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PRINTABLE TEST (answers on the bottom of the page)
Test Type: Large Vehicle - Braking systems
Number of Questions: 10
Pass Mark: 10

1) What could prevent air pressure building up in an air brake system
in cold frosty weather?

2) The brake air pressure warning light comes on whilst driving.
You should

3) A system for controlling the vehicle's speed without using the footbrake is

4) When using an independent endurance brake (retarder) on slippery roads,
you should take care to avoid

5) You are driving a vehicle not fitted with antilock brakes.
How can 'wheel lock' be controlled during heavy braking?

6) 'Brake fade' is a loss of effectiveness of the brakes, caused by their continuous use.
When would this be most likely to happen?

7) You are stationary. The air brake pressure warning light comes on.
Why should you NOT release the parking brake?

8) A lorry is overtaking you on a two-lane motorway.
It does not have the speed to get past. What should you do?

9) Coasting downhill could seriously affect the correct working of the

10) To prevent 'brake fade' you should
2 answers required

1. d
2. a
3. b
4. b
5. b
6. b
7. c
8. b
9. a
10. a,c

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