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Vehicle siren beacon colours

BLUE Ambulance (including lone paramedics on equipped motorcycles and organ transportation) Police Fire service Coastguard Mountain or cave rescue Bomb disposal (military or civilian) GREEN Doctor (any vehicle used by a medical practitioner registered by the General Medical Council whether with full, provisional or limited registration) AMBER Statutory immobilisation or removal vehicle Breakdown vehicle Road [...]

Pedestrian crossings

1. Zebra crossing 2. Pelican crossing – means Pedestrian Light Controlled Crossing. Has flashing amber light phase for pedestrians to finish crossing before switching to red. 3. Puffin crossing – means Pedestrian User-Friendly Intelligent crossings. Light automatically controlled by sensor. 4. Toucan crossing – means Two-Can Cross. Similar to pelican crossing except no need for [...]

What is the minimum age for someone to supervise a person who is learning to drive?

The supervisor must be at least 21 years old and must have held his or her own full licence in the EU for three years.

When turn on hazard light

When should hazard lights be activated while you are driving? – On motorway or dual carriageway to warn motorists behind you of hazards ahead. Explanation: On a motorway or dual carriageway, if you see a hazard ahead, you can use your hazard lights to alert motorists behind you to the hazard. They will be able [...]

Wet road emergency stop rule

While travelling on a wet road, you need to make an emergency stop. What should you do? – Keep both hands on a steering wheel. Explanation: On a wet road, your vehicle may be more difficult to control in an emergency stop. Hence, you should keep both hands on the steering wheel so you can [...]

Water effect to brakes

After travelling through deep water that has gathered on a road surface, you should – reduce your speed and apply little pressure to your brakes simultaneously. Explanation: Water can decrease the effectiveness of your brakes. To clear the water and dry the brakes, apply the brakes very gently while driving.

Narrow road rules or when road available only for one car

It’s not actually law, but the advice is that if the obstruction is on your side of the road, then you should give way. If both sides of the road are restricted, the safest thing to do is stop (because you take control of the situation). If the obstruction (obstacle) is on your side and [...]

Common minor driving faults for automatic cars

The most common minor driving test faults for automatic cars are: Cockpit drill: Didn’t check the gear stick before signaling to move off. For example if a gear is in (P) parked position and you signal right to move off whilst you should’ve move it to (D) drive position. Another example if you forgot to [...]

When minor fault can turn into serious

If other road users are affected, a minor driving fault can turn into a serious one.

Controlled Parking Zone

A Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is an area where all on-street parking is controlled. The times on the sign show when no parking for single yellow lines and parking bays. All double yellow lines are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some individual parking spaces, including resident bays, may have their own timeplates [...]