Weekly Quiz – Week 6

Today we reach week six of our eight-week club quiz. Below you will find another 10 questions to test your Highway Code and Roadcraft knowledge, followed by the answers to last week’s questions. We hope you are enjoying the quiz and are continuing to keep safe and well during the current lockdown restrictions.

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

Highway Code

  1. What is the speed limit for a car derived van towing a trailer on a dual carriageway?
  2. If you have to stop in a tunnel what gap does the H/C suggest you leave between you and the vehicle in front?
  3. How does the H/C define a dual carriageway?
  4. Describe the sign which would be displayed indication that you have priority over oncoming traffic.
  5. What class of invalid carriage is permitted on both the road and the pavement?


  1. What is meant by “tyre grip trade-off”?
  2. Where does the weight and balance of the vehicle shift when:
    • accelerating?
    • braking?
  3. Where does the weight and balance of the vehicle shift when cornering?
  4. In a car under acceleration what happens to the grip on the front wheels? What effect does this have on a front wheel drive car?
  5. What is meant by “acceleration sense” and what are its advantages?

Answers to last week’s questions (Week 5)

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

Highway Code*

  1. Third party
  2. 20 metres (Rule 92)
  3. 1.35metres (Rule 99)
  4. All sidelights and rear registration plate lights (Rule 113)
    • engine braking is eliminated
    • vehicle speed downhill will increase quickly
    • increased use of the footbrake can reduce its effectiveness
    • steering response will be affected, particularly on bends and corners
    • it may be more difficult to select the appropriate gear when needed (Rule 122)


  1. It is a clue to physical features and the likely behaviour of other road users. (Roadcraft page 82)
  2. They help you to anticipate road and traffic conditions as you scan the environment. (Roadcraft page 82)
  3. (Roadcraft page 68)
    • windows
    • mirrors
    • light lenses
    • indicators
  4. As a general rule, use dipped headlights. (Roadcraft page 72)
  5. Some concrete surfaces hold the water. In cold weather there is a risk that the water will freeze, making a slippery surface which is not easily seen. (Roadcraft page 77)