Driver's licence theory

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1. Introduction

In the introduction you will learn some of the basic traffic rules and most commonly used terms. This will help you understand the rest of the theory in the best possible way.

2. The car

To become a good driver, you need to know which factors and forces affect a vehicle's driving characteristics. You also need to have some knowledge of how a car is built and how it works. You should, for example, know what you need to check and fix yourself and when you need to leave the car at a workshop.

3. People

When driving, understanding yourself and other people is just as important as knowing traffic rules and regulations. You should know why we make the decisions we make and how, for example, stress, peer pressure, fatigue and alcohol can lead us to do things we did not plan or think we would ever do.

4. The environment

A car is a burden on both the environment and your personal finances, but for many people it is a necessity. To minimise its impact, you must learn to drive economically, in an eco-friendly manner, and to take care it in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

5. Driving in towns and cities

You need to learn quite a few traffic rules in order to drive safely in densely built-up areas . For example, you need to know where you can stop and park, where and when overtaking is allowed and when you have to give way to other vehicles. You also need to know what you can do to increase the safety of unprotected road users.

6. Driving on country roads

Country roads are all roads situated outside densely built-up areas. Speeds on country roads are usually high, so it is important that you know which rules apply and what hazards exist. For example, you must know when you are allowed to drive on a hard shoulder, how to exit a motorway safely and when the risk of becoming speed blind is the greatest.

7. Darkness and slippery conditions

Driving in the dark or on slippery roads is associated with increased risks. To minimise these risks, you need to learn how to use the car's lights properly and understand where and when there is a risk of a road being slippery. It is also important to understand and respect the car's limitations in slippery conditions.

8. Accidents

Traffic accidents are one of the downsides of road transport. To reduce the risk of being involved in an accident, you need to know where and when the risks of accidents are greatest. You also need to know what obligations you have in case of an accident and how you can best help someone who has been injured in an accident.

9. Numbers and statistics

Much of the driver's licence theory is about numbers and statistics. You do not need to know the exact numbers to pass the theory test, but you should know them roughly. In this chapter we have compiled the most important numbers and statistics from the other chapters.

10. The driving test

The driving test consists of two parts: a theory test and a practical driving test. The two tests are booked at the same time and taken on the same day, or on days close together. To increase your chances of passing the test, you should know how to prepare, how the tests work and how you are assessed.

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