|SECTION A: THE ENVIRONMENT|
|Q1||Air quality in the UK has been improving for many years and is forecast to go on improving into the millennium. True or false?
|Q2||What fraction of total carbon dioxide emissions comes from transport sources?
a) more than 95%
|Q3||Which of these is the most important greenhouse gas?
|Q4||The particulate emissions from one diesel engined bus are equivalent to
a) 8 cars
|Q5||Emissions of NOx gases (per km) from one diesel engined bus are equivalent to
a) 9 cars
|Q6||How does pollution in the home compare with city smog?
a) city smog is 100 times more polluted than air in the average home
|Q7||According to reports from the National Asthma Council and the British Allergy Foundation, rising asthma levels are due to
a) transport emissions
|Q8||The most carcinogenic chemical known, 3-nitrobenzanthrone, is found in the exhaust emissions of which vehicles?
|Q9||How does private and public transport compare on primary energy consumption and space usage?
a) Public Transport Modern car Prime Energy Usage 1.6 1 Public Space Usage 3 1 b) Public Transport Modern car Prime Energy Usage 1 1.6 Public Space Usage 1 3
|Q10||CFC, known to be bad for the urban environment, stands for
|Q11||Which of the following will NOT make any difference to the Kyoto Accord limits for emissions?
a) using gallium nitride (semiconductor) illumination for traffic lights
|SECTION B: ROAD SAFETY|
|Q12||According to official statistics (TRL 323), excessive speed is responsible for what percentage of road traffic accidents?
|Q13||Which March 1999 publication featured the following on page 18?|
"Speed cameras at the moment have their limitations but when these can be overcome they will be a sure winner for raising revenue."
a) 'On The Road', published by the Association of British Drivers
|Q14||What percentage of adult pedestrian fatalities at night are drunk?
|Q15||According to Transport Research Laboratory report 323, which road user group is responsible for 84% of accidents which cause serious injury or death to a pedestrian?
a) car drivers
|Q16||According to Transport Research Laboratory report 352, what percentage change in accidents in Kent as a whole would result from a 10% diversion of traffic off the county's motorways due to introduction of motorway tolls?
a) 10% decrease in accidents overall
|Q17||A district Coroner in Suffolk has gone on record at inquest supporting the view that unrealistically slow speed limits contributed to deaths on Suffolk roads. True or false?
|Q18||If a legal blood alcohol limit of zero was introduced, which of the following could make you a criminal?
a) driving after taking Holy Communion at church on Sunday
|Q19||The stopping distances in the newly revised Highway Code most closely represent the braking performance of which car?
a) 993 Porsche 911 RS
|Q20||Which of the following causes more deaths per year than road traffic accidents?
a) accidents in the home
|SECTION C: ECONOMICS|
|Q21||When you spend £10 on unleaded petrol, how much goes straight to the government in taxes and duty?
|Q22||Using your answer to Q21 (or otherwise) what is the overall rate of tax on unleaded petrol?
a) over 5%
|Q23||Buildings emit twice as much carbon dioxide as all transport sources. The taxation rate on fuel used to heat buildings is
|Q24||What proportion of total government spending comes from transport taxes?
a) £1 in every £8000
|Q25||Following the latest rise in vehicle excise duty for lorries and the increase in diesel fuel duty, how many transport jobs are predicted to be lost by 2002?
|Q26||In an average town, how much money is raised by fines from 'speeding' drivers each year?
|Q27||Match the following crimes with the correct penalty, and so decide which sentence was handed out to the speeding motorist in iv).|
i) theft from a shop a) large fine and driving ban ii) criminal damage b) bound over for 12 months iii) assaulting a police officer c) caution from senior officer iv) speeding on a motorway d) community service order
|Q28||Which operation is about to hit drivers in Lancashire?
a) appendectomy (removal of appendix)
|Q29||Which organisation has been working hard on behalf of the motorist recently?
a) Friends of the Earth
|Q30||How do I contact the Association of British Drivers?
a) telephone 07000-781544
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