An overview of the keywords about traffic. Here you can easily look up keywords and definitions that you do not know yet.
To improve the safety of the passengers and the driver, there are a number of safety systems in your vehicle. Below you will find the most important ones.
Anyone who participates in a passenger car in traffic must always wear the seatbelt or be protected by an adapted and approved security system, such as a carrycot or child seat.
A child restraint system is a seat designed specifically to protect children from injury or death during vehicle collisions. Most commonly these seats are purchased and installed by car owners, but car manufacturers may integrate them directly into their vehicle's design and generally are required to provide anchors and ensure seat belt compatibility.
The airbag is inflated very quickly with a collision or heavy impact. The airbag forms a protective cushion and helps the passengers against injuries.
Newer vehicles are usually equipped with an 'Antilock Braking System' (abs). Refer to your vehicle manual for more information on how to use abs. The abs system ensures that you can stop the vehicle without slipping. The abs system comes into operation when you have to stop very quickly and press the brake pedal hard.
The 'Electronic Stability Program' (esp) helps the driver to control the vehicle when it is in a critical situation. A microcomputer checks the signals from the esp sensors and checks 25 times per second whether the driver's steering input matches the actual direction in which the vehicle is traveling. When the vehicle is moving in a different direction, esp detects the critical situation and reacts immediately. It uses the vehicle's braking system to stabilize the vehicle. Esp will brake the wheels individually so that the vehicle is stabilized and steered in the right direction.
A Global Positioning System, also known as gps, is a system designed to help navigate on the Earth, in the air, and on water.
Handsfree is an English term that indicates that a device can be operated without the use of the hands. It is mostly used in the sense of mobile telephony in the car. The counterpart is handheld, a device is held in the hand during operation.
A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment that is used to give medical treatment. There is a wide variation in the contents of first aid kits based on the knowledge and experience of those putting it together, the differing first aid requirements of the area where it may be used and variations in legislation or regulation in a given area.
A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers the user (i.e., no escape route, smoke, explosion hazard, etc.), or otherwise requires the expertise of a fire brigade. Typically, a fire extinguisher consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent that can be discharged to extinguish a fire.
A motorcycle helmet is a type of helmet used by motorcycle riders. The primary goal of a motorcycle helmet is motorcycle safety – to protect the rider's head during impact, thus preventing or reducing head injury and saving the rider's life. Some helmets provide additional conveniences, such as ventilation, face shields, ear protection, intercom.
An emergency exit in a structure is a special exit for emergencies such as a fire: the combined use of regular and special exits allows for faster evacuation, while it also provides an alternative if the route to the regular exit is blocked by fire.
A rear-view mirror is a flat mirror in automobiles and other vehicles, designed to allow the driver to see rearward through the vehicle's rear window (rear windshield).
The two-second rule is a rule of thumb by which a driver may maintain a safe trailing distance at any speed. The rule is that a driver should ideally stay at least two seconds behind any vehicle that is directly in front of his or her vehicle. It is intended for automobiles, although its general principle applies to other types of vehicles. Some areas recommend a three-second rule instead of a two-second rule to give an additional buffer. The two seconds is not a guide to safe stopping distance, it is more a guide to reaction times.
A runaway truck ramp is a traffic device that enables vehicles which are having braking problems to safely stop. It is typically a long, sand- or gravel-filled lane connected to a steep downhill grade section of a main road, and is designed to accommodate large trucks or buses. The ramp allows a moving vehicle's kinetic energy to be dissipated gradually in a controlled and relatively harmless way, helping the operator to stop it safely without a violent crash.
An emergency hammer is a safety device used in vehicles or buildings to break through window glass in an emergency. Many are attached to a cable or an alarm device to deter theft or vandalism. It is a simple tool with a plastic handle and steel tips. Its primary use is for breaking through vehicle windows and vertical glazing, which are often tempered, in the event of a crash which prevents exit through the doors.
Sunglasses are a form of protective eyewear designed primarily to prevent bright sunlight. When driving a vehicle, particularly at high speed, dazzling glare caused by a low Sun, or by lights reflecting off snow, puddles, other vehicles, or even the front of the vehicle, can be lethal. Sunglasses can protect against glare when driving. Two criteria must be met: vision must be clear, and the glasses must let sufficient light get to the eyes for the driving conditions. General-purpose sunglasses may be too dark, or otherwise unsuitable for driving.
Help us promote traffic rules on the internet, together we can make the public road safer for everyone. Post a comment or share on social media!
Is this sample test complete for an Italian exam? Or is it more generic and aimed at other countries? In other words, if I ace this test, will I pass the Italian exam? Thanks in advance.
Great re-fresher, I did my Drivers Test back in 1965 passed but now I live in Spain and I need to do it all over again. Wish me luck :):)
Good luck! ;-)
Soooo many signs and i must admit that the vehicle warning signs are very different to back at home. Great resource though - thankyou
this is helpful...thank you
Renting a car today and wanted to review all the traffic signs. Thanks, very helpful,
Have u pass the test
I am in Colombia for three years and want a drivers licence. I have registered with the RUNT system and now need to have a medical. My question is can I take the driving theory exam in English?
Hola si lo puede tener, yo ando en el proceso.
Thank you very much for all the information on this site. I am studying to get my licenses for Greece.
What law(s) requires the Traffic Officer to hold on to your Drivers License following the issuing of a ticket? Driving without a license is breaking the law which carries another penalty. A traffic ticket is not a drivers license.
If in Thailand, you have to go to the police station, pay the fine, and get your license back.
useful to add: all children younger than 12 years, who are shorter than 150 cm, must be transported in an appropriate child restraint system (CRS),
This has helped me a lot and much appreciated. I am leaning as much as possible for test in Italy , thank you
Good content helped me to prepare for the driving exam in Thailand. Adding information about paperwork and the whole process would also be good. ➡️https://damiansowa.pl/en/2022/12/20/how-to-obtain-a-thai-motorcycle-driving-license
How to obtain a Thai motorcycle driving license? | Damian Sowa - Blog
Really helpful, thank you! I'm preparing to drive in Suomi for the first time so this was a great help.
This website helps me to understand a lot about regulations and prepare for written exams. ➡️https://www.malaysia.drivexam.com/
is there anyone we can prepare together.I live in lleida (631308633)
I'm working on an online multiplayer feature, it will be available this summer. Kind regards
text me on whatsapp
Can't even tell you how helpful this is... Thank you so much for having this.... Our teacher has not spoken to us in 3 months..... thank you!!