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SAFETY & CARRYING LOADS

CHILD PASSENGERS

Should you permit children to have their heads out through the sun-roof?
No. They could be hit by low-hanging objects, or anything in the air, and sustain a serious injury.
When children stand in the space between the front seats in cars, what is the primary danger involved?
If the vehicle has to brake suddenly, they could be flung forward, and suffer serious injuries.

CARRYING PASSENGERS

Is it acceptable to leave young children or infants unattended in a vehicle?
No it is not.
The holder of a category W licence is permitted to carry a passenger on a works vehicle or tractor, under what circumstances?
When the passenger also holds a W licence and there's appropriate seating in the vehicle.

CHILDREN IN VEHICLES

When is it permitted for a child to drive a tractor?
Never.

EFFECTS OF COLLISION IMPACT ON PASSENGERS

The instantaneous effect of a head-on collision between two cars is what?
The passengers are flung forward in a violent manner.

PASSENGERS ON MOTORCYCLES

Is it ever permitted to ride a motorcycle in a public place without wearing a helmet?
No, never.
To protect your eyes when riding a motorcycle you should:
Wear a helmet that is fitted with an adjustable visor.
Is it ever permitted for a passenger to sit sideways on a motorcycle?
No, never.
When you are carrying a passenger on a motorcycle, the passenger should be wearing what?
A helmet with an adjustable visor.

How do you help keep your balance, while carrying a passenger on a motorcycle?
Tell the passenger to sit astride the motorcycle, and to lean over on bends in the same direction as yourself.


BRAKING SUDDENLY

What are the dangers that arise when you break suddenly?
Passengers and yourself could be flung forward.

SAFETY ISSUES

What are the dangers that can arise concerning the power takeoff of a tractor?
There is a risk that clothing could get caught in it, if it's not covered properly.

CAPACITY TO CARRY LOADS

What governs the maximum towing capacity of a vehicle?
The specifications of the manufacturer.
If you are asked to drive a vehicle that is overloaded, what should you do?
You should refuse to drive the vehicle.
Is it permitted to carry more passengers than there are available seats?
No.
What governs the load carrying capacity of a vehicle?
The specifications given by the manufacturer.

THE DISTRIBUTION OF LOADS

Should you ever carry a passenger on a vehicle's drawbar?
No, never.
When you are unhitching a trailer from a vehicle, what should be done first?
The vehicle's handbrake should be applied, and the vehicle should be set in a low gear. Then the vehicle's ignition should be turned off, before you proceed to unhitch the trailer.
What should you make sure of, when you are attaching a trailer to a vehicle?
You should ensure that the load is evenly distributed, so that the trailer won't become detached from the vehicle.
When turning a corner, what should a motorcyclist do?
The motorcyclist should lean in the direction of the turn.
What effect could an unevenly distributed load have on your vehicle?
The vehicle could become unstable and difficult to control when cornering or braking.
When you are carrying small bags or packages in your vehicle, where is the safest place to put them?
Place them on the floor behind the front seats. This is very important, as bags could become dangerous flying projectiles during a crash.
What effect could towing an overloaded trailer have on your vehicle?
The vehicle's steering and braking abilities could be severely reduced.
If a vehicle is overloaded with goods or passengers, what effect will there be on the vehicle's road-holding capacity?
The road-holding will be reduced.
What kind of an effect does overloading a vehicle have on its road-holding ability?
It could make the vehicle much more difficult to control.

THE HANDLING OF VEHICLES

When is a tractor most likely to overturn?
When it's speeding downhill.
What measures should you take, to avoid the possible roll-over of a tractor with a trailer, when entering a roundabout?
You should lower your speed.
What is the phenomenon of jack-knifing?
It is when the trailer is travelling faster than the tractor that it is connected to.
When is jack-knifing most likely to occur?
When the vehicle is travelling downhill and the speed of the vehicle is reduced.
If you want to turn your tractor right, when carrying a wide load that is hindering your view to the rear, what shoud you do?
You should get a person to advise you of any traffic to the rear, while checking for oncoming traffic yourself.
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