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Safety margins questions

You’re driving in a built-up area that has traffic-calming measures. What should you do when you approach a road hump?

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When are anti-lock brakes (ABS) most effective?

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What does driving a vehicle with anti-lock brakes allow you to do?

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In windy conditions, which activity requires extra care?

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How can you use your vehicle’s engine as a brake?

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In which conditions are your anti-lock brakes most unlikely to prevent skidding?

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What should you do when parking your vehicle facing downhill?

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What should you do when you’re driving in snowy conditions?

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You’re driving a vehicle that has anti-lock brakes. How should you apply the footbrake when you need to stop in an emergency?

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You’ve just gone through deep water. What should you do to make sure your brakes are working properly?

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What’s the shortest overall stopping distance on a dry road at 60 mph?

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You’re using a contraflow system. What should you do?

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You’re following a vehicle at a safe distance on a wet road. Another driver overtakes you and pulls into the gap you’ve left. What should you do?

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When approaching a right-hand bend, you should keep well to the left. Why is this?

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When will anti-lock brakes take effect?

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What will help when you’re trying to move off on snow?

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Overall stopping distance is made up of thinking distance and braking distance. You’re on a good, dry road surface, with good brakes and tyres. What’s the typical braking distance from 50 mph?

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By how much can stopping distances increase in icy conditions?

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What would suggest you’re driving on ice?

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You’re driving along a wet road. How can you tell if your vehicle’s tyres are losing their grip on the surface?

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