Washington State Driver's Ed Final

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Advantage Driving School's study guide.

The main goal of traffic safety education is to...

...develop drivers who will be capable and responsible.

Traffic safety education gives you basic knowledge and skills. In addition, to be a good driver, one needs...

...experience.

Driving is a social task because...

...drivers must interact with other people.

Broken White Center Line

One-way traffic flow.

Yellow Round Sign

Train crossing ahead.

Broken Yellow Line

Passing is allowed on a two-lane road.

Red "X"

Lane closed.

The general meaning of a traffic sign can be identified by its...

...shape.

Flashing Red Light

Same as stop sign.

Double Yellow Line

No passing in either direction.

Diamond-Shaped Yellow Sign w/ Black Markings

Warn of hazards ahead.

Pennant-Shaped Sign

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 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 are exerting full braking power; without traction loss, that is, without locking the wheels.

Before moving a car in reverse (R), safe drivers...

...check to see the area behind the vehicle is clear.

When turning a corner, the right time to gently accelerate is...

...when your sightline to target area (travel path) is visible again.

You should begin a right turn at an intersection when...

...sightline and travel path are open.

When waiting to make an unprotected left turn a ____ _____ _____ is required.

left green arrow

If it is necessary to reduce speed to maintain control during a turning maneuver, you should slow your vehicle...

...before entering the turn.

The three main factors that affect the way a car performs in a curve.

One, sightline. Two, another curve bank. Three, speed.

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 towards you, the best type of turnabout would be...

...using a driveway on the right side of the road.

In Washington, you may only 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 with within half a 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 is to...

...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.

When parking downhill on the right shoulder where there is no curb you should...

...turn the front wheels so that 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 within ______ inches of the curb.

twelve

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 lefal 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 of traffic, you should be in the ____ lane.

left

Slowing down on the freeway as you approach an exit could...

...make cars behind 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 chief concern about the driver of that car should be...

...whether the driver might suddenly stop or slow down.

If you want to exit a weave lane and another car is exiting the freeway even with or ahead of you, you should...

...yield 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 or passing lane.

Before changing lanes the most important thing you should do is...

...make sure the space area is open.

You are 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 your vehicle to the left to create a space for the driver provided the space to the left is open.

If you keep being passed on the right on a freeway while driving at the speed limit, you should...

...safetly move to the right lane.

When signs indicate, yielding the right-of-way to traffic on the freeway...

...is required by law for entering the freeway.

The best action when leaving a 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 speed...

...immediately upon entering the exit ramp.

If you are driving through a city on a multi-lane freeway and 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.

What is first affected by alcohol?

The reasoning process.

The drinking driver may show...

...overconfidence, risk taking desires, and decreased judgement.

What best describes an effect of alcohol on driver performance?

Reduced ability to respond quickly.

What is the most likely affect of marijuana on driving ability?

Time and space judgements may be distorted.

While under the influence of marijuana, a driver is likely to...

...drive at slower speeds.

According to Washington law, a person under 21 is considered to be under the influence of alcohol when the BAC reaches...

... 0.02%.

When people drink alcoholic beverages...

...their judgement is affected before their coordination.

As a driver's inhibitions are lowered because of drinking, driving speed usually increases. This is because...

...the driver's ability to evaluate goes down.

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 judgement, 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 gettin ginvolved in emergency driving situations is to...

...contintually 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 drivers 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 avoaid a crace, a driver can best lessen the force of impace by steering their car at...

...a heavy growth or 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 you are driving, the correct action to take first is...

...look through the opening of the hood.

If you are forced off the paved road and 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 bels will...

...lower the chance of serious injury in an accident.

The best way to prevent sidding 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 tailgates 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 irregular 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 from different steers the...

...driver on the left shall yield to the vehicle on the right.

Whenever you approach a yield 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, two-way 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.

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