ROAD SAFETY SECTION

1. Which of the following attitudes is most likely to make you a safer driver?

a) When I drive, I have the main responsibility for my safety and the safety of other road users.
b) Crashing or not crashing is a matter of luck.
c) It is up to other drivers to avoid crashing into me.


2. You are about to move away from the kerb in your car. What is the last thing you should do before you move into traffic?

a) Adjust your seat.
b) Check over your shoulder.
c) Put on your seat belt.


3. What is the best way to avoid hitting other vehicles, people or animals when moving off from the kerb?

a) Sound your horn before moving away from the kerb to warn people of your intentions.
b) Have a good look around while you walk up to your car and then drive off as soon as you can.
c) Check your mirrors and look over your shoulder before moving off from the kerb.


4. Many people crash within the first few years of driving. What is the best way of learning to drive on your own without crashing?

a) Start driving in daylight where it is not too busy and only drive in busier traffic as your driving gets better.
b) Drive in every kind of traffic situation as soon as you get your licence.
c) Drive as much as you can with friends on the way to parties.


5. It is important to scan while driving so you can see everything that is happening on the road. What does scanning involve?

a) Looking further ahead down the road when driving.
b) Continually looking ahead, to the sides and using all mirrors when driving.
c) Looking in the rear and side mirrors continually when driving.


6. If you are a new driver and first start to drive at night you should

a) Drive long distances to improve your concentration.
b) Drive mainly in unfamiliar streets.
c) Drive mainly on streets that you know well.


7. You set out on a fairly long drive to see some friends. After a while you start feeling tired. What should you do?

a) Pull off the road, stop and rest until you no longer feel tired.
b) Stop at a shop and get a drink that contains caffeine to help keep you awake.
c) Make sure you get plenty of fresh air circulating inside the car by winding down your window.


8. You are driving an older relative for an appointment and are running late. They ask you to go faster to get there on time. You should -

a) Drop them off at the train station.
b) Take the advice of a more experience driver and go faster where you can.
c) Choose a safe speed and say you will not go any faster.


9. You are planning to drive from Sydney to the Gold Coast with some friends. To minimise fatigue and make the trip as safe as possible you should -

a) Drive during the day, take plenty of breaks and share driving if possible.
b) Aim to drive for as long as possible when you are feeling good so you can arrive earlier.
c) Drive mostly at night as there is less traffic on the road and therefore less risk of crashing.


10. You should leave a gap between your vehicle and the one you are following. In good conditions the gap should be -

a) 3 seconds.
b) 2 seconds.
c) 1 second.


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