Which vehicle is most likely to be affected by side winds?
Explanation: You should be aware that motorcyclists are likely to be affected by side wind and can be blown into your path.
Which vehicle is affected by side winds?
A strong gust of wind can blow you off course. Watch out for other road users who are particularly likely to be affected, such as cyclists, motorcyclists, high-sided lorries and vehicles towing trailers.
Do side winds affect heavy vehicles?
#4 In side winds, steer in the opposite direction
For drivers, side winds are likely the most frightening, as they can make your vehicle skid laterally– and, if they are high enough, give you the sensation you are fighting with your car to stay on the road.
Where are you most likely to be affected by crosswinds?
Crosswinds are most likely to affect cyclists, motorcyclists, high-sided vehicles and drivers towing caravans or trailers. When towing a caravan you should use extended-arm side mirrors.
What will happen to your car when driving up a steep hill?
Explanation: The engine will need more power to pull the vehicle up the hill. When approaching a steep hill you should select a lower gear to help maintain your speed. You should do this without hesitation, so that you don’t lose too much speed before engaging the lower gear.
What should you do when parking your vehicle facing downhill?
Explanation: Turning the wheels towards the kerb will allow them to act as a chock, preventing any forward movement of the vehicle. It will also help to leave your car in gear, or select ‘Park’ if you have an automatic.
What would suggest you’re driving on an icy road?
Explanation: Drive extremely carefully when the roads are icy. When travelling on ice, tyres make virtually no noise and the steering feels light and unresponsive. In icy conditions, be very gentle when braking, accelerating and steering.
What will help you move off on a snowy surface?
Explanation: If you attempt to move off in a low gear, there will be more torque (turning force) at the driven wheels than if you use a higher gear. More torque makes it easier for the tyres to lose grip and so spin the wheels.
Which vehicles are most affected by wind?
High winds predominantly affect:
- Drivers of high-sided heavy vehicles, including buses (more so if they or their trailers are empty)
- Vehicles towing caravans or high-sided light trailers.
At what wind speed should you not drive?
A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph or higher or gusts of wind 58 mph or higher are expected. These conditions will make driving very difficult. All drivers should refrain from driving, especially those with larger vehicles.
What must you do if your vehicle is caught by a strong side wind?
What must you do if your vehicle is caught by a strong side wind? Reduce speed. Steer against the wine. When can strong side wind be particularly dangerous?