Category D (PCV)


1. You have been convicted of a drink driving offence while driving your car and banned from driving. This ban will affect.
A) All your driving entitlements.
B) Only your lorry entitlement
C) Only your car entitlement
D) Only your bus entitlement.
2. 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.
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. You start your journey on a foggy night you are delayed because of the fog and exceed your permitted hours this means.
A) You will not be committing an offence as the delay was due to the weather .
B) Your excess hours can be transfered to another day.
C) You could be committing an offence as the delay could be foreseen.
D) Your excess hours will not apply because of the weather.
5. Fuel consumption could be increased by continuous use of?
A) Air suspention
B) Air conditioning
C) Heated mirrors
D) Electrical retarder
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. You may remove your seat belt when carrying out a manoeuvre that involves?
A) Reversing
B) A hill start
C) An emergency stop
D) Driving slowly
10. 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.
11. Your vehicle is more than 3 meters high where is this information usually displayed?
A) On the tax disc.
B) In the drivers cab.
C) On the weight plate.
D) In the engine bay.
12. Air pressure should be bulit up with the?
A) Engine switched off
B) Service brake on
C) Engine ticking over
D) Engine reving up
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. When towing a trailer the maximum speed allowed on a motorway is?
A) 40mph
B) 60mph
C) 50mph
D) 70mph
16. What category of licence is required to drive an articulated bus?
A) D
B) D1
C) D+E
D) D1+ E
17. You are driving a high-sided vehicle in very windy conditions. Which of the following should you avoid if possible?
A) Suspension Bridges
B) Steep Hills
C) Country Lanes
D) Road Tunnels
18. 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
19. When driving your half-cab bus you hear the three-bell signal from the conductor this means
A) Stop when safe.
B) The Bus is FULL
C) Bus empty.
D) Move of wen safe.
20. When driving in Europe you must carry
A) A valid certificate of roadworthiness
B) The vehicle registration document
C) The vehicle workshop manual
D) A valid breakdown cover certificate