Transport in the UK trivia quiz

(Modals of obligation/ Transport vocab)

True or false?

1. If a car has seat belts, you must wear them.

2. If a bus has seat belts, you must wear them on the motorway.

3. Coaches are cheaper than trains.

4. Coaches are faster than trains.

5. An A road (e.g. the A31) is smaller than a motorway (e.g. the M25).

6. All streets have odd numbers up one side and even numbers up the other.

7. All streets are named after towns in Britain, like Oxford Street.

8. You can drive in the UK when you are 15.

9. The UK is the only country where people drive on the left.

10. You have to wear a helmet to ride a motorbike.

11. You must pass a test to ride a bicycle on an A road.

12. At a junction, the car turning left has priority.

13. If a car is turning into a street, someone walking across it can go first.

14. Cars with 3 wheels can be driven with a motorcycle license.

15. A big red L on the back means ‘Lorry’.

16. The maximum speed in a town is 20 or 30 mph.

17. The maximum speed on a motorway is 100 mph.

18. Hitchhiking is illegal in England, but not Scotland.

19. A black cab is cheaper than a radio taxi.

20. You can have 7 people in a black cab.

21. If you ask a policeman for directions, you should give him a small tip.

22. BMW, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Lotus, Aston Martin and Rover are all British.

23. However, they are all owned by foreign companies.

24. You can drink 3 pints of beer and drive.

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4 Responses to Transport in the UK trivia quiz

  1. Laura Sanchez says:

    Good evening, where can I find the answers for these statements?

  2. alexcase says:

    1. If a car has seat belts, you must wear them. – true

    2. If a bus has seat belts, you must wear them on the motorway. – false

    3. Coaches are cheaper than trains. – true

    4. Coaches are faster than trains. – false

    5. An A road (e.g. the A31) is smaller than a motorway (e.g. the M25). – true

    6. All streets have odd numbers up one side and even numbers up the other. – false (though most do)

    7. All streets are named after towns in Britain, like Oxford Street. – false (though many are)

    8. You can drive in the UK when you are 15. – false (17 with a provisional license, 18 with a full license)

    9. The UK is the only country where people drive on the left. – false (many people elsewhere do)

    10. You have to wear a helmet to ride a motorbike. – true

    11. You must pass a test to ride a bicycle on an A road. – false

    12. At a junction, the car turning left has priority. – false (unlike in some other countries like France, the cars on the road being turned into have priority)

    13. If a car is turning into a street, someone walking across it can go first. – true

    14. Cars with 3 wheels can be driven with a motorcycle license. – true (though there are some other restrictions such as engine size to make that possible)

    15. A big red L on the back means ‘Lorry’. -false (it means “learner”)

    16. The maximum speed in a town is 20 or 30 mph. – false (other speeds such as 15mph are possible)

    17. The maximum speed on a motorway is 100 mph. – false (70 mph)

    18. Hitchhiking is illegal in England, but not Scotland. – false (okay in both)

    19. A black cab is cheaper than a radio taxi. – false

    20. You can have 7 people in a black cab. – false (5)

    21. If you ask a policeman for directions, you should give him a small tip. – false

    22. BMW, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Lotus, Aston Martin and Rover are all British. – true

    23. However, they are all owned by foreign companies. – true

    24. You can drink 3 pints of beer and drive – false

  3. Laura says:

    Thanks so much!
    I’m going to use it in my class tomorrow 😊

  4. Sarah says:

    Looks like fun – thanks!

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