Drivers Ed (M8)

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One method for reducing glare at night is _____.

clean your windshield

Hydroplaning _____.

results in loss of braking, results in loss of steering, and is caused by a buildup of water between the tires and road surface

The use of cruise control can help control a vehicle in snow.

False

If a driver is blinded by the lights of an oncoming vehicle, he/she should _____.

glance briefly ahead, look to the right, and reduce speed

Approximately _____ % of our driving clues depend on vision.

90%

Overdriving your headlights means _____.

you cannot stop in the distance illuminated by your headlights

A wet roadway is most slippery _____.

when the rain first begins

When driving at night with low beam headlights, the maximum safe speed is _____.

45

Bridges freeze before road surfaces

True

In fog, you should use _____.

low beam lights

Dirty headlights can reduce visibility up to 90%.

True

If you suffer from night blindness _____.

you should not drive at night

Virginia law requires the use of headlights whenever the windshield wipers are in use.

True

The use of the air conditioner will help defog interior windows.

True

Nearly _____ of all flash flood fatalities are vehicle related.

1/2

Kitty litter can help the tires gain traction on slick surfaces.

true

A driver can lose control of a vehicle in 6 inches of water.

true

The recommended antifreeze/water mixture is _____.

50/50

Removing the radiator cap is advisable as it will help release steam and cool an overheated engine quicker.

false

When driving into a headwind, you may need to _____.

accelerate

Dust or sand storms _____.

can reduce visibility to 1/2 mile or less, strike with little warning, and often damage oil and air filters

To dry wet brakes, you should _____.

brake gently using your left foot while accelerating with your right foot

Hydroplaning occurs when _____.

a film of water builds up between the road surface and the vehicles tires

Bridges and overpasses can be even more hazardous during cold weather because _____.

these surfaces freeze before other road surfaces

Buffeting results from _____.

high winds

When driving through water, stay close to the shoulder.

false

As more streets and parking lots are built, flooding problems will increase.

true

Before starting a vehicle in snow, check to be sure the exhaust system is clear.

true

Two feet of water will carry away most vehicles.

true

Tire pressure increases as the tires get hot.

true

A danger of driving through deep water is _____.

the roadbed may be washed away and your vehicle may stall

When driving an airbag equipped vehicle, _____.

your hands should be on the lower half of the steering wheel, the steering wheel should be tilted toward the chest, and you should sit at least 10 inches from the steering wheel

Air bags deploy at speeds up to _____.

200mph

Virginia law requires _____.

all persons less than 16 to wear a safety belt AND all front seat occupants to wear a safety belt

When you ride in a moving object, your speed _____.

is equal to the speed of the moving object

The head restraint should be adjusted to just above the ears

True

If an infant must ride in the front seat, the air bag should be turned off

True

Pregnant women should not wear safety belts.

False

If your vehicle has air bags, you do not need to use safety belts

False

The safest place for children is in the back seat

True

In the year 2000, _____ % of the teens killed in motor vehicle related crashes were not wearing a safety belt

60%

An airbag _____.

inflates if the collision impact speed is at least 9 mph, distributes the force of impact more evenly across the body, AND automatically inflates in frontal crashes

The lap belt should be worn _____.

Across the hips

New vehicles now may be equipped with side air bags

True

Crash attenuators _____.

are sand or liquid filled drums and they spread the force of impact when hit

Extruder terminals _____.

reduce hazards at guardrail ends

ABS _____.

allows the vehicle to be steered while applying maximum braking effort

Median barriers _____.

reduce head-on collisions

Rumble strips _____.

alert inattentive drivers

Electronic Stability Program _____.

activates when vehicle is not going in the direction it is being steered

Traction Control _____.

activates brake sensors, which don't allow the wheels to spin

Breakaway posts _____.

make impact with signs less forceful

Suspension Control _____.

adjusts vehicle balance

Message signs _____.

are used to warn drivers of dangers ahead and may provide drivers with inclement weather information

Sudden acceleration causes vehicle weight transfer _____.

to the rear

Loss of front wheel traction is called _____.

understeer

In skid control, it is critical that the driver _____.

look where they want the vehicle to go and steer in the intended path of trave

In vehicles without ABS, a quick jab of the brakes may help control front wheel traction loss.

true

A good technique to minimize understeer is to slow down before entering a curve or turn.

true

A driver's first indication of traction loss comes from _____.

motion based sensory imput

Suddenly steering to the right will result in _____.

weight transfer to the left

Traction control systems are most helpful in front wheel loss of traction.

false

Which of the following will affect traction?

surface materials, surface conditions, and weather conditions

Loss of rear wheel traction is called _____.

oversteer

Slight acceleration is helpful in an oversteer situation.

true

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