PCV Test - 21

PCV Test - 21
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PCV Test - 21

Question 1 of 20

You're driving at a speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) in good, dry conditions. What distance should you stay behind the vehicle in front?

At least 23 metres (75 feet)

At least 36 metres (118 feet)

At least 53 metres (175 feet)

At least 73 metres (240 feet)

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Question 2 of 20

You are driving in town and see these lights flashing. What would you expect to see ahead?

Contraflow system

Uneven road surface

Children crossing the road

Roadworks ahead

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Question 3 of 20

What will affect a double-deck bus more than a single-deck bus?

Strong winds

Heavy rain

Thick fog

Dense spray

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Question 4 of 20

When shouldn't you overtake?

When the speed limit has been reduced

When you're approaching motorway slip roads

When you would have to break the speed limit

When your view of the road ahead is clear

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Question 5 of 20

What should you do if you intend to overtake a lorry that's throwing up spray?

Get much closer before moving out

Wait until the other driver gives a left signal

Move out earlier than normal

Wait for the other vehicle to slow down on a hill

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Question 6 of 20

In fast traffic, when should you leave a two-second gap between your vehicle and the one in front?

When the roads are dry

When it's raining and the roads are wet

When the roads are icy

When you're driving in fog

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Question 7 of 20

Why do some buses have marker lights along their sides?

To make them easier to overtake

To help the driver when reversing

To help any passengers getting on or off

To make them easier to see at junctions

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Question 8 of 20

What's a buffer lane?

A safety lane for vehicles blown off course

A lane for overtaking safely

A lane to park in until the wind drops

The only lane to be used in high winds

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Question 9 of 20

It's very windy and you're overtaking a motorcyclist on a motorway. What should you be aware of that may cause them problems?

Your exhaust smoke

Your engine noise

The buffeting effect

The tyre noise

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Question 10 of 20

When may you use your vehicle's hazard warning lights while it's moving?

When you have just overtaken another vehicle

When you need to reverse for some distance

When you're on a motorway and traffic ahead slows suddenly

When one of your lights has failed

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Question 11 of 20

You're on a motorway, approaching a working snow plough. Why should you stay behind it?

It is illegal to overtake snow ploughs

Snow ploughs are left-hand drive only

Your speed could cause snow to drift behind

There may be deep snow ahead

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Question 12 of 20

You're driving a long bus. When would you need to straddle lanes?

Only when joining a bus lane

On all bends and corners

On the approach to all roundabouts

To avoid mounting the kerb

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Question 13 of 20

You're driving a fully laden vehicle approaching an uphill gradient. What will happen if you start to overtake?

You will be able to get past more quickly

The weight of the load will help you go faster

It will take you longer to get past

You'll need to use a high gear

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Question 14 of 20

What should you be aware of when you're overtaking on a motorway while it's raining heavily?

Manhole covers will be slippery

Visibility will be reduced by spray from traffic

Your braking distances will be reduced

There'll be distracting bright reflections

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Question 15 of 20

How should you use the brakes in icy weather?


By 'pumping' the brakes


After using the gears first

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Question 16 of 20

You're driving a high-sided vehicle on a motorway. Where should you be especially aware of the effects of side wind?

In cuttings

Through tunnels

Across viaducts

Passing large signs

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Question 17 of 20

You are allowed to use hazard warning lights while moving when

towing another vehicle

an overtaking lorry has cleared the front of your vehicle

being towed by another vehicle

traffic ahead on a motorway is slowing down quickly

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Question 18 of 20

You're driving in the left-hand lane on a three-lane motorway. What should you check for before moving into the middle lane to overtake a slower vehicle?

Traffic behind in the right-hand lane, returning to the middle lane

Traffic that's intending to leave at the next exit

Traffic ahead moving into the right-hand lane

Traffic behind that's trying to pass on your left

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Question 19 of 20

You're driving at night. Why should you ensure that all your lights are clean and working correctly?

To allow following drivers to use dipped headlights

To prevent the battery from overcharging

So that other road users can see the size of your vehicle

So that the intensity of street lighting can be reduced

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Question 20 of 20

What should you do as you approach a zebra crossing?

Stop before the zigzag lines

Wave pedestrians across the road

Sound the horn and flash headlights

Be prepared to stop in good time