SO why well do you know your Highway Code?
Test yourself with these examples of questions posed in speed awareness courses.
1 You are driving along a road and there are no speed limit signs on the road. How could you know you are in a 30mph limit? Is is by the presence of:
a) hazard warning lines;
b) by street lighting;
c) by pedestrian islands;
d) by single or double yellow lines.
2 You are travelling at 30mph in a built up area. If an incident occurs ahead that requires you to apply the brakes, what distance will you have
travelled before braking commences?
a) Six metres (20ft);
b) 10 metres (33ft);
c) 9 metres (30ft);
d) 12 metres (40ft).
3 Driving at 70mph uses more fuel than driving at 50mph by up to:
a) 50 per cent;
b) 40 per cent;
c) 30 per cent;
d) 20 per cent.
4 What is the speed limit on a dual carriageway, where the national speed limit applies, for a goods vehicle not exceeding 7.5 tonnes in laden weight ?
5 What is the UK legal tyre tread depth limit?
Answers: 1 b; 2 c; 3 c; 4 d; 5 a.