When it comes to your theory test practice, the other types of vehicles topic will explore the various types of vehicles that you will encounter when out on the road. Learner POD has compiled a unique training article to help you with your theory training studies!
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- Safety Margins
- Safety & Your Vehicle
- Hazard awareness
- Vulnerable Road Users
- Other types of vehicle
- Road conditions and vehicle handling
- Motorway driving
- Rules of the road
- Road and traffic signs
- Essential documents
- Incidents, accidents and emergencies
- Vehicle loading
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- 1 Theory Test Practice – Other Types of Vehicles
- 2 Other Types of Vehicles – Utility Vehicles
- 3 Other Types of Vehicles – Agricultural Vehicles
- 4 Other Types of Vehicles – Battery Powered Vehicles
- 5 Other Types of Vehicles – Trams
- 6 Theory Test Practice – Other Types of Vehicles – Mock Test 1
- 7 Theory Test Practice – Other Types of Vehicles – Mock Test 3
- 8 Useful Links
Theory Test Practice – Other Types of Vehicles
In this section, you shall learn about other types of vehicles. You will learn about safety and their potential impact on road users. This topic will explore the following:
- Utility vehicles
- Agricultural vehicles
- Battery powered vehicles
Other Types of Vehicles – Utility Vehicles
Utility vehicles are often small vehicles that provide services in and around urban areas. For example, roadside sweepers are often found clearing up litter and debris off of the roads and pavements. They display a flashing amber light, to warn you of their presence.
When approaching one, make sure you pass wide, be courteous and don’t show any aggression when driving. As they are slow moving vehicles they are NOT always able to get out of your way, be careful if you plan on overtaking a slow moving vehicle.
Other Types of Vehicles – Agricultural Vehicles
Agricultural vehicles are often large and slow moving. They may take more of the road up and some may use flashing amber lights to warn other road users of their presence.
They may cause a queue of traffic to build up and may disrupt traffic flow. Remember to keep calm and relaxed when following tractors and other agricultural vehicles. Sometimes, agricultural vehicles may pull into a side road and allow following traffic through to encourage the flow of traffic and reduce congestion.
Other Types of Vehicles – Battery Powered Vehicles
Battery powered vehicles are often used by disabled people and have a maximum speed of 8 mph.
Battery-powered vehicles are allowed on the dual carriageway! But if the dual carriageway exceeds 50mph, the battery powered vehicle must have a flashing amber beacon attached!
You should treat mobility scooter drivers the same as pedestrians when they are crossing the road!
Other Types of Vehicles – Trams
In some cities, you shall find trams. You should be careful around them as they are:
- Very quiet
- Move quickly
- Can’t steer to avoid you
At some traffic lights, you may see some white lights. These are for tram drivers. Trams also have diamond-shaped road signs, and these are for the use of trams only!
Trams can be found in: Blackpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield & Tyne & Wear.
Theory Test Practice – Other Types of Vehicles – Mock Test 1
Theory Test Practice – Other Types of Vehicles – Mock Test 3
Please visit our next section Road Conditions & Vehicle Handling