Nz Road Code Test 2

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  • 1. 

    You are driving on a country road at night when your vehicle headlights suddenly go out. what is the safest thing to do?  

    • A.

      Slow down and drive on the far left side of far left side of the road

    • B.

      Slow down, move off the road gradually, stop and turn your vehicle hazard lights on

    • C.

      Carry on driving to the nearest garage with your vehicle's interior lights on

    • D.

      Carry on driving to the nearest garage with your vehicle hazard lights on

    Correct Answer
    B. Slow down, move off the road gradually, stop and turn your vehicle hazard lights on
    Explanation
    When your vehicle headlights suddenly go out at night, it is important to prioritize safety. The safest thing to do is to slow down, move off the road gradually, and stop. By doing so, you reduce the risk of being hit by other vehicles on the road. Additionally, turning on your vehicle hazard lights will alert other drivers to your presence and indicate that there is an issue with your vehicle. This will help prevent accidents and ensure your safety while waiting for assistance or resolving the issue.

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  • 2. 

    What is the maximum legal speed for a car towing a trailer on the open road?

    • A.

      70km/h

    • B.

      80km/h

    • C.

      90km/h

    • D.

      100km/h

    Correct Answer
    C. 90km/h
    Explanation
    The maximum legal speed for a car towing a trailer on the open road is 90km/h. This speed limit is typically set to ensure the safety of both the driver and other road users. Towing a trailer can affect the stability and handling of a vehicle, so a lower speed limit is imposed to allow for better control and maneuverability. It is important for drivers to adhere to this speed limit to minimize the risk of accidents and maintain road safety.

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  • 3. 

    What should you do when you are coming up traffic signals and the signals change from green to yellow? 

    • A.

      Speed up before the light changes to red

    • B.

      Stop even if it means stopping in the middle of the intersection

    • C.

      Turn hard to the left and stop around the corner

    • D.

      Stop at the signal if you can do safely

    Correct Answer
    D. Stop at the signal if you can do safely
    Explanation
    When the traffic signals change from green to yellow, the correct action is to stop at the signal if it can be done safely. This means that if you have enough time and space to come to a stop before reaching the intersection, you should do so. It is important to follow traffic rules and regulations to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.

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  • 4. 

    Want is the minimum depth of tread you must have on the tyres of your vehicle?

    • A.

      2.0mm

    • B.

      1.5mm

    • C.

      1.0mm

    • D.

      0.5mm

    Correct Answer
    B. 1.5mm
    Explanation
    The minimum depth of tread required on the tyres of a vehicle is 1.5mm. This is necessary to ensure proper traction and grip on the road surface, especially in wet or slippery conditions. Tread depth is important for dispersing water and maintaining contact with the road, reducing the risk of skidding or hydroplaning. A depth of 1.5mm provides a sufficient amount of tread to maintain safety and performance while driving.

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  • 5. 

    When must you always dip your vehicle headlights?

    • A.

      When following other vehicles

    • B.

      In a tunnel

    • C.

      On a motorway

    • D.

      When coming up to a railway level crossing

    Correct Answer
    A. When following other vehicles
    Explanation
    It is important to dip your vehicle headlights when following other vehicles to avoid dazzling the driver in front. Dipping the headlights reduces the intensity of the light beam, preventing it from directly shining into the rearview mirror or the eyes of the driver ahead. This ensures clear visibility for both drivers and reduces the risk of accidents caused by impaired vision.

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  • 6. 

    To help you from being blinded by the headlights of an oncoming vehicle, you should:

    • A.

      Turn the headlights of your vehicle off for a short time

    • B.

      Slow down and if you cannot see, stop

    • C.

      Turn the headlights of your vehicle onto high beam

    • D.

      Watch the headlights of the oncoming vehicle to help you see where you are on the road

    Correct Answer
    B. Slow down and if you cannot see, stop
    Explanation
    To avoid being blinded by the headlights of an oncoming vehicle, it is recommended to slow down and, if necessary, come to a complete stop. This allows your eyes to adjust and regain focus, preventing temporary blindness. Continuing to drive without proper visibility can be dangerous and increase the risk of accidents.

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  • 7. 

    What is the speed limit for vehicles passing a school bus that has stopped to let children on or off?

    • A.

      20km/h

    • B.

      30km/h

    • C.

      40km/h

    • D.

      50km/h

    Correct Answer
    A. 20km/h
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 20km/h. When a school bus has stopped to let children on or off, the speed limit for vehicles passing the bus is reduced to 20km/h. This is to ensure the safety of the children who are crossing the road and to prevent any accidents or injuries. It is important for drivers to be cautious and adhere to this lower speed limit to protect the lives of the children and avoid any potential dangers.

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  • 8. 

    What must you do if you want to turn right at traffic signals where a green light is showing?  

    • A.

      Push your way through the vehicles coming towards you

    • B.

      Give way to vehicles coming towards you

    • C.

      Wait until the lights change to red and then turn quickly

    • D.

      Turn at once as the vehicles coming towards you will be stopped

    Correct Answer
    D. Turn at once as the vehicles coming towards you will be stopped
    Explanation
    When the traffic signal is showing a green light, it indicates that it is safe to proceed. However, it is important to note that vehicles coming towards you may still have the right of way. Therefore, you should give way to these vehicles before turning right. The correct answer suggests that you should turn at once, assuming that the vehicles coming towards you will be stopped. However, this assumption may not always be true, as there could be vehicles that have the right of way or emergency vehicles that are exempt from traffic signals.

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  • 9. 

    You may park your vehicle over a fire plug if you: 

    • A.

      Leave your keys in your vehicle

    • B.

      Leave a note on the vehicle saying "Back Soon"

    • C.

      Have someone stay with the vehicle who can move it

    • D.

      Will not be away from the vehicle for more than 5 minutes

    Correct Answer
    C. Have someone stay with the vehicle who can move it
    Explanation
    Parking over a fire plug is generally prohibited as it blocks access to the fire hydrant in case of an emergency. However, if someone stays with the vehicle who can move it if needed, it ensures that the fire hydrant remains accessible at all times. This allows emergency responders to quickly access the hydrant if necessary, making it the only acceptable option among the given choices.

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  • 10. 

    What should you do when parking your vehicle next to the kerb when facing down a steep hill? 

    • A.

      Leave the front wheels of your vehicle straight ahead

    • B.

      Turn the front wheels of your vehicle towards the kerb

    • C.

      Turn the front wheels of your vehicle away from the kerb

    • D.

      Run the front and back wheels of your vehicle hard against the kerb

    Correct Answer
    B. Turn the front wheels of your vehicle towards the kerb
    Explanation
    When parking your vehicle next to the curb when facing down a steep hill, it is important to turn the front wheels of your vehicle towards the curb. This is done in order to prevent the vehicle from rolling into traffic if the parking brake fails. By turning the wheels towards the curb, the vehicle will roll into the curb instead of into the road, providing an extra level of safety.

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  • 11. 

    What should you do if you are driving and become sleepy?

    • A.

      Drive on the far left side of the road

    • B.

      Move off to the left of the road and have a rest

    • C.

      Speed up so that you can get home quickly

    • D.

      Keep on driving but use a lower gear

    Correct Answer
    B. Move off to the left of the road and have a rest
    Explanation
    If you are driving and become sleepy, it is important to prioritize safety. Moving off to the left of the road and having a rest is the correct answer because it allows you to take a break and rest until you are no longer sleepy. This helps to prevent accidents and ensures the safety of yourself and other road users. Driving on the far left side of the road, speeding up, or continuing to drive but using a lower gear are not safe options and can increase the risk of accidents.

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  • 12. 

    What must you do when you come up to a red light showing at traffic signals?

    • A.

      Stop and wait until it changes to a green light

    • B.

      Stop and then go on carefully

    • C.

      Go on slowly if no other traffic is coming

    • D.

      Stop only if other vehicles are coming from the right

    Correct Answer
    A. Stop and wait until it changes to a green light
    Explanation
    When you come up to a red light showing at traffic signals, you must stop and wait until it changes to a green light. This is because a red light indicates that you must come to a complete stop and wait for the light to change before proceeding. It is important to follow traffic signals to ensure the safety of yourself and others on the road.

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  • 13. 

    What must you do when you see 2 red lights flashing outside a fire station? 

    • A.

      Slow down and drive on carefully if the way is clear

    • B.

      Slow down and stop if any other vehicle is coming

    • C.

      Slow down to 20km/h

    • D.

      Stop until the lights stop flashing

    Correct Answer
    D. Stop until the lights stop flashing
    Explanation
    When you see 2 red lights flashing outside a fire station, you must stop until the lights stop flashing. This is because the flashing red lights indicate that there is an emergency situation and the fire station vehicles may be exiting the station. Stopping allows them to safely leave the station without any obstruction. Once the lights stop flashing, you can proceed with caution if the way is clear.

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  • 14. 

    You are driving at night and see a vehicle coming towards you with its headlights on high beam. Where should you look?

    • A.

      At the vehicle coming toward you

    • B.

      At the centre of the road

    • C.

      At the left side of the road

    • D.

      At the right side of the road

    Correct Answer
    C. At the left side of the road
    Explanation
    When a vehicle is approaching with its headlights on high beam, it can be blinding and make it difficult to see the road ahead. By looking at the left side of the road, you can avoid the direct glare of the headlights and still have some visibility of the road markings and any potential hazards. This allows you to maintain better control of your own vehicle and reduces the risk of being temporarily blinded by the oncoming vehicle's lights.

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  • 15. 

    This sign means that: 

    • A.

      You may stop your vehicle if there are no buses coming

    • B.

      You may stop your vehicle between 6pm and 8pm except on Fridays and Saturdays

    • C.

      You may stop your vehicle if someone stays with it

    • D.

      You may not stop your vehicle at any time

    Correct Answer
    D. You may not stop your vehicle at any time
    Explanation
    This sign indicates that you are not allowed to stop your vehicle at any time. This means that regardless of the circumstances, you are prohibited from stopping your vehicle when you see this sign.

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  • 16. 

    What should you do if the vehicle behind you starts to pass you?

    • A.

      Move over to the right so that they cannot pass

    • B.

      Speed up so that they will not need to pass

    • C.

      Signal for them to stay behind you because you think they are going too fast

    • D.

      Move as far to the left side of the road as is safe and do not speed up

    Correct Answer
    D. Move as far to the left side of the road as is safe and do not speed up
    Explanation
    If the vehicle behind you starts to pass you, the correct action to take is to move as far to the left side of the road as is safe and do not speed up. This allows the passing vehicle enough space to safely overtake you without any obstruction. Speeding up or signaling for them to stay behind is not recommended as it can lead to dangerous situations. Moving over to the right would actually block the passing vehicle's path, which is unsafe and against traffic regulations.

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  • 17. 

    What may you do at traffic signals if there is green arrow pointing to the right and a red light showing at the same time?

    • A.

      You may turn right

    • B.

      You may go straight ahead

    • C.

      You must stop until all lights turn green

    • D.

      You may turn left or right

    Correct Answer
    A. You may turn right
    Explanation
    If there is a green arrow pointing to the right and a red light showing at the same time, it means that you are allowed to turn right even though the other traffic is stopped. This is a specific signal indicating that you have the right of way to make a right turn.

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  • 18. 

    What does this sign mean? 

    • A.

      You may park your vehicle within the next 40 metres of the sign

    • B.

      You may park your vehicle for no longer than 40minutes

    • C.

      You may park your vehicle for longer than 40minutes of someone stays in it

    • D.

      You may not park your vehicles within the next 40 metres of the sign

    Correct Answer
    B. You may park your vehicle for no longer than 40minutes
    Explanation
    The sign indicates that you are allowed to park your vehicle, but only for a maximum duration of 40 minutes.

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  • 19. 

    What must you do if glass falls onto the road from your vehicle?

    • A.

      Sweep it up within 2 hours

    • B.

      Sweep it up straight away if you can do so safely

    • C.

      Sweep it up within 24 hours

    • D.

      Tell a police officer

    Correct Answer
    B. Sweep it up straight away if you can do so safely
    Explanation
    If glass falls onto the road from your vehicle, it is important to sweep it up straight away if you can do so safely. This is because broken glass on the road can pose a hazard to other road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles. By removing the glass immediately, you can help prevent accidents and injuries. It is crucial to prioritize the safety of others on the road and take prompt action to clean up any potential hazards.

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  • 20. 

    What should you do when following another vehicle in wet conditions?

    • A.

      Drive closer to the vehicle so that you can follow in its tracks

    • B.

      Drive with your vehicle handbrake on

    • C.

      Apply the 4 second rule

    • D.

      Apply the 2 second rule

    Correct Answer
    C. Apply the 4 second rule
    Explanation
    When following another vehicle in wet conditions, it is important to apply the 4 second rule. This means that you should maintain a distance of at least 4 seconds behind the vehicle in front of you. This allows for a safe braking distance in case of any sudden stops or emergencies. It also gives you enough time to react and adjust your speed accordingly to the changing conditions on the road. Driving closer to the vehicle or applying the 2 second rule may not provide sufficient time and space to react, increasing the risk of accidents.

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  • 21. 

    How close may you park your vehicle to an intersecton where no broken yellow lines have been marked? 

    • A.

      6m

    • B.

      5m

    • C.

      4m

    • D.

      3m

    Correct Answer
    A. 6m
    Explanation
    You may park your vehicle up to 6 meters away from an intersection where no broken yellow lines have been marked. This distance is important to ensure that your parked vehicle does not obstruct the view of other drivers or impede the flow of traffic near the intersection. By parking at a safe distance, you allow for better visibility and prevent potential accidents or traffic congestion.

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  • 22. 

    How close can you park your vehicle to the approach side of a pedestrian crossing where no broken yellow lines have been marked?

    • A.

      3m

    • B.

      4m

    • C.

      5m

    • D.

      6m

    Correct Answer
    D. 6m
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6m. When there are no broken yellow lines marked on the approach side of a pedestrian crossing, it is important to maintain a safe distance. Parking too close to the pedestrian crossing can obstruct the view for both pedestrians and drivers, potentially leading to accidents. By parking 6m away from the crossing, it allows for better visibility and ensures the safety of pedestrians and other road users.

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  • 23. 

    Who is responsible for making a child under 14 years use a safety belt or a safety seat in a vehicle? 

    • A.

      The child's parents

    • B.

      The driver of the vehicle

    • C.

      The owner of the vehicle

    • D.

      The child

    Correct Answer
    B. The driver of the vehicle
    Explanation
    The driver of the vehicle is responsible for making a child under 14 years use a safety belt or a safety seat. It is the driver's duty to ensure the safety of all passengers, especially children who are more vulnerable to injuries in case of an accident. The driver should enforce the use of safety belts or safety seats to protect the child and minimize the risk of harm.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following is correct? A police officer has the power to arrest you, if you:

    • A.

      Fail to supply your correct name and address

    • B.

      Have no warrant of fitness for your vehicle

    • C.

      Fail to signal a right turn

    • D.

      Fail to stop at a STOP sign

    Correct Answer
    A. Fail to supply your correct name and address
    Explanation
    A police officer has the power to arrest you if you fail to supply your correct name and address. This is because providing false information or refusing to provide identification can be considered obstructing justice or hindering a police investigation, which is a criminal offense in many jurisdictions.

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  • 25. 

    Which if the following must you do if you are the holder of any class of license?

    • A.

      Attend a defensive driving course

    • B.

      Sit the practical test again in 4 months

    • C.

      Get a new license every year

    • D.

      Carry your license with you at all times when driving

    Correct Answer
    D. Carry your license with you at all times when driving
    Explanation
    As the holder of any class of license, it is necessary to carry your license with you at all times when driving. This is important because it serves as proof that you are legally allowed to operate a vehicle. It also helps authorities to identify you and verify your credentials if needed. Failing to carry your license while driving may result in penalties or legal consequences. Therefore, it is crucial to always have your license on hand while driving.

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  • 26. 

    You are driving on a road with marked lanes and you are in the lane with an arrow showing a left turn only. You must: 

    • A.

      Drive straight ahead

    • B.

      Turn left

    • C.

      Turn right

    • D.

      Not signal

    Correct Answer
    B. Turn left
    Explanation
    If you are driving on a road with marked lanes and you are in the lane with an arrow showing a left turn only, you must turn left. The arrow indicates that this lane is designated for left turns only, so it is mandatory for you to follow the direction of the arrow and make a left turn.

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  • 27. 

    If you can do so safely, you may pass on the left at an intersection if:

    • A.

      You have the headlights of your vehicle turned on

    • B.

      The vehicle in front is signalling a left turn

    • C.

      The vehicle in front is signalling a right turn

    • D.

      The vehicle in front is going faster than the speed limit

    Correct Answer
    B. The vehicle in front is signalling a left turn
    Explanation
    If the vehicle in front is signaling a left turn, it indicates that they are planning to turn left at the intersection. This creates a safe opportunity for the driver behind to pass on the left side, as the vehicle in front will be moving away from their path. It is important to always check for other potential hazards and ensure it is safe to pass before doing so.

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  • 28. 

    When can you park your vehicle on the right hand side of the road?

    • A.

      In a two-way street

    • B.

      In a one-way street where you may park on both sides of the road

    • C.

      Up to 1 metre from an intersection

    • D.

      If you are not parked over a fire plug

    Correct Answer
    B. In a one-way street where you may park on both sides of the road
    Explanation
    You can park your vehicle on the right hand side of the road in a one-way street where you may park on both sides of the road. This means that if you are in a one-way street where parking is allowed on both sides, you can choose to park your vehicle on the right hand side.

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  • 29. 

    What is the meaning of a white diamond paitned on the road? 

    • A.

      There is a pedestrian crossing ahead

    • B.

      There is a school ahead

    • C.

      There are traffic signals ahead

    Correct Answer
    A. There is a pedestrian crossing ahead
    Explanation
    A white diamond painted on the road typically indicates the presence of a pedestrian crossing ahead. This is a common road marking used to alert drivers to be cautious and watch out for pedestrians crossing the road. It serves as a visual reminder to slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary.

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  • 30. 

    A vehicle should not send out visible smoke for more than:

    • A.

      3 seconds

    • B.

      5 seconds

    • C.

      8 seconds

    • D.

      10 seconds

    Correct Answer
    D. 10 seconds
    Explanation
    A vehicle should not send out visible smoke for more than 10 seconds. This is because excessive smoke emission indicates a problem with the vehicle's engine or exhaust system, such as a malfunctioning component or an issue with fuel combustion. Continuous smoke emission for a longer duration can contribute to air pollution and may be a sign of a more serious mechanical issue that requires immediate attention and repair.

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  • 31. 

    You wish to turn left at the intersection. Do you: 

    • A.

      Speed up and turn in front of the cyclist?

    • B.

      Sound the warning device to warn the cyclist?

    • C.

      Stay back until the cyclist has passed the intersection?

    • D.

      Keep driving to the next intersection?

    Correct Answer
    C. Stay back until the cyclist has passed the intersection?
    Explanation
    When you wish to turn left at an intersection and there is a cyclist present, it is important to prioritize their safety. Speeding up and turning in front of the cyclist can be dangerous and may cause an accident. Sounding the warning device is not necessary in this situation as it may startle the cyclist and potentially cause them to lose control. The best course of action is to stay back until the cyclist has passed the intersection, ensuring their safety before proceeding with the turn.

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  • 32. 

    You see a pedestrian carrying a white cane crossing the road. Do you:

    • A.

      Rev the engine to let them know that you are waiting?

    • B.

      Take extra care and allow them to cross the road in their own time?

    • C.

      Turn on the vehicle hazard lights and drive on?

    • D.

      Speed up and pass in front of them?

    Correct Answer
    B. Take extra care and allow them to cross the road in their own time?
    Explanation
    When you see a pedestrian carrying a white cane crossing the road, it is important to take extra care and allow them to cross the road in their own time. A white cane is typically used by individuals with visual impairments or blindness to navigate their surroundings. Revving the engine or speeding up can startle or confuse the pedestrian, potentially putting them in danger. Turning on hazard lights and driving on is also not appropriate as it does not prioritize the safety and well-being of the pedestrian. Therefore, the best course of action is to be patient, give them the right of way, and ensure their safe crossing.

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  • 33. 

    The "speed limit" means the:

    • A.

      Slowest speed you can drive in good conditions

    • B.

      Average speed you can drive in good conditions

    • C.

      Fastest speed you can drive in good conditions

    • D.

      Fastest speed you cand rive, except when overtaking

    Correct Answer
    C. Fastest speed you can drive in good conditions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fastest speed you can drive in good conditions." The term "speed limit" refers to the maximum speed that is allowed on a particular road or highway under normal driving conditions. It indicates the highest speed at which drivers are legally permitted to travel without exceeding the law.

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  • 34. 

    You are driving past a line of parked cars. You notice a ball bouncing out into the road ahead of you. Do you: 

    • A.

      Keep driving at the same speed?

    • B.

      Keep driving at the same speed and flash the vehicle's headlights?

    • C.

      Slow down and be prepared to stop for children?

    • D.

      Slow down and move to the right-hand side of the road?

    Correct Answer
    C. Slow down and be prepared to stop for children?
    Explanation
    When driving past a line of parked cars and seeing a ball bouncing out into the road ahead, it is important to slow down and be prepared to stop for children. The presence of a ball indicates that there may be children playing nearby, and they might run into the road unexpectedly. Slowing down and being prepared to stop allows the driver to react quickly and avoid any potential accidents or harm to the children.

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  • 35. 

    What does this sign means: 

    • A.

      Do not drive slower than 50 km/h

    • B.

      Do not drive faster than 50km/h

    • C.

      A rest area is 50 metres ahead

    • D.

      Do not stop for the next 50 metres

    Correct Answer
    B. Do not drive faster than 50km/h
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "do not drive faster than 50km/h." This sign indicates a speed limit and advises drivers not to exceed 50km/h while driving.

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