|Driving licence theory exam||Budapest: 2017-08-28 11:23|
|Buenos Aires: 2017-08-28 06:23|
Praha: 2017-08-28 11:23
One part of obtaining my motorbike driving licence was to refresh my knowledge about the Hungarian driving rules (called: KRESZ). It's been some time when I did it for the car, but again I was ready for the second KRESZ exam of my life. The following question didn't come up during the challenge (I would know the right answer anyway), but it made me thinking during the preparations.
Read it, think about it - don't scroll down yet - before the correct answer would reveal itself. To add, Hungary uses the right side of driving, also the entry refers to the system here; it may be different in your country.
A closed group of adult pedestrians must obey which rule, while they're walking on a bridge?
- They must walk on the lefthand side of the road, after each other.
- They mustn't walk in a simultaneously paced manner.
- They must walk on the lefthand side of the road, in a closed formation.
The correct answer: They mustn't walk in simultaneously paced manner.
Why? If I'm not mistaken, this rule was created back in those days, when more military existence had been in the country and the infantry moved forward in a simultaneously paced manner; in plain words: was marching. And a closed group of people weighing many kilos with gears, walking forward in a paced manner could make a bridge swing, thus there would be a danger of breaking apart.
I have questions.
- in the Year of our Lord 2017, why does a Good Civil Citizen have to know this?
- how is this connected to his or her motorized vehicle theoretical knowledge?
- Must John Doe of the infantry, moving forward now with the group on the bridge know this rule? If so, what should he do now? If not, why did the sergeant lead the soldiers onto the bridge at the first place?
- in general one can say that bigger cities usually have safe bridges. This phenomena most likely can be valid only in rural, less developed and maintained cities, villages. If civil people walk in groups there and decided to march on a bridge (for fun, enjoying alcohol) - then what's the perchance they would be aware of the dangerous nature of this situation, even more so they're breaking the rules of KRESZ?
Why don't you lay down into Chicxulub - or for the better, with respecting your knowledge do evolve? What if the above and all the similar things would be simply thrown into the thrash, and instead you would create questions to solve real problems - explaining them twice, make them memorized three times?
Such as, primarily, but not exclusively:
- using the turn signals
A few weeks ago I was waiting in a bus stop and started to count: given a main road turning left, and a lesser priority road afront connects to it. Out of 30 gentle(wo)man drivers, only two used the turn signal before joined the main road. None of them knew or applied the rule that although the vehicle moves in a straight line forward, but crossing the center line is considered as changing direction; aka you must use the turn signal.
Probably isn't worth to mention the forgotten use of the signal even in everyday turning or changing lanes.
- pedestrians always have the right to cross the road, where the vehicle turns
Always, even if there's no crosswalk; and obviously it's allowed in general.
To visualize: P is the pedestrian, C is the turning car. The car must stop at Point X and wait until the pedestrian crossed the street.Its statistics is a tragedy similarwise, especially because not knowing this rule can't only cause financial damages but almost certain personal injuries too. The gentle(wo)man drivers in default believe if they follow a main road, they have the right all and every times. The short answer: not.
──────┐ C ┌───
- roads with equal rights
Just because the gentle(wo)man drivers are on a by feeling wide road of good quality, and the crossing street by feeling seems to be narrower and less quality - they still don't have the right to pass. They have that only, if a traffic sign makes the other vehicles on the other road yield. Until then: right-hand rule.
- using the mirrors AND turning the head BEFORE changing directions (even before using the turn signal)
While trampled shoes are annoying but not life-threatening, not following this psychomotor rule it is. Many accidents could (have) be(en) avoided if the gentle(wo)man drivers would have been aware of this: moving the head and wander the attention continuously.
- primarily toward the outside
a vehicle isn't a moving phone booth, a mobile restaurant, dancefloor - but a transportation device.
Other. I've been searching likewise serious statistics as the World Cup, about what percentage of the new drivers are responsible for the accidents and what percent of the experienced ones. According to my preemptive opinion, the latter group will appear more times. Not the jittering slowbies (that's neither good, but defensive driving is safer in general), but theWho, if not me?!?!armchair racers:
- I have a driving licence for x years, nobody tells me how to drive!!!
- I've been living in the neighborhood for x years, I know the traffic with closed eyes!!!
- and so on
Wondering - in theory - also, if it's obligatory to repeat the medical tests each 10 years, why can't be the same done with theory exam too? Especially because in 10 years the rules change 2-3 times in average - not to mention if the gentle(wo)man driver doesn't even know or learned properly the previous rules.Which isn't impossible. It's not only his or her responsibility, but the deliberately overphrased legalese rules controlling everyday life.Those who can afford a car, they can pay 4 600HUF/17.8USD exam fee every 10 years.
Indeed talented drivers will pass the exam without difficulties.
Then the country debts would be paid back in no time, along with making the public safety better; not from some disappeared pension money.