Safety and your Vehicle Car Test by theorytestuk.co.uk | Jul 14, 2023 | 0 comments Welcome to your Safety and your Vehicle Car Test 1. Why do MOT tests include an exhaust emission test? To help protect the environment against pollution To recover the cost of expensive garage equipment To discover which fuel supplier is used the most To make sure diesel and petrol engines emit the same fumes 2. How will your journey be affected by travelling outside the busy times of day? A. Your journey will use more fuel B. Your journey will take longer C. Your journey will have fewer delays D. Your journey will be more hazardous 3. How can you reduce the environmental harm caused by your motor vehicle? A. Only use it for short journeys B. Don't service it C. Drive faster than normal D. Keep engine revs low 4. What does it mean if your vehicle keeps bouncing after you sharply press down and release on the bodywork over a wheel? A. The shock absorbers are worn B. The tyres are under inflated C. The vehicle is on soft ground D. The tyres are worn 5. What's the legal minimum tread depth for tyres on your trailer or caravan? A. 2 mm B. 1.6 mm C. 1 mm D. 2.6 mm 6. What does it mean if this light comes on while you're driving? A. A rear light has failed B. The engine oil is low C. A fault in the braking system D. Your seat belt isn't fastened 7. How can driving in a fuel-efficient manner help protect the environment? A. Through the legal enforcement of speed regulations B. By increasing the number of cars on the road C. Through increased fuel bills D. By reducing exhaust emissions 8. Why is it important to wear suitable shoes when you're driving? A. To maintain control of the pedals B. To prevent wear on the pedals C. To enable you to adjust your seat D. To enable you to walk for assistance if you break down 9. What makes your tyres illegal? A. If they have any large, deep cuts in the side wall B. If they were bought second-hand C. If they're of different makes D. If they have different tread patterns 10. You're leaving your vehicle parked on a road and unattended. When may you leave the engine running? A. If you'll be parking for less than five minutes B. If the battery keeps going flat C. Never if you're away from the vehicle D. When parked in a 20 mph zone 11. Why is it a good idea to plan your journey to avoid busy times? A. It will cause more traffic congestion B. You'll have a more stressful journey C. Your journey time will be longer D. You'll have an easier journey 12. What can cause excessive or uneven tyre wear? A. A faulty braking system B. A faulty gearbox C. A faulty electrical system D. A faulty exhaust system 13. What's the most important reason for having a properly adjusted head restraint? A. To help you avoid neck injury B. To make you more comfortable C. To help you relax D. To help you maintain your driving position 14. What can you do to reduce environmental damage caused by your vehicle? A. Avoid using the cruise control B. Use the air conditioning whenever you drive C. Avoid making a lot of short journeys D. Use the gears to slow the vehicle 15. How will you benefit from following the manufacturer's service schedule for your vehicle? A. Your vehicle will be cheaper to insure B. Your vehicle tax will be lower C. Your journey times will be reduced D. Your vehicle will remain reliable 16. You have to make an unexpected journey. You're carrying a five-year-old child on the back seat of your car. They're under 1.35 metres (4 feet 5 inches) tall. How should you seat them if a correct child restraint isn't available? A. Using an adult seat belt B. Behind the passenger seat C. Sharing a belt with an adult D. Between two other children 17. You service your own vehicle. How should you dispose of the old engine oil? A. Take it to a local-authority site B. Pour it down a drain C. Tip it into a hole in the ground D. Put it in your dustbin 18. Where would parking your vehicle cause an obstruction? A. Alongside a parking meter B. On your driveway C. In front of a property entrance D. In a marked parking space 19. What's the legal minimum depth of tread for car tyres? A. 1 mm B. 4 mm C. 2.5 mm D. 1.6 mm 20. What may help to deter a thief from stealing your car? A. Etching the registration number on the windows B. Fitting reflective glass windows C. Always keeping the interior light on D. Always keeping the headlights on 21. The fluid level in your battery is low. What fluid should you use to top it up? A. Distilled water B. Battery acid C. Engine oil D. Engine coolant 22. Which driving technique can help you save fuel? A. Missing out some gears B. Accelerating sharply in each gear C. Using each gear in turn D. Using lower gears as often as possible 23. How can you plan your route before starting a long journey? A. Check your vehicle handbook B. Use a route planner on the internet C. Ask your local garage D. Consult a travel agent 24. On a vehicle, where would you find a catalytic converter? A. In the fuel tank B. On the exhaust system C. On the cooling system D. In the air filter 25. What can you expect if you drive using rapid acceleration and heavy braking? A. Increased fuel consumption B. Reduced pollution C. Reduced exhaust emissions D. Increased road safety 26. What's most likely to increase fuel consumption? A. Harsh braking and accelerating B. Accelerating around bends C. Staying in high gears D. Poor steering control 27. When should you check the engine oil level? A. When the engine is hot B. Before a long journey C. Early in the morning D. Every time you drive the car 28. What will happen if your car's wheels are unbalanced? A. The steering will pull to one side B. The steering will vibrate C. The brakes will fail D. The tyres will deflate 29. You're having difficulty finding a parking space in a busy town. Can you park on the zigzag lines of a zebra crossing? A. No, not under any circumstances B. Yes, in order to drop off a passenger C. Yes, if you don't block people from crossing D. No, not unless you stay with your car 30. What will help you to keep your car secure? A. Registering with a Vehicle Watch scheme B. Being a member of a vehicle breakdown organisation C. Passing an advanced driving test D. Taking car maintenance classes 31. When will your vehicle use more fuel? A. When its tyres are of different makes B. When its tyres are under-inflated C. When its tyres are over-inflated D. When its tyres are new 32. You're parked on the road at night. When must you use parking lights? A. When there are continuous white lines in the middle of the road B. When the speed limit exceeds 30 mph C. When you're facing oncoming traffic D. When you're near a bus stop 33. You're stopped at the side of the road. What must you do if you'll be waiting there for some time? A. Use your headlights B. Apply the steering lock C. Switch off the radio D. Switch off the engine 34. When may a passenger travel in a car without wearing a seat belt? A. When they're under 14 years old B. When they're under 1.5 metres (5 feet) in height C. When they're exempt for medical reasons D. When they're sitting in the rear seat 35. How can drivers help the environment? A. By accelerating harshly B. By accelerating gently C. By using leaded fuel D. By driving faster 36. What will reduce fuel consumption? A. Driving more slowly B. Accelerating rapidly C. Late and heavy braking D. Staying in lower gears 37. You're carrying an 11-year-old child on the front seat of your car. They're under 1.35 metres (4 feet 5 inches) tall. What seat belt security must be in place? A. They must use an adult seat belt B. They must be able to fasten their own seat belt C. They must be able to see clearly out of the front window D. They must use a suitable child restraint 38. What can you achieve if you drive smoothly? A. Reduction in journey times by about 15% B. Increase in fuel consumption by about 15% C. Reduction in fuel consumption by about 15% D. Increase in journey times by about 15% 39. What could you do to reduce the volume of traffic on the roads? A. Drive in a bus lane B. Walk or cycle on short journeys C. Use a car with a smaller engine D. Travel by car at all times 40. What can people who live or work in towns and cities do to help reduce urban pollution levels? A. Walk or cycle B. Over-rev in a low gear C. Drive more quickly D. Drive short journeys 41. What should you do if your anti-lock brakes (ABS) warning light stays on? A. Check the brake-fluid level B. Have the brakes checked immediately C. Check the footbrake free play D. Check that the parking brake is released 42. When should tyre pressures be checked? A. After any lengthy journey B. After travelling at high speed C. When tyres are cold D. When tyres are hot 43. How can you reduce the damage your vehicle causes to the environment? A. Use narrow side streets B. Anticipate well ahead C. Use busy routes D. Brake heavily 44. How should you dispose of a used vehicle battery? A. Bury it in your garden B. Put it in the dustbin C. Take it to a local-authority disposal site D. Leave it on waste land 45. What makes the vehicle in the picture 'environmentally friendly'? A. It's powered by gravity B. It's powered by electricity C. It's powered by diesel D. It's powered by unleaded petrol 46. How can you help to prevent your car radio being stolen? Park in an unlit area Leave the radio turned on Install a security-coded radio Park near a busy junction 47. What should you do when you leave your car unattended for a few minutes? Leave the engine running Lock it and remove the key Switch the engine off but leave the key in Park near a traffic warden 48. How much more fuel will you use by driving at 70 mph, compared with driving at 50 mph? About 5% About 75% About 15% About 100% 49. You're carrying two 13-year-old children and their parents in your car. Who's responsible for seeing that the children wear seat belts? The children's parents You, the driver The front-seat passenger The children 50. What does fuel-efficient driving achieve? Increased fuel consumption Damage to the environment Improved road safety Increased exhaust emissions 51. What’s the safest thing to do if you have to leave valuables in your car? Put them in a carrier bag Park near a school entrance Park near a bus stop Lock them out of sight 52. Why should you try and park in a secure car park? It helps deter thieves It makes it easy to find your car It stops the car being exposed to bad weather It doesn't cost anything to park here 53. What should you remove from your car before leaving it unattended? The car dealer’s details The vehicle registration document The service record The owner’s manual 54. What's likely to happen if you put too much oil in your engine? The clutch pedal will lock The air intake will become blocked The oil seals will leak The timing belt will slip 55. You need to top up your battery with distilled water. What level should you fill it to? The top of the battery Halfway up the battery Just below the cell plates Just above the cell plates 56. What part of the car does the law require you to keep in good condition? The seat belts The transmission The door locks The gearbox 57. Why have 'red routes' been introduced in major cities? To raise the speed limits To help the traffic flow To provide better parking To allow lorries to load more freely 58. How would under-inflated tyres affect your vehicle? The vehicle's gear change mechanism would become stiff The flash rate of the vehicle's indicators would increase The vehicle's stopping distance would increase The vehicle's headlights would aim high 59. How can drivers help the environment? By accelerating harshly By driving faster By using leaded fuel By accelerating gently 60. How can you avoid wasting fuel? By having your vehicle serviced regularly By revving the engine in the lower gears By keeping an empty roof rack on your vehicle By driving at higher speeds where possible 61. What's most likely to waste fuel? Reducing your speed Under-inflated tyres Using different brands of fuel Driving on motorways 62. When are you not allowed to sound your vehicle's horn? Between 10.00 pm and 6.00 am in a built-up area At any time in a built-up area Between 11.30 pm and 7.00 am in a built-up area Between 11.30 pm and 6.00 am on any road 63. You want to put a rear-facing baby seat on the front passenger seat. What must you do if the passenger seat is protected by a frontal airbag? Put the child in an adult seat belt Turn the seat to face sideways Ask a passenger to hold the baby Deactivate the airbag 64. What's the purpose of road humps, chicanes and narrowings? To reduce traffic speed To increase traffic speed To allow pedestrians to cross To separate lanes of traffic 65. How should you drive when you're driving along a road that has road humps? Accelerate quickly between the humps Maintain a reduced speed throughout Always keep to the maximum legal speed Drive slowly at school times only 66. What should you do when leaving your vehicle parked and unattended? Park near a busy junction Park in a housing estate Lock it and remove the key Leave the left indicator on 67. What's the purpose of a catalytic converter? To reduce fuel consumption To reduce the risk of fire To reduce engine wear To reduce harmful exhaust gases 68. What should you do if your vehicle pulls to one side when you use the brakes? Have the brakes checked as soon as possible Increase the pressure in your tyres Change gear and pump the brake pedal Use your parking brake at the same time 69. You plan your route before starting a journey. Why should you also plan an alternative route? Your maps may have different scales Your original route may be blocked You may find you have to pay a congestion charge You may get held up by a tractor 70. How can you reduce the chances of your car being broken into when leaving it unattended? Place any valuables on the floor Park near a taxi rank Take all valuables with you Park near a fire station 71. How will a roof rack affect your car? There will be less wind noise The engine will use more oil The car will accelerate faster Fuel consumption will increase 72. When is fuel consumption at its highest? When you're accelerating When you're coasting When you're braking When you're turning sharply 73. What can you achieve if you drive smoothly? Reduction in journey times by about 15% Reduction in fuel consumption by about 15% Increase in fuel consumption by about 15% Increase in journey times by about 15% 74. What could cause you to crash if the level is allowed to get too low? Anti-freeze level Battery-water level Brake-fluid level Radiator-coolant level 75. What can be damaged if you turn the steering wheel when the car isn't moving? The gearbox The engine The brakes The tyres 76. How can you reduce the risk of your vehicle being broken into at night? Leave it in a well-lit area Park in a quiet side road Don’t engage the steering lock Park in a poorly lit area Time's up Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.