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JUDGEMENT AND PERCEPTION

FATIGUE

If you become tired and drowsy whilst driving, you should:
Stop the car, and take a break. It's a good idea also to take a short walk.
To maintain alertness during a long journey, you should:
Turn up the air circulation, and stop regularly if necessary.
If you are driving along and begin to feel tired, you should:
Open one of the windows to increase ventilation, and stop if necessary for a break
How can a warm vehicle interior affect you, especially at night?
It could make you feel increasingly listless and drowsy.

If exhaust gases leak into the vehicle interior, what could happen?
You could begin to feel drowsy or ill.

AWARENESS

When you are behind schedule, and arriving later than expected, you should:
Not rush, remain calm and patient, and drive in a safe manner.
If you are driving in traffic, and don't want to drive at the same speed as the vehicles ahead of you, you should:
Keep to the left-hand side, and allow vehicles behind to overtake you if they want.
If you see a school bus stopped on the same side of the road ahead of your vehicle, what action should you take:
Slow down, and only overtake with great caution.
If you are approaching a vehicle from behind, that is swerving from side-to-side on the road in an unsafe way, what should you do:
Remain behind at a safe distance, and wait until there is a widening in the road where you can overtake safely.
If a heavy goods vehicle has moved out a bit, so as to take a left-turn ahead, you should:
Remain behind it, and allow it to finish its turn.
If there is a bus ahead signalling that it is going to take a left-turn, and has already moved out in order to take the turn, and there is also oncoming traffic, you should:
Remain behind at a safe distance, and let the bus complete the turn.

If you see a truck ahead, reversing into a side-entrance on the left-hand side, you should:
Stop and wait a while until the way is clear.

The green light is on at the traffic lights, and you want to turn right, however there is oncoming traffic. What should you do?
Move forward towards the centre of the box junction, and remain there until an appropriate gap opens up in the oncoming traffic. You may then execute your turn.

Should you over-take, if you are likely to force oncoming traffic into the hard shoulder on the other-side of the road?
No.

When oncoming traffic is forced onto the hard shoulder of the road, because of your driving, this is considered to be:
Dangerous driving.

May you move into the hard-shoulder, if you would like to leave the cars behind you overtake you, when there is oncoming traffic?
Yes.

Is it permissable to drive on the hard-shoulder, if you would like to allow faster moving traffic to overtake?
Yes.

When you are in a queue of traffic, at traffic lights, you should:
Stay in your position in the queue.

If you are driving in a car with a very smooth ride, excellent suspension, and a powerful engine, what effect could this have on your driving?
It could make you think that you are moving more slowly than you actually are.

REACTION TIME

Given that one must drive within the speed limits, what is considered the safest speed at which to drive?
A safe speed, is a speed which allows you to stop within a distance ahead that is clear and free from other vehicles or other obstacles.

ATTENTION

If you want to use a mobile phone while driving, what should you do?
You should stop the car in a safe place, before using the mobile.

If you are at a set of traffic lights, and the lights change to green, what should you do?
Ensure that the junction is free from other vehicles, and then move on carefully.

PATIENCE

If another vehicle denies you the right of way at a junction, what action should you take?
Remain calm, and be patient.
If you are upset or annoyed by something, and need to drive somewhere, what should you do?
You shouldn't drive anywhere until you are calm and composed again.
If another vehicle is overtaking you, as you are driving along, and there is oncoming traffic, what steps should you take?
You should slow down carefully (using your rear mirror), so that the driver can move in ahead of your vehicle.
If you are in a rush, and another vehicle gets in your way, what should you do?
Remain patient, and calm, and don't take any retaliatory action.
If you get a flat tyre whilst in transit, what action should you take?
You should look for a safe place to stop, and then change the vehicle's tyre.

If you would like to move into another traffic lane to your right, in which there is moving traffic, what should you do?
You should look carefully in your wing-mirrors (side-mirrors) and rear-view mirror, indicate that you are moving right, and look for a safe gap in the traffic, before pulling out and moving into the right-hand traffic lane.

ALCOHOL

Alcohol could have what effect on your driving?
It could create a false feeling of alertness, and security, whilst having a negative effect on your reaction time and concentration. Never drink and drive - it kills! (Even when your blood alcohol level is lower than the legal limit, there is a negative effect on your driving ability, which could cost someone their life.)
What effect does drinking alcohol have on a driver's ability?
It dramatically lowers your reaction time, and your ability to concentrate on the road. It also has a detrimental effect on your judgement, which will cause you to take unnecessary risks.

MEDICINES

What effect could taking medications have on your driving ability?
You should ask your doctor about the effects of your medication on driving, and find out if you can drive whilst taking that particular medication.

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