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Before you get behind the wheel

Insurance

A necessary requirement for all vehicles to be properly registered through the DMV

Good Condition

A car in this state insures safety before driving

8 and 4

Position hands should be placed at on steering wheel

Fingers/Thumbs

Steering wheel should be held with ______.

Uninsured

Vehicles without insurance (motorist are subject to a fee of $500)

Safety Belt

Doubles the chance of survival in a crash

8

The age of which a child must properly be secured in a safety belt,safety seat or a booster seat.

10

Distance in inches between steering wheel and driver.

12

Children under this age must ride in back seat.

90

Percentage of info about the road and surrounding area gathered through the eyes

20-30

Seconds a driver should scan straight ahead and from side to side

Identifying Conditions

Traffic, Weather, C onstruction, Vehicles, Speed, Pedestrians etc.

10

Intervals in seconds a driver should check the rear view mirror

Blind Spots

Areas that cannot be seen with mirrors

Space Cushion

Distance between your car and the car in front of you in order to increase safety and vision

Maintain Speed

When being passed by another vehicle

Prohibited Passing

Hills, Curves, No Passing Zones, Intersections, RR, Off Shoulder, School Buses when Red lights are flashing

Headlights

Required from sunset to sunrise and when wipers are necessary. (VA law)

200

distance in feet between your vehicle and another vehicle where low beams must be used.

500

dstance in feet between your vehicle and another vehicle where high beams should not be used

Bridges

Freezes before roads when driving in snow

50-100

distance in feet in which turn signal should to turned on

Aggressive Driving

Dangerous driving behavior

Distractions

CD/Music, Food, Traffic, Phones, Passengers etc.

.08

Blood Alcohol Count limit for drivers over 21

.02

Blood Alcohol Count limit for drivers under 21

Zero Tolerance

NO ALCOHOL for under 21

Implied Consent

Agreement to be chemically tested if pulled over for DUI stop

1

Drinks it takes to affect driving ability

7

Times more likely of getting into a vehicle crash after drinking

Must Stop

Cross Walks, School Bus with Flashing Lights, Flaggers, Blind Persons crossing

Distance

Reaction/Braking are affected by weather, visibility and mental condition

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