Rules of The Road Questions

K53 Car Test 1 - Rules of The Road Questions

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K53 Car Test 1 Questions – Rules of The Road

Question 1

Under what conditions is it permitted to carry passengers in a vehicle that is being towed? (i) When traveling at 35 kph. (ii) If the vehicle being towed is a semi-trailer. (iii) Only if the vehicle doing the towing is a tractor. Select the correct combination

A(i) and (ii)
BAll of the above.

Question 2

What is the maximum allowable distance between a vehicle and the vehicle it is towing?

A1-8 m.
B2-5 m.

Question 3

When do you have the right of way? (i) When you are traveling in a traffic circle. (ii) When you have stopped first at a four-way stop sign. (iii) When you want to turn right at an intersection on a two-way road. Select the correct combination

A(i) and (ii)
BAll of the above.

Question 4

What is the proper procedure when encountering an emergency vehicle that is sounding its siren?

AFlash your headlight to warn other traffic.
BGive the right of way to the emergency vehicle.
CSwitch on your vehicle's emergency lights and sound your horn.

Question 5

Which of the following are true concerning the distance it takes a vehicle to stop? (i) It takes longer to stop on a wet road than it does on a dry road. (ii) It takes longer if the vehicle is traveling at a high rate of speed. (iii) It takes longer if vehicle is loaded. Select the correct combination.

ANone of the above.
BAll of the above.

Question 6

Which of the following are prohibited? (i) Allowing a vehicle’s engine to run while unattended. (ii) Operating a vehicle without a cap on the fuel tank. (iii) Spinning the wheels of a vehicle when pulling off. Select the correct combination

A(i) and (ii)
CAll of the above.

Question 7

When is passing prohibited? (i) Near the top of a hill. (ii) Near a curve. (iii) When visibility is reduced to 100 m due to smoky conditions. Select the correct combination

BAll of the above
C(i), (ii)

Question 8

What does the law require concerning a vehicle’s horn?

AThe pitch of the sound is not permitted to change.
BIt must be able to be heard from a distance of at least 45 m.
CYou may use it to get the attention of pedestrians.

Question 9

Under what circumstances is it permitted to drive on the right side of a two way road?

AWhen the vehicle’s emergency lights are on.
BWhen instructed to do so by a traffic officer.
CUnder no circumstances.

Question 10

Which of the following statements are true of you only have a learner’s licence for a light motor vehicle? (i) You must be accompanied by a licenced driver. (ii) Driving on the freeway is prohibited. (iii) Transporting passengers is prohibited.

AAll the above
B(i) and (ii)

Question 11

When must your vehicle's headlights be turned on? (i) At any time of the day when visibility is reduced to 150 m. (ii) From sunset to sunrise. (iii) When rain reduces visibility to 80 m. Select the correct combination.

B(i) and (ii)
CAll of the above.

Question 12

What is the maximum distance that a vehicle’s dim lights are permitted to shine?

A40 m.
B100 m.
C150 m.

Question 13

Which of the following actions are illegal?

AAllowing a passenger to sit directly behind a driver that only has a learner’s licence.
BAllowing a passenger to adjust the knobs of the vehicle’s audio system.
CAllowing a passenger to ride on the bumper of the vehicle.

Question 14

Which of the following is true while driving?

AYou must have two hands on the steering wheel at all times.
BYour vision of the road and traffic must be unobstructed.
CYou must wear shoes in rubber soles.

Question 15

Which of the following is the rule at an intersection?

APedestrians already crossing the road when the caution signal illuminates have the right of way.
BYou may pass another vehicle waiting to turn right on its left side by going off the road.
CYou may stop in an intersection to off-load passengers.

Question 16

What is the procedure for changing lanes?

ATurn on the indicator and change lanes.
BGive the necessary signal, look for other traffic, and change lanes when it is clear to do so.
CLightly apply the brakes and change lanes.

Question 17

What is the maximum allowable distance for driving a vehicle in reverse?

CAs it is safe to do so.

Question 18

What action does a flashing red traffic light call for?

AStop and wait for the light to change to green before proceeding.
BStop and proceed when it is safe to do so.
CWatch for a police roadblock ahead.

Question 19

What is the last action that you must take before changing lanes?

ATurn on your indicator.
BCheck the blind spot.
CLook in the rear view mirror.

Question 20

Select the location that a vehicle is not permitted to stop.

AOpposite a vehicle on a road that is 10 m wide
BAnywhere that a vehicle that is allowed to park
C5 m from a bridge

Question 21

Which rule is considered the most important rule of the road in South Africa?

AAlways be courteous and considerate toward fellow drivers.
BDo not exceed the speed limit.
CKeep As far to the left side of the road as safety will allow.

Question 22

Which of the following statements below are true concerning intersections?

AVehicles turning right must yield to oncoming traffic.
BVehicles have the right of way – NOT pedestrians.
CStop signs are to be treated as yield signs if there is no other traffic present.

Question 23

What is the law concerning the speed limit?

AThe speed limit is always 120 kph outside towns and cities.
BIs determined by each individual driver according to the number of lanes in the road.
CThe speed limit is posted on signs next to the road.

Question 24

Which of the following statements are true concerning stopping your vehicle?

AYou must stop 4 m from a tunnel.
BYou must stop 5 m from a pedestrian crossing.
CYou must stop 6 m from a railway crossing.

Question 25

When may you cross or enter a public road?

AIf the road is clear of traffic for a short distance.
BIf the road is clear of traffic for a long distance and crossing can be done without obstructing traffic.
CAt any time as long as you use your indicator in time.

Question 26

Under what conditions are you permitted to overtake another vehicle on the left side? (i) When that vehicle ahead of you is going to turn right and the road is wide enough that it is not necessary to drive on the shoulder. (ii) Where the road has two lanes for traffic traveling in the same direction. (iii) When a police officer instructs you to do so. Select the correct combination.

B(ii) and (iii)
CAll of the above.

Question 27

What is the maximum period of time that a vehicle may be parked on the side of the road outside urban areas before it can be towed?

A7 Days
B48 Hours
C24 Hours

Question 28

14) Under what conditions is it considered unlawful for an individual to obtain a learners licence? (i) If an individual has already been issued a licence of the same class. (ii) If an individual has been declared unfit to obtain a driver’s licence for a set period of time and that period has not yet expired. (iii) If an individual’s licence has been temporarily suspended and the period of suspension has not yet expired. Select the correct combination

A(i),(ii), and (iii)
B(ii) and (iii)

Question 29

What is the procedure when involved in an accident? (i) Immediately stop the vehicle. (ii) Check other motorists for injury. (iii) Drink a small amount of alcohol to calm the nerves. Select the right combination

A(i), (ii)
CAll of the above.

Question 30

What must you do if someone wants to overtake you? (i) Keep as far to the left as safety will allow. (ii) Do not accelerate. (iii) Give hand signals to allow the person to pass safely. Select the correct combination

A(i) and (ii)
BAll of the above.

Continue practising with the next section, Road Signs & Markings.

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