Category D (PCV)


1. Under EC rules your normal daily rest period should be at least.
A) 8hrs.
B) 11hrs.
C) 13hrs.
D) 14hrs.
2. Under EC rules you may drive for up to nine hours daily on two days of the week this may be increased to a maximum of
A) 9.5 hours
B) 11 hrs
C) 10 hrs
D) 11.5 hrs
3. Your vehicle is fitted with a warning device which sounds when reversing when should you not use it in a built-up area.
A) Between 10.30pm and 6.30am
B) Between 11.30pm and 7am
C) Between 11pm and 6.30am
D) Between 12.30am and 8am
4. 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
5. 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
6. Your bus has a speed limiter fitted what other related item must it have?
A) An audible warning device for the driver
B) A warning sign on the back of the bus
C) A plate in the cab showing the limited speed
D) A manual over ride switch for emergencies
7. What category of licence is required to drive an articulated bus?
A) D
B) D1
C) D+E
D) D1+ E
8. A large vehicle is most stable when driven in a straight line under.
A) Harsh acceleration
B) Gentle acceleration
C) Gentle braking
D) Harsh braking
9. You intend to drive in Europe. What must you carry?
A) A Valid certfifcate of road worthiness.
B) Your vehicle workshop manual.
C) Your national driving licence.
D) A valid breakdown cover certificate.
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 taking a weekly rest period away from your normal base. Under EC rules this rest period must last a minimum number of consecutive hours.This must be.
A) 18 hours.
B) 36 hours.
C) 24 hrs.
D) 45 hrs.
12. 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.
13. When driving your vehicle in Europe which of these documents MUST you carry?
A) The vehicle service record
B) Your medical examination form
C) Your national driving licence
D) The vehicle workshop manual
14. You are about to drive a new vehicle it has an air brake system which may have moisture in the reservoir what should you do?
A) Rely on the automatic drain valve to clear the system.
B) Nothing it is the Vehicles owners responsibility.
C) Find out wether you need to drain the system manually.
D) Leave the engine running for a while before driving.
15. The tachograph will start recording as soon as the?
A) Engine is started.
B) Vehicle starts moving.
C) Ignition is switched on.
D) Chart is inserted.
16. Which category licence do you need to drive a tri-axle double-deck coach?
A) D1
B) D1+E
C) D
D) C
17. The national speed limit for buses and coaches on a dual carriageway is?
A) 55mph
B) 65mph
C) 60mph
D) 70mph
18. You are driving on a motorway in high winds and you are overtaking a motorcyclist. You should be especailly aware of the effects caused by
A) Exhaust smoke
B) Engine noise
C) Buffeting
D) Tyre noise
19. 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
20. 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.