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Theory Test Accidents & Emergencies

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The theory test questions from the Accidents & Emergencies Category are at the bottom of the page.

Topics include:

First Aid: basic first aid and dealing with road accidents.

Warning Devices: knowing how to warn other road users of an accident.

Reporting Procedures: knowing how & when to call the emergency services & knowing when you must report road accidents.

Safety Regulations: understanding the warning signs and dangers for vehicles carrying hazardous loads.

Use Hazard Warning lights

When stopped and temporarily obstructing traffic.

When you slow down quickly on a motorway because of a hazard ahead.

First Aid

To stop bleeding without the aid of a bandage apply pressure to the wound and, if possible, raise it.

If an accident victim has a burn, you should try and cool it, with clean, cool, non-toxic liquid, for at least 10 minutes. If anything is stuck to the burn do not remove it.

You find an unconscious casualty. You should check their breathing for at least 10 seconds. Do this by placing your cheek over their mouth and nose (to feel for breath) and then looking to see if the chest rises.

If the casualty is breathing you should still check that their airway is clear.

If a casualty isn't breathing then chest compression should be given at a rate of 100 per minute. The correct depth to press is 4 to 5 centimeters.

When giving mouth to mouth resuscitation to a child you must breath into their mouth gently.

A person suffering from shock may be sweating and have pale grey skin.

An unconscious motorcyclist must only be moved if absolutely necessary, as moving them could worsen any injuries. Do not remove their helmet. Seek medical assistance straight away.

Any casualty with suspected back injuries should not be moved.

At any crash if you find an unconscious casualty your first priority is to check their breathing.

You must then:

Try and keep injured people:

Accident Scenes

If you arrive at a accident scene:

If you are in a collision that causes damage or injury to any other person, vehicle, animal or property then you must stop and give the following details to anyone who has reasonable grounds for requiring them.

If you cause damage to property and the property owner is not available then you must inform the police within 24 hours.

If you are involved in a road accident the police may ask to see your driving licence, insurance certificate, MOT certificate.

Long Tunnels

Level Crossings

If you breakdown on a level crossing:


When using an emergency telephone you will be asked:

Other Facts To Know

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