PCV Test - 19

PCV Test - 19
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PCV Test - 19

Question 1 of 20

You're driving on a motorway in heavy rain. What could cause your steering to become unresponsive?

Water reducing the tyre grip on the road

Tyres becoming hotter in the bad weather

Braking gently and in good time

Water entering the braking system

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Question 2 of 20

What should you do before you start to overtake a lorry?

Look well ahead for uphill gradients

Check your position in the left mirror

Change quickly to a higher gear

Close right up before pulling out

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Question 3 of 20

Why is it dangerous to follow a large goods vehicle too closely?

Your field of vision is seriously reduced

Your cab will fill with fumes

Your engine will overheat

Your brakes will overheat

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Question 4 of 20

What's the minimum distance you should allow for braking when it's raining heavily?

The normal distance

Twice the normal distance

Three times the normal distance

Five times the normal distance

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Question 5 of 20

Which road users are most at risk from the turbulence caused by your vehicle?

Lorry drivers

Coach drivers

Tractor drivers

Cars towing caravans

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Question 6 of 20

Why is tailgating dangerous?

You're likely to be distracted

Your engine will overheat

Your view to the rear is reduced

Your view ahead is reduced

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Question 7 of 20

What should you do after overtaking on a dual carriageway?

Move back to the left when it's safe to do so

Indicate left then right

Wait for the other driver to flash their headlights

Switch your rear lights on and off

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Question 8 of 20

Why are brushes fitted to this vehicle's wheel arch?

To clear mud from the tyres on building sites

To remove objects from the tyre tread

To stop snow building up behind the wheel

To reduce spray on wet roads

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Question 9 of 20

What must you be certain of before you overtake at night?

You can see well ahead

The road's well lit

There is an overtaking lane

You are outside built-up areas

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Question 10 of 20

This vehicle is fitted with spray-suppression equipment. In what weather conditions will it be most useful?





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Question 11 of 20

You're driving on a motorway. What should you do if your view ahead is restricted by heavy spray?

Move into the lane on the right

Use the two-second rule

Switch on your dipped headlights

Leave the motorway at the next exit

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Question 12 of 20

You're driving in fog that's starting to clear. When should you switch off your high-intensity rear fog lights?

When visibility is more than 10 metres (32 feet)

When visibility is more than 50 metres (164 feet)

When visibility is more than 75 metres (246 feet)

When visibility is more than 100 metres (328 feet)

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Question 13 of 20

You've just overtaken another vehicle on a motorway. What should you avoid when moving back to the left?

Cutting in

Increasing your speed

Changing gear


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Question 14 of 20

You're driving at the speed limit in the left-hand lane of a motorway. What should you do if you see lorries merging from a slip road ahead?

Try and accelerate past them

Move to the next lane if safe

Brake heavily and let them merge

Expect them to stop and let you pass

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Question 15 of 20

You're driving in heavy rain. What should you do if your steering suddenly feels very light?

Brake very sharply

Steer towards the centre line

Ease off the accelerator

Increase your speed

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Question 16 of 20

Why should you take extra care when overtaking at night?

Every driver will normally be tired

Large vehicles are subject to a 10% speed reduction

Speed and distance are harder to judge

Most towns are not adequately lit

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Question 17 of 20

Why should you be especially aware of parked cars when you're driving at night?

There are more of them

They are more likely to move off

The drivers may be drunk

They can park without lights

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Question 18 of 20

When should you use a crawler lane?

When letting faster traffic overtake you

When turning right from a major road

When parking to have a rest

When slowing down for a motorway exit

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Question 19 of 20

You're driving in wet conditions. What should you try to do before braking?

Make sure that the gear lever is in neutral

Make sure that all spray-suppression equipment is working

Make sure that there's no mist on your rear-view mirrors

Make sure that your vehicle is travelling in a straight line

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Question 20 of 20

You're driving in wet weather. What effect will faulty spray-suppression equipment have on other drivers?

Their vision will be increased

Their vision will be reduced

They'll be able to overtake more easily

They'll need to use intermittent wipers