Part 3: Traffic signs and signals, Responsible traffic participation and environmentally conscious driving, Hazard perception
We have split the full day course into three parts. This allows you to stay focused and you can repeat specific parts if necessary. You can follow the parts independently and in any order. You will find the calender of all Part 3 Theory Courses at the buttom of this page.
Part 3 of the Online Car Theory Course consists of the first three chapters, namely Traffic signs and signals, Responsible traffic participation and environmentally conscious driving, Hazard perception.
7) Traffic signs and signals
In traffic you will soon encounter road signs, traffic signs and traffic lights. As a motorist you have to absorb and process this information very quickly. We are going to teach you here that there is a hierarchy of rules to follow or when they expire. For example, traffic lights go above road signs and again go above traffic rules (such as drivers giving way to drivers from the right). And yet there are traffic rules that continue to apply at traffic lights! This seems confusing, but we will explain this clearly for you so that you immediately know how to act on the theory exam and afterwards in the car. We take you by the hand and go through the most important traffic signs that the CBR expects to know from you. Finally, the traffic controllers will be discussed.
8) Responsible traffic participation and eco-safe driving
The CBR expects that you will drive after passing the theory exam as follows: defensively, socially and decisively. What they mean by that and how you should do this, we will teach you in this chapter. For example, did you know that 92% of accidents are caused by human error? Keeping the right distance and the theory behind it is tested by the CBR. In this chapter we will also teach you about the different types of roads that exist in the Netherlands and how you can quickly recognize them. Reducing the burden on the environment as little as possible also falls under responsible traffic participation and is very important to the CBR. Does low tire pressure affect your fuel consumption? What about a bicycle carrier? We conclude this chapter with maintenance and inspection of the car. We will help you quickly identify all dashboard lights.
3) Hazard perception
On the theory exam, the CBR tests whether you can act quickly and decisively in the car. You get 25 questions where you have to answer each question within 8 seconds: brake, let go of the accelerator or do nothing. Those 8 seconds pass very quickly, so it’s very important that we help you become a leader in hazard perception. With the explanation and assistance of our teachers, you will quickly examine the situation in the course: what are the road conditions? Am I driving at the right speed? Is there someone close behind me? By practicing this you quickly come to the conclusion: there is immediate danger (braking) there could be danger (release the accelerator) there is no danger (do nothing). After following the course you know that this part will not be a problem for you on the theory exam.
Calender Part 3