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VISIBILITY

If you want to overtake the car ahead of you. You must first:
Look for oncoming vehicles and look in your rear view mirror.
If you are at a junction with very poor visibility. You should:
Move out with great caution, looking carefully to the right and left.
When should you use your vehicle's rear view mirrors:
When moving off or when you are changing lanes.
If your view was impeded by an obstacle, how should you proceed?
You should move out slowly onto the road, while watching carefully for other traffic.
If there are dark clouds in the sky, during the daytime, you should:
Drive with side-lights or dipped headlights turned on.
If you are towing a caravan, you should:
Get extended mirrors fitted to your vehicle, and use them frequently.
If you are towing a high-sided trailer, you should:
Use extended mirrors to check for traffic to the rear, when necessary.
Clean and clear windows are essential:
To give you clear all-round visibility from your vehicle.
If you want to take a drive, but your vehicle windows are iced over, you should:
Make sure that all the ice is removed from the windows before you start.
If the vehicle's windows are covered in ice, what should you do?
First switch on the vehicle's heater, and use a scraper to remove ice before you drive anywhere.
If condensation is affecting the car's windows, what action would you take:
Use a cloth to dry them first, and then use the car's demister system.
Sunlight has what effect on dirty, grimy windows?
It could create a mirror-effect, and dramatically reduce visibility.
If you are driving a motorcycle in heavy rain, how do you improve your visibility?
Reduce your speed.


While riding on a motorcycle, what steps can you take to improve your visibility to other drivers?
Wear fluorescent or reflective material, and a "Sam Browne" belt.

What other measures could you use to improve your visibility to other drivers, whilst out on your motorcycle for a spin?
Drive with dipped headlights on.
 

 

BLINDSPOTS

 

If you are driving along behind a heavy-goods vehicle, that is indicating for a right-turn, you should:
Stay behind at a safe distance, until sufficient space is available to overtake it on the inside, or until it has finished making the turn.
You are driving along behind a bus, that is indicating for a left-turn. There is also oncoming traffic however, what should you do?
Stay behind at a safe distance, and wait for it to complete the turn.
What could be described as a bus driver's blindspots?
Any areas to the front, sides or rear of the bus, that the driver is unable to see.
You are driving along behind a heavy-goods vehicle. Where are its "blind spots" located?
Anywhere to the front, sides or rear of the vehicle, which the driver is unable to see.
If the driver is towing a loaded trailer, where are the blindspots?
Areas to the side and rear, that cannot be viewed through the central rear view mirror.
If you are driving on a wide road to the rear of a vehicle that is indicating for a right-turn ahead, you should:
Carefully overtake on the left-side, and continue on your way.

 

REVERSING

 

When you want to reverse your vehicle, you should:
Do a good check all around your vehicle, both before and during the reversing process.
If you want to reverse your vehicle on a busy street, what should you do?
Reverse the vehicle very slowly, checking on all sides for any other road users.
If you are reversing with a trailer, you should:
Check all around you, and use the rear-view mirrors as you are reversing.

 

OVERTAKING

 

When is it permitted to overtake a vehicle on the left-hand side?
You may do so if the vehicle in front is indicating to turn right, or in slow moving lanes of traffic.

 

U-TURNS

 

If you would like to perform a U-turn, you should:
Check both ahead and behind your vehicle for any approaching traffic.

If you would like to turn your vehicle around on the road, you should:
Check both ahead and behind for any oncoming traffic, and turn quickly whilst still watching carefully.

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