How safe a driver are you?

2y ago

Maybe you're a demon behind the wheel, but is your car in tip top condition when it comes to safety?

How should you find your car’s tyre pressures?

  • Owner’s forums
  • Tyre manufacturer’s website
  • On a plate inside the front door of your car, or the manual
  • The tyre sidewall

How should you hold the steering wheel?

  • Quarter-to-three
  • Ten-to-two
  • Half-past-six
  • With my knees while I fiddle with the radio

In the UK, what is the legal minimum tread depth for car tyres?

  • 1mm
  • 1.3mm
  • 1.6mm
  • 2mm

According to the UK Highway Code, what is the stopping distance for a car travelling at 30mph?

  • 18 metres
  • 23 metres
  • 28 metres
  • 30 metres

In wet conditions, stopping distance will increase by…

  • 50 per cent
  • 100 per cent
  • 150 per cent

How often should you check the pressure of your spare tyre?

  • Once a month
  • Once every six months
  • Once a year

In the UK, when is it legally acceptable to overtake on the nearside (left) of another vehicle?

  • A. If you are driving on a multi-lane carriageway in congested conditions, and the lane to the left is moving faster
  • B. If the vehicle in front is signalling to turn right
  • C. Never
  • D. A and B

True or false: in snowy or icy conditions it is a good idea to increase traction by reducing your tyre pressures

  • True
  • False

How often should you rotate your tyres?

  • Every 5,000 to 8,000 miles
  • Every 10,000 to 15,000 miles
  • Every 15,000 to 20,000 miles

Tyre pressures should be measured when…

  • ... tyres are cold – that is, they have not been driven on
  • ... tyres are hot – that is, they have been driven on

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Comments (113)

  • Yeah the title should be, "Are you a safe UK driver." Us Americans don't really understand y'alls stupid rules. And the airbag question... yeah, let me just put my arm directly in front of the airbag. So when it goes off, I punch myself in the face. Bruh...

      2 years ago
  • What the hell is quarter to three!!? We now drive one handed? Both hands in the same spot? WTH people. This is a bad answer. US training manuals still say 10-2

      2 years ago
  • 20%

      2 years ago
    • Being an Indian road user, my knowledge of these theories is bad.

      Just drive and don't hit someone, is what we try to do here.

        2 years ago
    • That doesn’t apply if the person drives an Ola/Uber/bike/auto.

        2 years ago
  • I got pretty much all of the UK ones wrong... I don't live there.

      2 years ago
  • Quarter to 3 is a stupid way to hold i

      1 year ago