If you have been studying for your theory, you may have come across several mystifying terms that have baffled you. In fact, it is very common for pupils to admit to failing their theory test due to coming across an unfamiliar term in one of the questions and being forced to guess the answers.
Give yourself the advantage and brush up on your Driving Theory terminology:
ABS: Anti-Lock Braking System. This is a system designed to help the driver maintain control over their vehicle by improving the ability to steer whilst skidding.
Crosswind: This is a term used to refer to wind that comes at the driver from the side, rather than in front or behind. Those most in danger of crosswinds will by cyclists, motorcycle riders and high-topped vehicles such as lorries.
Aquaplaning: This refers to when a car is driving on a wet road surface, and the driver begins to skid due to the surface water. This is most often characterised by light steering.
Catalytic Converter: This is a device fitted to the exhaust of a car that helps reduce pollution by turning dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide into less harmful ones.
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Safe driving from Britannia!