Why should you look carefully for motorcycles? Explanation: If you’re waiting to emerge from a side road, look carefully for motorcycles: they can be difficult to see. Be especially careful if there are parked vehicles or other obstructions restricting your view.
Why should you look carefully for motorcyclists and cyclists at junctions?
Why should you look particularly for motorcyclists and cyclists at junctions? Explanation: Cyclists and motorcyclists are smaller than other vehicles and so are more difficult to see. They can easily be hidden from your view by cars parked near a junction.
Where in particular should you look out for motorcyclists?
Motorcyclists and cyclists (211 to 213)
Always look out for them before you emerge from a junction; they could be approaching faster than you think. When turning right across a line of slow-moving or stationary traffic, look out for cyclists or motorcyclists on the inside of the traffic you are crossing.
Why should you check for motorcyclists before turning right?
Why should you check for motorcyclists just before turning? Explanation: Never attempt to change direction to the right without first checking your right-hand mirror and blind spot. A motorcyclist might not have seen your signal and could be hidden by other traffic.
Which is the most vulnerable road user?
Pedestrians and cyclists are among the most vulnerable road users. In collisions with other road users they suffer the most severe consequences because their level of personal protection compared to persons in a vehicle is very low.
Why do motorcyclists often look round?
Explanation: When you see a motorcyclist take a glance over their shoulder, they’re probably about to change direction. Recognising a clue like this helps you to anticipate their next action. This can improve road safety for you and others.
Why is it important to check right mirror before turning?
A motorcyclist could be riding along the outside of the queue. Always check your mirror before turning, as situations behind you can change in the time you’ve been waiting to turn.
What should you do before making a U turn?
Explanation: If you have to make a U-turn, slow down and ensure that the road is clear in both directions. Make sure that the road is wide enough for you to carry out the manoeuvre safely.
Where should you avoid overtaking?
- where the road ahead narrows.
- where there are road junctions or driveways from which a vehicle could pull out in front of you.
- where you cannot see the road ahead to be clear i.e. when approaching a bend, the brow of a hill, a dip in the road or a hump back bridge.
- where traffic is queuing.
How far should you be from vulnerable users?
The “Vulnerable Road Users” or “Safe Passage” ordinance requires cars and light trucks to allow a safe passing distance of three feet, and requires commercial vehicles to allow a distance of six feet to vulnerable road occupants.
In which circumstances are some drivers more likely to exceed the speed limit?
Situations where there is little peripheral visual information. For example, wide roads without points of reference, driving at night or in fog provide little peripheral information and are likely to lead to underestimation of the driving speed.