Which one of the following is most likely to cause an emergency situation? Which one of the following is most likely to cause an emergency situation?

  • A. Practicing skids on a quiet road

  • B. Towing a trailer

  • C. Driving defensively

  • D. Not using your full beam headlights when driving in rural areas at night

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    The correct answer is A
     
    Correct. If you want to learn car control when drifting or skidding, this should only be done on a track. While towing a trailer and only using dipped headlights where there are no street lights does increase risk, it's not inherently risky, and you can drive to the conditions by slowing down.
     
 
 
 

Reckless driving

aftermath of a car crash

Reckless driving is driving without consideration for other road users or yourself. A number of driving practices can be considered reckless driving:

Reckless driving and endangering other road users is a serious traffic offence. It is often punishable by fines and licence suspension. In some cases, if it causes an accident or injury, a prison sentence is mandatory.

A conviction for reckless driving can affect a driver's ability to get insurance and get certain types of work.