DKT Car Driver Knowledge Test – Negligent Driving
If you have been convicted for street or drag racing, which of these penalties may apply?
The fines for street or drag racing are large, and you will also receive demerit points.
Will a P1 licence be suspended for any speeding offence?
Any speeding offence when you are on a P1 provisional licence will result in your licence being suspended.
The first thing you should do before overtaking is:
You will need to make sure you have enough room to overtake, which is a function of the ability of your vehicle to get to the speed limit quickly, and how long it will take to pass the vehicle while doing the speed limit. You also need to check for solid lines on the road that mean no overtaking, and whether another vehicle has started to overtake you
You are approaching the crest (top of a hill) on a narrow road, the safest procedure is to:
Keeping to the left gives other vehicles more room, and slowing down ensures that if you reach the crest and see a previously hidden obstacle on the other side you have more time to stop.
When you have started to overtake the car, you notice that its right indicator is flashing. You should:
Check your mirror so that you don't turn back in on another vehicle, then move back in behind the car.
The speed limit on this road is 90 km/h. You have just overtaken a vehicle in the left lane. What should you do next?
Once you have finished your overtaking you should move back into the left lane.
If you are convicted of dangerous driving:
You could lose your licence and you may be sent to prison.
If the police suspect you may have been involved in street or drag racing, they may take immediate action. Which one of the following is correct? The police may:
If the police suspect you have been street racing your vehicle may be impounded for up to three months.
You are in the purple vehicle, you may overtake the vehicle in front:
The vehicle is being driven along the single-lane road and is not turning right, therefore you can only overtake it on the right.
When being overtaken by another vehicle what should you do to help?
Make it easy for the other person to overtake you, and leave space in front of you in case the overtaking vehicle needs to pull back into the line of traffic.
If an overtaking vehicle signals that it must move in, in front of you, you should
An overtaking vehicle may need to move in front of you if there is traffic coming the other way. You should already be leaving enough space between you and the vehicle in front, so ensure you are and drop back to allow room if you are not.
You are travelling in the left lane and wish to turn right at the intersection. You move to the right lane and a driver behind sounds their horn at you. What have you done wrong?
You have crossed an unbroken line, and that is not permitted unless you are turning into a driveway.
If you are not sure you have enough distance to overtake a vehicle ahead, you should:
Always be sure that you have enough time and distance to complete your overtaking move. If you are not certain, wait for a better opportunity.
A driver behind you signals their intention to overtake your car. What should you do?
Make it easy for the other person to overtake you by keeping to the left.
When driving near parked vehicles, you should:
Parked vehicles maneouvring into traffic may not see you as they pull out. Children may also appear from behind parked vehicles. Be prepared to stop if required.
How should you overtake a pedal cyclist?
Give the cyclist enough room when you overtake. Cyclists can be sucked into your slipstream, are less stable than cars and have less contact patch on the road for braking and manoeuvring.
Another vehicle is overtaking you on your right. You commit a traffic offence if you:
You must not drive dangerously, and speeding up while another vehicle is overtaking is driving dangerously.
On a single laned road (as shown), you must always overtake another vehicle on its right except when:
You can overtake a vehicle on its left when it is waiting to turn right. You can also overtake on the left if you are travelling in marked lanes and the lane on the right is travelling slower than the lane on the left.
Before beginning to overtake another vehicle, you should
An overtaking manoeuvre requires that you do several things: check it's safe to go, change gear if you are in a manual vehicle and will need the extra acceleration, and signal your intention for enough time. Be sure to check over your shoulder before you pull out to overtake in case a vehicle behind you has already started to overtake you.
You are approaching a hill or curve. You must not cross the centre line to overtake:
You must have a clear view of any approaching traffic.
The faster the vehicle in front of you is travelling, the:
You will cover more distance and need more time if the vehicle you are overtaking is going faster.
You are driving behind a long vehicle (as shown) which has a sign saying DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE. The long vehicle indicates that it is going to turn left. You:
Long vehicles may need to swing out wide to the right to make a left hand turn therefore you must not overtake it until it has made the turn.
The speed limit on this road is 100 km/h. When can you use the right lane?
You should only use the right lane for overtaking and when turning right.
When overtaking another vehicle you should NOT move back in front of it, unless
Moving back into the left lane early may mean you hit the vehicle you are overtaking. It's particularly important if you are driving a longer vehicle to wait until you can see the overtaken vehicle clearly in your rear vision mirror.
What is this driver doing that is negligent and illegal?
The driver is cutting the corner and crossing the unbroken line. Even if the driver was signalling, this is still illegal because it's not for the purposes of turning into a driveway. Unbroken lines are there to warn drivers that the visibility of the road ahead is not sufficient to perform an overtaking manoeuvre.
If you are caught speeding through a road work zone you will:
Road work zones have additional hazards and speed limits are lower there because of this. Speeding through a road work zone is dangerous and you will receive a fine and demerit points.
If you are convicted of driving with a blood alcohol level that is over the limit for your licence, you could lose your driver's licence. You may also
You may be sent to prison for driving with excess blood alcohol.
When driving through temporary road work you should:
Road work zones have additional hazards. Slow down and be prepared for gravel, uneven road surfaces, obstructions, closed lanes, road workers, and heavy machinery that may be blocking a lane.
If you are convicted a second time for street or drag racing, which one of the following penalties applies?
On your second conviction your vehicle may be confiscated and sold.
When entering or leaving a driveway you must:
Bicycles, vehicles and pedestrians have right of way.
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