PCV Test - 18

PCV Test - 18
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Question 1 of 20

You're driving in fog. When should high-intensity rear fog lights be used?

When visibility falls below 100 metres (328 feet)

When visibility falls below 200 metres (656 feet)

When visibility falls below 300 metres (984 feet)

When visibility falls below 400 metres (1312 feet)

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Question 2 of 20

How is a strong wind likely to affect your bus?

Steering will be easier

Your stopping distances will be reduced

Your stopping distances will be greater

Steering will be more difficult

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Question 3 of 20

Where are these lights found?

On approach to a level crossing

Near a fire station

On approach to a motorway

Near a school

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Question 4 of 20

It's raining. Why would a motorcyclist steer around drain covers on a bend?

To reduce the risk of skidding

To avoid puncturing the tyres

To improve their view around the bend

To avoid splashing pedestrians

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Question 5 of 20

What should you do before changing lanes to overtake on a motorway?

Check your mirrors carefully

Change to a lower gear

Look over your left shoulder

Increase your speed gently

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Question 6 of 20

You're driving a bus at night on a road without street lighting. Why could it be dangerous to overtake?

There may be unseen dips or bends in the road

You may dazzle other drivers

It is harder to concentrate

It is harder to keep control in the dark

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Question 7 of 20

The entrances to roundabouts are often slippery when they're wet. How should you deal with this hazard?

Stay in the left-hand lane

Brake in good time

Use the handbrake

Stop before emerging

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Question 8 of 20

You're driving a high-sided vehicle on a motorway. You should anticipate the effects of side wind. When is this most likely to happen?

When passing signs

On exposed sections

In contraflow systems

In service areas

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Question 9 of 20

You're driving in the left-hand lane of a motorway. What should you do when you see a large vehicle merging from a slip road ahead?

Try to race and get ahead of it

Leave the other vehicle to adjust its speed

Stay at the maximum speed allowed for your vehicle

Be ready to adjust your speed

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Question 10 of 20

What should you do if you see a lorry too close behind when you're driving in traffic on the motorway?

Increase your distance from the vehicle in front

Touch the brake pedal sharply to show your brake lights

Briskly accelerate away from the vehicle behind

Switch your rear fog lamps on and off

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Question 11 of 20

When is a buffer lane most likely to be in use?

When it's windy

When it's raining

When it's foggy

When it's icy

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Question 12 of 20

You're driving on a motorway in heavy rain. When are you allowed to use high-intensity rear fog lights?

When visibility is more than 100 metres (328 feet)

Only when the national speed limit applies

Only when you are being followed closely by other traffic

When visibility is reduced to 100 metres (328 feet) or less

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Question 13 of 20

What might happen if using the brakes continuously causes them to overheat?

The brakes will work better

The brakes will be less effective

The brake pedal will become stiff

The air pressure will increase

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Question 14 of 20

You're driving a large vehicle in heavy rain on a motorway. You slow down to reduce the risk of aquaplaning. For what other reason should you slow down?

To force other drivers to act properly and slow down

To reduce the amount of spray thrown up

To prevent water entering the braking system

To stop the electrics getting wet

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Question 15 of 20

You're driving on a dual carriageway and intend to overtake the vehicle ahead. What should you do if there's a car approaching quickly behind you in the right-hand lane?

Stay behind the slower vehicle

Signal right and move out

Move up closer to the slower vehicle

Signal left while waiting for the car to pass

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Question 16 of 20

When should you use the two-second rule?

To keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front when it's raining

To keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front when conditions are good

To keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front when it's icy

To keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front in queuing traffic

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Question 17 of 20

How much longer will your stopping distance be in snow than in dry weather?

Twice as long

Four times as long

Five times as long

Ten times as long

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Question 18 of 20

What should you do when you drive in windy weather?

Maintain a constant speed in exposed areas

Anticipate how the weather may affect other road users

Always keep to your intended route

Stay close to smaller or vulnerable vehicles as you overtake them

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Question 19 of 20

You're driving through the night. What could it mean if your steering feels lighter than normal?

That your tyres are losing pressure

There is a leak in the power steering pump

That there is ice or frost on the road

There is not enough tread on your tyres

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Question 20 of 20

When do drivers of long vehicles need to straddle lanes?

When they need to avoid braking sharply

When driving on motorways

When they need to avoid mounting the kerb

When coming to contraflow systems