When it comes to your theory test practice, the vulnerable road users topic will explore who they are, what you should do, and what to expect when dealing with vulnerable road users when out on the road.
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Here is a list of all the topics that make up the theory training syllabus:
- 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
When it comes to your theory test practice, it is really important to make sure you cover all of the aspects of the exam in your training schedule. Missing one section may result in you failing your theory test. It is important to make sure this does NOT happen to you.
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- 1 Theory Test Practice – Vulnerable Road Users
- 2 Vulnerable Road Users – School Children/Pedestrians
- 3 Vulnerable Road Users – Pedestrian Crossings
- 4 Vulnerable Road Users – Disabled
- 5 Vulnerable Road Users – Animals
- 6 Theory Test Practice – Vulnerable Road Users – Mock Test 1
- 7 Theory Test Practice – Vulnerable Road Users – Mock Test 2
- 8 Theory Test Practice – Vulnerable Road Users – Mock Test 3
- 9 Useful Resources
Theory Test Practice – Vulnerable Road Users
When it comes to training for your theory test, the ‘Vulnerable Road Users’. This section of your theory training will explore who are vulnerable road users, and how to keep other road users safe.
You should plan your studies and prepare for your training using our guide. For a thorough in-depth plan, you can visit our online theory course here. The main topics on this part of the exam include:
- Vulnerable Road Users
- Pedestrian Crossings
- Disabled & Blind/Deaf road users
- Animals in the Road
Vulnerable Road Users – School Children/Pedestrians
Pedestrians can be hazardous especially when they are walking on the roadside or crossing the road. Pedestrians are more vulnerable as they have no protection if they are involved in a roadside collision. Hundreds of pedestrians are involved in accidents on the road every month, so it is really important to be vigilant when out driving.
Some pedestrians are more vulnerable than others. Children, the disabled and the elderly can be more vulnerable as it takes them longer to cross the road, they may become confused with road signs and road markings and may not know the rules of the road.
Be sure to take extra care when turning into side roads, at roadworks where pedestrians are forced to use the road, and in country lanes where there are no pavements for them to use.
School buses and coaches often stop in places that are not bus stops. You should expect a school bus or coach to stop at any given time to drop off and pick up new passengers. School buses and coaches display the sign on the right to inform you that they are a school bus. You should anticipate these buses when passing them as children could step out in front of the bus to cross the road. You should drive slow and pass wide.
Vulnerable Road Users – Pedestrian Crossings
Pedestrian crossings can be found in most urban and non-built up areas. Be sure to look out for road signs that inform you that you are approaching a pedestrian crossing. There are many types of pedestrian crossings, be sure to visit section: Attitude for more information on the different types of crossings.
You must not park on or near a pedestrian crossing, and you should not overtake on the approach to one. Slow down and always be prepared to stop at pedestrian crossings.
Vulnerable Road Users – Disabled
Blind pedestrians may be accompanied by a blind dog. Be sure to not frighten the dog by revving your engine and rushing to a stop. Sometimes, blind pedestrians may be holding a white stick – which indicates that they are blind.
A pedestrian who is hard of hearing may have a dog with them that is wearing a yellow or burgundy coloured coat.
A pedestrian who is both deaf and blind may be holding a white stick with a red band. They may also have a dog that has a red and white checked harness.
Vulnerable Road Users – Animals
Horses and other animals can be unpredictable. Be sure to not to frighten them with loud engine noises or the horn, as they may become startled. You should stay well back, go very slowly and pass wide. You should stop if it’s necessary or the situation needs it.
At roundabouts, horses may keep left even though they are turning right. Be sure to hold back and allow them to turn safely. Animals can cause lots of problems for motorists, especially in the summer months. You should avoid stopping in an emergency for smaller animals as you could put human life at risk. It is really important to make sure you know who and what is following behind you at all times.
Theory Test Practice – Vulnerable Road Users – Mock Test 1
Theory Test Practice – Vulnerable Road Users – Mock Test 2
Theory Test Practice – Vulnerable Road Users – Mock Test 3
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