SAFETY & CARRYING LOADS
|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
If the vehicle has to brake suddenly,
they could be flung forward, and suffer serious injuries.
|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?
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
PASSENGERS ON MOTORCYCLES
|Is it ever permitted to ride a motorcycle
in a public place without wearing a helmet?
|To protect your eyes
when riding a motorcycle you should:
Wear a helmet that is fitted with an adjustable
|Is it ever permitted for a passenger
to sit sideways on a motorcycle?
|When you are carrying
a passenger on a motorcycle, the passenger should be wearing
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
|What are the dangers that arise when
you break suddenly?
Passengers and yourself could be flung
|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?
|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?
|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
|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
|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
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
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