Driver's Ed Vocab

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median strip

an area that separates two-way traffic on a divided, multilane highway

multilane

a roadway with four or more lanes of traffic

vaper lock

a condition in which fuel in gaseous form prevents the engine from starting

intersections

passing is illegal within the last 100 feet before.....

sight distance

how fair you can see ahead, becomes shorter as you reach a hilltop

advisory speed

the maximum safe speed on a curve is given on an ..... ..... sign

pull out area

a place on a mountain roadway wehre slower moving vehicles can pull over

slow moving

an orange, triangular sign at the rear identifies a...... ..... vehicle

visual search

the process of searching or scanning critical areas is an orderly .... ..... pattern

right lane

many states require drivers to stay in this lane for normal driving on multilane highways

flash flood

a sudden rush of water, caused by heavy rain, that can wash out roadways

switchback

curve on mountain roadway that zigzags with a series of sharp turns

impact

the force with which one moving object hit another object

gravity

the force that pulls all objects to the earth

reaction

how far you vehicle travels during the time it takes you to act is your ..... distance

energy of motion

the energy an object has as it moves is its ...... .... .....

preception

the distance your car travels during the time it takes you to identify, predict, and decide to slow for a hazard is your ..... distance

traction

friction that allows a vehicle's tires to grip the road

total stopping

the distance from the point you first see a hazard to the point where your vehicle stops is your ....... ....... distance

banked

a curve that is higher on the outside than it is on the inside is a .... curve

tread

tire ..... is the grooved surface of a tired that grips the road

perception time

the length of time it takes you to identify, predict, and decide to slow for a hazard

reaction time

the length of time you take to execute your action after you know a hazard will be a problem

braking time

the distance your vehicle travels from the time you apply the brake until the vehicle stops

friction

the force that keeps each tire from slipping on the road

restraint

a ..... device is used to hold a vehicle occupant in place during a collision

center of gravity

the point around which all of the object's weight is evenly balanced

controlled intersection

an intersection protected by a signal or sign

fresh light

a light that has just turned from red to green

gap

the distance between vehicles

uncontrolled intersection

intersection that has no signs or signals to regulate traffic

joining

turning into lanes of other traffic

protected left turn

a left turn when made on a green arrow

cross buck

large, white x -shaped sign beside a railroad crossing

right of way

the privilege of immediate use of the roadway

railroad crossing

a round, yellow sign is posted here

unprotected left turn

left turn made at an intersection with no turn light

yield

allowing another driver to proceed first

driving task

all the skilled actions a person must take to drive safely

predict

to judge where possible points of conflict may develop

van

a popular passenger vehicle larger than a car

financial

as a driver, you have ___ responsibility for any damage or injuries you cause

HTS

a complex system involving people, machines, and roadways (abbreviation)

wheel

as a driver you will use the steering __ to help you execute your decisions

roadway users

people who use the HTS for walking, driving, or riding

execute

to maneuver a vehicle to avoid possible conflicts

IPDE

the organized visual-thinking doing which helps you drive is the is the ____ Process

crash

another word for collision

defensive driving

protecting yourself and others from dangerous and unexpected driving situations

identify

to locate potential hazards in the ongoing driving scene

stop

a red traffic light's message

truck

a vehicle that is often used to deliver packages

driver error

the main cause of most collisions

collisions

occur when a vehicle hits another object

vehicle code

made up driving laws passed by federal and state legislatures

go

a green traffic light's message

fuel

all drivers are responsible for using ____ efficient driving habits

decide

to determine when, where, and how to take actions to avoid conflicts

bus

a large passenger vehicle you might ride one to school

aim high

looking ahead 12-15 seconds into your target area as you drive

compromise space

giving as much space as possible to the greater of two hazards

space cushion

the area around your vehicle

separate

_____ hazards by adjusting speed to handle one hazard at a time

minimize

____ a hazard by putting more space between yourself and the hazard

area

the target ____ range is the first searching range

pattern

use an orderly visual search ____ to search critical areas in a regular sequence

sight

____ distance is the distance you can see ahead

execute

you ____ a decision in order to avoid conflict

turn

3-5 seconds before making any change in directions, communicate your intentions with _____ - signal lights

identify

the step in the IPDE Process when you recognize a possible hazard is ____

path

three searching ranges need to be evaluated in your ____ of travel

zones

the six areas around your vehicle are called ____

travel

your path of ____ is directed toward your target area

decide

to choose to change speed or direction or to communicate to others to avoid a traffic is to ____

IPDE

the ____ process is an organized system of seeing, thinking, and responding

ABS

antilock braking system (abbreviation)

cushion

your space ___ is all the space around your car

scan

you are looking and seeing as you ___ but not staring

traction

the gripping power between a vehicle's tires and a roadway surface is called ____

search

in order to keep alert to conditions in your zones, you need to ____ three ranges

safe

a ____ path of travel is free of hazards and conflicts

predict

to determine where possible points of conflict might occur is to ____

ground

____ viewing is making quick glances to the roadway in front of your vehicle

visual

an orderly ____ search pattern is a process of searching critical areas in a regular sequence

field

your ____ of vision is all the area you can see around you while looking straight ahead

open

if you can drive without restriction to your line of sight or to your intended path of travel, the zone is ____

path

the 4-6 second range is where you get the final update of how you are controlling you intended _________ of travel

low beam headlights

use these to protect yourself when driving just before sunrise and after sunset

high beam headlights

using these in snow, heavy rain, or fag causes more light to reflect back into your eyes and you will see less

rocking the vehicle

when your vehicle is stuck in deep snow, mud, or sand, you can usually loosen the wheels by doing this

time and space

anytime your visibility is reduced, you need more of this

skid

sudden, hard braking and accelerating can produce this

night

not only do you see less during this, but you are tired and some other drivers might have been drinking

glare

bright sunlight in the early morning or late afternoon can create __________ problems for you and other drivers

adverse weather

a driver must reduce speed and adjust to changing conditions during this

antilock braking

scientists have developed this system to help drivers maintain control of their vehicles

overdriving

_________ headlights means driving at a speed that makes your stopping distance longer than the distance lighted by your headlights

rain-slick

___ roads affect more drivers than any other reduced-traction condition

hydroplaning

vehicle tires riding on the surface of the water rather than gripping the road is known as ____

locked wheels

these provide no steering control

tire chains

use snow tires or these to improve traction on snow or ice-covered roads

controlled

the technique of applying your brakes to slow or stop quickly without locking your wheels is called _____ braking

smith system

1) aim high in steering 2)get the big picture 3) leave yourself an out 4) make sure others see you 5) keep your eyes moving

the sweeping glance

checking traffic ahead 1) check inside rearview mirror 2) check side mirrors, put on turn signal 3) check blindspot

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