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Traffic rules

The traffic regulations describe how a road user must behave on public roads, so that traffic flows safely and smoothly. It is expected that all road users know and apply the traffic regulations. Sometimes traffic regulations will appear a bit unclear. However, all rules in the regulations have been well thought through, so it is also important to know the underlying line of thought.


Dangers

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 conditions

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.


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.


Road works

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


Crossing animals

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


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Comments 291


Jun 02, 2020


The maximum diameter permissible for a Prohibitory sign is ?

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Jun 03, 2020


Very helpful! But the questions are repeatedly it’s a lot that i saw in the book.

Jun 04, 2020


Hi can someone explain to me. What is the maximal speed that can lead you to pulling your license and you may cant drive til 5years in built up area and outside of builtup area?

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Jun 04, 2020


good

Jun 05, 2020


The "When do you use the most/least fuel" is a terrible question. The answers to those kinds of questions should depend on how fast you're going. If you're driving at 10 km/h in 2nd gear, you'll be using up less fuel than if you were travelling at 100km/h in 4th.