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Question 1 of 15
You are towing a small trailer on a busy
three-lane motorway. All the lanes are open.
You should be aware of the motorway
regulations for vehicles towing trailers.
These state that a vehicle towing a trailer
• use the right-hand lane of a three-lane
motorway unless directed to do so, for
example, at roadworks or due to a lane
• exceed 60 mph.
Question 2 of 15
If a trailer swerves or snakes when you are
towing it you shouldCorrect
Strong winds or buffeting from large
vehicles can cause a trailer or caravan to
snake or swerve. If this happens, ease off
the accelerator. Don’t brake harshly, steer
sharply or increase your speed.
Question 3 of 15
How can you stop a caravan snaking from
side to side?Correct
Keep calm and don’t brake harshly or you
could lose control completely. Ease off the
accelerator until the unit is brought back
under control. The most dangerous time is
on long downhill gradients.
Question 4 of 15
On which TWO occasions might you inflate
your tyres to more than the recommended
Check the vehicle handbook. This should
give you guidance on the correct tyre
pressures for your vehicle and when you
may need to adjust them. If you are
carrying a heavy load you may need to
adjust the headlights as well. Most cars
have a switch on the dashboard to do this.
Question 5 of 15
A heavy load on your roof rack willCorrect
A heavy load on your roof rack will reduce
the stability of the vehicle because it moves
the centre of gravity away from that
designed by the manufacturer. Be aware of
this when you negotiate bends and
If you change direction at speed, your
vehicle and/or load could become unstable
and you could lose control.
Question 6 of 15
Try not to brake or steer heavily as this will
only make matters worse and you could
lose control altogether. Keep calm and
regain control by easing off the accelerator.
Question 7 of 15
Overloading your vehicle can seriously affect
Any load will have an effect on the handling
of your vehicle and this becomes worse as
you increase the load. Any change in the
centre of gravity or weight the vehicle is
carrying will affect its braking and handling
You need to be aware of this when carrying
passengers, heavy loads, fitting a roof rack
or towing a trailer.
Question 8 of 15
Who is responsible for making sure that a
vehicle is not overloaded?Correct
Your vehicle must not be overloaded.
Carrying heavy loads will affect control and
handling characteristics. If your vehicle is
overloaded and it causes a crash, you’ll be
Question 9 of 15
You are planning to tow a caravan. Which of
these will mostly help to aid the vehicle
Towing a caravan or trailer affects the way
the tow vehicle handles. It is highly
recommended that you take a caravan
manoeuvring course. These are provided
by various organisations for anyone wishing
to tow a trailer.
Question 10 of 15
Are passengers allowed to ride in a caravan
that is being towed?Correct
Riding in a towed caravan is highly
dangerous. The safety of the entire unit is
dependent on the stability of the trailer.
Moving passengers would make the
caravan unstable and could cause loss of
Question 11 of 15
A trailer must stay securely hitched up to
the towing vehicle. What additional safety
device can be fitted to the trailer braking
In the event of a towbar failure the cable
activates the trailer brakes, then snaps.
This allows the towing vehicle to get free of
the trailer and out of danger.
Question 12 of 15
Why would you fit a stabiliser before towing
Fitting a stabiliser to your tow bar will help
to reduce snaking by the caravan especially
where there are crosswinds. However, this
does not take away your responsibility to
ensure that your vehicle/caravan
combination is loaded correctly.
Question 13 of 15
You wish to tow a trailer. Where would you
find the maximum noseweight of your
vehicle’s tow ball?Correct
You must know how to load your trailer or
caravan so that the hitch exerts a
downward force onto the tow ball. This
information can be found in your vehicle
handbook or from your vehicle
Question 14 of 15
Any load that is carried on a roof rack
The safest way to carry items on the roof is
in a specially designed roof box. This will
help to keep your luggage secure and dry,
and also has less wind resistance than
loads carried on a roof rack.
Question 15 of 15
You are carrying a child in your car. They are
under three years of age. Which of these is
a suitable restraint?Correct
It’s your responsibility to ensure that all
children in your car are secure. Suitable
restraints include a child seat, baby seat,
booster seat or booster cushion. It’s
essential that any restraint used should be
suitable for the child’s size and weight, and
fitted to the manufacturers instructions.
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