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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
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
If you are the driver and you hurt somebody in a crash, who must you report it to?
A clerk of the court
Justice of the peace
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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