Category D (PCV)


1. You are following a lorry and notice it has a leaking fuel tank what should you be especially aware of?
A) The road may be very slippery
B) The fuel may splash your vehicle
C) Your brake linings will become slippery
D) Your spray reducers will not be effective
2. Under EC rules a driver must take a break after a continuous driving period of.
A) 3 hrs.
B) 4.5hrs.
C) 4 hours.
D) 5.5hrs.
3. The national speed limit for buses and coaches on a dual carriageway is?
A) 55mph
B) 65mph
C) 60mph
D) 70mph
4. Why should you carry spare tachograph charts?
A) As a defence against a speeding prosecution.
B) For recording extra loading duties and overtime.
C) To record when you have been in a traffic delay
D) to replace the original chart if it gets dirty
5. A police car is following you the police would like you to stop. They will do this by flashing their headlights
A) Signalling with the right indicator
B) Switching their hazard flashers on
C) Signalling with the left indicator
D) Switching their rear fog lights on.
6. What is the minimum height of an unmarked bridge?
A) 4.5 meters
B) 4.8 meters
C) 4.7 meters
D) 5.0 meters
7. Speed limiters are fitted to most modern buses and coaches they normally work by
A) Applying the service brake.
B) Reducing fuel supplied to the engine.
C) Applying the secondary brake.
D) Changing to a lower or higher gear.
8. When a speed limiter is fitted to a bus where must the setting be displayed clearly?
A) In the driver's cab.
B) On the rear of the vehicle
C) On the Nearside of the vehicle
D) On the driver\'s side at the front of the vehicle
9. What category of licence is required to drive an articulated bus?
A) D
B) D1
C) D+E
D) D1+ E
10. You are stationary the air brake pressure warning light comes on. Why should you NOT release the parking brake?
A) Because the vehicle will suddenly roll backwards
B) Because it will cause the air pressure to rise
C) Because the service brake may not stop you
D) Because the warning light will go out
11. You are driving a long vehicle and you want to turn right there is a painted mini-roundabout.What should you do?
A) Make sure none of your wheels touch the roundabout.
B) Go ahead ,and turn right at the next junction.
C) Avoid going over the roundabout if possible
D) Carefully mount the left-hand kerb to make more room.
12. A bus driver who is not using a tachograph on a regular service of over 50km must carry which two of these? Select two answers...
A) A drivers hours record book
B) A copy of the service timetable
C) A detailed route map
D) An extract from the duty roster
13. Your double deck bus breaks down on a busy road. You should ask your passengers to move to the?
A) Rear of the bus.
B) Lower deck.
C) Top deck.
D) Front of the bus.
14. You are parking your vehicle it is fitted with a turbo engine you should.
A) Rev the engine up then switch it off.
B) Allow the engine to idle then switch it off.
C) Switch the engine of immediately.
D) Switch the engine off and on reapeatedly.
15. You are driving a 1996 bus which must be fitted with a speed limiter. At what speed is the limiter set?
A) 60 mph
B) 70 mph
C) 62 mph
D) 72mph
16. The purpose of a kneeling bus is to?
A) Improve passenger comfort on bumpy roads.
B) Allow the step height to be raised and lowered
C) Help with access under low bridges.
D) Give more clearance over speed ramps.
17. The driver of a bus with 18 seats on an excursion journey from London to Scotland should abide by which drivers hours rules?
A) AETR only.
B) Domestic.
C) EC only.
D) EC and AETR.
18. When towing a trailer the maximum speed allowed on a motorway is.
A) 45mph.
B) 70mph.
C) 60mph.
D) 40mph.
19. Maximum authorised mass refers to the weight of
A) Your vehicle with passengers but no luggage.
B) Your vehicle with luggage but no passengers.
C) Your vehicle without passengers or luggage.
D) your vehicle with both luggage and passengers
20. When towing a trailer the maximum speed allowed on a motorway is?
A) 40mph
B) 60mph
C) 50mph
D) 70mph