Free DVLA Theory Practice Driving In Bad Weather Conditions

Driving In Bad Weather Conditions Free DVLA Practice Test. Test Paper Seven Stopping distance slippery road following other vehicles in fog and driving through deep water.
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Free DVLA Theory Practice Driving In Bad Weather Conditions

Question 1 of 25

What should you do when driving in fog?

Use sidelights only

Position close to the centre line

Allow more time for your journey

Keep close to the car in front

Free DVLA Theory Practice Driving In Bad Weather Conditions

Question 2 of 25

You're driving on an icy road. How can you avoid wheelspin?

Drive at a slow speed in as high a gear as possible

Use the handbrake if the wheels start to slip

Brake gently and repeatedly

Drive in a low gear at all times

Free DVLA Theory Practice Driving In Bad Weather Conditions

Question 3 of 25

On what type of road surface may anti-lock brakes not work effectively?

Dry

Loose

Firm

Smooth

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Question 4 of 25

Overall stopping distance is made up of thinking distance and braking distance. You're on a good, dry road surface, with good brakes and tyres. What's the typical braking distance from 50 mph?

14 metres (46 feet)

24 metres (80 feet)

38 metres (125 feet)

55 metres (180 feet)

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Question 5 of 25

You're driving in a built-up area that has traffic-calming measures. What should you do when you approach a road hump?

Move across to the left-hand side of the road

Wait for any pedestrians to cross

Check your mirror and slow down

Stop and check both pavements

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Question 6 of 25

You're turning left on a slippery road. What should you do if the back of your vehicle slides to the right?

Brake firmly and don't turn the steering wheel

Steer carefully to the left

Steer carefully to the right

Brake firmly and steer to the left

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Question 7 of 25

You're following other vehicles in fog. You have your lights on. What else can you do to reduce the chances of being in a collision?

Keep close to the vehicle in front

Use your main beam instead of dipped headlights

Keep up with the faster vehicles

Reduce your speed and increase the gap in front

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Question 8 of 25

You've just gone through deep water. What should you do to make sure your brakes are working properly?

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

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Question 9 of 25

You're travelling at 50 mph on a good, dry road. What's your typical overall stopping distance?

36 metres (118 feet)

53 metres (175 feet)

75 metres (245 feet)

96 metres (315 feet)

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Question 10 of 25

Anti-lock brakes reduce the chances of skidding. When is this particularly important?

When you're driving down steep hills

When you're braking during normal driving

When you're braking in an emergency

When you're driving on good road surfaces

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Question 11 of 25

You're on a good, dry road surface. Your brakes and tyres are good. What's the typical overall stopping distance at 40 mph?

23 metres (75 feet)

36 metres (118 feet)

53 metres (175 feet)

96 metres (315 feet)

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Question 12 of 25

How can you use your vehicle's engine as a brake?

By changing to a lower gear

By selecting reverse gear

By changing to a higher gear

By selecting neutral gear

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Question 13 of 25

What's the shortest overall stopping distance on a dry road at 60 mph?

53 metres (175 feet)

58 metres (190 feet)

73 metres (240 feet)

96 metres (315 feet)

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Question 14 of 25

What should you do when you're driving in snowy conditions?

Brake firmly and quickly

Be ready to steer sharply

Use sidelights only

Brake gently in plenty of time

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Question 15 of 25

In which conditions are your anti-lock brakes most unlikely to prevent skidding?

In foggy conditions

At night on unlit roads

On loose road surfaces

On dry tarmac

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Question 16 of 25

What's the main cause of skidding?

The weather

The driver

The vehicle

The road

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Question 17 of 25

What should you clear of ice and snow before starting a journey in freezing weather?

The aerial

The windows

The bumper

The boot

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Question 18 of 25

What would suggest you're driving on ice?

There's less wind noise

There's less tyre noise

There's less transmission noise

There's less engine noise

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Question 19 of 25

You're following a vehicle at a safe distance on a wet road. Another driver overtakes you and pulls into the gap you've left. What should you do?

Flash your headlights as a warning

Try to overtake safely as soon as you can

Drop back to regain a safe distance

Stay close to the other vehicle until it moves on

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Question 20 of 25

In good conditions, what's the typical stopping distance at 70 mph?

53 metres (175 feet)

60 metres (197 feet)

73 metres (240 feet)

96 metres (315 feet)

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Question 21 of 25

In windy conditions, which activity requires extra care?

Using the brakes

Moving off on a hill

Turning into a narrow road

Passing pedal cyclists

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Question 22 of 25

You're driving along a country road. You see this sign. What should you do after dealing safely with the hazard?

Check your tyre pressures

Switch on your hazard warning lights

Accelerate briskly

Test your brakes

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Question 23 of 25

By how much can stopping distances increase in icy conditions?

Two times

Three times

Five times

Ten times

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Question 24 of 25

In heavy motorway traffic, the vehicle behind you is following too closely. How can you lower the risk of a collision?

Increase your distance from the vehicle in front

Brake sharply

Switch on your hazard warning lights

Move onto the hard shoulder and stop

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Question 25 of 25

What does driving a vehicle with anti-lock brakes allow you to do?

Brake harder because it's impossible to skid

Drive at higher speeds

Steer and brake harshly at the same time

Pay less attention to the road ahead

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