PCV Theory Test Questions

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You arrive at the scene of an incident where someone is injured. What should be given urgent priority?
You discover that one of your rear brake-light bulbs has failed. How soon should it be replaced?
You hit the kerb at speed. What part of your vehicle should you check for damage?
You hold a full category D licence. What entitlement does this give you for towing?
You intend to drive a midibus for hire or reward. It has more than 16 passenger seats. What’s the minimum licence entitlement you need?
You need to stop and get out of your vehicle. When should you use the parking brake?
You notice that one of your tyres has a bulge in the side wall. What will happen if you drive the vehicle?
You see a horse rider as you approach a roundabout. What should you do if they’re signalling right but keeping well to the left?
You see this sign on a smart motorway. Which lane can you use?
You see this traffic light ahead. Which light or lights will come on next?
You stop for pedestrians at a zebra crossing. What should you do if they don’t start to cross immediately?
You take some cough medicine given to you by a friend. What must you do before driving?
You want to turn left at a junction. What affects the position you take up as you approach the junction?
You want to turn right at a roundabout marked with two right-turn lanes. What should you do if there’s ample room for your vehicle in either lane?
You wish to turn left into a side road. What should you do if there’s a cyclist in front as you approach the junction?
You’ll be driving a high-floor coach. You’ll be going over several high bridges. Why should you check the weather forecast before starting your journey?
You’ll be driving your vehicle in Europe. Which of these documents must you carry?
You’ll be waiting at a terminus for some time. How can you reduce pollution?
You’ll need to take 35 hours of training to maintain your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC). Over what period must this be carried out?
Your bus breaks down on the motorway. What should you do if it isn’t feasible to remove your passengers from the vehicle?
Your bus catches fire in a tunnel and can’t be driven any further. What should you do when you’ve stopped safely at the side of the road?
Your bus has a high seating position. What may be out of sight below the windscreen line?
Your bus has a speed limiter fitted. What other related item must it have?
Your bus has broken down at night. Why should you move your passengers to the front of the bus?
Your bus has stopped at the scene of an incident. Why should you consider moving your passengers to the front of the bus?
Your bus hits a low railway bridge. Nobody is injured. When and to whom should you report the incident?
Your bus is accessible to wheelchair users. In what situation can you refuse to allow them access?
Your bus is fitted with lifts or ramps for less mobile passengers. Who should operate this equipment?
Your bus is fitted with seat belts. When should passengers wear them?
Your bus is involved in an incident. What should you do if you have a passenger who’s unconscious but still breathing?
Your coach is fully laden. What’s the most likely reason for the steering feeling heavy?
Your coach often tows a trailer. How often should you check the trailer tyres for pressure?
Your doctor has given you a course of medicine. Why should you ask whether it’s safe to drive?
Your double-deck bus breaks down on a busy road. Where should you ask your passengers to move to?
Your engine catches fire. What should you do before attempting to put the fire out?
Your steering suddenly becomes heavy to turn. What could make this happen?
Your vehicle breaks down during a journey. You continue by driving in another vehicle with the same type of tachograph. What must you do with your tachograph chart?
Your vehicle breaks down on a motorway and you need to call for help. Why may it be better to use an emergency roadside telephone rather than a mobile phone?
Your vehicle breaks down on a motorway. What should you do if you can’t get it fully onto the hard shoulder?
Your vehicle breaks down on the hard shoulder of a motorway. What should you do if you decide to use your mobile phone to call for help?
Your vehicle catches fire while you’re driving through a tunnel. What should you do if the vehicle can still be driven?
Your vehicle has anti-lock brakes. How does this affect you when you’re braking normally?
Your vehicle has broken down at night on a two-way road. How should you try to leave the vehicle?
Your vehicle has collided with a railway bridge. What information must you give the railway authority when you telephone them?
Your vehicle is fitted with a hand-held telephone. What should you do before taking or making a call?
Your vehicle is fitted with a reverse warning bleeper. How will this affect you when you’re reversing?
Your vehicle is fitted with air-assisted hydraulic brakes. What fault would you suspect if the brake pedal becomes hard to press?
Your vehicle is fitted with air-assisted hydraulic brakes. What would warn you that there isn’t enough air in the system?
Your vehicle is fitted with air brakes. What does it mean if a brake warning light shows when you’ve just started the engine?
Your vehicle is fitted with an air-assisted hydraulic braking system. What would warn you that the vacuum pump isn’t working?
Your vehicle is fitted with an analogue tachograph. What should you do if you need to exceed the normal drivers’ hours due to an emergency?
Your vehicle is fitted with an anti-lock braking system. What’s it designed to allow you to do?
Your vehicle is fitted with an anti-lock braking system. When should you check that it’s working properly?
Your vehicle is fitted with an engine management system. What will happen if you press the accelerator when you’re starting the engine?
Your vehicle is fitted with hydraulic brakes. Why might the brake pedal go down too far when it’s pressed?
Your vehicle is fully loaded. Where should you be braking when dealing with bends?
Your vehicle is involved in an incident where someone is injured. You don’t produce your insurance certificate at the time. How soon must you report the incident to the police?
Your vehicle is more than 3 metres (9 feet 10 inches) high. Where is this information displayed?
Your vehicle leaks diesel fuel on a roundabout. Who will this affect most?
Your vehicle suffers a tyre blow-out. How could this create a hazard for other road users?
You’re about to drive a vehicle fitted with air-assisted hydraulic brakes. Why might the brake pedal feel hard when you press it?
You’re about to drive a vehicle fitted with hydraulic brakes. What should you check before driving the vehicle?
You’re about to drive a vehicle you’ve never driven before. What should you consider when adjusting your seat?
You’re about to drive an unfamiliar vehicle. What should you do if you think there may be moisture in the air-brake reservoir?
You’re about to drive home. What should you do if you feel very tired and have a severe headache?
You’re about to drive on a route where you’ll be picking up wheelchair users. What must be checked before leaving the depot?
You’re about to move off in a vehicle that has automatic transmission. What must you do before you select ‘D’ (drive)?
You’re about to overtake a motorcyclist when they look around over their right shoulder. What’s the most likely reason for them doing this?
You’re about to overtake horse riders. What could scare the horses?
You’re about to pass this car. What’s the main hazard you should be aware of?
You’re about to start a journey in very frosty weather. What’s the likely cause of low air-brake pressure?
You’re about to start a long journey midway through the day. What should you do if you notice that the sidelights work but the headlights are faulty?
You’re applying for an LGV or PCV licence for the first time. What will your medical examination include?
You’re approaching a bridge that has no height restriction on it. What’s the minimum height under the bridge?
You’re approaching a large puddle near the left-hand kerb. What should you do if pedestrians are close to the water?
You’re approaching a red light at a puffin crossing. Pedestrians are on the crossing. How long will the red light stay on?
You’re approaching a roundabout. What should you do if there are horses being ridden ahead of you?
You’re approaching a roundabout. What should you do if you see a cyclist signalling to turn right?
You’re approaching a roundabout. You see a cyclist signal right. Why do they keep to the left?
You’re approaching this roundabout and see the cyclist signal right. Why is the cyclist keeping to the left?
You’re approaching traffic lights. Only the red light is showing. Which series of lights will show next?
You’re at a bus stop. What should you do if passengers are standing on the open platform?
You’re at a road junction, turning into a minor road. What should you do if there are pedestrians crossing the minor road?
You’re at an incident. Why may it be harmful to move a casualty?
You’re at the front of a queue of traffic waiting to turn right into a side road. Why should you check your right-hand mirror just before turning?
You’re at the scene of a collision. People are injured. What should be done when the risk of further collisions has been dealt with?
You’re at the scene of a traffic incident. What are the symptoms of someone suffering from shock?
You’re at the scene of an incident. How can you help someone suffering from shock?
You’re at the scene of an incident. What does it mean if there’s a plain orange rectangle displayed on one of the vehicles?
You’re at the scene of an incident. What would suggest someone is suffering from shock?
You’re being followed by a marked police car. As well as flashing the headlights, what will the police officer do to signal you to stop?
You’re carrying a bus full of passengers. What must you do if you see smoke coming from the engine compartment?
You’re checking your vehicle. What should you do if you discover an air leak in the braking system?
You’re checking your vehicle’s tyres before starting a long motorway journey. What check should be made on each tyre?
You’re driving a bus at night on a road without street lighting. Why could it be dangerous to overtake?
You’re driving a bus carrying passengers at night. Why should you always switch on the interior lights?
You’re driving a bus displaying this sign. When can you use its hazard warning lights?
You’re driving a bus in hot weather. Can the passenger door be left open to let in fresh air?
You’re driving a bus on a local service. When can you use this lane?
You’re driving a bus on a windy day. What should you do when you’re overtaking a motorcyclist?
You’re driving a bus. Where should you be aware of the risk of grounding?
You’re driving a bus with 18 seats on an excursion from London to Scotland. Which drivers’ hours rules should you use?
You’re driving a coach carrying elderly people. You arrive at the scene of an incident. What should you do if the emergency services have already arrived?
You’re driving a coach, returning from a European trip. Why should you search the vehicle at the port?
You’re driving a double-deck bus. What’s the minimum depth of tread required over three-quarters of each tyre’s width?
You’re driving a double-deck bus. Why do you need to know if anyone is using the stairs?
You’re driving a fully laden vehicle approaching an uphill gradient. What will happen if you start to overtake?
You’re driving a fully loaded coach that’s 12 metres long. What should you do when you approach this sign?
You’re driving a high-sided vehicle in very windy conditions. Where should you avoid travelling?
You’re driving a high-sided vehicle on a motorway. Where should you be especially aware of the effects of side wind?
You’re driving a high-sided vehicle on a motorway. You should anticipate the effects of side wind. When is this most likely to happen?
You’re driving a large vehicle. How does its size and design affect the blind spots?
You’re driving a large vehicle in a straight line. When is it most stable?
You’re driving a large vehicle in gusty conditions. Which vehicle is most likely to be affected by buffeting when you overtake it?
You’re driving a large vehicle in heavy rain on a motorway. You slow down to reduce the risk of aquaplaning. For what other reason should you slow down?
You’re driving a large vehicle on a narrow road with passing places. What will you need to be most aware of?
You’re driving a long bus. When would you need to straddle lanes?
You’re driving a long vehicle and want to turn right at a roundabout ahead. How should you signal if you need to occupy the left-hand lane?
You’re driving a long vehicle on a two-lane road. What should you do if you want to turn left into a narrow side road?
You’re driving a long vehicle. What should you be especially careful of before turning left onto a main road?
You’re driving a long vehicle. What should you do when you want to turn right at a painted mini-roundabout?
You’re driving a one-person-operated bus. What should you do while issuing tickets at a bus stop?
You’re driving a school bus carrying children. When can you make physical contact with a passenger?
You’re driving a six-wheeled double-deck bus. What do you need to know about punctures on the rear tyres?
You’re driving a slow-moving vehicle on a narrow, winding road. What should you do to let other vehicles overtake you?
You’re driving a three-axle double-deck bus and have the steering turned onto full lock. What should you do to avoid rear tyre scrub?
You’re driving a three-axle double-deck bus. Why should you take extra care when using full steering lock?
You’re driving a vehicle fitted with anti-lock brakes. What should you do when braking in an emergency?
You’re driving along a motorway and see this sign. What does it mean?
You’re driving along a motorway in thick fog at night. The reflective studs are red on your left and white on your right. Which lane are you in?
You’re driving along a motorway. What should you do if the air-pressure warning device starts to operate?
You’re driving along this road. What should you do if the red van cuts in close in front of you?
You’re driving at 50 mph (80 km/h) on a dry, level road. What gap should you leave between your vehicle and the one in front?
You’re driving at a speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) in good, dry conditions. What distance should you stay behind the vehicle in front?
You’re driving at night on a very busy road when your headlights fail. What should you do if the fuse box is on the outside of the bus, on the right-hand side?
You’re driving at night. What does it mean if you see a pedestrian wearing reflective clothing and carrying a red light?
You’re driving at night. Why should you ensure that all your lights are clean and working correctly?
You’re driving at the legal speed limit. What should you do if a vehicle comes up quickly behind, flashing its headlights?
You’re driving at the speed limit in the left-hand lane of a motorway. What should you do if you see lorries merging from a slip road ahead?
You’re driving behind two cyclists. They’re approaching a roundabout in the left-hand lane. What should you expect them to do?
You’re driving between the hours of 11.30 pm and 7.00 am. When must you switch off your vehicle’s reverse warning bleeper?
You’re driving down a long hill. What should you use to prevent the brakes from overheating?
You’re driving down a snow-covered hill. Why should you take care when using an independent endurance brake (retarder)?
You’re driving downhill. How will this affect your vehicle?
You’re driving in a built-up area between 11.30 pm and 7.00 am. For what reason can you sound the vehicle’s horn?
You’re driving in a built-up area. Your vehicle is fitted with an audible warning device that sounds when it’s reversing. When must you turn off this alarm?
You’re driving in a town. What should you do when you see this sign on a stationary bus ahead?
You’re driving in fast-moving traffic along a motorway. What should you do if there’s a stationary queue of traffic ahead?
You’re driving in fog on a three-lane motorway. Which lane are you in when you can see red reflective studs on your left and white reflective studs on your right?
You’re driving in fog that’s starting to clear. When should you switch off your high-intensity rear fog lights?
You’re driving in fog. When should high-intensity rear fog lights be used?
You’re driving in heavy rain. What should you do if your steering suddenly feels very light?
You’re driving in heavy rain. Why do you need to increase your distance from the vehicle in front?
You’re driving in the left-hand lane of a motorway. What should you do when you see a large vehicle merging from a slip road ahead?
You’re driving in the left-hand lane on a three-lane motorway. What should you check for before moving into the middle lane to overtake a slower vehicle?
You’re driving in town and see these lights flashing. What would you expect to see ahead?
You’re driving in wet conditions. What should you try to do before braking?
You’re driving in wet weather. What effect will faulty spray-suppression equipment have on other drivers?
You’re driving near a school in heavy traffic. What should you do when there are children walking close to the kerb on your side of the road?
You’re driving on a dual carriageway and intend to overtake the vehicle ahead. What should you do if there’s a car approaching quickly behind you in the right-hand lane?
You’re driving on a dual carriageway. What type of vehicle must use a flashing amber beacon on this road?
You’re driving on a dual carriageway. When would you use the nearside mirror?
You’re driving on a main road. What should you do just before turning right into a side road?
You’re driving on a motorway after it’s been raining heavily. What should you do if spray is being thrown up, causing poor visibility?
You’re driving on a motorway and there’s no traffic ahead. You see this sign. Which lane should you use?
You’re driving on a motorway and you see this sign. What does it mean?
You’re driving on a motorway in heavy rain. What could cause your steering to become unresponsive?
You’re driving on a motorway in heavy rain. When are you allowed to use high-intensity rear fog lights?
You’re driving on a motorway. There’s been a collision on the opposite carriageway. What should you do if drivers ahead are slowing to look?
You’re driving on a motorway. What colour are the reflective studs on the right-hand edge of the carriageway?
You’re driving on a motorway. What does it mean when a lorry ahead of you switches on its hazard warning lights?
You’re driving on a motorway. What should you do if your view ahead is restricted by heavy spray?
You’re driving on a road with an uneven surface. What should you do if you’re following a motorcyclist along this road?
You’re driving on a single carriageway road. What should you do when you see horse riders ahead?
You’re driving on a single carriageway. When may you use your mobile phone?
You’re driving on a smart motorway. What’s the speed limit when the hard shoulder is being used as a running lane?
You’re driving on the motorway and want to use your mobile phone. What should you do before using it?
You’re driving past a bus that’s waiting at a bus stop on the other side of the road. Why should you be careful?
You’re driving past a line of parked cars. What should you do if you notice a ball bouncing out into the road ahead?
You’re driving past parked cars. What should you do if you notice a bicycle wheel sticking out between them?
You’re driving through a congested tunnel. What should you do if you have to stop?
You’re driving through a tunnel. What should you do if your vehicle breaks down?
You’re driving through roadworks. What information does this sign give you?
You’re driving through the night. What could it mean if your steering feels lighter than normal?
You’re driving towards a zebra crossing. What should you do if you see that a person in a wheelchair is waiting to cross?
You’re driving under EU drivers’ hours. How is a week defined under these rules?
You’re driving under EU tachograph regulations and lose your smart card. When must you inform the relevant authority?
You’re emerging from a side road into a queue of traffic. Which of these vehicles is especially hard to see?
You’re entering a roundabout. What should you do if a cyclist in front of you is signalling to turn right?
You’re following a car being driven slowly by a learner driver. What should you do if it isn’t safe to overtake it?
You’re following a cyclist. What should you do if you wish to turn left a short distance ahead?
You’re following a large vehicle. How can you improve your view ahead?
You’re following a lorry that’s leaking fuel. What should you be especially aware of?
You’re following a motorcyclist along a potholed road. How should you adjust your driving to take account of this situation?
You’re following two cyclists as they approach a roundabout in the left-hand lane. In which direction should you expect them to go?
You’re found to be two-and-a-half times over the legal drink-drive limit and are disqualified from driving. Before regaining your licence, who will you have to satisfy that you don’t have an alcohol problem?
You’re in the centre lane of a motorway, overtaking another vehicle. What should you do before returning to the left-hand lane?
You’re in the left-hand lane on a three-lane motorway. Why should you check for any vehicles in the right-hand lane before you overtake?
You’re making a journey that crosses international borders. Which document should you produce at immigration control?
You’re making a journey with a co-driver. When the other person is driving, how should you show this time?