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C1   Who can require you to undergo a breath screening test?

Alcohol and drug limits 


C2   You must turn your vehicle headlights on when visibility is less than: ___________ metre/s

Night driving 


C3   A vehicle should not send out visible smoke for more than: ___________ second/s

Important driver responsibilities 


C4   Which of your vehicle's lights do you have on if you are driving in fog?

Driving in bad weather


C5   What is the least distance of clear road you MUST have in front of you when you have finished passing another vehicle? ___________ metre/s

Passing 


C6   If anybody is hurt in a crash, the driver must tell a police officer as soon as possible but within: ___________ hour/s

Crashes 


C7   To help you from being blinded by the headlights of an oncoming vehicle, what should you do?

Night driving 


C8   (Question withdrawn)


C9   You must check that there is space for your vehicle on the other side of the line before going over a railway level crossing. True or False?

Giving way at railway level crossings 


C10   What must you do when you hear a siren or see red flashing lights from an ambulance or fire engine?

Receiving signals 


C11   You are waiting at a railway level crossing and the red lights continue to flash after the train has passed. What should you do?

Giving way at railway level crossings 


C12   For the purpose of applying the give way rule, how should entrance ways into public car parks be treated?

What is an intersection? 


C13   What rule should you use to judge a safe following distance in wet or frosty conditions if driving a car?

Driving in bad weather


C14   What is the purpose of the two-second rule?

Following distance 


C15   When coming to a pedestrian crossing without a raised traffic island, what must you do?

Sharing the road with pedestrians 


C16   When coming to a pedestrian crossing with a raised traffic island in the middle, what must you do?

Sharing the road with pedestrians 


C17   When driving at night on a road with lanes, you must be able to stop in half the length of clear road you can see in front of you. True or False?

Night driving 


C18   When should you apply the four-second rule?

Following distance 


C19   What should you do when you come up to a one-lane bridge?

Giving way on one-lane bridges 


C20   When are you allowed to pass another vehicle?

Passing


C21   What does the legal definition of a road include?

Keeping left 


C22   A police officer can impound your car on the spot if you are caught driving while disqualified. True or False?

Stepping over the line


C23   At an intersection what does a police officer's directions overrule?

Receiving signals 


C24   You are turning right at traffic signals showing a red arrow pointing to the right. What should you do?

Giving way at intersections 


C25   What does one or more yellow lights flashing at traffic signals mean?

Giving way at intersections 


C26   At night, when MUST you always dip the headlights on your vehicle?

Night driving 


C27   What is the speed limit for vehicles passing a school bus that has stopped to let children on or off? ___________ km/h

Speed limits 


C28   What must you do if you want to turn right at traffic signals where a green light is showing?

Giving way at intersections 


C29   What is the speed limit from the time you pass an Accident sign until you are past the crash site? ___________ km/h

Speed limits 


C30   When coming up to a roundabout you must give way to all vehicles that will cross your path from your left. True or False? 

Giving way at roundabouts 


C31   When driving at night, which vehicle lights should you turn on?

Night driving 


C32   As the holder of any class of driver licence you must carry your licence with you at all times when driving. True or False?

New Zealand Driver Licence system 


C33   When may you pass on the left at an intersection, if you can do so safely?

What is an intersection? 


C34   What does the ‘speed limit’ mean?

Speed limits 


C35  (Question withdrawn)


C36   If you are turning left at an intersection, you must give way to all vehicles coming towards you that are turning right. True or False?

Giving way at intersections 


C37   If you are going ‘straight’ through a roundabout, don't signal as you come up to the roundabout, only signal left as you pass the exit before the one you wish to take. True or False?

Giving way at roundabouts 


C38   If you are under 20 the legal alcohol limit is zero. What does this mean?

Alcohol and drug limits 


C39   When may you use the horn on your vehicle?

Responsible driving 


C40   When does a police officer have the power to arrest you?

Stepping over the line 


C41   What must you do when you see blue and red flashing lights behind you?

Receiving signals 


C42   Who may legally require you to give a blood sample?

Alcohol and drug limits


C43   What must you do when red lights are flashing at a railway level crossing?

Giving way at a railway crossing 


C44   When must you signal that you are turning to the right?

Turning