DVLA - Motorway Rules

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When joining a motorway you must always give way to traffic already on the motorway
What is the national speed limit for cars and motorcycles in the center lane of a three-lane motorway? 70 mph
What is the national speed limit on motorways for cars and motorcycles? 70 mph
the left-hand lane on a three-lane motorway is for use by any vehicle
Which of these IS NOT allowed to travel in the right-hand lane of a three-lane motorway? A vehicle towing a trailer
You break down on a motorway. You need to call for help. Why may it be better to use an emergency roadside telephone rather than a mobile phone? It allows easy location by the emergency services
After a breakdown you need to rejoin the main carriageway of a motorway from the hard shoulder. You should gain speed on the hard shoulder before moving out onto the carriageway
A crawler lane on a motorway is found on a steep gradient
On a motorway the amber reflective studs can be found betwen the central reservation and the carriageway
What color are the reflective studs between the lanes on a motorway? white
What color are the reflective studs between a motorway and its slip road? Green
You have broken down on a motorway. To find the nearest emergency telephone you should always walk in the direction shown on the marker posts
You are joining a motorway. Why is it important to make full use of the slip road? To build up a speed similar to traffic on a the motorway
How should you use the emergency telephone on a motorway? face the oncoming traffic
You are on a motorway. What color are the reflective studs on the left of the carriage way? red
On a three-lane motorway which lane hsould you normally use? left
When going through a contraflow system on a motorway you should keep a good distance from the vehicle ahead
You a re on a three-lane motorway. There are red reflective studs on your left and white ones to your right. Where are you? In the left hand lane
You are approaching roadworks on a motorway. What should you do? obey all speed limits
Which FOUR of these must NOT use motorways? Learner car drivers, farm tractors, horse riders, cyclists
Which FOUR of these must NOT use motorways? Learner car drivers, farm tractors, learner motorcyclists, cyclists
Immediately after joining a motorway you should normally keep in the left-hand lane
What is the right-hand lane used for on a three-lane motorway? overtaking
What should you use the hard shoulder of a motorway for? stopping in an emergency
You are in the right-hand lane on a motorway. You see these overhead signs. This means Move to the left and reduce your speed to 50 mph
You are allowed to stop on a motorway when you are told to do so by flashing red lights
You are travelling along the left-hand lane of a three-lane motorway. Traffic is joining from a slip road. you should move to another lane
A basic rule when on motorways is keep to the left-hand lane unless overtaking
On motorways you should never overtake on the left unless there is a queue of slow-moving traffic to your right that is moving more slowly than you are
Motorway emergency telephones are usually linked to the police. In some areas they are now linked to the highways agency control center
An Emergency Refuge Area is an area on a motorway for use in cases of emergency or breakdown
What is an Emergency Refuge Area on a motorway for? To use in cases of emergency or breakdown
Highways Agency Traffic Officers are able to stop and direct anyone on a motorway
You are on a motorway. A red cross is displayed above the hard shoulder. What does this mean? you should not travel in this lane
You are on a motorway in an Active Traffic Management(ATM) area. A mandatory speed limit is displayed above the hard shoulder. what does this mean? The hard shoulder can be used as a running lane
the aim of an Active Traffic Management (ATM) scheme on a motorway is to reduce congestion
You are in an Active Traffic Management area on a motorway. When the Actively Managed mode is operating all speed limit signals are set
You are travelling on a motorway. A red cross is shown above the hard shoulder. What does this mean? Do not use this lane to travel in
Why can it be an advantage for traffic speed to stay over a longer distance? Your overall journey time will normally improve
You should not normally travel on the hard shoulder of a motorway. When can you use it. When signs direct you to
For what reason may you use the right-hand lane of a motorway? For overtaking other vehicles
On a motorway what is used to reduce traffic bunching? variable speed limits
When should you stop on a motorway? If red lights show above every lane, when told to by the police, when signalled by a Highways Agency Traffic Officer
When may you stop on a motorway? In an emergency or breakdown
You are travelling on a motorway. Unless signs show a lower speed limit you must NOT exceed 70 mph
Motorway emergency telephones are usually linked to the police. In some areas they are now linked to an Highways Agency control center
You are on a motorway. There are red flashing lights above every lane. You must stop and wait
You are on a three-lane motorway. A red cross is shown above the hard shoulder and mandatory speed limits above all other lanes. THis means? the hard shoulder is for emergency or breakdown use only
You are travelling on a motorway. You decide you need a rest. You should pull in at the nearest service area.
You are on a motorway. you become tired and decide you need to rest. What should you do? leave at the next exit
You are towing a trailer on a motorway. What is our maximum speed limit? 60 mph
The left-hand lane of a motorway should be used for normal driving
You are driving on a motorway. You have to slow down quickly due to a hazard you should switch on your hazard lights
You get a puncture on the motorway. you manage to get our vehicle onto the hard shoulder. You should use the emergency telephone and call for assistance
You are driving on a motorway. By mistake, you go past the exit that you wanted to take. You should carry on to the next exit
You are driving at 70 mph on a three-lane motorway. THere is no traffic ahead. Which lane should you use? left lane
Your vehicle has broken down on a motorway. You are not able to stop on the hard shoulder. What should you do? Switch on your hazard warning lights.
Why is it particularly important to carry out a check on your vehicle before making a long motorway journey? Continous high speeds may increase the risk of your vehicle breaking down
You are driving on a motorway. The car ahead shows its hazard lights for a short time. This tells you that traffic ahead is slowing or stopping suddenly
You are intending to leave the motorway at the next exit. Before you reach the exit you should normally position your vehicle in the left-hand lane
As a provisional license holder you should not drive a car on the motorway
You vehicle breaks down on the hard shoulder of a motorway. You decide to use your mobile phone to call for help. You should check your location from the marker posts on the left
You are on a three-lane motorway towing a trailer. You may use the right-hand lane when there are lane closures
You are on a motorway. There is a contraflow system head. What would you expect to find? Lower speed limits
On a motorway you may only stop on the hard shoulder in an emergency