Heavy trucks «C»

Questions Bank section: Safety

0797. What should a driver always do before making left a U-turn?

  • Make sure that the proper gear is shifted and that the headlights are turned on.
  • Make sure that the turn is permitted and that it doesn’t cause any traffic disturbance.
  • Alert about his intention by turning on the four direction indicators.
  • Position the vehicle on the right of the road from which he intends to turn.
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0799. What is the main risk of driving in reverse?

  • Causing damage to the vehicle’s tires, when approaching the sidewalk or sharp objects.
  • The presence of road users in the driver’s “blind spots” and the chance of hitting them.
  • Lack of control over a slow and steady driving speed due to gear restrictions.
  • Causing damage to the steering system, because the wheel is used oppositely to its normal use while driving forward.
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0800. What is a “blind spot”?

  • The distance a driver should keep from other vehicles while driving in reverse.
  • Part of the vehicle's circumference in which the driver cannot see or detect road users.
  • The non-paved area around the vehicle.
  • Part of the vehicle's circumference which the driver can only see through the mirrors.
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0801. What is the best way to reduce the dangers whilst driving in reverse?

  • By taking a proper and continuous all round view and by driving slowly.
  • By driving fast and finishing the drive backwards as quickly as possible.
  • By turning on the vehicle’s lights.
  • By letting all the passengers off the vehicle while driving backwards.
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0804. What are the risks of driving in high speeds?

  • Serious damage to the vehicle's front tires and steering system.
  • Fast wear and tear of the engine.
  • There is risk in driving in high speeds.
  • Reduced ability of stopping the vehicle in time in order to prevent an accident, and even loss of control over the vehicle.
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0805. What is the advantage of driving at a low speed during dangerous situations?

  • The driver’s reacting time is longer and he has enough time for making the right decisions.
  • The driver’s reacting, braking and stopping times are all longer, and therefore safety is improved.
  • The drrivers quicker reaction, braking and stopping times are all shorter.
  • The driver’s reacting time is longer and is sufficient for stopping.
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0806. What is the effect of driving at a high speed during an accident?

  • The driver’s response time is significantly shortened, and safety is enhanced.
  • High speed does not influence the outcome of the accident.
  • It causes greater force of collision and a more severe impact on humans and damage to property.
  • The driver’s response time is lengthened, and safety is thus enhanced.
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0807. What is the meaning of the term “driving at a reasonable speed”?

  • Driving at a speed that allows the driver to perform other actions, which are not essential to driving.
  • Driving in a similar speed to that of the other drivers around you.
  • Taking account of road and traffic conditions, in a manner that the driver maintains absolute control of the vehicle and can stop safely at all times.
  • When the driving speed is determined at the driver’s own discretion, and provided that it doesn’t exceed the statutory speed limit.
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0808. What problem faces a vehicle driver who is driving at a high speed?

  • His response time is decreased, and thus his driving becomes more dangerous.
  • There is no problem at all: Research work has proven that in high speeds driving is more calm and relaxed.
  • The driver has very little time to properly respond to road events.
  • The driver's response time is significantly lengthened.
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0809. What is the relation between the vehicles speed and the vehicle’s stopping distance?

  • The higher the vehicle’s speed is, the shorter is its stopping distance.
  • There is no relation between them. The stopping distance is constant and does not depend on the vehicle’s speed.
  • The slower the vehicle’s speed is, the longer is the braking distance.
  • The higher the vehicle’s speed is, the longer is its stopping distance.
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