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1. Using the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you learn in driver education ______________________.

A. lowers your chances of being involved in a costly accident
B. lowers your chances of being involved in an injurious or deadly accident
C. reduces the costs of law enforcement, property replacement, and results in a much more pleasant driving

2. What is one of the top 5 causes of accidents in the U.S. ?

Failure to yield the right-of-way to other drivers.

The golden rule of driving is

to treat other drivers the way you want to be treated.

A vehicle is capable of causing extensive property damage, injury, and death. You should operate your vehicle with extreme caution, because it is like handling __________.

B. a loaded gun

Driving in California is ________?

A. A privilege granted by the state.

A stop sign means that you ____________________________.

C. always stop fully behind the limit line, crosswalk, or at the corner.

Parking and driving safely are two different functions.

B. False

Yield means ______.

B. to let other drivers, pedestrians, and bicycles have the right-of-way before you proceed.

The main purpose of driver education is to help you learn the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for greater safety both as an operator of an automobile and as a pedestrian.

A. True

Your emotional state influences your ability to concentrate, stay alert, be courteous, think clearly and rapidly, contain anger and aggressiveness, and control tendencies to "show off."

True

Drivers under 18 are ______ times more likely to have a fatal accident than the average driver.

2.5

If you are under severe tension, emotionally distressed (e.g., depressed, angry or upset), or otherwise preoccupied with your emotions, thoughts or personal problems, it is advised that you _______________________.

not drive

The five abilities required for being a safe driver are:

search, identify, predict, decide, and execute.

You can avoid situations leading to road rage by:

not cutting off other drivers.
not driving slowly in the left (fast) lane.
not tailgating.

When traveling at 55mph, how many feet do you need to stop?

500 ft.

There are a number of traits which are dangerous while driving, and they include:

aggressiveness, egotism, emotional instability, inattentiveness, exhibition, and irresponsibility.

____________ are the leading cause for death among teenagers and teenagers have __________the rate of these than adults.

Traffic accidents,2 times.

What should you do if you find yourself in a situation with an aggressive driver?

Avoid making eye contact.

Which is not a result of poor peripheral vision ?

Driving further from parked cars.

In order to keep a vehicle in a turn without allowing centrifugal force to pull the car out, what should you not do?

Accelerate while turning.

What is the best protection against injury if you have an accident?

Your seatbelt

If you are parking facing downhill, you should always turn your front wheels _______the curb or side of the road.

Towards

Gravity __________ your kinetic energy when you are driving uphill and __________it when you are driving downhill.

decreases, increases

What is the purpose of barrels filled with sand in front of an abutment (such as a support for a highway over pass)?

To reduce the force of impact on your vehicle by allowing your vehicle to travel farther than if it hit the abutment directly.

When should you always engage your parking brake?

When parking on an incline.

The force of a moving object is called momentum. The momentum of an object is proportional to its weight and speed. The more momentum it has, the more force it has. So if there were two cars, both the same model, and one of the cars was traveling 30 mph faster than the other, which car has more force?

The faster car

The force of a vehicle increases as its momentum increases.

True

Friction is_________ if your tires are over-inflated or are worn smooth. This makes it ______for you to stop you vehicle.

decreased, harder

Road surface changes due to: (a) ice, (b) rain, (c) snow, (d) oil and diesel fuel buildup, or (e) sand or dirt will reduce the traction of your tires. This does not affect the control of your vehicle.

False

A sign with a red circle with a red line through is used to denote ________________.

That something is not permitted

When can a right turn be made on a solid red light?

After you have yielded to all traffic
After you have yielded to all pedestrians
If a NO TURN ON RED sign is not posted

When encountering a blacked-out traffic signal, obey the rules of a stop sign controlled intersection.

True

A yellow diamond is used exclusively for..

warning

A equilateral Triangle facing down is used exclusively for

yeild

When a solid and a broken yellow line are together, you must not pass if you are next to the solid line.

True

You may cross over either a single solid yellow line or double solid yellow lines to make a left turn at an intersection, to enter or exit a road or a driveway, or to make a U-turn, if it can be made safely and is not otherwise prohibited.

True

If there are two yellow lines dividing lanes of traffic, and the line closest to your lane is broken, _________________________________.

You may cross over it to pass vehicles ahead, if it is safe to do so.

A carpool lane will be marked with a ____ symbol?

diamond

If you are unable to pass through an intersection before the light changes to red, what should you do?

Not enter the intersection

A flashing red light at an intersection means:

Stop before entering

White lines parallel to the road separate two or more lanes going in the______________.

Same direction

Which is not a consequence of using a false name or knowingly making false statements on your license application?

You will have to submit a change of information form.

What is a provisional license?

A driver's license issued to someone under 18 years of age

Your vehicle registration card must be carried in the vehicle whenever you are driving.

True

For persons ages under 20, a conviction for using alcohol or a controlled substance results in the court ordering DMV to suspend your license for __________.

1 year

What is the youngest age a minor can apply for a instructional permit?

15

The parent or guardian who signed the application for a provisional license may request to have the license canceled at any time and for any reason.

True

Within the first twelve months, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, a licensed driver 25 years of age or older, or a licensed or certified driving instructor, provisional licensees cannot transport passengers under age _____.

20

If you purchase or obtain a vehicle from someone else, you are responsible for transferring ownership of the vehicle to your name with the DMV within how many days of the purchase?

10

Within the first 12 months, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, a licensed driver 25 years of age or older, or a licensed or certified driving instructor, provisional licensees cannot drive between 11 P.M. and _______.

5 am

Which is not a reason for a court to suspend or delay your license?

Receiving 2 points within 6 months

What are the penalties for driving without a license or with a suspended or revoked license?

Jail time
Substantial fees
Impoundment of the vehicle being driven

How many hours of supervised driving practice must a provisional license applicant receive prior to receiving a provisional license?

50

How many months must a minor(under 18) hold an instructional Permit before taking a drive test?

6

If you make a serious driving error on the driving test, you will be automatically disqualified.

True

How many hours of supervised driving practice are required to be at night?

10

Within how many days should you notify the DMV of an address change?

10

What is the consequence for failure to appear in court (FTA) or failure to pay fees or fines (FTP)?

Your license will be suspended

How often is it advised to have comprehensive maintenance work done for your vehicle?

At least twice a year

Which three gauges or indicators are the most important to be aware of?

Coolant temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, and battery voltage gauge

Which is not a myth concerning safety belts?

Hundreds of thousands of injuries have been prevented because of safety belt use.

If there is a child sitting in the front seat of a car installed with air bags, it is advised that the air bag feature be turned off for the child or the child be placed in the back seat.

True

If a child weighs __ pounds or less, or is 6 years old or under, then they must be placed in an approved child safety seat.

60

It is against the law to drive without wearing your seatbelt.

True

When the temperature or "boil" light is on or the gauge moves into the red, what is the proper response?

To pull over and turn the engine off so it can cool down.

To ensure your safety while driving and from having your vehicle stolen, it is advised you always have your car doors locked. What percentage of stolen vehicles is attributed to having unlocked doors?

80%

You must: (a) dim your high beams for oncoming vehicles by the time they are within _____ feet of your vehicle, and (b) dim your high beams when the vehicle you are following is within _____ feet.

500, 300

What is it advised you do if it is either very cloudy, raining, foggy or snowing?

Turn on your headlights

If you do not have enough light to see 1000 feet in front of you, what should you do?

Turn on your headlights

Which is not a step to prevent your car from being stolen?

Park in areas that are not traveled much.

If there is a child sitting in the front seat of a car installed with air bags, it is advised that the air bag feature be turned off for the child or the child be placed in the back seat.

True

You should use your horn ________________________.

only to help avoid an accident.

What is not a consequence of either over or under-inflated tires?

Greater handling

When entering the lane of an oncoming vehicle in order to pass, you will need at least how many feet to pass safely?

1600 ft

Unless posted otherwise, what is the speed limit when passing a school building or school grounds when children are present?

25mph

When entering a bicycle lane to make a right turn, within how many feet must you enter the lane before making the turn?

200 ft

When exiting a freeway, you should signal your intention to exit for approximately how many seconds?

5 seconds

When a car driving uphill on a one lane road comes across another vehicle going downhill, who should back up?

The car going downhill should back up because the car going uphill has the right of way

You should change lanes only when there is sufficient space between vehicles in the next lane and by allowing a gap of at least how many seconds?

4

In general, you should pass a vehicle or bicycle going in your direction on the right.

False

When turning, you should signal during the last _________ feet before the turn.

100

When driving slower than the rest of the traffic, in which lane should you be driving?

right lane

A visual lead of ________ seconds or 1 city block is appropriate when driving in traffic in urban areas.

10-15

It is against the law to pass when your view of the road ahead is obstructed and when you are within _____ feet of a bridge, viaduct, or tunnel.

100

Unless posted otherwise, what is the speed limit in any business or residential district ?

25 mph

If you are driving slower on a two lane road and _____ or more cars are following you, you must pull to the side and let them pass.

5

No matter what sort of emergency situation you are experiencing, what should you never do?

Turn your ignition off while your vehicle is still moving

The number one rule for driving in bad weather is:

Slow down

What are the consequences of not stopping if you are involved in an accident?

A fine of up to $10,000 and a minimum of one year jail time.

Most accidents in urban areas occur where?

parking areas

If you must drive in the fog, then slow down and turn your ______ beam headlights on (and fog lights, if you have them).

low beams

In order to avoid hazards on the road, it is advised to take in the whole scene around you and look at least _______ seconds down the road. This is about a one block when driving in the city and a quarter of a mile on the highway.

12 to 15

Your license will be suspended for failing, refusing, or neglecting to report an accident in which there is more than ________ worth of property damage, an injury, or a death.

750

You drive defensively when you:

Leave yourself an out

If your tire was to blow out while driving:

Hold the steering wheel firmly, and ease up on the gas.

If a vehicle is approaching you head on when you are in the proper lane,

Pull to the right

Which is not a step to perform if your gas pedal gets stuck?

Apply the brakes before shifting into neutral

It is advised to use the ___ rule, which allows enough space between your vehicle and other vehicles in traffic.

3 second

What can happen if you dump or abandon an animal by the roadside?

You can receive a fine of up to $1,000, or be confined in a county jail for up to six months, or both.

If there are oncoming cars to the left of you and a child on a bike to the right, what is the correct action to take?

Give the child a lot of room to your side, which may mean moving closer to the oncoming vehicles.

If another vehicle is tailgating you, what should you do?

Tap your brakes lightly to warn the vehicle.

You must turn your headlights on ____ minutes after sunset and leave them on until ______minutes before sunrise.

30

The minimum amount your insurance must cover per accident is:

$15,000 for a single death or injury.
$30,000 for death or injury to more than one person.
$5,000 for property damage.

Which is not a step for bicyclists to prevent accidents?

Ride against traffic so as to be able to see oncoming traffic.

The same rules apply to trolley and light rail crossings that apply to train crossings.

True

All individuals on a motorcycle are required by law to wear a helmet which is approved by the CHP, fits snugly, and is tightly fastened.

True

When you encounter an emergency vehicle with flashing lights and a siren, What must you do?

Pull as close to the right edge of the road as possible and stop until the emergency vehicle(s) has passed.

What are the consequences if you fail to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights?

You may be fined up to $1,000 and your license can be suspended for a period of 1 year.

When passing a trolley, you must pass from what side?

The right side

It is against the law to follow within _____ feet of any emergency vehicle which is answering an emergency call.

300

If a road does not have a bicycle lane, where must a bicyclist ride their bicycle?

On the road

You should allow a ____ second or more following distance when you are driving behind a motorcyclist.

4

If there is no sidewalk, a pedestrian should do what?

Walk on the roadway facing the oncoming traffic at a safe distance from the traffic.

When following large vehicles that block your view of the road ahead, give yourself a ____ second or more cushion of space in front of your vehicle.

4

If you accidentally kill or injure an animal, what should you not do?

Try to move the animal to the side of the road if it is injured.

Failure to stop at a railroad crossing when required to do so can result in a _____ month license suspension.

6

The court will also order a _____ suspension of your driving privilege if you are under 21 years of age and are convicted of a drug related offense.

One year

If a law enforcement officer suspects that you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the officer can require that you take a blood or urine test. What may happen if you refuse?

Persons refusing these tests will be subject to license suspensions and revocations

The only thing that will affect the time it takes to sober up a person is ______.

Time, body weight, the amount of food they have consumed and the number of drinks they had

First offenders may be jailed for at least 48 hours, can be fined up to $1,000 dollars, restricted to driving to and from work or to and from an alcohol treatment program, ordered by the court to attend either a three month or six month alcohol treatment program, required to file proof of insurance with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and required to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed on his or her vehicle. In total, these fines and fees can exceed $5,000.

True

All the laws which apply to drinking and driving apply to taking drugs and driving.

True

Alcohol is involved in about ____ of all fatal highway accidents.

40%

For drivers over the age of 21 (not operating a commercial vehicle), it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration that is ________ or more.

0.08%

The court may convict you of DUI in addition to the penalties imposed under the non-criminal "zero tolerance" law that makes it illegal for a person under 21 to drive with a BAC of ________. (This level is equal to one drink within a four hour time span in the BAC Charts)

0.01%

Which of the following is a penalty for receiving a DUI?

Mandatory jail time
Substantial fines and fees
Suspension or revocation of your driver license

_______ drink(s) within a 4 hour time span, regardless of height and weight, can get you a BAC of .01% .

1

While backing up you should always look over your shoulder to ensure a proper view of the environment behind you.

True

White lines on the roadway mean that traffic is traveling in the same direction as you.

True

Being overly cautious during a driving test is not good as it can result in stopping the normal flow of traffic. You should always make sure you proceed when it is your turn to do so.

True

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this Drivers Education course, you need to have reached 30 hours of course review time. Only after 30 hours have been reached will you be able to take the final exam and then, upon passing the final, receive your certificate of completion in the mail. If you do not reach 30 hours, you will not be able to take the final exam in order to receive your certificate of completion.

True

It is important to just look straight ahead as if in a tunnel, instead of scanning the environment around you while driving.

False

You may drive off of the paved roadway to pass another vehicle:

Under no circumstances

To avoid last minute moves, you should be looking down the road to where your vehicle will be in about ______________.

10 to 15 seconds

You just sold your vehicle. You must notify the DMV within ___ days.

5

A school bus ahead of you in your lane is stopped with red lights flashing. You should:

Stop as long as the red lights are flashing.

A white painted curb means:

Loading zone for passengers or mail only.

When parking your vehicle parallel to the curb on a level street.

Your wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb.

When you are merging onto the freeway, you should be driving:

At or near the same speed as the traffic on the freeway.

You may legally block an intersection:

Under no circumstances.

With a Class C drivers license a person may drive:

A 3-axle vehicle if the Gross Vehicle Weight is less than 6,000 pounds.

To turn left from a multilane one-way street onto a one-way street, you should start your turn from:

The lane closest to the left curb

You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 MPH. The traffic is traveling at 70 MPH. You may legally drive:

No faster than 65 mph.

f you plan to pass another vehicle, you should:

Not assume the other driver will make space for you to return to your lane.

You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 mph. Most of the other vehicles are driving 70 mph or faster. You may legally drive:

No faster than 65 mph.

Which of these vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?

Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards.

You are driving on a one-way street. You may turn left onto another one-way street only if:

Traffic on the street moves to the left.

You see a flashing yellow traffic signal at an upcoming intersection. The flashing yellow light means:

Slow down and cross the intersection carefully.

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