Are you really a good driver?
ARE you ready for holiday traffic?
As we head into the festive season, one thing we can be sure of is chaos on the roads to South Africa’s holiday destinations. If you are one of those entering the fray, are you sure you have the driving skills to avoid becoming one of South Africa’s tragic statistics? Take our quiz to find out.
1. What is a safe following distance?
a. Three seconds b. Four car lengths c. Five arrows
2. Who needs to wear a seatbelt?
a. Only the driver b. Only the driver and passenger c. Everyone in the car
3. How many five-percent alcohol beers can you drink and remain within the legal blood-alcohol limit?*
a. Two beers b. 2/3 of a beer c. Half a beer
4. What is the best way to reduce blind spots?
a. Do not change lanes unless you have to b. Adjust your review and side mirrors for optimal vision c. Just glance over your shoulder
5. What is the best way to arrive at your destination stress free and on time?
a. Use a GPS b. Drive in the fast lane c. Plan your route and leave well in advance
6. What is the most responsible thing to do with your cellphone while driving?
a. Put it where it will not distract you b. Use a hands-free or Bluetooth kit c. Only check it at traffic lights
7. The lower your revs, the more fuel you save, thus you should change gears between:
a. 1 500 and 2 000 rp/m b. 2 000 and 2 500 rp/m c. 2 500 and 3 500 rp/m
8. Anticipate traffic-light changes to
a. Reduce the amount of times you stop your car b. Get through the amber light before it turns red c. Avoid window washers
9. An engine that idles for three minutes uses:
a. More fuel than what it would take to switch off and start the car again b. The same amount of fuel as it would take to drive 1 km at 50 km/h c. Less fuel than either a or b
10. Underinflated tyres make contact with the road:
a. Evenly across the tyre b. In the centre of the tread c. Mostly on the edges of the tread
11. You should remove unnecessary weight, like roof racks, so that your car will:
a. Look nicer b. Go faster c. Save more fuel
12. What are the three most common causes of fatal car crashes:
a. Poor vehicle maintenance, reckless driving and rain b. Drunk driving, speeding and driver distraction c. Disobeying rules of the road, night driving and young drivers.
1-a, 2-c, 3-b, 4-b, 5-c, 6-a, 7-b, 8-a, 9-b, 10-a, 11-c, 12-b.