Weekly Quiz – Week 3

We hope you are all keeping well and enjoyed the second part of our weekly quiz and were able to answer the questions on both the Highway Code and Roadcraft. You can find the answers to last week’s questions at the bottom of this page.

This week we are continuing our eight-week club quiz, with another 10 questions to test both your Highway Code and Roadcraft knowledge.

Here are the 10 questions for Week 3 – Good Luck.

Highway Code

  1. Describe the sign warning of loose chippings
  2. What is the fundamental difference between a Toucan crossing and a Pelican or Puffin?
  3. The H/C states that you must not drive under the influence of drugs or medicine. What additional advice does it offer for medicines?
  4. The law allows certain exemptions to wearing a seat belt, one is for medical reasons and also those making deliveries or collections in goods vehicles when travelling under what distance.
  5. The H/C states that you must not use lights in such a way which would what?

Roadcraft

  1. Roadcraft recommends keeping both hands on the wheel unless there is a need to change a control (gear lever or handbrake). It describes three methods of steering. When should you use pull-push?
  2. How does road camber affect steering and what is superelevation?
  3. What is the safe following distance?
  4. What is the safe braking rule?
  5. What is the limit point and what is the purpose of using it?

Answers to last week’s questions (Week 2)

*Ref:  www.gov.uk Highway Code updated 2019
**Ref: Roadcraft: The Polce Driver’s Handbook 2013 edition

Highway Code

  1. For diagnosing faults. (Rule 123)
  2. Thinking distance – Braking distance (Rule126)
  3. The line is longer and the gap between each line is shorter. (Rule 127)
  4. White – Mark the lanes or middle of the road
    Red – Mark the left edge of the road
    Amber – Mark the central reservation on a dual carriageway or motorway
    Green – Mark the edge of the main carriageway at lay-bys and slip roads
    Green / Yellow studs indicate temporary adjustments to lane layouts e.g., roadworks (Rule 132)
  5. 12 months from the date that they became resident in this country (Annexe 3)

Roadcraft

  1. Anything that is an actual or potential danger. **(Roadcraft page 25)
  2. It is a way of approaching and negotiating hazards that is methodical, safe and leaves nothing to chance. It involves careful observation, early anticipation and planning, and a systematic use of the controls to maintain your vehicle’s stability in all situations. **(Roadcraft page 25)
  3. Physical features (or road layout)
    The position and movement of other road users
    Weather conditions **(Roadcraft page 47)
  4. The hazard itself
    How close it is
    The road layout
    Whether the hazard is stationary or moving
    How fast you are approaching it **(Roadcraft page 51)
  5. What you can see
    What you can’t see
    What you might reasonably expect to happen
    Which hazards represent the greatest risk
    What to do if things turn out differently from expected (contingency plans) **(Roadcraft page 52)