Safety margins questions

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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In which conditions will your overall stopping distance increase?

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You’re driving on an open road in dry weather. What should the distance be between you and the vehicle in front?

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

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

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When will anti-lock brakes take effect?

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You’re driving on a wet motorway with surface spray. What lights should you use?

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What can result when you travel for long distances in neutral (known as coasting)?

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What should you do when driving in fog?

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You’re following other vehicles in fog. You have your lights on. What else can you do to reduce the chances of being in a collision?

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

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

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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’re driving on an icy road. How can you avoid wheelspin?

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

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What’s the main cause of skidding?

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You’re driving along a country road. You see this sign. What should you do after dealing safely with the hazard?

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You’re driving in freezing conditions. What should you do when approaching a sharp bend?

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You’re turning left on a slippery road. What should you do if the back of your vehicle slides to the right?

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