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Welcome to the Five Minute Theory Podcast. As always, I am your splendid host Terry Cook of TCDrive, and I'm delighted that you have chosen to listen and I'm delighted to be here to give you some wisdom by giving you bite sized chunks of theory goodness to help you pass your theory test. Hopefully first time. And today we're going to be diving into specific theory test questions around country roads and what can be coming towards you.
But before we dive into that, just a quick reminder that at the end of the episode I will be giving you my recommended resource of the week and you can find all these resources over at www.tcdrive.co.uk. Go into the blog section and you can find the blogs for these episodes with links to the resources over there, or you can find them in the show notes themselves for this episode.
But on the to today's Theory test question, it's a specific one that comes up on the practice apps. So, you're on a country road, what should you expect to see coming towards you on your side of the road? That's the question. You're on a country road, what should you expect to see coming towards you on your side of the road?
A - Motorcycles
B - Bicycles,
C - Pedestrians
D - Horse riders
I don't like this question. I think it's a little bit daft in the sense of all of them could be coming towards you. I think the word there is expect isn't necessarily the best word. You wouldn't expect to see any of them, but you might anticipate all of them. However, the questions driving at something specific and to get to that specific point, we need to look at them.
So, when you think of motorcycles, motorcycles generally are going to be going the same direction as you, so they shouldn't be coming towards you on your side of the road. Now admittedly they could be driving on the wrong side for some reason, like there's a parked vehicle they have to go around or something like that, but they shouldn't be, so we shouldn't expect them to be, even though potentially we should anticipate. Same with bicycles. Now, bicycles, again, they should be going in the same direction on your side of the road. Then we're going to skip down to horse riders. Same again, they should be going on your side of the road, same direction as you. And the question specifically asks what should you expect to see coming towards you on your side of the road? Well, pedestrians, the Highway Code states that pedestrians should walk towards oncoming traffic.
So, if we're on that country road and there's no pavement and they're walking in the road, they should be on your side of the road walking towards you. Now, they do this so that pedestrians have a better view of what's coming up. We can see them, they can see us. That's the big kind of goal around it. Ideally, when they see you coming, what they'll do is, if they can, they'll step to the side, and by step into the side, that gives you time to come round. But what you'll probably have to do is slow down a bit, hold back and give them opportunity to move across or wait until there's a safe space to go around. You may even have to stop. If you have to stop, you have to stop. You're not allowed to run people over and you're not allowed to crash into other vehicles, so you may have to stop until the situation clears.
However, going back to this theory test question: you're on a country road, what should you expect to see coming towards you on your side of the road? Motorcycles shouldn't be there, so we shouldn't expect it. Bicycles shouldn't be there, so we shouldn't expect it. Horse riders shouldn't be there, so we shouldn't expect it. But pedestrians are encouraged to walk towards oncoming traffic for the reasons we've just discussed. So hopefully that covers that question for you. It's one that gets asked a lot by my learners, ones that they're not sure about, so hopefully that covers that for you.
And let's take a quick look now at this week's Resource of the Week. One that's recommended for me and it's one that you may guess I'm going to recommend, it’s my very own Five Minute Theory training course. So, there's a training course called the Five Minute Theory Training Course and it's full of videos that cover all of the theory test side of it. So, there's over 40 training videos in there. They are usually less than five minutes that take you through all the rules of the road, pretty much everything you need to know to pass that theory test. All the stuff in there, so go check it out. The best place to find that is at www.tcdrive.co.uk. Or if you go to the Show Notes, you can find a link to take you straight there. So it's a Five Minute Theory training course, over 40 training videos, and it's a brilliant accompaniment to these podcasts as well.
So, I hope that you are enjoying season Four of The Five Minute Theory Podcast. I hope that you find in the episodes useful, I hope that you find in these resources useful and checking them out. Make sure that if you got any questions yourself, you take a moment and you can go and send them in. You can contact me on social media or via email. But for now, it's stay safe and drive safer.
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