Weekly Quiz – Week 7

Today we reach week seven 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 breath alcohol limit in Scotland?
  2. Who is responsible to ensure that a child aged 14 and over wear a seat belt?
  3. What action should you take if you are dazzled by oncoming headlights?
  4. When does a 30mph limit usually apply to all traffic?
  5. When can you cross a double white line and the nearest to you is broken?

Roadcraft

  1. What is the primary consideration when deciding where to position your vehicle?
  2. ASB does not help you with braking; it does help you steer while braking. Is this true or false?
  3. What is aquaplaning and what is the best way to deal with it?
  4. What are the key safety points when considering an overtake? Roadcraft lists three.
  5. How might the condition of the road surface affect your decision to overtake?

Answers to last week’s questions (Week 6)

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

Highway Code*

  1. 60 mph (Rule 123)
  2. 5 metres (Rule 126)
  3. A road which has a central reservation to separate the carriageways (Rule 136)
  4. A rectangular sign displaying a large white arrow pointing up and a red arrow on the right pointing down
  5. Class 3 vehicles are those with an upper speed limit of 8 mph (12kph) and are equipped to use both pavement and the road (Rule 36)

Roadcraft**

  1. Tyres provide only a limited amount of grip, which is shared between accelerating, braking and steering forces. If more grip is being used for accelerating or braking, there is less grip available for steering, and vice versa. (Roadcraft page 87)
  2. (Roadcraft page 88)
    • towards the rear
    • towards the front
  3. Towards the outside of the bend. (Roadcraft page 88)
  4. Grip and traction reduce at front wheels because acceleration moves the weight (and hence the grip) to the back. In a front wheel drive car, this leads to less acceleration because there is less grip at the driven wheels; pressing the accelerator harder may lead to wheel spin as the power increases without any accompanying increase in grip (Roadcraft page 91)
  5. Acceleration sense is the ability to vary vehicle speed in response to change road or traffic conditions by accurate use of the accelerator, so that you use the brakes less or not at all. (Roadcraft page 92)
    • it improves anticipation and observation skills
    • it saves on brake wear
    • it uses less fuel, cause less wear of tyres and brakes, and it reduces carbon emissions
    • it provides a smoother ride for passengers