Weekly Quiz – Week 5

As Boris and his team start to plan for the relaxation of the current lockdown measures, we reach week 5 of our eight-week club quiz. This week we have 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 minimum insurance requirement to use a vehicle on the road.?
  2. What distance should you be able to read a new style number plate in good daylight?
  3. Over what height should a 12 or 13 year old child wear a seat belt?
  4. The H/C states that what lights must be lit between sunset and sunrise?
  5. How will coasting reduce driver control?


  1. What is an observation link?
  2. Why are observation links important?
  3. If you are driving at night, to which items of your vehicle should you pay special attention? Roadcraft lists four.
  4. If you have got your windscreen wipers in constant use, what other action should you take to improve your visibility?
  5. A concrete road surface offers good anti-skid grip. What is its drawback?

Answers to last week’s questions (Week 4)

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

Highway Code*

  1. 70 mph (Rule 123)
  2. 24 car lengths (96 metres – 316 feet) (Rule 126)
  3. You can see that the road is clear and you wish to overtake or turn off. (Rule 127)
  4. When overtaking and turning right. Remember that you have no more right to use the middle lane than a driver coming from the opposite direction. (Rule 135)
  5. 40 years unless they have been substantially changed within the previous 30 years (Annexe 3)


  1. When one tyre or more loses normal grip on the road, causing an involuntary movement of the vehicle (Roadcraft page 131)**
  2. (Roadcraft page 132)
    • the condition and pressure of the tyres
    • the correct operation of the brakes

3. (Roadcraft page 171)

  • the specification and condition of your vehicle, including the tyres
  • your speed
  • the amount of steering you apply
  • the amount of acceleration or braking
  • the slope across the road surface – camber and superelevation
  • the road surface and how the weather has affected its grip
  • the correct operation of the brakes

4. Overtaking a vehicle on the inside lane without leaving plenty of space for you both to merge onto the main carriageway safely (Roadcraft page 214)

5. (Roadcraft page 254)

  • illness
  • attitude
  • medication
  • sleep (or lack of)
  • alcohol
  • food (or lack of)
  • emotion

Notice that if you take the first letter of each of these factors they spell out the words I AM SAFE. If you move ‘illness’ to the third place on this list, the initial letters ask the question “Am I safe?”