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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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Dec 09, 2023

Hello everyone. Currently I am taking the code in Thailand and several questions are not included in the learning book. Can someone tell me - what should we do with a 5 year old and small child when we don't have a booster seat in the car. THANKS

Dec 06, 2023

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Dec 01, 2023

Very Educative..

Dec 01, 2023

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Nov 28, 2023

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Nov 23, 2023

Eye opening

Nov 23, 2023

Great job*

Nov 16, 2023

I only see road signs. Are there sample questions here somewhere?

Nov 15, 2023

Unfortunately there are not new question which were added to our exams. Those are choosing right order of vehicles on crossing and choosing right answer to question from video. The rest is great.

Nov 14, 2023

How many questions are on the actual test?

Nov 14, 2023

whats the minimum pass score

Nov 11, 2023

1: At question where asked about parking zone, it has an indicated picture of how the car MUST park. In my case, it must stand straight ahead with its right half on the sidewalk. Now, i can't say how it can be rephraised cause I'm dumb as f- but you can definetly do something, right? 2: at the no-parking sign there is a specific time where this applies. In my case, from 7:00 to 19:00. Can be rephraised as "no parking allowed between times listed above", or you can just keep it like it is now 3: when i answered "defrost front window" it said "wrong, the correct answer was "defrost rear window"" (i just lost one point not a big deal :D) 4: "Entry prohibited (checkpoint)" is not entry prohibited. It has the word "таможня", which is the equivalent to the german Zoll or US Border patrol 5: repeat №3 exept do it with pedestrians prohibited 6: "Warning for a crossroad with side road on the right" is not clear. Form it like this: "Priority over side street on the right ahead" 7: Fun fact: "Begin of a built-up area" is also used with the same another sign, which has no black houses but insead has the city's/village's name 8: repeat 6 but with a crossroad on the left 9: Fun fact: the "End of the built-up area" sign is quite rare. You most likely would see the "another sign" listed in 6 10: "Warning for a crossroad side roads on the left and right" can be rephrased as "priority next crossing" (just combine 8 and 6) That's all i wanted to point out. I scored 154/159 beacuse of 2 errors (listed in 3 & 5) aswell as 3 incorrect answers of mine. Pretty good job for 159 questions Dev's!

Nov 09, 2023

Wrong sign exlanation.It's not "Warning for a crossroad side roads on the left and right." it's priority next cossing.

Nov 09, 2023

Good practice. Shows areas needing improvement for the real thing.

Nov 09, 2023

Scored 110/127 Not sure if that's a pass or not

Nov 09, 2023

190/195 - 2 of which I accidently clicked on two so it chose the wrong one....so in reality 192/195, not bad at all. Very good quiz :)

Nov 08, 2023

124/127 guess not too bad ;-) Still knowing quite a lot of it

Nov 08, 2023

120 right of 127 ... not that bad. I have learned something new. Thanks

Nov 07, 2023

are these practice 147 questions the only questions on the theory test? What about right-of-way, lane markings etc?

Nov 05, 2023

It's very helpful to all beginers

Nov 04, 2023

excellent traffic-rules

Oct 31, 2023

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Oct 31, 2023

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Oct 22, 2023

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Oct 17, 2023

Hi all. Quick question about motorcycle license in Panama. I have a valid Panama driver's license. Anyone know what cc displacement I can ride without a motorcycle endorsement/license?

Oct 16, 2023

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Oct 13, 2023

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Oct 13, 2023

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Oct 11, 2023

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Oct 08, 2023

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Oct 03, 2023

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Sep 28, 2023

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Sep 21, 2023

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Sep 19, 2023

where can i get the all questions?

Sep 19, 2023

All questions are not available

Sep 14, 2023

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Sep 12, 2023

The questions and answers are not consistent between test.

Sep 11, 2023

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Sep 06, 2023

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Sep 06, 2023

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Sep 05, 2023

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