PCV Test - 20

PCV Test - 20
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Question 1 of 20

You're on a motorway and the surface is still wet after rain. Why should you take care when you're overtaking?

Wet roads may create more buffeting

Other vehicles will have their lights on

Vehicles may be parked on the hard shoulder

The road may still be slippery

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Question 2 of 20

What should you do when you're overtaking a motorcyclist in very windy conditions?

Allow extra room

Overtake slowly

Sound your horn as you pass

Keep close as you pass

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Question 3 of 20

You're driving a large vehicle in gusty conditions. Which vehicle is most likely to be affected by buffeting when you overtake it?

A motorcycle

A flat-bed lorry

A car

A loaded tanker

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Question 4 of 20

Which lane should you use when you're driving on a clear motorway, at the speed limit for your vehicle?

Any lane

The middle lane

The right-hand lane

The left-hand lane

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Question 5 of 20

When do long vehicles sometimes need to straddle lanes?

When turning at tight junctions

When travelling empty

When driving on motorways

When coming to contraflow systems

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Question 6 of 20

How should you slow down or stop when you're driving on an icy road?

Brake gently and in good time

Always use the retarder

Change down through the gears

Use the parking brake in a rapid on-and-off movement

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Question 7 of 20

What problem may you have when driving at night?

It's more difficult to keep to speed limits

There'll be an increase in traffic

You'll have reduced visibility

It takes longer to stop

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Question 8 of 20

You're driving behind two cyclists. They're approaching a roundabout in the left-hand lane. What should you expect them to do?

Go in any direction

Turn left

Turn right

Go straight ahead

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Question 9 of 20

How should you drive through flood water?

Slowly, in a low gear, with engine speed high

Slowly, in a high gear, with engine speed low

As quickly as possible to cause the least delay

At normal speed when you have spray reducers fitted

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Question 10 of 20

You're driving a high-sided vehicle in very windy conditions. Where should you avoid travelling?

Accross suspension bridges

Up steep hills

Along country lanes

Through road tunnels

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Question 11 of 20

When should you check your vehicle’s spray-suppression equipment?

Only when you will be using a motorway

Before setting out on a journey

Only at the start of winter as a prewinter check

Once per year before the MOT test

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Question 12 of 20

You're on a motorway and there's a strong side wind. Which vehicle is particularly at risk?

A motorcycle

A taxi

A sports car

A road tanker

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Question 13 of 20

What is a crawler lane for?

To enable other traffic to overtake on the nearside

To enable large vehicles to pull over and park out of the way

To enable slow-moving traffic to move further over to the left on uphill gradients

To enable emergency vehicles to get quickly to the scene of an incident

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Question 14 of 20

You're driving along a motorway in thick fog at night. The reflective studs are red on your left and white on your right. Which lane are you in?

The right-hand lane

The hard shoulder

The left-hand lane

The middle lane

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Question 15 of 20

Why should you take care before moving into the centre lane of a three-lane motorway?

The centre lane is narrower than the left-hand lane

The bridge height clearance will be less in the centre lane

Traffic in the centre lane may be travelling much faster than you

The reflective studs may be missing in the centre lane

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Question 16 of 20

You're driving on a motorway after it's been raining heavily. What should you do if spray is being thrown up, causing poor visibility?

Keep a two-second gap

Reduce your separation distance

Remove spray suppression equipment

Use dipped headlights

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Question 17 of 20

What does it indicate if you see white lights on a vehicle at night?

It's moving away from you

It's stationary and facing away from you

It's ahead of you and braking

It's facing towards you

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Question 18 of 20

What's the best way to control your vehicle when driving on snow?

Keep the engine revs high and spin the wheels

Drive in your vehicle's lowest gear

Keep the engine revs high and slip the clutch

Drive slowly, in a higher gear than normal

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Question 19 of 20

Which road users are most likely to be affected by the turbulence created by large vehicles travelling at speed?

Drivers of low-loaders

Drivers towing caravans

Drivers of tankers

Drivers of emergency vehicles

Tankers

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Question 20 of 20

Where would you anticipate problems when you're driving a high-sided vehicle on a windy day?

In road tunnels

On high-level roads

In dead ground

On ring roads

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