Category D (PCV)

1. 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
2. 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
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Vechicle are fitted with air suspension to
A) reduce wear to roads
B) reduce tyre wear
C) improve fuel consumption
D) help the driver stay awake
8. 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.
9. 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
10. You are the driver of a 1996 bus which must be fitted with a speed limiter at what speed is the limiter set?
A) 60mph.
B) 70mph
C) 62mph
D) 75mph
11. A passenger is boarding your busand they are carrying a white stick with a red ring painted on it: What does this mean?
A) They have a learning difficulty
B) They have a physical disability
C) They have poor Vision and hearing
D) They have a speech problem
12. 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
13. Fuel consumption could be increased by continuous use of?
A) Air suspention
B) Air conditioning
C) Heated mirrors
D) Electrical retarder
14. 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.
15. The national speed limit for buses and coaches on a dual carriageway is?
A) 55mph
B) 65mph
C) 60mph
D) 70mph
16. 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.
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 category of licence is required to drive an articulated bus?
A) D
B) D1
C) D+E
D) D1+ E
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. When towing a trailer the maximum speed allowed on a motorway is?
A) 40mph
B) 60mph
C) 50mph
D) 70mph