Theory questions - not multiple choice

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Theory questions - not multiple choice

Postby crr003 » Sun Apr 17, 2022 11:17 am

https://youtu.be/jJ2Jrz_aFaQ

For interest/kids/grandkids learning......

Nice format without the easy four options/guess answer style.

Bonus point for spotting the wrong answer.

Some more here:
https://youtu.be/-NW6PrC9h1g
Some of these are getting pretty obscure!

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Re: Theory questions - not multiple choice

Postby Strangely Brown » Sun Apr 17, 2022 2:42 pm

Hmmm... not sure any were particularly obscure.

ETA: Not sure which one you think has the wrong answer.
Could it be this one?

Their answer is, technically, wrong but it's a bit picky.

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Re: Theory questions - not multiple choice

Postby crr003 » Sun Apr 17, 2022 4:33 pm

Strangely Brown wrote:Hmmm... not sure any were particularly obscure.

ETA: Not sure which one you think has the wrong answer.
Could it be this one?

Their answer is, technically, wrong but it's a bit picky.

Technically wrong? It's wrong then! It's in the HC; don't need Know your traffic signs even.
And I like picky.

Obscure, I was thinking not many people would know the (mean air) speed of a mobility scooter, African or European. Or the maximum weight of a Cat B vehicle (although this was in part 1).
How many would know about turning the radio on for a tunnel?! That does need reading a book.
Some good questions and no lucky multiple choice escapes. Should go back to the old days of the Examiner asking questions on the practical test.

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Re: Theory questions - not multiple choice

Postby Horse » Sun Apr 17, 2022 5:28 pm

crr003 wrote:How many would know about turning the radio on for a tunnel?! That does need reading a book.


I only know of that as it was mentioned when the theory test was introduced.

IIRC, for getting traffic updates in long tunnels? :(
Your 'standard' is how you drive alone, not how you drive during a test.

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Re: Theory questions - not multiple choice

Postby crr003 » Sun Apr 17, 2022 7:28 pm

Horse wrote:
crr003 wrote:How many would know about turning the radio on for a tunnel?! That does need reading a book.


I only know of that as it was mentioned when the theory test was introduced.

IIRC, for getting traffic updates in long tunnels? :(

Yes, emergency stuff. This is interesting;
https://tunnelsmanual.piarc.org/en/equi ... ak-systems

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Re: Theory questions - not multiple choice

Postby Horse » Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:08 am

crr003 wrote:
Horse wrote:
crr003 wrote:How many would know about turning the radio on for a tunnel?! That does need reading a book.


I only know of that as it was mentioned when the theory test was introduced.

IIRC, for getting traffic updates in long tunnels? :(

Yes, emergency stuff. This is interesting;
https://tunnelsmanual.piarc.org/en/equi ... ak-systems


Thanks.

A quick Google found:
https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press ... the-tunnel

TfL commissions state-of-the-art communications system for the Rotherhithe Tunnel
06 June 2005
Work has begun to install a state-of-the-art integrated emergency communications system that will set a new standard in security, safety and convenience for users of the Rotherhithe Tunnel.
The innovative new generation solution will mean that drivers will be able to receive emergency information and advice through their car radios whilst in the 97 year old tunnel, from this time next year.

The Rotherhithe Tunnel is believed to be the first tunnel in the UK (and maybe in the world) to provide DAB, as well as FM, MW and LW, radio re-broadcast with emergency voice break-in.

The DAB voice break-in facility ensures future-proofing as digital radio replaces analogue and DAB vehicle radios become standard.[/i

https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/tunnels ... procedure/

[i]What to do before entering the Tunnel:
Turn on your radio
Your 'standard' is how you drive alone, not how you drive during a test.

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Re: Theory questions - not multiple choice

Postby sussex2 » Tue May 31, 2022 4:26 pm

There are so many tunnels where I live (17 on one regular journey) that the radio would need to be on all the time.
I rarely listen to music or radio when driving, have never liked it, doesn't aid concentration or enable relaxation.

A new phenomena has crept onto the roads hereabouts (NE Spain/France) since the removal of many tolls on motorways - middle lane dawdling.
It has become almost endemic despite a 200e fine if caught.

Perhaps it is due to people not used to the type of road deciding to use them now the tolls have gone (until they find another way of charging) and not understanding the signs used.

I now expect people to move to the centre lane of three when an exit approaches and so many people seem to do it.
What do you do when an ancient R5 sits at 60kph in the centre lane seemingly oblivious of people overtaking on both sides in frustration.
That said the standard of driving is generally high and at least the R5 (five cans as called locally - R4 is four cans - the very rare 2cv - two cans) is most likely to be driven well in the snow and ice.

BTW Vehicles registered in Andorra are exempt from all rules pertaining to mere mortals.


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