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  1. You are driving on a country road at night when your vehicle headlights suddenly go out. What is the safest thing to do?

    Carry on driving to the nearest garage with your vehicle hazard lights on
    Slow down and drive on the far left side of the road 
    Carry on driving to the nearest garage with your vehicle’s interior lights on
    Slow down, move off the road gradually, stop and turn your vehicle hazard lights on
     
  2. If you are a driver involved in a crash, what is the FIRST action you should take?

    Stop and place a warning triangel at the side of the road
    Stop and check to see if anyone is hurt
    Drive past at 20km/h until you pass the sie of the crash
    Tell a police officer as soon as possible
     
  3. If you are the driver and you hurt somebody in a crash, who must you report it to?

    A clerk of the court
    Police officer
    Justice of the peace
    Lawyer
     
  4. When should you use your hazard lights?

    When you vehicle becomes a temporary hazard to other road users
    When approaching an accident scene to warn other drivers
    Before changing lanes
    When reversing from a driveeway and your view is not clear
     
  5. When should you use the hazard lights on your vehicle?

    When you are changing a tyre on the side of the road
    When you are double-parked
    When you are coming up to an airport
    When you are in a hurry
     
  6. What should you do if you are driving and become sleepy?

    Keep driving this is called "Sleep Inertia" and will only last 15-20 minutes
    Pull over immediately in a safe place and take a 15-20 minute power nap. Wait at least 10 minutes to make sure you are completely awake before you start driving again
    Pull over immediately in a safe place and take a 50 minute power nap. 
    Drive on to the nearest place to sleep (motel or hotel) 
     
  7. When must you pull over and allow an ambulance or fire engine to pass? 

    At all times
    When it is operating its siren or flashing lights
    At an uncontrolled intersection
    When it is turning right and you have the right of way
     
  8. What does a reflectorised triangle placed on the side of the road mean? 

    A breakdown ahead
    A one way street ahead
    A one way bridge ahead
    Road works ahead
     
  9. You are driving past a line of parked cars. You notice a ball bouncing out into the road ahead. What should you do?

    Keep driving at the same speed
    Slow down and be prepared to stop for children
    Keep driving at the same speed and flash the vehicle's headlights
    Slow down and move to the right-hand side of the road
     
  10. What must you do if glass falls on to the road from your vehicle?

    Sweep it up within 2 hours
    Sweep it up staight away if you can do so safely
    Tell a police office
    Sweep it up wthin 24 hours
     
  11. What should you do if an ambulance comes up behind you, flashing red lights or sounding its siren?

    Speed up to avoid delay 
    Put your vehicle hazard lights on and drive on at the same speed
    Slow down, pull over and allow the ambulance to pass 
    Flash your vehicle headlights to warn oncoming traffic
     
 

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