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1. when following other vehicles what rule do you follow to keep a safe distance on dry road

A. the 4 second rule
B. the 2 second rule
C. the give way rule
D. pass on the right

Explanation : stay a safe 2 seconds back or in bad weather 4 seconds


2. When would you use the 2-second rule?

A. When following another vehicle.
B. When reversing from a car park.
C. When parking your vehicle.
D. When signaling a right turn.

Explanation : Under normal conditions, the two-second rule is an easy way to make sure you have left enough following distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front, no matter what speed you're travelling at.


3. In wet or frosty conditions, what rule should you use to judge a safe following distance?

A. The 1-second rule.
B. The 2-second rule.
C. The 3-second rule.
D. The 4-second rule.

Explanation : Wet, frosty or icy roads can be very slippery. You need to increase your following distance because it takes longer to stop on a slippery surface. You should increase your following distance by using the four-second rule).


4. When should you use the 2-second rule?

A. When reversing out of a driveway.
B. When following other vehicles at the same speed.
C. When giving way at a pedestrian crossing.
D. When using the indicators on your vehicle.

Explanation : Under normal conditions, the two-second rule is an easy way to make sure you have left enough following distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front, no matter what speed you're travelling at.


5. What should you do when following another vehicle in wet conditions?

A. Drive closer to the vehicle so that you can follow in its tracks.
B. Drive with your vehicle handbrake on.
C. Apply the 4-second rule.
D. Apply the 2-second rule.

Explanation : Wet, frosty or icy roads can be very slippery. You need to increase your following distance because it takes longer to stop on a slippery surface. You should increase your following distance by using the four-second rule).


6. When following another vehicle on a dusty road, you should:

A. speed up to get past.
B. turn your vehicle windscreen wipers on.
C. stay back from the dust cloud.
D. turn your vehicle headlights on.

Explanation : You will also need to take extra care in dry weather, as your visibility may be reduced by dust that will be thrown up by any vehicles in front of you. Always increase your following distance to stay back from the dust cloud.


7. Wet weather driving.

A. Use the 4 second rule
B. Use the 2 second rule
C. Use the Give way rule
D. Just go with the traffic flow


8. When should you apply the 4-second rule?

A. Never. You should only use the 2-second rule.
B. In wet, frosty or icy road conditions.
C. When passing other vehicles.
D. When waiting for any vehicles coming over a one-way bridge.

Explanation : In bad weather, when the road is wet or slippery, or when you're towing a trailer, you need to increase your following distance to four seconds, because you'll take longer to stop if you need to.


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