20 DKT Questions of Alcohol and Drugs

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# 1. You are going to a party where everyone is drinking alcohol. What can you do to lower the risk of being in an alcohol related crash on the way home?

A. Get a taxi or other public transport there and back, or organise for someone to pick you up.
B. Take your car, try not to drink too much alcohol and then drive home.
C. Organise a lift home with someone from the party.

Explanation : AD028 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 2. If you are taking several medications and you want to drive, you should -

A. Drive carefully around your local streets to see if you are affected.
B. Ask your doctor if the combination of drugs will make it dangerous to drive.
C. Ask your passengers to let you know if you are not driving as well as you should.

Explanation : DR011 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 3. If you take medicine and then drink alcohol -

A. The alcohol will have less effect than if taken alone.
B. It can have a particularly bad effect on your driving ability.
C. Your ability to react to emergencies will improve.

Explanation : AD013 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 4. You want to drive your car but you have a very bad headache. A friend gives you some of their headache tablets to kill the pain. What should you do before you take these tablets?

A. Ask your friend if the tablets have affected them.
B. Drink a large glass of milk because this reduces the adverse effects of medicines and drugs.
C. Read the label and confirm they are not prescription drugs and there are no special warnings on the label.

Explanation : DR010 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 5. Alcohol is a depressant. This means -

A. It speeds your brain up so you can work better.
B. It slows down how quickly your brain works.
C. It makes you calm down and think more clearly.

Explanation : AD025 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 6. When drivers have been drinking, the crashes they are involved in are generally -

A. Less serious.
B. More serious.
C. About the same.

Explanation : AD033 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 7. Before driving a motor vehicle or riding a motor cycle it is safest -

A. Drink 1 nip of spirits (30 ml or 1 oz).
B. Not to drink any alcohol.
C. Drink 1 middy (285 ml) of light (low alcohol) beer.

Explanation : AD009 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 8. If you have used illegal drugs you -

A. Should drink coffee before driving.
B. Must not drive.
C. May drive only in light traffic.

Explanation : DR004 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 9. If you are going out and going to drink alcohol, the best way to avoid having to drink and drive is to:

A. Wait for one hour after your last drink before you drive home.
B. After you have had a few drinks, start to think about how you will get home.
C. Organise before hand a way of getting home where you are not the driver.

Explanation : AD031 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 10. If you hold a learner or provisional licence class what is the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit?

A. 0.02.
B. Zero.
C. 0.05.

Explanation : AD041 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 11. Even if you feel unaffected after drinking alcohol, you should -

A. Drive, but avoid using freeways.
B. Be aware that your abilities are decreased.
C. Spend more time than usual looking in the mirrors.

Explanation : AD016 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 12. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, how many serious crashes involve alcohol?

A. About 50%.
B. About 10%.
C. About 30%.

Explanation : AD034 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 13. What is the safest way to stay under the legal alcohol limit?

A. Exercising and drinking black coffee.
B. Not drinking any alcohol.
C. Buying a breathalyser (alcohol measuring instrument).

Explanation : AD038 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 14. Is it an offence to refuse to take a POLICE breath test?

A. No - if you are a learner driver.
B. No - if you say you haven't been drinking alcohol.
C. Yes - always.

Explanation : AD012 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 15. If you are driving a bus, taxi, hire-car, heavy motor vehicle (over 13.9 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass), or a vehicle with a dangerous load, it is an offence when the level of alcohol in your blood reaches -

A. 0.08.
B. 0.05.
C. 0.02.

Explanation : AD014 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 16. If you are taking any sort of medicine, you should -

A. Find out from your doctor or chemist whether the medicine or drug will affect your driving and act accordingly.
B. Only drive a motor car not a heavy vehicle.
C. Only drive during the day after taking the medicine or drug.

Explanation : DR001 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 17. After drinking alcohol you could -

A. Be able to pay close attention to details in the traffic.
B. Be able to drive the same as you normally can.
C. Misjudge speed (your own and others).

Explanation : AD026 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 18. To reduce the effect of alcohol before driving or riding you should -

A. Wait. The time depends on how much you have drunk.
B. Drink black coffee.
C. Have a glass of water.

Explanation : ADAD004 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 19. If you are affected by a legal drug, such as a medicine (e.g. cold or allergy tablets) -

A. You must not drive.
B. You may drive only in daylight hours.
C. You must have a passenger to help you drive.

Explanation : DR009 - Alcohol and Drugs

# 20. Having 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks before driving -

A. Improves your driving ability.
B. Has no effect on your driving ability.
C. Will affect your reactions and judgement.

Explanation : AD015 - Alcohol and Drugs