PCV Theory Test: Leaving the Vehicle

There are 16 PCV theory test Leaving the Vehicle questions. You must get 85% (14 out of 16) to pass the test. You may review answers after each question by clicking the 'check answer' button or you can wait until the end of the test for your final score. Good luck!

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A Adjust your mirrors
B Apply the parking brake
C Check that the warning lights are working
D Empty the air tanks
Correct Answer: B Apply the parking brake
Explanation: The parking brake must always be set whenever you leave the vehicle. It's an offence not to leave your vehicle properly secured.
A Adjust the mirrors
B Put the gear lever into reverse
C Remove your tachograph chart
D Switch off the engine
Correct Answer: D Switch off the engine
Explanation: It's an offence to leave a vehicle unattended on a public road with the engine running. Take care if you have to open the cab door directly into the road. Look for passing traffic - especially cyclists or motorcyclists - that may not be visible in your mirrors.
A Loose grab rails near the door
B People crossing the road behind you
C The height of your cab from the ground
D Vehicles passing near the door
Correct Answer: D Vehicles passing near the door
Explanation: It can be dangerous for vehicles passing close by if you open the door carelessly. Always look properly to make sure that it's safe - checking the blind spots as well as using the mirrors - before you get out of the cab.
A To thank a driver for giving way to you
B To warn other drivers that you're towing
C When approaching queuing traffic on a motorway
D When parked illegally on a busy road
Correct Answer: C When approaching queuing traffic on a motorway
Explanation: The only time you may use hazard warning lights while driving is when you're on an unrestricted dual carriageway or motorway and you want to warn other drivers of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them for long enough to make sure your warning is seen.
A After the air pressure has dropped
B After the service brake has been released
C Only if you park on a gradient
D Whenever you leave the vehicle
Correct Answer: D Whenever you leave the vehicle
Explanation: It's an offence to leave your vehicle unattended at any time without applying the parking brake.
A Remove your personal items
B Reset the retarder
C Stop the engine
D Switch off the tachograph
Correct Answer: C Stop the engine
Explanation: Before leaving your vehicle parked, you must stop the engine. The parking brake must be set and the vehicle should be safe and secure when you leave the cab.
A As a warning to drivers that you're towing another vehicle
B To show you want to go ahead when your position suggests otherwise
C To thank a driver who has let you move back to the left after overtaking
D When on motorways or dual carriageways, to warn drivers behind of a hazard ahead
Correct Answer: D When on motorways or dual carriageways, to warn drivers behind of a hazard ahead
Explanation: Use your hazard warning lights on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway to warn following drivers of an obstruction or hazard ahead. This will alert drivers who may not be able to see the hazard due to the size of your vehicle.
A Lean sideways and lift
B Lift and twist together
C Look ahead when the load is secure
D Look down all the time
Correct Answer: C Look ahead when the load is secure
Explanation: Once you have a secure hold on the object, keep your head up and bend your knees.
A Have a stable position
B Hold the load at arm's length
C Lift the load as quickly as possible
D Twist your back while lifting
Correct Answer: A Have a stable position
Explanation: To lift a load manually, your feet should be apart, with one leg slightly forward to help you keep your balance. Place one foot alongside the load if it's on the ground. Be prepared to move your feet to keep a stable position.
A In a stable position
B Keeping your feet together
C Leaning sideways
D With one leg straight
Correct Answer: A In a stable position
Explanation: Always think of your own and others' physical safety before lifting any heavy object. Plan the lift and move any other items out of the way. Decide whether you need assistance.
A To thank a driver who has given way
B When children are getting off a school bus
C When parking your bus on yellow lines
D When stopping at a pedestrian crossing
Correct Answer: B When children are getting off a school bus
Explanation: All drivers may use hazard warning lights to warn other road users of danger on specific occasions. When you're driving a school bus, you may also use these lights when you've stopped and children are getting on or off the bus.
A When you're driving in falling snow
B When you're parked close to another vehicle
C When you're passing animals or horse riders
D When you're travelling up a steep gradient
Correct Answer: B When you're parked close to another vehicle
Explanation: Vehicles fitted with air suspension can sometimes move a considerable amount when the airbags are inflated. If you're parked too close to another vehicle or obstruction, this could result in collision damage.
A Leave them with you
B Place them on luggage racks
C Place them on the seats
D Take everything with them
Correct Answer: D Take everything with them
Explanation: Passengers shouldn't leave any personal property on the vehicle, unless it can be locked in secure luggage compartments.
A Apply the parking brake
B Change the destination board
C Check the air-pressure gauges read full
D Put the hazard warning lights on
Correct Answer: A Apply the parking brake
Explanation: Don't park where you'll cause obstruction or inconvenience to other road users. It's an offence to leave your bus with the engine running and/or without applying the parking brake.
A Apply the parking brake
B Count the fares
C Operate the fuel cut-off switch
D Reset the odometer
Correct Answer: A Apply the parking brake
Explanation: Before you leave your bus, you must always apply the parking brake.
A Ear protectors
B Heatproof gloves
C High-visibility vest
D Safety goggles
Correct Answer: C High-visibility vest
Explanation: Very often, you'll load or unload luggage by the roadside. For your own safety, make yourself visible to other traffic.