DKT Car Driver Knowledge Test – General Knowledge 2
Do bicycle riders have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers and motorcycle riders?
A bicycle rider has the same rights and responsibilities as other road users, although there are certain roads where bicycles are prohibited.
If you see a horse and rider on the road what should you do?
Horses can be frightened easily by traffic and loud noises and can become unpredictable - they might throw the rider into the line of traffic, or bolt in front of your vehicle. Slowing down and giving them plenty of space is essential.
To progress to a P2 provisional licence, a P1 provisional driver must hold a P1 licence for a minimum period of:
Before you can take the Hazard Perception Test to advance to a P2 licence, you must have held your P1 licence for at least 12 months.
Before driving a long distance at fast speed or carrying a full car load, you should:
Driving at higher speeds and longer distances puts more strain on the tyres, as does subjecting them to heavier loads. Incorrect tyre pressure can increase the risk of tyre degradation that might lead to a blow out, delamination and uneven wear, and it can also make the vehicle handle unpredictably.
A friend lends you a van that has seats for ten passengers. What type of licence do you need to drive this type of vehicle?
You can drive a van like this on a car licence.
You are driving at night with your headlights on high beam. When should you dip your headlights?
High beam headlights can dazzle oncoming drivers making it difficult for them to see the lanes and hazards on the road, and they can also affect drivers you are following by being too bright in their rear view mirror
What is meant by this sign on or near a bridge?
The bridge may not be wide enough for two vehicles.
You hear the siren of an ambulance approaching you from behind. You should:
Moving to the left will give the ambulance as much room as possible to pass. Don't make any erratic manoeuvres such as slowing down abruptly or you might cause the ambulance to have to swerve dangerously to avoid you
When you see the headlights flashing on the front of a bus, what should you do?
Children can be unpredictable and may try to cross the road when it's not safe to do so. Be prepared to stop.
You buy a car and find that the spare tyre is smooth; the tread is only just visible. If you get a puncture will it be legal to drive the car with a smooth spare tyre?
In the event that you have to use the spare because of a puncture, your vehicle will become dangerous to drive.
Are you required to carry your driver's licence with you every time you drive?
You must carry your licence whenever you drive.
You are about to make a right hand turn at this intersection. You have the green light. You hear a siren and then see that a fire truck will soon overtake you. You should:
Remaining stopped will allow the fire truck to negotiate its way around you, minimising the chance of an accident.
You should not drive across a railway level crossing when:
If traffic is blocking the other side you may get stranded on the tracks. As a train cannot stop quickly or leave the tracks, your vehicle will be in danger of being hit by the train. Wait until there is a gap the other side of the crossing before you start to cross.
You are turning right from one of two right turn only lanes. How should you use your indicators?
Whenever you perform a right hand turn to change lanes or at an intersection you must use your right hand signal, even if that's the only way you can turn.
This bridge has only just enough room for two vehicles. As you come close to it you should:
Wide vehicles coming towards you can mean that there is not much room to pass - slow down and take care.
When driving at sunset or dawn on a dark day, what should you do?
Turning on your lights will make you more visible to other road users. However, keep them on low beam so you do not dazzle other drivers.
If there are no signs or markings to advise you, can you choose any of these methods of parking?
If there are no markings, only parallel parking is allowed.
You are driving along this road. You hear an ambulance's siren and see the ambulance in your mirror. You should
Pulling over to the left will give the emergency vehicle as much space as possible to overtake you. Don't brake heavily or you risk the emergency vehicle running into the back of your vehicle, or another vehicle behind you running into you.
Are you allowed to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving a car?
Using a hand-held phone diminishes your ability to control your vehicle. You are much more likely to have an accident if you are using a hand-held phone
You are driving at night and there is no other traffic around you. When can you use your headlights on high beam?
High beam headlights help you see more clearly, even when there are streetlights. Just be careful not to dazzle other drivers and cyclists.
Stop signs or flashing lights at railway crossings should always be obeyed, because:
A train cannot stop quickly (it can take several hundred metres), and it cannot deviate from the tracks, therefore it might not be able to avoid your vehicle if it is on the tracks.
Are you permitted to tow a caravan with a person riding in the caravan?
Caravans are not designed to be crash-proof. A person in an accident in a caravan is likely to be seriously injured or worse.
You want to park your vehicle for a short time. It is night time. You should:
Parking on the footpath obstructs pedestrians and may cause them to have to walk on the road, and leaving your headlights on high beam may dazzle other road users.
Are you permitted to drive a car towing more than one trailer?
Cars are not designed to cope with pulling multiple trailers, and loss of control could occur.
You are driving in a 60 km/h zone, with only one lane for traffic in your direction. You see a bus ahead (with this sign displayed on the rear) signalling its intention to pull out from a bus stop, you should:
You must allow the bus to move into your lane. Also, be aware that passengers (especially children) may be trying to cross the road, so be prepared to stop.
If you intend to turn left, are you required to give a signal?
Even if there are arrows marking a left turn, you must signal to avoid ambiguity for other drivers.
If there are no lanes marked on the road, you should drive:
Keeping to the left gives you a buffer against oncoming vehicles but be careful you're not driving on loose stones or debris that could puncture your tyre.
If you are involved in an accident where your vehicle needs to be towed away and the Police does not attend the crash scene, you:
You must report the accident.
You should be particularly careful at this intersection because:
Buildings can restrict your view of intersections.
You have just passed this sign. Can you park on this road?
This sign means you are on a freeway.
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