Not wishing to nag or anything, but you need to know The Three:
The first two are pretty darn obvious requirements, but the last, the First Aid section, often trips folk up; the DSA don’t big-up this bit, but you can get two or three questions on accident first aid in your Theory Test, and if you’re not clear about how to deal … it can make the difference between pass and fail.
Once you have your full licence, however careful and observant you may be, you’ll probably encounter an accident where others haven’t been as wise. In real life emergencies, your instinct and innate commonsense will guide you, ‘cos you often don’t have time to think, but knowing a little basic first aid can make your help save lives.
Towards the end of the multiple choice section of the Theory Test, you’ll be given a description of a journey. You read it through, and then you’ll be asked some questions about how you’d handle this journey; planning and safety; hazards you’ve encountered; road signs you’ve had to respond to, and so forth. The questions will be multiple choice, as before.
You don’t have to memorise the case study, as it remains on the left of your screen as you answer the questions, so you can refer back. However, all questions are purely text – you will have no illustrations to choose from if you’re asked, for instance, about the usual shape and colour for a minimum speed limit sign in a non-motorway situation. Try it …
2. Diamond, black text on a white background?
3. Round, white text on a blue background?
4. Rectangle, white text on a green background?
The answer, of course, is 3. Round, white text on a blue background.
The other answers are also real signs:
Tricky, eh, without the pictures?
Time on the road will avoid you making the less obvious mistakes on this sort of stuff, and do bear in mind that you are aiming for a full driving licence here … it’ll be handy to know about things you may not encounter driving in Ayrshire, which is kinda quiet, traffic wise. Scooting down to Carlisle, or a trip o’er to Glasgow will expose you to all sorts of convoluted traffic signs and directions – best to have it somewhere in the memory bank, eh?
The On Fire for Driving Team