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1. What must you do FIRST of all, if you are the driver involved in a traffic crash?

A. Report it to the Police.
B. Use a telephone and dial 111.
C. Stop and check if anyone is hurt and give help.
D. Drive on to the nearest garage.

Explanation : If you are involved in a crash while driving, and you are not badly injured, the first thing you must do is stop and check to see if anyone is hurt, and provide assistance.


2. what should you do if your car breaks down in a motorway and you don't have a mobile phone and it is not safe to walk to a telephone?

A. stand up on your bonnet and yell for help
B. lift your bonnet and boot up and wait for someone to stop and help you out
C. wave at drivers and ask them to help you out
D. stand like a hitchhiker and ask for a lift

Explanation : If you break down on a motorway: indicate and steer your car as far off the road as possible - do not stop suddenly; turn on your hazard lights or use a safety triangle to warn approaching traffic; do not stand on the motorway


3. What does this sign mean?

A. There has been a crash - slow down to 20 km/h when passing this sign until you have passed the crash.
B. There have been crashes here in the past - slow down.
C. There has been a crash - but the road is clear now.

Explanation : The sign is usually placed by Police near a crash site. It means you must drive at 20 km/h or less until you pass the crash site. Watch out for emergency workers and injured people.


4. Except in an emergency, when may you not use the horn on your vehicle in a 50 km/h area?

A. Between 4 pm and 6 pm.
B. Between 2 pm and 4 pm.
C. Between midnight and 8 am.
D. Between 11 pm and 7 am.

Explanation : The horn should only be used as a traffic warning. Don't sound your horn in a 50 km/h area between 11 pm and 7 am, except in an emergency.


5. You are driving and a text message is sent to your mobile, what should you do?

A. Pick up your phone and read it while driving your vehicle
B. Stop in the middle of the road and quickly read your message
C. indicate and pull over to the left side of the road, where it is safe then read your message
D. slow down and when the front road is straight then quickly pick up and read it.

Explanation : Pulling over safely to the side will be safe for you and other vehicles


6. What should you do if you meet farm animals coming towards you on the road?

A. Slow down and move over to the left side of the road.
B. Give a long blast with the horn on your vehicle.
C. Give a lot of short toots with the horn on your vehicle.
D. Race your vehicle engine.

Explanation : If there are animals on the road: slow down or pull over to the side of the road; don't sound your horn or make a noise that could frighten the animals;follow any advice the farmer may give you.


7. A reflectorised triangle can be placed on the side of the road when there is:

A. a pothole in the road.
B. a breakdown ahead.
C. flooding on the road.
D. a police officer directing traffic.

Explanation : a reflectorised triangle is a warning sign. It means there is a breakdown or crash ahead. Anyone can put a warning triangle on the side of the road to warn other road users. It should be placed about 200 metres from the crash site to give approaching driv


8. If driving in a 50 km/h area, the horn on your vehicle should not be used:

A. between 11 pm and 7 am, except in emergencies.
B. between sunset and sunrise, except in emergencies.
C. near schools or parks.
D. near sports fields or churches.

Explanation : The horn should only be used as a traffic warning. Don't sound your horn in a 50 km/h area between 11 pm and 7 am, except in an emergency.


9. You are driving in a 100 km/h speed area and you see an Accident sign. What speed must you slow down to?

A. 50 km/h.
B. 40 km/h.
C. 30 km/h.
D. 20 km/h.

Explanation : The sign is usually placed by Police near a crash site. It means you must drive at 20 km/h or less until you pass the crash site. Watch out for emergency workers and injured people.


10. If you are the driver and hurt somebody in a crash, you must report it to a:

A. clerk of the court.
B. police officer.
C. Justice of the Peace.
D. lawyer.

Explanation : If you are involved in a crash, and you are not badly injured, the 1st thing you must do is stop and check to see if anyone is hurt, and provide assistance. If someone is hurt, you must tell a police officer as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours


11. If you are a driver and have a crash, what must you do FIRST of all?:

A. Tell someone at the police station.
B. Drive on if you can see that no one is hurt.
C. Stop and check if anyone is hurt and give help.
D. Sweep the road clear of broken glass.

Explanation : If you are involved in a crash while driving, and you are not badly injured, the first thing you must do is stop and check to see if anyone is hurt, and provide assistance.


12. Passengers in your vehicle are 15 years or over. Who is responsible for making sure they wear a safety belt?

A. The passengers themselves.
B. The parents of the passengers.
C. You as the driver of the vehicle.
D. Other passengers in your vehicle.

Explanation : The driver is responsible for making sure children aged under 15 years wear safety belts or are in approved child restraints. All passengers 15 years and over are responsible for making sure that they are wearing their own safety belts.


13. Are you allowed to drive a vehicle with a load that is not tied on properly?

A. Yes, if you drive at less than 20 km/h.
B. Yes, if you put a white flag on the right-hand corner.
C. Yes, if you think it will not come off the trailer.
D. No, not at all.

Explanation : You must not drive a vehicle with an unsafe load, which: is not tied down; or could fall from the vehicle ; or is dragging on the ground.


14. Which one of these is LEGAL to do while driving?

A. Texting on a cellphone
B. Looking at a text message (but not replying)
C. Calling on a cellphone (holding it)
D. Using a hands-free kit to call on your cellphone

Explanation : texting, reading text message or calling without a hands-free kit are dangerous while driving.


15. Who is responsible for people aged 15 and above to be wearing their safety belt?

A. The owner of the car
B. The police
C. The person themselves
D. The driver of the car

Explanation : Passengers 15 years and over are responsible for making sure that they wear their own safety belts correctly and that they keep them fastened while the vehicle is in motion. the driver is responsible for making sure passengers under the age of 15 are usi


16. How many demerit points do you get if you exceed the speed limit by 10km/h and are caught?

A. 1 Demerit point
B. 5 Demerit Points
C. 10 Demerit Points
D. 15 Demerit Points

Explanation : Road Code demerit point system


17. During what period is there a restriction on sounding the horn on your vehicle in a 50 km/h area?

A. Between the hours 10 am and 6 pm, except in an emergency.
B. Between the hours 10 pm and 6 pm, except in an emergency.
C. Between the hours 11 pm and 6 am, except in an emergency.
D. Between the hours 11 pm and 7 am, except in an emergency.

Explanation : The horn should only be used as a traffic warning. Don't sound your horn in a 50 km/h area between 11 pm and 7 am, except in an emergency.


18. Passengers in your vehicle are below 15 years old. Who is responsible for making sure they are wearing a safety belt?

A. The passenger themselves
B. The parents of the passengers
C. You as the driver of the vehicle
D. The Police

Explanation : the driver is responsible for making sure passengers under the age of 15 are using an approved child restraint or safety belt. Passengers 15 years and over are responsible for making sure that they wear their own safety belts correctly and that they keep


19. If you are a driver when should you answer your mobile phone

A. when no traffic is around and when on a straight road
B. going slow enough to be aware of surroundings
C. when you have pulled over as far left as you can and have stopped completely
D. when stopped at traffic lights or train crossings

Explanation : it is illegal to answer,read,write or send text messages, or using other features of a mobile phone while driving


20. What is the longest time permitted before reporting an accident if someone is injured?

A. 24 hours
B. 48 hours
C. 60 hours
D. 12 hours

Explanation : If you are involved in a crash while driving, and you are not badly injured, the first thing you must do is stop and check to see if anyone is hurt, and provide assistance. If someone is hurt, you must tell a police officer as soon as possible and no late


21. You are driving downhill on a steep, narrow road and a vehicle is coming up the hill. You should:

A. pull over to the left and give way to the vehicle coming up the hill.
B. flash the headlights of your vehicle at the vehicle coming up the hill.
C. sound the horn of your vehicle to get the vehicle coming up the hill out of the way.
D. do nothing, the vehicle coming up the hill should give way to you.

Explanation : On steep, narrow roads, it is easier for vehicles moving downhill to give way to vehicles moving uphill.


22. If you are a learner driver. how long does the person in the passenger seat have to had his/her full license for?

A. 1 Year
B. 6 Months
C. 2 Years
D. You Can Drive By Yourself

Explanation : You must not drive on your own on a learner license. You must always be accompanied by a supervisor, who must always sit in the front passenger seat. they must hold a current and valid full New Zealand car licence and have held this for at least 2 years


23. You must not open the door of your motor vehicle if:

A. you are parked within 10 metres of a bus stop.
B. you are likely to scratch the paint of your vehicle.
C. the car radio in your vehicle is playing loud music.
D. you are likely to hurt any person.

Explanation : You must not open or close the door of a motor vehicle if it is likely to: cause a hazard to any road user (including pedestrians, cyclists or other users of a footpath), or hurt anyone.


24. If your mobile phone is ringing what should you do?

A. Answer the phone
B. Slow down to a comfortable speed and then answer the phone
C. Slow down and stop on the left side of the road then answer the phone
D. stop at the nearest traffic signal and answer the phone

Explanation : Never answer the phone if you are driving, always stop on the left side of the road to answer the phone if you do not have a hands free headset


25. If anybody is hurt in a crash, the driver must tell a police officer as soon as possible but within:

A. 24 hours.
B. 36 hours.
C. 48 hours.
D. 60 hours.

Explanation : If someone is hurt, you must tell a police officer as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours after the crash.


26. If you are a driver involved in a crash, the FIRST action you should take is to:

A. stop and place a warning triangle at the side of the road.
B. drive past at 20 km/h until you pass the site of the crash.
C. stop and check to see if anyone is hurt.
D. tell a police officer as soon as possible.

Explanation : If you are involved in a crash while driving, and you are not badly injured, the first thing you must do is stop and check to see if anyone is hurt, and provide assistance.


27. What is the safest way to carry goods inside a vehicle?

A. On the driver's lap.
B. On the floor by the driver's feet.
C. On the shelf near the rear window.
D. In a secure place.

Explanation : Holding a package, person or animal in your lap or arms when driving is dangerous. Ideally, put packages in a secure place such as the boot. If this isn't possible, put them in a place inside the vehicle where they won't hurt anyone if the vehicle stops s


28. What should you do if there are farm animals on the road?

A. Sound your horn to chase them away.
B. slow down and pull over to the side of the road if necessary.
C. Speed up as you passing them.
D. Get out of the car and help to move the stock.

Explanation : Farmers often use country roads to move stock between paddocks. If there are animals on the road: slow down or pull over to the side of the road; do not sound your horn or make a noise that could frighten the animals; follow any advice the farmer may gi


29. If you are the driver and you hurt somebody in a crash, when must you report it?

A. As soon as you can but within 2 hours.
B. As soon as you can but within 6 hours.
C. As soon as you can but within 24 hours.
D. As soon as you can but within 1 week.

Explanation : If you are involved in a crash while driving, and you are not badly injured, but someone is hurt, you must tell a police officer as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours after the crash.


30. A vehicle should not send out visible smoke for more than:

A. 3 seconds.
B. 5 seconds.
C. 8 seconds.
D. 10 seconds.

Explanation : You must not drive a vehicle that makes smoke for 10 seconds or more.


31. If you are driving and you want to use a cellphone you should:

A. stop in the flush median to answer calls when it is safe to do so.
B. answer the call at the next set of traffic signals.
C. slow down to answer the call when it is safe to do so.
D. pull over and stop to use the cellphone when it is safe to do so.

Explanation : It is recommended that you don't make or receive phone calls or text messages while you're driving. Instead, pull over and stop in a safe place at the side of the road before using a cellphone.


32. When there are farm animals coming towards you on the road, you should:

A. sound your vehicle horn loudly until the animals move.
B. slow down and pull over to the side of the road.
C. get a passenger to clear a path through the animals.
D. ask the farmer to move the animals quickly.

Explanation : If there are animals on the road:slow down or pull over to the side of the road; do not sound your horn or make a noise that could frighten the animals; follow any advice the farmer may give you


33. At a crash, police and traffic officers may use flashing lights, the road may be blocked, or injured people could be lying on the road. You should slow down and drive at ______, when you see this sign.

A. 20km/h or less
B. 30km/h or less
C. 40km/h or less
D. 50km/h or less

Explanation : When coming up to a crash site, slow down and drive carefully. you must drive at 20km/h or less until you pass the crash site. Watch out for emergency workers and injured people.


34. Before starting the engine you should

A. check to make sure everyone is belted up
B. check that the doors are locked, especially if you have children in the car
C. make sure there are no hazards near passengers eg. sharp items
D. all the above.

Explanation : If you have passengers in your car especially children make sure doors are properly locked so that they can not open the doors whilst the car is moving, make sure all passengers are all belted up; sharp items around may get passengers hurt badly in case o


35. Can you text during driving?

A. Yes, when it is in an emergency.
B. Yes, when you are on the way home to tell mum to put the jug on.
C. Never, as it is completely illegal to text whilst driving.
D. Yes, when you want to tell something funny you just saw.

Explanation : While you are driving, you cannot create, send, or read a text message on a mobile phone or use a hand-held mobile phone to make, receive or end a phone call. This includes accessing online services in any way.


36. When a flock of sheep are coming towards you on a country road, you should:

A. sound the horn on your vehicle to move them.
B. slow down or pull over to the side of the road.
C. turn on your vehicle hazard lights and drive on.
D. turn on your vehicle headlights and then drive on.

Explanation : If there are animals on the road: slow down or pull over to the side of the road; don't sound your horn or make a noise that could frighten the animals; follow any advice the farmer may give you.


37. The new law states that texting while driving:

A. Should only be used in emergencies.
B. Is ok when the traffic is not heavy.
C. Is totally illegal.
D. Is illegal only when carrying passengers in the car.

Explanation : Texting while driving is now illegal for all drivers unless you use a handsfree set.


38. Should a dog be restrained in a moving vehicle?

A. only if the car is moving at more than 20 kilometers an hour
B. yes, at all times
C. no
D. only if there are less than two people in the car

Explanation : yes, at all times. If the dog is lose, it could distract the driver, maybe causing an accident. If there is a crash and the driver is hurt,the dog could become very protective and not let first aiders tend to the driver.(safety belts)


39. What does a reflectorised triangle on the road mean?

A. Roadworks ahead
B. Trailer ahead
C. Police road block ahead
D. Breakdown or crash ahead

Explanation : The triangle shown is a warning triangle. It means there is a breakdown or crash ahead. Anyone can put a warning triangle on the side of the road to warn other road users.


40. What must you do if glass falls on to the road from your vehicle?

A. Sweep it up within 2 hours.
B. Sweep it up straight away if you can do so safely.
C. Sweep it up within 24 hours.
D. Tell a police officer.

Explanation : You are responsible for removing any broken glass, rubbish or other debris that falls onto the road from your vehicle, providing you can do so safely.


41. Which of the following is correct? A police officer has the power to arrest you, if you:

A. fail to supply your correct name and address.
B. have no warrant of fitness for your vehicle.
C. fail to signal a right turn.
D. fail to stop at a Stop sign.

Explanation : As a driver or passenger, you could be arrested if you:don't give your name or address to the officer, when requested;tell an officer something that is not true about the identity of the owner of the vehicle;don't stop when signalled by an officer; assaul


42. Who is responsible for making a child under 14 years use a safety belt or a safety seat in a vehicle?

A. The child's parents.
B. The driver of the vehicle.
C. The owner of the vehicle.
D. The child.

Explanation : The driver is responsible for making sure children aged under 15 years wear safety belts or are in approved child restraints.All passengers 15 years and over are responsible for making sure that they are wearing their own safety belts.


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