Weekly Quiz – Week 8

Today we reach final installment of our eight-week club quiz. Below you will find another the last 10 questions to test your Highway Code and Roadcraft knowledge, followed by the answers to last week’s questions. We hope you have enjoyed the quiz and we would love to hear how you got on. The answers to this weeks questions will be published next week.

Here are the final 10 questions – Good Luck and thanks for taking part.

Highway Code

  1. Apart from when driving a slow-moving vehicle when else should you use a crawler or climbing lane?
  2. The speed limit is the absolute maximum and does not mean it’s safe to drive at that speed. The H/C says that you should always reduce your speed when?
  3. What is ABS and is it safe to assume that the use of ABS will allow you to stop in a shorter distance?
  4. A rear facing baby seat must not be fitted to a seat that is protected by what?
  5. Do Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency Officers (DVSA) have the power to stop vehicles on trunk roads?

Roadcraft

  1. Why is it best to leave a gap when following a van or a lorry?
  2. When turning left, what essential safety check should be carried out?
  3. Where does Roadcraft advise you learn how to control a skid?
  4. What is peripheral vision and how does it assist drivers? Roadcraft suggest three ways in which it helps.
  5. At 70mph Roadcraft suggest that you need a safe stopping distance of how many metres and how might you gauge this?

Answers to last week’s questions (Week 7)

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

Highway Code*

  1. 22 microgrammes / 100 millilitres of breath
  2. The passenger (Rule 99)
  3. Slow down or stop (Rule 116)
  4. On all roads with street lighting unless signs show otherwise (Rule 124)
  5. To overtake provided it is safe and you can complete the manoeuvre before reaching a solid white line on your side. (Rule 128)

Roadcraft**

  1. Safety. (Roadcraft page 154)
  2. True. (Roadcraft pages 111 and 138)
  3. Aquaplaning occurs where a wedge builds up between the front tyres and the road surface, often because of thin or worn tyre tread. Steering and braking have no effect, since grip at the front end has been lost. The safest solution is to remove pressure from the accelerator, allowing the vehicle to lose speed and the tyres to regain their grip. Do not turn the steering wheel while aquaplaning because the vehicle will lurch whichever way the wheels are pointing when the tyres regain grip. (Roadcraft page 141)
  4. (Roadcraft page 187)
    • Do I need to?
    • Is it necessary or appropriate in the circumstances?
    • Is my vehicle capable of overtaking?
  5. Before you overtake, observe the condition of the road surface for anything that could throw your vehicle off course or affective your visibility (e.g. loose gravel). Watch out for surface water, which could cause a curtain of spray at a critical moment. Be aware that bad weather can affect how your vehicle holds the road and how well you can see the road.(Roadcraft page 204)