The Highway code
Questions from the UK highway code that don't require common sense to remember.
Terms in this set (38)
What is a zebra crossing?
A crossing which consists of striped pattern on the road and two flashing yellow lights on each side.
What is a pelican crossing?
A signal controlled crossing which is activated by pedestrians.
What is a puffin crossing?
A slight modification of the pelican crossing as they are actively monitored by infra-red cameras.
What is a toucan crossing?
A signal controlled crossing which allows both pedestrians and cyclists to cross.
What is an esquestrian crossing?
A crossing designed for horses and pedestrians. These have barriers protecting the waiting area and have higher signal control boxes.
What is a staggered crossing?
A crossing that has a large horizontal island in the centre with barriers and two exits.
What is the cut off height for child seats?
1.35 meters or 4.5"
What should you do if skidding occurs?
Release the pedals and turn into the skid.
What does the presence of street lights indicate?
That the speed limit is likely to be 30mph.
What is a safe distance between travelling cars?
You should be a minimum of 2 seconds behind the car ahead to give you an appropriate amount of time for braking.
What does a change in size of the white lines in the centre of the road indicate?
There is a hazard ahead.
What are chevrons for (areas with diagonal lines)?
To seperate lanes and to protect drivers turning right.
What do they various coloured road studs indicate?
White - centre of road, red - hard shoulder, amber - central reservation, green - laybys
What is a single carriageway?
A road with traffic heading in both directions without a central reservation seperating them. The can have multiple lanes (sometimes for overtaking).
What is a dual carriageway?
A road which has a central reservation to provide the two directions of traffic from one another.
What is the right lane used for on a multiple lane dual carriageway?
Overtaking. When not overtaking you should be on the left lane.
What is a climbing/crawler lane?
A lane which allows slow travelling vehicles to drive in when travelling uphill. This will allow others to overtake.
In slow moving traffic what should you remember to do?
You should never block access to side roads.
What should you remember when in a road designed to slow you down?
What are passing places?
The are areas usally found in single track roads(enough room for 1 car) for cars to temporarily place themselves to allow oncoming traffic to pass.
What should you do at a box junction? (A junction with an orange criss-crossed square)
Do not enter the square unless your exit is clear
How should you signal and position at round-a-bouts?
Always signal and postion youself in the appropriate lane.
What does a flashing amber light mean on a vehicle?
The vehicle is incapable of going at high speeds.
What does a pedestrian carrying a red light indicate?
They hare performing an organised work.
Which type of vehicle are diamond shaped signs intended for?
What are tunnel radios intended for?
To advice drivers of hazards or active rules. This channel should be switched to when available.
How should you overtake on one way roads?
Cars may use any side of the road to overtake as there is no oncoming traffic.
What does a black and yellow sign with school children indicate and where is it found?
On vehicles that are carrying school children. These are likely to stop frequently.
Braking distances on ice can be?
Up to ten times the distance.
What will a heavy load in a car do?
Reduce stability as the intended center of gravity will be changed.
What is a unique characteristic of the shape of a stop sign?
It is the only sign that is octagonal.
What do raised painted lines on a road indicate?
To make drivers aware of a speed change that is required ahead.
How does a double white line in the center of the road affect stopping?
It states that there's no parking allowed other than picking up and dropping passengers.
What do pedestrians with yellow dogs indicate?
The person is deaf.
What is a catalytic converter?
These are filters which control exhaust emissions.
When towing a vehicle what should you add to a towbar?
A stabiliser to control the towed vehicles handling.
How far from your car should you place hazard warning signs?
45 meters to give an advanced warning to others.
How does missing out gears benefit a driver?
It increases fuel efficiency as time accelerating is decreased.
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