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By how much can stopping distances increase in icy conditions?
You're using a contraflow system. What should you do?
Choose an appropriate lane in good time
In which conditions will your overall stopping distance incrase?
In the rain
In very hot weather the road surface can become soft. What will this affect?
The tyre grip
You've just gone through deep water. What should you do to make sure your brakes are working properly?
Go slowly while gently applying the brakes
You're driving on a wet motorway with surface spray. What lights should you use?
You're driving in a built-up area that has traffic-calming measures. What should you do when you approach a road hump?
Check your mirror and slow down
You're following other vehicles in fog. You have your lights on. What else can you do to reduce the chances of being in a collision?
Reduce your speed and increase the gap in front
You're driving on an icy road. How can you avoid wheelspin?
Drive at a slow speed in as high a gear as possible
What does driving a vehicle with anti-lock brakes allow you to do?
Steer and brake harshly at the same time
In which conditions are your anti-lock brakes most unlickely to prevent skidding?
On loose road surfaces
In windy conditions, which activity requires extra care?
Passing pedal cyclists
How can you use your vehicle's engine as a brake?
By changing to a lower gear
What should you do when parking your vehicle facing downhill?
Turn the steering wheel towards the kerb
What should you suggest you're driving on ice?
There's less tyre noise
What can result when you travel for long distances in neutral (known as coasting)?
Reduction in control
Where are you most likely to be affected by side winds?
On an open stretch of road
What's the main cause of skidding?
Overall stopping distance is made up of thinking distance and braking distance. You're on a good, dry road surface, with good brakes and tyres. What's the typical braking distance from 50 mph?
38 metres (125 feet)
You're driving in freezing conditions. What should you do when approaching a sharp bend?
Slow down before you reach the bend
When are anti-lock brakes (ABS) most effective?
When you brake promptly and firmly until you've stopped
You're driving along a wet road. How can you tell if your vehicle's tyres are losing their grip on the surface?
The steering will feel very light
When approaching a right-hand bend, you should keep well to the left. Why is this?
To improve your view of the road
What should you do when you're driving in snowy conditions?
Brake gently in plenty of time
What should you clear of ice and snow before starting ajourney in freezing weather?
You're turning left on a slippery road. What should you do if the back of your vehicle slides to the right?
Steer carefully to the right
What's the shortest overall stopping distance ona dry road at 60mph?
73 metres (240 feet)
You're following a vehicle at a safe distance on awet road. Another driver overtakes you and pulls into the gap you've left. What should you do?
Drop back to regain a safe distance
On what type of road surface may anti-lock brakes not work effectively?
You're driving along a country road. You see this sign. What should you do after deal safely with the hazard?
Test your brakes
You're travelling at 50 mph on a good, dry road. What's your typical overall stopping distance?
53 metres (175 feet)
What will help when you're tring to move off on snow?
Use a higher gear than normal
Anti-lock brakes reduce the chances of skidding. When is this particularly important?
When you're braking in an emergency
When are anti-lock brakes of most use to you?
When you're braking harshly
You're driving on an open road in dry weather. What should the distance be between you and the vehicle in front?
A two-second time gap
What should you do when driving in fog?
Allow more time for your journey
You're on a good, dry road surface. Your brakes and tyres are good. What's the typical overall stopping distance at 40 mph?
36 metres (118 feet)
What's the main benefit of driving a four-wheel drive vehicle?
Imrpoved grip on the road
In heavy motorway traffic, the vehicle behind you is following too closely. How can you lower the risk of a collision?
Increase your distance from the vehicle in front
When will anti-lock brakes take effect?
When the wheels are about to lock
In good conditions, what's the typical stopping distance at 70 mph?
96 metres (315 feet)
What should you do when overtaking a motorcyclist in strong winds?
You're about to go down a steep hill. What should you do to control the speed of your vehicle?
Select a low gear and use the brakes carefully
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