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A 17 year-old wants to learn to drive. What must they have before they start practising on the public highway? Band 3 driving test
A bus has stopped at a bus stop ahead of you. What should you do if its right-hand indicator is flashing? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
A candidate taking their practical driving test is allowed to have someone accompany them on the test. How should this person behave during the test? Band 3 driving test
A car driving-test candidate with sight in only one eye passes the test. What restriction will the examiner place on their licence? Band 3 driving test
A car is fitted with dual accelerator, clutch and brake pedals. Which of the pedals must be removed before the car can be used for a driving test? Band 3 driving test
A casualty has stopped breathing and you’ve started giving them chest compressions. How long should you continue trying to resuscitate them? Band 1 road procedure
A child under 3 years old is travelling in the front seat of a car. What must the driver ensure? Band 3 driving test
A crash has just happened. A casualty is lying in the busy road. What’s the first thing you should do to help? Band 1 road procedure
A disabled driver has difficulty turning their head. What will help overcome this disability when they’re driving? Band 3 driving test
A driver is convicted of drinking and driving twice within 10 years. They wish to have their licence returned. Who do they have to satisfy that they don’t have an alcohol problem? Band 3 driving test
A driver (not subject to the New Drivers Act) will be disqualified if they accumulate 12 or more penalty points within what period of time? Band 3 driving test
A driver wants to go ahead at a crossroads controlled by a police officer. What recognised arm signal should they give? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
A learner driver with a disability wants to take a driving test. What advice should you give them? Band 3 driving test
A novice driver is able to steer a straight course. How could you help them improve their steering skills? Band 4 publications
A physically disabled driver passes their driving test in a specially adapted vehicle. How will their driving licence be restricted? Band 3 driving test
A police car is following you. What should you do if the police officer flashes the headlights and points to the left? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
A police officer asks to see your documents. You don’t have them with you. How long do you have to produce them at a police station? Band 3 driving test
A pupil asks about driving a right-hand-drive car in a European country where they drive on the right. What should your advice include? Band 1 road procedure
A pupil has a friend who’s agreed to help with their driving tuition. What age and driving experience must they have? Band 3 driving test
A pupil with a physical disability is concerned that the examiner won’t understand their special needs. What should you tell them? Band 3 driving test
A pupil’s driving is well below driving-test standard. What should you do if they insist on taking the driving test? Band 4 publications
A road-incident casualty has an injured arm that’s bleeding but not broken. Why should the arm be kept in a raised position? Band 1 road procedure
After a breakdown on the motorway, how should you rejoin the carriageway from the hard shoulder? Band 1 road procedure
After passing your driving test, you suffer from ill health. What must you do if your health affects your driving? Band 3 driving test
An approved driving instructor (ADI) must always display red L plates (in Wales, red D or L plates or both) on the car when teaching learner drivers. What else must they display if they’re charging for the driving lesson? Band 3 driving test
Another driver flashes their headlights at you. How should you interpret this signal? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
Anti-lock brakes prevent the vehicle’s wheels from locking under heavy braking. What will this help to reduce? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
Apart from pedestrians, what should you be aware of at toucan crossings? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
Apart from routine maintenance, when should you check your engine’s oil level? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
As a recommendation, how often should you check the brake lights on the car you use? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
As you drive towards a roundabout, you see a horse and rider ahead. What should you do if the rider is signalling right but keeping well to the left? Band 1 road procedure
As you’re approaching this junction, the green light changes to amber. What should you do if you’re unable to stop at the first white line? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
At a puffin crossing, which colour traffic light follows the green light? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
At an incident, a casualty has stopped breathing. What should you do to help them? Band 1 road procedure
At an incident, you suspect a casualty has back injuries. What should you do when the area is safe? Band 1 road procedure
At the scene of an incident, a pedestrian’s leg is bleeding heavily. It’s not broken and there are no objects in the wound. How could you help stop the bleeding? Band 1 road procedure
At what age does a passenger become responsible for fastening their own seat belt? Band 3 driving test
At what age does category B driving entitlement normally expire? Band 3 driving test
At which type of crossing are cyclists and pedestrians allowed to cross together? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
Can you park on the zigzag lines of a zebra crossing when there are no other parking spaces to be found? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
Diamond-shaped signs give instructions to drivers of which vehicles? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
Drivers convicted of certain dangerous driving offences are required to take an extended driving test. How does the extended test differ from the standard driving test? Band 3 driving test
During a driving lesson, your vehicle is involved in a collision. What should you do if your pupil is physically unhurt but is suffering from shock? Band 1 road procedure
For a few days you’ve been taking medicine that makes you feel drowsy. Today you feel better, but you still need to take the medicine. When should you drive? Band 4 publications
For how long does a driving-test pass certificate remain valid? Band 3 driving test
For how long is an MOT certificate normally valid? Band 3 driving test
For the cockpit drill to be effective, some items should be checked before others. What’s the correct sequence? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
Head restraints should be adjusted correctly. What injuries do they protect you from? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How can the process of perception be described? Band 4 publications
How can you avoid fuel spillage after you’ve refuelled your car? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How can you avoid wheelspin when you’re driving on an icy road? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How can you encourage a pupil to develop a good driving attitude? Band 4 publications
How can you help prevent your car radio from being stolen? Band 1 road procedure
How can you help the environment and avoid wasting fuel? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How can you identify motorway signs? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How can you modify your driving to help the environment? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How can you tell when you’re driving on black ice? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How can you use your vehicle’s engine to help control your speed? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How do anti-lock brakes help drivers? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How do following vehicles appear in a convex door mirror? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How does a convex mirror affect the appearance of a following vehicle? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How does a puffin crossing operate? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How does an anti-lock braking system help you keep control during emergency braking? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How does coasting affect a driver’s control of their vehicle? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How is a toucan crossing different from a pelican crossing? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How is overtaking in a one-way street different from overtaking on a two-way road? Band 1 road procedure
How many years after they’re newly registered must cars in Great Britain have an MOT test? Band 3 driving test
How much more than the normal braking distance should you allow in icy weather? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How much verbal instruction is needed to help a pupil attain a good standard of driving? Band 4 publications
How must you treat a pelican crossing that crosses the road in a straight line and has a central island? Band 1 road procedure
How often do you have to renew your photo on a photocard car driving licence? Band 3 driving test
How often should tyre pressures be checked? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How often should you check your brake lights are working? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How should a driving instructor approach each lesson? Band 4 publications
How should driving lessons be planned? Band 4 publications
How should you adjust your speed when you’re joining a busy motorway from a slip road? Band 1 road procedure
How should you apply the footbrake when you’re stopping normally? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How should you choose your method of instruction? Band 4 publications
How should you drive in areas where there are traffic-calming measures? Band 1 road procedure
How should you drive on a road where there are road humps? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How should you drive when the roads are icy? Band 1 road procedure
How should you overtake a horse and rider? Band 1 road procedure
How should you park when you leave your vehicle overnight on a road that has a 40 mph speed limit? Band 3 driving test
How should you react to drivers who appear to be inexperienced? Band 1 road procedure
How should you signal when you’re going ahead at a roundabout and taking the second exit? Band 1 road procedure
How should you treat a zebra crossing that’s split by an island? Band 1 road procedure
How should you turn right at a mini-roundabout? Band 1 road procedure
How should you use the ‘question and answer technique’? Band 4 publications
How will a convex mirror affect the appearance of following vehicles? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How will a school crossing patrol signal you to stop? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
How would it be illegal for a provisional licence holder to drive? Band 3 driving test
How would you recognise signs giving orders? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
If you provide a demonstration of a skill in a lesson, how should you follow it up? Band 4 publications
If you saw this sign, what would you tell your pupil? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
In some circumstances, you’re allowed to park your car on the road at night without lights. It must be facing in the direction of traffic flow and at least 10 metres (32 feet) from any junction. What other restriction applies? Band 3 driving test
In what conditions should you leave a two-second separation gap? Band 1 road procedure
Is it necessary to give a signal when you’re passing parked vehicles? Band 1 road procedure
It’s a foggy day. What should you do if you have to park your car on the road? Band 1 road procedure
It’s raining and you’re following a motorcyclist as they ride around a bend. Why would the motorcyclist steer around a metal drain cover? Band 1 road procedure
It’s very windy. What should you do if you’re behind a motorcyclist who’s overtaking a high-sided vehicle? Band 1 road procedure
Just before starting a journey, you’re involved in an argument. What should you do if this has made you feel angry? Band 4 publications
Normally, how far apart are emergency telephones on a motorway? Band 1 road procedure
On a motorway, where would vehicles travelling in opposite directions share the same carriageway? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
On a motorway, where would you see green reflective studs? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
On a road where trams operate, which vehicles are most at risk from the tram rails? Band 1 road procedure
Part of the MSM routine is referred to by the abbreviation PSL. What does PSL stand for? Band 4 publications
Signals are normally given by direction indicators and brake lights. What should drivers do before giving a signal? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
Some two-way roads are divided into three lanes. Why are these particularly dangerous? Band 1 road procedure
The car’s ignition light comes on during a journey. What fault does this indicate? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
The MOT certificate on your vehicle has expired. When can you drive the vehicle on the road? Band 3 driving test
The timing of directions to a pupil is very important. What’s the recommended method of doing this clearly? Band 4 publications
The traffic light ahead is showing an amber light. Which colour light(s) will it show next? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
The vehicle ahead is being driven slowly. What should you do if you’re unsure of the driver’s intentions? Band 1 road procedure
There are double white lines in the middle of the road. What does it mean when the line nearest to you is broken? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
There are no speed-limit signs on the road. What would suggest a 30 mph speed limit? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
There’s a ‘give way’ sign where a one-way street joins a main road. What road markings would you see across the mouth of the junction? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
There’s been a crash and a motorcyclist is lying injured and unconscious. What’s the main reason you should leave their helmet in place? Band 1 road procedure
There’s been a crash. What should you do to help a driver who’s suffering from shock? Band 1 road procedure
This plate is used with which sign? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
Trams can move both quietly and quickly. What other feature of trams should you be especially aware of? Band 1 road procedure
Typically, how does ageing affect people’s driving ability? Band 4 publications
Tyres on cars, light vans and trailers must have a continuous tread depth of at least 1.6 mm. How much of the tyre must have this depth of tread? Band 3 driving test
Under the New Drivers Act, a new driver will have their licence revoked if they get six or more penalty points on their licence. This only applies to drivers after they pass their first practical driving test. Over what period of time does it apply? Band 3 driving test
Until you’re 70 years old, how often should you renew your photocard driving licence? Band 3 driving test
What advice should you give to a pupil about driving through shallow flood water in a car fitted with manual transmission? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What advice should you give to a pupil about moving off on snow or ice? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What advice should you give to a pupil about parking in a driveway? Band 1 road procedure
What advice should you give to a pupil who asks whether it’s permitted to drive on the hatch markings? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What advice should you give to a pupil who wishes to overtake a long, slow-moving vehicle on a busy road? Band 4 publications
What advice should you give to someone who intends to drive a left-hand-drive vehicle in the UK? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What advice should you give to your pupils about using cruise control? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What advice should you give your pupils about turning right around to check blind spots while they’re driving? Band 1 road procedure
What can a candidate do if they consider that their driving test wasn’t conducted properly? Band 3 driving test
What can be established through an appropriate use of open questions? Band 4 publications
What can cause heavy steering? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What can cause the most harm to the environment? Band 1 road procedure
What can happen if an instructor’s expectations of a pupil are too high? Band 4 publications
What can you do to help protect the environment? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What colour are circular traffic signs that give positive instructions? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What colour are the reflective studs at the left-hand edge of the motorway? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What colour are the reflective studs between the lanes on a motorway? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What colour are the reflective studs where a slip road joins a motorway? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What could happen if you put too much oil in your engine? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What could happen if you use front fog lights in clear daytime conditions? Band 1 road procedure
What could you do to guard against the risk of a vehicle fire? Band 4 publications
What could you do to reduce the volume of traffic on the roads? Band 4 publications
What do pupils need to do in order to learn to drive safely and responsibly? Band 4 publications
What do these lines along the centre of the road mean? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What do these signs indicate? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What do you need before you can drive legally? Band 3 driving test
What do zigzag lines at a pedestrian crossing mean? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does a differential do when a car is cornering? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does a red traffic light mean? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does excessive wear of the central area of tread on a car tyre suggest? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does excessive wear on the outer edges of the tread of a car’s tyre generally indicate? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does it mean if a bus-lane sign shows no times of operation? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does it mean if you see a pedestrian carrying a white cane that has a red band or bands wrapped around it? Band 3 driving test
What does it mean if you see a vehicle showing a flashing green light? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does it mean if your motor insurance policy has an excess of £100? Band 3 driving test
What does it mean when an area of road is painted with white diagonal stripes and surrounded by a broken white line? Band 1 road procedure
What does it mean when another driver flashes their headlights? Band 4 publications
What does it mean when the amber light is flashing at a pelican crossing? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does it mean when you see a pedestrian carrying a white stick that has a red band or bands? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does it mean when you see this line along the centre of the road? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does ‘tailgating’ mean? Band 1 road procedure
What does the continuous white line at the side of the road indicate? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does the curved direction arrow on the road indicate? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does the phrase ‘thinking distance’ mean? Band 1 road procedure
What does the term ‘blind spot’ mean? Band 1 road procedure
What does the white line along the edge of the road mean? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does this sign mean? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does this sign mean? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does this sign mean? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does this symbol on a direction sign indicate? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does this white arrow on the road mean? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What does your vehicle’s catalytic converter reduce? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What effect does a convex mirror have on the appearance of following vehicles? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What effect does alcohol have on your driving? Band 4 publications
What effect will a roof rack have when it’s fitted to your car? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What fault would you suspect if the footbrake on your car starts to feel spongy? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What happens if your vehicle starts to aquaplane? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What happens in a controlled zone? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What instruction should you give a pupil about controlling the vehicle’s speed when going down a long, steep hill? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What is known to cause excessive or uneven tyre wear? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What is road camber? Band 1 road procedure
What lights should you use if daytime visibility is poor but not seriously reduced? Band 3 driving test
What liquid should you use to top up your battery? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What major advantage does a pupil gain from agreeing learning objectives? Band 4 publications
What may help if a driver’s behaviour has upset you? Band 1 road procedure
What may help to deter a thief from stealing your car? Band 4 publications
What must a driver do at a pelican crossing when the amber light is flashing? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What must a learner driver have before they drive on the road for the first time? Band 3 driving test
What must you display clearly on your vehicle while you’re being paid to give driving lessons? Band 3 driving test
What must you do to any load that you carry on a roof rack? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What must you do when you arrive at a blind junction? Band 1 road procedure
What must you have when you’re renewing your vehicle tax? Band 3 driving test
What plate would you normally find with this sign? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What restrictions apply to category B provisional licence holders? Band 3 driving test
What restrictions are placed on someone’s driving licence if they’re blind in one eye? Band 3 driving test
What rule applies on a road that displays this sign? Band 3 driving test
What rules apply to a car that’s being used for a driving test? Band 3 driving test
What rules apply to anyone who accompanies a learner driver while they drive on the road? Band 3 driving test
What shape is a ‘give way’ sign? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What shape is a ‘stop’ sign at a junction? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What should a deaf pupil be advised to do when they’re ready to apply for their driving test? Band 4 publications
What should a driver do if they’ve had a few alcoholic drinks at a party? Band 3 driving test
What should a driver do just before they move off? Band 1 road procedure
What should a driving-test candidate do if their inertia-reel seat belt has temporarily locked and they cannot put it on at the start of their test? Band 3 driving test
What should a motorway slip road be used for? Band 1 road procedure
What should an instructor do when they see their pupil commit a driving fault? Band 4 publications
What should the candidate do when the examiner gives the signal for an emergency stop? Band 3 driving test
What should the right-hand lane of a motorway be used for? Band 1 road procedure
What should you advise your pupil to do when they see this sign? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What should you be aware of when you see this sign? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What should you check before driving someone else’s vehicle? Band 3 driving test
What should you check when you’re leaving a motorway after driving at speed for some time? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do as you drive towards a zebra crossing? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do before stopping to park on the side of the road? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do before turning left from a busy major road into a minor road? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do before you make a U-turn in the road? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if a dashboard warning light comes on while you’re driving? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What should you do if a driver comes out of a side road, causing you to brake hard? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if a driver does something that upsets you? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if a driver pulls out of a junction, causing you to take avoiding action? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if a person herding sheep asks you to stop? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if a pupil drives the rear wheels over the kerb when they turn left? Band 4 publications
What should you do if a pupil seems to have reached a point where they’ve stopped making progress in their learning? Band 4 publications
What should you do if a pupil stops making progress in their learning? Band 4 publications
What should you do if a pupil you’re instructing fails to make the progress you were expecting? Band 4 publications
What should you do if a tyre bursts while you’re driving? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What should you do if an injured motorcyclist is lying unconscious in the road? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if an overtaking vehicle cuts in close in front of you? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if another vehicle is taking a long time to overtake you? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if luggage falls from your vehicle while you’re driving on the motorway? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if the left-hand pavement is closed due to street repairs? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if the warning light for your anti-lock brakes stays on? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What should you do if there are flashing amber lights under a school warning sign? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What should you do if you can’t see clearly behind when you’re reversing? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if you discover that the coolant in the vehicle radiator needs topping up during a long journey? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What should you do if you feel drowsy while you’re driving? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if you feel drowsy while you’re driving on a motorway? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if you go to a social event and need to drive a short time after? Band 4 publications
What should you do if you have to leave valuables in your car? Band 4 publications
What should you do if you have to stop your vehicle in an emergency? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What should you do if you have to treat someone for shock at the scene of a collision? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if you have to use the dual controls? Band 4 publications
What should you do if you see two elderly pedestrians about to cross the road ahead? Band 2 traffic signs and signals
What should you do if you see your pupil commit a driving fault during a lesson? Band 4 publications
What should you do if you start to feel tired while you’re driving? Band 1 road procedure
What should you do if you take a wrong turning that leads you into a one-way street? Band 1 road procedure
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