Lorry Topic Test Page

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Start Quiz

1. When is a large vehicle most stable when you’re driving in a straight line?

2. Who must you inform when your vehicle collides with a bridge?

3. Which axle configuration is best at preventing petrol tankers from rolling over?

4. At night where can you park large vehicles without having to use parking lights?

5. What do bells which are hanging across the road warn drivers of?

6.What does this sign mean?

7. What should be your main worry as you approach this sign?

8. You’re driving a vehicle that’s above 17 metres (55 feet) long. What should you do when you arrive at a level crossing?

9. How wide can a load be before you need to use your side markers?

10. By which amount can your stopping distance increase in icy weather?

11. What type of road surface will lead to your vehicles stopping distance increasing by up to ten times?

12. You’re driving an articulated lorry down a narrow road. There’s a left-hand bend ahead. Why might you need to move out before driving around the bend?

13. What’s the maximum speed allowed for a vehicle which is towing a trailer whilst on a motorway?

14. What should you check when you’ve just overtaken a motorcyclist whilst driving on a motorway?

15. When should you notify telephone companies that you’re moving a high load?

16. What does this sign mean?

17. When should you take extra care if you’re driving a vehicle which is more than 3.0 metres (10 feet) high?

18. Unless otherwise stated, what’s the minimum headroom under bridges in the UK?

19. You are scheduled to make a delivery. You arrive at your destination whilst it is the morning rush hour. The road is edged with double red lines. What do they mean?

20. What’s the minimum height of a bridge which is unmarked?

21. In which of the following places might there be a restriction on vehicles which are over a certain length?

22. When you’re carrying a load that’s 4.5 metres (14 feet 9 inches) wide what’s the speed limit on a dual carriageway?

23. What does this sign mean?

24. What does this sign mean?

25. Triangular projection markers are needed when your load is wider than 2.9 metres (9 feet 5 inches). What is the colour of these markers?

26. You’re driving on a motorway and you see this sign. What does the sign mean?

27. What should you do when you want to turn right at a painted mini-roundabout when driving a long vehicle?

28. What will you need to be most aware of when you’re driving a large vehicle on a narrow road with passing places?

29. How will the overhanging top deck move as you turn corners when you’re the driver of an articulated car transporter?

30. What colour are the markings on the rear of lorries which are over 7.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass?

31. What should you do as you approach this bridge and the height of your vehicle is 4.2 metres (14 feet)?

32. Where must the repair of a speed limiter be done?

33. What type of fastening or restraint should you use when you are carrying a load of steel?

34. What does this sign warn you of?

35. What does this sign mean?

36. What’s the maximum speed you’re allowed to drive on a motorway when carrying a load that’s 4.5 metres (14 feet 9 inches) wide?

37. When does the driver of a car transporter need to be most aware of the front overhang of the trailer they’re driving?

38. What does this road sign mean?

39. What’s the national speed limit for your vehicle on a dual carriageway in England and Wales when you’re driving a lorry with a maximum authorised mass of more than 7.5 tonnes?

40. When may you use the right-hand lane when you’re driving a lorry with a maximum authorised mass of more than 7.5 tonnes along a three-lane motorway?

41. What warning does a patrol tanker driver have that ‘rear wheel lift’ is about to become ‘roll-over’?

42. Your vehicle is over 3 metres (9 feet 10 inches) high. Where is this information usually displayed?

43. Why do many drivers park at overnight stops with their rear doors located close to a nearby lorry?

44. Where is the most likely place to ground a low loader?

45. What information must you give the railway authority when you telephone them if your vehicle has collided with a railway bridge?

46. Where can the axle weight limits be found on your vehicle?

47. How should you correctly secure an ISO steel cargo container onto your vehicle or trailer?

48. What should you consider when you are planning a route for your journey?

49. When should you allow for the effects of a speed limiter?

50. How will the overhanging top deck move when this vehicle transporter turns?

51. What does this motorway sign mean?

52. How far can a load overhang at the rear before you arerquired to use projection marker boards?

53. What should you do if you want to turn left into a narrow side road when you’re driving a long vehicle on a two-lane road?

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Start Quiz

1. You’ve been driving non-stop since 6.00 am and the current time is 10:00am. Under EU rules, what’s the longest you can now drive without a break?

2. How can you lower the chances of theft of your load when leaving your vehicle overnight?

3. Which type of digital tachograph card is used by an approved calibration centre when they’re recalibrating the tachograph?

4. Which type of digital tachograph card is only available to enforcement authorities?

5. What could happen to drivers who break EU tachograph regulations?

6. How should you keep your tachograph record up-to-date if you change to another vehicle with the same type of tachograph?

7. How long must the break be if you’ve been driving a lorry without a break for four-and-a-half hours and under EU rules, you must now take a break?

8. Which of the following should you complete on the centre field of your tachograph chart before you start driving?

9. How frequently must an analogue tachograph be checked at an approved calibration centre?

10. How should they endorse the replacement charts when an enforcement officer keeps your analogue tachograph records?

11. What’s the normal weekly rest period that must be taken under EU rules?

12. What should you do to stop your load from being stolen?

13. What is advised that you should do if your tachograph chart becomes dirty or damaged?

14. Your daily rest can be reduced to 9 hours under EU rules. For how many days per week is this allowed?

15. When are you authorised to alter your tachograph record?

16. When the other person is driving, how should you show this time when you’re making a journey with a co-driver?

17. What interval of time does one tachograph chart cover?

18. What time period makes up a driver’s week?

19. What should you do if you notice your tachograph isn’t working while you’re driving?

20. What cautions should you take if you’re carrying a load which is high-value and have to park and sleep overnight in the cab?

21. How should you use the tachograph if a vehicle fitted with an analogue tachograph has two drivers?

22. A driver must take regular breaks from driving under EU rules. What maximum period of continuous driving is permitted?

23. Where are you allowed to stop if you feel tired while you’re driving on a motorway?

24. A driver is convicted of obstructing an enforcement officer in the course of their duties. What is the maximum fine they could receive under EU rules?

25. Whose advice should you seek if you’re planning to carry high-value goods on a regular basis?

26. When must you inform the relevant authority if you’re driving under EU tachograph regulations and lose your smart card?

27. What is the ‘mode’ switch on a tachograph used to record?

28. What does this tachograph chart symbol mean?

29. Your minimum daily rest time is 11 hours under EU rules. On three days of the week this may be reduced to what amount of time?

30. Drivers are required to have a driver smart card for use in digital tachographs. Where can you get a replacement smart card in Great Britain?

31. How can you work out when an analogue tachograph was recalibrated previously?

32. What’s most likely to lead to tiredness?

33. What does a tachograph record?

34. How long should your normal daily rest period be under EU rules?

35. Why are the hours of work of goods vehicle drivers’ controlled?

36. What’s the maximum driving time permitted in any two consecutive weeks under EU rules?

37. What must you ensure you do when driving under the rules for domestic drivers’ hours?

38. Why should you carry extra tachograph charts?

39. What should you do if you feel tired after you have been driving for two-and-a-half hours?

40. How many days does a driver’s smart card usually cover?

41. You can drive for a maximum of nine hours a day under EU rules. On how many days per week can this be extended to 10 hours?

42. What should you do if during the journey you begin to feel ill and are unable to concentrate whilst driving a lorry?

43. Under EU drivers’ hours regulations, a 45-minute break must be taken after driving for 4.5 hours. What shorter breaks could this be split into?

44. You’ve driven a total of 56 hours at the end of your working week. Under EU rules, what’s the maximum amount of hours you can drive in the following week?

45. Under EU rules, what’s the maximum daily driving time authorised?

46.What must you do with your tachograph chart if your vehicle breaks down during a journey and you continue by driving in another vehicle with the same type of tachograph?

47. What the maximum your drive time can be increased to on two days of the week if under EU rules, you can drive for up to nine hours a day?

48. What should you do if you need to leave your vehicle unattended for a very short period of time?

49. What should you do when using a vehicle that is fitted with an analogue tachograph?

50. How long is a digital tachograph driver smart card valid for?

51. The time is now 9.30 am and you’ve been driving non-stop since 5.00 am. What length of break must you take under EU rules?

52. You’re driving under EU drivers’ hours. How is a week defined under these rules?

53. What should you do with the tachograph chart if during your break, your vehicle will be moved by another person?

54. How long must your break be under EU rules if you’ve been driving a lorry without a break for four-and-a-half hours?

55. What should you do if you start to feeling tired or are unable to concentrate whilst driving?

56. You must have enough tachograph charts with you for your journey. When are you required to start a new chart?

57. At what time should your trailer be fitted with a kingpin or drawbar lock?

58. What should you do if you all of a sudden become tired whilst driving on a motorway?

59. Who is responsible for the issue of tachograph charts to a bus or lorry driver?

60. What security measures can you adopt if you’re often involved in the carrying of high-value goods?

61. Which of the following should you complete on the centre field of your tachograph chart before you start driving?

62. Which of the following is good practice in order to keep your lorry and its load safe?

63. When should an analogue tachograph be recalibrated?

64. What does controlling goods vehicle drivers’ hours assist to improve?

65. How frequently should an analogue tachograph be checked at an approved calibration centre?

66. What can you do to help yourself stay alert when you’re driving a lorry at night?

67. Who should sign the back of the replacement chart if an enforcement officer keeps one of your tachograph charts?

68. Where can you get a replacement driver tachograph card?

69. Which authority should you contact if your tachograph card is lost or stolen?

70. How can you lower the chance of your lorry or trailer being stolen?

71. What should you do when there are no service areas or exits for some distance you’re driving a lorry on a motorway and you start to feel drowsy?

72. How long do you have before you must have it repaired if the analogue tachograph on your vehicle becomes faulty?

73. What should you do if you need to exceed the normal drivers’ hours due to an emergency if your vehicle is fitted with an analogue tachograph?

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Start Quiz

1. Why might the brake pedal feel hard when you press it if you’re about to drive a vehicle fitted with air-assisted hydraulic brakes?

2. What should you do when an air-pressure warning device activates?

3. What’s the correct procedure for stopping in an emergency if your lorry is equipped with anti-lock brakes?

4. At what instance are exhaust brakes most efficient?

5. What is the cause of ‘brake fade’?

6. How can a lorry driver prevent brake fade?

7. Where should extra care be taken when using an endurance brake (retarder)?

8. What system is used to control a vehicle’s speed without having to use the footbrake?

9. What should you use to prevent the brakes from overheating when driving down a long hill?

10. What should anti-lock brakes let you do when you’re required to stop in an emergency?

11. Brake fade is a loss of effectiveness of the brakes when they are overheating. When would ‘brake fade’ be most likely to occur?

12. Your vehicle is fitted with an anti-lock braking system. What is it designed to do?

13. Your vehicle is installed with a diff-lock. When would you usually use it?

14. Your vehicle is installed with an anti-lock braking system. When should you check that it’s working correctly?

15. What’s ‘brake fade’?

16. What could happen if you change to a lower gear while you’re going too fast when driving an articulated lorry?

17. What can coasting downhill considerably impact?

18. At what time is an articulated vehicle most at risk of jack-knifing?

19. What must you do if the brake air-pressure warning light is showing when you’ve just started your engine?

20. What should you not do when using an independent endurance brake (retarder) on slippery roads?

21. What’s the purpose of the red line when you’re driving an articulated lorry that has three air lines connected to the trailer?

22. What should you do when you are driving a large vehicle down a steep hill?

23. What would warn you that the vacuum pump isn’t working if your vehicle is fitted with an air-assisted hydraulic braking system?

24. Air-brake systems mostly have two lines. Which extra line is fitted on a three-line system?

25. On a rev counter which coloured band makes the best use of engine braking?

26. What should you do if the brake air-pressure warning light turns on whilst driving?

27. When should an endurance brake (retarder) be used?

28. What should you do after driving through flood water?

29. At what instance would you use an escape lane?

30. What should you do when braking in an emergency if you’re driving a vehicle fitted with anti-lock brakes?

31. When can an endurance brake (retarder) be particularly useful?

32. Which component will last longer when you use a retarder?

33. What should you do when you are driving a large vehicle down a steep hill?

34. Why should you switch on your diff-lock when you have to drive onto a muddy building site?

35. What precaution could a lorry driver take to avoid moisture from freezing in the air-brake system in frosty weather?

36. What would warn you that there isn’t enough air in the system if you’re vehice is fitted with air-assisted hydraulic brakes?

37. What does it mean if a brake warning light shows when you’ve just started the engine if your vehicle is fitted with air brakes?

38. What should you do if it doesn’t have the speed to get past if a lorry is overtaking you on a two-lane motorway?

39. What fault would you suspect if the brake pedal becomes hard to press when your vehicle is fitted with air-assisted hydraulic brakes?

40. What’s the principal braking system on a lorry known as?

41. The emergency line is common to both two-line and three-line brake systems. What colour is the emergency line?

42. You use the diff-lock to move off. When should you switch the diff-lock off if your lorry is stuck in snow?

43. How will anti-lock brakes increase your vehicle’s safety?

44. Where should you be braking when dealing with bends if your vehicle is fully loaded?

45. How do anti-lock brake affect you when you’re braking normally?

46. What would warn you that the vacuum pump isn’t working if your vehicle is fitted with an air-assisted hydraulic braking system?

47. What’s the purpose of the red line when you’re driving an articulated lorry that has three air lines connected to the trailer?

48. What does switching to a lower gear on a long downhill gradient help to prevent?

49. What colour is the auxiliary line on a three-line braking system?

50. Why should you take care when using an independent endurance brake (retarder) when driving on a snow covered hill?

51. When is trailer swing most likely to happen on a lorry and drawbar combination?

52. Why might the brake pedal go down too far when it’s pressed on a vehicle is fitted with hydraulic brakes?

53. Where would you see an escape lane?

54. Your tractor unit has three air lines and you’re connecting to a trailer that has two air-line couplings. What colour is the line you should not connect to the trailer?

55. You’re stationary and the brake air-pressure warning light comes on. Why should you keep on the parking brake?

56. What could help avoid air pressure from building up in an air-brake system in frosty weather?

57. When does ‘brake fade’ happen?

58. What will ‘pumping’ the brake pedal in a vehicle installed with anti-lock brakes cause?

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Start Quiz

1. What should you do if you’ve consumed a few alcoholic drinks at a party?

2. What’s provided mainly to protect you against neck and whiplash injuries?

3. What should you do if you’re upset by another driver’s behaviour?

4. When may you use your mobile phone whilst driving on a single carriageway?

5. How does alcohol have an impact on your driving?

6. Poor eating habits can rise the risk of long-term health problems. What may result from a poor diet?

7. What should you do to let other vehicles overtake you when you’re driving a slow-moving vehicle on a narrow, winding road?

8. When are you most likely to lose concentration whilst driving?

9. What should you do when a vehicle pulls out in front of you when you’re at a junction?

10. What affects the position you take up as you approach the junction if you want to turn left at the junction?

11. What should you do if a vehicle comes up quickly behind, flashing its headlights whilst you’re driving at the legal speed limit?

12. What should you do if you see the driver flash their headlights when overtaking a lorry?

13. What does it mean when a lorry ahead of you switches on its hazard warning lights when driving on the motorway?

14. What should you do when you need to travel a long distance?

15. What rules apply to the wearing of seat belts fitted to your lorry?

16. What can you do to help keep up concentration while you’re driving?

17. You’re being followed by a marked police car. As well as flashing their vehicles headlights, what will the police officer do to signal you to stop your vehicle?

18. Should you give way to a car which is showing a flashing green beacon?

19. What should you do if a long, heavily laden lorry is taking a long time to overtake your vehicle?

20. What should you do if you begin to feel tired whilst driving on a motorway?

21. What should you do if another driver does something that upsets you whilst driving?

22. You’re about to drive a vehicle you’ve never driven before. What should you take into account when adjusting your seat?

23. What should you do if you are not sure whether your cough medicine will have an effect on your driving?

24. As a driver, what should you do when you attend a social event?

25. When is your vehicles nearside mirror most likely to endanger pedestrians?

26. A group of schoolchildren are standing close to the left-hand side kerb. What should you do as you drive past them?

27. You take some cough medicine that is given to you by a friend. What should you do before driving?

28. You’re driving this box van and are waiting to turn right. What should you do just before you turn?

29. A driver pulls out in front of you and you have to brake hard whilst driving a lorry in a busy town. What should you do?

30. Which of following is an unsafe place to park your vehicle or trailer?

31. You’re approaching a large puddle near the left-hand kerb of the road. What should you do if pedestrians are near to the water?

32. What should you do if you decide to use your mobile phone to call for assistance if your vehicle breaks down on the hard shoulder of a motorway?

33. Why is it important to adjust your head restraint correctly?

34. What should you do to help your concentration when you have to drive at night?

35. At what time can you drive without wearing a seat belt?

36. You’ve been taking medicine for a few days, and it has made you feel drowsy. You are feeling better today, but you still need to take the medicine. When should you drive your vehicle?

37. What should you do if you want to make a business call on your mobile phone whilst driving?

38. Where are you most likely to see pedestrians stepping into the road?

39. What’s most probable to cause danger to a group of horse riders?

40. What should you do if the red van cuts in close in front of your vehicle whilst driving along the road?

41. When may you drive without wearing a seat belt in a lorry?

42. A mobile telephone is fitted to your vehicle. When should the phone be used?

43. What type of emergency vehicle has a green flashing beacon?

44. What should you do if it isn’t safe to overtake when following a car being driven slowly by a learner driver?

45. When will your reactions be more slower?

46. What should you do if you’re feeling tired but there’s nowhere to stop safely when driving?

47. What should you do if you lose your route in heavy traffic?

48. What should you do if a front tyre bursts whilst driving on a motorway?

49. What must you check before starting a journey?

50. What should you attempt to do when your vehicle has a front-tyre blow-out?

51. How is using a hands-free phone likely to have an effect on your driving?

52. What should you do if traffic behind you is being held up if you’ve stopped for an elderly pedestrian who’s slowly crossing the road?

53. It’s been eight hours since you last consumed an alcoholic drink. What effect could the alcohol have on your driving ability?

54. When are you allowed to drive without wearing your seat belt?

55. When should you use your vehicle’s horn?

56. What should you do when you’ve been driving for a long time and are starting to feel sleepy?

57. When is there a particular risk of sleep-related incidents?

58. What impact will using a mobile phone have on your driving?

59. What will you have to deal with when driving at night?

60. You’ve driven a long distance and begin to feel tired. Your tachograph shows that you haven’t exceeded your driving hours. What should you do in these scenario?

61. What should you do when you’re being followed by an ambulance with flashing blue lights turned on?

62. What danger should you be most aware of if you’re driving close to the kerb when driving through a busy shopping area?

63. What should you do if there’s a stationary queue of traffic ahead when you’re driving in fast-moving traffic along a motorway?

64. What can stop you from holding a bus or lorry driving licence?

65. Why may it be better to use an emergency roadside telephone rather than a mobile phone when your vehicle breaks down on a motorway and you need to call for help?

66. At what age are men at highest risk from sleep-related vehicle incidents (SRVIs)?

67. What should you do if you’re told to stop by a police officer in a patrol car?

68. How should you allow other vehicles overtake when you’re driving a slow-moving vehicle on a narrow road?

69. Why may it be dangerous to wave people across at pedestrian crossings?

70. There’s been a collision on the opposite carriageway. What should you do if drivers ahead are slowing to look whilst you’re driving on the motorway?

71. What should you do before using you phone whilst driving on the motorway?

72. How is drinking alcohol likely to have an effect on your driving?

73. What should you do when going past sheep that are on the road?

74. What do you need to be aware of when driving a vehicle that has power-assisted steering?

75. What should you do if a bus’ right-hand indicator is flashing after it has stopped ahead of you at a bus stop?

76. Your vehicle has a hand-held telephone. What should you do before taking or making a call with it?

77. Who’s responsible for the use of protective clothing?

78. You’re approaching a green traffic light and you are going straight ahead. What should you do when the traffic ahead, past the junction, has stopped and is queuing?

79. What can considerably affect your concentration while driving?

80. How should you answer a mobile phone call whilst driving?

81. What should you do if you feel tired whilst driving along a motorway?

82. How will your body clock have an effect on your driving between midnight and 6.00 am?

83. What should you do if pedestrians don’t start to cross a zebra crossing immediately after you stopped for them?

84. You approach a pelican crossing that goes straight across the road. How must you treat it if it has a central island?

85. What should you do when you’re at a zebra crossing?

86. Approximately what percentage of sleep-related vehicle incidents (SRVIs) involve commercial vehicles?

87. Where do most sleep-related vehicle incidents happen?

88. What impact will drinking alcohol have on your driving?

89. What does the flashing amber light mean at a pelican crossing?

90. What should you do if you’re taking medication that could have an effect on your driving?

91. What might misuse of drugs or alcohol result in?

92. Your doctor has given you a course of medicine. Why should you ask the doctor whether it’s safe to drive when taking the medicine?

93. What should you do if your vehicle is too long for the gap in the central reservation when you’re turning right onto a dual carriageway from a side road?

94. What should you do if a car driver makes a mistake that causes you to use your brakes?

95. What should you do if you feel very tired and have a severe headache when you’re about to drive home?

96. You’ve been convicted of driving while unfit through drink or drugs. What will rise in cost when you begin driving again?

97. What’s the best to drink during work time?

98. What should you do when it’s safe for the coach to move back to the left if it’s overtaking you?

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Start Quiz

1. You’re on a motorway and are approaching a working snow plough. Why should you stay behind the plough?

2. Which vehicle is most at risk from turbulence by overtaking lorrys which can cause additional air turbulence that can affect other road users?

3. When can you drive in the right-hand lane when you’re driving an articulated lorry on a three-lane motorway?

4. What time gap should you leave when you’re following a vehicle whilst on a wet road?

5. What could it mean if your steering feels lighter than normal when driving driving at night?

6. Why can visibility of the road ahead be worse when driving at high speed in wet weather?

7. When would weight transference be most likely to happen?

8. You’re driving a large vehicle in heavy rain whilst on a motorway. You slow down to lower the risk of aquaplaning. For what other reason should you slow down your vehicle?

9. You’re driving in town and see these lights flashing. What would you anticipate to see ahead?

10. What might occur if using the brakes continuously leads to them overheating?

11. Why must you take extra precautions before leaving a wet construction site and going onto a motorway?

12. What’s the minimum distance you should allow for braking when driving in heavy rain?

13. How much longer will your stopping distance be in snow compared to dry weather?

14. When do drivers of long vehicles need to straddle lanes?

15. What effect will faulty spray-suppression equipment have on other drivers when driving in wet weather?

16. When should you not overtake?

17. In fast traffic, when should you leave a two-second gap between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you?

18. What do you need to be conscious of when you drive over an exposed suspension bridge?

19. How should you slow down or stop your vehicle when you’re driving on an icy road?

20. What should you check for before moving into the middle lane to overtake a slower vehicle when you’re driving in the left-hand lane on a three-lane motorway?

21. Which vehicle is most likely to be affected by buffeting when you overtake it when driving in gusty conditions?

22. What is a buffer lane?

23. What should you do if your view ahead is restricted by heavy spray when dirving on the motorway?

24.. What should you do before returning to the left-hand lane when you’re in the centre lane of a motorway, overtaking another vehicle?

25. Why should you ensure that all your lights are clean and working correctly if you’re dirving at night?

26. This vehicle has spray-suppression equipment. In what weather conditions will it be most useful?

27. What should you be certain of before you overtake another vehicle at night?

28. What distance should you stay behind the vehicle in front when you’re driving at a speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) in good, dry conditions?

29. When is a buffer lane most pobable to be in use?

30. When are air deflectors most functional?

31. Why should you be particularly aware of parked cars when you’re driving at night?

32. What should you do when you park your vehicle on a two-way road during the night?

33. Why would a motorcyclist steer around drain covers on a bend when it’s raining?

34. When do long vehicles sometimes need to straddle lanes?

35. What should you avoid when moving back to the left when you’ve just overtaken another vehicle on a motorway?

36. What should you do when you overtake a motorcyclist in very windy conditions?

37. What should you do as you approach these roadworks near the road?

38. When are you allowed to use high-intensity rear fog lights whilst driving on a motorway in heavy rain?

39. Why should you be conscious of motorcyclists on a motorway when there are gusty winds?

40. You’re driving a long vehicle and wish to turn right at a roundabout located ahead. How should you signal if you need to use the left-hand lane?

41. How should you drive through flood water?

42. High-sided vehicles can be affected by side wind. On which type of road is are they most likely to be effected on?

43. Why are brushes attached to this vehicle’s wheel arch?

44. Why should you take extra care when overtaking vehicles at night?

45. The entrances to roundabouts are often slippery when they’re wet. How should you deal with this type of hazard?

46. What should you do if you notice a vehicle too close behind whilst driving in traffic on the motorway?

47. What could cause your steering to become unresponsive when driving in heavy rain?

48. What should you do when visibility is reduced by heavy rain and spray when driving a lorry on the motorway?

49. Why might you consider tying the curtains open when driving an empty curtain-sided vehicle?

50. What should you be conscious of when you’re overtaking on a motorway while it’s raining heavily?

51. What should you do after overtaking another vehicle on a dual carriageway?

52. What should you do if you see lorries merging from a slip road ahead whilst you’re driving at the speed limit in the left-hand lane of a motorway?

53. Which vehicle is at most risk in windy conditions?

54. Where should you avoid travelling when driving a high-sided vehicle in very windy conditions?

55. What will happen if you start to overtake if you’re driving a fully laden vehicle and are approaching an uphill gradient?

56. What should you do before overtaking a vehicle on a single carriageway road?

57. What’s the highest risk to your safety when you’re overtaking on a motorway in very wet weather?

58. How can you improve your view ahead when following a large vehicle?

59. What should you do when spray is causing poor visibility when driving on the motorway and it’s raining heavily?

60. When may you use your vehicle’s hazard warning lights while it’s in motion?

61. What should you do if your steering suddenly feels very light when driving in heavy rain?

62. Why is tailgating dangerous?

63. You look in your mirrors and see smoke coming from your rear tyres whilst driving on the motorway. What should you do?

64. What should you do if you see a vehicle is coming from the right side, with its left indicator flashing when waiting at a T-junction?

65. What should you do before driving your lorry away from a wet construction site which is located at the side of a motorway?

66. What component installed to your vehicle will help following drivers in wet weather?

67. Which road users are most likely to be affected by the turbulence that is created by large vehicles which are travelling at speed?

68. What ground conditions are most suitable for a tipper lorry to tip its load?

69. You’re on a motorway and there’s a strong side wind. Which vehicle is particularly at risk of this?

70. What should you do before you begin to overtake a lorry?

71. You’re driving in fog that has started to clear. When should you turn off your vehicles high-intensity rear fog lights?

72. How is drinking alcohol likely to have an effect on your driving?

73. What should you do when going past sheep that are on the road?

74. What do you need to be aware of when driving a vehicle that has power-assisted steering?

75. What should you do if a bus’ right-hand indicator is flashing after it has stopped ahead of you at a bus stop?

76. When should you use the two-second rule?

77. What gap should you leave between your vehicle and the one in front when you’re driving at 50 mph (80 km/h) on a dry, level road?

78. When should you use a crawler lane?

79. How will gravity have an affect a laden vehicle going downhill?

80. When is a high-sided vehicle most impacted by side wind?

81. What does this motorway sign mean?

82. The reflective studs are red on your left and white on your right when you’re driving along a motorway in thick fog at night. Which lane are you in?

83. Where would you expect to find buffer lanes?

84. Why should you check your nearside mirror whilst overtaking a motorcycle in windy conditions?

85. What do you need to be cautious of when you’re driving in high winds?

86. Why can it be dangerous to follow a large goods vehicle too closely?

87. What should you do if you plan to overtake a lorry that’s throwing up spray?

88. Where are these lights found?

89. How do you know when it’s safe to move back to the nearside lane when you’ve just overtaken another large vehicle?

90. It’s very windy and you’re overtaking a motorcyclist whilst on a motorway. What should you be particularly aware of that may cause them problems?

91. What should you do when you drive during windy weather?

92. You’re driving downhill. How will this have an affect on your vehicle?

93. What problem could you have when driving at night?

94. What should you expect when you’re driving a lorry towards a high bridge on a windy day?

95. What’s a crawler lane used for?

96. Why should you take care when you’re overtaking when on a motorway and the surface is still wet after rain?

97. Which of these vehicles is at the most risk from strong side wind?

98. You’re driving behind two cyclists as they’re approaching a roundabout in the left-hand lane. What should you anticipate them to do next?

99. You’re driving in the left-hand lane of a motorway. What should you do when you see a large vehicle merging from a slip road onto the motorway ahead?

100. Which vehicles are the most likely to be impacted by high winds?

101. What should you do before you drive your high-sided lorry in windy weather?

102. What’s the minimum time gap you should leave between your vehicle and the one in front when you’re on a wet, level road, driving at 50 mph?

103. How should you use your vehicles brakes in icy weather?

104. What’s the main hazard you should be aware of when you’re about to pass this car?

105. What does it suggest if you see white lights on a vehicle at night?

106. When should high-intensity rear fog lights be used when you’re driving in fog?

107. You’re driving along a motorway and see this sign. What does the sing mean?

108. When can you use the right-hand lane to overtake when you’re driving a lorry of more than 7.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass along a motorway?

109. You’re driving a high-sided vehicle on a motorway. You should expect the effects of side wind. When is this most probable to happen?

110. What should you do when you overtake a cyclist whilst driving on a two-way road?

111. Why should you slow down as you approach this pedestrian when the road is wet?

112. What should you do when you wish to join a motorway where traffic is flowing freely?

113. What should you do as you proceed towards a zebra crossing?

114. At what time should you check your vehicle’s spray-suppression equipment?

115. How could you lower the problems caused by a strong side wind when driving an empty curtain-sided vehicle whilst on an exposed bridge?

116. What should you do before you change lanes to overtake on a motorway?

117. Where would you expect problems when you’re driving a high-sided vehicle on a windy day?

118. What’s the best method to control your vehicle when driving on snow?

119. Your lorry has a curtain-sided body and your route will take you over several high-level bridges. Why should you check the weather forecast you start your journey?

120. Why should you take caution before moving into the centre lane of a three-lane motorway?

121. What should you do if there’s a car approaching quickly behind you in the right-hand lane whilst driving on a dual carriageway and you intend to overtake the vehicle ahead?

122. Which lane should you be in when you’re driving on a clear motorway, at the speed limit for your vehicle?

123. Why should you check for any vehicles in the right-hand lane before you overtake whilst in the left-hand lane on a three-lane motorway?

124. What should you try to do before braking in wet conditions?

125. When can vehicles over 7.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass (MAM) use the right-hand lane of a motorway to overtake other vehicles?

126. What should you do if spray is being thrown up, causing poor visibility whilst driving on a motorway after it’s been raining heavily?

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1. Your vehicle is involved in a road traffic incident where someone is injured. You don’t produce your insurance certificate at the time of the incident. How soon must you report the incident to the police?

2. Why may it be harmful to move a casualty at an incident?

3. What should you ensure you do when you drive into a tunnel?

4. What’s the first thing you should do if the vehicle can’t be driven out of the tunnel if it catches fire?

5. A casualty has an injured arm that’s bleeding heavily when you arrive at the scene of an incident. What could you do in order to help while waiting for the emergency services to arrive at the scene?

6. Where should you stand whilst using an emergency telephone on a motorway?

7. You’ve been involved in an incident while driving through a tunnel. You are not injured but your vehicle cannot be driven. What’s the first thing you should do?

8. People are injured at the scene of a collision. What should be done when the risk of further collisions has been dealt with?

9. A casualty has stopped breathing at an incident. What can you do to help them?

10. A person has become hysterical at the scene of an incident. How can you calm them down?

11. What should you do if you can’t get it fully onto the hard shoulder if your vehicle breaks down on a motorway?

12. You arrive at an incident where a motorcyclist is lying in the road and they are unconscious and bleeding. The area is safe and the emergency services have been requested. What’s the first priority when checking the rider?

13. What should you ensure you do before driving into a tunnel?

14. What’s the first thing you should do to help a person at an incident who is unconscious?

15. How can you help someone suffering from shock at the scene of an incident?

16. What should you do if you’re the first person to arrive at the scene of an incident?

17. What’s the best way to help an injured person if the area around an incident is unsafe?

18. Which type of fire extinguisher shouldn’t be used to put out flammable liquids?

19. What should you do when there’s a fire in the engine compartment of your vehicle?

20. What’s the first thing you should do if you arrive at the scene of an incident and there is a motorcyclist lying in the middle of the road and is unconscious?

21. What should you do to help someone at an incident who is suffering from severe burns?

22. How should you deal with someone who is hysterical at the scene of an incident?

23. What are the symptoms of someone suffering from shock?

24. Which document will you always be asked to produce if you’ve been stopped by a police officer for a suspected motoring offence?

25. When should you stop trying to resuscitate a casualty?

26. What does it mean if there’s a plain orange rectangle displayed on one of the vehicles at the scene of an incident?

27. What should you do before driving into a tunnel?

28. What should you do if your vehicle breaks down when driving through a tunnel?

29. What should you do if nobody else is present and your vehicle is still roadworthy if you’ve been involved in an incident and damaged some property?

30. For how long should you continue compressions if they haven’t started breathing again if you’re trying to resuscitate a casualty who isn’t breathing?

31. What must you do if you’re involved in a road traffic incident?

32. What should be given urgent priority when you arrive at the scene of an incident where someone is injured?

33. What’s the minimum height under the bridge if your approaching a bridge with no height restriction on it?

34. You suspect a casualty has back injuries at the scene of an incident. What’s the best way to help them?

35. What’s the first thing you should do if you’re the first person to arrive at an incident where people are badly injured?

36. What training must you undertake before driving a lorry which is loaded with toxic substances?

37. What’s the first thing you should try to do if your vehicle is caught fire whilst you’re driving through a tunnel?

38. How could you help the driver whose hands and arms have been burned after a vehicle has rolled over and caught fire?

39. What should you do to help while waiting for the emergency services to arrive at the scene of an incident where there are casualties?

40. What can you do to help a driver who’s suffering from shock at an incident?

41. What should you use to break the electrical connection if a casualty is in contact with live electrical cables?

42. A pedestrian’s leg is bleeding heavily, but there’s nothing stuck in the wound. What could you do to help whilst waiting for the emergency services to arrive?

43. A pedestrian is bleeding heavily from a leg wound, but their leg isn’t broken. What could you do to help them at the scene of an incident?

44. What should you do before attempting to put the fire out if your engine catches fire?

45. What should you do when you’re driving through a tunnel whilst there is heavy traffic?

46. What’s the first thing you should do to help an injured person is lying in a busy road?

47. What should you do if the vehicle can still be driven after it has caught fire whilst in a tunnel?

48. Why would you move a casualty is unconscious but still breathing?

49. What should you do if you have to stop when driving through a congested tunnel?

50. What would suggest someone is suffering from shock at an incident?

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1.What’s the last thing you should do after recoupling a trailer?

2. What must vehicle operators provide their drivers with?

3. Why should you use an approved coolant solution in your vehicles engine cooling system?

4. What’s the most probable cause if your steering starts to feel heavy?

5. When would you use ‘kickdown’ on a vehicle which has an automatic transmission?

6. Where does a high-pressure fuel injector deliver fuel?

7. What will happen if you drive a vehicle if one of your tyres has a bulge in the side wall?

8. Why is it important to avoid overfilling the engine with oil?

9. What proportion of the width of a tyre must have at least the legal minimum depth of tread?

10. Which of the following would be illegal?

11. What does this warning light on the instrument panel of your vehicle mean?

12. What is a loud buzzer sounds in your vehicle most likely to indicate?

13. At what time should anti-freeze be used in the cooling system?

14. Why should you carry out a daily walk-round check before beginning your journey?

15. What effect could driving at higher speeds for long distances on motorways have on your tyres?

16. What precautions should be taken when tightening the wheel nuts after it has been replaced?

17. You want to check your vehicles brake-system warning lights. What could you do when these are not operated by the vehicles ignition switch?

18. What would you secure with a dog clip?

19. What should you do if you notice that two wheel nuts are missing from one of your vehicles wheels?

20. You notice that you’re losing tread from one of your tyres whilst driving a lorry on the motorway. What should you do?

21. What should you do if thick black smoke is coming out from the exhaust of your vehicle?

22. What happens to diesel fuel when it becomes hot?

23. When should you check the wheel nuts on your vehicle?

24. What part of your vehicle should you check for damage after hitting a kerb when at speed?

25. When can ‘block’ or ‘selective’ gear changing be used?

26. Why could it be dangerous to continue driving if your engine-oil warning light turns on?

27. Why should your vehicles engine oil be changed at the recommended intervals?

28. How often should the components of a fifth-wheel coupling be inspected?

29. What’s the benefit of energy-saving tyres?

30. What does it mean if the ignition warning light turns on whilst you’re driving?

31. What’s the most probable reason for a diesel-engined vehicle running erratically in very cold weather conditions?

32. What can you add to diesel fuel to stop it from becoming less effective at low temperatures?

33. What could occur if you overfill your vehicles engine with oil?

34. What do heated fuel lines stop?

35. What’s the fifth-wheel coupling used for?

36. What’s the minimum depth of tread needed over three-quarters of the breadth of a lorry tyre?

37. Your vehicle is found to have serious defects and you may no longer use it at a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) roadside check, Who will DVSA share this information with?

38. What’s the job of a preheating device?

39. How can vehicle breakdowns be lowered?

40. At what time should your lorry coupling system (fifth wheel) be checked and lubricated?

41. What do the codes on the side walls of tyres for buses and lorrys refer to?

42. What’s the main purpose for cleaning your vehicles wheels and tyres when you leave a building site?

43. What should you check for wear or damage on a drawbar unit on your vehicle?

44. What could occur if there isn’t enough oil in your engine?

45. At what time should you check the oil level in your engine?

46. How soon should the rear brake-light bulbs be replaced if it has failed?

47. Which tool is important for fitting a road wheel?

48. What should you do if the air-pressure warning device starts to operate when driving on a motorway?

49. Where can you get information to help carry out minor repairs on your vehicle?

50. You notice that the steering feels heavy when driving a new articulated lorry that’s fully laden. What could be a cause for this?

51. Bus and lorry tyres have codes on their side walls. What do these codes refer to?

52. What should you do before you change a wheel on your vehicle?

53. Where can you get information about carrying out repairs to your vehicle?

54. What’s the first thing you must do before you uncouple the trailer after stopping on a firm, level surface?

55. What should you do before disconnecting any of the air lines when uncoupling a trailer?

56. How could this create a hazard for other road users if your vehicle suffers a tyre blow-out?

57. What check should be made on each tyre before starting a long motorway journey?

58. How can you prevent moisture freezing in your vehicles air storage tanks in cold conditions?

59. What’s most probable to cause a burst tyre?

60. What’s the job of the oil filter?

61. What will occur if you follow a consistent vehicle maintenance schedule?

62. Where should you park your vehicle before you check the engine oil level?

63. What could occur if you overfill your engine with oil?

64. When should the wheel nuts be checked again after you’ve had to change a wheel on your vehicle?

65. What should you ensure you check before you drive off from a muddy building site onto the road?

66. What should you do if you notice that the sidelights work but the headlights are faulty before starting long journey midway through the day?

67. What should you do if the brake pedal becomes harder to press down?

68. What should you do if your power-assisted steering fails abruptly?

69. What will happen to the vehicle if serious defects are found if the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the police carry out spot checks for faulty vehicles?

70. What does this warning light on the instrument panel suggest?

71. How often should the components of the fifth-wheel coupling be examined?

72. Why should you check your vehicles double rear wheels before leaving a building site?

73. Why are energy-saving tyres more effective?

74. What should you do if you find an air leak in the braking system whilst checking your vehicle?

75. Why do air tanks on brake systems need to be drained?

76. What’s recommended to do when you replace a tubeless tyre?

77. How should you try to leave the vehicle if it has broken down at night on a two-way road?

78. When should yuor vehicles wheel nuts be checked?

79. What could make your steering suddenly heavy to turn?

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1. What should you be cautious of when stopping on the left in a busy place?

2. When should you use your vehicles mirrors?

3. When should you use your vehicles hazard warning lights?

4. What’s the safest way to get down to the ground when working on the platform of a flat-bed lorry?

5. What should you be aware of before you open your cab door?

6. Where are you permitted to park a long, rigid vehicle?

7. Where should you park a semi-trailer if you are planning to leave it unattended?

8. What must you do before leaving your vehicle?

9. What should you do before you leave your vehicle parked on a public road?

10. When can hazard warning lights be used whilst driving?

11. What should you attempt to do when you lift a heavy box or suitcase?

12. What should you consider having on your vehicle to avoid theft?

13. Which of the following is crucial when you’re getting out of a lorry cab?

14. How should you stand when you’re lifting a heavy object?

15. When should you use the parking brake if you need to stop and get out of your vehicle?

16. What must you do before leaving the vehicle after parking it on the roadside?

17. What should you do just before dismounting from the cab after parking your vehicle on the side of the road?

18. What hazard should you be aware of when opening the tank hatches?

19. What’s the best way to lift a heavy object?

20. What do you need to take into account when transporting a high-value cargo of cigarettes?

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1. How will the load affect the vehicle if you approach a left-hand bend too fast when driving is heavily laden?

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