The Driver Heavy Vehicle by theorytestuk.co.uk | Aug 12, 2023 | 0 comments Welcome to your The Driver Heavy Vehicle 1. 74. What should you do if a front tyre bursts while you're driving on a motorway? Loosen your grip on the steering wheel Brake firmly to a stop Hold the steering wheel firmly Drive to the next service area 2. 57. What danger should you be most aware of if you're driving close to the kerb in a busy shopping area? The nearside mirror striking the heads of pedestrians The amount of fuel being used when driving slowly Solid white line markings in the centre of the road Traffic lights that may suddenly change to green 3. 31. What will you have to deal with when you're driving at night? Headlight dazzle Other drivers speeding Cold weather conditions Dazzle from shop windows 4. 2. Which of these is an unsafe place to park your vehicle or trailer? At an overnight service area Near the brow of a hill In the yard at a factory In a lay-by in a built-up area 5. 6. What should you do when you've been driving for a long time and are fighting sleep? Stop and rest Open a window Play loud music Stretch your arms 6. 62. Why could it be dangerous to wave people across at pedestrian crossings? There may be another vehicle coming They may be distracted They may not see your signal They may not be ready to cross 7. 61. You're following a car being driven slowly by a learner driver. What should you do if it isn't safe to overtake it? Flash your lights so the driver sees you Be patient and stay well behind Switch your hazard lights on Drive along the centre line of the road 8. 39. As a driver, what should you do when you attend a social event? Drink plenty of coffee after drinking alcohol Avoid busy roads after drinking alcohol Avoid drinking alcohol completely Avoid drinking alcohol on an empty stomach 9. 35. What rules apply to the wearing of seat belts fitted to your lorry? It's not advisable It's advisable It's required by law It's not required by law 10. 44. You've been issued with protective clothing. Who's responsible for its use? You, the driver The insurance company The Health and Safety Executive Your employer 11. 51. What's provided specifically to protect you against neck and whiplash injuries? An air-sprung seat Anti-lock brakes A collapsible steering wheel A head restraint 12. 25. A group of schoolchildren are standing close to the left-hand kerb. What should you do as you drive past? Check your offside mirror Check your nearside mirror Switch on your headlights Switch on your hazard warning lights 13. 22. Why is it important to adjust your head restraint properly? To make you more comfortable To protect your neck in a collision To help you relax while you're driving To maintain a good driving position 14. 1. What should you do if a car driver makes a mistake that causes you to brake? Keep calm and don't retaliate Overtake and sound your horn Drive close behind and sound your horn Flag the driver down and explain the mistake 15. 69. What should you try to do when your vehicle has a front-tyre blow-out? Hold the steering wheel firmly and slow down gradually Steer to the right-hand side and brake firmly Don't use your brakes under any circumstances Brake hard and steer towards the affected side 16. 73. Approximately what percentage of sleep-related vehicle incidents (SRVIs) involve commercial vehicles? 40% 55% 70% 95% 17. 13. You're turning right onto a dual carriageway from a side road. What should you do if your vehicle is too long for the gap in the central reservation? Move forward and wait in the middle Wait until it's clear in both directions Move out, blocking traffic from the right Edge out slowly so other traffic will see you 18. 36. What should you do if you're upset by another driver's behaviour? Stop and take a break Shout abusive language Gesture to them with your hand Follow them, flashing your headlights 19. 70. You're being followed by a marked police car. As well as flashing the headlights, what will the police officer do to signal you to stop? Signal with the right indicator Signal with the left indicator Switch on the hazard warning lights Switch on the rear fog lights 20. 28. Where are you most likely to find pedestrians stepping into the road? Motorways One-way streets Wooded areas Shopping areas 21. 63. You're about to drive home. What should you do if you feel very tired and have a severe headache? Wait until you're fit and well before driving Drive home, but take painkiller tablets Drive home if you can stay awake for the journey Wait for a short time, then drive home slowly 22. 20. Your lorry is fitted with a driver's seat belt. When may you drive without wearing it? When you're making deliveries that are less than 50 metres apart When you're towing at less than 50 mph When you're working less than 50 hours in a week When you're less than 50 miles away from your depot 23. 45. You're approaching a green traffic light and are going straight ahead. What should you do when the traffic ahead, beyond the junction, has stopped and is queuing? Go forward if your vehicle will clear the junction Drive slowly across the junction Maintain your speed and sound your horn Stop across the junction until the traffic clears 24. 3. What's the best type of fluid to drink during work time? Bottled water Sugary canned drinks High-caffeine drinks Hot chocolate 25. 9. What should you do if another driver does something that upsets you? Stay calm and don't retaliate Let them know how you feel Flash your headlights several times Sound your horn 26. 81. You're driving along this road. What should you do if the red car cuts in close in front of you? Accelerate to get closer to the red car Give a long blast on the horn Drop back to leave the correct separation distance Flash your headlights several times 27. 8. You're driving at the legal speed limit. What should you do if a vehicle comes up quickly behind, flashing its headlights? Accelerate to maintain a gap behind you Touch the brake pedal sharply to show your brake lights Maintain your speed and prevent the vehicle from overtaking Allow the vehicle to overtake 28. 87. When can you drive without wearing a seat belt? When you hold a medical exemption certificate When the seat belt is too large for your use When you're driving on a motorway When the speed limit is 30 mph or less 29. 37. You've stopped for an elderly pedestrian who's slowly crossing the road. What should you do if traffic behind you is being held up? Edge forward slowly and make them hurry Stay where you are and allow them to cross in their own time Steer slowly around them to ease the build-up of traffic Get out of your vehicle and wave them across 30. 14. How should you answer a mobile phone call while you're driving? Reduce your speed wherever you are Stop safely before answering Keep one hand on the steering wheel Slow down and allow others to overtake 31. 83. A bus has stopped at a bus stop ahead of you. What should you do if its right-hand indicator is flashing? Flash your headlights and slow down Slow down and give way if it's safe to do so Sound your horn and keep going Slow down and then sound your horn 32. 79. What should you do if you've had a few alcoholic drinks at a party? Have a strong cup of coffee and then drive home Drive home carefully and slowly Go home by public transport Wait a short while and then drive home 33. 18. You approach a pelican crossing that goes straight across the road. How must you treat it if it has a central island? As one crossing in daylight only As one continuous crossing As two separate crossings As two crossings during darkness 34. 96. What can prevent you from holding a bus or lorry driving licence? Heart disorders Dyslexia Skin problems Stomach problems 35. 23. You're overtaking a lorry. What should you do if you see the driver flash their headlights? Move back to the left when you judge it's safe to do so Take their signal to mean it's safe to move back to the left Stop; there must be something wrong with your vehicle Flash your hazard warning lights and move back to the left 36. 82. What should you do at a zebra crossing? Rev your engine to encourage pedestrians to cross quickly Park only on the zigzag lines on the left Always leave the crossing clear in traffic queues Wave pedestrians to cross if you intend to wait for them 37. 95. You've driven a long distance and feel tired. Your tachograph shows that you haven't exceeded your driving hours. What should you do in these circumstances? Park in a suitable place and rest Reduce your speed and drive more slowly Carry on driving to use up your hours Increase your speed and reduce your journey time 38. 49. What should you do if you aren't sure whether your cough medicine will affect your driving? Ask your doctor for advice Drive a little more slowly Drive if you feel all right Ask a friend for advice 39. 59. How is using a hands-free phone likely to affect your driving? It will improve your safety It will increase your concentration It will reduce your view It will divert your attention 40. 84. When will your reactions be slower? When driving while you're tired When driving in fog When driving too quickly When driving in rain 41. 43. What must you check before setting out on a journey? Your mirrors are tinted Your mirrors are convex Your mirrors are concave Your mirrors are clean 42. 56. How should you let other vehicles overtake when you're driving a slow-moving vehicle along a narrow road? Maintain a steady speed Wave them past Give a left-turn signal Pull in when you can 43. 93. How is drinking alcohol likely to affect your driving? You'll have faster reactions You'll become colour-blind You'll feel more confident You'll be able to concentrate better 44. 94. You've been taking medicine for a few days, and it has made you feel drowsy. Today you feel better, but you still need to take the medicine. When should you drive? Only if your journey is necessary Only at night on quiet roads Only if someone goes with you Only after checking with your doctor 45. 67. How will your body clock affect your driving between midnight and 6.00 am? You're more likely to fall asleep at the wheel You're more likely to feel road rage You're more likely to break the speed limit You're more likely to drive too close to the vehicle in front 46. 33. What can you do to help maintain concentration while you're driving? Eat sugary snacks when on duty Have regular meals and rest breaks Don't eat at all when on duty Avoid meals containing bread 47. 29. When is there a particular risk of sleep-related incidents? Between midnight and 6 am Between 11 pm and 2 am Between 6 pm and 11 pm Between 7 am and 2 pm 48. 11. What should you do when you're being followed by an ambulance showing a flashing blue light? Stop to let it pass as soon as it's safe to do so Accelerate quickly to get away from it Ignore it if possible, unless you're forced to let it pass Brake harshly and immediately to a stop in the road 49. 88. What might misuse of drugs or alcohol lead to? Better eyesight Better concentration Withdrawal of a driving licence Faster reactions 50. 47. What does the flashing amber light mean at a pelican crossing? Stop if you can do so safely Give way to pedestrians already on the crossing Stop and wait for the green light Give way to pedestrians waiting to cross 51. 16. When are you most likely to lose concentration while you're driving? When you use a mobile phone When you switch on the windscreen wipers When you switch on the heated rear window When you look at the door mirrors 52. 24. You're driving in fast-moving traffic along a motorway. What should you do if there's a stationary queue of traffic ahead? Move to the hard shoulder Change lanes Switch on your rear fog lights Switch on your hazard warning lights 53. 75. A coach is overtaking you. What should you do when it's safe for the coach to move back to the left? Do nothing and let the driver decide Switch your sidelights on and off Flash your headlights once Flash your headlights twice 54. 60. You're approaching a large puddle near the left-hand kerb. What should you do if pedestrians are close to the water? Ignore the puddle Brake suddenly and sound your horn Try to avoid splashing the pedestrians Wave at the pedestrians to keep back 55. 30. What should you do if you're feeling tired but there's nowhere to stop safely? Increase your speed to find a stopping place more quickly Ensure a supply of fresh air Gently tap the steering wheel Keep changing speed to improve your concentration 56. 34. When should you use your vehicle's horn? To warn others of your presence To allow you right of way To greet other road users To signal your annoyance 57. 50. What should you do if a long, heavily laden lorry is taking a long time to overtake you? Speed up Slow down Hold your speed Change direction 58. 48. You stop for pedestrians at a zebra crossing. What should you do if they don't start to cross immediately? Be patient and wait Sound your horn Drive on Wave them to cross 59. 97. What should you do if you feel tired while driving on a motorway? Stop on the hard shoulder for a rest Carry on, but drive slowly Leave the motorway at the next exit Try to complete your journey more quickly 60. 77. You're driving a slow-moving vehicle on a narrow, winding road. What should you do to let other vehicles overtake you? Wave them past Wave them past Show a left-turn signal Drive more slowly 61. 64. Your vehicle is fitted with a hand-held telephone. What should you do before taking or making a call? Find a safe place to stop Reduce your speed to less than 30 mph Steer your vehicle with one hand Be very careful when dealing with junctions 62. 26. What should you do to help your concentration when you have to drive through the night? Eat lots of snacks while you're driving Eat a big meal in the middle of your shift Eat a meal at the beginning of your shift Eat nothing during your period of work 63. 40. At what age are men most at risk from sleep-related vehicle incidents (SRVIs)? 30 years and under 31-45 years 46-59 years 60 years and over 64. 98. What type of emergency vehicle has a green flashing beacon? Fire engine Road gritter Ambulance Doctor's car 65. 92. You're driving on a single carriageway. When may you use your mobile phone? Only when you're receiving a call Only when you're suitably parked Only when you're driving at less than 30 mph Only when you're driving an automatic vehicle 66. 76. It's been eight hours since you last had an alcoholic drink. What effect could the alcohol have on your driving? You may still be over the legal drink-drive limit You'll have no alcohol in your system Your driving won't be impaired You can't be breathalysed 67. 72. You're driving on a motorway. What does it mean when a lorry ahead of you switches on its hazard warning lights? There are speed cameras ahead The lorry is about to overtake The lorry is leaving the motorway Traffic further ahead may be stopping 68. 46. You're driving this lorry and are waiting to turn right. What should you do just before turning? Cancel your signal Check your left-hand mirror and blind spot Wave out the green car (arrowed) Check your right-hand mirror and blind spot 69. 21. You're driving a lorry in a busy town. A driver pulls out in front of you and you have to brake hard. What should you do? Overtake as quickly as possible Stay calm and accept the error Flash your lights to show your annoyance Sound your horn and speed up 70. 71. You take some cough medicine given to you by a friend. What must you do before driving? Drink some strong coffee Ask your friend whether taking the medicine affected their driving Check the label to see whether the medicine will affect your driving Make a short journey to see whether the medicine is affecting your driving 71. 55. What do you need to be aware of when driving a vehicle fitted with power-assisted steering? It causes less tyre wear It prevents you from oversteering It makes it easier for you to steer It only works at high speeds 72. 27. What should you do if you're taking medication that could affect your driving? Seek medical advice Make short journeys only Drive only at night Drink plenty of water 73. 38. Your doctor has given you a course of medicine. Why should you ask whether it's safe to drive? Drugs make you a better driver by quickening your reactions You'll have to let your insurance company know about the medicine Some types of medicine can cause your reactions to slow down The medicine you take may affect your hearing 74. 4. What should you do if you lose your way in heavy traffic? Stop at traffic lights and ask pedestrians Shout to other drivers to ask them the way Drive on until you find a safe place to stop Check a map as you keep moving with the traffic 75. 41. What effect will drinking alcohol have on your driving? Better forward planning A false sense of confidence Faster reactions Greater awareness of danger 76. 42. Should you give way to a car showing a flashing green beacon? Yes, because it's a doctor going to an emergency Yes, because it's a fire-crew support vehicle No, because it's a slow-moving vehicle No, because it's a breakdown vehicle 77. 7. You want to turn left at a junction. What affects the position you take up as you approach the junction? The length of your vehicle The axle weight of your vehicle The camber of the road The type of road surface 78. 12. What effect will using a mobile phone have on your driving? Your vehicle will be harder to steer Your field of vision will be reduced Your attention will be diverted from the road Your vehicle's electronic systems will be disrupted 79. 32. What's most likely to cause danger to a group of horse riders? Powerful brake lights Leaving plenty of room The noise of your vehicle Reacting too early 80. 5. When is your nearside mirror most likely to endanger pedestrians? When driving over a speed hump When driving near a hospital When driving close to the kerb When driving past a car park 81. 66. Poor eating habits can increase your risk of long-term health problems. What may result from a poor diet? Deafness Epilepsy Lung disease Heart disease 82. 15. A mobile telephone is fitted to your vehicle. When should it be used? When you're stopped in a safe place When travelling slowly When on a motorway When in light traffic 83. 53. When may you drive without wearing your seat belt? When reversing When carrying out a hill start When making an emergency stop When driving slowly 84. 80. What should you do when passing sheep on a road? Pass quickly and quietly Sound your horn gently Drive very slowly Keep your vehicle moving 85. 17. You've been convicted of driving while unfit through drink or drugs. What will increase in cost when you start driving again? Vehicle tax Insurance premiums Vehicle test certificate Driving licence 86. 58. You're driving on a motorway. There's been a collision on the opposite carriageway. What should you do if drivers ahead are slowing to look? Concentrate on the road ahead Slow down to take a look Stop on the hard shoulder Overtake using the hard shoulder 87. 19. You're driving on the motorway and want to use your mobile phone. What should you do before using it? Reduce your speed to 40 mph Stop on the hard shoulder Move into the left-hand lane Stop in a safe place when you can 88. 78. What can seriously affect your concentration while you're driving? Contact lenses Fresh air Tinted windows Tiredness 89. 52. What should you do if you want to make a business call on your mobile phone while you're driving? Make the call but take extra care Use the cruise control while you're making the call Stop in a safe place before making the call Reduce speed while you make the call 90. 68. What should you do when a vehicle pulls out in front of you at a junction? Swerve past it and sound your horn Flash your headlights and drive up close behind Slow down and be ready to stop Accelerate past it immediately 91. 86. What should you do if you're signalled to stop by a police officer in a patrol car? Brake harshly to a stop Drive on until you reach a side road Stop on the left as soon as it's safe Stop immediately wherever you are 92. 65. You're about to drive a vehicle you've never driven before. What should you consider when adjusting your seat? Your distance from the controls Being able to reach your sat-nav The tension in the seat belt The wear on the seat fabric 93. 91. What should you do if you're driving along a motorway and become tired? Stop on the hard shoulder at a safe place to rest Leave the motorway at the next exit and take a rest Close your windows and turn up the radio volume Close your windows and set the heating to warm 94. 89. Your vehicle breaks down on the hard shoulder of a motorway. What should you do if you decide to use your mobile phone to call for help? Stand at the rear of the vehicle while making the call Use the speed-dial function to save time Set the tachograph to 'Other work' before making the call Check your location from the marker posts on the left 95. 10. How does alcohol affect your driving? It speeds up your reactions It increases your awareness It improves your coordination It reduces your concentration 96. 85. Your vehicle breaks down on a motorway and you need to call for help. Why may it be better to use an emergency roadside telephone rather than a mobile phone? It connects you to a local garage Using a mobile phone will distract other drivers It allows easy location by the emergency services Mobile phones don't work on motorways 97. 54. Where do most sleep-related vehicle incidents occur? On motorways In one-way streets On rural roads On tourist routes 98. 90. What should you do when you have to travel a long distance? Allow plenty of time for your journey Plan to go at busy times Avoid all national-speed-limit roads Prevent other drivers from overtaking 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.