Drivers' Hours & Rest Periods PCV by theorytestuk.co.uk | Aug 20, 2023 | 0 comments Welcome to your Drivers' Hours & Rest Periods PCV 1. 32. Where can you get a replacement driver tachograph card? The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Any MOT test centre A tachograph centre 2. 47. An enforcement officer keeps one of your tachograph charts. Who should sign the back of the replacement chart? You, the driver Your transport manager The vehicle owner The officer 3. 9. Where can you stop if you feel tired while you're driving on a motorway? On the hard shoulder At a service station On a slip road In a deceleration lane 4. 5. After driving continuously for the maximum period under EU rules, a bus driver must take a break. What's the minimum duration of this break? 15 minutes 30 minutes 45 minutes 60 minutes 5. 4. What's most likely to cause tiredness? Making frequent and regular stops Taking driving breaks on board the vehicle Having insufficient breaks from driving Using vehicles with automatic gearboxes 6. 45. A vehicle fitted with an analogue tachograph has two drivers. How should they use the tachograph? Share the same tachograph chart Use a separate tachograph chart for every driving period Use their own tachograph chart Not use the tachograph for such duties 7. 7. You're driving a bus with 18 seats on an excursion from London to Scotland. Which drivers' hours rules should you use? AETR only Domestic EU only EU and AETR 8. 46. An enforcement officer keeps your analogue tachograph records. How should they endorse the replacement charts? With their name With their service number With their home address With their date of birth 9. 13. The time is 10.00 am. You've been driving non-stop since 6.00 am. Under EU rules, what's the longest you may now drive without a break? 15 minutes 30 minutes 45 minutes 60 minutes 10. 2. What can happen to drivers who break EU tachograph regulations? They can be given three warnings They can have their passport withdrawn They can be heavily fined They can be let off if they're new to using tachographs 11. 8. When may a driver take their rest period in a parked vehicle? If it's fitted with a bunk If a smoke alarm is fitted If the vehicle's in an authorised coach park If there are no passengers on board 12. 28. At the end of your working week, you've driven a total of 56 hours. Under EU rules, what's the maximum number of hours you can drive in the following week? 34 36 38 40 13. 3. Which symbol on your tachograph shows your break/rest period? A. B. C. D. 14. 1. You're driving under EU tachograph regulations and lose your driver card. When must you inform the relevant authority? Within 5 days Within 7 days Within 14 days Within 28 days 15. 23. What must you do when using a vehicle fitted with an analogue tachograph? Carry enough approved charts Use damaged charts if they're clean Use dirty charts if they're undamaged Reuse charts twice 16. 54. What should you do if you start to feel tired or unable to concentrate while you're driving? Stop as soon as it's safe to do so Wind down a window and carry on Switch on the radio and complete your journey Speed up to get to your destination sooner 17. 37. Which digital tachograph card is only available to enforcement authorities? Control card CPC card Company card Workshop card 18. 33. Why should you carry spare tachograph charts? As a defence against a speeding prosecution To record when you've been in a traffic delay For recording extra loading duties and overtime To replace the original chart if it gets dirty 19. 10. Under EU rules, what's the maximum daily driving time allowed? 9 hours, extended to 11 hours on three days of the week 10 hours, extended to 11 hours on two days of the week 9 hours, extended to 10 hours on two days of the week 10 hours, extended to 11 hours on three days of the week 20. 36. Under EU rules, you may drive for up to nine hours a day. What maximum may this be increased to on two days of the week? 9.5 hours 10 hours 11 hours 11.5 hours 21. 27. Who's responsible for the issue of tachograph charts to a bus or lorry driver? The driver's employer The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency The authorised calibration centre The local MOT testing centre 22. 29. Your vehicle breaks down during a journey. You continue by driving in another vehicle with the same type of tachograph. What must you do with your tachograph chart? Leave it in the broken-down vehicle Take it with you for security, but use a new chart in the new vehicle Telephone the testing authority for permission to drive without a chart Take it with you, and use it in the new vehicle 23. 16. How long is a digital tachograph driver card valid? One year Three years Five years Ten years 24. 20. What should you do if you're asked to leave your bus by an official who isn't in uniform? Comply with the request Ask to see a warrant card Refuse to leave the vehicle Invite the official aboard 25. 21. You've been driving non-stop since 5.00 am. The time is now 9.30 am. Under EU rules, what length of break must you take? At least 15 minutes At least 30 minutes At least 45 minutes At least 60 minutes 26. 53. Under EU drivers' hours regulations, a 45-minute break must be taken after 4.5 hours of driving. What shorter breaks can this be split into? One of 10 minutes, plus one of 35 One of 15 minutes, plus one of 30 One of 20 minutes, plus one of 25 One of 40 minutes, plus one of 5 27. 19. When are you allowed to alter your tachograph record? If there are two or more drivers If your journey is over 50 miles At no time When you have no spare charts 28. 35. What should you do if you feel tired after driving for two-and-a-half hours? Slow down to a safer speed Reduce your planned driving time to three hours Stop as soon as it's safe to do so Take a less busy route 29. 30. Under EU rules, how long should your normal daily rest period be? 8 hours 11 hours 13 hours 14 hours 30. 42. Your vehicle is fitted with an analogue tachograph. What should you do if you need to exceed the normal drivers' hours due to an emergency? Continue using the same tachograph chart and write an explanation on the back Remove the tachograph chart and make a manual record of the rest of the journey Continue using the same tachograph chart, without any explanation or record Remove the tachograph chart and tell your employer the reason 31. 41. Under EU rules, what's the normal weekly rest period that must be taken? 40 hours 41 hours 42 hours 45 hours 32. 11. How can you find out when an analogue tachograph was last recalibrated? From a date on the tachograph chart By contacting the vehicle's manufacturer By checking the vehicle's service record From a plaque on or near the tachograph 33. 22. What does this tachograph chart symbol mean? Driver at rest Chart not required Other work Driving 34. 44. The analogue tachograph on your vehicle becomes faulty. How long do you have before you must have it repaired? One day Three days One week Two weeks 35. 18. Which type of digital tachograph card is used by an approved calibration centre when they're recalibrating the tachograph? Control card Company card Driver card Workshop card 36. 48. Under EU rules, a driver must take regular breaks from driving. What maximum period of continuous driving is allowed? 3 hours 4 hours 4.5 hours 5.5 hours 37. 26. A driver is convicted of obstructing an enforcement officer in the course of their duties. Under EU drivers' hours regulations, what's the maximum fine they can receive? Unlimited £3000 £4000 £5000 38. 15. You're driving under EU drivers' hours. How is a week defined under these rules? Between 00.00 hours on Monday and 24.00 hours the following Sunday Any seven-day period Between 00.00 hours and 24.00 hours six days later A working period of 56 hours 39. 52. Under EU rules, what's the maximum driving time allowed in any two consecutive weeks? 85 hours 90 hours 100 hours 105 hours 40. 38. Drivers must have a driver card for use in digital tachographs. Where can you obtain a replacement driver card in Great Britain? The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency National Highways A tachograph calibration centre The Post Office 41. 34. What should you do if you have to leave your vehicle unattended for a very short time? Leave a note in the window explaining you'll be back soon Leave the keys available in case of obstruction Keep the engine running but lock the doors Secure the vehicle and lock the doors 42. 24. What must the driver do when they leave their bus unattended? Check that the tachograph chart is removed Check that the gear lever is in reverse Check that the gear lever is in first Check that the parking brake is applied 43. 40. What is the 'mode' switch on a tachograph used to record? Who's driving Illness Weekly rest periods Other work 44. 43. How often must an analogue tachograph be checked at an approved calibration centre? Every year Every two years Every five years Every six years 45. 6. Under EU rules, you can drive for a maximum of nine hours a day. On how many days each week can this be extended to 10 hours? One day Two day Three day Four day 46. 50. When are bus operators required to use tachographs for regular journeys? When the journey is more than 10 km When the journey is more than 20 km When the journey is more than 50 km When the journey is more than 80 km 47. 17. Which authority must you contact if your tachograph card is lost or stolen? The police The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency A tachograph centre The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency 48. 51. What does a tachograph record? Load weight Driving time Fuel consumption Engine temperature 49. 31. What should you do if you suddenly become tired while you're driving on a motorway? Stop on the hard shoulder and rest Leave by the next exit and find a place to stop Stop on the next slip road and rest Stop on the verge of the motorway and rest 50. 12. Under EU rules, your daily rest can be reduced to 9 hours. For how many times between weekly rest periods is this allowed? Once Twice Three times Four times 51. 39. Under EU rules, your minimum daily rest is 11 hours. On three days of the week this may be reduced to what length of time? 7 hours 8 hours 9 hours 10 hours 52. 25. When must an analogue tachograph be recalibrated? Every two years Every four years Every six years Every eight years 53. 49. You're making a journey with a co-driver. When the other person is driving, how should you show this time? As a daily rest period As a weekly rest period As a break in daily driving As driving time 54. 14. How many days does a driver card normally cover? 7 14 21 28 Time's up Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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