Quiz: Think you’re a safe driver? Tackle these 10 common hazards

What is the Highway Code advice for a school crossing patrol?

Roads can be a dangerous environment. Drivers need to have their wits about them and their eyes out on stalks even on the briefest trip. From passing parked cars to negotiating zebra crossings, each obstacle represents a hazard that needs to be approached with a certain mindset and technique to ensure drivers, passengers and fellow road users stay safe at all times.

On longer journeys, there are more hazards and greater speeds, which can call for fast decision making. So it pays to brush up on the rules of the road, whether that’s by sitting down with a mug of tea and revisiting the Highway Code, or seeking more general advice and practical tips from expert organisations, such as the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) or Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

To help drivers stay on their toes, we’ve compiled 10 common hazards that are encountered on the road, and challenge all to see how well they tackle them. 

Question #1: When bins are next to the road, what should drivers be wary of?

When bins are next to the road what should drivers be wary of
Watch out! There's a hazard about.

Question #2: When you see this sign for a steep hill, how should you descend?

When you see this sign for a steep hill how should you descend?
Watch out! There's a hazard about.

Question #3: When a squirrel runs in front of your car, what should you do?

When a squirrel runs in front of your car what should you do?
Watch out! There's a hazard about.

Question #4: How much room should drivers give a cyclist when overtaking?

How much room should drivers give a cyclist when overtaking?
Watch out! There's a hazard about.

Question #5: What rule applies to zebra crossings with an island in the middle?

What rule applies to zebra crossings with an island in the middle?
Watch out! There's a hazard about.

Question #6: What hazard is shown in this road sign?

What hazard is shown in this road sign?
Watch out! There's a hazard about.

Question #7: What is the Highway Code’s advice for a school crossing patrol?

What is the Highway Code advice for a school crossing patrol?
Watch out! There's a hazard about.

Question #8: How much room is it advisable to give parked cars?

How much room is it advisable to give parked cars?
Watch out! There's a hazard about.

Question #9: Before overtaking an HGV, what should drivers do?

Before overtaking an HGV, what should drivers do?
Watch out! There's a hazard about.

Question #10: What does this road sign warn of?

What does this road sign warn of?
Watch out! There's a hazard about.

 

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