Take the Accidents And Basic Hazards Mock Theory Test
Driving in neutral
Driving with one hand on the steering wheel
Driving in the wrong gear
Driving without your foot on the gas pedal
When is 'brake fade' likely to happen?
When the brakes are out of adjustment
Continuous use of the brakes
When approaching hazards
After every long journey
You meet an obstruction on your side of the road. Another vehicle is approaching toward you. What should you do?
give way to the oncoming vehicle
carry on, you have priority
wave oncoming vehicles through
accelerate to get past fast
You should only flash your headlights to other road users?
To tell them you have right of way
To show them you are about to reverse
To show them you are giving way
To let them know that you are there
During an emergency stop your wheels lock and skid, would you...
Turn the steering wheel to the left
Turn the steering wheel to the right
Release the brake and let the vehicle roll to a stop
Release the brake and then re-apply it
If you see a vehicle with a flashing amber light, what might it signify?
Slow moving or broken down vehicle
You are driving at the legal speed limit.A vehicle comes up quickly behind flashing its headlights.You should?
Maintain your speed and prevent the vehicle from overtaking
Touch your brakes to show your brake lights
Accelerate to maintain a gap behind you
Allow the vehicle to overtake
You have an accident while driving and someone is injured. You MUST report it to the Police as soon as possible, or within...
Driving past a row of parked vehicles. What should you look out for?
Drivers moving off without looking
Car doors opening
Pedestrians walking out from between them
All a, b and c
When should you use your hazard lights?
When you park near to a junction
When you need to park on the pavement
When you have broken down
When you wish to stop on double yellow lines
What is the most common factor in causing road accidents?
Turning right only
Why might a motorcyclist steer round drain covers on a bend when the road is wet?
To help judge the bend
To avoid puncturing the tyres on the drain covers
To avoid splashing pedestrians
To prevent the motorcycle sliding on the metal covers
It is essential that tyre pressures are checked regularly. When should this be done?
After driving at speed
After a lengthy journey
When the tyres are cold
When the tyres are hot
If your vehicle is fitted with ABS braking, what effect is this most likely to have on the vehicle and the way it can be driven?
The brakes are better in the wet
The brakes can stop the car in a shorter distance
You can steer and brake together
The brakes will lock up quicker
If you are driving your car through a ford or flood water, what gear should you be in?
First or second gear
Third gear with slipping clutch
No gears at all, freewheeling
You are driving passed a row of parked cars. What should you do if you see a football bounce out in front of you?
Sound your horn
Continue at the same speed, but flash your lights
Slow down and be prepared to stop
Stop and wave the children to fetch their football
You are about to go down a steep hill, to control your speed you should?
Select a low gear and avoid using the brakes
Select a high gear and brake carefully
Select a low gear and use the brakes carefully
Select a high gear and brake firmly
You must take extra care when driving near trams because?
They may stop suddenly to recharge the batteries
Of their speed and silent approach
You must not drive over the rails
They are automatic and have no driver
Your Doctor has given you a course of medicine. Why should you ask if it is OK to drive?
Some medicine can cause your reactions to slow down
Some medicine may affect your eyesight
Drugs make you a better driver by quickening your reactions
Your Insurance company will have to know about the medicine
If your steering suddenly feels light it is a sign that...
Your power steering system has failed
You are steering whilst the car is stationary
The tyres are losing their grip on the road
Your tyre pressures are low
How would you react to other drivers who appear to be inexperienced?
Overtake them as soon as possible
Flash your headlights to indicate that it's safe for them to proceed
Be patient and prepared for them to react more slowly
Sound your horn to warn them of your presence
If you consider the vehicle behind you is following too close, what should you do ?
Flash your brake lights on and off
Accelerate away to increase the gap
Apply your brakes suddenly
Increase the gap between your vehicle and the one in front by slowing down very gently
Overloading your vehicle can seriously affect the...
You arrive at the scene of a motorcycle accident. The rider is conscious but in shock. You must make sure that...
the rider is put in the recovery position
the rider's helmet is not removed
the rider is moved to the side of the road
the rider's helmet is removed
Why should you make sure that you have cancelled your indicators after turning?
To avoid flattening the battery
To avoid misleading other road users
To avoid dazzling other road users
To avoid damage to the indicator relay
You are at the scene of an accident. Someone is suffering from shock.You should...
Tell them to pull themselves together
Keep them warm
Offer them a warm drink
Offer them a cigarette
You are about to drive home but you can't find the glasses you need to wear. You should...
drive home slowly, keeping to quiet roads
find a way of getting home without driving
borrow a friend's glasses and use those
drive home at night so that the lights will help you
You should reguarly check the fluid levels. If one was allowed to get low. Which one of these could cause an accident?
Which age group of drivers is most likely to be involved in an accident?
17 to 25 year olds
34 to 45 year olds
46 ro 55 year olds
65 to 75 year olds
Overloading your vehicle can seriously affect?
Your ability to change gears
When driving down a steep hill what should you do in order to control your speed?
Select a high gear and use the brakes carefully
Select neural and let the car freewheel down the hill
Activate cruise control
Select a low gear and use the brakes carefully
When should you especially check the engine oil level?
On a cold morning
Every 5000 miles
Before starting a long journey
Before an MOT test
An injured motorcyclist is lying unconscious in the road. You should
Remove the safety helmet
Move them to the pavement
Seek medical assistance
Your anti-lock brakes warning light stays on. What should you do?
Have the brakes checked immediately
Check the brake fluid level
Check the handbrake is working
Perform an emergency stop
Unbalanced wheels on a car may cause
The tyres to wear out
The steering to vibrate
A driver does something that upsets you. You should
try not to react
flash your headlights several times
let them know how you feel
sound your horn
When following a large vehicle you should keep well back because this
allows you to corner more quickly
helps the large vehicle to stop more easily
allows the driver to see you in the mirrors
helps you to keep out of the wind
If a trailer swerves or snakes when you are towing it you should
ease off the accelerator and reduce your speed
brake hard and hold the pedal down
let go of the steering wheel and let it correct itself
increase your speed as quickly as possible
You have just gone through deep water. To dry off the brakes you should
accelerate and keep to a high speed for a short time
go slowly while gently applying the brakes
avoid using the brakes at all for a few miles
stop for at least an hour to allow them time to dry
You are waiting to emerge left from a minor road. A large vehicle is approaching from the right. You have time to turn, but you should wait. Why?
The large vehicle can easily hide an overtaking vehicle
The large vehicle can turn suddenly
The large vehicle is difficult to steer in a straight line
The large vehicle can easily hide vehicles from the left
A trailer must stay securely hitched up to the towing vehicle. What additional safety device can be fitted to the trailer braking system?
You are planning to tow a caravan. Which of these will mostly help to aid the vehicle handling?
A jockey wheel fitted to the towbar
Power steering fitted to the towing vehicle
Anti-lock brakes fitted to the towing vehicle
A stabiliser fitted to the towbar
Why would you fit a stabiliser before towing a caravan?
It will help with stability when driving in crosswinds
It will allow heavy items to be loaded behind the axle
It will help you to raise and lower the jockey wheel
It will allow you to tow without the breakaway cable
Are passengers allowed to ride in a caravan that is being towed?
Yes, if they are over fourteen
No, not at any time
Only if all the seats in the towing vehicle are full
Only if a stabiliser is fitted
At an accident a casualty is unconscious. Which of the following should you check urgently?
You arrive at an accident. A motorcyclist is unconscious. Your FIRST priority is the casualty's
At the scene of an accident you should
not put yourself at risk
go to those casualties who are screaming
pull everybody out of their vehicles
leave vehicle engines switched on
Which of the following should you NOT do at the scene of an accident?
Warn other traffic by switching on your hazard warning lights
Call the emergency services immediately
Offer someone a cigarette to calm them down
Ask drivers to switch off their engines
What are the main causes of accidents?
You are waiting at a level crossing. A train has passed but the light is still flashing. Do you
Edge over the stop sign to get a better look
Park your vehicle a go and investigate the problem
Carry on waiting
Phone the signal operator