Weekly Quiz – Week 4

This week we reach the half-way point of our eight-week club quiz, with another 10 questions to test your Highway Code and Roadcraft knowledge. We hope you are enjoying the quiz and are keeping safe and well during the current lockdown.

Here are the 10 questions for this week – Good Luck.

Highway Code

  1. What is the speed limit for a car derived van with 2.0 tonne mlw on a motorway.
  2. Given the average car length of 4.0 metres (13 feet) how many car lengths does the H/C suggest it takes to typically stop when travelling at 70mph?
  3. The H/C suggests that you do not cross a hazard line unless what?
  4. When can you use the middle lane on a three-lane single carriageway?
  5. From 20 May 2018, cars may be exempt from requiring an MOT provided that they have been manufactured and registered how many years?

Roadcraft

  1. When does a skid develop?
  2. What two regular checks can you carry out to reduce the risk of skidding?
  3. What factors determine your vehicle’s to corner? Roadcraft lists six.
  4. As you join a motorway, the approach road has two lanes. If you decide to use the outer lane, what should you avoid doing?
  5. What factors might make you unsafe to drive? Roadcraft identifies seven.

Answers to last week’s questions (Week 3)

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

Highway Code

  1. A triangular sign show half a car travelling toward with chippings flying up from the tyre*
  2. The Toucan crossing allows cyclists and pedestrians to share the crossing space and cross at the same time. Pedestrians and cyclists will see a green signal together and cyclists are permitted to ride across. (Rule 25)*
  3. Check with your doctor or pharmacist and do not drive if you are advised that you may be impaired. (Rule 96)*
  4. 50 metres (162 feet) (Rule 99)*
  5. Dazzle or cause discomfort to other road users including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders. (Rule 114)*

Roadcraft

  1. To make larger changes of direction (Roadcraft page 113)**
    • On a left hand bend it increases the effect of your steering because the road slopes down in the direction of your turn.
    • On a right hand bend it reduces the effect of steering because the road slopes away from the direction of your turn.
    • Superelevation is where the whole width of the road is banked up towards the outside edge of the bend, making the slope favourable for cornering in both directions(Roadcraft page 17)**
  2. On a dry and well-made road surface, allow two seconds from the vehicle in front – “Only a fool breaks the two second rule”. In the wet, this should be increased to four seconds; in snow and ice allow twenty (Roadcraft page 109)**
  3. Never drive so fast that you cannot stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear on your own side of the road. (Roadcraft page 106)**
    • The limit point is the furthest point to which you have an uninterrupted view of the road surface.
    • It gives a systematic way of judging the correct speed to use through the bend.

Remember, that limit points can be vertical as well as horizontal; they exist on the approach to hidden dips and hill crests as well as to bends and junctions.(Roadcraft page 172)**