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Are you a good driver?

Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:48 pm

10 simple questions to test your driving knowledge!

1) You are driving a fairly modern car. All of a sudden a symbol similar to this appears on your instrument display ((!)). What does it mean?

2) In snow or icy conditions, by how much will your braking distance be increased?

3) An average car travelling at 70mph will take how long to stop in dry conditions?

4) You are approaching a right hand bend. What position should you try to drive on the road?

5) You are skidding to the right. You turn right to counter balance the skid. What 3 things mustn't you do during a skid?

6) What does a blue circle with a number inside it mean?

7) When is the only time you can stop on a yellow box junction?

8 ) A long staggered white line in the center of the road means what?
(i.e. __ __ __ __ )

9) Most warning signs are triangles pointing upwards. Which is the only warning sign to point downwards?

10) When are the only 3 times you can overtake on the left?

Think about them and post your answers below.
 
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:11 pm

1) You are driving a fairly modern car. All of a sudden a symbol similar to this appears on your instrument display ((!)). What does it mean? It means your modern car is crap and broken! Because I believe that is the handbrake tell tale lamp!

2) In snow or icy conditions, by how much will your braking distance be increased? A lot more than normal conditions! :|

3) An average car travelling at 70mph will take how long to stop in dry conditions? That depends how hard you press the brakes!

4) You are approaching a right hand bend. What position should you try to drive on the road? Erm the left hand side of the road?

5) You are skidding to the right. You turn right to counter balance the skid. What 3 things mustn't you do during a skid? Tune in the wireless, yank up the handbrake & text someone!

6) What does a blue circle with a number inside it mean? Erm, uuh, aren't these recommended speed limits?!

7) When is the only time you can stop on a yellow box junction? I don't think you can!

8 ) A long staggered white line in the center of the road means what?
(i.e. __ __ __ __ ) It identifies the two sides or the lanes on a road, and you are allowed to cross it?!

9) Most warning signs are triangles pointing upwards. Which is the only warning sign to point downwards? Uh, is it "give way"?

10) When are the only 3 times you can overtake on the left? When you get complete pillocks who hog the middle lane. Idiots! Anyway is it when the traffic is moving really slow, i.e. traffic jam?!

Think about them and post your answers below. I've thought about them, but have kinda posted them above!
 
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:52 pm

And they wonder why so many people have accidents on the road. Come on people! I dont even drive and I know them :P

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1) Is kinda right. Not handbrake so much.
2) Lol yeah we gathered that much
3) This assumes you already are slamming the brake on lol
4) Correct! 1 out of 10 so far lol
5) Got one right although technically all of those are true lol
6) Kinda but still not right
7) Yes you can but when???
8 ) No answer
9) Correct. 2 out of 10 lol
10) Fail!
 
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:59 pm

10 simple questions to test your driving knowledge!

1) You are driving a fairly modern car. All of a sudden a symbol similar to this appears on your instrument display ((!)). What does it mean?

You're moving off with your handbrake on I don't know?

2) In snow or icy conditions, by how much will your braking distance be increased?

20x

3) An average car travelling at 70mph will take how long to stop in dry conditions?

8 seconds

4) You are approaching a right hand bend. What position should you try to drive on the road?

I'd say the right in case you skid?

5) You are skidding to the right. You turn right to counter balance the skid. What 3 things mustn't you do during a skid?

Brake, Use the handbrake, Bail out the car?

6) What does a blue circle with a number inside it mean?

Minimum Speed limit

7) When is the only time you can stop on a yellow box junction?

When oncoming traffic prevents you turning right?

8 ) A long staggered white line in the center of the road means what?
(i.e. __ __ __ __ )

Dangerous Road ahead?

9) Most warning signs are triangles pointing upwards. Which is the only warning sign to point downwards?

Give way

10) When are the only 3 times you can overtake on the left?

When someone's parked in the wrong place, when there's a sign telling you, when you're trying to lose the police?


Think about them and post your answers below.

I have no idea on some of them but gave it a go anyway
 
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:58 am

1) Either you left the handbrake on or its low on brake fluid or its broken.
2) Depends how snowy or icey really...
3) I think the highway code says about 300ft but most cars will pull up well within that.
4) Assuming there are no lanes to keep to, keep to the left.
5) Brake, Stear away from the skid, handbrake??
6) Min speed limit
7) When your exit is clear.
8 ) Centre road line with hazard near (i.e. sharp corner, junction, etc.)
9) Hmmm, i know give way does, but thats not a warning sign...
10) In slow moving traffic, on a one way street, when a car is turning right.
 
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:35 am

Correct answers are as follows:

1) You brakes are not functioning properly. You handbrake applied like looks more like this ((P))
2) It can take up to 10 times longer to stop on icy roads
3) Is a staggering 315 feet to stop when travelling 70mph
4) Keep as far left in your lane as possible to increase viability
5) Brake, turn opposite to skid or accelerate
6) Min speed
7) You can only stop on a yellow box junction when you are turning right and are stopped by oncoming traffic only.
8 ) Long staggered lines in the center of the road ( __ __ __ __ ) not only separate the two lanes of traffic but they are also hazard warning lines. It means something hazardous is approaching.
9) All triangles are a warning sign. All circles are an order. The only exception is the octagonal Stop sign which is also a order. Te only triangle warning sign is Give way.
10) You CANNOT overtake slow moving traffic on the left!!!! The only 3 times you can overtake on the left is when you are in lanes and your lane is going faster than the right lane OR someone is turning right and it is safe for you to pass on the left OR you are in a 1 way system.
 
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:42 pm

I haven't looked at any of the posts below, having just done my theory I should do well. :)

1) You are driving a fairly modern car. All of a sudden a symbol similar to this appears on your instrument display ((!)). What does it mean?

Braking failure or something. Don't really remember that one

2) In snow or icy conditions, by how much will your braking distance be increased?

10 times

3) An average car travelling at 70mph will take how long to stop in dry conditions?

96 metres

4) You are approaching a right hand bend. What position should you try to drive on the road?

Keep to the left.

5) You are skidding to the right. You turn right to counter balance the skid. What 3 things mustn't you do during a skid?

Turn away from it, brake or accelerate

6) What does a blue circle with a number inside it mean?

Minimum speed limit

7) When is the only time you can stop on a yellow box junction?

When you're gonna turn right but can't cos of oncoming traffic or something

8 ) A long staggered white line in the center of the road means what?
(i.e. __ __ __ __ )

Hazard ahead

9) Most warning signs are triangles pointing upwards. Which is the only warning sign to point downwards?

Give way

10) When are the only 3 times you can overtake on the left?

1 way street.....traffic going faster in left lane.....and something else :P

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Re: Are you a good driver?

Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:36 pm

Pah! I'm going to contest your scoring David, because I in fact, actually do not believe you and feel you have scored me wrong! And am very upset. And feel the need to bore you to death with a rather lengthy explanation because I'm bored! :| :P

1) You brakes are not functioning properly. You handbrake applied like looks more like this ((P))


The ((!)) symbol on the combi/instrument panel display is the handbrake tell tale lamp. I.e. lights up and stays lit up when or while the handbrake is applied. However, it can also light up, depending on the model and make of your 'crap' modern car if the ECU fails for whatever reason and conjures up an error code! Usually though, the engine warning lamp lights up in these circumstances :D. I have never heard of a car that displays the said warning lamp for a brake failure!

Usually the sensor or switch for this warning lamp is fixed to the handbrake lever mechanism itself! Therefore in no way part of the normal hydraulic foot pedal braking mechanism! As far as I am aware, I have never ever seen a (p) symbol. Perhaps this is an American standard?! My understanding is that selected modern cars, usually up the higher end of the budget market, are fitted with all sorts of sensors and a user friendly in car computer. Which can display such information as low washer fluid level, worn brake pads and perhaps even a brake failure of some kind. However this should not in no way be in conjunction with the ((!)) symbol!

You can only stop on a yellow box junction when you are turning right and are stopped by oncoming traffic only.


Are you sure? As far as I can remember, I was told or read: That you are not allowed to stop in a yellow box junction at any time. You are however allowed to wait in a box junction if you are turning right and your exit path is clear. You are not allowed to wait in the box junction if your exit path is blocked otherwise you will have stopped :D and will be defeating the object of the box junction! The only other time when I would imagine stopping in a yellow box junction is acceptable is if you are required to move into the box junction to move out of the way of an emergency services vehicle!

Reeead and weep Dave! Read and weep! Please, please people feel free to quote me!

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Re: Are you a good driver?

Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:13 pm

You are only allowed to enter a yellow box if your exit is clear. FACT.

If theres a car waiting to turn right in the box then it shouldnt be there and you shouldnt be behind it, unless your ok and outside the box of course :wink:
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:20 pm

From the Highway Code on the Gov's website:

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Box junctions. These have criss-cross yellow lines painted on the road (see 'Road markings'). You MUST NOT enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear. However, you may enter the box and wait when you want to turn right, and are only stopped from doing so by oncoming traffic, or by other vehicles waiting to turn right. At signalled roundabouts you MUST NOT enter the box unless you can cross over it completely without stopping.


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Re: Are you a good driver?

Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:25 pm

The government chat ****. Reading that then, surly if your waiting for cars to pass, your lane is blocked - ****. :^o
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:49 pm

Yeah, the Highway Code is **** up tbh.

Here's a few more questions:

1 - You are about to enter a tunnel, what are you advised to do?

1 - Select a lower gear
2 - Put on your sunglasses
3 - Tune into a local radio station
4 - Check the pressure of your tyres

2 - What's the maximum fine for driving a vehicle without insurance?

1 - £500
2 - £2000
3 - £3000
4 - £5000

3 - You are approaching some traffic lights, amber alone means?

1 - Continue if your exit is clear
2 - Stop at the stop line
3 - Get ready to go
4 - Go if no pedestrians are on the crossing

4 - What is the M.S.M drill?

1 - Manoeuver, Signal, Mirror
2 - Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre
3 - Mirror, Signal, Move off
4 - Mirror, Signal, Mirror

5 - How much more likely are you to have an accident when on a mobile phone whilst driving?

1 - 2 times
2 - 4 times
3 - 8 times
4 - 12 times

6 - Stopping distances in wet conditions are increased by how much?

1 - They're the same
2 - 2
3 - 4
4 - 8

7 - When going straight ahead at a roundabout, you should...

1 - Indicate right when approaching the roundabout
2 - Indicate left when approaching the roundabout
3 - Indicate before leaving the roundabout
4 - Do not indicate at any time

8 - You are driving down a street with streetlights but no speed limit signs, what is the limit?

1 - 20mph
2 - 25mph
3 - 30mph
4 - 35mph

9 - How can you help reduce fuel consumption during journeys?

1 - Missing out some gears
2 - Going through every gear
3 - Spend less time coasting
4 - Accelerate quicker

10 - Your vehicle has broken down and is blocking the road ahead, you have a warning triangle, how far away from your vehicle must it be placed?

1 - 24 metres
2 - 37 metres
3 - 45 metres
5 - 55 metres

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Re: Are you a good driver?

Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:23 pm

No you can defo STOP in a yellow box junction if you are stopped by oncoming traffic. You exit needs to be clear. Yellow boxes and yellow box junctions are completely different.

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"Danzaw*nk" wrote:
From the Highway Code on the Gov's website:

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Box junctions. These have criss-cross yellow lines painted on the road (see 'Road markings'). You MUST NOT enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear. However, you may enter the box and wait when you want to turn right, and are only stopped from doing so by oncoming traffic, or by other vehicles waiting to turn right. At signalled roundabouts you MUST NOT enter the box unless you can cross over it completely without stopping.


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Re: Are you a good driver?

Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:17 pm

You MUST NOT enter the box junction until your exit road or lane is clear. However, you may enter the box junction if your exit path is blocked! Err, yeeaah righto! They clearly put the thicko's in charge who like to contradict themselves when that was wrote! Bunch of tools...


1 - You are about to enter a tunnel, what are you advised to do?
:: - Select a lower gear
:: - Put on your sunglasses
:: - Tune into a local radio station
:: - Check the pressure of your tyres

2 - What's the maximum fine for driving a vehicle without insurance?
:: - £500
:: - £2000
:: - £3000
:: - £5000

3 - You are approaching some traffic lights, amber alone means?
:: - Continue if your exit is clear
:: - Stop at the stop line
:: - Get ready to go
:: - Go if no pedestrians are on the crossing

4 - What is the M.S.M drill?
:: - Manoeuver, Signal, Mirror
:: - Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre
:: - Mirror, Signal, Move off
:: - Mirror, Signal, Mirror

5 - How much more likely are you to have an accident when on a mobile phone whilst driving?
:: - 2 times
:: - 4 times
:: - 8 times
:: - 12 times

6 - Stopping distances in wet conditions are increased by how much?
:: - They're the same
:: - 2
:: - 4
:: - 8

7 - When going straight ahead at a roundabout, you should...
:: - Indicate right when approaching the roundabout
:: - Indicate left when approaching the roundabout
:: - Indicate before leaving the roundabout
:: - Do not indicate at any time

8 - You are driving down a street with streetlights but no speed limit signs, what is the limit?
:: - 20mph
:: - 25mph
:: - 30mph
:: - 35mph

9 - How can you help reduce fuel consumption during journeys?
:: - Missing out some gears
:: - Going through every gear
:: - Spend less time coasting
:: - Accelerate quicker

10 - Your vehicle has broken down and is blocking the road ahead, you have a warning triangle, how far away from your vehicle must it be placed?
:: - 24 metres
:: - 37 metres
:: - 45 metres
:: - 55 metres
 
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:10 pm

You got 6 stigzy, i'll tell the answers once others have had a go :)

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Re: Are you a good driver?

Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:41 pm

(- indicates my answer coz I'm lazy :P)

1 - You are about to enter a tunnel, what are you advised to do?

1 - Select a lower gear
2 - Put on your sunglasses -
3 - Tune into a local radio station
4 - Check the pressure of your tyres

2 - What's the maximum fine for driving a vehicle without insurance?

1 - £500
2 - £2000
3 - £3000
4 - £5000 -

3 - You are approaching some traffic lights, amber alone means?

1 - Continue if your exit is clear
2 - Stop at the stop line -
3 - Get ready to go
4 - Go if no pedestrians are on the crossing

4 - What is the M.S.M drill?

1 - Manoeuver, Signal, Mirror
2 - Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre -
3 - Mirror, Signal, Move off
4 - Mirror, Signal, Mirror

5 - How much more likely are you to have an accident when on a mobile phone whilst driving?

1 - 2 times
2 - 4 times -
3 - 8 times
4 - 12 times

6 - Stopping distances in wet conditions are increased by how much?

1 - They're the same
2 - 2
3 - 4 -
4 - 8

7 - When going straight ahead at a roundabout, you should...

1 - Indicate right when approaching the roundabout
2 - Indicate left when approaching the roundabout
3 - Indicate before leaving the roundabout -
4 - Do not indicate at any time

8 - You are driving down a street with streetlights but no speed limit signs, what is the limit?

1 - 20mph
2 - 25mph
3 - 30mph -
4 - 35mph

9 - How can you help reduce fuel consumption during journeys?

1 - Missing out some gears
2 - Going through every gear -
3 - Spend less time coasting
4 - Accelerate quicker

10 - Your vehicle has broken down and is blocking the road ahead, you have a warning triangle, how far away from your vehicle must it be placed?

1 - 24 metres
2 - 37 metres
3 - 45 metres -
5 - 55 metres
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:53 pm

Answers in bold


1 - You are about to enter a tunnel, what are you advised to do?

1 - Select a lower gear
2 - Put on your sunglasses
3 - Tune into a local radio station
4 - Check the pressure of your tyres

1 Select lower Gear Though I don't see the reason why

2 - What's the maximum fine for driving a vehicle without insurance?

1 - £500
2 - £2000
3 - £3000
4 - £5000

4..£5000



3 - You are approaching some traffic lights, amber alone means?

1 - Continue if your exit is clear
2 - Stop at the stop line
3 - Get ready to go
4 - Go if no pedestrians are on the crossing

2.. Stop at the stop line, though these days it seems to be a case of once the lights gone to red, one driver will risk it and the following 5 will follow suit

4 - What is the M.S.M drill?

1 - Manoeuver, Signal, Mirror
2 - Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre
3 - Mirror, Signal, Move off
4 - Mirror, Signal, Mirror

2..Mroor, signal, manoevre, probably the only thing I remember from my Driving lesson days :shock:

5 - How much more likely are you to have an accident when on a mobile phone whilst driving?

1 - 2 times
2 - 4 times
3 - 8 times
4 - 12 times

2..4 times

6 - Stopping distances in wet conditions are increased by how much?

1 - They're the same
2 - 2
3 - 4
4 - 8

1..increased by 2 times, though this is only a guide, other factors come in to play, such as tyre conditions, type of brakes, and brake condtions, which will all increase these distances

7 - When going straight ahead at a roundabout, you should...

1 - Indicate right when approaching the roundabout
2 - Indicate left when approaching the roundabout
3 - Indicate before leaving the roundabout
4 - Do not indicate at any time

3..Indicate before leaving the roundabout . though nobody seems to bother these days, or theres a lot of faulty indicator bulbs out there.

8 - You are driving down a street with streetlights but no speed limit signs, what is the limit?

1 - 20mph
2 - 25mph
3 - 30mph
4 - 35mph

3..30mph

9 - How can you help reduce fuel consumption during journeys?

1 - Missing out some gears
2 - Going through every gear
3 - Spend less time coasting
4 - Accelerate quicker

1.. Missing out some gears, or just leave the car at home and walk, even better

10 - Your vehicle has broken down and is blocking the road ahead, you have a warning triangle, how far away from your vehicle must it be placed?

1 - 24 metres
2 - 37 metres
3 - 45 metres
5 - 55 metres

I don't have a warning triange so have no idea, I'd have a guess at 1..24 metres
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:16 pm

You got 8 Vik

Answers:

1 - The most stupid question I came across whilst practicing for my theory. The right answer is infact 3 - tune into your local radio station. The reason behind this is that if you have a local radio station on, they may be announcing an accident in the tunnel on air. Stupid question and answer really.

2 - £5000

3 - Stop at the stop line

4 - MSM is indeed Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre

5 - It is 4 times

6 - Generally they're doubled so 1 - 2 times

7 - You should indicate before leaving the roundabout but yeah, the majority of people don't seem to do it.

8 - 30 mph - a road that has no speed limit signs has the limit indicated by street lights which is 30mph

9 - Missing out some gears indeed

10 - You are supposed to have a warning triangle in your vehicle and when required, it should be placed 45 metres from your vehicle.

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Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:27 pm

1 - The most stupid question I came across whilst practicing for my theory. The right answer is infact 3 - tune into your local radio station. The reason behind this is that if you have a local radio station on, they may be announcing an accident in the tunnel on air. Stupid question and answer really.


Ahh, one of those lovely questions with a bizzare answer designed to trip you up. I guess it makes sense when you think about it, but then if you do retune your radio, your being distracted whilst driving, and probably cause the very accident that the powers that be say you should listen out for :P
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Re: Are you a good driver?

Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:11 pm

"Hark" wrote:
10) When are the only 3 times you can overtake on the left?


You should be able to overtake on the left when stupid inconsiderate lazy incompetant silly cheeses are in the right hand lane overtaking nothing and don't want to pull over even when you flash them and pip at them, idiots should be rammed off the road

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