DKT Car Driver Knowledge Test – General Knowledge 3
When can a private car travel in a lane marked by this sign?
Bus lanes are designed to keep public transport moving effectively, and that reduces overall congestion. However, if you are turning into a side street or driveway you may drive in a bus lane for up to 100m until you make the turn. Carrying passengers does not entitle you to use the bus lane.
If one or two of your wheels run off the edge of the roadway, you should:
Gentle inputs to the throttle and steering will minimise your chances of losing control.
If you are driving towards a road works zone and a traffic controller displays a stop sign you must:
The traffic controller will let you know when it's safe to pass through the road works. There might be vehicles coming the other way, or workers or machinery blocking the lane.
How close can you park to another vehicle when parked parallel to the kerb?
For other vehicles to be able to exit safely, leave a gap of at least one metre. It also reduces the risk of damage to your vehicle.
When you see these lights flashing on the back of a bus, what should you do?
Pedestrians may have disembarked and might try to cross. Observing the 40km/h speed limit gives you more chance to stop if you need to.
Are you permitted to park in the direction of the arrow?
This area is reserved exclusively for taxis.
Looking at the diagrams, how far from the approach side of a bus stop or a railway crossing are you allowed to stand or park your vehicle?
20 metres gives enough room for other vehicles to manoeuvre around a parked vehicle.
You are approaching a green light in vehicle A. An ambulance sounding its siren is approaching the same intersection and has a red light. You should:
Wait at the intersection until the ambulance has passed through. Ensure there are no other emergency vehicles following it.
When you are driving on a two-lane freeway, which lane should you choose?
Unless you are overtaking another vehicle you should drive in the left hand lane to ensure the best traffic flow.
If a vehicle you are driving is involved in an accident and a person is injured, what must you do after stopping?
Helping injured people is the first priority.
Are you permitted to park on a median strip or traffic island?
The median strip is only to be used to allow vehicles to safely turn into a side road without impeding the flow of traffic, or to enter traffic flow safely from a side road.
You are driving your vehicle along a street and want to stop for a short time. Are you allowed to double park your vehicle (that is stand it on the road alongside a parked car)?
Double parking obstructs the road way and causes a hazard for other road users.
Is it an offence to obstruct clear vision of your number plates?
If you have a bike rack or towbar that covers the licence plate you must make other arrangements to display the plates clearly.
You should angle park:
If there are angle park markings, that is how you should park.
You see a broken yellow line painted on the roadway adjacent to the kerb. What does it mean?
Clearways are designed to keep traffic moving in busier times, therefore parking during clearway hours would obstruct traffic.
You hold an unrestricted licence and are driving at 100 km/h in the country and pass this sign. What should you do?
Farm animals may be present - possibly around a blind corner - so it is safest to slow down and be prepared to stop.
To drive safely, you need to concentrate and be able to monitor everything that is happening on the road. To do this, you need to:
Continually scan all directions from the vehicle so that you can anticipate situations that may occur where you need to react.
Bicycle and motorcycle riders have the same rights to use the road as other motor vehicle drivers. They are, however, more at risk in traffic because:
They are smaller and less visible, particularly as you scan up the road, and they do not have the protection that drivers in cars, vans and trucks have.
What must you do when you are towing a caravan to help other vehicles overtake?
Leaving a gap of at least 60 metres allows other vehicles to pull in, if required, after they have overtaken you. Note that this rule is only for roads without streetlights.
What are you required to do if you develop a serious medical condition that could affect your driving?
Your doctor is not responsible for notifying the Roads and Maritime and you do not need to hand your licence in. Contact Roads and Maritime first.
When you come across roadworks:
Road works signs are there to warn you that the road conditions may be dangerous at any time (e.g. slippery or potentially damaging to your vehicle at higher speeds).
You are in busy traffic and slow down for a bicycle rider. A driver behind you beeps a horn and pressures you to go around the bike and drive faster. How should you respond?
You are in control and other drivers' impatience should not influence your decisions to act safely.
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