24 DKT Questions of Fatigue and Defensive Driving

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# 1. If you get sleepy while driving, out of the following, which is it best to do?

A. Turn on the radio very loud.
B. Turn on the heater.
C. Stop, rest, and change drivers if possible.

Explanation : FD004 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

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

A. Continually looking ahead, to the sides and using all mirrors when driving.
B. Looking in the rear and side mirrors continually when driving.
C. Looking further ahead down the road when driving.

Explanation : FD032 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 3. When going on a long trip, out of the following which is the most important to do?

A. Make sure your horn is working.
B. Get plenty of rest before starting out.
C. Have a good meal before driving.

Explanation : FD013 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 4. 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. Check over your shoulder.
B. Put on your seat belt.
C. Adjust your seat.

Explanation : FD028 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 5. 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.

Explanation : FD033 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 6. At night you should -

A. Leave a longer gap behind the vehicle in front.
B. Drive closer to the vehicle in front so they can see you better.
C. Use your hazard warning lights when overtaking another vehicle.

Explanation : FD011 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 7. 8 When it is very foggy during the day or night and your vehicle has no fog lights, you should -

A. Follow closer to other vehicles.
B. Put on your high beam lights.
C. Slow down and use your low beam headlights and hazard warning lights to make your vehicle seen.

Explanation : FD012 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 8. When driving in wet weather, your vehicle will -

A. Stop in the same distance as on a dry road.
B. Take longer and further to stop, so slow down.
C. Handle better, so you can go faster.

Explanation : FD002 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 9. At night, when you approach an oncoming vehicle, you should -

A. Not look at its headlights, but keep left and watch the left of the road.
B. Carefully watch the vehicle by looking directly at its headlights.
C. Put your lights on high beam, to make your vehicle more easily seen.

Explanation : FD014 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 10. 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. Check your mirrors and look over your shoulder before moving off from the kerb.
C. Have a good look around while you walk up to your car and then drive off as soon as you can.

Explanation : FD030 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 11. Under good conditions, when driving behind any vehicle, at any speed, you should -

A. Stay one second behind the vehicle in front of you.
B. Drive as close to the vehicle in front as possible.
C. Stay at least three seconds behind the vehicle in front of you.

Explanation : FD001 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

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

Explanation : FD031 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 13. While driving, you come across aggressive, selfish or ignorant driving behaviour by another driver. You should -

A. Chase the car to tell the driver how to drive.
B. Respond by using your horn and/or flashing your lights, to let the driver know how you feel.
C. Stay calm and in control of your vehicle at all times.

Explanation : FD041 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

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

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

Explanation : FD034 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 15. When driving on a slippery wet road, for example, one covered in early morning dew, your vehicle will -

A. Be heavier to steer.
B. Take longer and further to stop.
C. Be easier to steer and handle.

Explanation : FD007 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 16. 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.

Explanation : FD037 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 17. It is night time and you are driving home from the movies. You are travelling in a line of vehicles. What size gap should you leave between your vehicle and the vehicles in front of you?

A. A gap of about 4 seconds as it is easy to misjudge distances at night.
B. A gap of about 2 seconds so you can watch the vehicles in front closely and see when they are stopping.
C. The same 3-second gap you would leave during the day.

Explanation : FD038 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 18. In wet weather when it becomes hard for you to see, you should -

A. Flash your headlights to warn other drivers.
B. Turn your headlights on high beam.
C. Turn on your headlights, slow down, and double your following distance behind the vehicle in front.

Explanation : FD005 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

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

Explanation : FD035 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 20. At night, if an oncoming vehicle's headlights dazzle you, you should -

A. Slow down, until your eyes recover.
B. Watch the centre line of the road.
C. Close your eyes for a short time until they recover.

Explanation : FD003 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 21. 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.

Explanation : FD026 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 22. Why should you avoid heavy braking on a wet road?

A. You might wet pedestrians walking along the footpath.
B. Your wheels may skid and cause a loss of control.
C. If the wheels lock up your handbrake may not work.

Explanation : FD010 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 23. 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. Drive mostly at night as there is less traffic on the road and therefore less risk of crashing.
C. Aim to drive for as long as possible when you are feeling good so you can arrive earlier.

Explanation : FD036 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving

# 24. If you are driving and it starts to rain, you should -

A. Put your lights on high beam so you can see better.
B. Slow down using the brake gently, since rain and oil may create a slippery surface.
C. Put your hazard warning lights on and increase your speed to avoid the rain.

Explanation : FD006 - Fatigue and Defensive Driving