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An overview of the keywords about traffic. Here you can easily look up keywords and definitions that you do not know yet.


Dangers

There are many dangers on public roads, drivers have to recognize these dangers and respond in the right way. Here you will find an overview of the most common hazards.

Weather

Reduce your speed in rain, snow and sleet. The road surface is much smoother in bad weather conditions, so the tires have less grip. In case of a wet road surface it is best to reduce your speed by about 15 km / h. With snow you can best halve your speed. Use snow tires or snow chains when there is snow on the road. On ice you have to drive very carefully, because a vehicle is not controllable on ice. It is therefore very dangerous to drive on ice.

Crosswind

A crosswind is any wind that has a perpendicular component to the line or direction of travel. This affects the aerodynamics of many forms of transport. Moving non-parallel to the wind's direction creates a crosswind component on the object and thus increasing the apparent wind on the object; such use of cross wind travel is used to advantage by sailing craft, kiteboarding craft, power kiting, etc. On the other side, crosswind moves the path of vehicles sideways and can be a hazard.

Hydroplaning

In case of rain or a wet road surface, most tires have a good grip up to about 55 km / h. If you drive faster, the tires start riding on the water like water skis. We call this 'hydroplaning', in dutch water smoothness or aquaplaning. If there is water on the road surface, the tires can completely lose their grip with the road. Bare or worn tires can lose their grip at much lower speeds. The best way to prevent hydroplaning is to reduce the speed in case of rain or a wet road surface.

Roadworks

In roadworks, temporary orange colored lines are often painted on the road surface. The orange stripes then replace the white ones.

Traffic jam

Traffic congestion is a condition on transport that is characterised by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular queueing. Traffic congestion on urban road networks has become increasingly problematic since the 1950s. When traffic demand is great enough that the interaction between vehicles slows the speed of the traffic stream, this results in some congestion. As demand approaches the capacity of a road, extreme traffic congestion sets in. When vehicles are fully stopped for periods of time, this is known as a traffic jam. Traffic congestion can lead to drivers becoming frustrated and engaging in road rage.

Roadkill

Crossing animals can cause dangerous traffic situations. In green areas it often happens that animals cross the road.

Tailgating

Tailgating is when a driver drives behind another vehicle while not leaving sufficient distance to stop without causing a collision if the vehicle in front stops suddenly. The safe distance for following another vehicle varies depending on various factors including vehicle speed, weather, visibility and other road conditions. Some jurisdictions may require a minimal gap of a specified distance or time interval.

Braking distance

Braking distance refers to the distance a vehicle will travel from the point when its brakes are fully applied to when it comes to a complete stop. It is primarily affected by the original speed of the vehicle and the coefficient of friction between the tires and the road surface, and negligibly by the tires' rolling resistance and vehicle's air drag.

Slippery road

Road slipperiness is a condition of low skid resistance due to insufficient road friction. It is a result of snow, ice, water, loose material and the texture of the road surface on the traction produced by the wheels of a vehicle. Road slipperiness can be measured either in terms of the friction between a freely-spinning wheel and the ground, or the braking distance of a braking vehicle, and is related to the coefficient of friction between the tyre and the road surface.

Loose chippings

Loose chippings are loose gravel or stone fragments on a road surface and form a hazard to vehicles using that road. It may come from the road's chip seal. Excessive speed while driving through loose chippings damage both the road and vehicles. Loose chippings can reduce traction and cause loss of control. This is a special hazard to motorcyclists and bicyclists, who may lose their balance and fall if their tires start sliding. Loose chippings can be picked up by tyres and damage them, or may be spun off to become high speed missiles, which may injure or damage other persons or vehicles on the road.

Rockfall

Rockfall refers to quantities of rock falling freely from a cliff face. A rockfall is a fragment of rock detached by sliding or falling, that falls along a vertical or sub-vertical cliff, proceeds down slope by bouncing and flying along ballistic trajectories or by rolling on talus or debris slopes.

Blind spot

A blind spot in a vehicle is an area around the vehicle that cannot be directly observed by the driver while at the controls, under existing circumstances. Blind spots exist in a wide range of vehicles: aircraft, cars, motorboats, sailboats, and trucks. Other types of transport have no blind spots at all, such as bicycles, horses, and motorcycles. Proper adjustment of mirrors and use of other technical solutions can eliminate or alleviate vehicle blind spots.

Wrong-way driving

Wrong-way driving is the act of driving a motor vehicle against the direction of traffic. It can occur on either one- or two-way roads, as well as in parking lots and parking garages, and may be due to driver inattention or impairment, or because of insufficient or confusing road markings or signage, or a driver from a right-hand traffic country being unaccustomed to driving in a left-hand traffic country. People intentionally drive in the wrong direction because they missed an exit, for thrill-seeking, or as a shortcut.

Distraction

A driver must concentrate on driving his vehicle. A driver is distracted when something pulls away his attention from the road, so he can focus less on driving his vehicle. A distracted driver is at greater risk of being involved in an accident. With the known consequences (property damage, injuries, deaths).

Roadrage

Roadrage is aggressive or angry behavior exhibited by motorists. These behaviors include rude and offensive gestures, verbal insults, physical threats or dangerous driving methods targeted toward another driver or non-drivers such as pedestrians or cyclists in an effort to intimidate or release frustration. Road rage can lead to altercations, assaults and collisions that result in serious physical injuries or even death. Strategies include long horn honks, swerving, tailgating, brake checking, and attempting to fight.

Night-blindness

Night-blindness is a condition making it difficult or impossible to see in relatively low light. It is a symptom of several eye diseases. Night blindness may exist from birth, or be caused by injury or malnutrition (for example, vitamin A deficiency). It can be described as insufficient adaptation to darkness.

Fatigue

Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness. It may be sudden or gradual in onset. It is a normal phenomenon if it follows prolonged physical or mental activity, and resolves completely with rest. However, it may be a symptom of a medical condition if it is prolonged, severe, progressive, or occurs without provocation.

Alcohol

Alcohol and driving a vehicle are a very dangerous combination. Alcohol reduces attention, assessment and reaction capacity. A drunk driver is not only a danger to himself, but also to other road users. That is why the police often organize alcohol checks, alcohol intoxication is measurable and punishable from a certain level.

Accident

An accident is often happening quickly. What should you do if you are involved in an accident?

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Oct 02, 2022

Thank you very helpfull.

Sep 27, 2022

Every one must understand and follow the rules

Sep 25, 2022

Vreu sa dau și eu de permis în uk

Sep 25, 2022

Great meed more examples though.

Sep 25, 2022

Sometimes the actual English is misleading. Yet this is very helpful.

Sep 24, 2022

Simple and easy to complete. Imma make my family take this.

Sep 24, 2022

First try got 122/155 not bad at all.

Sep 24, 2022

122 out of 138. Am I pass?

Sep 24, 2022

65/80 its pass or not

Sep 22, 2022

161/177

Sep 20, 2022

Thanks!

Sep 20, 2022

Thank you

Sep 19, 2022

very helpful

Sep 19, 2022

The written test in Spain is designed for failure. I am an FAA examiner with degree in Education and am appalled by this test

Sep 19, 2022

Really helpful in understanding traffic signals terms.

Sep 18, 2022

vary good

Sep 18, 2022

Hello

Sep 18, 2022

Really useful, especially with an explanation for incorrect answers. I am learning the Italian Highway Code in English before I have to learn it in Italian for my theory test. Having the option for both languages would be really helpful. It’s been time we’ll spent on this site. Thanks very much

Sep 18, 2022

We need questions and answers for theory test in heavy driving licence

Sep 17, 2022

well done questions

Sep 16, 2022

Thanks, was helpful.

Sep 15, 2022

Amazing

Sep 15, 2022

Very good

Sep 15, 2022

Portugal

Sep 15, 2022

62/72

Sep 14, 2022

Romania

Sep 14, 2022

114/138 helpfull

Sep 14, 2022

Nice to learn traffic sign my result is 90%

Sep 12, 2022

This is super helpful, i have my theory exam today. I practiced this whole test as well as practiced from my islands rule book. Definetly reccomend it, when you're done with your practice test, DOUBLE CHECK your mistakes.

Sep 12, 2022

hopefully the questions in the test are similar...!

Sep 11, 2022

it is my first exposure, which is beneficial for me. Thanks

Sep 11, 2022

Pitanje gdje mogu u St.Louise polagati testove na bosanskom jeziku

Sep 10, 2022

nice

Sep 09, 2022

Is this helpful for 2022 theory test

Sep 09, 2022

Ok For all my first place where do that

Sep 09, 2022

Helpful

Sep 09, 2022

Good practice test, secured 122/155

Sep 08, 2022

Very good practice sheet for new drivers or learners got 85% accuracy, which is not bad...

Sep 08, 2022

145/158 Pretty good for a first attempt. Learned where I went wrong, and that's the point right?

Sep 07, 2022

Not bad 129/148 first try pretty simple gotta get 100% though

Sep 07, 2022

It was really helpful, I got 127/132

Sep 07, 2022

Dipak

Sep 06, 2022

I got 15/15

Sep 06, 2022

Is it helpful to give theory exam for obtaining Germany driving licence ?

Sep 06, 2022

Are these for the written test as of September 2022?

Sep 06, 2022

damn

Sep 04, 2022

i got 87 out of 100

Sep 03, 2022

I was driving throw narrow road and i met "stop sign" for end road . I completely stopped , then i moved but unfortunately a car come from the main road and made an accident. Do i have any percentage of being partly innocents.?

Sep 03, 2022

76/80

Sep 02, 2022

I got 75/140

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