PCV Test - 3

PCV Test - 3
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Question 1 of 20

You're driving a bus on a local service. When can you use this lane?

between 4 pm and 6.30 pm only

before 4 pm and after 6.30 pm only

at any time of the day

any time except Saturdays

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Question 2 of 20

You're driving on a motorway and you see this sign. What does it mean?

End of restriction

End of crawler lane

End of weight limit

End of hard shoulder

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Question 3 of 20

Where can you park large vehicles at night without needing to use parking lights?

In an off-road parking area

On a road with a 20 mph speed limit

At least 10 metres (32 feet) away from any junction

In most lay-bys

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Question 4 of 20

You're driving a long vehicle on a two-lane road. What should you do if you want to turn left into a narrow side road?

Keep well to the left on the approach

Move out to the right immediately before turning

Keep to the left and turn later than normal

Straddle the lanes to make more room for the turn

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Question 5 of 20

Your vehicle has collided with a railway bridge. What information must you give the railway authority when you telephone them?

The make and model of your vehicle

The type of bridge

The vehicle's height

The bridge number

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Question 6 of 20

What should you check when you've just overtaken a motorcyclist on a motorway?

Your speedometer

Your left-hand mirror

Your right-hand mirror

The road ahead

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Question 7 of 20

What does this sign mean?

No entry for two-axled trailers

No entry for vehicles with two-speed axles

Maximum gross weight of 2 tonnes

Axle weight limit of 2 tonnes

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Question 8 of 20

Unless otherwise shown, what's the minimum headroom under bridges in the UK?

4.0 metres (13 feet)

4.1 metres (13 feet 4 inches)

5.0 metres (16 feet 6 inches)

5.5 metres (18 feet)

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Question 9 of 20

What does this sign mean?

The width of the road is 6 feet 6 inches (2 metres)

No vehicles over 6 feet 6 inches (2 metres) wide

No vehicles over 6 feet 6 inches (2 metres) high

Trailer length must not exceed 6 feet 6 inches (2 metres)

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Question 10 of 20

What must you do when using a vehicle fitted with an analogue tachograph?

Carry enough approved charts

Use damaged charts if they're clean

Use dirty charts if they're undamaged

Reuse charts twice

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Question 11 of 20

Your vehicle breaks down during a journey. You continue by driving in another vehicle with the same type of tachograph. What must you do with your tachograph chart?

Leave it in the broken down vehicle

Take it with you for security, but use a new chart in the new vehicle

Telephone the testing authority for permission to drive without a chart

Take it with you, using it in the new vehicle

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Question 12 of 20

Which one of the following symbols on your tachograph indicates your break/rest period?





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Question 13 of 20

What must the driver do when they leave their bus unattended?

Check that the tachograph chart is removed

Check that the gear lever is in reverse

Check that the gear lever is in first

Check that the parking brake is applied

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Question 14 of 20

Why should you carry spare tachograph charts?

As a defence against a speeding prosecution

To record when you have been in a traffic delay

For recording extra loading duties and overtime

To replace the original chart if it gets dirty

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Question 15 of 20

An enforcement officer keeps your analogue tachograph records. How should they endorse the replacement charts?

With their name

With their service number

With their home address

With their date of birth

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Question 16 of 20

When are you allowed to alter your tachograph record?

If there are two or more drivers

If your journey will exceed 50 miles

At no time

When you have no spare charts

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Question 17 of 20

What is the 'mode' switch on a tachograph used to record?

Who's driving


Weekly rest periods

other work

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Question 18 of 20

Under EU rules, what's the maximum driving time allowed in any two consecutive weeks?

85 hours

90 hours

100 hours

105 hours

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Question 19 of 20

Under EU rules, a driver must take regular breaks from driving. What maximum period of continuous driving is allowed?

3 hours

4 hours

4.5 hours

5.5 hours

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Question 20 of 20

A vehicle fitted with an analogue tachograph has two drivers. How should they use the tachograph?

share the same tachograph chart

use a separate tachograph chart for every driving period

use their own tachograph chart

not use the tachograph for such duties