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47 Driving Test Questions

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  • When you want to go straight ahead & the driver in front of you has moved out & signalled that they intend to turn right.
  • When you have signalled that you intend to turn left.
  • When traffic in both lanes is moving slowly & traffic in the left-hand lane is moving more quickly than the traffic in the right-hand lane.

You must stay to the left & must not cross the line unless it is for access or in an emergency.

The road contains a hard shoulder which is normally only for pedestrians & cyclists but may be used briefly to allow faster traffic to overtake if it safe to do so.

These alert the driver to continuous white lines a short distance ahead. You must not cross them unless it is safe to do so.

You must give right of way to traffic already on a roundabout

  • When meeting other traffic.
  • When following close behind another vehicle.
  • On continuously lit roads.
  • In snow, fog, dusk/dawn.
  • Generally, to avoid inconveniencing other traffic.

Do not use a horn in a built-up area between 11.30pm & 7.00 am, unless there is a traffic emergency.

Near a bend, the brow of a hill, a hump back bridge, a continuous white line, where your vehicle would obstruct a sign, at an entrance, opposite another vehicle on a narrow road, a taxi rank.

No parking during specified times or stopping unless you are waiting in a line of traffic.

You must not enter a yellow box junction unless you can clear it without stopping. An exception is when you want to turn right. You may enter while waiting for a gap in traffic coming from the opposite direction as long to do so would not block other traffic that has priority.

A pelican crossing is controlled by lights. A zebra crossing has flashing orange beacons & is controlled by the presence of pedestrians.

Zebra crossings with a central island should be treated as two separate crossings. Pelican crossings that go straight across the road count as one crossing even if there is a central island.

If Pelican crossings on either side of the central island are not in a straight line (staggered), they count as two separate crossings.

Usually 50km/h unless special speed limits apply to designated roads and zones. Special speed limits are generally 30km/h or 60km/h

Most vehicles on the road must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm over their main treads.

A with-flow bus lane runs in the same direction as the traffic beside it & can be used by bicyclists & taxis as well as buses & is reserved during the times shown on the information plate.

A contra-flow bus lane is reserved only for buses, which means no other traffic may use it day or night.

When turning right from a one-way street, drive as close as you can to the right-hand side.

Hatched markings are diagonal or chevron markings on the road that can be used for merging traffic, for diverging traffic & for separating traffic travelling in opposite directions (central median islands). If you see these markings on the road you must not enter the area they cover.

If you see a Yield sign on the road, usually near a junction or roundabout, you must give way to traffic on a major road ahead or on the roundabout & you must not proceed unless it is safe to do so.

An arrow light, green or amber, you may proceed in the direction of the arrow if it is safe to do so.

Stop unless it is unsafe to do so.

Near a bend, the brow of a hill, a hump back bridge, opposite a single or continuous white line, where your vehicle would obstruct a sign, at an entrance, opposite another vehicle on a narrow road, a taxi rank, near a junction, at a bus stop, on a footpath.

On motorways, exits to left only, no traffic lights, no junctions, no roundabouts, 120Kph speed limits may apply.

Give priority to traffic on the junction & traffic approaching from your right.

A continuous & a broken white line with the words “NO ENTRY”

In a one-way street, where there is a continuous white line or lines, where a sign directs you not to.

Driving too close to a vehicle in front, not keeping a safe distance.

Alcohol, drugs (prescription and non-prescription), tiredness & fatigue, road rage, attitude

Coasting is when the vehicle is not being driven by the engine i.e. the clutch pedal is held down or the gear lever is in neutral. It is dangerous because it reduces the driver’s control of the vehicle.

  • For passengers under 17 years of age, the driver is responsible
  • For passengers 17 years of age & over, the person themselves.

You would normally use lane 1 or the left-hand driving lane, unless road markings indicate otherwise.

Used as a measure of a safe following distance of at least 2 seconds in dry conditions, doubled in the wet and extended further in icy conditions.