Driver Knowledge Tests

Should you reverse into a car parking space?

*****Needs photo of TR sign***** Some car parks have to be reversed into, like these angle parks: With parallel parks you would almost always reverse in, but others, such as those in supermarkets or shopping centres are at a right-angle

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Should you take short cuts to reduce your journey time?

There are two types of short cuts you can take: Along a different route, like a side road Through a private property such as a supermarket car park. The purpose of taking a short cut is to reduce your journey

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What’s a refrigerated trailer and how does it work?

A refrigerated or ‘reefer’ trailer has a refrigeration unit at the front which can heat or cool the load depending on the ambient temperature. It allows for temperature-sensitive goods to be transported long distances. In some parts of Australia, temperatures

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What is a curtainside or tautliner truck or trailer?

One of the most common forms of truck and trailer (or semitrailer) a curtainsider has canvas curtains down each side which can be drawn back to allow a forklift to load onto the deck. It’s a flat-bed truck with a

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Good driving etiquette: being polite on the road

Are drivers becoming less friendly? We used to show more courtesy behind the wheel, but we are rapidly losing it. We learn the rules of the road when we learn to drive, but there’s no mandatory requirement to be polite

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What does side underrun protection do on trucks and trailers?

If you see bars down the side of a truck or trailer between the axles, this is side underrun protection and it’s designed to stop cyclists, motorcyclists, low vehicles and other road users falling, sliding or driving underneath the truck

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What is a lift axle or retractable axle?

A retractable axle or lift axle is a way in which the axle can be raised so that its tyres aren’t touching the road surface. This improves fuel economy, and reduces maintenance and tyre wear, although it increases road wear.

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