
C The front wheel in relation to the kerb
D The rear of the vehicle when reversing
Correct Answer: C The front wheel in relation to the kerb
Explanation: This mirror is specifically positioned so that the driver can see the position of the front nearside wheel in relation to the kerb. Use it when pulling in to park alongside the kerb or when you have to move close to the left in normal driving.
A Behind, over your left shoulder
B Behind, over your right shoulder
C The nearside mirror
D The offside mirror
Correct Answer: C The nearside mirror
Explanation: Before you make a turn or a change of direction, however slight, you should always check the mirrors. If you intend to turn left, check your left-hand (nearside) mirror first.
A Behind, over your left shoulder
B Behind, over your right shoulder
C The nearside mirror
D The offside mirror
Correct Answer: D The offside mirror
Explanation: If you intend to turn right, check your right-hand (offside) mirror first. All of your mirrors should be properly adjusted to give a clear view around and behind your vehicle. They should be kept clean at all times and shouldn't be cracked or broken.
A Extend your right arm out of the window
B Just use the offside mirror and move away quickly
C Signal right with indicator and arm together
D Use your mirrors and look behind
Correct Answer: D Use your mirrors and look behind
Explanation: To make sure it's safe, you must use the mirrors well before you make any manoeuvre. For example, you need to use them before moving off, turning, overtaking, slowing or stopping, opening a door, or changing direction, lanes or speed.
A After passing cars parked on the left
B As a final check before turning right
C Before moving into the lane on your right
D When getting out of your cab on the driver's side
Correct Answer: A After passing cars parked on the left
Explanation: As you pass pedestrians or vehicles on your left, you should use your nearside mirror and check that you've passed them safely. You need to allow a good safety margin before you move back to the left.
A Manoeuvre, signal, mirrors
B Manoeuvre, speed, mirrors
C Mirrors, signal, manoeuvre
D Mirrors, speed, manoeuvre
Correct Answer: C Mirrors, signal, manoeuvre
Explanation: Always use the MSM routine when you're approaching a hazard.
M - Mirrors: check the position of the traffic behind you..
S - Signal: signal your intention to slow down or change course in good time..
M - Manoeuvre: a manoeuvre is any change in position, from slowing or stopping the vehicle to turning off a busy road.
A Contraflow bus and cycle lane
B No buses or cycles
C Priority to buses or cycles
D With-flow bus and cycle lane
Correct Answer: D With-flow bus and cycle lane
Explanation: Some lanes are set aside for certain types of vehicle. Signs and road markings show the authorised vehicles in words or pictures. There's usually also a sign showing the times that the lane is in operation. Some lanes might only be in operation for a short time. Check the sign and only use the lane if you're allowed to do so.
A Adjust your seat properly
B Have a sun visor fitted
C Keep your lights clean
D Keep your windows open
Correct Answer: A Adjust your seat properly
Explanation: You must make sure that you adjust the seat so that you're able to reach all the controls and see in all the mirrors before you start to drive any vehicle. You should also be able to lean out of the window and check your offside blind spots.
A At any time of the day or night
B Between 11.30 pm and 7.00 am
C Between 7.00 am and 11.30 pm
D During daylight hours only
Correct Answer: C Between 7.00 am and 11.30 pm
Explanation: Some vehicles are fitted with an audible warning device that sounds when the vehicle is being reversed. As these devices make a loud noise, they shouldn't be used between 11.30 pm and 7.00 am in a built-up area. Audible warning devices are an effective safety feature, but they don't take away the need to use effective observation around the vehicle before and while reversing.
A Your view ahead will be increased
B Your view ahead will be reduced
C Your view of following drivers will be increased
D Your view of following drivers will be reduced
Correct Answer: B Your view ahead will be reduced
Explanation: The closer you are to the vehicle in front, the less you'll be able to see of the road ahead. You must be aware at all times that you won't be able to see all around your vehicle. This is why you must have an excellent mirror routine and constantly update yourself on what's going on around you.
A They always ride in the gutter
B They can be hidden in blind spots
C They ride with their headlights on
D They wear bright clothing
Correct Answer: B They can be hidden in blind spots
Explanation: When driving large vehicles, windscreen pillars and large mirrors can easily create blind spots as you look left and right at junctions. Altering your body position slightly while looking into the new road can give you an improved view of the traffic. If in doubt, look again and reassess the situation. Don't take chances.
A Someone may be overtaking you
B There may be pedestrians stepping off the kerb
C You need to check your position
D Your rear view to the left is blocked
Correct Answer: A Someone may be overtaking you
Explanation: Driving a large vehicle will sometimes require you to position your vehicle well to the left before making a tight right turn. Inexperienced drivers or riders may not realise your intentions and may try to overtake you. Make sure you signal in good time and make a final mirror check before committing yourself to the turn.
A The interior mirror
B The left-hand mirror
C The overtaking mirror
D The right-hand mirror
Correct Answer: B The left-hand mirror
Explanation: When making a left turn with a long vehicle, you may have to adopt an unusual position, well over to the centre of the road. Always signal your intentions in good time, and make good use of the mirrors, especially the left-hand one. Be alert for less experienced road users putting themselves in danger by coming up on your nearside.
A Cyclists on your left
B Pedestrians on the opposite kerb
C Solid white lines in the centre of the road
D Vehicles directly behind you
Correct Answer: A Cyclists on your left
Explanation: You should always check your nearside mirror before any change of direction. Be alert for cyclists and motorcyclists who don't realise the potential danger involved in trying to squeeze through on your nearside when you're waiting at a junction.
A Use the left-hand lane, then move to the right as you enter the roundabout
B Use the left-hand of the two lanes
C Use the right-hand lane, then move to the left as you enter the roundabout
D Use the right-hand of the two lanes
Correct Answer: B Use the left-hand of the two lanes
Explanation: Using the left-hand lane will make it easier for you to leave the roundabout. If you use the right-hand lane, there could be traffic on your left and in your blind spot when you reach your exit and try to move back to the left.
A You'll be able to reverse more accurately
B You'll need to take all-round observation
C You'll only need to use the nearside mirror
D You'll only need to use the offside mirror
Correct Answer: B You'll need to take all-round observation
Explanation: The reverse warning bleeper is fitted to your vehicle to warn others near the vehicle that it's reversing. However, it's no substitute for good all-round observation. Get someone to guide you if you can't see clearly where you're reversing.
A An area of road covered by your left-hand mirror
B An area of road covered by your right-hand mirror
C An area of road that can't be seen, even with mirrors
D An area of road that isn't lit by your headlights
Correct Answer: C An area of road that can't be seen, even with mirrors
Explanation: Blind spots can occur when bodywork - such as a door or window pillar - restricts your view. Different types of vehicle have different blind spots.
A It will have fewer blind spots than smaller vehicles
B It will have more blind spots than smaller vehicles
C It will have no blind spots whatsoever
D It will have the same blind spots as other vehicles
Correct Answer: B It will have more blind spots than smaller vehicles
Explanation: Take the time to check where the blind spots are when driving a vehicle that's unfamiliar to you. Being aware of the limitations of your mirrors will help you take steps to prevent collisions. Always check the blind spots before changing direction. Frequent and proper use of the mirrors will help you to be aware of a vehicle moving into your blind spot.
A Ask a passenger to assist by waving you out when it's clear
B Ease forward until you can see clearly in all directions
C Edge out until you're about 1 metre (3 feet 3 inches) over the 'give way' lines
D Lean forward to get a better view without crossing the 'give way' lines
Correct Answer: B Ease forward until you can see clearly in all directions
Explanation: When emerging, if you can't see, don't go. Be aware that there could be an approaching cyclist or motorcyclist hidden by parked vehicles. Edge out very slowly, checking in all directions, and be ready to stop.
A Change the tachograph mode
B Look all around
C Remove your seat belt
D Use an audible warning device
Correct Answer: B Look all around
Explanation: Large or long vehicles have many blind spots. It's vital to check all these areas before starting to reverse and then make sure you keep checking all around while completing the manoeuvre.
A Be cautious and keep looking all around
B Concentrate solely on your blind areas
C Expect others to be aware of your course
D Rely on a clear path behind
Correct Answer: A Be cautious and keep looking all around
Explanation: Don't rely on an audible warning device to claim right of way. It's your responsibility to be cautious and take all-round observation while you're reversing.