Specialist Car Questions (SC) To check your answers, click on the question, which will take you to the section of The official New Zealand road code online where you'll find information to help you check if you have answered the questions correctly.
  1. What is the maximum distance a load may overhang your vehicle behind the rear axle?
    4 metres
    5 metres
    6 metres
    7 metres
     
  2. Your vehicle has a current warrant of fitness but a rear red stop light is not working. What should you do?

    Continue to drive the vehicle
    Have the fault repaired immediately
    Only use the vehicle during daylight hours
    Only use the vehicle in a 50km/h speed zone
     
  3. If your car is more than six years old, when must you renew its warrant of fitness?

    3 months
    6 months
    9 months
    12 months
     
  4.  What does a warrant of fitness show?

    the year the vehicle was made.
    if the driver has had any crashes.
    how many times the vehicle has crashed.
    that the vehicle was roadworthy at the time of checking.
     
  5. Which person can legally stop and do a roadside check of your vehicle?

    A police officer.
    An AA mechanic.
    A tow truck driver.
    An ambulance driver.
     
  6. If your vehicle was first registered less than six years ago, when does it require a warrant of fitness inspection?

    6 months
    9 months
    12 months
    18 months
     
  7. Where should the warrant of fitness label for your car should be displayed?

    top right corner of the windscreen.
    left of the windscreen.
    top centre of the windscreen.
    bottom centre of the windscreen.
     
  8. What is the maximum distance a load may extend in front of a car?

    2 meters from the front edge of the front seat
    3 meters from the front edge of the front seat
    4 meters from the front edge of the front seat
    5 meters from the front edge of the front seat
     
  9. Which parts of the car must be in good condition to prevent too much noise and gases entering the car?

    Good mud guards and mud flaps
    An efficient carburettor and heater
    Good sun visors and windscreen
    A good silencer and exhaust system
     
  10. At night, a towed vehicle must:

    have a red light at the back
    be sounding its horn
    have its hazard lights on
    be travelling slower than 50km/h
     
  11. You can be fined if your vehicle is on a road and not up to warrant of fitness standard.

    True
    False
     
  12. What is the minimum tread depth required for car tyres?

    0.5 mm
    1.0 mm
    1.5 mm
    2.0 mm
     
  13. If you tow another vehicle, what is the maximum distance allowed between the 2 vehicles?

    1 metre
    2 metres
    3 metres
    4 metres
     
  14. What must be displayed on the back of a trailer being towed at night?

    A blue light
    A red light
    A white flag
    A white light
     
  15. What should you do before any modification is carried out on your vehicle?

    remove the registration plates from your vehicle.
    check with an authorised vehicle inspection centre.
    check that your warrant of fitness is current to within 1 month.
    record the modification on your vehicle ownership papers.
     
  16. Which of the following vehicles can you drive on a car licence?

    A moped
    A motorbike
    A bus
    A truck with dangerous goods
     
  17. What is the maximum legal speed limit for a car towing a trailer on the open road?

    Don't drive faster than 70 km/h
    Don't drive faster than 80 km/h
    Don't drive faster than 90 km/h
    Don't drive faster than 100 km/h
     
  18. To tow a trailer on a car licence the weight of your vehicle plus the weight of the trailer must not exceed what weight?

    5000 kg including the load you are carrying
    4500 kg including the load you are carrying
    4000 kg including the load you are carrying
    3500 kg including the load you are carrying
     
  19. You have a restricted license. A condition for driving at night without a supervisor is that you MUST NOT drive between what hours?

    5am and 10pm
    10pm and 5am
    5pm and 10am
    10am and 5pm
     
  20. If you have had a flat tyre and have fitted a "space saver wheel" what must you do?

    Drive normally
    Drive at 40km/h until the flat tyre has been repaired
    Drive directly to a place where the flat type can be repaired and replaced
    Lower the pressure in the other tyres
     
  21. What is the maximum speed you may drive If you have a "space saver wheel" fitted?

    Don't drive faster than 90 km/h
    Don't drive faster than 80 km/h
    Don't drive faster than 50 km/h
    Don't drive faster than 30 km/h
     
  22. If you have a restricted licence can you carry a passenger if they are your spouse? 

    True
    False
     
  23. If you have a learner licence can you carry passengers?

    Yes, but only if your supervisor agrees and sits behind you.
    Yes, but only if your supervisor agrees and sits next to you in the front seat passengers seat.
    Yes, only children who live with you and are under your care
    No, never
     
  24. When you have a learner licence you must always drive with a supervisor. A supervisor is a person who has help a current and valid full New Zealand licence for at least one year.

    True
    False
     
  25. When you have a learner licence do you have to have it with you when you drive? 

    True
    False
     
  26. Who is responsible for making a child under 15 years use a safety belt or a safety seat in a vehicle?

    The passengers themselves 
    The parents of the passengers
    You as the driver of the vehicle
    Other passengers in your vehicle
     
  27. What will happen if you have a front tyre blowout?

    pull to the side with the blowout
    sway from side to side
    pull away from the side with the blowout
    increase speed
     
  28. What will happen if you have a rear tyre blowout?

    pull to the side with the blowout
    sway from side to side
    pull away from the side with the blowout
    increase speed
     
  29. The bonnet of your vehicle lifts up while you are driving and you cannot see. What should you do?

    Turn your vehicle headlights on and look out of your side window
    Steer your vehicle straight ahead and stop as quickly as you can
    Brake smoothly and move over to the left side of the road
    Speed up and move to the left side of the road
     
  30. What should you do if your vehicle breaks down on a motorway?

    Walk to get help
    Lift up the bonnet and boot of your vehicle
    Wave down a passing vehicle
    Push your vehicle to the nearest off-ramp
     
  31. Passengers in your vehicle are 15 years or over. Who is responsible for making sure they wear a safety belt?

    The passengers themselves
    The parents of the passengers
    You as the driver of the vehicle
    Other passengers in your vehicle
     

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