Motorway rules questions

You’re driving on a motorway and have to slow down quickly due to a hazard ahead. How can you warn drivers behind of the hazard?

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Your car gets a puncture while you’re driving on the motorway. You get it onto the hard shoulder. What should you do?

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You’re driving on a motorway. By mistake, you go past the exit that you wanted to take. What should you do?

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Your vehicle has broken down on a motorway. You aren’t able to stop on the hard shoulder. What should you do?

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Why is it particularly important to carry out a check on your vehicle before making a long motorway journey?

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You’re driving on a motorway. The car in front shows its hazard warning lights for a short time. What does this tell you?

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You’re driving on the motorway. Well before you reach your intended exit, where should you position your vehicle?

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What restrictions apply to new drivers holding a provisional driving licence?

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Your vehicle breaks down on the hard shoulder of a motorway. You need to use your mobile phone to call for help. What should you do?

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You’re towing a trailer along a three-lane motorway. When may you use the right-hand lane?

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You’re on a motorway. There’s a contraflow system ahead. What would you expect to find?

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When may you stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway?

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Traffic officers operate on motorways and some primary routes in England. What are they authorised to do?

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You’re on a motorway. A red cross is displayed above the hard shoulder. What does this mean?

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You’re on a smart motorway. A mandatory speed limit is displayed above the hard shoulder. What does this mean?

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What’s the aim of a smart motorway?

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You’re using a smart motorway. What happens when it’s operating?

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Why can it be an advantage for traffic speed to stay constant over a longer distance?

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You shouldn’t normally travel on the hard shoulder of a motorway. When can you use it?

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What’s used to reduce traffic bunching on a motorway?

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