Questions and Answers to know before your Driving Test

Questions and Answers to know before your Driving Test

Here are some Questions and Answers that are commonly asked on your Driving Test. Click on the Question and find out the Answer.

What shape and colour is a warning sign?

Diamond Shape – Yellow and Black

When should you not drive?

While under the influence of alcohol, drugs (prescribed or otherwise), or when tired or drowsy.

What should always be kept clean on your vehicle?

Lights – Reflectors – Windows – Mirrors – Registration plate.

What is the rule about passing animals on the road?

Slow down, give plenty of room, do not sound your horn or rev your engine. Have patience.

Can you reverse from a minor road on to a major road?

No. (You should only reverse from a major road to a minor road).

What shape is the sign that regulates?

Regulatory signs are round with red on white background with the exception of two: Stop and Yield.

When should you use your hazard lights?

When your car is broken down, being towed, or at the scene of an accident.

Driving into a Hailstorm

Driving into a Hailstorm

Driving into hailstorms can be very dangerous.

Hailstorms can start very quickly without giving any warnings.

The best and only thing to do is to be prepared and for when driving into hailstorms by following these tips. Here’s what to do if you drive into a hailstorm:

  • Keep an eye on the weather. While it is difficult to accurately predict a hailstorm, they are most commonly associated with severe weather such as tornadoes and thunderstorms. Check your local newspaper or weather channel for the daily forecast, and plan your schedules accordingly in the event of severe weather.
  • Stay inside the vehicle. Hail falls at fast speeds, and it can cause injury to those in its path.
  • Stop driving and pull to a safe place so hail doesn’t break the windshield or any windows — driving compounds hail’s impact with your car. Stop under an overpass, and don’t forget to pull out of traffic lanes and onto a shoulder. Avoid ditches due to possible high-rising water. Motorists should pull off to the side of the road, away from trees or other areas where debris could fall, and stay undercover until the storm has passed.
  • Keep your car angled so the hail is hitting the front of your car. Windshields are reinforced to withstand forward driving and pelting objects. Side windows and backglass are not, so they’re much more susceptible to breakage.
  • Lie down, if possible, and keep your back to the windows. If you have a blanket, cover yourself with it to prevent possible debris from hitting you.

 

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