Should drivers have to redo tests to renew licences?
SHOULD drivers have to resit written or practical tests every five or 10 years to renew their licences?
The suggestion was made by Fraser Coast Chronicle readers after hearing the State Government's plans to make changes to the driving test to put more emphasis on high-risk manoeuvres such as turning into oncoming traffic and merging at high speeds.
Also, drivers aged over 75 will have to obtain a medical certificate every 12 months but will not be required to resit their practical test.
How well do you know the road rules?
For many of us, it's been decades since we sat the written driving test.
Try some of the sample questions below taken from the Queensland Department of Transport's practice road rules exam to test your knowledge.
The answers are at the end of the story.
If you want to take the full practice test, visit https://www.service.transport.qld.gov.au/rrtexternal/SelectExam.jsp.
What distance are you allowed to drive in a special purpose lane, not being a bicycle lane, when entering or leaving a road?
Not at all
You are driving Vehicle A. You must give way to:
Vehicles D and C
Vehicles B and C
Vehicles B and D
Which vehicle must give way?
This sign means?
Road ends - turn around
Sharp bend to the right
U turns allowed
You must turn right
You can do a U-turn at an intersection with traffic lights:
Between 9pm and 6am
If there is no oncoming traffic
Only when there is U-turn permitted sign
If the traffic lights are green
When driving at night with your headlights on high beam, when must you dip your headlights?
Only when another vehicle is approaching you from the opposite direction and is within 50 metres
You never need to dip your headlights
Within 200m of another vehicle either approaching you or travelling away from you
Within 3m when approaching another vehicle from either the opposite direction or from behind
You are the driver of Vehicle A which is parked. You want to move from the side of the road into a line of traffic, you must indicate -
For 3 seconds and give way to all traffic
For 5 seconds and give way to all traffic
For one second and give way to all traffic
Only if there is traffic coming
Are two cyclists allowed to ride side by side on the road?
Yes, so long as they are more than 2m apart
Yes, so long as they are not over 1.5m apart
You are driving a motor vehicle towards a marked multi-lane roundabout. You want to travel straight on through the roundabout to the road opposite. What lane must you take?
You may enter and leave the roundabout in either lane
You must enter and leave the roundabout in the right lane
Move to the left lane before the roundabout then leave by the right lane
You must enter and leave the roundabout in the left lane
In what order should the vehicles go through the roundabout? (Vehicle A and Vehicle C are travelling straight ahead.)
Vehicles B, A, then C
Vehicles B, C, then A
Vehicles A, B, then C
Vehicles C, A, then B
Answer 1: 100m
Answer 2: Vehicles B and C
Answer 3: Vehicle B
Answer 4: Sharp bend to the right
Answer 5: Only when there is U-turn permitted sign
Answer 6: Within 200m of another vehicle either approaching you or travelling away from you
Answer 7: For 5 seconds and give way to all traffic
Answer 8: Yes, so long as they are not over 1.5m apart
Answer 9: You may enter and leave the roundabout in either lane
Answer 10: Vehicles B, A, then C