General Questions 43 to 62
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If yellow traffic signals are flashing it means:
that a crash has just happened.
the traffic signals are not working, apply the give way rules.
vehicles may only proceed straight ahead and not turn.
emergency vehicles are about to come through.
Which one of the following vehicles can you drive on a car licence?
A vehicle weighing over 4500 kg.
A tow truck.
When following a vehicle on a dusty metal (gravel) road, you should:
keep close to the other vehicles.
drive down the centre of the road.
adjust your speed to suit the conditions.
pass the vehicle in front of you.
When passing a bus displaying a ‘School’ sign, that has stopped to let children on or off, you must not drive faster than:
When driving in foggy weather, you should:
stay close to the vehicle ahead of you.
turn your vehicle headlights onto dip.
use the centre line as a guide.
turn your vehicle park lights on
You are coming up to a one-lane bridge and you see this sign. What must you do?
Give way to any oncoming vehicles.
Only give way to any larger oncoming vehicles.
Drive straight ahead without stopping.
Drive straight ahead but keep to the far left.
When should you use the 2-second rule?
When reversing out of a driveway.
When following other vehicles at the same speed.
When giving way at a pedestrian crossing.
When using the indicators on your vehicle.
When coming up to a pedestrian crossing, what MUST you do?
Slow down and be ready to stop for pedestrians.
Speed up before pedestrians cross.
Sound the horn on your vehicle to warn pedestrians.
Slow down to 30 km/h.
When parking downhill on a steep road, the
' suggests that you should:
leave your keys in the vehicle in case the brakes fail.
turn the front wheels of your vehicle away from the kerb and leave the vehicle in first gear.
turn the front wheels of your vehicle towards the kerb and leave the vehicle in reverse gear.
leave the wheels of your vehicle straight ahead and make sure that the handbrake is on.
You are driving downhill on a steep, narrow road and a vehicle is coming up the hill. You should:
pull over to the left and give way to the vehicle coming up the hill.
flash the headlights of your vehicle at the vehicle coming up the hill.
sound the horn of your vehicle to get the vehicle coming up the hill out of the way.
do nothing, the vehicle coming up the hill should give way to you.
You can stop or park your vehicle over a fire hydrant (fire plug) if:
a mobility card is displayed in the front window.
it is not left unattended for less than 10 minutes.
someone who can move it stays with the vehicle.
your vehicle breaks down
What does this marking mean?
This sign tells you that you are coming up to a railway level crossing. What should you do?
Slow down so that you can look both ways to check that the crossing is clear.
Speed up to drive over the crossing as quickly as possible.
Stop to check whether the crossing is clear.
Turn your vehicle indicators on before driving over the crossing.
If your doctor gives you medication, you should:
stop driving while taking the medication.
ask the doctor what effect it will have on your driving ability.
drive as you would normally.
drive slower than normal during the time you are taking the medication.
A broken yellow line painted close to the edge of the road means that you:
can park if somebody who can move it stays in the vehicle.
can stop briefly to let off passengers or unload goods.
must slow down when you drive along this road.
may not stop or park your vehicle there at any time.
A reflectorised triangle can be placed on the side of the road when there is:
a pothole in the road.
a breakdown ahead.
flooding on the road.
a police officer directing traffic.
You MUST dip the headlights on your vehicle when:
coming up to an intersection.
driving in city shopping areas.
driving on a winding road.
you are following other vehicles.
After driving through surface water, you should:
pump your vehicle brakes carefully.
not use the brakes on your vehicle.
check that the headlights on your vehicle are working.
You must turn your vehicle headlights on:
15 minutes after sunset until 15 minutes before sunrise.
30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise.
45 minutes after sunset until 45 minutes before sunrise.
1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise
The number on this sign shows:
the fastest speed to drive around the curve.
the speed in the right-hand lane.
the safest speed to drive around the curve.
the distance to the next intersection.