1) Which three of the following could cause unnecessary pollution to the environment?
3 answers required
A - Excessive exhaust fumes
B - Regular servicing
C - Vehicles driven poorly
D - Poorly maintained vehicles
E - High level exhaust systems
2) You are driving a vehicle not fitted with antilock brakes.
How can 'wheel lock' be controlled during heavy braking?
A - By using engine braking
B - By cadence braking
C - By braking suddenly
D - By using clutch and brake together
3) The vehicle ahead is being driven by a learner. You should
A - keep calm and be patient
B - drive up close behind
C - put your headlights on full beam
D - sound your horn and overtake
4) Why is it important to distribute the weight evenly over the axles when loading a lorry?
A - To ensure easy unloading
B - To make it easier to sheet up
C - To ensure maximum ground clearance
D - To ensure maximum stability
5) You break down on a motorway. You need to call for help.
Why may it be better to use an emergency roadside telephone
rather than a mobile phone?
A - It connects you to a local garage
B - Using a mobile phone will distract other drivers
C - It allows easy location by the emergency services
D - Mobile phones do not work on motorways
6) What does this sign mean?
A - No route for pedestrians and cyclists
B - A route for pedestrians only
C - A route for cyclists only
D - A route for pedestrians and cyclists
7) You are approaching a red light at a puffin crossing.
Pedestrians are on the crossing. The red light will stay on until:-
A - you start to edge forward on to the crossing
B - the pedestrians have reached a safe position
C - the pedestrians are clear of the front of your motorcycle
D - a driver from the opposite direction reaches the crossing
8) The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and the police carry out spot checks
of vehicle condition. If serious defects are found the vehicle is
A - impounded until a new driver is found
B - restricted to 30 mph for the remainder of the journey
C - prohibited from further use until the defects are rectified
D - ordered back to the depot to unload goods or passengers
9) You find that you need glasses to read vehicle number plates at the required distance. When must you wear them?
A - Only in bad weather conditions
B - At all times when driving
C - Only when you think it's necessary
D - Only in bad light or at night time
10) By how much can stopping distances increase in icy conditions?
A - Two times
B - Three times
C - Five times
D - Ten times
11) Why have 'red routes' been introduced in major cities?
A - To raise the speed limits
B - To help the traffic flow
C - To provide better parking
D - To allow lorries to load more freely
12) You are delivering a load of building materials on pallets.
Before unloading what should you ensure FIRST?
A - The engine is switched off
B - You are parked on firm level ground
C - The stabilising legs are lowered
D - You have warning cones set out
13) For the comfort of your passengers harsh braking should be avoided.
A - pump the brakes when approaching a bus stop or hazard
B - use the gears to slow down
C - use the parking brake just before stopping to avoid throwing passengers forward
D - plan ahead and take early action on all stops and hazards
14) What does this road sign mean?
A - No goods vehicles under 7.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass
B - No goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass
C - No goods vehicles over 7.5 metres overall height
D - No goods vehicles under 7.5 metres overall height
15) What does this sign mean?
A - Stop only to pick up passengers
B - No stopping at any time
C - Stop only to set down passengers
D - No stopping at peak times
16) What does this temporary sign mean for drivers of vehicles over 7.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass?
A - Use either the left-hand or middle lane
B - Use only the left-hand lane
C - Use only the middle lane
D - Use any lane
17) You wish to turn right ahead. Why should you take up the correct position in good time?
A - To allow other drivers to pull out in front of you
B - To give a better view into the road that you�re joining
C - To help other road users know what you intend to do
D - To allow drivers to pass you on the right
18) At a junction you see this sign partly covered by snow.
What does it mean?
A - Crossroads
B - Give way
C - Stop
D - Turn right
19) Your vehicle is fitted with spray suppression equipment.
What effect will this have on other drivers if it is NOT in good working order?
A - Their vision will be increased
B - Their vision will be reduced
C - They will be able to overtake quickly
D - They will be able to follow closely
20) As a bus driver, which of the following should you not do?
3 answers required
A - Signal if necessary when pulling in
B - Drive on before people are seated
C - Issue tickets without looking at customers' faces
D - Use smooth acceleration and anticipate braking needs
E - Give time to passengers and show consideration
F - Always rush to keep to a timetable
21) A lorry is overtaking you on a two-lane motorway.
It does not have the speed to get past. What should you do?
A - Continue at the same speed
B - Be prepared to reduce your speed
C - Increase your speed and force the lorry to drop back
D - Brake hard to allow the other driver to cut in
22) When a vehicle has two drivers each driver should
A - share the same tachograph chart
B - use a separate tachograph chart for every driving period
C - use their own tachograph chart
D - not use the tachograph for such duties
23) You arrive at an accident. A motorcyclist is unconscious. Your first priority is the casualtys
A - breathing
B - bleeding
C - broken bones
D - bruising
24) What's the minimum time gap you should leave when following a vehicle on a wet road?
A - One second
B - Two seconds
C - Three seconds
D - Four seconds
25) Your vehicle has broken down on a motorway. You aren't able to stop on the hard shoulder. What should you do?
A - Switch on your hazard warning lights
B - Stop following traffic and ask for help
C - Attempt to repair your vehicle quickly
D - Stand behind your vehicle to warn others
26) What does this sign mean?
A - Give way to traffic from the opposite direction
B - You're entering a one-way street
C - Two-way traffic ahead
D - You have priority over vehicles from the opposite direction
27) You are driving a high-sided vehicle.
You are about to drive over a high suspension bridge.
What in particular do you need to be aware of?
A - The swaying of the bridge
B - The width of the lanes
C - The effect of strong crosswinds
D - The overhanging bridge cables
28) Your mobile phone rings while you are driving. You should
A - stop immediately
B - answer it immediately
C - pull up in a suitable place
D - pull up at the nearest kerb
29) You are travelling behind a bus that pulls up at a bus stop. What should you do?
A - Accelerate past the bus
B - Watch carefully for pedestrians
C - Sound your horn
D - Pull in closely behind the bus
30) Under EC rules an analogue tachograph must be checked at an approved calibration centre every
A - 1 year
B - 2 years
C - 5 years
D - 6 years
31) You have stopped at the scene of an incident where there are casualties. What should you do to help while waiting for the emergency services to arrive?
A - Keep injured people warm and comfortable
B - Clear debris from the road
C - Keep injured people on the move by walking them around
D - Give injured people a warm drink
32) Your mobile phone rings while you're travelling. What should you do?
A - Stop immediately
B - Answer it immediately
C - Ignore it
D - Pull up at the nearest kerb
33) In England and Wales, what is the national speed limit on a single carriageway road for a rigid lorry with a maximum authorised mass of more than 7.5 tonnes?
A - 30 mph
B - 40 mph
C - 50 mph
D - 60 mph
34) What is the meaning of this traffic sign?
A - End of two-way road
B - Give priority to vehicles coming towards you
C - You have priority over vehicles coming towards you
D - Bus lane ahead
35) The purpose of a 'kneeling bus' is to
A - improve passenger comfort on bumpy roads
B - help with access under low bridges
C - allow the step height to be raised and lowered
D - give more clearance over speed ramps
36) Overloading your vehicle can seriously affect the
2 answers required
A - gearbox
B - steering
C - handling
D - battery life
E - journey time
37) You are approaching this sign. Who has priority?
A - Larger vehicles
B - Oncoming traffic
C - Smaller vehicles
D - You have right of way
38) You are driving a fully-laden vehicle.
You are approaching an uphill gradient as you are overtaking another vehicle.
Which of the following is NOT correct?
A - You will be able to get past quicker
B - The extra weight will make you slower
C - It will take you longer to get past
D - You will need more power from the engine
39) What basic rule applies when you're using a motorway?
A - Use the lane that has the least traffic
B - Keep to the left-hand lane unless overtaking
C - Overtake on the side that�s clearest
D - Try to keep above 50 mph to prevent congestion
40) Under EC rules your normal daily rest period should be at least
A - 8 hours
B - 11 hours
C - 13 hours
D - 14 hours
41) You are securing a very heavy load with a ratchet strap.
What type of anchorage point should NOT be used?
A - Rope hook
B - Eye bolt
C - Shackle
D - 'D' link
42) You are about to overtake a motorcyclist. They look over their right shoulder.
It is most likely that
A - the rider intends moving to the right
B - something has fallen from the machine
C - the drive chain is slack
D - the rear tyre is flat
43) A number of sleep related vehicle incidents (SRVIs) are probably work related.
What percentage involve commercial vehicles?
A - 20%
B - 40%
C - 60%
D - 80%
44) You're in a one-way street and want to turn right. There are two lanes. Where should you position your vehicle?
A - In the right-hand lane
B - In the left-hand lane
C - In either lane, depending on the traffic
D - Just left of the centre line
45) You have been convicted of a drink-drive offence while driving your car, and banned from driving.
This ban will affect
A - all your driving entitlements
B - only your car entitlement
C - only your lorry entitlement
D - only your bus entitlement
46) Your vehicle has broken down at night on a two-way road.
You should try to park your vehicle
A - on the left of the road
B - partly on the pavement
C - on a grass verge
D - on the right of the road
47) At junctions it is difficult to see motorcyclists because they
A - are easily hidden in blind spots
B - always ride in the gutter
C - always wear black leathers
D - are smaller than other vehicles
48) What should you do before making a U-turn?
A - Give an arm signal as well as using your indicators
B - Check signs to see that U-turns are permitted
C - Look over your shoulder for a final check
D - Select a higher gear than normal
49) In a diesel engine which of the following fuels would most improve vehicle emissions?
A - High sulphur diesel
B - Red diesel
C - Low sulphur diesel
D - Blue diesel
50) An attendant must accompany you when your load is wider than
A - 2.6 metres (8 feet 5 inches)
B - 3.0 metres (9 feet 9 inches)
C - 3.3 metres (10 feet 9 inches)
D - 3.5 metres (11 feet 5 inches)
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