← Drivers ed Bremerton, Washington Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All The main goal to traffic safety education is to.. develop drivers who will be capable and responsible. Traffic safety education gives you a basic knowledge and skills. In addition, to be a good driver one needs.. experience. Driving is called a social task because drivers must.. interact with other people. A broken white center line on a street indicates.. a one way traffic flow. A yellow round sign means.. a train crossing ahead. Passing is allowed on a two-lane road marked with a.. broken yellow line. A red "x" above a lane means.. the lane is closed. The general meaning of a traffic sign can first be identified by its.. shape. The response to a flashing red light is the same as to a.. stop sign with no other controls. A double yellow line down the center of a two way road indicates.. no passing in either direction. The purpose of a diamond-shaped yellow sign with black markings is to.. warn of hazards ahead. A pennant-shaped sign means.. no passing zone. After starting the engine, but before shifting to drive you should.. keep your foot on the brake pedal. When backing the correct steering is to.. steer in the same direction as you would be going forward. You should release the parking brake.. after starting the engine and shifting to proper gear. You reach threshold braking in your car's braking system when.. your brakes a exerting full braking power: without traction loss, that is whitout locking the wheels. Before moving the car in reverse(R), safe drivers.. check to see that the area behind the vehicle is clear. When turning a corner, the right time to genly accelerate is.. when your sightline to target area (travel path) is visible agin. You should begun a right turn at an intersection.. when sightline and travel path are open. When waiting to make an unprotected left turn in heavy traffic the best position to take is to have your.. car wheels straight while close to (but outside) the intersection. In order to make a protected left turn.. a left green arrow is required. If it is necessary to reduce speed to maintain control during a turning maneuver, you should slow your vehicle.. before entering the turn. Three main factors affect the way a car performs in a curve. One is how good is the sightline. Another is curve bank. The third factor is.. the speed of the car. If a curve requires reduced speed, you should slow down.. before entering the curve. If you turn your car around on a narrow street and most of the traffic is coming toward you, the best type of turnabout would be.. using a driveway on the right side of the road. In Washington, you may make a right turn on red when the intersection is clear.. only when no sign prohibits it. You plan to make a left turn at an intersection on a green light. Oncoming traffic is whithin 1/2 block. You should decide to.. stop behind the crosswalk and prepare for a gap in traffic. Based on Washington law, the reduced risk position to take when waiting to make an unprotected left turn in heavy traffic.. remain behind the crosswalk until a gap appears. A left turn can be made on red if.. the cross street is a one-way street to the left. When you are planning to cross or turn at an intersection do not enter.. unless complete passage through is available. If the approach and the beginning of a turn have been executed correctly, you can.. speed up gently coming out of the turn. Whehn parking downhill on the right shoulder where there is no curb you should.. turn the front wheels so they point to the side of the road, that is, to the right. In Washington State, when you are parallel parking, your car should be..of the curb. within 12 inches The strategy of maintaining a space area can be considered as.. a way of driving defensively. After parking on an upgrade with a curb, your front wheels should be.. turned sharply away from the curb. The main value of making a visual check to the left or right before changing lanes is that.. it covers areas not visible in the mirrors. Before changing lanes, the most important thing you should do is.. make sure the area and travel path is open. A turn can be made from other than a far left or far right legal lane.. when traffic signs and pavement markings indicate it. If you are driving a little faster than the average flow of traffic on a freeway which has three lanes for each direction you should be in the.. left lane. Slowing down on the freeway as you approach an exit could.. make cars behind you slow down dangerously or hit you. In the acceleration lane of the freeway in order to locate a gap in which to merge you should.. use a series of quick glances. As you follow another car into the acceleration lane, your cheif concern about the driver of that car should be.. whether the driver might suddenly stop or slow down. If you want to exit at a weave lane and another car is entering ahead of you, you should.. drop in behind the entering car if you are behind the car. If you want to enter a freeway at a weave lane and another car is exiting the freeway even with or ahead of you.. yeild to the exiting car. When approaching areas on freeways where other vehicles are entering, a driver can reduce risk and help the traffic flow by.. moving to the middle of the passing lane. Before changing lanes the most important thing you should do is.. make sure the space area is open. You are driving in the right lane on a freeway when you notice that a driver is approaching your lane from an on ramp. Your reduced risk action is to.. move to your left to create a space for the driver only if the space to the left is open. If you keep being passed on the right on a freeway while driving the speed limit you should.. safely move to the right lane. ..is required by law for entering the freeway When signs indiacte, yeilding the right of way to traffic on the freeway.. The best action when leaving the freeway is to.. keep freeway speed until you are on the exit ramp. You are preparing to exit from a freeway. You should start reducing your speed.. immediately upon entering the exit ramp. If you are driving through a city on a multi-lane freeway and are not intending to exit; to reduce risk you should drive in the.. center lane. In congested and close city traffic, it is best to.. drive at the speed of other traffic. The drug alcohol is.. a depressant. The only sure way to sober up after drinking alcohol is to.. allow time for the body to get rid of alcohol. ..makes a big difference in the effects of drugs. The amount of food in the stomach.. Chemical testing for intoxication-blood alochol content is.. accurate and reliable. ..is first affected by drinking. The reasoning process.. The drinking driver may show.. overconfidence, risk taking desires, and decreased judgment. ..best describes an effect of alcohol on driver performence. Reduced ability to respond quickly.. The most likely effect of marijuana on driving ability is that.. time and space judgments may be distorted. While under the influence of marijuana, a driver is likely to.. drive at slower speeds. The best way to determine whether a person is under the influence of alcohol is to.. take a test of his/her blood or breath. The percentage of alcohol in the blood resulting from one drink varies with the.. weight of a person. ..are involved in alcohol-related fatal traffic crashes at higher rate than others. Young drivers.. According to Washington law, a person under 21 is considered to be under the influence of alcohol when the blood alcohol level reaches or exceeds.. 0.02% When people drink alcoholic beverages their.. judgment is affected before their coordination. A driver will be strongly affected by drinking.. on an empty stomach. As a driver's inhibitions are lowered because of drinking, driving speeds usually increases. This is because.. the driver's ability to evaluate goes down. The best advice to give to a social drinker whom you think might drive is to let.. a non-drinking driver drive. Of all human faults which contribute to accidents, the one which causes the most accidents is.. wrong attitudes. One of the most effective ways to offset driver fatigue is to.. pull off the road, get out, and stretch. Among the most important of the abilities needed in driving are.. perceptual skills, good judgment, and motor skills. Watching for hazards in traffic depends most on.. scanning eyes quickly from place to place. The ability to handle dangerous traffic situations depends most on.. watching for hazards in advance. The best way to keep from getting involved in an emergency driving situations is to.. continually scan for hazards or changing areas. Sudden braking and swerving in traffic shows that the driver.. has not watched far enough ahead. The most effective way to reduce risks for everyone in traffic is to.. share the road and allow for errors of others. The most mature view about other drives is found in the statement.. I must prepare for whatever they do. If you have a flat tire in a tunnel or on a bridge.. drive out of the tunnel or off the bridge before changing the tire. If your brakes fail while you are on the roadway, the first thing you should do is.. pump your brakes a few times. When unable to avoid a crash, a driver can best lessen the force of impact by steering his car at a.. heavy growth of bushes. If your accelerator sticks.. shift to neutral, stop as quickly as possible, and shut off your engine. If the hood of your car should fly open while yo uare driving, the correct action to take first is to.. look through the opening under the hood. If yo uare forced off the paved road onto the shoulder, you should.. slow gradually and then turn sharply back onto the pavement when there is no oncoming traffic, The chief problem you have if your front wheels lock up when you are braking on a slick surface is.. you can't steer the car. Use of safety belts will.. lower the chance of serious injury in an accident. The best way to prevent skidding on wet or snowy roads is to.. steer and brake gradually. The best lane position for your car when driving on a two-lane street, which is lined with parked cars is.. lane position two. When nearing the top of a hill on a narrow road you should.. use lane position three. The most serious loss for a driver who tellgates is.. seeing the full traffic picture. You are traveling 30 mph on a gravel road. the action you should take if you come upon an irregulare or rough surface is to.. reduce your speed. When coming to an intersection the question the driver should answer is.. are there any traffic controls? Traffic laws are made primarily to.. keep order and safety on the highways. When two vehicles arrive at an uncontrolled intersection fron different streets the.. driver on the left shall yeild to the vehicle on the right. Whenever you approach a yeild sign at an intersection, you should.. stop, if vehicles are approaching the intersection. When driving on country roads, you should.. adjust to changing conditions. When a school bus with red lights flashing stops on a two-lane highway, Washington law requires that.. all traffic in both directions must stop. Lights must be on.. from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise. If you are involved in an accident involving injury to one or more persons, you should first.. secure the accident scene, and assist the injured.