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You are in busy traffic and slow down for a bicycle rider. A driver behind you beeps a horn and pressures you to go around the bike and drive faster. How should you respond?
Resist the pressure, stay calm and overtake the cyclist when it is safe
Your car registration expires today. You have your car inspected for registration renewal but it fails the inspection. What should you do?
After today you must not drive the car until it has been repaired, passed another inspection and registered.
You are driving at night with your headlights on high beam. When should you dip your headlights?
When within 200 metres of the vehicle ahead or an oncoming one.
When can a private car travel in a lane marked by this sign?
Only within 100 metres of making a turn.
What are you required to do if you develop a serious medical condition that could affect your driving?
Once you become aware of the condition you must notify the RTA.
To drive safely, you need to concentrate and be able to monitor everything that is happening on the road. To do this, you need to:
Continually scan the road, looking ahead, to the sides, checking side and rear mirrors and anticipate what may happen.
You are turning right from one of two right turn only lanes. How should you use your indicators?
Indicate with your right hand signal the same as any other right hand turn.
How close can you park to another vehicle when parked parallel to the kerb?
You must leave at least 1 metre front and back.
Do bicycle riders have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers and motorcycle riders?
At night you should
Leave a longer gap behind the vehicle in front.
It is night time and you are driving home from the movies. You are travelling in a line of vehicles. What size gap should you leave between your vehicle and the vehicles in front of you?
A gap of about 4 seconds as it is easy to misjudge distances at night.
If you are not sure you have enough distance to overtake a vehicle ahead, you should
Wait for a better opportunity with more distance to overtake.
You drive up to a Light Rail vehicle that has just stopped at a tram stop. What is the most important thing you should do?
Take extra care, slow down and give way to the pedestrians.
You are driving in busy traffic in a 60 km/h zone. You feel 60 km/h is a bit too fast for the conditions. What should you do?
Slow down to a speed that suits the conditions.
A Shared Traffic Zone, where pedestrians and other road users can share the road safely has a speed limit of
Where there are double dividing lines, you may park
At least three metres from the dividing lines.
When you see the headlights flashing on the front of a bus, what should you do?
Be careful, there may be children about.
Do you have any responsibilities when opening a vehicle door on a roadway?
Yes, you must not open a door if you are likely to cause danger to road users or impede traffic.
Stop signs or flashing lights at railway crossings should always be obeyed, because
Trains are fast, heavy and cannot stop quickly.
When you see loose gravel on an upcoming turn you should?
Can you drive a car towing more than one vehicle?
When parallel parking to the curb how far must you be from other cars?
At Least 1 metre front and back
How much of an L or P plate sign needs to be able to be seen?
All of it
What should you do when you want to park an automatic car on a street sloping uphill?
Put the handbrake on and put the transmission in P (park)
Are you allowed to double park another car, in a parallel parking zone?
No, not at any time
What should you check when you leave a freeway?
When driving on a slippery wet road, like dew, your vehicle will?
Take longer and further to stop
What should you do when it's hard for you to see in wet weather?
Turn on your headlights, slow down, and double your following distance from the vehicle in front
If you want to make a left turn when do you need to use your left hand indicator?
You must give way to pedestrians if there is a risk of hitting them. When driving in poor light, you should
Look more carefully for pedestrians because they are hard to see.
Before giving a baby a lift you first must?
Make sure you have a baby restraint properly fitted in your vehicle
If you see the local traffic zone 40km/h sign you must?
Not exceed 40km/h and keep special lookout for bicycle riders, pedestrians and children.
Temporary traffic lights at road works-
Must be obeyed
On Friday, Saturday and Sundays about how many accidents involve alcohol?
If you are driving a bus, taxi, hire-car, heavy motor vehicle (over 13.9 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass), or a vehicle with a dangerous load, it is an offence when the level of alcohol in your blood reaches
If you're taking any sort of medication you should:
Find out from your doctor or chemist whether the medicine or drug will affect your driving and act accordingly.
if you see a give way sign you must
Slow down and be prepared to stop and give way to all traffic if there is any danger of a collision
If you see a stop sign you must?
Stop at the stop line and give way to all traffic.
A sign that has two lines into one (looks a bit like a pair of pants means)
When a divided road ends and two way traffic is ahead.
Can you drive with a smooth tire even if it's flat?
No, it's illegal
If your vehicle is involved in an accident, what details must you give the other driver?
Let them see your license, take details, give the name and address of the car's owner
If an oncoming vehicle crosses the centre line and is coming straight at you and you cannot stop, you should
Brake, look for room to the left, sound your horn and flash your lights.
If you see a 5km farm animal sign you should
Slow down to a speed that will allow you to stop to avoid crashing into farm animals on the road.
If your parking your car for a short time in the dark you should
pick a visible position or leave the parking/hazard lights on
Where there are no speed limit signs, the speed limit is 100 km/h, unless
There are street lights along the road.
Before taking drugs and driving you should?
Know the effects of the drug
What does a no stopping sign mean
You can't stop there apart from in a medical emergency
Will a P1 licence be suspended for any speeding offence?
You see a broken yellow line painted on the roadway adjacent to the kerb. What does it mean?
Clearway restrictions apply - you must not stop during the clearway hours.
You should not drive across a railway level crossing when
Traffic is blocking the other side.
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