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DRIVING LESSON SAFETY QUESTIONS

Show and tell safety questions
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Q1: Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.A: Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers.

Q2: Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level. A: Identify high/low level markings on header tank (where fitted) or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

Q3: Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer levelA: Identify reservoir and explain how to check level. Check your car's manual to see how to do this.

Q4: Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.A: Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.

Q5: Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.A: Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors etc, or ask someone to help.

Q6: Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey A: Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

Q7: Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked. A: Manufacturer's guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don't forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

Q8: Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road. A: No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.

'Show me' questions

Q9: Show me/explain how you would check that the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.A: If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.

Q10: Show me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working .A: Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk round vehicle.

Q11: Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working. A: Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and walking around the vehicle to check functioning of all indicators.

Q12: Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only). ACTIVATE HORN BY PRESSING CENTRE OF STEERING WHEEL

Q13: Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear. A: Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.

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REAR LIGHTS ON A DRIVING SCHOOL CAR
WINDSCRREN WASHER FLUID
Brake fluid reservoir
front tyre with above 1.6 milimetres tread depth
yellow oil dip stick
engine coolant reservoir

 

 

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